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Oman corruption fight 'a good start'

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

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Ex-govt officials in Oman jailed for graft

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. Oman's Sulta

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Turkish ministers' sons held in graft probe

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

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Graft seen in Saudi railway deals

  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.

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Egypt slips in graft index despite Arab Spring

  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

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Kuwait ex-PM 'questioned' in graft probe

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

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3 Nakheel officials cleared of charges

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

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Shura Council approves new graft bill

Bahrain’s Shura Council has given its initial approval to a government-drafted bill that imposes punishments in line with new legislations combating corruption. Councillors said they hoped that the new law would be imposed on 'big shots' r

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India celebrates people's victory as Anna ends fast

Sipping coconut water and honey, a self-styled Gandhian anti-corruption reformer ended a 13-day hunger strike on Sunday that had sparked India's biggest protests in decades, besieged the government and ushered in a new middle class political f

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India graft activist leaves jail to huge cheers

A vast and jubilant crowd cheered as Gandhian activist Anna Hazare walked out of jail in New Delhi on Friday to carry on a hunger strike in public, the latest act in a drama of popular fury over corruption that has put India's government in a bind

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