Bahrain

Inquiry launched into finance scam
Aug 17

Inquiry launched into finance scam

Manama : Citizens in Bahrain are being warned to be cautious against ‘fraudsters’ following a string of complaints filed against a man suspected of conning several people of their money.  The suspect, according to the General Director of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security,...

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Police arrest two men for smuggling marijuana
Aug 17

Police arrest two men for smuggling marijuana

Manama : Two men were arrested by the police after they were found smuggling marijuana into Bahrain by hiding it inside a wooden painting.  The men, Asian nationals, now face charges of smuggling narcotic substances into the Kingdom with the intention of selling it.  The First Higher Criminal Court will...

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80 firms violated summer work ban
Aug 16

80 firms violated summer work ban

Manama : A total of 80 establishments in the Kingdom flouted the summer work ban, which is in force since July 1, a top Labour Ministry official said yesterday.  “Legal actions were taken against the violating establishments,” Labour Affairs Undersecretary in Labour and Social Development...

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Police seize cars for holding rally
Aug 16

Police seize cars for holding rally

Manama : Several vehicles were seized by the Traffic Directorate in the Kingdom for holding parades on public roads.  Sources told DT News that the authorities seized the cars of expatriates while riding in a convoy to celebrate Independence Day.  “The officials seized my car saying that the vehicle...

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Parents, protect  your kids from  ‘suicide’ games
Aug 14

Parents, protect your kids from ‘suicide’ games

Manama : Game developers and cyber security experts have called upon users of smart devices in the Kingdom to be vigilant against “suicide games” like ‘Blue Whale’ that are trending on internet and online games stores. Parents are also advised to rationally monitor their children’s...

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Housemaid gets jail for robbing gold
Aug 13

Housemaid gets jail for robbing gold

Manama : The Second Higher Criminal Court has upheld the six-months imprisonment awarded to a housemaid for stealing gold worth BD2,400 from her sponsor’s house. Court files showed that the woman worked for the family in Bahrain for 17 years and received a monthly salary of BD110. She stole the gold...

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Asian worker gets jail for embezzlement
Aug 12

Asian worker gets jail for embezzlement

Manama : The Second Higher Criminal Court (appeals court) has upheld the three-months jail sentence awarded to an Asian national for embezzling BD2,000. The 32-year-old Asian national was sentenced to final deportation after being found guilty of embezzling the amount from his workplace. According to court files,...

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Man used 22 forged credit cards to  steal over BD2,800
Aug 05

Man used 22 forged credit cards to steal over BD2,800

Manama : A Chinese man used 22 forged credit cards to steal over BD2,800 before fleeing the country, according to a complaint before the court. The cards were used to buy mobile phones worth BD2,886 from 15 shops in Bahrain. He also used the cards to pay for his stay in different hotels in the Kingdom. The Fifth...

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Bahraini arrested for planting Marijuana at home
Aug 04

Bahraini arrested for planting Marijuana at home

Manama : A Bahraini man was recently arrested for planting marijuana at his house in Barbar, officials said yesterday. According to a statement issued by Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science General Director Colonel Abddulaziz Al Rumaihi, the 31-year-old suspect possessed several marijuana plants ...

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Man held for stealing cash from car
Aug 04

Man held for stealing cash from car

Manama : A Bahraini man was arrested yesterday for stealing money from a car in Hamala. The man broke the windows of the parked car, stole BD7,000 and fled the scene. Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science General Director Colonel Abddulaziz Al Rumaihi said in a statement yesterday that the case was reported...

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Court adjourns appeal in vehicle theft case
Aug 04

Court adjourns appeal in vehicle theft case

Manama : The Second Higher Criminal Court (Appeals) has adjourned until Tuesday the appeal of a defendant who was sentenced to one year of imprisonment for stealing a vehicle and selling it at the scrap yard. The man was found guilty of stealing a Bahraini citizen’s vehicle from Hamad Town and selling it to the...

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Police bust suspected sex, recruitment racket
Aug 04

Police bust suspected sex, recruitment racket

Manama : Police have busted a suspected prostitution and illegal manpower recruitment racket run by two Bangladeshi men following a series of raids in flats in the capital region.  “The members of the racket lured several housemaids and labourers promising better pay. They ‘sold’ them to other...

