UAE hands over to Algeria former state-run oil giant boss wanted for corruption

The UAE have extradited Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour, former boss the state-run energy giant Sonatrach, wanted in Algeria for corruption in two cases. The protégé of ex-leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika arrived Wednesday at Algiers international airport handcuffed, from Dubai. He was arrested Read more

Kuwait arrests political activist for insulting ruler

The Kuwaiti police have arrested Jamal Al-Sayer, a prominent political activist and poet, for insulting Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, reports say. Al-Sayer, his lawyer told Reuters, has been detained since Monday evening following his interception by three police cars Read more

Saudi Arabia to launch Thursday “Riyadh Initiative” at UN to support global anti-corruption efforts

Saudi Arabia will Thursday launch in Geneva the “Riyadh Initiative” aimed at establishing a global network of operations to exchange information between anti-corruption agencies, Arab News reports. The initiative aims at developing a rapid and effective tool to combat cross-border Read more

Mauritania: Former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz charged with corruption

Former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, along with a dozen other people, were charged with corruption on Thursday, March 11. A lawyer for the former Mauritanian president told RFI. The defendants left the judge’s chambers free, but were placed under Read more

Iranian court sentences brother of vice-president to 2 years in prison on corruptions charges

A court in Iran has sentenced the brother of the Vice President to two years in prison on corruption charges. Gholamhossein Esmaili, spokesman of the Iranian judiciary, The New Arab reports, indicated that Mahdi Jahangiri, the brother of Eshaq Jahangiri Read more