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Netanyahu is accused of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

The customs chief was accused of lifting a travel ban on a Saudi Prince after he was inprisoned for smuggling two tonnes of an amphetamine-based drug known as 'Captagon'.

Trump imposes sanctions on former Lebanese foreign minister Bassil

Gaia Caramazza

Trump imposes sanctions on former Lebanese foreign minister Bassil

Trump’s administration has placed sanctions on Gebran Bassil, one of Lebanon's top Christian politicians, in an effort to weaken the Iranian-backed movement Hezbollah.

Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

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Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

Dozens of people, including public servants, are the latest to be arrested as part of Saudi Arabia's wide-reaching anti-corruption drive.

Ex-oil executive jailed over bribes to clinch Iraq contracts

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Ex-oil executive jailed over bribes to clinch Iraq contracts

Former Unaoil Iraq country manager Basil al-Jarah admitted to paying $17 million in bribes to secure the lucrative contracts.

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Netanyahu’s wife violated lockdown 'to get a haircut'

Netanyahu is already facing trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. So with protesters rallying against lockdown restrictions, Mrs. Netanyahu’s violations are likely to be under intense

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Israelis defy emergency restrictions to protest government

Israelis took to the streets again to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, defying a restriction on protests amid a coronavirus-related ...

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Israelis protest against Netanyahu despite coronavirus lockdown

Israelis are demanding the resignation of PM Benjamin Netanyahu, and flouted covid-19 lockdown rules to get their point across.

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Iran ex-judiciary official gets 31 years for graft

Akbar Tabari received the jail term after being convicted of "setting up and heading a bribery network", judiciary spokesman ...

Saudi sacks military commander over alleged corruption

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Saudi sacks military commander over alleged corruption

A top Saudi military commander and his son were sacked on Monday over graft allegations, state media said, in the government's latest purge.

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The story behind Britain's $26 million Iranian coup plot

An interview with a British spy involved in the 1953 coup has been unearthed as Iran marks the 67th anniversary of the overthrow of Mohammad ...

Israel parliament rejects law targeting Netanyahu over indictment

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Israel parliament rejects law targeting Netanyahu over indictment

A bill that sought to block candidates under indictment, like Benjamin Netanyahu, from forming a future government has been blocked by Israel's ...

Thousands protest in Jerusalem against Israel's 'corrupt' Netanyahu

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Thousands protest in Jerusalem against Israel's 'corrupt' Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday faced thousands of protesters outside his home in Jerusalem, the latest demonstration against the ...

Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

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Netanyahu's son takes centre stage in Israel corruption sagas

Yair Netanyahu, a favourite of far-right extremists around the world, has rose to prominence over his controversial statements and rants online.

Jerusalem settler group permitted to buy Greek Church property

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Jerusalem settler group permitted to buy Greek Church property

A Jerusalem court has ruled that the Ateret Cohanim group can legitimately buy two East Jerusalem properties belonging to the Greek Orthodox ...

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Netanyahu turns to rich friend to fund trial fees

The Israeli premier has sought financial aid from a US-based supporter who is also a witness in his corruption trial.

Yasser Abu Hilala

To protect journalists, move Twitter's UAE office to Tunisia

Comment: To protect Twitter and its users, immediately relocate Twitter's regional office to Tunisia, the only democratic country in the Arab ...

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Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

Tribes in Syria have slammed Russia's Wagner military group for its efforts in luring young members to fight alongside General Khalifa Haftar ...

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Russian soldiers bribe officer to be sent to Syria

Russian Major Nikolai Zekin is facing trial for taking bribes from soldiers in order to send them to Syria, where they can earn high salaries ...

Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' corruption charges as trial begins

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Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' corruption charges as trial begins

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on Sunday forced to appear before the court for his first hearing on corruption charges.

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Israeli court forces Netanyahu to attend trial opening

An Israeli court has denied a request by Prime Minister Netanyahu to be absent from the opening of his trial on corruption charges.

Israel's Netanyahu 'requests' not to appear before corruption trial

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Israel's Netanyahu 'requests' not to appear before corruption trial

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu is due to appear in court for the first day of his corruption trial on Sunday, but the prime minister has made a ...

Israel's top court starts hearings on petitions against Netanyahu

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Israel's top court starts hearings on petitions against Netanyahu

Israel's Supreme Court started hearings on Sunday to decide if Netanyahu will be allowed to form a government as prime minister under criminal ...

Thousands in Israel protest Netanyahu-Gantz coalition

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Thousands in Israel protest Netanyahu-Gantz coalition

Monday's deal ended a 16-month political deadlock in Israel and will see Netanyahu serve as prime ministeras he faces trial on corruption ...

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