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Car crash: Drunk mechanic gets three months jail
Aug 03

Car crash: Drunk mechanic gets three months jail

Manama : The Third Higher Criminal Court on Monday sentenced an auto mechanic to three months behind bars and a fine of BD1,190 for crashing the car of his customer under the influence of alcohol.  According to Court files, the 32-year-old Asian auto-mechanic jumped a red signal on Shaikh Salman Highway...

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Lawyer beaten up over parking space
Aug 03

Lawyer beaten up over parking space

Manama : An Arab national has filed a complaint against four Bahrainis after they mercilessly beating him up, following a dispute over a parking space in the Capital Governorate. The victim, who is also a lawyer, filed the complaint against the assailants at the Capital Police Directorate (Hoora police...

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CRs suspended for illegal display of advertisements
Aug 03

CRs suspended for illegal display of advertisements

Manama : Northern Area Municipality has suspended Commercial Registrations (CR) of several establishments for illegal display of advertisements in public places.  “There are advertising companies that use specially allocated sites for commercial advertisements without obtaining the necessary license....

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Non-payment of salaries irks private school teachers
Aug 02

Non-payment of salaries irks private school teachers

Manama : Teachers of Bahrain private school who were terminated without notice are sore over non-payment of salaries for the past several months.  “I have been working with the school for the past 7 years and without notice they terminated me. I, along with the other faculty members, kept going...

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Death of man in bomb blast  bares nexus in IED-making
Aug 02

Death of man in bomb blast bares nexus in IED-making

Manama : Nabeel Al Samee, the man who was killed while planting a bomb in a farm located in Al Hajar village on June 19, was part of an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) manufacturing nexus, the security authorities said yesterday. Security authorities revealed that Hussain Abbas Hassan Mansoor, 39, a worker...

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Arab national killed in  Bahrain accident
Aug 01

Arab national killed in Bahrain accident

Manama : A driver lost his life in a horrific traffic accident in Saar this morning. The 18-year-old male driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a house wall.

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Bootlegger gets three months jail
Aug 01

Bootlegger gets three months jail

Manama : A man was given three-months in jail and a fine of BD100 by the Second Higher Criminal Court for selling liquor during the Holy Month of Ramadan. He also tried to bribe a cop during arrest.  After completing the jail term, he will be deported and denied re-entry for a period of three...

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Former minister pays BD72,000 to avoid jail
Aug 01

Former minister pays BD72,000 to avoid jail

Manama : A former minister yesterday agreed to pay BD72,000 to avoid being imprisoned for denying his son’s widow and child from receiving their  rightful inheritance. The man was arrested on Sunday as per an order issued on the same day by the Fifth Executive Court. He spent the night in...

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Traffic mishaps claim 13 lives in second quarter
Jul 31

Traffic mishaps claim 13 lives in second quarter

Manama : As many as 13 deaths caused by traffic accidents were reported in the second quarter of 2017, the latest figures showed. According to the latest statistics issued by the General Directorate of Traffic in Interior Ministry, 288 traffic accidents occurred in April, May, and June.  Thirteen people...

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Man arrested with 1.5kg of shabu
Jul 30

Man arrested with 1.5kg of shabu

Manama  : The General Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science announced yesterday the arrest of a man with 1.5kg of Shabu worth BD300000. He said that investigation led to identifying and arresting the suspect, after the Public Prosecutor issued a warrant. The narcotics were confiscated...

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Al Hala brawl:  Several arrested
Jul 29

Al Hala brawl: Several arrested

Manama : Police on Thursday arrested several Bahraini youngsters in connection with an attack at the Al Hala Sports Club.  The suspects, according to the police, broke into the Al Hala Sports Club and attacked players and employees there with planks and sticks, on Wednesday.  Sources confirmed to DT...

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Man jailed for attempt  to bribe cop at airport
Jul 28

Man jailed for attempt to bribe cop at airport

Manama : An Asian man banned from travelling abroad and his friend were sentenced to six months imprisonment yesterday for offering a bribe to a policeman at the Bahrain International Airport to help exit the country. One of the men, who works as a cleaner at the at Bahrain International Airport, offered the...

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186 illegal taxi drivers arrested
Jul 27

186 illegal taxi drivers arrested

Manama : 186 illegal taxi drivers of various nationalities were arrested from February 22 to June 30, said Deputy General Director of Traffic on Thursday. They were referred to the Public Prosecutor and could be awarded jail terms and fines. The non-Bahrainis among them face deportation. The  department...

