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NAB decides to challenge suspension of Sharifs’ jail terms

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to challenge today’s ruling of the Islamabad High Court that ordered release of former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar on bail. The decision to challenge the ruling was taken during a meeting of the bureau presided over by its chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal. The NAB will file an appeal against the verdict in the Supreme Court once it gets a copy of the ruling. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) today suspended…

Palestinian gets life for murder of Israeli ex-girlfriend

JERUSALEM: A Palestinian was sentenced to life in prison on Sunday for the murder of his Israeli ex-girlfriend in a killing authorities said was motivated by nationalism, police said. Mohamed Kharouf, a resident of Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, was arrested by Israeli police in August 2017 after the body of Mishal Halimi was discovered. The 30-year-old went missing in May, according to media reports, and a crime of passion was suspected as she had been pregnant and married to another man at the time.…

Messi prison sentence lifted in exchange for fine

MADRID: A Spanish court said on Friday it has exchanged a 21-month prison sentence handed to Soccer player Lionel Messi for tax fraud last July for a quarter-of-a-million-euro fine. The Barcelona player and his father were found guilty by a Catalan court last year of three counts of tax fraud to the tune of 4.1 million euros ($4.68 million) over income earned from image rights. Read More: Messi to remain at Barcelona until 2021 The father also had his 15-month sentence exchanged for a fine of 180,000 euros, the court…

Egypt court overturns life sentence against ex-president Mursi

CAIRO: Egypt's Court of Cassation overturned on Tuesday a life sentence against deposed President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered a retrial in the case that revolves around accusations of espionage with Palestinian group Hamas. The court last week overturned a death sentence against Morsi in a separate case, meaning he no longer faces execution. Democratically elected after the 2011 uprising, Morsi was overthrown in mid-2013 by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi following mass protests against his rule, and was…

Egypt gives life sentences to Brotherhood supporters for 2013 riot

CAIRO: An Egyptian court sentenced two Muslim Brotherhood supporters on Saturday to life in prison and 16 others to 15 years in jail for a violent assault on a Cairo neighborhood in 2013 after the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi. The attack, which left seven dead, was part of a wave of violence that swept across Egypt after the army removed elected Islamist president Morsi from power in July 2013 following mass protests against his rule. Since deposing Morsi, the authorities have held mass trials for thousands…