Pakistan finance minister takes sick leave

Pakistan finance minister takes sick leave

Ishaq Dar came under the radar of an inquiry sparked by the Panama Papers leak last year which centred on discrepancies between the income of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his lavish lifestyle.

Sharif appears in court after returning to Pakistan

Sharif appears in court after returning to Pakistan

The former premier, who was forced out by the Supreme Court in July over a scandal kindled by the Panama Papers leak, had been facing an arrest warrant for failing to appear at hearings since early October.

Pakistan court to indict former PM Sharif next week

Pakistan court to indict former PM Sharif next week

The judge announced that Nawaz Sharif would be indicted on October 2, Sharif's political secretary Asif Kirmani said.

Iceland may face new election after governing party quits

Iceland may face new election after governing party quits

One of Iceland's three coalition parties said on Friday it would quit the government formed just nine months ago, citing a "breach of trust" after the prime minister's party allegedly tried to cover up a scandal involving his father.

Pakistan court rejects ex-PM's appeal against removal

Pakistan court rejects ex-PM's appeal against removal

The Supreme Court removed Nawaz Sharif in late July following an investigation into the allegations against him and his family.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif challenges ouster

Former Pakistan PM Sharif challenges ouster

Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case.

Pakistan PM's family rejects findings in corruption probe

Pakistan PM's family rejects findings in corruption probe

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family and allies have rejected a damaging report by a judicial body investigating the Pakistani premier's assets, dismissing as "trash" allegations that the family has accumulated wealth far above its earnings.

Pakistan opposition vows protests to press PM to quit

Pakistan opposition vows protests to press PM to quit

Pakistani opposition party lawmakers tore up the agenda and shouted in a parliament session on Friday as they demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down during an investigation into his finances.

Pakistan's top court rejects call to disqualify PM Sharif

Pakistan's top court rejects call to disqualify PM Sharif

Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition, but it ordered further investigations.

Pakistan approves big salary increase for MPs

Pakistan approves big salary increase for MPs

Pakistan has approved a salary jump of nearly 2-1/2 times for its members of parliament, the information minister said, taking their pay to more than ten times the minimum wage.

EU ministers propose 'urgent' measures after Panama scandal

EU ministers propose 'urgent' measures after Panama scandal

EU finance ministers endorsed a series of measures on Saturday to fight tax evading methods used by Europeans exposed by the Panama Papers scandal.

Panama Papers claim new victim as Spain minister quits

Panama Papers claim new victim as Spain minister quits

The worldwide Panama Papers scandal claimed a fresh political victim Friday as Spain's industry minister resigned over allegations he had links to offshore companies.