Investment, security to top agenda during Saudi Crown Prince India visit

:: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in India on Tuesday as part of his Asian tour, which kick started in Pakistan and will end in China at More »

Public Prosecution to handle customs probes in Saudi Arabia

:: King Salman on Tuesday issued a royal decree to transfer investigations and prosecutions of customs cases to the Public Prosecution, instead of the General Customs Authority, within a period not exceeding More »

King Salman receives officials from anti-corruption agencies

:: Senior officials from different government monitoring and anti-corruption agencies called on King Salman at his palace in Riyadh on Monday. The king stressed the need for fighting graft and the importance More »

Port paves way for ‘new era of economic affluence’ in Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (center) at the launch of the King Abdullah Port on Monday. King Abdullah Port, the fastest-growing container port in the world, is considered a major success More »

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in More »


Tag Archives: CORRUPTION

Saudi anti-corruption crackdown recovers $106 billion in assets

:: Saudi investigators have recovered assets worth more than $106 billion in an anti-corruption crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the royal court said on Wednesday. The funds are in the form of property, companies, cash and other

Pakistan court bans ex-PM Sharif from elections for life

:: Pakistan’s Supreme Court has barred former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from running in elections for life, ruling on a petition asking the tribunal whether the disqualified premier could ever run again. The court says that under the country’s constitution,

King Salman approves specialized offices within Public Prosecution to battle corruption

:: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has approved the creation of specialized departments in the Public Prosecution to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption, which will be directly linked to the Attorney-General. The Attorney-General, Sheikh Saud Bin Abdullah, said the king’s

Fighting corruption is a must to achieve development goals, says Muslim World League chief

:: Referring to corruption as a “black hole” that hinders the development process of a nation, Dr. Mohammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa called for confronting this menace in all ways possible. Al-Issa, who is a member of the Council of

Saudi Crown Prince speaks on anti-corruption drive, Islam, women’s rights and ‘new Hitler’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has called the Supreme Leader of Iran “the new Hitler of the Middle East”. In an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, Mohammed bin Salman, who is also Saudi

Rain back to Jeddah after 8 Years, brings back Memories and Pain

:: Civil Defense forces rescued 400 people in Makkah region who were trapped due to rainfall, and responded to 250 reports of electrocution, said Makkah Civil Defense spokesman Col. Saeed Sarhan. Two of those electrocuted died, and three are in

Saudi Arabia advances 18 points in World Bank report on corruption control

:: Saudi Arabia has progressed 18 points in the control of corruption indicator 2016, which the World Bank issued last week, compared to 2015, the National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) said in a statement to Arab News on Thursday. With this

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years for negligence

Yingluck Shinawatra

:: Thailand’s top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra to five years in prison for criminal negligence, a verdict read in absentia after she fled the kingdom last month. Yingluck’s administration was toppled in a 2014 coup and

After Nawaz Sharif ouster, Pakistan finance minister indicted in corruption case

:: After Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was dismissed by a court probing corruption charges, Pakistan’s finance minister now seems to be in the dock, for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income. An accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday

Pakistan court rejects ex-PM Nawaz Sharif’s petition against removal

:: A defense lawyer says Pakistan’s Supreme Court has rejected former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s request for a review of a ruling disqualifying him from holding office for concealing his assets. Salman Akram Raja said a five-judge panel of the

Panama Papers: Pakistan’s justice system catches up

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

By : Dr. Mohamed Ramady :: Who says the long arm of justice does not catch up one day, irrespective of the position of the highest office holder? The news that Nawaz Sharif has resigned as prime minister of Pakistan

Why abductions, murders have returned to Baghdad

Adnan Hussein

By : Adnan Hussein :: Abductions and murder returned to Baghdad and other major cities in Iraq and some small towns when the operation to liberate Mosul was launched. They increased as the battles escalated and are now out of

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif resigns after Supreme Court order to disqualify him

:: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday resigned from his post, his office said, hours after the country’s Supreme Court disqualified him over corruption claims against his family. The Supreme Court said Sharif is not fit to hold office

Iran’s institutionalized corruption

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

By : Dr. Majid Rafizadeh :: Hossein Ferydoun, the brother of Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, was recently detained on charges linked to financial corruption. Intriguingly, Ferydoun is also a top aide to Rouhani, and enjoyed high-level contacts with the Obama

Iran president’s brother arrested on financial charges

:: The brother of Iranian President Hassan Rowhani, Hossein Fereydoun, has been arrested on financial crime charges, according to a source cited by AFP. “Multiple investigations have been conducted regarding this person, also other people have been investigated, some of

Iraq: Seven activists, who were kidnapped, freed in Baghdad

:: Seven civil society activists, who were kidnapped in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, have now been freed, the country’s interior ministry said on Wednesday. So far there are no further details. Security sources and a civil society leader told

Ex-Saudi minister faces investigation after his ‘unqualified’ son gets top job

Khaled Al Araj

The Saudi National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) has found that former Saudi Minister of State for Civil Service Khaled al-Araj assigned his son Abdullah a job for a monthly salary of 21,600 SAR ($5,750) shortly after he became a minister. Nazaha

Pakistan’s top court rules prime minister can stay in power

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition and ordered further investigations. A verdict to remove Sharif would have left his party in

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