Archive for May, 2010

Tunisia condemns attack off Gaza Strip

May 31, 2010
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Tunisia has condemned the Israeli attacks on the ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza, saying that they were a violation of all international covenants. “We fully reject these aggressions which are a challenge to the will of the international community and all accords, compounds the intricate situation in the region and shatters all hopes...
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Intense coverage reflects high Arab emotions about Israeli sea attacks

May 31, 2010
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News of the Israeli attacks on humanitarian Gaza-bound ships on Monday dominated international media, but for different reasons. Arab television channels interrupted their regular programmes and focused on the developments resulting from the killing of activists after Israeli commandos stormed an aid convoy sailing to the Gaza Strip. In the absence of solid news...
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Kuwait summons Security Council ambassadors

May 31, 2010
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Kuwait has summoned the ambassadors of the five UN Security Council member states to Kuwait to request that their capitals put pressure on Israel to ensure the safety of the Kuwaitis detained by Tel Aviv. Radhwan Al Radhwan, the state minister for foreign affairs, said that the five ambassadors told him about their countries’...
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Angry Turkish lawyer attacks Israeli cyclist

May 31, 2010
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A Turkish lawyer on Monday assaulted an Israeli cyclist competing in the inaugural Cycling Tour of Trakya in Tekirdağ , a Turkish newspaper said. Hasan Fehmi Özer allegedly entered the track to try and stop the unnamed Israeli cyclist on the final leg of the tour. Özer unfurled a Palestinian flag and tried to...
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Turkish relief foundation expresses concerns about wounded activists

May 31, 2010
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The Turkish agency that organized the Turkish ships carrying aid to Gaza voiced concern on Monday about the passengers who were wounded when Israeli commandos raided Freedom Flotilla. Humanitarian Relief Foundation (İHH) Vice President Yavuz Dadı told reporters in a press conference that the military assault started at 4:30 am on Monday according to...
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Kuwait to hold emergency cabinet meeting to discuss Gaza ships attacks

May 31, 2010
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Kuwait’s Prime Minister Shaikh Nasser Al Mohammad Al Sabah has called for an emergency meeting of the government in the afternoon to discuss developments related to the attack on the Freedom Flotilla. Government Spokesman, Minister of Communications and State Minister for National Assembly Affairs Dr Mohammad Al Busairi told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that...
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Kuwait reinstates ban on work under summer scorching sun

May 31, 2010
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Kuwait will on June 1 reinstate a ban on summer midday work that allows labourers to escape the scorching afternoon sun. Under the ban, no labourer should be made to work in open areas between noon and 4pm, Mohammad Al Afassi, the labour and social affairs minister, said. The ban covers the months of...
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University of Kuwait introduces dress code

May 31, 2010
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A strict dress code has been endorsed by the University of Kuwait, local media said. Under the “decent dress” code, students are not allowed to wear shorts, mini skirts, bracelets or ankle bracelets on campus. Shirts with “obscene or offensive” messages are not allowed on campus, said the code adopted by the deans’ committee...
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Bahrain to install security cameras in vital locations

May 30, 2010
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Bahrain’s government is to install high-tech security cameras in streets and vital locations. The cameras will help preserve security and protect public and private property, the government said at its weekly session on Sunday. “Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa has instructed the interior minister to launch the first phase of the...
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Five Al Jazeera anchorwomen resign

May 30, 2010
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Five women presenters at Al Jazeera satellite channel have resigned over conflicts with management over “delicate issue”, including their looks and dresses. Jumana Nammour (Lebanon), Luna Al Shibl (Syria), Lina Zahreddine (Lebanon), Jullinar Mousa (Lebanon) and Nawfar Afli (Tunisia) were among a group of eight women working for the Doha-based pan-Arab channel who had...
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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
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
Education
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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