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UN lists 112 firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements

UN lists 112 firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements

The UN has released a list of 112 companies with activities in Israeli settlements, which are considered illegal under international law, including Airbnb, Expedia and TripAdvisor.

Israeli settlements in Palestine 'illegal'

Israeli settlements in Palestine 'illegal'

Members of the UN Security Council strongly opposed the US announcement that it no longer considers Israeli settlements to be a violation of international law.

Philippines says Chinese vessels in disputed waters illegal

Philippines says Chinese vessels in disputed waters illegal

The presence of more than 200 Chinese fishing boats near an island occupied by Manila in the disputed South China Sea is illegal and a clear violation of Philippine sovereignty ...

S Korea uncovers about $600 mn in illegal cryptocurrency trade

S Korea uncovers about $600 mn in illegal cryptocurrency trade

South Korea has uncovered illegal cryptocurrency foreign exchange trading worth nearly $600 million, a sign authorities are tightening the regulatory screws on the digital asset that many global policymakers ...

Chinese ban on ivory sales goes into effect

Chinese ban on ivory sales goes into effect

China's complete ban on ivory trade went into effect Sunday, officials said, a major step forward in Beijing's efforts to rein in what was once the world's largest market for illegal ivory.

Bangladesh to deport five Indians for betting on cricket

Bangladesh to deport five Indians for betting on cricket

Bangladesh police said Monday they would deport five Indians caught betting at a weekend cricket match as authorities crack down on illegal bookmaking in the lucrative domestic league.

Barcelona steps up fight against illegal tourist rentals

Barcelona steps up fight against illegal tourist rentals

Barcelona plans to hire dozens of new inspectors to crack down on illegal holiday rentals, as the Spanish tourism hub seeks to enforce a licensing regime for people using sites such as Airbnb to let out their property.

Amnesty over, 'illegal expatriates' await Saudi crackdown

Amnesty over, 'illegal expatriates' await Saudi crackdown

For four months, texts from the government pinged into every mobile phone in Saudi Arabia ordering ‘illegal expatriates’ to leave the kingdom before the end of an amnesty that expired in late July.

India tax hike could boost illegal bullion, jewellery sales

India tax hike could boost illegal bullion, jewellery sales

A hike in taxes on gold sales in India could stoke under-the-counter buying and drive up appetite for precious metal smuggled into the country, where millions of people store big chunks of their wealth in bullion ...

Vietnam destroys mass rhino horns and elephant ivory

Vietnam destroys mass rhino horns and elephant ivory

Vietnam destroyed nearly 2.2 tonnes of seized elephant ivory and 70 kg of rhino horns on Saturday, in one of its strongest moves yet to stop illegal wildlife trafficking.

Philippine mayor accused over drugs killed in jail

Philippine mayor accused over drugs killed in jail

A Philippine mayor President Rodrigo Duterte named as being involved in the illegal drug trade was shot dead in jail Saturday, police said, the second local official implicated in narcotics to be killed in two weeks.

Tanker carrying illegal Libya oil forced back to port

Tanker carrying illegal Libya oil forced back to port

An Indian-flagged tanker has been forced to return a shipment of oil smuggled out of Libya thanks to international intervention, according to the country's National Oil Corporation (NOC).