U.N. blacklists founder of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed

FILE PHOTO: Maulana Masood Azhar, head of Pakistan's militant Jaish-e-Mohammad party, attends a pro-Taliban conference organised by the Afghan Defence Council in Islamabad, Pakistan August 26, 2001. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed/File Photo

UNITED NATIONS/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A U.N. Security Council committee blacklisted the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on Wednesday after China dropped its objection to the move, ending a decade-long diplomatic impasse. Pakistan’s ally China had repeatedly opposed efforts at the United Nations by Western powers to directly sanction JeM founder Masood Azhar, […]

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