Bahrain

Asian man arrested with drugs worth BD236000
Jan 22

Asian man arrested with drugs worth BD236000

Manama : An Asian man has been arrested with 288 capsules (around 2KG) of heroin and 19 capsules of Shabu, both worth around BD236000 . Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science General Director Colonel Abdulaziz Al Rumaihi  said that the suspect possessed the narcotics for drug...

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Detective fined for failing to appear in court
Jan 20

Detective fined for failing to appear in court

Manama : A detective has been fined BD50 by the Court for failing to attend the hearing of  the case of 18 men implicated in connection with spying for Iran and terrorist organisation Hezbollah.  The Bahraini defendants, aged between 28 and 59,  are said to have created a group, namely “Al...

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12 men jailed in Karanah bomb blast case
Jan 19

12 men jailed in Karanah bomb blast case

Manama : Twelve Bahraini men implicated in detonating a bomb in the village of Karanah have been sentenced to prison by the High Criminal Court. The defendants received sentences ranging between 35 years and three years.  Two police officers were injured in the blast after the defendants along with other...

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Terrorists attack National Bank of Bahrain
Jan 19

Terrorists attack National Bank of Bahrain

Manama : The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) in Sitra has been targeted by a terrorist attack on Wednesday night, DT News has learnt. Despite no official comments on the incident, sources informed that a cooking gas cylinder was used in the attack. However, no information was available on any casualties, injuries or...

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Europeans arrested in Bahrain exchange house robbery
Jan 19

Europeans arrested in Bahrain exchange house robbery

Manama : Two European men suspected of robbing around BD3,000 from a money exchange in Um Al Hassam have been arrested within 48 hours of committing the crime. “An investigation led to the identification of the two suspects and the money they had robbed was seized at the time of their arrest,” the...

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Residents warned against reserving public spaces
Jan 19

Residents warned against reserving public spaces

Manama : Residents of Muharraq have been warned of illegally blocking public roads and reserving parking spots using iron rods, chains, cement blocks or any other materials. Muharraq Municipality issued the warning as it conducted its annual inspection campaign in different areas of Muharraq Governorate...

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Asian woman held for attempting to bribe passport official
Jan 18

Asian woman held for attempting to bribe passport official

Manama : General Director of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security announced the arrest of an Asian female in cooperation with the Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA) for trying to bribe a passport employee to stamp a passport of another Asian female to traffic a third Asian woman....

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Dair blast; Jail terms confirmed
Jan 18

Dair blast; Jail terms confirmed

Manama : The life sentences issued against three Bahraini defendants convicted in connection with a blast in Dair on December 29, 2014 have been confirmed by the  Supreme Appeals Court.  The trio are accused of attempting to murder policemen with firebombs. The defendants along with unknown rioters...

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217 illegal taxi drivers arrested in 2016
Jan 18

217 illegal taxi drivers arrested in 2016

Manama : 217 illegal taxi drivers of various nationalities were arrested in 2016, according to the General Directorate of Traffic.  After referring to the Public Prosecutor, those arrested were sentenced to jail with a BD1,000 fine. The non-Bahrainis among them were deported. “The department will...

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‘No violations made in cop killers’ execution’
Jan 17

‘No violations made in cop killers’ execution’

Manama : The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) yesterday affirmed that the Kingdom has not violated any of its international legal obligations by executing the death penalty of three individuals convicted with the murder of three policemen on March 2014. “The final verdict by the Court of...

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Robbery at Bahrain exchange house
Jan 16

Robbery at Bahrain exchange house

Manama: A foreign exchange company in Bahrain was looted by two unidentified robbers this morning. LuLu International Exchange officials confirmed the incident but did not give further details. Two unidentified men apparently approached the exchange's branch at Umm Al Hassam with guns at around 8.30am. However...

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Fire erupt at Northern Municipality building
Jan 16

Fire erupt at Northern Municipality building

Manama : A fire erupted at the Northern Municipality building in Aali today morning without causing any casualties or injuries. The authorities hinted that the incident may have been intentional, stating that “foul play was behind the fire”. A statement posted on the official Twitter page of Interior...

