Archive for August, 2010

Bahrain sets up hotline to track violence as it names ten suspects

August 31, 2010
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Bahrain’s interior ministry set up a hotline to encourage people to assist in tracking down suspects or preventing violence as it named ten people allegedly involved in acts of sabotage and assault . The ministry said in a statement that the two of the suspects were involved in the assault on Muhannad Abu Zeitoun, the managing...
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Kuwait develops plan to counter possible radioactive pollution accidents

August 31, 2010
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Kuwait’s health ministry has developed “an integrated plan” to counter any possible radioactive pollution accidents. The announcement was made days after Iran launched the Bushehr nuclear reactor across the Arabian Gulf from Kuwait. The plan, worked out in cooperation with the Interior Ministry’s Directorate General of Civil Defense, follows the International Atomic Energy Agency’s...
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Most Kuwaitis text messages while driving

August 31, 2010
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More than half of Kuwaiti drivers use their cell phones to text messages while behind the wheel, a study indicates. The study, carried out by Dr Zakiya Al Hashmi, professor of sociology at Kuwait University, showed that 53% of the respondents admitted sending or receiving text messages while on the road. It also indicated...
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Journalists association demands apology from human rights watchdog for verbal abuse

August 30, 2010
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Bahrain Journalists Association (BJA) is piling up pressure on Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS) to issue a formal apology for the verbal abuse of journalists at a press conference organized by the society. The rights watchdog had called for the conference to highlight the case of the Bahrainis detained by the security authorities for...
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Syrian man dies at the age of 125, leaving 187 sons, grand-sons, great-grand-sons and great great grand-sons

August 30, 2010
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Syrian man dies at the age of 125, leaving 187 sons, grand-sons, great-grand-sons and great great grand-sons

A Syrian man has died at the age of 125, leaving 187 sons, grand-sons, great-grand-sons and great great grand-sons, the Syrian News Agency (SANA) reported on Monday. According to the personal identity card, Othman Ibrahim Ahmad was born in 1885 and had a good memory up to his death, Mohammad, one of his sons...
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Bahrain editor assailants arrested

August 30, 2010
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Two Bahrainis suspected of assaulting the editor of Al Watan newspaper last week have been arrested, a public security officer has said. The two men aged 27 and 21 have confessed they had attacked Ahmed Abu Zeitoun and will be referred to the public prosecutor, Major General Tariq bin Dayna, the Public Security chief,...
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Kuwait arrests fugitive UAE businessman

August 30, 2010
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A prominent UAE businessman who fled to Kuwait after disappearing while performing Umrah in Saudi Arabia has been arrested, a local daily said. According to Kuwait Times, the man, an owner of a major bank in the UAE, reportedly disappeared shortly after reaching Makkah. He was apparently tracked to Kuwait by Emirati police who...
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Kuwait’s government reinforces ascendance over parliament

August 30, 2010
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Kuwait’s government reinforces ascendance over parliament

Kuwait’s government has reinforced its ascendance over the parliament, beating them 3-2 in their annual football match. The government has now won five of the eight matches between the two teams in a tradition that sees ministers and lawmakers setting aside an evening to compete in sport, not politics, during Ramadan. In a pre-match...
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Qatar foils attempt to smuggle in 2.2 million Captagon pills

August 30, 2010
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Qatar’s anti-drug authorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle 2.2 million Captagon pills, reportedly among the most popular drugs among young people in the Middle East. Four members of the international network involved in drug trafficking were arrested in the successful operation completed with cooperation from another Arab country, local media said, quoting interior...
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Bahrain denies claims it stopped paying for Mshaima’s cancer treatment

August 29, 2010
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Bahrain on Sunday evening denied as “untrue and lacking credibility” reports that it had stopped financing the treatment of Hassan Mshaima, the head of Haq Movement, from cancer. The activist this summer said that he was suffering from cancer and told supporters that he would be traveling to Turkey and then to Britain for...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Career
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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