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Saudi Arabia seizes over $106bn in anti-graft drive

Saudi Arabia has generated more than $106.7 billion in financial settlements with officials and businessmen detained in its recent crackdown on corruption, media reports said. Fifty-six of the 381 people called in for questioning

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Saudi Arabia frees all detainees from Ritz

Saudi Arabian authorities have released all the detainees in the corruption probe, including top businessmen, former government officials as well as princes, from the Ritz Carlton Hotel, that served as a jail for the country’s elite during

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Saudi billionaire, media tycoon released in key graft deal

Two of Saudi Arabia’s richest businessmen were released after reaching an agreement to settle corruption allegations as the kingdom seeks to wrap up a crackdown that saw dozens of billionaires and princes locked up in the Ritz Carlton fo

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Decades of corruption cost $100bn says Saudi official

Saudi Arabian authorities have announced that an on-going three-year investigation has revealed that, at minimum, an estimated $100 billion has been misused by way of systematic corruption and embezzlement over several decades. Sa

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Saudi King issues anti-graft orders; key ministers removed

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a series of orders that included relieving Prince Miteb bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz from office in an anti-corruptaion drive, reports said. The royal orders included forma

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Indian banks, ATMs continue to see chaos

India continues to see chaos at its banks and ATM machines, three days after the Prime Minister demonetized the country's 500 ($7) amd 1,000 ($15) rupee notes as part of anti-corruption measures, said a report. People queued u

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Iraqi finance minister sacked over corruption

Iraq's parliament removed Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari from office on Wednesday over corruption allegations, a move that risks further destabilising the major Opec producer's fragile economy as it struggles with a massive budget defi

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UK opens corruption probe into Airbus sales

Britain's Serious Fraud Office has launched a formal investigation into suspected fraud, bribery and corruption in connection with commercial plane sales by Airbus, parent company Airbus Group said on Sunday. A UK government a

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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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