Three teenage schoolgirls in Burundi have been sent to prison to await trial for scribbling on a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza in textbooks, activists said on Thursday.
A Khaleeji man has been sentenced to two years in jail and slapped with a fine of Dhs10,000 over drug abuse, the Criminal Court of Fujairah ruled on Tuesday.
The Sharjah Criminal Court sentenced a housemaid to six months in jail and fined her Dhs5,000 after she was convicted of premeditatedly setting fire to her sponsor’s car.
Sharjah Criminal Court sentenced eight Asians to three years and six months in jail, and obligated them to pay Dhs200,000 to the family of the victim who they killed and robbed.
Palestinian officials say dozens of prisoners in Israeli jails have ended a hunger strike over phone privileges.
Israel on Sunday released two Syrian prisoners in a “goodwill gesture” after the remains of one of its soldiers missing since 1982 were returned earlier this month.
Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted president Omar Al Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency without legal grounds, a judicial source said on Saturday.
Algeria’s richest man Issad Rebrab has been detained in jail on the public prosecutor’s orders, state media reported on Tuesday a day after his arrest as part of a corruption probe.
Four prominent leaders of Hong Kong’s democracy movement were jailed on Wednesday for their role in organising mass pro-democracy protests in 2014 that paralysed the city for months and infuriated Beijing.