Archive for October 4th, 2010

Direct talks likely to resume after US raft of unprecedented support measures to Israel

October 4, 2010
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Israel and the United States are holding behind-the-scenes talks geared at resolving a recent deadlock in Mideast peace talks with the Palestinians, Israel’s prime minister said on Monday. “Israel is in the midst of sensitive diplomatic contacts with the US administration in order to find a solution that will allow the continuation of the...
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Court orders municipality to reinstate political banners

October 4, 2010
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Court orders municipality to reinstate political banners

A Bahraini court has ordered the central municipality to reinstate political banners that it had removed on the grounds that they were referring to corruption. Local authorities in Isa Town, 10 kilometres south of the capital Manama, claimed that the message “Enough to corruption” on the billboards warranted their removal from public areas. However,...
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Kuwait adamant it will scrap controversial sponsorship system in February

October 4, 2010
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Kuwait adamant it will scrap controversial sponsorship system in February

Kuwait’s labour and social affairs minister pledged there would be no reversal of the decision to scrap the controversial sponsorship system. “The ministry is moving forward with the cancellation of the sponsorship system in February,” Mohammad Al Afassi said. A law to establish a work force authority for Kuwaitis and foreigners will be enacted...
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Qatari teachers seek job change to ease pressure and secure future

October 4, 2010
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Dozens of Qatari female teachers have applied to change jobs, citing uncertainty about their future and heavy work pressure. A call last week by the government to teachers who do not wish to continue teaching and want to take up another public sector job has sparked the rush, Qatari daily Al Arab reported. According...
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Qatar’s Arab Museum of Modern Art launches pre-opening events

October 4, 2010
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Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar, has launched a series of pre-opening events to introduce the project to the global art community. The inaugural event in Cairo, hosted by Shaikh Hassan bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani, Mathaf’s founder and Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) vice chairperson, drew a mixed crowd of...
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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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