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Qatar court overturns conviction of US parents

An appeals court in Qatar on Sunday overturned the convictions of a Los Angeles couple who were sentenced to three years in jail for the death of their adopted African-born daughter, but the government was refusing to let the couple leave the co

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Briton jailed in Dubai denies GFH's fraud allegations

A British citizen being sued by a subsidiary of the Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House (GFH) claims he was tricked into visiting Dubai, where he was subsequently arrested. Former GFH Capital deputy chief executive David Haigh has be

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Saudi detains 88 preparing 'terrorist' attacks

Saudi Arabia has arrested 88 people plotting "terrorist" attacks at home and abroad, Al Arabiya television reported on Tuesday, citing the interior ministry. The ministry said the suspects had been monitored for months b

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Suitcase murder victim in Bahrain identified

A Bangladeshi who was allegedly killed over BD50 ($131.8) of unpaid rent before being stuffed into a suitcase and dumped on a construction site has been identified. The badly decomposed body of Haris Kanu Miah was found buried und

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Interpol hunt on for Bahraini fraudster

Bahrain’s Public Prosecution has issued an arrest warrant through Interpol for a Bahraini investor who has been accused of fraud in multiple cases. Under the warrant, the suspect who runs a restaurant chain in Bahrain must be extr

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Suitcase murder suspects in Bahrain arrested

Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man, whose badly decomposed body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in Bahrain. The Bangladeshi men were taken into custody yesterday (August 5), where they confess

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11 conmen arrested in Bahrain mobile phone scam

Eleven conmen who scammed mobile phone users in Bahrain out of BD22,000 ($58,055) have been arrested.   The suspects, believed to be Pakistanis, told Bahrainis and residents they had won cash prizes in a raffle d

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GFH Ex-deputy CEO awaits quizzing

A British citizen being sued for $5 million by a subsidiary of Bahrain-based Gulf Finance House (GFH) claims he is still waiting to be interviewed by police or prosecutors in Dubai, according to a statement issued on his behalf. &

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Torture claims in Bahrain to be probed

A high-level committee has been formed to probe allegations of torture and arbitrary arrests made by an opposition group.   Al Wefaq National Islamic Society released its annual human rights report yesterday whic

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Leeds United ex-boss 'accused of $5m fraud'

The former Leeds United chief David Haigh has been accused of financial mismanagement amounting to $5 million by his previous employer Gulf Finance House Capital, a report said. Documents from the Dubai International Financial Cen

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