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Fouz Al Fahad, Farah Al Hady and other high-profile personalities have had their assets frozen and are banned from travelling outside Kuwait pending an investigation into

Netanyahu turns to rich friend to fund trial fees

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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.

Al Jazeera journalists targeted in misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

Florence Dixon

Al Jazeera journalists targeted in misogynistic 'Saudi-linked' smear campaign

Two women journalists have been the targets of an online harassment campaign led by pro-Saudi government Twitter accounts.

Israel president taps Netanyahu rival to form government

The New Arab & agencies

Israel president taps Netanyahu rival to form government

Negotiations around forming a new government, likely an interim unity administration, will continue on Monday.

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Gantz meets Palestinian-Israeli politicians for talks on new government

The Palestinian-Israeli Joint List alliance is considering supporting Benny Gantz's minority government.

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Netanyahu rivals to cooperate on forming new government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief rival says he has agreed with a smaller party to work together to form a new government ...

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Israel's Netanyahu asks for delay in corruption trial

The Israeli prime minister faces charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

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Netanyahu vows to press forth even after election shortfall

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Arab-led parties were hostile to Israel at an 'emergency conference' following the country's third ...

Israel votes for third time in a year

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Israel votes for third time in a year

Israelis were voting for a third time in 12 months on Monday, with embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking to end the country's ...

Omar Brouksy

Morocco: Silencing the last dissenting voices

Comment: A wave of repression has rained down on Moroccans who criticise King Mohamed VI on social media, writes Omar Brousky.

Bashar al-Assad's uncle faces Paris money laundering trial

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Bashar al-Assad's uncle faces Paris money laundering trial

Rifaat al-Assad - an uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad - is on trial for illegally smuggling Syrian state funds to France.

Netanyahu's real crimes

James J. Zogby

Netanyahu's real crimes

Comment: The crimes Netayahu has been indicted for pale in significance when compared to what he has done to the Palestinian people, writes ...

Israel PM's wife on trial for delivery meal fraud

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Israel PM's wife on trial for delivery meal fraud

The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu went on trial on Sunday for allegedly using state funds to fraudulently pay for ...

Under Trump, the swamp continues to fester

Imad K. Harb

Under Trump, the swamp continues to fester

Comment: Politifact found that the president has been truthful only 31 percent of the time, writes Imad K. Harb.

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Israeli media: Confidant to testify against Netanyahu

Major Israeli media outlets have reported that a deal had been reached by the former director of the Communications Ministry to testify ...

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New corruption scandal haunts Israel's Netanyahu

Netanyahu is facing allegations that a longtime confidant attempted to bribe a judge in exchange for dropping a corruption case against the ...

Deena Dajani

Libya's sovereign wealth scandal: Taxpayers' billions squandered through incompetence

Part one of an exclusive investigation into the mismanagement of an opaque and secretive operation that mimics the country's ...

Israeli MPs back law protecting Netanyahu in criminal probe

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Israeli MPs back law protecting Netanyahu in criminal probe

Israel's parliament on Monday approved the first reading of a bill opponents of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu say is ...

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Cloaks and daggers: Saudi Arabia's gifts to Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia presented Donald Trump during his visit to the kingdom with 83 gifts including swords, daggers, two robes lined with rare ...

Raviv Drucker: The Israeli journalist documenting Netanyahu's 'corruption'

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Raviv Drucker: The Israeli journalist documenting Netanyahu's 'corruption'

After a series of embarrassing reports about Israel’s first family, an investigative journalist has become a particular target ...

France seizes properties <em>of</em> Bashar al-Assad's uncle

The New Arab & agencies

France seizes properties of Bashar al-Assad's uncle

French authorities have seized mansions, offices and a horse stud farm belonging to an uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ...

Riyadh's Rolexes: Leaked document claims to reveal Saudi 'bribes'

The New Arab

Riyadh's Rolexes: Leaked document claims to reveal Saudi 'bribes'

A Saudi diplomatic cable suggesting expensive gifts for Egyptian officials during King Salman's Cairo visit was made public on ...

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