Bahrain

New list of terror
Nov 24

New list of terror

Manama :  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have extended the terror list by adding two more organisations and eleven individuals for involving in terror activities. The two organisations - the International Islamic Council “Massaa” and World Union of Muslim Scholars...

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Man held in hit-and-run case
Nov 23

Man held in hit-and-run case

Manama : Traffic Police arrested a driver who hit a child in Hidd and escaped the scene on Tuesday night. The General Directorate of Traffic confirmed yesterday that “the driver involved in a hit-and-run accident in Hidd and caused serious injuries to a child was arrested”, adding that “necessary...

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Licenses suspended  for lane violations
Nov 20

Licenses suspended for lane violations

Manama : The General Directorate of Traffic has suspended the driving licenses of three motorists for emergency (yellow) lane related violations. The directorate confirmed that the drivers were caught in November while improperly overtaking other vehicles using the yellow lane, and that their licenses were...

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 Driver held for posting traffic violations on social media
Nov 19

Driver held for posting traffic violations on social media

Manama : The General Directorate of Traffic, in cooperation with the General Directorate of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Science, has arrested a driver for committing traffic violations and posting them on social media. The department carried out legal procedures and referred the case to the Public...

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Bahraini man's appeal rejected in ex-wife attack case
Nov 19

Bahraini man's appeal rejected in ex-wife attack case

Manama : The Second High Criminal Court (court of appeals) yesterday rejected the appeal of a Bahraini man who was sentenced last month to one year of imprisonment for physically attacking his ex-wife.   As reported by DT News last September, the 52-year-old brutally attacked his 32-year-old Syrian ex-wife...

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Iran behind deadly bomb attack in Bahrain
Nov 16

Iran behind deadly bomb attack in Bahrain

Manama : A militant cell trained by Iranian Revolutionary Guards carried out the bomb attack on a police bus that killed an officer and wounded nine others in Jidhafs last month, a top Interior Ministry official said.  The suspects also had plans to blow up three oil pipelines and assassinate public figures...

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Woman missing in Bahrain
Nov 14

Woman missing in Bahrain

Manama : An Indian expatriate is missing from her employer’s workplace for more than a year. The Indian Embassy in Bahrain informed that Dhana Lakshmi Kota, D/O Satyanarayana has not contacted her family in Andhra Pradesh, India, for a long time. Anyone knowing her whereabouts has been requested to...

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Bike robbery gang arrested in Bahrain
Nov 14

Bike robbery gang arrested in Bahrain

Manama : A four-member gang involved in motorcycles robberies in different parts of the Kingdom was arrested yesterday, police announced.Muharraq Police General Director Colonel Fawaz Al Hassan said the gang members sold the stolen motorcycles in parts. “The accused stole motorcycles, dismantled them...

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Vehicles equipped with noise mufflers seized
Nov 14

Vehicles equipped with noise mufflers seized

Manama : The General Directorate of Traffic has seized 45 vehicles that are equipped with loud exhaust mufflers in the past two weeks. This was confirmed in a statement issued by the directorate yesterday, mentioning that the procedure came within its “tasks to combat wrong traffic behaviours which disturb...

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Bahraini dies in Iraq car accident
Nov 14

Bahraini dies in Iraq car accident

Manama : A Bahraini citizen was killed and six others were injured in a horrific traffic accident in Khafji area near the Saudi-Kuwaiti border in Iraq yesterday. DT News has learnt that the deceased was identified as Mohammed Ali Matrook, 45, from Al Musalla village. He is survived by wife and two children....

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Spying case referred to High Criminal Court
Nov 13

Spying case referred to High Criminal Court

Manama : The Public Prosecution has referred the case of Ali Salman Ali Ahmed, Hasan Ali Juma Sultan and Ali Mahdi Ali Al Aswad to the High Criminal Court, Advocate General in the Public Prosecution, Ahmed Al Hammadi said in a statement yesterday.  The trio are facing  charges of intelligence contacts...

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Duped by agents, Kenyan nationals stuck in Bahrain
Nov 12

Duped by agents, Kenyan nationals stuck in Bahrain

Manama : Nine Kenyan nationals, who were allegedly duped by a fake recruiting agent, are now stranded in the Kingdom.  Though they want to return to the Kenya they cannot do so until they pay around BD250/-each for overstaying their visas.  The men were promised skilled jobs by their agent upon arrival in...

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Ex-Bahrain residents in the dock for links to ISIS
Nov 12

Ex-Bahrain residents in the dock for links to ISIS

Manama : Eight former residents of Bahrain have come under police radar in the Indian state of Kerala for their suspected involvement in ‘Bahrain group’, a collective formed to promote Islamic State.  Investigators are collecting details of their presence, base and activities in the Indian state...

