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Security issues and political turmoil in the war torn country had delayed an election initially scheduled for 2015.

Is Bitcoin halal? Islamic scholars wade into cryptocurrency debate

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Is Bitcoin halal? Islamic scholars wade into cryptocurrency debate

The validity of cryptocurrencies will be scrutinised by leading Islamic finance scholars during an annual Sharia conference in Bahrain this week, Reuters reported.

Assad's uncle faces corruption trial over illegally amassed fortune

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Assad's uncle faces corruption trial over illegally amassed fortune

Rifaat al-Assad headed an elite force that put down a Sunni insurrection in Hama in 1982, a crackdown that claimed between 10,000 and 40,000 ...

Egypt election officials 'ordered ballot stuffing' during presidential polls

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Egypt election officials 'ordered ballot stuffing' during presidential polls

Egyptian electoral officials ordered staff at regional polling stations to stuff ballot boxes during last week's controversial presidential ...

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Egypt news website inaccessible after report on election fraud

Egyptian internet users have reported difficulty accessing the website of a local newspaper after it has come under fire from authorities for a report exposing fraud in last week's elections.

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Egypt arrests Masr al-Arabia editor over election fraud report

Egyptian police have raided local news website Masr al-Arabia and detained its editor-in-chief after it published a report that exposed ...

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Reuters pulls report on Egypt election after 'arrest threat'

International news agency Reuters has withdrawn a report on widespread electoral fraud during last week's presidential election after ...

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British expats 'tortured and abused in UAE prisons'

Investigative report sheds new light on previously unknown cases involving the alleged torture, sexual abuse and even deaths of British citizens ...

Israel's Netanyahu questioned for second time in corruption probe

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Israel's Netanyahu questioned for second time in corruption probe

Israel's Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is currently the focus of multiple corruption investigations, and has been questioned by police at ...

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Turkey parliament passes contentious poll pact bill

The Turkish parliament has passed a controversial bill on electoral law which critics argue will favour President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling ...

Netanyahu warns Israel could face snap elections

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Netanyahu warns Israel could face snap elections

The Israeli prime minister said snap elections could be announced if coalition partners won't agree to see his government complete its term.

Netanyahu to meet with 'true friend' Trump

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Netanyahu to meet with 'true friend' Trump

israel's prime minister will meet US President Donald Trump in Washington, as accusations of corruption persist at home.

Turkish taxi driver faces jail over 'deliberate' detour

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Turkish taxi driver faces jail over 'deliberate' detour

Prosecutors in Turkey are seeking a ten-year jail sentence for an Istanbul taxi driver who they say "needlessly" took a tourist on a lengthy ...

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New corruption scandal haunts Israel's Netanyahu

Netanyahu is facing allegations that a longtime confidant attempted to bribe a judge in exchange for dropping a corruption case against the Israeli leader's wife.

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Israel police arrest Netanyahu associates in corruption investigation

Israeli police have arrested two senior executives of the country’s largest telecom group as a part of a corruption investigation against Prime ...

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Netanyahu to visit White House next month: US official

Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu is to visit the White House in March, a US official said, as he faces calls back home to step down ...

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Will Bibi's judges prioritise perks over principles?

Comment: Israeli PM Netanyahu's fate lies in the hands of avaricious coalition members, reluctant to cede their perks in the name of justice, ...

Can South Africa's president-in-waiting fight apartheid in Israel?

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Can South Africa's president-in-waiting fight apartheid in Israel?

Comment: Cyril Ramaphosa is on the brink of taking South Africa's presidency. Janet Smith asks if he will succeed in following through on his ...

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Judge approves Turkish banker's conviction in US sanctions case

The deputy general manager at Turkey's state-run Halkbank was convicted last month of multiple conspiracy charges and bank fraud.

Interpol returns ex-minister wanted for corruption to Iraq

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Interpol returns ex-minister wanted for corruption to Iraq

Interpol has handed over Iraq's former trade minister, the first Iraqi collaboration with the international police body.

Kuwait MP claims 300,000 'rats' have fake citizenship

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Kuwait MP claims 300,000 'rats' have fake citizenship

A Kuwaiti lawmaker known for her anti-migrant rhetoric, claims 300,000 people, whom she refers to as "rats", have forged their citizenship.

Around 3,700 arrested during Iran protests: lawmaker

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Around 3,700 arrested during Iran protests: lawmaker

An Iranian lawmaker said some 3,700 people were arrested by security forces during several days of protests in the country, a far higher figure ...

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