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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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Indian leader gets jail in graft case

Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, was sentenced to four years in jail on Saturday in a high-profile corruption case that has lasted nearly two decades. The verdict against the former

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Saudi jails 23 more men for militancy

A Saudi Arabian court sentenced 23 men to jail terms of up to 22 years for their role in militant attacks, state media said on Wednesday, part of a security crackdown in which scores of people have been imprisoned over the past week.

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Former Alba chief jailed for corruption

Former Alba chief executive Bruce Hall has been sentenced to 16 months in prison and ordered to pay £3 million ($5.1 million) by a British court.   Found guilty of cons

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Former Alba chief jailed for corruption

Former Alba chief executive Bruce Hall has been sentenced to 16 months in prison and ordered to pay £3 million ($5.1 million) by a British court.   Found guilty of cons

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Bahrain upholds spying case sentences

Bahrain's highest court has upheld the 10-year-jail term of a defendant convicted of spying for a foreign country.   The High Criminal Court had earlier sentenced the con

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