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Mursi sentenced to death by Egyptain court

An Egyptian court on Saturday sought the death penalty for former president Mohamed Mursi and more than 100 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood in connection with a mass jail break in 2011. Mursi and his fellow defendants, inc

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Bahrain approves tougher penalty for child abusers

Tougher punishments for people, who physically or sexually abuse children or the mentally ill, were approved by the Bahrain’s Shura Council yesterday (May 10). Jail sentences of three months and fines of BD100 ($265) could b

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Mubarak, sons get 3-year jail for corruption

An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to three years in jail without parole on Saturday in the retrial of a corruption case, although the trio is unlikely to go to jail again. Mubarak, who rul

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Bahrain election saboteurs to face jail time and fines

Anyone trying to sabotage Bahrain's national elections could be jailed for two years and fined up to BD2,000 ($5,303) under new rules proposed by the Shura Council. Civil servants would face a tougher punishment of up to three

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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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