Archive for September 2nd, 2010

Bahrain’s prosecution defends decision to publish suspects’ names and pictures

September 2, 2010
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Bahrain’s public prosecution has defended its decision to publish the pictures and names of suspects in terror-related cases, citing the need to assure the nation about the security situation in the country. The names and pictures of 10 suspects were published in six of the seven dailies circulating in Bahrain and on the state-run...
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Iraq seeks answers from Kuwait about 2,000 missig Iraqis

September 2, 2010
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Iraq’s human rights ministry has asked Kuwaiti authorities to provide answers about the fate of 2,000 Iraqis who have been missing since the 1991 Gulf War. The missing Iraqis were both civilians and military staff, Kamel Amin, the head of rights protection at the ministry, told Iraqi daily Al Sabah, without giving further details....
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Breakthrough for Kuwaiti women as they start to broadcast the weather

September 2, 2010
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Breakthrough for Kuwaiti women as they start to broadcast the weather

Iftikhar Al Hashemi and Maha Al Kadhemi have made history in Kuwait by becoming the first women to broadcast the weather on Kuwait TV. The breakthrough into what had been hitherto last month a men’s realm came almost four decades after Kuwaiti women stepped into media work thanks to radio presenter Fatima Husain. “The...
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Wedding organisers under fire in Qatar for demanding up to $44,000 for reception

September 2, 2010
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Wedding hall owners in Qatar have come under intense fire for raising their rates in anticipation of the series of marriages to be celebrated after Eid Al Fitr. A Central Municipal Council (CMC) member, Mohamed Khamis Al Ali, said halls were now demanding up to QR160,000 ($44,000) for a wedding reception. “It is an...
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Summer 2010 one of the hottest seasons on record in Qatar

September 2, 2010
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Summer 2010 is one of the hottest seasons on record in Qatar, with temperatures marking an increase of around five degrees over those of 2008, a meteorology expert said. “We broke the record this year, with the highest temperature in over 40 years,” Abdullah Al Mannai, the head of the forecast and analysis section...
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Qatar’s Pakistani community urged to contribute to relief effort

September 2, 2010
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Pakistan’s foreign minister, has urged his compatriots in Qatar to contribute in whatever means they can to the relief and reconstruction efforts in flood-hit areas at home. The floods had wrecked devastation at such a scale back home that it was impossible for the government to provide relief and help in rehabilitation of the...
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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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