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Iraq to begin probe into Unaoil corruption charges

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi on Saturday directed the country's highest corruption watchdog to investigate claims of graft in the awarding of oil contracts by the Opec exporter and urged the courts to prosecute. A join

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Brazil's ex-president Lula detained over graft probe

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was briefly detained for questioning on Friday in a federal investigation of a vast corruption scheme, fanning a political crisis that threatens to topple his successor, President Dilma Rousse

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Bahrain ranks high on anti-graft index

Bahrain has improved five places in a global corruption index compiled by Transparency International. The country was placed joint 50th in the 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) with a score of 51 points, compared to 55th with a 49 points

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Firms ‘must assess key corruption risks’

Two factors are creating new issues for companies, according to a new report by KPMG International. First, a growing number of governments around the world are tightening anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) regulations or introducing new ones as

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Risk assessment from overseas ops urged

With GCC based organizations increasingly investing overseas, reliance on and managing risk with third parties can be a challenge and adequate controls and monitoring must be put in place, said an industry expert. Many organizatio

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Swiss helping Oman in oil graft probe

The office of Switzerland's attorney general is helping authorities in Oman investigate alleged corruption in the sultanate's national oil company and oil ministry, a Swiss law enforcement source familiar with the matter said.

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Sinopec to sell hotels, ditch cars in graft crackdown

Chinese state-owned energy giant Sinopec Group will sell off most of its hotels by the end of 2017 and get rid of more than 4,000 company cars as part of efforts to root out corruption and waste, it said on Monday. Since President

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Joint action needed on link human trafficking and corruption

The international fight against corruption must work in tandem with efforts to root out modern slavery since corruption is a key driver of human trafficking, the head of the world's largest anti-corruption organisation said on Thursday.

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Fifa team targets match-fixing, corruption cases

Fifa's independent ethics committee is probing 'many' cases of suspected corruption, is accelerating its investigations and expects life bans for all but minor offences, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Iraqi deputy PM resigns, faces graft probe

One of Iraq's three deputy prime ministers resigned on Monday and will be investigated for corruption, officials said, the first tangible result of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi's push to tackle corruption in the face of mounting unrest

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