Bahrain

Auction centre to end illegal car trade
Mar 26

Auction centre to end illegal car trade

Manama : With an aim to curb the menace of illegal sale of second-hand cars in the Kingdom, the Capital Municipal Council has decided to open an auto auction centre here.The foundation stone for the centre will be laid in Tubli within the next 18 months,  authorities stated yesterday.The auto auction centre...

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Indian fishermen detained in Iran still await release
Mar 24

Indian fishermen detained in Iran still await release

Manama : Despite orders from Iranian courts, the 30-odd Indian fishermen, who were detained by Iranian cost guards in October 2016, were not as yet released by the Iran port officials, reports said  yesterday. They are still languishing in their seized boats, moored somewhere in the port vicinity, said the...

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Wrong details  stamped on passport pages
Mar 23

Wrong details stamped on passport pages

Manama : The bizarre case of two Indian nationals who got their passports stamped with other people’s details on visa pages was solved in two days.Jithin Kumar and Sumith were the passport holders who had wrong details stamped on their passports.Kumar had details of another Indian national pasted on to his...

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Three get death for  Qurrayah bombings
Mar 24

Three get death for Qurrayah bombings

Manama : The High Criminal Court yesterday sentenced three persons to death and four to life in prison for their role in the terror bombings in Qurrayah that targeted police officers. The court also sentenced eight persons to 15 years and two to 10 years and ordered the confiscation of all materials seized in their...

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Fleecing couple arrested
Mar 23

Fleecing couple arrested

Manama : A couple who had allegedly been cheating companies in Bahrain to the tune of BD55,000 was arrested in India, according to reports yesterday. An Indian couple, who reportedly cheated several companies and escaped to India, was arrested by the Indian authorities on Monday. Abdul Hakeem and his wife Naseema Bivi...

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Expat worker found hanging #Bahrain
Mar 22

Expat worker found hanging #Bahrain

Manama : A Bangladeshi man yesterday apparently took his life at his accommodation. Humayun Barbor, an illegal resident, was found dead at around 9am at Naim area in Manama. His nephew Jahangir Mohammed, who is a vegetable vendor in Manama, told DT News, "I was the first one to enter the house at 9am and found him...

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Life sentence for Bahraini mother’s killer
Mar 22

Life sentence for Bahraini mother’s killer

Manama : A man who shot dead a Bahraini mother before her six-year-old son last December was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Military Court yesterday. The 34-year-old Bahraini military personnel had turned himself on the same day of committing the horrific crime on NoonAvenue in Riffa on December...

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Illegal parking racket busted
Mar 22

Illegal parking racket busted

Manama : The police yesterday arrested the gang of three who have been illegally occupying the public parking space on the premises of Yateem Centre and Oriental Palace Hotel in the capital. The action follows a DT News report on Monday exposing a three-member gang extorting money from residents by illegally...

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Stolen vehicle found in the sea near Manama
Mar 19

Stolen vehicle found in the sea near Manama

Manama : A vehicle reported to have been stolen the other day was found in the seabed near the northern shores of the capital yesterday. Civil Defence personnel removed the empty vehicle (pickup truck) from the water near Bahrain Financial Harbour in the morning using a winch and with the help of divers. Sources...

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‘Thief followed victim from ATM branch’
Mar 19

‘Thief followed victim from ATM branch’

Manama : A man who was recently caught by the police for stealing money from a car followed his victim from an ATM branch to his workplace before committing the crime, authorities revealed yesterday. The suspect spotted the victim, an accountant at a Manama based firm, withdrawing the money to pay the...

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US lists ‘Al Ashtar Brigades’ as terrorist group
Mar 19

US lists ‘Al Ashtar Brigades’ as terrorist group

Manama : Bahrain yesterday welcomed the decision by the ‘United States Department of State’ to designate Bahraini individuals affiliated with ‘Al Ashtar Brigades’ group as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT), under Executive Order 13224.  “The decision reflects the...

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Foreigners in possession of narcotics arrested
Mar 17

Foreigners in possession of narcotics arrested

Manama : A gang of foreigners, including Asians, were arrested yesterday for holding narcotics worth BD24000, announced General Director of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science. They were arrested along with cocaine and marijuana, and different currencies worth BD10000 were also confiscated. The suspects...

