KUWAIT OPPOSITION DECLARES WAR AGAINST CORRUPTION

The main Kuwaiti opposition party has made allegations in relation to government corruption scandals and urged the Kuwaiti government to hire an international firm to trace transfers.  The opposition party held a rally at the start of June where it declared “war” against widespread corruption and produced copies of documents which it said showed around  US$50 billion of public funds were embezzled by former senior officials.

EGYPTIAN COURT CLEARS FORMER MUBARAK MINISTER HABIB EL-ADLY

Egypt's former Interior Minister, Habib el-Adly, has been cleared of corruption and money laundering charges in a retrial after he was sentenced by an Egyptian court to 12 years imprisonment in 2011. Habib El-Adly ran the security services of the ousted President Hosni Mubarak. It is not reported on what grounds the charges were cleared.

QATAR WORLD CUP PROBE BACKED BY SPONSOR SONY

In early June, football World Cup sponsors Adidas, Sony, Visa and Coca-Cola urged FIFA to fully investigate allegations that millions of dollars in bribes were paid by Mohamed bin Hammam, Qatar's former FIFA Vice President, to football officials worldwide to secure their backing for Qatar to be the host nation for the 2022 Cup. Qatar denies the allegations but a report on FIFA’s internal investigation is due to be published in July.