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Saudi authorities striking agreements with some of those detained in anti-corruption crackdown

BEIRUT/RIYADH: Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said. The deals involve separating cash from assets like property and shares and looking at bank accounts to assess cash values, one of the sources told Reuters. Dozens of princes, senior officials, and businessmen, including cabinet ministers and billionaires, have been detained in the graft inquiry…