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Saudi graft reach to UAE – Some liquidating assets

ABU DHABI/DUBAI, Nov 9, (RTRS): Saudi authorities have questioned 208 people in an anti- corruption investigation and estimate at least $100 billion has been stolen through graft, a top official said on Thursday as the inquiry expanded beyond the kingdom’s borders. “Based on our investigations over the past three years, …

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Iraq hits Kurdish banking

BAGHDAD, Nov 9, (RTRS): Iraq’s central bank has ordered private banks to close their branches in the Kurdistan region within a week to avoid a ban on dollar sales, Iraqi banking sources said on Thursday. The central bank’s deadline expires on Nov 14 and all banks must report back with …

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Sisi ‘redlines’ Gulf

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Nov 9, (Agencies): Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has re-affirmed that security of Arab and Gulf states is inseparable from Egypt’s national security. “Any threat to the Gulf is a threat to Egypt,” the Egyptian president said during a meeting with representatives of Egyptian, Arab and foreign media …

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Fresh arrests in Saudi graft purge

RIYADH, Nov 8, (RTRS): Saudi Arabian authorities have made further arrests and frozen more bank accounts in an expanding anti-corruption crackdown on the kingdom’s political and business elite, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday Dozens of royal family members, officials and business executives have already been held in …

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Rome keen to take part in Kuwait’s dev

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 8, (KUNA): The Italian Ambassador to Kuwait Giuseppe Scognamiglio has said that his country is eager to participate in the implementation of the projects on Kuwait’s development plans. He added that leading Italian companies have been carrying out infrastructure and housing projects in the Gulf country. Scognamiglio …

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Trump tours Forbidden City

Beijing seen as key to controlling Pyongyang BEIJING, Nov 8, (Agencies): US President Donald Trump toured the Forbidden City with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday as he began the crucial leg of an Asian tour intended to build a global front against North Korea’s nuclear threats. After warning North …

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Saudi elite to face trial – Trump backs purge

RIYADH, Nov 7, (Agencies): Dozens of high profile Saudi political and business figures arrested in an anti-corruption sweep will face trial, the attorney general said, after the biggest purge of the kingdom’s elite in its modern history. Authorities hinted they could widen the crackdown after princes, ministers as well as …

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Japan’s ‘Black Widow’ to hang – 3 murdered

TOKYO, Nov 7, (Agencies): A onetime millionairess dubbed the “Black Widow”, who tricked elderly lovers into drinking cyanide and then pocketed millions in insurance payouts and inheritance, was sentenced to death in Japan on Tuesday. Kyoto District Court condemned Chisako Kakehi, 70, to the gallows for the murder of three …

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Yemen rebels issue threat – Saudi, UAE airports

SANAA, Nov 7, (AFP): Shiite rebels in Yemen threatened on Tuesday to attack ports and airports in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, raising the stakes in a fl are-up between Riyadh and Tehran. The threat came hours after Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince accused Iran of “direct military …

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‘Missile may be act of war’ – Helicopter crash kills Saudi deputy governor

DUBAI, Nov 6, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia and Iran traded fierce accusations over Yemen on Monday, with Riyadh saying a rebel missile attack “may amount to an act of war” and Tehran accusing its rival of war crimes. Tensions have been rising between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran, who …

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