Friday 24 October 2014

Bahrain investigators working to help jailed expats

Investigators are working with foreign embassies to help resolve cases of expatriates who have completed their jail terms but are still detained for legal reasons.   The Interior Ministry's Ombudsman Office h


Pakistan trio jailed for spot-fixing

Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were jailed on Thursday for their roles in a spot-fixing scandal which the judge said had damaged the integrity of a game renowned for its fairness. Former captain Butt was s


12 more jailed over Oman protests

An Omani court jailed 12 protesters from the coastal city of Sohar for up to three and a half years, a local paper said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people sentenced for taking part in the unrest to 80. The usually-tranquil&n


Jailed Iranian reporter on hunger strike

A US-Iranian reporter jailed by Tehran for espionage has gone on hunger strike and says she will not stop until she is released, her father said on Saturday. Reza Saberi said his daughter Roxana, 31, had called from prison to say she was o

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