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Kuwait strips controversial religious figure of his nationality

September 20, 2010
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Kuwait strips controversial religious figure of his nationality

Kuwait on Monday stripped Yasser Al Habeeb, a controversial religious figure, of his citizenship, accusing him of committing heinous crimes that prejudiced Kuwaitis and Muslims and threatened social peace. The citizenship revocation decision was based on Article 13 of the 1959 Kuwaiti Citizenship Law, the government said following its weekly session. “The government agreed...
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GCC agrees to support Qatar’s move to chair UN General Assembly

September 20, 2010
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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have agreed to support Qatar’s bid to chair the next United Nations General Assembly. “We agreed to work diligently to support Qatar’s UN General Assembly presidency bid, as this will have outstanding developments for Arab issues,” Shaikh Mohammad Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah, Kuwait’s deputy prime minister and foreign...
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Media urged to support women candidates in elections

September 20, 2010
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A Bahraini who tried twice to win a seat in the lower chamber has blamed the media for not providing enough support to women candidates. “The media were not fair towards women in 2002 and 2006,” Shahzalan Khamees, a lawyer, said. “The press was obviously under the influence of specific political groups and focused...
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Qatari joins ranks of English Barristers

September 20, 2010
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Qatari joins ranks of English Barristers

Mohammad Isa Al Mannai, a junior lawyer at Qatar Petroleum, is the first-ever Qatari to become an English Barrister. “I chose to sign with Qatar Petroleum whereby I was given the chance to study in England under their sponsorship,” said Al Mannai who was born in Qatar and had an Arabic and English school...
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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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