A Venezuelan woman prays on a soccer field on the outskirts of Cúcuta, on the Colombian side of the Venezuelan border. Photograph: Edgard Garrido

Once you pass the army base in Agua Blanca on the highway north out of Cúcuta the roadside stalls quickly appear. Consisting of stacks of jerry cans (...)

Iraqi protesters wave a national flag outside the burnt-down local government headquarters in Basra, after the hospitalisation of 30,000 people who had drunk polluted water. Photograph:  Haidar Mohammed Ali

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called on caretaker Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abadi to step down in the wake of protests that killed 12 in (...)

Journalists wait outside the Director of Criminal Investigation headquarters, following the arrest of the head of the National Youth Service, Richard Ndubai, along with an unspecified number of officials over corruption in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday. Photograph:  Baz Ratner/Reuters

Kenyan authorities have arrested more than 20 people, including senior officials, in a probe into the alleged theft of almost $100 million from a gove(...)

The Government should heed Transparency International Ireland’s injunction to commit more resources, strengthen legislation and ensure adequate enforcement of the framework of laws already on the statute book that help prevent corruption. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s rating of 19th out of 183 states in the latest annual Corruption Perceptions Index compiled by Transparency International is disappointing a(...)

The Dail chamber in Leinster House.

Ireland has been ranked 19th out of 183 states on a leading international measure of corruption, published by Transparency International. States on (...)

The Government’s plan to introduce a major piece of legislation to update the law on bribery and corruption is welcome although this reform has been p(...)

Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. Photograph: /Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A Taliban suicide bomber has killed 24 people in an area of Kabul where prominent politicians live, causing residents and analysts to question the gov(...)

Displaced Iraqi women rest in the desert as they wait to be transported in western Mosul, Iraq. Photograph: Reuters/Zohra Bensemra

The defeat of Islamic State in Mosul will be a hollow victory if the Shia fundamentalist government fails to win hearts and minds of the city’s Sunni,(...)

 Swimmers among boats in Mogadishu, Somalia. The country’s  upcoming presidential election has been billed as a milestone by UN officials, but analysts say the election is really a milestone of corruption. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times

Politicians have been peeling off wads of hundred dollar bills to buy votes. Others have shown up for parliamentary races standing next to a political(...)

  Russian president Vladimir Putin with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban at  talks in Mosco last year: Putin will face a mixed reception when he visits Budapest on Thursday. Photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty

Hungary’s government hopes to be a “pillar” in a new and profitable relationship between Europe and the Kremlin, but Russian president Vladimir Putin (...)

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