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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Italian media is reporting that Pope Benedict XVI resigned after receiving the results of an internal investigation, delivered in a 300-page, two-volume dossier, that laid bare a sordid tale of blackmail, corruption and gay sex at the Vatican.
Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun reiterated on Monday his call for ending corruption in Lebanon by pledging to uproot it and waging a war against it. “We are waging a war to liberate Lebanese society from corruption.” He said
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 […]
Pakistan’s supreme court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in a corruption case on Tuesday afternoon, dramatically raising the stakes in a tense standoff between the government and its opponents.
An Egyptian prosecutor placed a new detention order on Hosni Mubarak on Saturday after the ousted ex-president was questioned over valuable gifts he allegedly received from the country’s top newspaper as a show of loyalty while he was in power, a security official said.
President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Friday that bans Americans from adopting Russian children and imposes other sanctions in retaliation for a new U.S. human rights law that he says is poisoning relations.
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 […]