Archive for August 2nd, 2010

44,000 Sri Lankans take up Qatar jobs in 2009

August 2, 2010
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Habib Toumi Bureau chief Manama: Qatar, reportedly the largest employment provider to Sri Lankan nationals in the last two years, received more than 44,000 workers from Sri Lanka last year, a Sri-Lanka-based website said. The website, The Migrant News, quoting officials from the Sri Lankan Bureau of Foreign Employment, reported that about 44,000 Sri...
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French training for Qatar’s public prosecutors

August 2, 2010
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Qatar and France have signed a cooperation agreement to train Qatari public prosecutors in France to improve their work skills. Under the agreement signed in Paris by Ali bin Fetais Al Marri, Qatar’s Attorney General, and Jean Francois Tony, President of the French Judicial Institute for Higher Studies, Qatari prosecutors will be trained on...
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Qatar’s Zakat Fund allocates $1.043 million for Iftar programme

August 2, 2010
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Qatar’s state-run charity Zakat Fund has allocated QR3.81 million ($1.043 million) for its daily Ramadan Iftar programme. Muslims this year are expected to celebrate the month during which they fast from sunrise until sunset starting August 11, depending on the sighting of the crescent based on the lunar calendar.  Muslims traditionally offer food to...
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Bahrain has no plans to block BlackBerry services

August 2, 2010
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Bahrain has no plans to block BlackBerry services, Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) officials have said. “There is no intention to suspend the service in Bahrain and we have no security concerns about them,” Ahmad Al Dossari, head of communication and information technology, said. Basil Al Arayyedh, head of consumers’ affairs, said that Manama has...
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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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