Offshore in Panama

Published April 5th, 2016 - 04:37 GMT
A number of prominent Arab figures were named in the Panama Papers, a massive leak of documents that shed light on how the world's elite use Panama as a tax haven.  (AFP/File)
A number of prominent Arab figures were named in the Panama Papers, a massive leak of documents that shed light on how the world's elite use Panama as a tax haven. (AFP/File)

The offshore Arabs 

Prominent figures from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates are named in the leaked Panama Papers.

Below is a summary of their financial dealings, as reported on the website of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

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Passengers with problems  

Mohammed K. is in a Kafkaesque situation -- for the past five months this refugee from Syria has been stuck in a no-man’s land at an Istanbul airport, unable to enter the country, but unable to leave.

His nightmare began in November 2015 when he landed in Istanbul with his wife and close friends on a flight from Amman, Jordan. “Everyone made it through customs, except me,” says the 28-year-old, dark circles under his eyes, who still can’t believe what is happening to him.

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Book to read: In the Country of Men  

Libya, where art thou? That is a question I already asked – a lot of times. There are no certain answers, but I still manage to find Libya and its people, to catch a small glimpse of their lives.

It doesn’t happen through media and daily news, Libya is still a zero-interest story for most of those outlets. I go through libraries, art exhibitions, old and new photos – that is how a part of the country, a part of its history, a part of the daily lives of some of its people is revealed to me today.

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