{FD} Dubai ruler’s daughter mysteriously vanishes after attempt to escape father’s clutches, ex-spy says

The daughter of Dubai’s powerful ruler mysteriously vanished last month after she attempted to escape the clutches of her overbearing father, a former French spy said Monday.

{FD} Exiled jurists launch graft trial against Venezuela’s Maduro

Venezuelan jurists who fled their homeland say they will try Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on allegations of corruption and money laundering, based on evidence suggesting he may have sought bribes from the Brazilian construction giant at the center of a regional corruption scandal.

{FD} N. Korea calls imprisoned ex-S. Korean president ‘traitor’

North Korea has called disgraced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye a "traitor" responsible for "extra-large hideous corruption," in its first reaction to the sentencing of Park to 24 years in prison on corruption charges.

{FD} Fate of key figures in S. Korean scandal that toppled Park

It's the biggest political scandal in recent South Korean history, with more than 50 high-profile figures spending time in prison or facing trial, including ex-President Park Geun-hye, her confidante of 40 years, Choi Soon-sil, and billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong.

{FD} Key moments in life of disgraced ex-S. Korean leader

A South Korean court on Friday sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to 24 years in prison on charges of bribery, extortion, abuse of power and other crimes over an explosive corruption scandal that removed her from office one year ago.

{FD} Exiled jurists hear graft claims against Venezuela’s Maduro

A group of exiled Venezuelan judges met in Colombia's capital Tuesday to hear corruption allegations against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, launching a symbolic process that could further tarnish the embattled socialist leader's reputation.

{FD} What happened to Saddam’s hand? Marine vets seeking statue part they took 15 years ago

One of the enduring images of the Iraq invasion was the toppling of a large Saddam Hussein statue in Firdos Square on April 9, 2003 that came to symbolize the fall of the mad tyrant’s bloodthirsty regime.

{FD} AP Explains: Why is Peru’s president offering to resign?

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has offered his resignation to the country's congress after several of the conservative leader's allies were caught on secretly-shot videos allegedly trying to buy the support of an opposition lawmaker.