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UAE: 11 get life in jail for terrorism

A court in the UAE has sentenced 11 people charged with terrorism and raising money for Al Qaeda and Islamic State in Syria to life imprisonment, state news agency Wam reported on Sunday. A total of 41 defendants were charged in O

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HSBC whistleblower Falciani gets 5 years jail

Herve Falciani, an ex-employee of HSBC's Geneva private bank who leaked information on clients and their tax situation, has been sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated industrial espionage, the bank said on Friday. H

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Emirates' 'worst ever passenger' gets jail sentence

An airline passenger who drunkenly abused cabin crew on board an Emirates flight from Dubai to Birmingham has been jailed for 11 months by a British court, said a report. Branded the 'worst passenger ever’, 46-year-old Jasbir

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Atlas owner gets 3-year jail term for bounced cheques

The owner of a Dubai-based gold and jewellery retailer was sentenced to three years in prison for writing two cheques totaling Dh34 million ($9.26 million) that bounced, local media reported.   Gulf News said the

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ATM attack plotters in Bahrain jailed for life

Five men have been jailed for life in prison for being part of a terrorist cell that conspired with Iranian operatives to blow up ATM machines in Bahrain. However, only three of the Bahrainis were in police custody, while the rest were sentenc

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Bahrain jails 5 for militancy, strips citizenship

Five Bahrainis were convicted of conspiring with Iran to carry out attacks inside Bahrain, sentenced to life imprisonment and stripped of their citizenship, Bahrain's Public Prosecutor was cited as saying by state news agency BNA reported.

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Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to 3 years in jail

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry.  

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Egypt colonel gets 5 years jail over 37 prisoner deaths

An Egyptian police colonel was sentenced to a reduced five years in jail on Thursday in a re-trial over the deaths of 37 Islamist prisoners being transported to jail in an overcrowded van, lawyers and judicial sources said.  

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Norway killer to study at university, from jail

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik won a place on Friday to study at Oslo University from solitary confinement in prison, despite outrage at his massacre of 77 people four years ago. "He meets the admission requir

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Bahrain opposition leader gets four years jail

Bahrain has sentenced opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman to four years in jail in connection with spreading sectarian hate and insulting a government body. The secretary-general of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society was yesterday

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