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Iran hand in pipeline explosion in Bahrain : Minister
Nov 12

Iran hand in pipeline explosion in Bahrain : Minister

Manama : The oil pipeline explosion, which caused a major fire near the village of Buri on Friday night, was the result of an Iran-backed terrorist act, Interior Minister Lieutenant General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa said yesterday. “Evidence gathered by the inspection team confirms that this was...

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Men held for indulging  in illegal dogfighting in Bahrain
Nov 11

Men held for indulging in illegal dogfighting in Bahrain

Manama : Several men who were involved in illegal dogfighting operation were arrested after a video went viral on social media, DT News has learnt. The men appeared in the leaked video footage showed themselves indulging in dogfighting, an act that was condemned by many netizens in Bahrain. Commenting on the...

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Man killed in road accident in Bahrain
Nov 11

Man killed in road accident in Bahrain

Manama :  Man killed in horrific accident that occured at the entrance of the King Fahad Causeway on Thursday . The incident took place while the man was returning to Saudi Arabia from Bahrain.  The deceased was a 30-year-old Saudi national and the accident took place as he hit a cement barrier at the...

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Bahrain expat sentenced  to life for murder
Nov 11

Bahrain expat sentenced to life for murder

Manama : An exptriate has been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his sponsor’s brother in Aali last year. The First Higher Criminal Court issued its verdict on Thursday and ordered to deport the accused after his sentence is completed (25 years). The 38-year-old Bangladeshi national, who worked...

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Bahrain security guard jailed for drug abuse
Nov 09

Bahrain security guard jailed for drug abuse

Manama : A Bahraini security guard has been jailed for drug abuse on duty at the National Stadium in Isa Town. The man who lost consciousness because of the narcotics, however, claimed that he “unknowingly” consumed the substance. He was initially sentenced by the criminal court for six months...

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578 illegal taxi drivers arrested in Bahrain
Nov 08

578 illegal taxi drivers arrested in Bahrain

Manama : 578 illegal taxi drivers have been arrested during an inspection drive to find those who provide transportation services without licence, Lt-Col Adel Ibrahim Al Dossairi, Director of Operations and Traffic Control at the General Directorate said yesterday. They arrested are referred to the Public...

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Bahraini boy killed in road accident in Saudi Arabia
Nov 09

Bahraini boy killed in road accident in Saudi Arabia

Manama : A Bahraini boy was killed and two members of his family were injured in a road accident in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday morning. Ahmed Al Shabbaq, 14, was on a pilgrimage trip to Karbalaa in Iraq  along with his father and four-year-old brother when the accident happened. Speaking to DT News...

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Drug peddler arrested in Bahrain
Nov 06

Drug peddler arrested in Bahrain

Manama : An Asian drug dealer has been arrested for possessing around BD135, 000 at his residence. The General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science confirmed in a statement issued here yesterday that the man is of Asian nationality and possessed and peddled large quantities of Shabu...

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 30,062 transactions completed in Bahrain in January
Nov 06

30,062 transactions completed in Bahrain in January

Manama : The Department of Criminal Information at the General Directorate of Criminal investigation has completed over 30,062 transactions during the January to September period this year.  The directorate is tasked with a number of responsibilities, including monitoring investigation of suspects,...

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New bill to crack down ‘free visa’ employers in Bahrain
Nov 04

New bill to crack down ‘free visa’ employers in Bahrain

Manama : The House of Representatives will discuss a bill in its weekly session on Tuesday to toughen the punishments for those who hire illegal employees, under “free visa, DT News has learnt. Submitted by MP Adel Al Assoomy and other MPs, the bill stipulates that the existing punishment in the Penal Code...

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Reckless driving in Bahrain : Man to appear before court
Nov 04

Reckless driving in Bahrain : Man to appear before court

Manama : A reckless school bus driver, who was seen over-speeding in a recent video footage, will meet his fate as he stands before the court on Monday . Traffic Prosecution Head and Consultant Attorney Hussain Al Bualihas confirmed that the driver was interrogated by the Traffic Prosecution, which ordered...

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Bahrain Embassy denies targeting kin of escaped convict
Nov 04

Bahrain Embassy denies targeting kin of escaped convict

Manama : The Embassy of Bahrain in London has denied taking part in targeting the family members of a Bahraini convict currently seeking asylum in the UK. Moreover, the embassy said in a statement that the convict’s relatives were prosecuted before the court here for their individual involvement in serious...

