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Iraq’s PM orders probe into oil corruption allegations

Iraqi Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Hussain al-Shahristani, who previously served as oil minister and deputy prime minister in charge of energy, speaks at a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, April 2, 2016. Iraq's prime minister on Saturday ordered an investigation into corruption allegations against senior oil officials including al-Shahristani following an expose into bribe-taking published in international media outlets. Al-Shahristani denied he had been involved in any wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister on Saturday ordered an investigation into corruption allegations against senior oil officials following an expose into bribe-taking published in international media outlets. In a statement, Haider al-Abadi ordered “immediate” action by both the anti-corruption commission and the judiciary following reports published by the Huffington Post and Australia’s Fairfax media into large-scale bribe taking by ...

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