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Attempt to murder; Man detained for 15 days
Jan 16

Attempt to murder; Man detained for 15 days

Manama : A man, charged of attempting to murder another person in front of Hamad police station has been detained by the High Criminal Court for 15 days. According to court files, the defendant deliberately hit the victim with his car, before running over him. Though the victim suffered injuries to his chest, he...

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 Shop under investigation over pricing scandal
Jan 16

Shop under investigation over pricing scandal

Manama : A probe has been launched into a shopping outlet suspected of tampering with the prices is under investigation, said Prosecutor Mohammed Abdulla. The Directorate of Consumer Protection, an affiliate of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Tourism, referred the case to the Public Prosecution...

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Death sentence comes after many hearings
Jan 16

Death sentence comes after many hearings

Manama : Six suspects were charged with joining the terror group Al Ashtar Brigades. “They, along with the second suspect were charged with carrying out terrorist activities, killing and attempting to kill policemen, damage public properties, and possessing, storing and using explosive substances. Their...

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Several meetings held to carry out blast
Jan 16

Several meetings held to carry out blast

Manama : To implement their terrorist plot, the suspects planted three IEDs on the highway the evening before the crime. According to the plan, members were tasked with detonating the devices, others with monitoring the area and one with recording the explosions. They carried out their plot, starting with...

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Three terrorist convicts executed in Bahrain
Jan 15

Three terrorist convicts executed in Bahrain

Manama: The authorities have implemented the death sentence on three convicts who were found guilty of killing three policemen including an Emirati officer. The three faced the firing squad, a week after the Cassation Court, Bahrain's highest court, rejected their final appeals. On January 9, 2017, the Court of...

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Bahrain policeman attacked
Jan 15

Bahrain policeman attacked

Manama: A policeman was seriously injured near Bani Jamra village in the north-west of Bahrain on Saturday (January 14, 2017) night while police team was patrolling in the area. Bahrain's Ministry of Interior said on its Twitter account "Several individuals shot at a police patrol in Bani Jamra, injuring one...

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Man jailed for cheating bank
Jan 13

Man jailed for cheating bank

Manama : An Arab man was handed down 7 years behind bars for deceiving a bank by submitting forged documents. The 36-year-old was implicated in submitting false documents to obtain an auto-loan from a local bank. He reportedly got BD14,800 auto loan sanctioned from a local bank with the forged documents. He...

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Pricing Scandal: Ministry shuts down Al Jazira Supermarket’s branch
Jan 12

Pricing Scandal: Ministry shuts down Al Jazira Supermarket’s branch

Manama: Bahrain’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism officials closed the Janabiya Branch of Al Jazira Supermarket following violations of law related to consumer protection. The Ministry announced in a press release that it ‘closed Al Jazira Supermarket (Janabiya Branch) for 15 days and...

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Three jailed for possessing gun
Jan 12

Three jailed for possessing gun

Manama : Three defendants have been sentenced to one year behind bars each for possessing a gun and ammunition. The second and third defendant were charged with supplying the gun and ammunition to the first defendant, who was held guilty of possession. According to court files, the gun was made in Italy.

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420kilogram Tobacco seized in Bahrain
Jan 11

420kilogram Tobacco seized in Bahrain

Manama: Bahrain’s Ministry of Health in cooperation with the sea port customs have seized 420 kilograms of contraband tobacco. They were found in boxes used to keep fish catches. The Health Ministry informed that the suspects have been referred to the Public Prosecution. Public Health Director Dr Mariam Hajiri...

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Sitra Police station attack foiled
Jan 11

Sitra Police station attack foiled

Manama: Bahrain’s Interior Ministry informed in a Twitter message that a group attempted to attack the Sitra Police station today. They were ‘dealt with using legal, proportionate and necessary measures.’  

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29 arrested for violating Bahrain residency rules
Jan 11

29 arrested for violating Bahrain residency rules

Manama: The Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA) has announced the arrest of 29 Asians for violating residency rules and working as hawkers without licences. They were arrested through the Search and Follow-up Directorate in cooperation with the Labour Market Regulatory Authority and the Capital...

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Couple jailed for death of 3-month-old
Jan 11

Couple jailed for death of 3-month-old

Manama : A couple accused of causing the death of a three-month old boy has been jailed by the High Criminal Court on January 9. The baby’s 21-year-old stepmother (a GCC national) was handed down three years in prison while the 28-year-old father received seven years behind bars. According to court...

