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

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 over corruption allegations.

Will Bibi's judges prioritise perks over principles?

Barak Barfi

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, writes Barak Barfi.

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

Janet Smith

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 ...

Judge approves Turkish banker's conviction in US sanctions case

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

Mitra Keyvan

Iran protests lack clear goals and leadership

Comment: Unless protesters can form a rallying cry around a clear goal, their influence will be limited, writes Mitra Keyvan.

Egypt's Grand Mufti issues fatwa against Bitcoin

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Egypt's Grand Mufti issues fatwa against Bitcoin

The cleric and his counsellor warn Egyptians against the booming cryptocurrency, citing its potential links to corruption and terrorism.

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Turkey dismisses banker's US conviction over Iran sanctions-dodging

Turkey's foreign ministry has criticised 'US interference' after state bank executive Mehmet Atilla was found guilty in New York of helping Iran ...

Iran protests raise questions for US and Saudi policymakers

James M. Dorsey

Iran protests raise questions for US and Saudi policymakers

Comment: These protests will likely strengthen hardline conservative factions within Iran, which Saudi and US foreign policy may seek to ...

Israel passes law to 'protect Netanyahu during corruption scandal'

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Israel passes law to 'protect Netanyahu during corruption scandal'

The bill stops police from recommending to prosecutors whether to indict suspects upon completing their investigations and prevents information ...

Israelis march against corruption amid Netanyahu probe

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Israelis march against corruption amid Netanyahu probe

Thousands of Israelis marched on Saturday night for the third week running in central Tel Aviv to demand legal action against 'corrupt' people ...

Netanyahu being questioned for seventh time over corruption

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Netanyahu being questioned for seventh time over corruption

A new testimony from an Australian billionaire puts Netanyahu back in questioning over allegations he accepted extravagant gifts in return for ...

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Trump slams 'lax immigration system' after New York attack

President Donald Trump has claimed that a bomb attack on New York's subway proves that the US needs to enact further immigration reform.

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Tens of thousands of Israelis protest 'Netanyahu corruption'

Israel's largest anti-corruption demonstration saw tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets over a law critics say is designed to ...

Deena Dajani

Libya's sovereign wealth scandal: Taxpayers' billions squandered through incompetence

Part one of an exclusive investigation into the mismanagement of an opaque and secretive operation that mimics the country's divided politics.

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Gold trader to reveal Turkish corruption after plea deal

Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab is expected to lift the lid on a Turkish corruption plot, which helped Iran evade US sanctions, after he ...

Israeli MPs back law protecting Netanyahu in criminal probe

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Israeli MPs back law protecting Netanyahu in criminal probe

Israel's parliament on Monday approved the first reading of a bill opponents of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu say is designed to help him ...

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Israel’s health minister resigns over Sabbath train work

Israeli minister Yaakov Litzman will step down on Sunday over infrastructure work that has been scheduled on the Jewish day of religious ...

Iranian accused of Game of Thrones ransom plot

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Iranian accused of Game of Thrones ransom plot

An Iranian man has been accused by US officials for hacking into TV network HBO and threatening to release un-aired episodes of popular fantasy ...

Israeli police questioned Netanyahu 'at home' on corruption charges

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Israeli police questioned Netanyahu 'at home' on corruption charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu was questioned for a sixth time on Sunday over two suspected corruption charges, police said.

Israeli journalist accuses former PM Olmert of sexual assault

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Israeli journalist accuses former PM Olmert of sexual assault

An Israeli journalist says disgraced former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert made unwanted sexual advances on her in a television studio.

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