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US Navy recaptures German vessel from pirates

September 9, 2010
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The US Navy said that Marine commandos on Thursday reclaimed control of a vessel held by pirates off the Somalia coast and taken nine prisoners. “At approximately 5 am local time, US Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force boarded and seized control of Antigua-Barbuda-flagged, German–owned vessel M/V Magellan Star from...
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Bahrain’s interior minister says “security operation” not a pre-emptive move

September 9, 2010
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Bahrain’s interior minister said that the “security operation” was not a pre-emptive move, stressing that it targeted lawbreakers and perpetrators of acts of sabotage and arson who terrified citizens and residents and disrupted their interests. “The operation was launched after it became inevitable,” Shaikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa said. “The security measures came...
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Rights watchdog to challenge decision to suspend its board

September 9, 2010
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Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS) said that it would challenge a decision by the ministry of social development to dissolve its board and appoint an administrator until a general assembly is held. The ministry on Wednesday said that it took the action after gathering evidence that the society, Bahrain’s oldest, was biased in its...
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Qatar to have full-fledged Boeing facility

September 9, 2010
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Qatar will soon have a full-fledged Boeing facility, Paul Kinscherff, the company’s president for the Middle East has said. “Currently, Boeing is operating from Dubai, but given the circumstances, opening a full-fledged office in Qatar has become a necessity. And it is going to become a reality soon,” Kinscherff said, quoted by Qatar Tribune...
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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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