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Corruption in the Arab world

FRANCE 24 continues its special series on corruption with a focus on the Arab world. 5 years ago, a major survey in several Arab states revealed that a whopping 90% of the population believed corruption in their country was widespread. Transparency International's corruption index consistently ranks Arab countries below the global average.

  • Fouad Al-OBAID, Columnist, Kuwait Times
  • Amer KHAYATT, Secretary General, Arab Anti-corruption Organization (By satellite from Beirut)
  • Omnia HUSSEIN, Programme coordinator for MENA (Middle-East & North Africa), Transparency (By satellite from Cairo)
  • Patrick COCKBURN, Middle East correspondent, The Independent (By phone from Kabul)

Programme produced by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

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2015-01-29 oil

The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 1)

At $45 a barrel, world oil prices are now nearing a six-year low. Food prices have actually dropped here in Europe, whilst airlines are slashing ticket prices. But...

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2015-01-29 IMF

The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 2)

At $45 a barrel, world oil prices are now nearing a six-year low. Food prices have actually dropped here in Europe, whilst airlines are slashing ticket prices. But...

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2015-01-28 Hassan Nasrallah

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 2)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-28 Lebanon

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 1)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-27 Barack Obama

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 2)

Barack Obama has cut short a three-day trip to India to pay respects to the new monarch of Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah. The high-powered delegation includes a...

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