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World piracy plummets to 20-year low: Maritime watchdog

KUALA LUMPUR: Pirate attacks worldwide fell to a 20-year low in the third quarter, the International Maritime Bureau said Monday, as it credited anti-piracy efforts by authorities and the shipping industry. The IMB said in its latest quarterly report that 42 instances of piracy on the high seas were recorded in July-September. “With just 42… Read More »

Whaling watchdog concludes discordant meeting

PORTOROZ, Slovenia: The world’s whaling watchdog concluded a typically discordant meeting on Friday (Oct 28) with defeats for both the pro- and anti-whaling camps, and the organisation’s very purpose called into question. After a week marked by a classic standoff between whaling nations Japan, Norway and Iceland on the one hand and mainly Western and… Read More »

US watchdog slams Afghan anti-corruption body and former president

WASHINGTON: An Afghan anti-corruption body formed in 2008 has been ineffective, lacks independence and never verified the asset declaration forms of former President Hamid Karzai, the U.S. government’s top watchdog on Afghanistan said in a report published on Thursday. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) found that asset declaration forms submitted by Karzai… Read More »