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in Bangkok, Thailand. This is a Thai-American initiative with an aim to improve coordination between the armed forces.

LAWASIA Human Rights Conference was held in New Delhi LAWASIA Human Rights Conference was held in New Delhi. LAWASIA, in association with the Bar Association of India, hosted the conference. Its motive is to explore a broad range of human rights issues of relevance in the Asia Pacific region. The theme of the conference was State Power, Business and Human Rights: Contemporary Challenges. It provides the opportunity for lawyers and associated professional members to exchange insights and expertise on topics of significance. LAWASIA is a regional association of lawyers, judges, jurists, and legal organizations, which advocates for the interests and concerns of the Asia Pacific legal profession.

European Union adds Saudi Arabia to dirty-money blacklist The European Commission has added seven countries including Saudi Arabia, Panama, and Nigeria to a blacklist of nations that fail to tackle money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The list now includes 23 jurisdictions, up from 16. Newcomers to the list are Libya, Botswana, Ghana, Samoa, the Bahamas and the four United States territories of American Samoa, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. The other listed states are Afghanistan, North Korea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and Yemen. Bosnia Herzegovina, Guyana, Laos, Uganda and Vanuatu were removed.

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