Bahrain minister's mobile phone stolen in Morocco

A Moroccan female journalist stole the mobile phone of Bahrain’s culture minister who was visiting the north African Arab country this week for a cultural event.

Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa was talking to a journalist during the event in the northern Moroccan town of Tangier before she noticed her phone was gone.

Security cameras showed a female journalist pinched the phone which was placed on a table while the minister was busy speaking to the media.

“Police later arrested the journalist near her home. She apologised for what she did and returned the mobile to the police, who detained her for questioning,” Morocco’s Hespress news network said.