Al-Qaeda Current Affairs, GK & News
On the eve of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the U.S. Department of State has designated Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’. Impact of Designation The designation is part of the US strategy to block the necessary resources for terrorists to plan and carry out attacks. Once designated all of ..
Topics: Al-Qaeda • Anti-Shi'ism • Executive Order 13224 • Hakimullah Mehsud • International sanctions • Islam • Paramilitary organizations • Pashtun people • Specially Designated Global Terrorist • Taliban • Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan • Terrorism
Mauritania, a country in Northwest Africa went to polls for the first time since the African nation gained independence from France nearly 60 years ago. Following the independence the country have mostly been ruled Non-elected military governments. Key Highlights of Elections President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (62), who seized power in a military coup in ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2019
In a major diplomatic victory for India, Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar was listed as a designated terrorist by the UN Security Council 1267 Committee on 1st May 2019 after China lifted its block on the move. The move will lead to sanctions on Azhar’s travel and his ability to secure finance for his group. Significantly, ..
The United Nation Security Council (UNSC) 1267 Committee designated Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” after China lifted its prolonged hold on proposal to blacklist him. The move is a huge diplomatic win for India. It is also a symbolic victory for India in relation to terrorism spreading from groups in Pakistan ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2019
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a French-drafted resolution which ordered countries worldwide to step up the fight against terrorism financing by ensuring they have laws that make it a serious crime to fund terrorist acts. UNSC Resolution This resolution is the first stand-alone measure dedicated specifically to counter the financing of ..