Archive for September 5th, 2010

Bahrain’s king calls for sweeping reforms in religious sector

September 5, 2010
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Bahrain’s king has called for sweeping reforms in the country’s religious sector to ensure that only competent and moderate preachers deliver sermons. “We have decided to instruct the government authority in charge of religious affairs to devote more attention to our religious forums and to ensure that they are used only by those who...
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Bahrain says it busted network seeking to undermine stability and security

September 5, 2010
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Bahrain said that it had dismantled a terror network that targeted the country’s security and stability. Naming 23 of its top and middle leaders, the National Security Agency (NSA) said that it had “succeeded in foiling the network’s terrorist plans to undermine national security, damage the country’s stability, erode national unity, tear social fabric,...
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720 people convert to Islam in 25 Ramadan days in Kuwait

September 5, 2010
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Kuwait has recorded 720 conversions to Islam in the first 25 days of Ramadan, the Islam Presentation Committee (IPC) has said. “The 720 people who have declared their conversion to Islam are from various nationalities,” the committee said in a statement published in Kuwait. “Such a number means that we would like people to...
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Qatar pays tribute to organ donors amid calls for more donations

September 5, 2010
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Qatar has paid a rare religious, social and official tribute to 14 Qatari and 11 expatriate organ donors amid urgent calls to support a campaign to address the shortage of their numbers in the country. The honours initiative, a first-of-its-kind in Qatar, is part of the national organ donation campaign, dubbed “Together We Plant...
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Qatar residents spend on food during Ramadan double the amount they spend in the other 11 months

September 5, 2010
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People in Qatar spend on food during Ramadan double the amount they spend in the other 11 months. People spend around QR900m ($247.2 million) on food alone in the holy month of Ramadan, while food consumption in the remaining 11 months of the year is worth QR450m, a local daily said, quoting market sources...
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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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