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Ex-Wefaq chief faces grave charges
Nov 02

Ex-Wefaq chief faces grave charges

Manama : Ali Salman, the former General Secretary of Al Wefaq Isalmic Society, which was dissolved and closed last year by a court order, might spend more time behind bars as he faces more serious charges. According to Terror Crime Prosecution Chief, Advocate General Ahmed Al Hammadi Ali Salman is facing...

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Attacked Bahrain security guard recovering
Nov 01

Attacked Bahrain security guard recovering

Manama : The Jordanian theme park security guard who was recently attacked by a group of men while securing the facility is recovering from his injuries and was discharged from the hospital. This was confirmed as Deputy Chief of Public Security Brigadier Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa received the man at his...

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10 get life imprisonment for terror-related crimes in Bahrain
Nov 01

10 get life imprisonment for terror-related crimes in Bahrain

Manama : The High Criminal Court has sentenced 10 persons to life imprisonment and revoked their citizenships on charges of forming a terror group and carrying out attacks, Ahmed Al Hammadi, Chief of Terror Crime Prosecution said in a statement yesterday. The ninth accused was additionally sentenced to one month...

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Court orders to detain Bahraini man for assaulting
Oct 31

Court orders to detain Bahraini man for assaulting

Manama : The Public Prosecution on Sunday ordered to detain a Bahraini man for seven days who assaulted his wife unconscious on Thursday, while further investigations are being continued, DT News has learnt. The man was arrested by Samaheej Police Station on Thursday and was interrogated by the prosecution on...

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Bahraini held in India for marrying minor
Oct 30

Bahraini held in India for marrying minor

Hyderabad : A Bahraini national has been arrested in India for marrying a minor, according to reports published in Indian media. “The city police late on Saturday night reportedly picked up a foreign national on charge of marrying a minor girl from the city. According to the police, the man,...

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Bahraini wife face husband's wrath
Oct 29

Bahraini wife face husband's wrath

Manama : Police have arrested a man for beating his wife unconscious near a shopping mall in Muharraq Governorate. The victim was punched twice in the face a few metres away from Dragon City mall in Diyar Al Muharraq, leaving her unconscious in her car, before she was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. The...

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Death at SMC : NHRA Bahrain pledges probe
Oct 29

Death at SMC : NHRA Bahrain pledges probe

Manama : Relatives of a man, who died after undergoing treatment at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) last week, are alleging that “a medical error, which left a hole in his stomach” led to the mishap.  Ali Al Jadeed walked into SMC last May to undergo a gastric banding operation, but his condition...

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Violence on the rise in Bahrain schools, reports say
Oct 29

Violence on the rise in Bahrain schools, reports say

Manama : School is supposed to be a safe haven where kids can go to build their future without fearing for their safety or concerns of being harassed. Even though the authorities strive to keep things that way latest reports indicate that violence does find their way into classrooms and school grounds. Media...

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Terror blast in Bahrain : Injured police officers out of danger
Oct 29

Terror blast in Bahrain : Injured police officers out of danger

Manama : The condition of on-duty police officers, who were seriously injured in a ‘terrorist’ bomb attack on a bus in which they were travelling, has improved and is now out of danger, DT News has learnt.   The attack claimed by a “terrorist” group “Waad Allah” on Saturday...

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Deadly blast kills police officer in Bahrain
Oct 28

Deadly blast kills police officer in Bahrain

Manama : Terrorists attacked a vehicle carrying police personnel yesterday near Jidhafs with home-made bombs and machine-guns, killing one on-duty policeman and wounding eight others.  The policeman killed in the blast was identified as Salman Anjum, according to multiple media reports.  “The...

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Filming traffic accident may  become a criminal offence
Oct 24

Filming traffic accident may become a criminal offence

Manama : Filming or snapping pictures of traffic accidents may soon become a criminal offence as a parliamentary committee has approved a bill considering such actions as “privacy-invading” crimes. The bill proposes fines of up to BD500 or imprisonment of six months in case of violations. The proposal...

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Attack on security guard in Bahrain: Seven suspects interrogated
Oct 23

Attack on security guard in Bahrain: Seven suspects interrogated

Manama : The Public Prosecution interrogated seven men involved in the brutal attack on an Arab security guard at an amusement park in the Capital Governorate on Thursday. Capital Governorate Prosecution Head Mohammed Al Maliki confirmed in a statement issued here yesterday that the prosecution interrogated the...

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 Terrorist cell arrested in Bahrain
Oct 22

Terrorist cell arrested in Bahrain

Manama : Head of the Military Judiciary Brigadier Dr. Yusuf Rashid Flaifel said the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF)'s anti-terrorism security agencies after gathering information, research, investigation and monitoring, in a preemptive step have arrested members of a terrorist cell who committed several crimes against the...