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Education Ministry wins case
Mar 14

Education Ministry wins case

Manama : The Ministry of Education won a final court ruling into the case lodged by the Delmon University, a private academic establishment whose licence had been revoked due to a spate of irregularities,The university filed a case with the Court of Cassation, seeking to reverse the decision of the Higher Education...

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Bahrain police patrol targeted by gunfire
Mar 15

Bahrain police patrol targeted by gunfire

 Manama :  An on-duty police patrol was targeted by Kalashnikov gunfire at dawn today in Salmabad area.The vehicle sustained damages, no physical injuries were reported. Investigation was launched, the Police Media Centre tweeted.  

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Money laundering case adjourned to May 7
Mar 15

Money laundering case adjourned to May 7

Manama :  The High Criminal Court yesterday adjourned the money laundering case of three suspects, including a religious figure, to May 7.“The Public Prosecution charged the suspects with committing the crimes of unlicensed fundraising, money laundering and carrying out financial transaction to conceal the...

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Terrorists block roads to schools
Mar 15

Terrorists block roads to schools

Manama :  Several roads to public schools were blocked during the past two days, DT News has learnt.Education Ministry confirmed in a statement that ‘terror attempts to prevent teachers and students from going to schools have failed’ and that 94 per cent of teachers and students attended the school...

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Baby dumping: Woman brought back to Kingdom
Mar 14

Baby dumping: Woman brought back to Kingdom

Manama : A foreign woman, who disposed of her new born baby in a public rest room in Bahrain International Airport (BIA) last week was brought back to Bahrain and prosecuted yesterday. Child and Family Prosecution Deputy Attorney Hamad Al Gallaf confirmed that the woman, an Asian national, was brought back...

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Road-rage brawl: Four arrested in Hamad Town
Mar 14

Road-rage brawl: Four arrested in Hamad Town

Manama : A couple of Bahraini men sustained various injuries after they were involved in a brawl with a group of armed Asian men near Hamad Town on Sunday night. The incident reportedly occurred in Souq Waqef area, where a group of Asian men hit two Bahrainis using iron rods, following an on-road...

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Used car buyers beware! Fraudsters will take you for a ride
Mar 13

Used car buyers beware! Fraudsters will take you for a ride

Manama : The public should be more vigilant while buying used cars as chances of getting tricked by the fraudsters are high in the market, according to experts. According to a source, the fraudsters are using an electronic chip in cars without airbags to appear as if it does.  By installing a chip behind...

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Smuggled birds returned to Pakistan
Mar 12

Smuggled birds returned to Pakistan

Manama : The authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle over 1, 000 rare birds from Pakistan to the Kingdom by returning the shipment to the authorities in that country. “Over a thousand rare birds, including baby parrots and nightingales were smuggled to Bahrain in the guise of lovebirds and Australian...

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Man sentenced to life in heroin death case
Mar 09

Man sentenced to life in heroin death case

Manama : The High Criminal Court has sentenced a man to life along with BD5000 fine for peddling heroin to his friend who died because of overdose. The deceased reportedly visited the defendant’s apartment, where the latter sold him the heroin. He was in the company of the accused man’s brother, and...

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Man gets lifer for murder of girlfriend
Mar 08

Man gets lifer for murder of girlfriend

Manama : The Bahraini man who murdered his girlfriend after a dispute over drugs has been jailed for life.  The 29-year-old man called the ambulance by himself after beating the 26-year-old woman to death in his family-owned home. The duo used to consume drugs together for three years, and was sleeping...

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Supervisor sacked for kicking student out of school
Mar 08

Supervisor sacked for kicking student out of school

Manama : The Education Ministry yesterday sacked a supervisor in a public school for “kicking a student out of school” for not wearing ‘appropriate’ uniform. The dismissal follows the spread of a video on local social media networks. In the video, a Bahraini mother was complaining about...

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Woman injured in road accident in Bahrain
Mar 07

Woman injured in road accident in Bahrain

Manama: A woman was injured in a traffic accident near Al Fateh in Juffair. Interior Ministry confirmed the incident and said that the woman is admitted to the intensive care unit in Salmaniya Medical Complex hospital. The woman has suffered serious head injuries. The nationality of the woman is yet to be known.

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US student jailed for drug peddling
Mar 07

US student jailed for drug peddling

Manama: The High Criminal Court has sentenced an American student in a private university here to 10 years in prison for peddling drugs and consuming hashish. The youth has been ordered to be deported after completion of his prison term. The youth was arrested in a sting operation after a police tip-off revealed...

