New Statesman apologises to Nadhmi Auchi

The New Statesman has apologised to businessman Nadhmi Auchi over a link posted on its website to previously published articles.

The apology, on the front page of the magazine’s website, reads:

We recently published links to articles originally published by others which made serious allegations about Nadhmi Auchi. A number of these allegations have now been withdrawn by their original UK publishers on the grounds that they contained significant inaccuracies and we fully accept that to be the case. We should like to offer our sincere apologies to Mr Auchi for any distress he has suffered as a result of our linking to the articles..