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LOS ANGELES - OCT 15:  Oscar Pistorius arrives at the "Alex Cros

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

South African athlete found guilty for killing girlfriend last year

October 21, 2014 4:12
Kuwait national assembly

Kuwait to rule on electoral law Sept 25, protests possible

Kuwait's top court will announce on Sept. 25 whether current electoral boundaries are constitutional, a ruling that could spark protests in the increasingly politically divided oil producer.

September 5, 2012 5:36
Sultan Qaboos

Oman sentences writer, poet, for defaming sultan

Oman, a Western-allied, small oil exporter that flanks a major crude shipping route out of the Gulf, has detained more than 30 people in the past few weeks over protests that erupted after strikes at petroleum plants over pay and pension issues.

July 10, 2012 11:02

Court asks Natl Bank of Umm Al Qaiwain to halt $250M payment to Kuwait’s Global Investment House

Says payment halt pending September hearing; NBQ was earlier asked to pay $250 mln to Kuwait's Global

June 29, 2011 10:41
Sales down, disputes up

Sales down, disputes up

One aspect of business in the economic slowdown has seen a huge increase: The number of property disputes has surged. Good for lawyers, bad for everyone else.

June 8, 2010 3:25

Human rights group condemns Saudi court verdict on schoolgirl

A 13-year-old girl was sentenced to 90 lashes and two months in jail for allegedly assaulting her headmistress.

January 23, 2010 8:02

Sheikh Issa cleared by court

Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, a member of the royal family in Abu Dhabi…

January 10, 2010 2:51
Royal ruling to be out soon

Royal ruling to be out soon

Abuse allegations leveled against Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, an Abu Dhabi royal, caught the world’s attention this year. The court is expected to give a verdict in the case in January 2010.

December 22, 2009 2:17

Australian man accused of swearing fined AED2,000

An Australian man who was arrested in October for swearing at a plain-clothed police officer in Dubai Airport was…

December 19, 2009 10:33

Kuwaiti women to get passports without husband’s consent

Married women in Kuwait can now…

October 21, 2009 3:15