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Qatar can host World Cup, Zidane says

September 17, 2010
Qatar can host World Cup, Zidane says

Football star Zinedine Zidane has thrown his weight behind Qatar’s ambitious bid for the 2022 World Cup, saying youth in the Middle East stood to gain immensely if FIFA’s showpiece event was awarded to the region. Zidane, who guided France to World Cup triumph in 1998, urged the football governing body to bring the...
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Lateefa keeps her parliament seat as registration ends

September 17, 2010

Bahrain’s lower chamber will have at least one woman after incumbent lawmaker Lateefa Al Gaood carried the sixth constituency in the Southern Governorate where she ran unchallenged. Al Gaood made history in 2006 when she became the first woman in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to be elected to a parliament, even though she was...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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