Two senior university officials at Delmon University in Bahrain have been sentenced to five years in jail after being convicted of grade fixing, it was reported.
A Sudanese computer technician, 40, and a Bahraini informatics centre manager, 34, were convicted of forging eight certificates and increasing the exam results of 36 students by the High Criminal Court, Gulf Daily News reported.
Manama: Saudi Arabia has warned that it would dismiss any preacher who refers to politics in his mosque sermon on Friday.
In light of the increasingly tense situation in eastern Ukraine, the most eye-grabbing fact in the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s newly updated military spending database may be that for the first time in nearly a decade, Russia is spending a greater percentage of its GDP on its military than the United States. Russia’s defense spending increased by 4.8 percent last year and has increased more than a third under a military modernization program undertaken following the 2008 Georgia war.
Israel is seeking to establish a diplomatic channel with some Sunni Arab states in the Gulf through secret talks, based on their common hostility towards Iran.