Kuwait: army officials under investigation in connection with alleged corruption in Eurofighter deal

Kuwait’s anti-corruption body, Nazaha, Monday referred two senior army officers to the public prosecutor over suspected corruption related to a deal to buy Eurofighter Typhoon jets, reports say. The Gulf country took delivery last month of its first two Eurofighter Read more

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