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Lawsuit to dissolve Waad filed
Mar 07

Lawsuit to dissolve Waad filed

Manama : The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments yesterday said that it filed a lawsuit to dissolve the National Democratic Action Society (Waad), a secular opposition party in the Kingdom. “The Society committed gross violations in breach of the Kingdom’s laws, Constitution and...

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Four gets prison for planting fake bomb
Mar 07

Four gets prison for planting fake bomb

Manama : The High Criminal Court has sentenced four people to five years behind bars for rioting and planting a hoax bomb. The defendants are believed to have rioted in the village of A’ali, where they put the fake device before they fled.  They were reported to have also burnt tyres during the...

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Child cruelty: Court confirms jail terms
Mar 06

Child cruelty: Court confirms jail terms

Manama : The High Criminal Court has upheld the sentences issued against a Bahraini couple, accused of putting their disabled child’s life in danger.  According to court files, nine-year-old child was left at home with a maid, after the parents left  for a tourist trip with their other children...

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Four fugitives among five sentenced to jail
Mar 06

Four fugitives among five sentenced to jail

Manama : The High Criminal Court has sentenced five persons to three years behind bars after one of them caught for hiding the other four fugitive men in his apartment.  According to court files, the apartment was occupied by the first defendant and his wife, but he decided to provide shelter to four...

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Attempt to smuggle fugitives by sea
Mar 05

Attempt to smuggle fugitives by sea

Manama : Regarding the case of resisting the authorities and shooting police officers in Bahrain’s territorial waters, Al Hammadi said that it was an attempt to smuggle ten accused members of the organisation abroad.  The individuals being smuggled out included a convicted fugitive from the Jaw...

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‘Attacks were coordinated in Iran’
Mar 05

‘Attacks were coordinated in Iran’

Manama: Iranian Revolutionary Guards reportedly trained the members of the busted terror cell for “carrying out terrorist crimes inside the country, it was revealed.  This came into light when the investigators managed to expose one of the cell leaders based in Germany, said Chief of Terror Crime...

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Cops bust Iran backed terror cell
Mar 05

Cops bust Iran backed terror cell

Manama : Bahrain Public Prosecution yesterday announced the arrest of 25 suspects accused of involvement in terrorist activities in the Kingdom, including a deadly jailbreak at Jaw prison. Those arrested were part of a “terrorist organisation” that includes 54 members, some of them fugitives in Iraq...

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Man to be jailed in theft case
Mar 04

Man to be jailed in theft case

Manama : The High Criminal Appeals Court upheld the jail sentence issued against a man convicted of robbing valuables from his family.  According to court files, the defendant’s mother told officers that her son broke into their house and stole valuables, including  her daughters hand watch,...

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Civil Defence report 542 cases in two months
Mar 04

Civil Defence report 542 cases in two months

Manama : The General Directorate of Civil Defence dealt with 542 cases in the last two months, and carried out a total of 246 evacuation exercises in 2016, stated Director of Protection and Safety at the General Directorate of Civil Defence, Colonel Hamad Al Al Kaabi. He made the statements on the sidelines of...

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 Expat man jailed for embezzlement
Mar 04

Expat man jailed for embezzlement

Manama : The High Criminal Court upheld the imprisonment of an Asian man convicted of embezzling BD67,000 from a Saudi company operating in Bahrain.  The defendant, aged 55,  is said to have manipulated company invoices between 2006-2007. The company discovered his misconduct after conducting an audit....

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Man gets jail for attacking cop
Mar 04

Man gets jail for attacking cop

Manama : The High Criminal Court has sentenced a deaf Bahrain man to six months in jail for attacking an on-duty policeman.  The victim is said to have been accompanying police officers assigned to arrest the defendant’s brother. The man reportedly punched the officer’s face as he entered the...

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Terrorist explosion damages school wall
Mar 04

Terrorist explosion damages school wall

Manama : A ‘terrorist explosion’ has damaged a public school in Manama, the authorities announced. Education Ministry said in a statement that “an unidentified object that was placed by terrorists near Al Naeem Secondary Boys’ School has exploded on Thursday evening and damaged the...