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60 to face trial in Jaw  prison attack case
Jul 27

60 to face trial in Jaw prison attack case

Manama : Sixty people will face trial for forming a terror organisation in breach of law in the Jaw Reform and Rehabilitation Centre attack case in which 10 inmates escaped and a policeman was killed on January 1, Advocate General Ahmed Al Hammadi, the Head of Anti-terror Prosecution, said in a statement...

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Narcotics seized  from GCC nationals
Jul 26

Narcotics seized from GCC nationals

Manama : Anti-narcotics police yesterday arrested two GCC nationals for drug trafficking. 9kg of narcotics were confiscated from a suspect’s car, Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science General Director said. The officials confiscated BD52,000 from them. 

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Eight on trial for  pushing women  into prostitution  
Jul 26

Eight on trial for pushing women into prostitution  

Manama : Eight female suspects will stand trial on August 21 for forcing women into flesh trade after trapping them with promises of well-paid jobs in Bahrain.  Public Prosecution confirmed the trial date at the First Higher Criminal Court yesterday.  The suspects, according to Deputy Chief Attorney Nasser...

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Algerian man jailed for molesting Bahraini woman in Dubai
Jul 26

Algerian man jailed for molesting Bahraini woman in Dubai

Manama : A 28-year-old Algerian man, who was accused by a Bahraini women of making lewd remarks and touching her without consent, has been jailed in Dubai.  According to her, the man approached her and requested for sex and touched her twice. The Bahraini lady had to beat the man with her shoe to ward...

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Workers caught stealing from luggage not airport staff: Report
Jul 26

Workers caught stealing from luggage not airport staff: Report

Manama : The two airport workers caught by CCTV cameras while stealing from passengers’ luggage are not workers of Bahrain International Airport or Bahrain Airport Company, it was unfolded yesterday.  “The arrested workers were not from the staff and the company applies the best international...

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Abduction attempt on Bahrain-based businessman, 7 held
Jul 26

Abduction attempt on Bahrain-based businessman, 7 held

Kozhikode, Kerala : Kerala police have arrested seven persons, including the national leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for trying to kidnap Bahrain-based businessman K. T. Rabeeullah, from his village in Malappuram district, The Hindu newspaper reported on Tuesday. BJP Minority Morcha secretary Aslam...

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Nine entities, nine men on fresh terror blacklist
Jul 26

Nine entities, nine men on fresh terror blacklist

Manama : Four Arab states - Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt -- have blacklisted nine organisations and nine individuals for terror activities with Qatar links, a statement released by the four states has said. Among blacklisted organisations, three are based in Yemen while the rest six...

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Fruit seller jailed for peddling drugs
Jul 25

Fruit seller jailed for peddling drugs

Manama : An Asian fruit seller was sentenced to six months of imprisonment and deportation after he was found guilty of drug peddling. The man sold fruits in the morning and marijuana at night as mentioned in the files of the case. He was caught red-handedly while selling BD100 worth of marijuana to an...

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Man robs his granny of BD26,000 to  throw parties, gets six years in jail
Jul 25

Man robs his granny of BD26,000 to throw parties, gets six years in jail

Manama :  A Bahraini man has been jailed for six years for stealing over BD26,000 from his sick grandmother to finance lavish parties and shopping sprees.  However, his accomplice was given a much lighter sentence by the Third Lower Criminal Court. He was given a one-year jail term.  Both were...

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Gold chain snatched from woman’s neck
Jul 25

Gold chain snatched from woman’s neck

Manama : A 36-year -old woman’s gold chain was snatched in the capital area around 7:30 pm on Friday.  Sindhu, a resident who lives near Shifa Al Jazeera Hospital, Manama, was walking with a friend of her’s at the Jawad House Lane, Manama, when a man snatched the chain and ran...

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48 preachers sacked  for violating norms
Jul 23

48 preachers sacked for violating norms

Manama : As many as 48 preachers have been sacked by Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry citing “inefficiency” and violation of guidelines. This was confirmed yesterday in a statement issued by the ministry on the conditions of preachers in the Kingdom and the preaching and guidance...

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Man in the dock for drug peddling
Jul 22

Man in the dock for drug peddling

Manama : An Asian man was arrested recently for selling marijuana worth BD4,000. The 30-year-old sold 2kg of marijuana to an undercover police officer in Juffair in May. The man stood trial before the Higher Criminal Court recently and the judge adjourned the case to August 20. Court files showed that the undercover...

