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Bahrain pledges zero-tolerance policy towards “instigators” as opposition figure is arrested

August 14, 2010
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Bahraini leaders have pledged a zero-tolerance policy towards “instigators”, saying that there would be “a strict application of the law against those who seek to stall the country’s progress.” Praising the role of the army and the police, King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa said that laws would be applied without hesitation, particularly that...
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Turkey denies report it used chemical weapons

August 14, 2010
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Turkish officials have denied media reports that their army used chemical weapons in its fight against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). “These claims are not new; they have been made in the past as well. It is pure PKK propaganda with the purpose of tarnishing Turkey’s credibility,” a foreign ministry official told the Hürriyet...
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Shiraz mayor calls for action against Gulf Air for not using the “Persian” Gulf name

August 14, 2010
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The mayor of Shiraz in the southwest of Iran has called for action against Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air for not using the “Persian” Gulf name. Hossein Qasimi said that Iranian passengers who board Gulf Air planes in Shiraz are upset that the airline does not refer to the Gulf as “Persian Gulf”. They...
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New values force Qatari men to spend up to one million riyals ($274,500) to get married

August 14, 2010
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A young Qatari man needs up to one million riyals ($274,500) to get married in a society where wealth has become the only socially accepted symbol of status. The problem is that although Qatar is immensely rich, with the income of its people reaching $100,000 per capita, not every Qatari can afford to pay...
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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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