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Nur Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus revealed the plundering of the state investment fund by the previous government.

Interview: Quentin Muller speaks to Moqtada al-Sadr's chief of staff, Dhia al-Asadi, about the Iraqi cleric's vision for Iraq.

Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud

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Israeli PM Netanyahu's wife charged with fraud

The wife of Israel's prime minister has been charged with misuse of state funds after she was found ordering hundreds of meals worth over $100,000.

Iraq's supreme court rules in favour of electoral recount

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Iraq's supreme court rules in favour of electoral recount

Iraq's election, which saw a surprise victory for nationalist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, has been marred by allegations of fraud.

US urges Kenya to investigate South Sudan investments

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US urges Kenya to investigate South Sudan investments

The United States has said that Kenya should investigate investments made by South Sudanese elites in the east African country.

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Senior Malaysia judges resign in government clean-up

Malaysia's top two judges are the latest officials forced to leave office as the government continues its anti-corruption crackdown.

Francesca Mannocchi

The price of fear in Afghanistan

In-depth: The situation in Afghanistan has become worse, as life becomes even more perilous for civilians, writes Francesca Mannocchi.

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Morocco loses 2026 World Cup bid to US-Mexico-Canada trio

With the US and Canada failing even to qualify for Russia 2018, there was only one way to guarantee playing in 2026.

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted,but different voices are still ...

Police question Netanyahu in <em>corruption</em> case for third time

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Police question Netanyahu in corruption case for third time

The police previously recommended indicting Netanyahu on corruption charges spanning two cases, with the decision falling to Israel's ...

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Police among four arrested after Iraq ballot fire

Iraqi policemen were arrested following a fire at a warehouse holding ballot boxes.

<em>Corruption</em> blamed for death-trap sewers in Iraq

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Corruption blamed for death-trap sewers in Iraq

Young people have become trapped and suffocated in neglected sewers.

Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

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Revolution without revolutionaries: Making sense of the Arab Spring

Book review: Asef Bayat takes a fascinating look at the forces driving the Arab Spring, and the reasons for events that followed, writes Alain ...

Fire engulfs Baghdad ballot storage ahead of vote re-count

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Fire engulfs Baghdad ballot storage ahead of vote re-count

A fire has ripped through a Baghdad warehouse containing over 3 million ballot papers as Iraq prepares for a manual recount of its general ...

Spain's third largest city Valencia votes to boycott Israel

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Spain's third largest city Valencia votes to boycott Israel

The motion was presented by a local faction of the leftist party Podemos, which has long called for a boycott of Israel.

Eric Eikenberry

The magical thinking behind an attack on Hodeida

Comment: The steps between 'attack Hodeida' and 'peace', are less than clear, writes Eric Eikenberry.

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Malaysia's bank chief resigns as corruption probe continues

Malaysia's central bank chief has resigned as the new government continues its corruption probe against former leader Najib Razak.

Orly Noy

In memory of Razan al-Najjar

Comment: Attitudes to the murder of Palestinian medic Razan al-Najjar remind us that a dialogue free of blind hatred is distressingly absent, ...

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The Iraq Report: Turkey's silent invasion of Iraq

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week features Ankara's attack on the PKK in the Qandil mountains.

Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

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Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with eye on culture

It is the second significant government change since the appointment of Mohammed bin Salman, son of the king, as heir to the region's most ...

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Morocco World Cup bid cleared for runoff against US

Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid has been cleared for a a runoff vote despite concerns about the country's readiness to host the competition.

Al-Qaeda in royal rumble with 'sinful' Saudi crown prince

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Al-Qaeda in royal rumble with 'sinful' Saudi crown prince

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular has slammed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for hosting a WWE wrestling match in Jeddah.

Al-Qaeda threatens 'sinful reformist' Saudi crown prince

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Al-Qaeda threatens 'sinful reformist' Saudi crown prince

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have warned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against reforms, such as allowing women to drive.

New Iraq government must overcome sectarian divide: UN

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New Iraq government must overcome sectarian divide: UN

An alliance led by nationalist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr won the biggest share of seats in parliamentary elections on 12 May, the first polls since ...

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