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Egypt's former president Mursi gets 20-years jail

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole on Tuesday, nearly three years after he was declared Egypt's first freely elected president. Mursi stood in a cage in court as judge Ah

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Bahrain considers alternatives to jail for criminal offenders

Alternatives to prison sentences for criminal offenders are being considered in Bahrain, it has emerged. House arrest and mediation are among new avenues being explored, Public Prosecutor Dr Ali bin Fadhel Al Buainain told the

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Armed bank robber in Bahrain gets 20-year jail term

An armed bank robber who 'mocked' staff and customers as he fled with BD13,000 ($34,249) has been jailed for 20 years. Bahraini Nabeel Khan Haji was found guilty of theft, assault and possessing an unlicensed weapon by th

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Traders not complying with new rules to face jail time

Traders found to be selling products that do not comply with a new specifications and standards law currently under discussion at Bahrain’s Shura Council could face fines or jail time. The new government-drafted bill will gi

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Tough new traffic laws in force in Bahrain

After weeks of warnings, today (February 8) is the day when Bahrain's tough new traffic laws come into force, a report said. Under the new rules, jumping a red light could result in a fine of up to BD500 ($1,315) and six month

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Maid 'caring for love child in Bahrain jail'

An Indonesian housemaid impregnated by her employer's 13-year-old son is being forced to care for their baby behind bars in Bahrain, a report said. The 34-year-old mother was convicted of having sex with a minor in October las

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Egypt court overturns last case against Mubarak

Egypt's high court on Tuesday overturned the only remaining conviction against Hosni Mubarak, ordering a retrial in the embezzlement case and opening the way for the ousted former president's possible release. Mubarak, 86,

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Bahrain plans tough crackdown on embezzlers

Embezzlers in Bahrain will soon face up to three years in jail and BD5,000 ($13,260) fines if they are convicted of forging signatures, signing documents without proper authorisation or destroying original deeds or receipts for the purpose of co

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London cleric Hamza jailed for life

The radical London cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri was sentenced to life in a US prison on Friday for his conviction on terrorism-related charges, including his role in the 1998 kidnapping of Western tourists in Yemen that left four hostages dead.

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Saudi shows the way home to runaway expats

Hundreds of expatriates classified as runaways in Saudi Arabia may now avoid jail and go back to their countries, benefiting from a recent concession announced by the government, a report said. The concession rules that the runawa

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