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Minister stands in for late teacher

September 28, 2010
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Minister stands in for late teacher

Bahrain’s education minister substituted for a teacher by starting the lesson when the teacher was late to school. Making an unannounced visit to a boys’ intermediate school on Tuesday, Majid Al Nuaimi found students sitting in a classroom waiting for their teacher who was reportedly late. The minister started the first period lesson until...
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Turkey plans $11 billion super highway

September 28, 2010
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Turkey plans $11 billion super highway

Turkey has signed an $11 billion build-operate-transfer deal with a consortium of six construction companies to carry out the country’s largest highway project. The highway will reduce travel time between Istanbul and İzmir from six hours and a half to about three hours when it is completed in 2017, Daily News and Economic Review...
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Controversial Saudi novel leads new generation into reading books

September 28, 2010
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Controversial Saudi novel leads new generation into reading books

Banat Al Riyadh (Girls of Riyadh), a novel written in the form of e-mails about the personal lives of four young Saudi girls, has encouraged a whole generation of people to take up reading, publishers have said. “We have noted that young boys and girls in their pre-teen or early teen years have read...
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Kuwait minister defends decision to extend school day

September 28, 2010
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Kuwait minister defends decision to extend school day

Kuwait’s education minister has defended a controversial decision to extend the school day, saying that it was made after an extensive study. Moodhi Al Humood came under fire from the Teachers’ Society after she went ahead with a decision to extend the regular school day by 25 to 35 minutes, to be added to...
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Mottaki to attend Manama Dialogue

September 28, 2010
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Mottaki to attend Manama Dialogue

Iran’s foreign minister said that he would be “delighted” to attend an international security conference to be held in Bahrain in December. The Manama Dialogue, co-organised by Bahrain’s foreign ministry and the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), brings together senior political and security officials from several countries, including the US, Britain and...
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Germany to boost education and research activities with Qatar

September 28, 2010
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Germany to boost education and research activities with Qatar

Germany will focus on boosting cooperation in education and research with Qatar, the country’s ambassador in Doha has said. “New areas of cooperation will centre on higher education. We will be focusing on research activities,” Anne Ruth Herkes said. “One of the major areas of research will be alternative energy. We will also be...
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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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