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Policemen acquitted from inmate torture case
Jan 11

Policemen acquitted from inmate torture case

Manama : Five police officers accused of torturing an inmate in Jaw Prison have been acquitted by the High Criminal Appeals Court.  Earlier the High Criminal Court dropped the charges against the officers saying that the provided evidences were not sufficient to hold the defendants guilty. The five police...

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Man gets five year jail for drug peddling
Jan 11

Man gets five year jail for drug peddling

 Manama : The High Criminal Court has sentenced a man to five years behind bars along with BD3000 fine for peddling drugs.  The defendant, in his forties,  was caught in a sting operation after selling shabu worth BD280 to an undercover police officer.  According to court files, the...

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All options now over for convicts
Jan 10

All options now over for convicts

Manama : All the legal options are  now over for the three defendants convicted in connection with the murder of the three police officers to avoid death sentence as the Cassation Court, Bahrain’s highest court, has rejected their final appeals. Besides the death of three officers, at least seven...

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Seized poultry to be destroyed
Jan 10

Seized poultry to be destroyed

Manama : A large shipment of imported frozen poultry, found unsafe for consumption by the  Agricultural Affairs and Marine Resources at the Ministry of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning will be destroyed. “A probe committee examined the shipment weighing 25 tonnes and recommended its...

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Shop owner arrested for forgery
Jan 09

Shop owner arrested for forgery

Manama : A stationery shop owner in the Kingdom who has been selling forged documents to customers for money, has been busted by an undercover agent. The man who was arrested,  reportedly forged sick leave documents, salary slips and other documents for his customers to obtain loans, bank statements and Ministry...

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Bahrain prison escape convict appears in social media
Jan 05

Bahrain prison escape convict appears in social media

Manama:  A new photo of a high-profile convict who escaped from Bahrain’s Jau Prison has appeared in social media amidst speculations about his whereabouts. Activists published on Wednesday (January 4) a photo of Redha Al Ghasra, who escaped prison fourth time saying it was new. Al Ghasra was one of the...

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Expats sentence confirmed in drug peddling case
Jan 05

Expats sentence confirmed in drug peddling case

Manama : The life sentences issued against two Pakistani men on grounds of possessing four kilograms of heroine has been upheld by the Supreme Appeals Court. The duo were part of a network run by a druglord specialised in peddling drugs across Muharraq.  The Mastermind is said to have used the duo to...

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Jail attack: Top officials suspended
Jan 05

Jail attack: Top officials suspended

Manama : Three days after armed gunmen attacked the Reformation and Rehabilitation Centre ‘Jau’ leaving a policeman killed and another wounded, the Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa has suspended three top officials of the prison. General Director of the...

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Social media blocks inappropriate content
Jan 04

Social media blocks inappropriate content

Manama : Inappropriate content  on social media sites such as Snapchat & Instagram has been removed for its users in the Kingdom. The decision was made after the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Bahrain held several key meetings with social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and...

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Sentence upheld in drug peddling case
Jan 04

Sentence upheld in drug peddling case

Manama : A Bahraini man convicted of peddling hashish has had his sentence upheld by the Supreme Appeals Court.  The defendant was earlier handed down 10 years behind bars along with BD5000 fine.  The defendant was selling the illicit drug nationwide,  Following a tip off to the Ministry of...

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Appeal rejected in militia training case
Jan 04

Appeal rejected in militia training case

Manama : Two Bahraini teenage convicts accused on grounds of receiving militia training in Iran has had their appeals rejected.  The duo were earlier slapped with ten years in jail each and their citizenship stripped off in the process. Both of the teenagers are aged 18, but one of them is still at large,...

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Driver arrested for stunt driving
Jan 03

Driver arrested for stunt driving

Manama : The Search and Investigation Team of the Directorate of Traffic Operations and Control at the General Directorate of Traffic has arrested a driver for stunt driving on Khalifa bin Salman highway yesterday night. The driver was identified from a video which circulated via social media. “The driver...

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Iran’s support is evident in Bahrain jail attack
Jan 03

Iran’s support is evident in Bahrain jail attack

Manama : Iran’s support is evident behind the attack on “Jau prison”  killing  a policeman and wounding another on Sunday, the  Interior Ministry said in a Twitter message yesterday. Reacting to an Iranian TV channel, the Interior Ministry said that it is an “evidence of...

