Bahrain upholds sentence in Iran spy case

Updated 01 April 2013
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Bahrain upholds sentence in Iran spy case

MANAMA: Bahrain’s news agency says an appeals court has confirmed a 10-year prison sentence against a man convicted of spying for Iran. The Gulf kingdom has long accused Tehran of aiding an anti-government uprising in the Arab country.
The official Bahrain News Agency said yesterday that prosecutors alleged the suspect passed tips to Iranian diplomats in Kuwait on Bahrain’s military capabilities and “sensitive” sites.
The suspect’s name has not been revealed. His original 10-year sentence was handed down in July 2011.


Emiratis investigate joke video of baby government employee

Updated 53 min 48 sec ago
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Emiratis investigate joke video of baby government employee

DUBAI: Prosecutors are investigating a United Arab Emirates government agency’s release of an online video that was meant as a joke and that suggested an 8-month-old baby is its youngest employee.
The Abu Dhabi public prosecutor’s office tweeted on Wednesday that it was investigating after the release of the video by the country’s General Civil Aviation Authority.
The video shows an 8-month-old baby in traditional clothing described as the agency’s “happiness executive.”

. بالفيديو.. "الطيران المدني" تعين أصغر موظف سعادة في العالم عمره 8 أشهر الطفل محمد الهاشمي الذي ينشر البهجة والسعادة لكل من يراه ويلقاه، عينه المدير العام للهيئة العامة للطيران المدني، سيف محمد السويدي كأصغر تنفيذي سعادة في الهيئة بهدف نشر الإيجابية والسعادة. وقالت الهيئة لـ"الإمارات اليوم"،إن الطفل محمد الهاشمي الذي يبلغ من العمر 8 أشهر وابن احدى موظفات الهيئة يزور مكاتب الهيئة العامة يومياً في أوقات الدوام الرسمية ليبث روح السعادة والإيجابية. وذكرت الهيئة أن لديها مبادرات عديدة لزيادة السعادة والإنتاجية بين الموظفين منها صحية، رياضية واجتماعية وذلك بهدف نشر السعادة والإيجابية داخل الهيئة.

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The child was enrolled at the agency’s daycare program for staff, but after the video was posted, complaints started to roll in. The agency later removed the video.
Prosecutors said in their tweet they launched the investigation because of their “responsibility to protect children.”