Archive for August 25th, 2010

Journalists’ association condemns attack on editor

August 25, 2010
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Bahrain Journalists Association (BJA) has condemned an assault on the editor of a local daily as a “despicable act that would not allow terrorism to prevail over reason.” Muhannad Abu Zeitoun was attacked by two assailants as he was leaving Al Watan newspaper in the East Riffa area, south of Manama at around 3...
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Bahrain’s crown prince says dialogue to resolve crisis should be through constitutional channels

August 25, 2010
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Bahrain’s crown prince said that any dialogue to resolve the current crisis in his country should be through constitutional and legal channels. “The preconditions are that all parties must accept a constitutional solution to the crisis and that no-one is above the rule of law,” Shaikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa said. “The dialogue...
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Bahrain arrests suspect in 10-year old suitcase murder case

August 25, 2010
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Bahrain’s interior ministry on Wednesday said that it had arrested a Lebanese man in connection with the murder of a Canadian woman in 1999. The body of the Moroccan-born woman was stuffed inside a suitcase in London’s Heathrow Airport, a spokesman for the ministry said. “The man, Yusuf Ahmad Msallam Wahid, was arrested following...
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Doctors find 23 nails in the body of a tortured domestic helper

August 25, 2010
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Doctors in Sri Lanka have found 23 nails in the body of a tortured domestic helper who returned to Colombo from Riyadh, a Saudi paper reported. “We have received this complaint from the Foreign Ministry in Colombo, who said the maid has been allegedly tortured by her sponsor,” a senior diplomat from the Sri...
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Kuwait municipality bans local retailers from storing imported foodstuffs

August 25, 2010
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Kuwait Municipality has banned local retailers from storing imported foodstuffs and other goods in their own firms’ warehouses. Under new instructions, all imported goods must henceforth be stored at the customs department’s warehouses until the results of mandatory health and safety tests are known. The move aims to prevent foodstuffs unfit for human consumption...
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Tension looms for lawmakers when parliament resumes in Kuwait

August 25, 2010
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Tensions could rise in Kuwait when parliament resumes follwoing the summer recess after several lawmakers said that they were getting ready to discuss several sensitive issues, local media reported. However, the cabinet is reportedly exerting extraordinary efforts to finalize work on these particular issues before the start of the term in order to avert...
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Domestic workers should be included in Kuwait’s private sector labour legislation

August 25, 2010
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Domestic workers should be included in the private sector labour legislation and given the same rights as other workers, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has recommended to the Kuwaiti government. The recommendation is part of steps that Kuwait should implement in order to help solve the persistent...
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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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