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The UN panel of experts monitoring sanctions against Yemen has withdrawn claims of corruption and money laundering by the Yemeni government, central bank and the UAE-based Hayel Saeed Anam Group.

Oman Sultan Haithem has named his son as her heir, among a long list of changes to the constitution.

Building a virtual political party for Egypt

Amr Khalifa

Building a virtual political party for Egypt

Comment: In a police state where freedom of speech is severely restricted, encryption technology provides a platform for organising away from prying eyes, writes Amr Khalifa.

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Sam Hamad

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Comment: In Egypt's recent election Sisi was simply re-anointed as president without any fuss, but the ghosts of the revolution will persist, ...

Egypt 'to release' detained Sisi presidential rival Anan

The New Arab

Egypt 'to release' detained Sisi presidential rival Anan

Egyptian authorities are reportedly working to release a former military chief of staff, who was arrested after announcing his intention to run ...

The New Arab

Egypt: Jailed presidential hopeful Sami Anan threatens military blackmail

Imprisoned former Egyptian presidential hopeful has threatened to divulge military secrets should he be mistreated in detention, as a leading anti-corruption campaigner voices assassination fears.

The New Arab

Egypt's leading anti-corruption campaigner brutally attacked outside Cairo home

A key aide of Egypt President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi's main challenger Hisham Geneina has been badly hurt after the anti-corruption campaigner was ...

Robert Cusack

Somalia's youngest minister mistakenly shot dead by security guards

Confusion surrounds the death of Somalia's Public Works Minister, Abbas Abdullahi Siraji, after soldiers shot him as he approached the ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Can reviving Libya's economy clear the political impasse?

Comment: A meeting in London this week to help end political and economic stagnation in Libya was hailed a success, but the road ahead has many ...

Egypt under Sisi is managed like a football club

Mohamed ElMeshad

Egypt under Sisi is managed like a football club

Comment: A lack of accountability, and secrecy around tactics and formation mean that Sisi's governing style resembles something of a football ...

The New Arab

Egypt convicts top anti-graft tsar for reporting government corruption

Egypt's former anti-corruption chief was sentenced to one year in prison for 'exaggerating' the impact of graft on the country.

Egypt's anti-graft tsar becomes public enemy number one

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's anti-graft tsar becomes public enemy number one

Egypt's anti-corruption chief Hisham Geneina has been fired from his position, charged with spreading false information and tried, all for ...

Egyptian activists aim to shut down cyber-crime bill

The New Arab

Egyptian activists aim to shut down cyber-crime bill

A proposed cyber-crime law imposing harsh penalties on 'online crimes' has been criticised by rights groups who say it would drastically ...

Egypt: Hard times stoke labour unrest, showdown lies ahead

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt: Hard times stoke labour unrest, showdown lies ahead

Price hikes and low wages have spurred an increase in labour unrest in Egypt, despite the current regime's relentless crackdown on dissent.

Graft probe suspends millions in US aid to Syrians

The New Arab & agencies

Graft probe suspends millions in US aid to Syrians

Millions of dollars in funding for Syria has been suspended by the US government after the discovery of a huge corruption operation involving ...

The New Arab

Arrest warrant issued for Egypt's Chief Auditor

The Egyptian Attorney General on Monday issued an arrest warrant for Hisham Geneina, Egypt's Chief Auditor, who was known for routing out corruption.

Imogen Lambert

Outspoken Egyptian auditor attacked over wife's Palestinian origins

Blog: Egypt's chief auditor, who has investigated and revealed government corruption, is the target of media smears focusing on his ...

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