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China seizes $14.5bn assets from kin of ex-security chief

Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least 90 billion yuan ($14.5 billion) from family members and associates of retired domestic security tsar Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China's biggest corruption scandal in more than

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Indian cricket boss Srinivasan out, Gavaskar to head IPL

Batting great Sunil Gavaskar was installed as interim head of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday after the Supreme Court temporarily relieved N. Srinivasan of his duties as BCCI president. Srinivasan's position was deem

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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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Saudi 'must name and shame corrupt officials'

Saudi Arabia's Shura council has called upon the government to adopt 'name and shame' tactics to root out corruption from the kingdom, said a report. The members urged the National Anti-Corruption Commission to publici

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Omani CEO gets 23 years jail in graft case

A court has sentenced the CEO of state-owned Oman Oil Company to a total of 23 years in jail for accepting bribes, abuse of office and money laundering, the most severe punishment meted out in a series of corruption trials that began last year.

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ME govts urged to weed out corruption

Transparency International has called on governments in the Middle East and North Africa region to improve the integrity and transparency of their political processes and weed out corruption. At the global anti-corruption organisa

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Bahrain minister vows to fight corruption

Thirteen suspected cases of corruption have been referred to the Public Prosecution since last January. The anti-corruption and economic and electronic security directorate lodged eight cases in connection with violations cited in

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Saudi losing $27bn over 'stalled projects'

Saudi Arabia incurs a loss of SR100 billion ($27 billion) every year due to the deliberate stalling of projects by corrupt government officials, said a report. Every year, the government allocates huge funds for implementing proje

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Minister may be quizzed over 'irregularities'

Finance Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa could be quizzed in parliament over violations outlined in the 2012 Financial Audit Bureau report. It was among a number of urgent recommendations made by parliament's fina

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Spanish princess testifies in royal corruption case

Spain's Princess Cristina gave testimony before a judge on Saturday in a corruption case that has deepened public anger over graft among the ruling class and discontent with the royal family. Cristina, the younger daughter of

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