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After a two month spell in prison, Nabil Karoui has been released on bail, but still faces charges of money laundering and tax evasion.

Some 876 plaintiffs, either victims or families of victims of an unspecified attack by an Iran-linked group, brought the case against Halkbank.

Moscow court orders Kremlin foe Navalny to prison

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Moscow court orders Kremlin foe Navalny to prison

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the most prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, has been sentenced to more than two and a half years in prison.

Yemen, Syria named as 'most corrupt public sectors'

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Yemen, Syria named as 'most corrupt public sectors'

Middle Eastern countries have faired poorly in this years Corruption Perceptions Index, with Yemen and Syria being ranked as the worse for ...

Saudi anti-corruption authority arrests 32 over $3 billion transfer

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Saudi anti-corruption authority arrests 32 over $3 billion transfer

Saudi Arabia's anti-graft authority and Central Bank reportedly uncovered a multi-billion-dollar money laundering scheme.

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US charges UK national with bribery scheme

US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey has charged Shwan Al-Mulla with fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery, in relation to reconstruction contracts in Iraq.

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Yemen's war is being fuelled by economic profiteering: UN

In Yemen, the diverse actors involved in the war are benefitting financially from the situation, while the population dies of hunger

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Lebanese FM meets Swiss ambassador amid money laundering probe

As a Swiss probe into money laundering and embezzlement at the Lebanese Central Bank continued, Lebanon’s Foreign Minister has ...

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Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader, according to a ...

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

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Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers ...

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Lebanon central bank governor denies transfer of capital

Riad Salameh has denied charges of aggravated money laundering in connection with possible embezzlement.

Trump considering presidential pardon for former aide Steve Bannon

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Trump considering presidential pardon for former aide Steve Bannon

Donald Trump is reportedly considering a presidential pardon for Steve Bannon, who has been charged with conspiracy to commit wire ...

Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

Carlos Ghosn says Japanese can question him in Lebanon

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Carlos Ghosn says Japanese can question him in Lebanon

Lebanese businessman Carlos Ghosn asked Japan why it can't conduct questions in Lebanon, same as French investigators.

Ousted Algeria leader's 'secret child' loses appeal against jail

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Ousted Algeria leader's 'secret child' loses appeal against jail

Zoulikha Nachinache was found guilty of money laundering, influence peddling, squandering public funds and illicit transfer of ...

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Morocco arrests dissident historian

Historian and human rights activist Maati Monjib, 60, will be taken to a Rabat court, which will decide whether he will be prosecuted or provisionally released.

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French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon

The official gave no specific date or details of what information the investigators would seek from Ghosn.

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Turkey debates NGO law which could 'limit freedoms'

Turkey is debating a new law that critics say could limit the freedom of NGOs and other civil society organisations.

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Tunisian ex-presidential candidate Nabil Karoui rearrested

Karoui was rearrested in connection with money laundering and tax evasion.

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

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Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin ...

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Libya central bank unifies exchange rate

Libya's central bank announced the official exchange rate will be set at 4.48 Libyan dinars to the dollar, after holding its first full board ...

Israeli criminals 'flee to Dubai' to escape arrest

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Israeli criminals 'flee to Dubai' to escape arrest

Dozens of Israeli criminals have fled to Dubai following the normalisation agreement between the UAE and Israel, taking advantage of lax ...

Turkish women charged in US over 'birth tourism' scheme

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Turkish women charged in US over 'birth tourism' scheme

Six pregnant Turkish women have been charged with fraud in the US over an alleged 'birth tourism' scheme that involved dozens of others.

Israel's Gantz puts submarines probe on hold

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Israel's Gantz puts submarines probe on hold

Israel's Defence Minister Benny Gantz froze a probe into the purchase of German submarines that had riled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, ...

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