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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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Marijuana plant grower jailed in Bahrain

A businessman has been jailed and fined for growing marijuana at his home in Bahrain.   The 24-year-old Bahraini was sentenced to 12 months behind bars and fined BD1,000 (2,624) by the High Criminal Court yesterd

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Mubarak sentenced to three years in jail

An Egyptian court on Wednesday sentenced ousted president Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison on charges of stealing public funds. "He should have treated people close and far from him equally," said Judge Osama Shahe

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Bahrain jails bomb blast six for 25 years

Six Bahrainis who planted explosives that killed a civilian have been sentenced to life in jail, a report said. They have been convicted of premeditated and attempted murder, planting an explosive device, rioting, taking part in a

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Bahrain sentences 33 over terrorist acts

Bahrain has convicted 28 men of hurling firebombs at a civilian car, while five others have been jailed for five years each for plotting an attack on Bahrain's Formula One race last year. The 28 Bahrainis were yesterday found

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