Final Curtain for Cyprus Money-Launderer

The Tanzania-based FBME Bank, which has been described as one of the most notorious money-laundering operations in the world, has lost its final fight for access to the US electronic money transfer system, effe... Read More...

Rogue Bank May Have Lost Fight to Stay Open

Ayoub-Farid, Fadi and Michael Norbert Saab, the beneficial owners of the Tanzania-based FBME Bank, whose Cyprus unit has been described as one of the most notorious money-laundering operations in the world, apparently have lost their fight to keep the bank ope... Read More...

Indonesia’s Plastic Trash Crisis

Indonesia, the second-largest contributor of plastic waste to the world’s waters after China, has pledged US$1 billion per year to attempt to reduce the junk in its waters by 70 percent by 2025, according to Lu... Read More...

Indonesia Crosses the Nine-Dash Line

On July 14, Indonesia took a major step forward in confronting China’s South China Sea claims with an announcement that it was renaming a part of the sea in its territory the “North Natuna Sea,” becoming in a single act the most important Southeast Asian natio... Read More...

Indonesia Can’t Get its Tourism Act Together

Millions of television viewers in multiple countries often see advertisements encouraging them to come to “Wonderful Indonesia.” The nation does indeed have an amazing number of actual or potential tourist attr... Read More...