Archive for August 5th, 2010

Saudi groom slapped by mother on wedding night

August 5, 2010
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A Saudi groom was beaten up by his mother on his wedding night after he tried , in a romantic Cinderella-inspired touch, to put a shoe on his bride’s foot. “The shocked mother was so infuriated by the sight of her son helping the bride wear her shoe that she slapped him amid the...
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Wife killer to be remanded in prison

August 5, 2010
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A Bahraini man who last week killed his Moroccan wife will be remanded in prison for another 45 days pending investigations, a court said on Thursday. The Bahraini national admitted he had repeatedly stabbed 31-year-old Eman after he locked up their three daughters, aged six, two and 11 months, in a separate room and...
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Relentless campaign seeks to ensure people’s food safety

August 5, 2010
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Food vendors and eateries in Qatar will have to prove that the meat used for barbecuing and for making kebabs and other preparations throughout Ramadan is fresh, local media reported. The relentless campaign seeks to ensure that the outlets used the meat on the day it was bought and that the storage of meat...
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Kuwaiti MP lauds action taken against BlackBerry by two Gulf states

August 5, 2010
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A Kuwaiti lawmaker has praised the steps made by Gulf states to block services by BlackBerry mobile phones. “We highly welcome the latest measures adopted by countries in the Gulf on the BlackBerry services,” MP Mohammad Al Hayef said. “We have repeatedly warned about the misuse of the device and the negative effects on...
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Open area work ban largely implemented

August 5, 2010
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An overwhelming majority of Bahrain-based companies have been complying with a seasonal ban on outdoor work, officials have said. “The commitment of the various companies has exceeded 98 per cent,” Sabah Al Dossari, the labour ministry assistant undersecretary for labour affairs, said. “We have conducted 8,140 inspection visits and booked 155 companies for forcing...
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Bahrain sports association under fire for allowing athlete to compete against Israeli runner

August 5, 2010
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A Bahraini NGO dedicated to resisting all forms of normalization with Israel has called for stringent action against Bahraini officials who allowed an athlete to compete against an Israeli runner in the world track and field junior championship. “We were shocked by the news that Bahrain’s track association has not moved in time to...
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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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