Archive for September 21st, 2010

Bahrain suspends BlackBerry news group service

September 21, 2010
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Bahrain’s authorities have ordered a BlackBerry news provider to stop his services, citing violations of the media laws. “The owner of the Muhannad Group and Bahrain Breaking News has been told to put an end to the services he was providing,” Abdullah Yateem, the head of publications and printing, said. “The move to stop...
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Israel warns about violent clashes as US concerned negotiations will not survive weekend

September 21, 2010
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Israel’s Chief of Staff on Tuesday warned that violent clashes could resume between Israelis and Palestinians in case peace negotiations failed. “We must be prepared for every possibility,” Gabi Ashkenazi told Israeli lawmakers. “The Palestinians have very sobre expectations regarding progress, whereas in Israel, tensions exist among the Jewish population and the aspiration to...
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Concerns about women’s enthusiasm for municipal elections as registration opens

September 21, 2010
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Concerns about women’s enthusiasm for municipal elections as registration opens

Concerns about the lack of interest among Bahraini women in the municipal elections was confirmed when only two women applied to run in the elections next month. The two women, both from Muharraq Governorate, were among the 83 people who filed papers on the first day of the five-day registration process that opened on...
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Bahrain allows visitation rights to network suspects

September 21, 2010
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Bahrain’s public prosecutor has allowed visitation rights to the families of 23 people arrested on charges of forming a terror network. Each of the suspects will be allowed one visit per week in line with the existing procedures, Ali Al Buainain said on Tuesday. “Visits were initially limited because of the investigation requirements,” Al...
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Lebanon to unfurl world’s largest flag on October 10

September 21, 2010
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Lebanon to unfurl world’s largest flag on October 10

A giant Lebanese flag, said to be the largest in the world, will be unfurled in Beirut next month, Lebanon’s ambassador to Kuwait has said. “The 65,650 square metre flag is a testament to the unity of Lebanon,” Ambassador Bassam Al Naamani said. “The initial plan was to have a 25,000 square metre flag,...
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Arab states need to empower their students to compete in an increasingly technology-driven and globalised world

September 21, 2010
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Arab states need to empower their students to compete in an increasingly technology-driven and globalised world, an education expert has said. “There are very few matters of greater urgency for us than equipping rising generations for the challenges of the future,” Mohammad Al Aziz Ibn Ashour, Director General of Arab League Educational, Cultural and...
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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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