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Malaysia asks Interpol to trace financier in 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia has asked Interpol to help track down a financier at the centre of a massive financial scandal that has embroiled the country's leader, it was announced Monday.

China's Communist Party expels top member ahead of congress

Bejing - China's Communist Party Friday expelled from its ranks a former contender for a top leadership post for "serious discipline violations" before a major congress due to consolidate President Xi Jinping's power.

China's Communist Party expels top member ahead of congress

Bejing - China's Communist Party expelled a top member for "serious discipline violations" on Friday, removing a former contender for a leadership post before a major congress due to consolidate President Xi Jinping's power.

Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid

Bejing - Interpol on Wednesday approved the Palestinian Authority's membership bid, a new victory in its drive for international representation despite strong Israeli opposition.

Interpol meets in Beijing as China hunts for fugitives

Bejing - Interpol opened its general assembly in Beijing on Tuesday as China seeks greater international help to repatriate alleged criminals -- despite accusations it is using the international police organisation for political gain.

Interpol sting seizes $51 million in fake drugs

Lyon - Interpol said Monday that it seized a record total of 25 million illicit and counterfeit medicines worth more than $51 million (42 million euros) in a weeklong worldwide operation.

China says tycoon Guo Wengui wanted by Interpol

Bejing - China confirmed Wednesday that Interpol has issued a "red notice" for Guo Wengui, a real estate kingpin and outspoken critic of the ruling Communist Party.

China says tycoon Guo Wengui wanted by Interpol

Bejing - China confirmed Wednesday that Interpol has issued a "red notice" for Guo Wengui, a real estate kingpin and outspoken critic of the ruling Communist Party.

China says tycoon Guo Wengui wanted by Interpol

Bejing - China confirmed Wednesday that Interpol has issued a "red notice" for Guo Wengui, a real estate kingpin and outspoken critic of the ruling Communist Party.

China dissident sees threat in new Interpol president

Lyon - The election of a Chinese security official as president of Interpol could pose risks to opponents of China's government who have fled the country, a prominent exiled dissident warned Wednesday.

Interpol warrant issued for four N. Koreans: Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for four North Koreans wanted by Malaysian investigators in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the country's police chief said Thursday.

Interpol says 10,000th victim of child sex abuse rescued

Lyon - Less than seven years after Interpol set up its International Child Sexual Exploitation database, the global crime buster has identified and rescued a 10,000th child victim, it said Monday.

New Chinese Interpol chief sparks rights concerns

Nusa Dua - A Chinese security official was elected president of Interpol Thursday for the first time, sparking criticism from activists who say Beijing uses the agency to track down dissidents abroad.

$460 million, 300 weapons seized in global raids: Interpol

Lyon - More than $460 million and some 300 weapons have been seized, mainly in Mexico, in a global anti-smuggling operation, Interpol said Tuesday.

Interpol seeks public help to catch human traffickers

Lyon - Interpol called Thursday for public help to track down scores of human traffickers wanted around the world, accused of "profiting from the desperation" of migrants determined to reach Europe.

Interpol urges 'extra vigilance' at borders after Abdeslam arrest

Lyon - Interpol on Saturday urged "extra vigilance at border controls" the day after the arrest of top Paris attacks fugitive Salah Abdeslam in Belgium."The capture of the 26-year-old Belgian-born French national...

Nearly 6,000 foreign jihadists on Interpol radar: Chief

Madrid - Interpol has identified only 5,800 foreign fighters of the roughly 25,000 believed to have joined jihadist groups in conflict zones like Syria and Iraq, the head of the global police body said Wednesday.

Australia should brace for 'small-scale terror attacks'

Sydney - Australians should be prepared for more small-scale and "lone wolf" attacks as the threat of terrorism evolves, Attorney-General George Brandis said Thursday, in an address to the first international forum on countering improvised explosive devices (IE...

Slovenia allows ex-Kosovo PM to return home

Slovenia on Friday allowed a former prime minister of Kosovo to return home, after he was held there on an Interpol warrant issued by Serbia, his party said.

Slovenia detains former Kosovo PM on Serbian warrant

Pristina - Former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, acquitted by a UN court of war crimes during the 1990s Kosovo conflict, said he was detained Wednesday at Ljubljana airport on an Interpol warrant issued by Serbia.

Interpol suspends 20mn-euro deal with FIFA after scandal

Lyon - Interpol on Friday pulled out of a multi-million-euro deal with FIFA to promote integrity in sport, as the corruption scandal engulfing the world's football governing body left it increasingly isolated.

Over 4,000 foreign jihadists on Interpol radar

Barcelona - Interpol has identified over 4,000 foreign fighters who have joined jihadists groups in conflict zones, mainly in Syria and Iraq, Interpol head Jurgen Stock said Wednesday in Barcelona.

Ex-FIFA officials on Interpol most wanted list

Lyon - Interpol on Wednesday put disgraced FIFA executive members Jack Warner and Nicolas Leoz on their most wanted list and issued an international alert.Four heads of sports marketing companies have also been put on the list.

Global alert over 'diet drug' after Eloise Parry's death

Interpol. the international police agency, has issued a global alert over the "serious and imminent threat" of online diet pills believed to have caused the death of a Shropshire woman in April.

Interpol seeks arrest of ousted Ukraine president

Kiev - Interpol on Monday put Ukraine's former president Viktor Yanukovych on its global wanted list for alleged embezzlement that drained the ex-Soviet republic's budget in his four years of pro-Russian rule.

Moldova arrests gang suspected of smuggling uranium from Russia

Chisinau - Moldova has detained seven people suspected of smuggling uranium-238 on a passenger train from Russia, a highly radioactive substance that can be used to make a dirty bomb, Interpol said on Thursday.

1,400 held in Interpol sweep on illegal World Cup betting networks

Lyon - More than 1,400 people were arrested and nearly $12 million (8.8 million euros) seized in an Interpol-led clampdown on illegal betting networks in Asia during the World Cup, the organisation said Friday.

Interpol reports low use of stolen passport database

New York - Fewer than 10 countries in the world systematically use an Interpol database to verify whether a passenger is flying with stolen documents, the organization's secretary general said Friday.

Global police swoop seizes millions in fake food, drink

The Hague - A global police operation by Interpol and Europol has seized more than a thousand tonnes of fake food and drink worth millions of euros, Europol announced on Friday."More than 1,200 tonnes of fake and substandard food and nearly 430,000 litres of count...

Pharma companies funding Interpol to crack down on fake drugs

More than two dozen of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have agreed to provide funding and support to Interpol to prevent the sale and distribution of counterfeit prescription drugs.
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