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Hunt for culprits who attacked security guard in Bahrain
Oct 21

Hunt for culprits who attacked security guard in Bahrain

Manama : A  manhunt has been launched to nab those who brutally attacked an Arab security guard at an amusement park in the Capital Governorate a few days ago. As reported online by DT News yesterday, the Jordanian national was attacked by over a dozen of men while he was carrying out his duties at Adhari...

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Bahraini stabs father to death
Oct 21

Bahraini stabs father to death

Manama : A man stabbed to death his 59-year-old father in Galali in the Muharraq governorate yesterday. The victim has been identified as Nooh Ali Hassan Saif.  The 32-year-old son, who was under the influence of drugs, stabbed his father twice in the chest, apparently after a family feud, killing him...

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Mystery over death of former UK Navy diver in Bahrain
Oct 21

Mystery over death of former UK Navy diver in Bahrain

Manama : Mystery shrouds the drowning of a professional British diver in a swimming pool here earlier this year, following a report about the incident appeared in the British press that the case has several loose ends. Christopher Severn, 32, was reportedly found dead in a swimming pool at his friend’s...

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Robber gang arrested in Bahrain
Oct 21

Robber gang arrested in Bahrain

Manama : A gang of robbers has been arrested for stealing goods worth more than BD70,000 from several areas in the Kingdom. The 14-member gang members, believed to be of Asian nationalities, sold liquor and were involved in flesh trade to cover up their robberies, according to the police. The General...

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Mom to sue nursery school in Bahrain for negligence
Oct 21

Mom to sue nursery school in Bahrain for negligence

Manama : A mother is suing a local nursery school accusing it of negligence, deceit and endangering the life of her daughter. The mother claimed that her two-year-old daughter Fatima was left suffering from a fractured shoulder at the nursery for over six hours without any attention. Speaking to DT News...

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Two Bahrainis sentenced to life for torturing youth to death
Oct 19

Two Bahrainis sentenced to life for torturing youth to death

Manama : The Fourth Higher Criminal Court has sentenced two Bahrainis to life for torturing a youngster to death on the accusation of being a police informer last October. The two men were accused of abduction, torture and murder of the alleged police informer. According to the files of the case, the victim is...

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Man arrested for theft in Bahrain
Oct 16

Man arrested for theft in Bahrain

Manama : Southern Governorate Police General Director Colonel Mubarak Al Merri yesterday announced the arrest of a man for committing robberies by impersonating as a policeman. An investigation led to the arrest of the suspect.Legal action is being taken to refer the case to the Public Prosecutor.

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Housemaid arrested in Bahrain for robbery
Oct 14

Housemaid arrested in Bahrain for robbery

Manama : A housemaid of African origin has been arrested for robbery at her employer’s house in the Capital Governorate. Capital Governorate Police General Director Colonel Khalid Al Thawadi confirmed that the arrest came within few hours of reporting the case. He explained in a statement that the woman...

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Man arrested in Bahrain for beating up ex-wife
Oct 14

Man arrested in Bahrain for beating up ex-wife

Manama : Police have arrested a man for beating his ex-wife and damaging her vehicle in Muharraq Governorate. The victim lodged a complaint to Muharraq Police Station and stated that her ex-husband brutally assaulted her injuring her badly. She also alleged that the attacker rammed into her car using his own...

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Rash driver arrested in Bahrain
Oct 14

Rash driver arrested in Bahrain

Manama : A rash driver who recently appeared in a video escaping from traffic police has been arrested, confirmed Traffic Culture Director in the General Directorate of Traffic Lieutenant Colonel Osama Bahar. The Lt. Col. said, “As shown in footage widely circulated on social media networks recently,...

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Warehouse in Bahrain destroyed by fire
Oct 14

Warehouse in Bahrain destroyed by fire

Manama : A major fire broke out in Mina Salman Industrial area in the south-eastern parts of the capital yesterday destroying a warehouse. No casualties were reported in the fire. Civil Defence firefighters doused the fire after a few hours with the help of 23 fire brigades. A huge smoke cloud covered the area...

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Employee error at fuel station damage vehicles in Bahrain
Oct 12

Employee error at fuel station damage vehicles in Bahrain

Manama : An employee error at one of the main fuel stations in Muharraq Governorate caused damages to several vehicles earlier this week. Source confirmed that an “inexperienced” employee at Hidd Fuel Station, which is operated by Hidd Consumer Cooperative Association under the umbrella of Bahrain...

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