From the National
Ordinary people feel that corruption worsened in nine Arab countries and territories over the last year, especially Lebanon and Yemen, according to a report by an anti-corruption watchdog.
The survey by Transparency International of nearly 11,000 respondents showed that sleaze was also seen to be on the rise in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Sudan and Tunisia.
Across the countries surveyed, 61 per cent of respondents thought graft had worsened in the past year. The poll also found that courts have the worst bribery rate out of six services that were surveyed.