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Greed, Rapaciousness and Intrigue: How Egypt became dependent on Israeli Gas

June 13, 2014

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These oil and gas deals “add up to a total loss to the Egyptian people of possibly over $11bn. Almost all of these involved Hussein Salem at some point in time arranging the deals.” Mika Minio-Paluello Energy Analyst

Transparency International 2009: Muslim-majority Countries Among the Most Corrupt on Earth

November 17, 2009

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Thansparency International 2009 The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) table shows a country’s ranking and score, the number of surveys used to determine the score, and the confidence range of the scoring. The rank shows how one country compares to others included in the index. The CPI score indicates the perceived level of public-sector corruption in […]

Corruption and Bribery in Bangladesh: Bribing for Healthcare

November 17, 2009

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According to Transparency International, Bangladesh rates as the one of the most corrupt country on earth The Dhaka Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh treats more than two million patients a year. It claims to offer free medical treatment to the poor, but using a hidden camera, Al Jazeera has discovered that some patients have to […]

For Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari, goodbye to goodwill

November 16, 2009

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By Pamela Constable Washington Post Foreign Service November 16, 2009 ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — President Asif Ali Zardari, who entered office 14 months ago on a wave of post-dictatorship goodwill and sympathy for his slain wife, Benazir Bhutto, now faces growing public anger and disillusionment over his remote presidency. Some critics are urging him to step […]

Egyptians in Nile Delta go on labor strikes

August 18, 2009

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By Abigail Hauslohner/Al-Mahalla al-Kubra Time Magazine In the Nile delta region where the famous Egyptian cotton is made, laborers are striking and blaming the government for their poor condition. The strikes involving several dozen workers in the Nile Delta town about 60 miles north of Cairo are just the latest in over a dozen that […]

Corruption in the Workplace: Feds Arrest Several Mayors and Rabbis

July 23, 2009

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NBC News and news services NEWARK, N.J. – Three New Jersey mayors, two state lawmakers, a deputy mayor and five rabbis were among 44 people charged Thursday in a two-track corruption and international money-laundering probe, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Jersey announced. The investigation began as a probe into a money-laundering ring that allegedly […]

Prince Bandar on Corruption in Saudi Arabia: “So what?”

June 25, 2009

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The Guardian, UK Prince Bandar, challenged as to whether there is corruption in deals with the Saudi royal family and whether 1 billion UK pounds in bribe were paid to bank accounts controlled by Prince Bandar himself, replies: “Yes. So what?” Please click here to watch the video clip where he made that reply.

Like AIG, Sarah Palin has taken advantage of taxpayers

October 21, 2008

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First Story: AP Investigation: Alaska Funded Palin Kids’ Travel By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS reported in the New York Times Published: October 22, 2008 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sarah Palin charged the state for her children to travel with her, including to events where they were not invited, and later amended expense reports to specify […]

When democracy fails: Asif Ali Zardari– the godfather as Pakistan’s president

September 7, 2008

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The Post Asif Ali Zardari: the godfather as president By Tariq Ali Sunday September 07 2008 Asif Ali Zardari – singled out by fate to become Benazir Bhutto’s husband and who, subsequently, did everything he could to prevent himself from being returned to obscurity – is about to become the new President of Pakistan. Oily-mouthed […]

US Presidential Candidate John McCain and Corruption

April 16, 2008

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McCain and Keating McCain Flip Flops on Ethics Reform McCain: Corruption in Politics

Graft and Corruption in Pakistan: Asif Zardari, Mr. 10 Percent, is back

March 14, 2008

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Pakistani court has quashed the last remaining graft case against the husband of slain Benazir Bhutto, his lawyer has said. Asif Ali Zardari was acquitted by the anti-corruption court in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near Islamabad, in the last of seven cases that had been hanging over him for more than a decade, lawyer […]

To work or not to work: Stealing water to survive in Iraq

December 1, 2007

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Damien Cave, The New York Times  Please click here to see how desperate people are to find work in Iraq, and what they do to survive.  This is a clip from the New York Times. BAGHDAD, Dec. 1 — Jobless men pay $500 bribes to join the police. Families build houses illegally on government land, […]

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