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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 drama Game of Thrones.

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.

Turkey denies $15m plot to kidnap US-based Gulen

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Turkey denies $15m plot to kidnap US-based Gulen

Turkey has rejected US reports claiming it had offered several million dollars to extradite US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Ex-Trump aide Flynn 'plotted to kidnap Gulen for Turkey'

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Ex-Trump aide Flynn 'plotted to kidnap Gulen for Turkey'

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn allegedly planned to kidnap Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen for Turkey in ...

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Saudi crown prince orders arrest of billionaire businessman

A Saudi billionaire, who is embroiled in a high-profile corruption case, was arrested on Wednesday following orders from the kingdom's young crown prince.

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Spy games: Is 'heart disease' really killing Russian diplomats?

Comment: Heart attacks, brief illnesses, and accidental falls. A disturbing number of high-ranking Russian officials have recently been found ...

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Iraq contractor jailed for defrauding millions from US government

US authorities jail a contractor who conspired to charge the US State Department hugely inflated rents for a training facility in Iraq.

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UK lawyers: Abolish extradition to UAE over torture fears

A number of lawyers have petitioned the government to rip up a legal extradition treaty with the UAE, as all requests dating back seven years ...

Netanyahu's son under fire after sharing anti-Semitic meme

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Netanyahu's son under fire after sharing anti-Semitic meme

Netanyahu's post was shared by former Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader David Duke and other far-right sympathisers, with the image implying that there ...

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Germany jails Syrian refugee for attempting to defraud IS

German court inadvertently grants legal protection to the Islamic State group after a Syrian refugee attempted to swindle more than $200,000 ...

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz detained in <em>fraud</em> probe

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Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz detained in fraud probe

Israeli police have detained five suspects in a corruption probe relating to tens of millions of dollars allegedly paid to Guinean officials.

Was Michael Flynn a secret lobbyist for Turkey?

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Was Michael Flynn a secret lobbyist for Turkey?

The Mueller investigation is looking into the origin of certain payments to Flynn's consultancy firm, to discover whether Turkey's government ...

Israel's Netanyahu 'wouldn't have to resign' if indicted

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Israel's Netanyahu 'wouldn't have to resign' if indicted

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could remain in office even if he is indicted on corruption charges, Israel's justice minister said on ...

Mauritania votes on controversial constitutional changes after tense campaign Mauritania votes on controversial constitutional changes after tense campaign

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Mauritania votes on controversial constitutional changes after tense campaign

Mauritanians have begun voting on several contentious changes to their constitution sought by President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz but opposed by a ...

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Ex-Netanyahu aide turns state's witness in graft probe

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's former chief of staff has agreed to turn state witness, supplying information to investigators looking into corruption allegations against the premier, officials said on Friday.

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UK refuses UAE extradition request over torture fears

Critics have pointed towards the UAE's improper use of the Interpol system to find wanted individuals abroad with no real intention of ...

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Seven Israeli military chiefs arrested over submarine corruption investigation

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will face questioning on his involvement in the vice scandal on Monday, after six ex-military chiefs were ...

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Kenya cancels contract with Emirati firm over electoral-fraud concerns

Kenya’s High Court cancelled a contract issued to a Dubai-based firm to print ballot papers for next month’s presidential election after the ...

UAE ambassador to Washington 'linked to multi-billion <em>fraud</em> scandal'

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UAE ambassador to Washington 'linked to multi-billion fraud scandal'

Documents show companies connected to the UAE ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba received $66 million allegedly misappropriated from ...

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When Franklin D Roosevelt met Ibn Saud

Comment: FDR understood the strength of the Saudi king's opposition to Israel's creation, and these sentiments still dominate debate, despite ...

When Franklin D Roosevelt met Ibn Saud

Seraj Assi

When Franklin D Roosevelt met Ibn Saud

Comment: FDR understood the strength of the Saudi king's opposition to Israel's creation, and these sentiments still dominate debate, despite ...

How technology can diversify and transform Iraq’s economy

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How technology can diversify and transform Iraq’s economy

For far too long Iraq has been held back, but with access to electronic platforms, a new golden age of tech is promised writes Goodall

Israel's interior minister and wife under investigation for corruption

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Israel's interior minister and wife under investigation for corruption

Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and his wife were being questioned by fraud squad detectives on Monday as part of a major ...

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