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  • French ex-leader Sarkozy under investigation

    French ex-leader Sarkozy under investigation

    PARIS, July 02, 2014 (AFP) - France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling, French prosecutors said Wednesday, a dramatic move in a criminal probe that could wreck his hopes of a political comeback.

    July 02, 2014
  • UN holds talks to broker Afghan election deal

    UN holds talks to broker Afghan election deal

    KABUL, June 24, 2014 (AFP) - The United Nations said Tuesday it had stepped in to help broker a solution to Afghanistan's election crisis, hosting talks between presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah and the election authority that he has boycotted.

    June 25, 2014
  • Corruption claims over Qatar World Cup bid

    Corruption claims over Qatar World Cup bid

    LONDON, June 08, 2014 (AFP) - Qatar faced growing pressure over its hosting of the 2022 World Cup Sunday after fresh allegations over the role disgraced former top football official Mohammed bin Hammam played in its bid.

    June 08, 2014
  • AFC warns Maldives over corruption probe

    AFC warns Maldives over corruption probe

    The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Monday warned the Maldives that it risked suspension from international events and tournaments, after the local anti-corruption watchdog launched an investigation into alleged misconduct in selling AFC Challenge Cup tickets.

    May 26, 2014
  • Corruption probe against tourism minister

    Corruption probe against tourism minister

    The auditor general's office and Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) have launched an investigation into suspected money transfers to a company related to Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb in a dollar transaction amongst three state owned companies.

    May 24, 2014
  • India court orders Kejriwal to stay in jail

    India court orders Kejriwal to stay in jail

    NEW DELHI, May 23, 2014 (AFP) - An Indian court Friday ordered anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal to remain behind bars for another two weeks as he continued to refuse to pay bail in a defamation case.

    May 24, 2014
  • ACC probes corruption in FAM

    ACC probes corruption in FAM

    The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has started an investigation into corruption allegations against the Football Association of Maldives (FAM), including issues in the expenses of the ongoing AFC Challenge Cup.

    May 21, 2014
  • Ungoofaru MP banished for corruption

    Ungoofaru MP banished for corruption

    The Criminal Court on Wednesday sentenced outgoing Ungoofaru MP Ibrahim Ameen to four year and six months of banishment on charges of corruption.

    May 14, 2014
  • Prolonged probes hinder development: pres

    Prolonged probes hinder development: pres

    The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) freezing projects worth millions of Rufiya for their investigations hinders development and creates a loss for the government, President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom said on Sunday.

    May 11, 2014
  • We 'can't wipe out' corruption alone: ACC

    We 'can't wipe out' corruption alone: ACC

    Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) President Hasaan Luthfee on Sunday said that in comparison with the level of corruption spread in the nation, the task of preventing any and all such events is unmanageable by the commission's members alone.

    May 11, 2014
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