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Kuwait welcomes UN decision on Israel flotilla attack

September 30, 2010
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Kuwait on Thursday welcomed a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) decision to follow up on a fact-finding committee on the Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. Derar Razouqi, Kuwaiti’s permanent representative, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the UNHRC had sent a clear message to Israel through its resolution to stop its...
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Election hopeful says not deterred by banner ripped up

September 30, 2010
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Election hopeful says not deterred by banner ripped up

A parliamentary candidate whose campaign poster has been ripped up has vowed to keep up the drive to reach the lower chamber. Ghazi Al Hamar said that the targeting of his poster was most likely based on concerns about his intention to fight sectarianism and enhance services for the community. He did not however...
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Qatar’s emir says Israel must give room for the establishment of Palestinian state

September 30, 2010
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Qatar’s emir says Israel must give room for the establishment of Palestinian state

Israel must give room for the establishment of a Palestinian state, Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani said following a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. “I would like to assure the Chancellor that we are keen on achieving peace in the Middle East, but Israel must resort to wisdom...
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Qatar allocates 0.7% of its gross national income for assistance

September 30, 2010
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Qatar allocates 0.7% of its gross national income for assistance

Qatar has set aside 0.7 pe rcent of its gross national income for official development assistance, and the allocation was increased through assistance by bilateral means and via the United Nations and its specialized agencies, Qatar’s permanent representative at the UN said. “Qatar is carrying out several projects for technical support and capacity-building, including...
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Al Jazeera’s World Cup mysterious jamming traced to Jordan

September 30, 2010
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The mysterious jamming of Al Jazeera’s World Cup broadcast has been traced to Jordan, The Guardian reported. Millions of Al Jazeera Sports subscribers across the Middle East and North Africa were shocked on 12 June when the opening match between hosts South Africa and Mexico was hit by interference which produced blank screens, pixelated...
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Qatar’s Arab Museum of Modern Art opens in December

September 30, 2010
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Mathaf, a museum dedicated to showcasing modern and contemporary Arab art from the 1840s to today will open in Doha on December 30. Conceived as a gathering place where questions are asked, ideas are explored and creativity is fostered, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art will present exhibitions and programmes that explore modern Arab...
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Passengers blast Israel’s army for using excessive force to take over Gaza-bound aid ship

September 29, 2010
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Israel’s army used excessive force while taking over a Gaza-bound aid ship organized by Jewish and Israeli activists, the boat’s passengers said. Their statement contradicts the military’s official version claiming that the takeover had been uneventful, Israeli daily Haaretz reported. The army on Tuesday said that Israeli naval commandos peacefully boarded the Jewish aid...
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Bahrain acts of sabotage rehearsal for destablisation in other Gulf countries: FM

September 29, 2010
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Bahrain acts of sabotage rehearsal for destablisation in other Gulf countries: FM

The acts of terror and sabotage in Bahrain served also as a rehearsal for similar acts in other Gulf countries, Bahrain’s foreign minister has said. “We have arrested the leaders of the network, the ones in Bahrain. There were also non Bahrainis implicated in acts of terrorism and in rehearsing them to carry them...
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Bahrainis back up moves to disassociate Muslims from terrorism

September 29, 2010
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Bahrainis have backed up efforts by Arab and Muslim leaders to halt blunt oral and physical expressions of suspicion toward Islam and hostility towards Muslims. “We have regularly encouraged inter-faith dialogue and understanding between all religions,” Shaikh Salah Al Jowder said. “There are a few steps that need to be taken to help foster...
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Saudi prince calls for formation of Saudi policewomen force

September 29, 2010
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Saudi prince calls for formation of Saudi policewomen force

A Saudi prince has called for the formation of a policewomen force in Saudi Arabia, saying that the Saudi society has long delayed such a decision. Writing for Saudi daily Al Ektisadiya, Prince Saud Bin Mansoor Al Saud noted that Saudi women have not been given the formal opportunity to work in the police...
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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
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  • 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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