March 2019 – Air World Service Blog

  FATF Team Visits Pakistan


A delegation of the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) on money laundering—a regional affiliate of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)—visited Pakistan to assess if the country has made enough progress on global standards against financial crimes to warrant its exclusion from the watchdog’s grey list. Meetings took place between the FATF…

World Adopts Blueprint For A Sustainable Future


The world has pledged to protect the polluted, rapidly warming, degraded planet earth, and has laid the groundwork for a radical shift to a more sustainable future, where innovation will be harnessed to tackle environmental challenges. The pledge was made by ministers from 179 UN member states during a five-day…

India’s Leap In Scientific Advancements


India has made rapid progress in the area of science and technology in the recent times, with the focus now shifting from fundamental research to application research. The basic thrust now is to take science and technology from laboratories to solve issues of the society and reinvigorate the scientific temper. …

End Of The Road For Daesh In Syria?


 On March 24, 2019, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the capture of Baghouz, a town in northeast Syria located in the middle of the scenic Euphrates valley. This was the last remaining outpost of the Daesh (IS) in the embattled country after the quasi-state lost control of its…

Paradigm Shift In US Position On Golan Heights


American President, Donald Trump, has brought about a paradigm shift in US policy towards Israel with a mere 35 words tweet. Shifting away from almost half a century of consistent US position on the Golan Heights, Mr. Trump extended recognition to the 500 sq. miles of Syrian territory that was…

Washington Asks Pakistan To Act On Terror


The US administration has once again said that Pakistan should stake concrete and verifiable action against terrorists and their organizations operating from its soil. In yet another indictment, Washington has again asked Pakistan to take “sustained, verifiable and irreversible” action against the perpetrators of terrorism, while warning Islamabad that “another…

France Takes Firm Steps Against Terror


France’s decision to move ahead on its own and declare Masood Azhar, the Pakistan based Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) Chief, as a global terrorist could result in giving a boost to India’s continuing fight against terror. The French decision was announced after the UN Security Council had failed to act on similar…