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EU extends Pakistan’s GSP-Plus status

BRUSSELS: The European Union (EU) has extended Pakistan's Generalised System of Preferences plus (GSP-Plus) status after the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade expressed satisfaction on the progress achieved by the…

US adds sanctions on North Korea for rights abuses

WASHINGTON: The United States layered a new round of sanctions on North Korea on Thursday, blacklisting individuals and organisations involved in security and forced labor policies for "ongoing and serious human rights abuses." Amid the…

US ends Sudan trade embargo, cites progress on rights

WASHINGTON: The United States announced an end to its 20-year-old trade embargo against Sudan on Friday, citing what it said are improvements in Khartoum's human rights record. Washington did not drop Sudan from its blacklist of state…