Nicolas Sarkozy will on October 5 become France's first ex-president to stand trial on corruption charges in a case in which he is accused of trying to obtain classified information from a judge.
South Africa's scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma will face trial on corruption charges over a 1990s arms deal, a court ruled Friday, in one of multiple alleged graft cases over his long political career.
The Bangladesh government on Wednesday turned a notorious jail into a courtroom to try ailing opposition leader Khaleda Zia on corruption charges.
Hanif Abbasi is seen as a strong candidate for the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) in Wednesday's election.
The anti-graft court ruled that the Sharif family bought properties in London with the money plundered from Pakistan in the 1990s.
Khaleda Zia was imprisoned in February after being accused of embezzling money intended for an orphanage, an allegation she said was politically motivated.
Jacob Zuma, 75, smiled broadly and gave a thumbs-up as he walked into the Durban High Court building to take his seat in the dock just seven weeks after he was forced to resign from office.
Disgraced former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was named as a witness on Thursday by an appeal court reviewing the conviction of Jay Y. Lee, the billionaire heir to the Samsung Group, on corruption charges.
South African President Jacob Zuma failed on Friday in his appeal against a court ruling that corruption charges against him be reinstated, another setback for the leader who has been facing calls for his resignation.