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The scandal dates back to 2008 when Comoros launched a programme, in cooperation with the UAE and Kuwait, to give citizenships to their Bidoon populations.

Comment: The transitional vacuum after regime collapse creates opportunities for those in power to line their pockets quickly, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Henri Mamarbachi

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Comment: No amount of foreign investment will root out the inefficiency, opacity and corruption of the public sector, writes Henri Mamarbachi.

A shoo-in for Sisi in Egypt's presidential election

Jamal Boukhari

A shoo-in for Sisi in Egypt's presidential election

Comment: Sisi's adversaries could gain widespread support, but so far, many of those who put themselves forward are already out ...

Kurds issue arrest warrants for 11 Iraqis amid tensions

The New Arab

Kurds issue arrest warrants for 11 Iraqis amid tensions

Eleven Iraqis including leaders in a powerful paramilitary group were issued with an arrest warrant by Kurdish authorities on Monday, in an ...

AAAJ and agencies

Algeria: President cleans up his cabinet

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika replaces key ministers as graft scandals implicate figures close to his inner circle.

Farouq al-Kamali

The battle to recover Yemen's lost billions

Political turmoil has brought efforts to recover funds misappropriated by the former regime to a halt, but many in Yemen still hope ...

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