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Disgruntled imam locks mosque, prevents prayers until he is paid

August 29, 2010
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Disgruntled imam locks mosque, prevents prayers until he is paid

A disgruntled imam has locked the doors of a mosque in Saudi Arabia and prevented the performance of prayers, arguing that he had not been paid. Saudi daily Al Yaum reported that a benefactor had volunteered to pay the salary of the Sudanese imam for leading the prayers. However, he failed to provide the...
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Eid on September 10, Kuwaiti astronomer says

August 29, 2010
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Eid Al Fitr, the celebrations marking the end of Ramadan, will be on Friday September 10, a Kuwaiti astronomer has said. “The date, based on astronomical calculations, means that Muslims will be this year fasting 30 days,” Dr Saleh Al Ujairi said. “There will be no need to sight the moon for Eid this...
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Bahrain denies media report about Iran’s influence in Gulf countries

August 29, 2010
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Bahrain has denied a media report that it had reviewed the alleged Iranian threat to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries with Egypt. “The report about King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa discussing with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Iranian power in the Gulf states is not true,” Nabeel Al Hamer, media advisor to King Hamad,...
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Qatari women are delaying marriages and having fewer children as education and work gain significance

August 29, 2010
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Qatari women are delaying marriages and having fewer children as education and work gain significance, a Qatar Statistics Authority report indicates. According to the Millennium Development Goals in Qatar 2010 (MDG Qatar 2010) report, the fertility rate of Qatari women has decreased from 5.7 children in 1999 to 3.8 children per woman during her...
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Israel in final stages to attack alleged Hezbollah missile stores in Syria

August 28, 2010
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Israel is planning to attack alleged Hezbollah missile stores in Syria, a Kuwaiti daily has said. “Israel has had for some time the intention to attack the strategic depots belonging to Hezbollah in Syria and which contain a high number of strategic long-range missiles,” Al Rai newspaper reported on Saturday, quoting Western sources it...
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Al Wefaq names its candidates on all-men election lists

August 28, 2010
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Al Wefaq, Bahrain’s largest political society and parliamentary bloc in the 2006-2010 Parliament on Saturday announced the names of its 17 candidates for the parliamentary elections in October. The society also gave the names of its 17 candidates for the municipal elections to be held on the same day, October 23. Despite repeated calls...
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Bahrain issues gag order on alleged terror network coverage

August 27, 2010
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Bahrain’s public prosecutor has imposed a gag order on news coverage of the alleged terror network plotting to undermine national security. “Based on the requirements for discretion in order to reach facts and in line with Bahrain’s public order, Ali Al Buainain, the public prosecutor, has issued a gag order on publishing, through print,...
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Libyan passports to feature Gaddafi-Berlusconi handshake

August 27, 2010
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New Libyan passports will show the handshake between leader Muammar Gaddafi and Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi after signing a landmark friendship treaty, Libya’s ambassador to Rome has said. “We recently asked the premier for authorisation and he gave it. The new passport will be in circulation in the next few months,” Abdulhafed Gaddur said,...
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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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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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