Archive for August, 2010

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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Jordan’s King Abdullah to visit Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia ahead of crucial Washington meeting

August 24, 2010
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Jordan’s King Abdullah will start a visit to Bahrain on Tuesday where he will hold talks with King Hamad Bin Eissa Al Khalifa on cooperation between the two countries as well as on the latest developments in the Middle East, Petra News Agency said on Tuesday. King Abdullah will also visit Kuwait on Wednesday...
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Qatar to launch Laser Therapy to correct complications related to twin-pregnancies

August 24, 2010
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Laser Therapy to correct complications related to twin-pregnancies will be launched by Qatar’s Women’s Hospital. The launch was announced after Qatar has seen a rise in the number of multiple pregnancies, one of the key factors leading to an increase in premature births, according to an expert. “Multiple-pregnancies are increasing here due to uncontrolled...
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Qatar shuts down clinic for employing unlicenced staff

August 24, 2010
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A dermatology clinic in Doha, opened less than one month ago has been shut after health authorities discovered that it employed unlicenced medical staff. Qatar’s Supreme Council of Health (SCH) said that the clinic, run by a high-profile dermatologist, was shut down for serious violations of health regulations and that it could face permanent...
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Justice ministry reiterates call to all formations to regularize their situation

August 23, 2010
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Bahrain’s justice ministry has renewed a call to all formations to regularize their situation before the end of the grace period. The ministry last week said that organizations, groups and formations that did not apply for licensing should adhere to the laws and regulations and register before the end of Ramadan expected on September...
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Kuwaitis must change eating habits to fight widespread obesity

August 23, 2010
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Nutrition experts in Kuwait have called for a deep review of eating habits after a study showed that 70 per cent of all Kuwaiti men and 75 per cent of Kuwaiti women were overweight. “There is a need to examine the eating habits and to look into the causes of widespread diseases and illnesses,...
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National Security Agency rules out links between Bahraini suspects and alleged pro-Iran sleeping cells

August 23, 2010
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Bahrain’s National Security Agency (NSA) has denied as “baseless and lacking credibility” media reports claiming the existence of links between the suspects arrested in Bahrain and the alleged armed groups and sleeping cells ready to target Arabian Gulf countries in cases Iran is attacked. A report published in Kuwaiti daily Al Qabas last week...
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Religious scholars appeal to drivers to draw on Islamic values to improve discipline

August 22, 2010
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Religious scholars in Qatar have appealed to drivers to draw on Islamic values to improve their sense of discipline on the road. “We reject the bad behaviour of some motorists on roads, including terrorizing others by reckless driving and speeding and parking illegally in a way that blocks the traffic flow,” Dr Rashid Zahrani,...
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Muslims should boost spiritual activities and avoid watching TV dramas in Ramadan

August 22, 2010
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A Kuwaiti religious scholar has urged Muslims to avoid watching Ramadan drama series on television to ensure their fast is not wasted. The dramas include episodes that violate Islamic teachings, and viewers could be denied the full Ramadan rewards, Shaikh Nadhem Al Mesbah reportedly said. “Muslims should be engaged in meaningful activities during the...
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Bahrain says religious figures, businessmen were funding acts of sabotage and violence in the country

August 21, 2010
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Bahrain security authorities said that religious figures and businessmen have funded the cells instigating violence in the country. “Investigations into the cell targeting national security and the country’s stability have revealed that the suspects and other people in Bahrain and abroad head and fund sabotage cells,” a public security source said. “The funds are...
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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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