Court backs Bahrain bank fraud takeover

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - (AP) Bahrain's central bank has won court backing for its decision to take control of a bank involved in a massive cross-border fraud dispute. Awal Bank was put under administration along with The International Banking Corp., another Bahrain-based bank, last year...

Middle Eastern Law Toolbox

Welcome to LexisNexis Middle Eastern Law Toolbox, our bazaar which highlights legal content of particular Middle Eastern nations in our database. New to working in the region? Our Guide to International Legal Research chapter on the Middle East may help you get oriented! In addition to the...

Bahrain convicts 9 medics of protest ties; 9 freed

MANAMA Bahrain (AP) - Nine medical professionals accused of aiding Bahrain's anti-government uprising were sentenced Thursday to prison terms ranging from one month to five years, a decision that brought complaints from international rights groups and a senior U.S. envoy. Nine others were Full...

Bahrain activist jailed for 3 years

MANAMA Bahrain (AP) - A prominent Bahraini human rights activist was found guilty Thursday of instigating and participating in several illegal gatherings and sentenced to three years in jail. The unexpectedly stiff sentence against Nabeel Rajab will raise Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers...

Lawyer: Bahrain overturns activist's Twitter case

MANAMA Bahrain (AP) - A Bahrain judge on Thursday overturned a conviction against a prominent human rights campaigner for posting alleged anti-government comments on social media, but the activist remained jailed while appealing another prison sentence. The decision shifts the focus among Full version...