The office of Switzerland's attorney general is helping authorities in Oman investigate alleged corruption in the sultanate's national oil company and oil ministry, a Swiss law enforcement source familiar with the matter said.
Egyptian authorities on Monday arrested the country's agriculture minister over corruption allegations, security sources said, just after his resignation was announced.
The prime minister's office released a statement earl
Young Omanis who took to the streets in 2011 to demand jobs and better economic prospects failed to trigger the mass protests that transformed other parts of the Arab world in their own Gulf state.
But they may have had an impact
A court in Oman sentenced two ex-government officials on Sunday to three years in jail for abuse of office, local media reported, one of a series of trials that began last year to curb corruption in the sultanate.
Sixteen people were arrested in Turkey on Saturday, including the sons of two cabinet ministers and the general manager of state-owned Halkbank, during a corruption investigation, CNN Turk and other media reported.
Scores of other
Saudi Arabia's National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) has detected corrupt practices in relation to three Saudi Railways Organization contracts worth more than 500 million riyals ($133 million), said a report.
Egypt has slid in a global league table of perceived official corruption in the past year, and the "Arab Spring" revolutions have yet to produce serious anti-graft action across the region, Transparency International
A judicial tribunal in Kuwait has questioned the former prime minister, a member of the royal family, over allegations he was complicit in illicit financial transactions abroad, reports said.
a source with knowledge of the matter and a new
Three former Nakheel officials and two other executives have been acquitted of committing financial irregularities, a report said.
The Dubai Court of First Instance cleared the officials of a list of charges including bribery, office abuse