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Obama to convene international summit on achieving Mideast peace if Israeli-Palestinian talks fail

April 30, 2010
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US President Barack Obama will convene an international summit on achieving Mideast peace if Israeli-Palestinian talks remain stalemated into September or October. Obama has told several European leaders that the conference would be run by the Quartet of Middle East peacemakers – the United States, European Union, United Nations and Russia – in a...
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Kuwait blasts Israel, warns about rising visible despair in Middle East

April 30, 2010
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Israeli allegations against Syria are intended to divert world attention from its practices in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Kuwait’s foreign minister has said. The minister also warned about rising visible despair in Middle East. Commenting at the Middle East Institute on recent claims made by Israel that Syria had smuggled Scud missiles to...
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Bahrain labour minister shrugs off upper house opposition and pushes for law to make labourers fully aware of their rights

April 30, 2010
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Bahrain’s labour minister has insisted that workers should be fully aware of the company’s rules and regulations to ensure that his rights are preserved. “The employee or labourers should prove that he had read or understood the rules and regulations by signing a document,” Majeed Al Alawi said. “We should not accept the claim...
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Mobile phone number sold for $403,000 in Kuwait

April 29, 2010
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An easy to remember mobile phone number -90000000- was sold for KD116,500 ($403,000) at an auction in prestige-conscious Kuwait City. The number was among 27 numbers sold by mobile operator Zain on Wednesday evening. Other numbers that reached high bids were 90000009 and 90009000. Bidding for the most expensive number started at KD 50,000...
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Bahrain pledges to continue fight against trafficking in people

April 29, 2010
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Bahrain pledges to continue fight against trafficking in people

Bahrain has pledged to continue its campaign to combat trafficking in people. Launching the first report by the Bahraini National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking, Bahrain said that more efforts would be exerted to eradicate the phenomenon. However, Abdullah Abdul Lateef, the foreign ministry undersecretary, said that trafficking in people was an international phenomenon...
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Kuwait’s foreign minister in Washington on three-day visit for talks with senior officials

April 29, 2010
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Kuwait’s deputy prime minister and minister of foreign affairs is in Washington on a three-day visit for talks with senior officials and congress members, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said. Talks with US officials will include various issues, but will focus on bilateral ties, the status of the Kuwaitis detained in Guantanamo, Shaikh Mohammad Sabah...
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Tehran wants Kuwait to drop visa requirements

April 29, 2010
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Tehran has suggested that Kuwait and Iran drop the visas required from their nationals when they visit each other’s country, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported. The Iranian request was made during a meeting between officials from the foreign ministries of both countries. The Kuwaitis promised to look into the suggestion and report their decision to...
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IISS international conference to discuss impact of current financial and economic trends on local, regional and international relations and security

April 29, 2010
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The impact of current financial and economic trends on local, regional and international relations and security will be examined at an international conference in Bahrain next month. London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said that the Bahrain Global Forum on May 14-16 would bring together finance ministers, treasury officials, leading economists and finance...
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Qatar to get tougher with labour law abusers

April 29, 2010
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Qatar’s labour ministry is set to launch a massive crackdown on companies violating the provisions of the Labour Law, Qatari media reported. Inspectors will tour company premises and labour accommodations to check whether they comply with the provisions of the labour law. The campaign follows the stringent regulations issued by the ministry recently on...
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Six Israeli lawmakers may lose immunity following trip to Libya

April 28, 2010
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Israel’s Knesset may withdraw parliamentary immunity from six lawmakers who traveled to Libya to meet the country’s leader Moammar Gadhafi, the chairman of the chamber’s House Committee Yariv Levin has said. “Knesset immunity is not a license to inflict continual damage on the state and make a mockery of parliament and the public,” Levin...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
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  • University of Bahrain
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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