Archive for August 11th, 2010

Kuwaiti claims US military caused disaster in the region equivalent to damage from Iranian radiation leak

August 11, 2010
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A Kuwaiti environment watchdog that has accused the US military of causing a disaster in the region almost equivalent to the damage that may occur by a radiation leak from Iran’s nuclear reactors, has deplored the lack of official reactions in both Kuwait and the US. Khaled Al Hajri, chairman of Green Line Environmental...
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No ban on Filipino domestic helpers in Kuwait despite murders

August 11, 2010
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Manila has no immediate plans to impose a ban on the employment of Filipino domestic helpers in Kuwait despite the brutal murders of two Filipinas in the northern Arabian Gulf country last month, embassy officials said. “Until now, there have been no directives issued by the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on placing...
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Kuwaiti minister under pressure for use of “Persian” Gulf instead of “Arabian” Gulf

August 11, 2010
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A senior Kuwaiti government minister has come under fire from a lawmaker over the use of Persian Gulf instead of Arabian Gulf in a booklet issued by the statistics bureau. “The booklet included statistics about Kuwait in 2010 as well as pictures and the map of the State of Kuwait,” MP Waleed Al Tabtabai...
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Qatar’s government restricts private sector work to six hours a day in Ramadan

August 11, 2010
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Qatar’s government has urged the private sector to abide by the law and restrict working hours to six a day during Ramadan. Thousands of foreigners are employed in the private sector, mainly in the booming construction sector, and the government’s call is likely to be hailed as a “much-needed respite.” Public sector employees will...
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Bahrain Medical Society to elect new board on August 19

August 11, 2010
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Bahrain Medical Society will elect a new board on August 19, the society’s president has said. “We are in the final stages of the preparations and we will have our elections on the second Thursday of Ramadan,” Dr Ahmad Jamal said. “The membership list has been finalized and members have been invited to check...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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