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Iran sentences three to death over alleged corruption

Iran sentences three to death over alleged corruption

Three people were sentenced to death in Iran over alleged corruption crimes, state television reported yesterday. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said the courts handed down out death sentences to …

Putin approves National Anti-Corruption Plan for 2018-2020

Putin approves National Anti-Corruption Plan for 2018-2020

Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree approving the National Anti-Corruption plan for 2018-2020. The document is published on the official internet-portal of legal information. The document provides for a number of …

Putin approves national anti-corruption plan through 2020

Putin approves national anti-corruption plan through 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree approving a national anti-corruption plan for 2018-2020. The corresponding document was publishedon the government’s legal information website on Saturday, TASS …

New anti-corruption body to be created in Armenia

New anti-corruption body to be created in Armenia

Armenia's government intends to create an anti-corruption body, endowed with the necessary powers and tools, Armenia's newly appointed Minister of Justice Artak Zeynalyan said. "The body will carry out …

Russia's corruption rate declines, but bribe amounts increase

Russia's corruption rate declines, but bribe amounts increase

Last year, the number of corruption offences in Russia declined by 10% compared to 2016, the country's National Anti-Corruption Committee reports. It is specified that more than 2 million crimes were reported in the country in …

 Kazakhstan moves up in corruption global ranking

Kazakhstan moves up in corruption global ranking

Transparency International has published the annual index of corruption in different countries. Kazakhstan has improved its position, scoring 31 points, and ranked 122th place (131th in 2016). Corruption Perceptions Index ranks 180 …

 Netanyahu: no early elections planned in Israel

Netanyahu: no early elections planned in Israel

Israel’s coalition government remained stable, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, adding that it would continue to govern despite police recommendations he be indicted for bribery. "I …

Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption investigation ends

Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption investigation ends

Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption investigation is set to end with 95 suspects likely to be referred to the public prosecutor. "Only a couple of days [until] cases of corruption-related settlements are closed in preparation for …

Charles Aznavour criticizes Armenian authorities

Charles Aznavour criticizes Armenian authorities

The French singer of Armenian descent Charles Aznavour, who likes occasionally to point to the failures of the Armenian government, has made new revelatory statements against the country’s authorities, AzerNews …

Saudi Prince arrested in anti-corruption purge released

Saudi Prince arrested in anti-corruption purge released

Saudi Arabia has released Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, who was detained three weeks ago in an anti-corruption crackdown, an associate of the royal family and a US official tracking the events each said. The release of …

Detained Saudi princes offered freedom deals

Detained Saudi princes offered freedom deals

Saudi authorities are negotiating settlements with princes and businessmen held over allegations of corruption, offering deals for the detainees to pay for their freedom. The Saudi government is looking to appropriate as much as 70% of …