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World Leaders Return to UN with Focus on Pandemic, Climate

World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which last year forced them to send video statements for the annual gathering.As the corona…

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UAE Central Bank Sees COVID-19 Increasing Money-laundering Risks

The United Arab Emirates central bank sees increased risks of illicit financial flows emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, including money-laundering and terrorism financing, it said in a report published on Sunday.The use of unlicensed money service p…

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French Minister in Mali to Thwart Hiring of Russian Mercenaries

France’s Armed Forces minister arrived in Mali on Sunday to pressure the military junta to end talks to bring Russian mercenaries into the country and push it to keep a promise to return the country to constitutional order in February.Diplomatic and se…

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