Archive for August 17th, 2010

Bahrain makes more arrests as authorities issue final warnings to “illegal” groups

August 17, 2010
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Bahrain has arrested at least seven more people on suspicion of involvement in acts of violence, sabotage and arson across the country. “A gang on Sunday evening started burning tyres and hurling Molotov cocktails, which stalled people’s interests, terrorized individuals, and put lives and public and private property at risk,” a public security statement...
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Rights watchdog lashes out at Israeli army for “insulting people’s intelligence”

August 17, 2010
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A rights watchdog on Tuesday refuted Israeli army claims that photos posted by a woman soldier were an anomaly, saying that the Facebook pictures depicting Israeli soldiers alongside handcuffed and blindfolded Palestinian detainees represented the norm, not the exception, in IDF conduct. Breaking the Silence, an organization that collects testimonies of Israeli soldiers on...
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Adultery is ground for 10 per cent of the divorce cases in Kuwait

August 17, 2010
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Adultery is ground for 10 per cent of the divorce cases in Kuwait, a senior judge has said. “We have a high divorce rate in Kuwait and there is a need to address the issue promptly,” Dr Adel Al Filkawi said. “Most of the cases are caused by financial disputes, but we also have...
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Qatar to introduce theory in driving lessons

August 17, 2010
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Qatar will this month make theoretical classes part of driving lessons under new rules for driving schools, a senior traffic official has said. Brigadier Mohammed Saad Al Kharji, director of the Traffic Department, said that executive regulations would be issued soon as a precursor to the implementation of the new rules on August 27....
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3,700,000 Indians working and living in the GCC

August 17, 2010
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Around 3,700,000 Indians are currently working and living in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Indian government records show. However, the number of Indians imprisoned in the GCC is 3,095, Vayalar Ravi, Overseas Affairs Minister, has told the Indian Parliament. The UAE tops the list with 1,361 Indians in prison, followed by Saudi...
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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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