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Directorate suspends 23 driving licences
Jan 02

Directorate suspends 23 driving licences

Manama : The licences of 23 people involved in fatal accidents in November and December have been withdrawn, General Directorate of Traffic Traffic Culture Director  said yesterday. Licences of foreign drivers and 21 Bahrainis including a woman were cancelled for causing fatal accidents by careless...

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Fists fly at Dragon City
Jan 01

Fists fly at Dragon City

Manama : Shoppers at the Dragon City in Diyar Al Muharraq faced tense moments Friday evening, when a violent fist fight broke out between shop keepers.  A video of the incident, doing rounds on the social media shows men exchanging heavy blows, while a women trying in vain to prevent the fracas.  The video, which...

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Appeals court upholds ruling in theft case
Dec 31

Appeals court upholds ruling in theft case

Manama : The High Criminal Appeals Court has upheld the jail sentence issued against a maid accused of pocketing valuables from her former sponsor.  The Ethiopian woman was previously handed down six months behind bars, and she will be deported once she completes her jail time.  The woman is said to...

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Youths acquitted from explosives storing case
Dec 31

Youths acquitted from explosives storing case

Manama : The High Criminal Court has acquitted two young Bahraini youths of making explosives as well as possessing gun magazines.  The duo, aged 19 and 24, landed in police net after officers discovered a house under construction was used for storing explosives and other tools utilised in rioting. The...

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Three men gets jail for illegal entry
Dec 30

Three men gets jail for illegal entry

Manama : Three GCC national men have been sentenced to three years behind bars for entering the country illegally.  As one of the defendants was facing a jail sentence in his homeland, he did not have permission to enter the Kingdom. His accomplice reportedly used his look alike brothers identity card to...

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Malicious rumours : Suspect remanded in custody
Dec 29

Malicious rumours : Suspect remanded in custody

Manama : The trial of a suspect accused of disseminating false news against Bahrain’s armed forces has been postponed to January 23, 2017 by the High Criminal Court. “The suspect spread rumours that could harm the military operations carried out by Bahrain’s armed forces and undermine the...

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Murder of woman; Investigation underway
Dec 29

Murder of woman; Investigation underway

Manama : A murder investigation is underway after a woman was shot to death in Riffa, announced Chief of Military Judiciary Brigadier Dr. Yussef Rashid Flaifel in a statement yesterday.  The case is being investigated by the Military Prosecution. Eman Ghuloom Salehi was reportedly shot in the head in...

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 Establishment's CR cancelled, owner blacklisted
Dec 28

Establishment's CR cancelled, owner blacklisted

Manama : The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism has canceled the Commercial Registration (CR) of a 'documents clearance establishment' for submitting forged documents through Sijilat e-system. The Companies Control Directorate has blacklisted the establishment's owners and referred the case to the Public...

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Court begins hearing on IS  informer case
Dec 28

Court begins hearing on IS informer case

Manama : The High Criminal Court heard the case of a 23-year-old Bahraini man who is accused of providing Islamic State (IS) members with information about Bahraini police officers in order to attack them.  It is believed that the defendant was an informer for IS members fighting in conflict zones. He...

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Murder accused faces additional charges
Dec 28

Murder accused faces additional charges

Manama : A Nigerian man accused of killing a Bahraini man while they were admitted at the Bahrain Psychiatric Hospital had also attempted to murder a duty police officer, new court files reveal.  The man is believed to have strangled the police officer at a prison clinic. Witnesses said that the man...

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Assault case accused to be sent to psychologist
Dec 27

Assault case accused to be sent to psychologist

Manama : A deaf woman accused of assaulting a lieutenant has been ordered by judges to be examined by a psychologist.  The woman, aged 21, reportedly assaulted the lieutenant with a medical syringe while he was accompanying her inside a police vehicle to be transported to the criminal...

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Family dispute: Man sets house on fire
Dec 27

Family dispute: Man sets house on fire

Manama : A man in his sixties has been put on trial over accusations of setting his family’s house on fire after differences on how to distribute a heritage.  According to court files, the man went to his family house with two firebombs. He began shouting before pelting stones at the house. He...

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