Iraq uncovers 50,000 ‘ghost soldiers’, says PM Abadi

Iraq has uncovered the existence of 50,000 “ghost soldiers”, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said, promising a crackdown on corruption. “The prime minister revealed the existence of 50,000 fictitious names” in the military, said a statement from Abadi’s office on Sunday after a session of parliament. A parliament statement said the premier scrapped the 50,000 […]

Egyptians Protest After Case Dropped Against Mubarak

Small clashes broke out between security forces and protesters on two Egyptian college campuses as a court cleared President Hosni Mubarak of complicity in the deaths of civilians during the 2011 uprising that toppled him. Yesterday’s dismissal of charges, after Mubarak’s initial conviction and life sentence were overturned in January 2013, sparked an anti-government rally […]

Food Scandal: Lebanon PM , Jumblatt, back Health minister’s effort

Progressive Socialist Party( PSP) leader MP Walid Jumblatt told As-Safir newspaper in remarks published on Wednesday that Health Minister Wael Abu Faour has his full backing in fighting food corruption in Lebanon and urged him “to keep up the fight till the end because people’s health is in danger” Abu Faour who represents PSP in […]

Iran’s currency drops sharply to an all-time low

Iran’s currency plummeted to an all-time low on Saturday, registering a more than 21-percent drop in a span of two weeks against the U.S. dollar, currency tracking websites and money changers said. The rial was traded at between 39,000 and 40,000 per dollar on the open market on Saturday, down from about 33,000 two weeks […]

Bassil accused of corruption in suspending Ammar project

The Lebanese minister of energy Gebran Bassil was accused by MP Ghazi Youssef of suspending the construction project of a power plant in Deir Amar which was won by the Spanish company Abener-Butec because the Aounist company that bid for the project and his partner lost. Youssef said: “Two companies related to the Aounists bid […]