Archive for August 10th, 2010

Kuwait endorses Al Zayani as next GCC secretary general

August 10, 2010
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Kuwait has endorsed the nomination of Bahraini candidate Abdul Lateef Al Zayani to the position of secretary general of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), a Kuwaiti daily said. According to Al Watan, a source at the Kuwaiti foreign ministry confirmed Kuwait’s support to the nominee. The newspaper did not name the source. The Kuwaiti...
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Body of Bahraini tourist missing in Thailand found

August 10, 2010
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The body of a Bahraini tourist who had been missing since Sunday at Phuket’s Karon beach in Thailand was found on Tuesday morning, local media reported. The body of Ali Al Saeed, 25, was found at 7am today about 1.5 kilometres from where he disappeared at the northern end of the beach, Phuketwan said....
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New crisis over fishing opportunities looming between Bahrain and Qatar

August 10, 2010
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A new crisis over fishing opportunities is looming between Bahrain and Qatar after Doha arrested 15 Bahraini fishermen for allegedly entering Qatari waters illegally. The Bahrainis, reportedly all amateurs from Muharraq, Bahrain’s second largest city, and Sitra, a coastal town south of Manama, were arrested in two spate boats on Thursday and Friday after...
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Astronomers, religious leaders clash about start of Ramadan

August 10, 2010
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Bahrain’s astronomers and religious leaders have once more clashed about the start of Ramadan, Muslim’s sacred month during which they abstain from food, drink and intimate contacts. Astronomers, led by Waheeb Al Nasser, from the University of Bahrain, said that Wednesday would mark the beginning of the month, based on the lunar calendar. “The...
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Qatari pays €240,000 for a 14-year-old grey mare

August 10, 2010
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A Qatari bidder paid €240,000 ($318,700) for a 14-year-old grey mare at one of the world’s most exclusive horse fairs. Pilar was the most expensive horse bred at the stud in Janow Podlaski, in eastern Poland, while other horses, Arabian mares and stallions with centuries-old pedigrees, were sold for sums that reached 90,000 euro...
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Qatar to launch global single-window customs clearance system

August 10, 2010
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Qatar hopes to launch within two months a single-window customs clearance system that allows importers to initiate customs clearance procedures from anywhere in the world online, a local daily has reported. However, the formal launch may be scheduled by the end of the year, Qatari daily The Peninsula said on Tuesday. “Right now training...
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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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