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Bahrain to hold parliamentary elections on October 23

August 8, 2010
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Bahrain on Sunday said that it would hold its third parliamentary and municipal elections on October 23. The announcement was made by King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa as he chaired the meeting of the cabinet. The first elections were held in 2002 following a three-decade constitutional hiatus and the second nation-wide polls were...
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Kuwait’s Shiite scholars to observe Ramadan on Thursday

August 8, 2010
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Kuwait’s Shiite scholars have said that Ramadan would start on Thursday, a local daily said. The announcement was based on the fact that the crescent marking the beginning of the sacred month will not be visible before Wednesday, the scholars said, according to Al Watan newspaper report on Sunday. The scholars reportedly said that...
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Qatari foundation allocates $8.245 million for Ramadan charity projects in Qatar and abroad

August 8, 2010
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A Qatari foundation has allocated QR30millionn ($8.245 million) for its Ramadan charity projects in Qatar and abroad, officials have said. The Shaikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services, popularly known as Raf, said that it was using half of the amount for local charitable activities including the serving of daily Iftar meals in...
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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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