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GSK Investigating Claims of Bribery in Jordan

Republished from Reuters http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-gsk-corruption-idUKBREA3F16H20140416 The GlaxoSmithKline logo is seen at the entrance of a building in Luxembourg, September 10, 2013. Picture taken September 10, 2013 REUTERS/YVES HERMAN GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L), Britain’s biggest drugmaker, said on Wednesday it was investigating allegations of … Continue reading

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Republished from the Nation: http://www.stephenglain.com/articles/letter-from-jordan-kingdom-of-corruption   Poetry as political manifesto has a long history in the Arab world. The Prophet Mohammed frequently won over converts to Islam with elegant recitals. Caliphs often deployed serrated verses from their court poet to undermine … Continue reading

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Bedouin tribes accuse Jordan’s Queen Rania of corruption Criticism comes at a difficult time for the monarchy, whose authority has been sapped by growing political unrest

Republished from the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/feb/15/bedouin-accuse-jordan-queen-corruption   In an unprecedented move the leaders of Jordan’s main Bedouin tribes have published an open letter addressed to King Abdullah II accusing his wife, Queen Rania, of corruption. The text, released on 5 February, is … Continue reading

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