Archive for August, 2010

US transfers eight rescued Iranian fishermen

August 21, 2010
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Eight Iranian fishermen rescued by Americans after their boat caught fire have been transferred to another Iranian boat, the US Navy said. “USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transferred eight rescued Iranian mariners via a small boat transfer to the AKL Chiroo, an Iranian Navy Delvar class ship in the Arabian Sea,” the Bahrain-headquartered...
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Bahrain says it will not be used as launch pad to attack Iran

August 21, 2010
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Bahrain’s foreign minister has ruled out allowing the US to use his country to launch attacks on any country, in an apparent reference to Iran. “The presence of a US naval base in Bahrain does not mean that Manama will allow its use to launch an attack on any country,” Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad...
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Bahrain arrests 12 more people on charges of arson, sabotage

August 21, 2010
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Bahraini security has arrested 12 suspects on charges of acts of arson and sabotage, the Public Security deputy chief has said. The suspects arrested on Thursday had set tyres, garbage pins, empty water tanks and private property on fire and hurled firebombs on roads in various areas of the country, putting people’s lives at...
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Give me a wife and I will vote in favour of the constitutional reforms

August 20, 2010
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Give me a wife and I will vote in favour of the constitutional reforms, an elderly Turkish man told the ruling party. “I will say ‘Yes”. That is easy. But, you have to find me a woman whom I can marry,” Ömer Sosyal, 96, told Suat Kınıklıoğlu, a deputy with the ruling Justice and...
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US warns Turkish companies on Iran ties

August 20, 2010
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Turkish companies that keep their relations with Iran in defiance of sanctions risk having all business ties with the United States severed, a US government delegation to Turkey has reportedly said. “A team from the Treasury Department visited Turkey this week and discussed the new US legislation on the UN decision sanctions...
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US Navy rescues eight Iranians

August 20, 2010
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The US Navy has saved eight Iranians who were in danger after their ship was on fire. “Units assigned to Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group rescued eight Iranian mariners in the Arabian Sea,” the Bahrain-headquartered Navy said in a statement. “At approximately 8:45 pm on Thursday, while conducting a routine mission over the...
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Bahrain plans establishment of a war college specialised in advanced military science

August 20, 2010
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Bahrain is mulling the establishment of a war college specialised in advanced military science. King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa on Thursday evening ordered the study for setting up the institution that will be affiliated with the Bahrain Defence Force, prepare the BDF and National Guard officers and boost mobilisation standards. “We are keen...
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Doha municipality hires 15 Qatari women to work as food inspectors

August 20, 2010
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Doha municipality has hired 15 Qatari women to work as food inspectors as all shops and restaurants in the Qatari capital have been put under strict surveillance during the holy month of Ramadan. The women inspectors, who have graduated from Qatar University with degrees in food science, have already started their work and given...
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Israeli soldiers suspected of theft from Gaza flotilla ship

August 19, 2010
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An Israeli officer has been arrested on suspicion of stealing laptop computers from activists aboard the Gaza-bound aid ship raided by Israeli commandos in May and selling them to other officers, Haaretz reported on Thursday. The officer allegedly sold the computers to a friend, who in turn sold them to his friends. Three officers...
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Iraq’s neighbours interior ministers to meet in Bahrain on September 22

August 19, 2010
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Bahrain has denied media reports that the next meeting of the interior ministers of Iraq’s neighbouring countries would be held in Manama on August 22. “The ministers will convene in Bahrain on September 22 and not in August,” an interior ministry official said. On Tuesday, Ahmad Bin Hilli, the Arab League assistant secretary general,...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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