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Court to hear murder case on March 29
Mar 04

Court to hear murder case on March 29

Manama : Twenty four men, including a former parliamentarian accused of murdering two police officers and financing a terrorist organisation will hear their fate on March 29.  Two police officers were killed in a bomb attack on a bus carrying officers from the Sitra police station.  Six other officers...

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Poor quality meat seized from shop
Mar 04

Poor quality meat seized from shop

Manama : A shop in the capital was locked down yesterday after health authorities found that slaughtered poultry and rabbits sold there were stored in unhygienic conditions. Food Control Department in the Public Health Directorate of Health Ministry seized the items based on a complaint...

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55 illegal workers held
Mar 03

55 illegal workers held

Manama : Police have arrested 55 illegal workers in a joint operation, the General Director of Southern Governorate Police announced  yesterday.  The arrests were made in the scrap yard area in cooperation with the Southern Governorate, Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs, the Labour Market...

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129 illegal workers arrested in Bahrain on February
Mar 02

129 illegal workers arrested in Bahrain on February

Manama : The Assistant Undersecretary for Ports, Search and Follow-up at the Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) said on Wednesday that 129 illegal workers had been arrested during inspection drives in February. The drives were part of the directives of His Excellency the Interior Minister and...

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Bahraini man accused of  killing dogs acquitted
Mar 02

Bahraini man accused of killing dogs acquitted

Manama : The Lower Criminal Court has acquitted a Bahraini man of killing stray dogs that had eaten his chickens and attacked children, citing he acted in defence of children and property. The defendant was breeding chickens in his yard when the stray dogs attacked him.This caused him to kill one of them with an...

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Russia condemns terror attack
Mar 01

Russia condemns terror attack

Manama : The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation has condemned the terror attack in Bahrain in which five policemen were injured on February 26.  “We strongly condemn this and similar criminal attacks, which cannot be justified,” a statement said while wishing a speedy recovery...

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Jail sentences reduced in Barhama riot case
Mar 01

Jail sentences reduced in Barhama riot case

Manama : Three defendants accused in connection with setting two water tanks on fire in Barhama have had their jail sentences reduced on appeals.  The trio are also accused of  unleashing riot in the village before burning the tanks.  One of the culprits was arrested while attempting to enter...

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Death of child:Doctors get jail terms
Mar 01

Death of child:Doctors get jail terms

Manama : Two female doctors accused of causing the death of a 12-year-old girl due to medical negligence have been sentenced to six months in prison each. The court, in a separate ruling also suspended their prison sentences for three years.   Fatima Ali Ghuloom, died at the Salmaniya Medical...

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Bomb hoax: Jail terms confirmed
Feb 28

Bomb hoax: Jail terms confirmed

Manama : Five persons implicated in a bomb hoax case have had their prison sentences upheld by the Court.  Earlier, two of them received five years behind bars each, while the rest were given three years in prison each.  According to court files, the defendants had initially rioted in Daih village,...

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Three men gets jail  for joining terror outfit
Feb 28

Three men gets jail for joining terror outfit

Manama : Three men implicated in joining Saraya Al-Ashtar (Al-Ashtar Brigades) have been awarded jail sentence, with two having their Bahraini nationality stripped. The first and second defendants, whose nationality were stripped received 15 years and seven years in prison, respectively, while the third...

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Isa Qassim case postponed
Feb 28

Isa Qassim case postponed

Manama : The High Criminal Court will issue its ruling on March 14 in the case of infamous cleric Isa Qassim and two other defendants who are accused of money laundering and financing foreign organisations hostile to Bahrain.  According to court files, Qassim used some of the money raised illegally in...

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Cop who died in mishap laid to rest
Feb 28

Cop who died in mishap laid to rest

Manama : The Bahraini policeman, who was killed in a traffic mishap on Sunday, was laid to rest in Muharraq yesterday. Hundreds gathered at Muharraq graveyard in the afternoon yesterday to bid farewell to Ahmed Busharar, who met a tragic accident on King Hamad Highway in the southern parts of the island on...

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 Saudi ambassador condemns terror bomb attack on police
Feb 27

Saudi ambassador condemns terror bomb attack on police

Manama : Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdel Malik Al-Shaikh, has strongly condemned Sunday's terrorist bomb attack inflicted on a police-transport bus on Al-Durra street that caused injuries to five policemen.The ambassador also denounced recent terror bomb explosions in...

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