Archive for August 18th, 2010

Iran distances itself from violence in Bahrain, puts blame on countries with negative plans for the region

August 18, 2010
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Iran has distanced itself from the recent wave of clashes in Bahrain, saying that countries with an agenda targeting the region were behind the incitement to acts of violence, arson and destruction of property. “The instigators of the current violence in Bahrain are people working for countries with negative plans for the region,” Hossein...
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Bahraini rights and transparency watchdogs to monitor elections

August 18, 2010
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Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS) and Bahrain Transparency Society (BTS) are approaching the authorities to be allowed to monitor the parliamentary and municipal elections to be held on October 23. “We have set up a joint committee that will be in charge of monitoring the polls as we did in 2002 and 2006,” Abdul...
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Saudi man whips wife for “overusing” BlackBerry

August 18, 2010
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A Saudi woman has asked for divorce after her husband whipped her for allegedly spending too much time on her BlackBerry. The woman has complained to the police in northern Dammam that her husband has often beaten her up and that on the last occasion he whipped her and hit her with a sharp...
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Qatar promotes organ donation

August 18, 2010
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Qatar’s Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is set to establish an exclusive centre to boost the practice of organ donation in the Qatari society and to ensure the highest quality of transplant services. The healthcare provider has created an organ transplant task force to accelerate the implementation of a plan to establish the National Organ...
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Qatar Computing Research Institute starts operations

August 18, 2010
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The Qatar Computing Research Institute is now up and running, and is recruiting researchers, an official from the Qatar Foundation said. The institute, an initiative by QF’s Research Division and one of three research hubs that will form the Qatar Research Institute (QRI), will be looking to “shake computer science” using Arab scientists from...
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American expat uses Qatar’s blazing heat to bake cookies

August 18, 2010
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An American expatriate used Qatar’s blazing heat to turn her car into an oven and make car-baked cookies. “I found a good use for Qatar’s blazing desert sun,” Texan Sybil wrote in her blog (http://qatariadventures.blogspot.com/2010/07/so-how-hot-is-qatar.html). The enterprising homemaker’s ‘culinary experiment’ was conducted in July, a month of scorching temperatures, especially on July 14 when...
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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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