corruption in the East

Rouhani's brother begins prison term - media

Rouhani's brother begins prison term - media

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother has begun serving a five-year prison sentence on corruption charges. According to the Tasnim news agency, authorities had transferred Hossein Fereidoun to …

 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's confidants arrested in corruption probe

Netanyahu's confidants arrested in corruption probe

Israeli police arrested members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's inner circle in a widening graft probe, media reported. The arrests come less than a week after police said they had enough evidence to …

Kuandyk Bishimbayev arrested on suspicion of bribery

Kuandyk Bishimbayev arrested on suspicion of bribery

Kazakhstan’s former economy minister Kuandyk Bishimbayev has been arrested over allegations of corruption, the country’s National Anti-corruption Bureau announced.  "On January 12 with the approval …

Netanyahu: misconduct allegations are ‘persecution’

Netanyahu: misconduct allegations are ‘persecution’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labeled allegations of his misconduct in office as “persecution” and repeated that a new criminal investigation into his affairs would come to nothing. Police are …

Iran to execute corrupt billionaire

Iran to execute corrupt billionaire

In Tehran, a billionaire, the head of the Sorinet Group, Babak Zanjani, has been sentenced to death on charges of corruption and embezzlement. The billionaire has been in prison since December 30th 2013, when he was …