Kenya police tears-gas protest against corruption
Africa / International News

Kenya police tears-gas protest against corruption

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police Tuesday tear-gassed a peaceful demonstration in support of government action against corruption in East Africa’s largest economy. About 200 demonstrators held a peaceful march to the Supreme Court and Parliament buildings where they delivered petitions asking those institutions to do more to tackle corruption in Kenya, demonstration organizer Boniface … Continue reading

Argentine voters focused on economy, not corruption
Latin America & the Caribbean

Argentine voters focused on economy, not corruption

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The corruption allegations against several top government officials are stunning: The convicted killer of three men alleges that the Cabinet chief ordered the hit, the vice president is being tried for bribery and authorities are investigating a possible money laundering scheme at a luxury hotel owned by President Cristina Fernandez. … Continue reading

Iraq’s top cleric demands real steps in fighting corruption
International News / Middle East

Iraq’s top cleric demands real steps in fighting corruption

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top Shiite cleric said on Friday the government must start hunting the “big heads” as part of its anti-corruption drive, calling for “convincing and assuring steps” as proof of the government’s seriousness in implementing its highly-touted reform plan. Last month, Iraq’s Shiite-led government announced a package of reforms following large rallies … Continue reading

Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards
Asia / International News / Politics

Pakistan corruption lets militants get national ID cards

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Foreign Islamic militants have been able to secure Pakistani national identity cards for years in exchange for bribes as low as $100, giving them vastly greater freedom to operate, according to a report by Pakistan’s top intelligence agency obtained by The Associated Press. The issue of foreign jihadis operating so easily in … Continue reading

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Young Lebanese activists challenge old political class

BEIRUT (AP) — First they egged the prime minister’s building. Then they dumped some of the garbage piling up on Beirut’s streets outside the home of the environment minister, furious the government couldn’t get its act together to find a solution when Lebanon’s main landfill shut down. But perhaps the most electrifying move by the … Continue reading