Israel's Foreign Minister facing corruption charges

Israel's attorney General said yesterday that he plans to indict the Foreign Minister on corruption charges but will allow him a standard final hearing before a charge sheet is issued. If Avigdor Lieberman is indicted, it would probably force him to resign, badly shaking Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition government.

The Attorney General's statement said Mr Lieberman would be indicted on charges of breach of trust, aggravated fraud, money laundering and harassing a witness. Mr Lieberman denies the allegations.