Egypt’s former minister gets 25 years for graft

Updated 24 April 2013
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Egypt’s former minister gets 25 years for graft

CAIRO: A court has sentenced a former finance minister to 25 years in prison on charges of squandering public funds.
Yousef Boutros-Ghali was found guilty of squandering around $ 3.6 million during his final years in the post, Egypt’s state news agency reported.
He has been convicted on similar charges in past cases. Boutros-Ghali is a nephew of former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali and is believed to be in London.
Because he has been tried in absentia, he is allowed a retrial and all verdicts can be overturned upon his return.


World Health Organization announces 21 tons of medicines shipped to Yemen

Updated 19 min 26 sec ago
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World Health Organization announces 21 tons of medicines shipped to Yemen

DUBAI: The World Health Organization announced the arrival of 21 tons of medicine and medical supplies to Yemen on Saturday, which included ones needed for treatment of chronic diseases and cholera, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
“Two planes landed at Sanaa airport this week carrying medicines for emergency injuries set to meet the needs of 3,200 people in need medical care,” the agency said.