Archive for August 26th, 2010

Bahrain’s public prosecutor starts quizzing in terror suspects’ cases

August 26, 2010
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The public prosecution on Thursday evening started investigating the case of Abdul Jalil Al Singace, the spokesman of Haq Movement, a source from Bahrain’s National Security Agency (NSA) said. “The investigation is related to the network seeking to undermine national security both inside Bahrain and abroad and to damage the country’s stability,” the source...
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Bahraini amateur fishermen sentenced to pay $11,000 for straying into Qatari waters

August 26, 2010
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Six Bahraini amateur fishermen have been sentenced to pay QR 40,000 ($10,980) each for illegally entering Qatari waters. The owner of the boat seized by the Qataris was told to pay an extra QR 5,000 ($1,372), the head of Bahrain’s coastguards said on Thursday evening. The verdict was issued by the Qatari first court...
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International Federation of Journalists condemns violent assault on Bahrain editor

August 26, 2010
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International Federation of Journalists condemns violent assault on Bahrain editor

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) on Thursday condemned the violent assault on Muhannad Abu Zeitoun, managing editor of Al Watan newspaper by two unidentified men. “We are deeply shocked by this vicious assault and possible assassination attempt against a leading Bahraini journalist,” said Aidan White, IFJ General Secretary. “The authorities must do everything...
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Kuwait denies reports it allowed in Israeli journalist

August 26, 2010
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Kuwait’s interior ministry denied reports that an Israeli journalist had visited the country. “No Israeli passport holder has been allowed into Kuwait,” Shaikh Jaber Al Khalid told reporters following a meeting with the parliamentarian committee of interior and defense affairs. “I have explained this to committee and its members understand the issue,” he said,...
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Kuwait moving to break up information ministry

August 26, 2010
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Kuwait’s government is mulling breaking up its information ministry, a local newspaper has said. “Both the government and the parliament are now convinced that the ministry should be dismantled after it has become overloaded with tasks,” a parliamentary source told Al Anba daily. “The ministry’s laws and regulations have failed to match the current...
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Qatar allocated $2 billion in aid to poor countries

August 26, 2010
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Qatar had allocated $2 billion in aid to poor countries through various global organisations between 2005 and 2009, a senior official said. The assistance has played a key role in the country’s foreign policy and international cooperation, Dr Hassan Al Mohannadi, vice-chairman of the population panel, said as Qatari officials discussed the 2010 report...
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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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