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Terror suspects with Hezbollah links held
Jul 20

Terror suspects with Hezbollah links held

Manama : An investigation has been launched against people who formed an illegal organisation with the aim of defying the law, preventing the state from exercising its responsibilities, assaulting personal freedom and harming national unity, Chief of Terror Crime Prosecution Advocate General Ahmed Al Hammadi...

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Man accused of rape  receives death threats
Jul 20

Man accused of rape receives death threats

Manama : A man who has been receiving death threats from Bahrain and India after he was accused of rape is now seeking legal help.  Indian national Gopal said he was undergoing mental torture after a former Bahrain resident accused him of rape. The woman, with whom he formerly shared a romantic...

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Ministry revokes teaching permit of private school
Jul 19

Ministry revokes teaching permit of private school

Manama : A private school in Bahrain got its teaching permit revoked by Education Ministry yesterday for continuing to violate the laws and regulations, and disregarding the ministry’s repeated warnings. The ministry announced in a statement issued here yesterday that Education Minister Dr. Majid Al Nuaimi...

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Airport staff arrested
Jul 19

Airport staff arrested

Manama : Surveillance cameras installed at the back of an airplane exposed two Bahrain International Airport staff members stealing from passengers’ luggage last week. The two culprits were caught red-handed while stealing from the bags as surveillance cameras installed at the back of an Emirates Airlines plane...

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Two jailed for stealing car to do stunts
Jul 17

Two jailed for stealing car to do stunts

Manama : Two youngsters were thrown behind bars recently for stealing and burning an elderly man’s car in Sitra. The case was reviewed yesterday by the Fourth High Criminal Court, which adjourned it to October 16. The youngsters informed the investigators that they stole the vehicle so that they could...

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Bahraini terror suspect killed in Qatif
Jul 16

Bahraini terror suspect killed in Qatif

Manama : A Bahraini terror suspect who is among the most wanted criminals in Saudi Arabia was killed in a security operation in Qatif on Friday. Saudi police confirmed the death of Hassan Mahmoud along with several other wanted terrorists in a shootout in Awamiya village in Qatif. He was included in a list...

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Bahrain court begins hearing on sheltering convicts case
Jul 14

Bahrain court begins hearing on sheltering convicts case

Manama : The High Criminal Court yesterday began hearing in the case of 10 men accused of sheltering four convicts.  One of the sheltered convicts was an accomplice of the men who recently broke out of the Jau Prison, while another had received life imprisonment.  A defendant’s...

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Seven companies in the dock for forging documents
Jul 14

Seven companies in the dock for forging documents

Manama : The Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry has asked the Companies Control Directorate to initiate legal actions against seven commercial establishments in the Kingdom after the ministry found that they filed forged documents through ‘Sijilat’ system.  “Sijilat” is an online...

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15 firms violate summer work ban
Jul 14

15 firms violate summer work ban

Manama : A  top Labour Ministry official yesterday said that 15 companies flouted the summer midday work ban, which in force in the Kingdom from July 1.  “The companies violated the ban within the first week of July,” said Labour Affairs Undersecretary in Labour and Social Development...

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IS operatives hold classes for kids
Jul 14

IS operatives hold classes for kids

 Manama : One of the Islamic State (IS) operatives from India who was killed while fighting in Syria had organised classes for children in Bahrain, it has emerged.  “They organised classes in Bahrain and one of them even conducted classes for young children,” a source confirmed to DT News...

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Two arrested for stealing from passengers’ luggage
Jul 13

Two arrested for stealing from passengers’ luggage

Manama : The General Director of Bahrain International Airport Police announced yesterday the arrest of two Asian workers for opening luggages and stealing valuable items, while loading the bags into airplanes. He said that investigation was launched shortly after the cases were reported and the suspects...

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Man on trial for sheltering convicts
Jul 13

Man on trial for sheltering convicts

Manama : The High Criminal Court began yesterday hearing the case of a man accused of sheltering two men convicted of terrorism, one of whom was sentenced to life.  The 39-year-old Bahraini man was captured after police received a tip-off that he was hiding the pair in his house in East...

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Three years jail for setting house alight
Jul 11

Three years jail for setting house alight

Manama : The High Criminal Court sentenced a man to three years behind bars for setting a lady’s house and car on fire, causing damages worth BD2000.  According to court files, the defendant, a Bahraini man, aged 20, wanted to steal pet birds from the house, but his failure to do so reportedly led him...

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