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Saudi royal faces death penalty for murder

A Saudi prince who murdered a fellow Saudi may be executed, a newspaper reported on Sunday, in a rare example of a member of the kingdom's ruling family facing the death penalty. The English-language Arab News did not name the

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Bahrain's tough anti-terror laws backed

Top Bahrain community figures yesterday backed urgently passed laws that could see people convicted of carrying out fatal bomb attacks given the death penalty, said a report.   The punishment was included in two

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Pakistan brings back death penalty

Pakistan's new government, trying to appear determined to rein in escalating crime and militancy, has ended a ban on the death penalty, in a move condemned by international organizations as inhuman and retrograde. Up to 8,000

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Saudi, Iraq sign prisoners deal

Iraq has agreed to repatriate Saudi prisoners who fought alongside Islamist insurgents against US-led forces under a deal that signals further improvement of relations between the two major Arab countries. The prisoner exchange deal comes

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Man gets death for killing Bahrain policeman

A 21-year-old Bahraini has been sentenced to death for killing a policeman in Sitra area of the kingdom during the unrest. Ali Yousif Abdulwahab Al Taweel was convicted of the crime at the National Safety Court on Thursday. His acc

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