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Musharraf granted bail, free to leave Pakistan

Former military dictator Pervez Musharraf could leave Pakistan as soon as Thursday after a decision by a court paving the way for his release, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Musharraf's fate has been subject to intense speculat

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Kuwait frees former MPs, activists on bail

Kuwait have freed on bail three former opposition lawmakers accused of criticising the emir and four people arrested for taking part in protests last week, local activists said on Wednesday. Former Islamist MPs Falah al-Sawwagh an

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Bahrain activist's trial adjourned

A trial of an opposition activist accused of taking part in an illegal gathering in Manama has been adjourned until Thursday. Nabeel Rajab appeared in the Lower Criminal Court, where he was also charged with inciting others to take part in

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Bahrain activist granted bail

A Bahrain court yesterday (May 20) granted jailed opposition activist Nabeel Rajab BD300 ($795) bail in connection with insulting the country's Interior Ministry through his twitter account. However, Rajab is still remanded in police custo

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Bahrain jailed 118 students during unrest

A total of 118 university students and staff were jailed for up to 12 months for protesting inside Bahrain University's Sakhir campus during the height of last year's unrest, according to a report. They were convicted of taking part in an

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Alba bribery case suspect granted bail

A billionaire businessman accused of bribing officials in Bahrain was yesterday granted bail by a British court in exchange for a £10 million security bond. Victor Dahdaleh, 68, who is British and Canadian, is charged with corruption

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Bahrain judge denies bail for unrest suspects

The leading judge at the National Safety Court in Bahrain ruled that seven men accused of kidnapping and torturing a policeman during the unrest will continue to be remanded in custody. The seven men are led by rogue clergyman Shaikh Moham

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Strauss-Kahn wins bail

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will leave jail on bail on Friday under the shadow of sexual assault charges as another French official, Christine Lagarde, builds support to succeed him. Strauss-Kahn, a global high-flier seen as ha

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Strauss-Kahn resigns as IMF chief

The International Monetary Fund said Dominique Strauss-Kahn has resigned as its head following charges against him of sexual assault and attempted rape. 'I deny with the greatest possible firmness all of the allegations that have been

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IMF chief denied bail, sent to NY jail

IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was denied bail and sent to New York's notorious Rikers Island jail on Monday, a crushing blow as he fights charges that he assaulted and tried to rape a hotel maid. Hours after his bail request was rej

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