Mar 29, 2016

Egypt's al-Sissi sacks top auditor who alleged mass state corruption

President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi on Monday sacked Egypt’s top auditor who had stirred controversy by publicly concluding that government corruption had cost the country billions of dollars. Hesham Geneina came under heavy fire from senior officials and progovernment media after he alleged widespread graft ...

Mar 26, 2016

Top U.S. Navy officer jailed in massive bribery scandal

A top U.S. Navy officer was sentenced to 46 months in prison on Friday for giving classified information to a Malaysian contractor in exchange for prostitutes and lavish gifts. Capt. Daniel Dusek, the highest-ranking officer charged in a massive navy bribery scandal, was also ...

Hopes and hurdles await new Myanmar government

Mar 21, 2016

Hopes and hurdles await new Myanmar government

Nestled among towers of moldering paperwork, the few flickering computer screens at Myanmar’s information ministry are a sign that change is afoot, and nervous bureaucrats expect more to come under the first civilian government in decades. A novice administration led by Aung San Suu ...

Record Brazil protests put Rousseff's future in doubt

Mar 14, 2016

Record Brazil protests put Rousseff's future in doubt

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians flooded the streets on Sunday in the biggest ever protests calling for President Dilma Rousseff’s removal, reflecting rising popular anger that could encourage Congress to impeach the leftist leader. The demonstrations were the latest in a wave of anti-government ...

Mar 14, 2016

Central Asia strongmen challenged by threadbare economics

Pensioner Anna Kovalyova, 63, would struggle to make ends meet on her pension worth $250 if it was not for the subsidies from the authorities in Turkmenistan that make water, gas and electricity almost free. “In 25 years of independence our country has proven ...

Mar 13, 2016

Australian journalists held after trying to question Najib

Two Australian journalists were arrested and barred from leaving Malaysia after attempting to question Prime Minister Najib Razak about a corruption scandal, national broadcaster ABC said Sunday. The journalists, who work for the Australian Broadcasting Corp. “Four Corners” investigative program, were detained in the ...