An art object. A fashion accessory. A medical treatment. A scientifically advanced gadget. And even, recently, a solution to COVID-19-induced lockdown boredom.
Read more: Blowing Unsmoke
Drugs keep flowing despite the global pandemic.
Read more: What Lockdown? World’s Cocaine Traffickers Sniff at Movement Restrictions
Companies used to hawk get-rich-quick investment schemes from a Kyiv call center were registered in the Caribbean and Estonia in the names of impoverished impoverished Swedes.
Read more: Fraud Factory Firms Traced to Penniless Proxies
Prince Saud bin Abdulmohsen bin Abdulaziz Al Saud applied for a passport shortly after his uncle, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, ousted him as emir of Ha’il province in 2017. Under its economic citizenship program, Cyprus gives out passports in exchange for minimum investments of two million euros.
Read more: Out-of-Favor Saudi Prince Bought Cypriot Passport
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) condemns Ukrainian authorities’ ongoing harassment of our local member center Slidstvo.Info in its pursuit of a baseless, politically motivated pre-trial investigation.
Read more: OCCRP Condemns Planned Interrogation of our Editor in Ukraine
The teeth on an average full-skip chain stand at three-quarter inch intervals and are about the length of a thumbnail. Moving these blades along at a speed of almost 88 feet per second, a gas-powered chainsaw turns even the hardest and oldest of trees to butter.
Of the 38 million cubic meters of forest lost to Romania’s logging industry each year, only 18 million are licensed and accounted for. By the Associated Press. By The Associated Press
Read more: Oak and Omerta in Romania: Saving the Lungs of Europe
For several days in late March, North Macedonian citizen Rodzer Zekirovski had all the symptoms of COVID-19: a high fever, aching muscles, and a dry cough. But he couldn’t manage to get a lab test at a state hospital.
Read more: Uncertain Diagnosis: The Murky Global Market for Coronavirus Antibody Tests
The rivalry between the Škaljari and the Kavač clans, which originated on opposite sides of a single mountain on Montenegro’s Adriatic coast, has upended the criminal underworld in the region. Crime groups have aligned themselves with one or the other, and some politicians and police have picked sides too.
Read more: Balkan Cocaine Wars
Editor Lina Attala lost her breath when she saw the article. It appeared on a pro-government website and claimed that her independent outlet had to close down because she contracted the novel coronavirus by “hanging out with foreigners” and her sister.
Read more: Arab Reporters During COVID-19 Lockdown: Life On the Edge
Reports from OCCRP’s Global Network Illustrate New Threats in Face of COVID-19 — Citizens Suffer as a Result.
Read more: World Press Freedom Day: Allow Independent Media to Do Their Jobs