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Top court quashes UK sanctions on Iranian bank

The UK's highest court has ruled that the British government was wrong to have imposed sanctions on an Iranian bank in 2009 over alleged links to Iran's nuclear programme. The Supreme Court decision on Wednesday mirrored a

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Oman court orders retrial of 11 activists

Oman's Supreme Court has ordered a retrial of 11 democracy activists convicted of forming an illegal gathering, their lawyer said on Monday, after they staged a prison hunger strike last month. They were jailed last year in a

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Egypt's judiciary split over referendum

Egypt's Supreme Judicial Council has agreed to supervise a referendum on a draft constitution, a legal adviser to President Mohamed Mursi said on Monday, although some judges have called for a boycott. Judicial dissent has com

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US Court rejects appeal on airport scanners

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider a Michigan blogger's challenge of the use of full-body scanners and thorough pat-downs at airport checkpoints. Without comment, the court declined to take up Jonathan Corbett&

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COURT DISQUALIFIES PAKISTAN PREMIER

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani ineligible for office, plunging the country into another political crisis. In April, the Supreme Court found Gilani guilty of contempt of court for refusing

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Batelco to review options for India unit

Batelco's India affiliate STel will review the sustainability of its operations under the revised terms imposed by a recent court order, a statement from the Bahrain telecom firm said.  Batelco said it was studying

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Etisalat denies role in India licence process

UAE’s leading telecom operator Etisalat, reacting to Indian Supreme Court’s decision to cancel licences issued to one of its subsidiaries, said it did not have any involvement in the licence process. In a public interest litigation (PIL) c

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India's top court quashes 122 telecom licences

India's Supreme Court on Thursday revoked 122 telecoms licences issued under a scandal-tainted 2008 sale in a judgement that could further darken the business climate in Asia's third-largest economy. Licenses held by five companies

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Court adjourns contempt case against Gilani

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned a contempt hearing for Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in a case that could push him from office and is adding to growing pressure on the unpopular civilian government.  Gilani was

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India court rejects graft official appointment

India's Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the appointment of the country's anti-graft chief for involvement in a palmolein import case, in another rebuke for the Congress-led coalition government.    The rejection of PJ Tho

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