Archive for October 6th, 2010

Settlers building 350 houses amid confusion about settlement freeze

October 6, 2010
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Israeli settlers have been working furiously on the construction of 350 new housing units in various areas since the building freeze in the West Bank was lifted ten days ago, a media investigation has revealed. “Construction is resuming normalcy. After ten wasted months that only caused harm and did not benefit anybody, we are...
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Shaky election posters turn into safety hazard in Bahrain

October 6, 2010
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Shaky election posters turn into safety hazard in Bahrain

Bahrain elections hopefuls are praying for fine weather in the next two weeks after light winds knocked down several billboards and posters carrying their pleas to get elected. Following the start of the elections campaigns, most candidates have put up political banners, posters and billboards urging voters to cast their ballots in their favour...
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Kuwait urges world not to link terrorism with any religion

October 6, 2010
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Kuwait urges world not to link terrorism with any religion

Kuwait has urged the international community to avoid linking between terror and any religion and to step up efforts to promote tolerance. “Kuwait calls for concerted efforts to create a united front to fight terrorism and to boost the value of tolerance and peaceful coexistence between various civilizations,” Mohammad Al Taqi, a member of...
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Bahrain names 49 pilgrimage operators, warns against abuses

October 6, 2010
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Bahrain names 49 pilgrimage operators, warns against abuses

Bahrain has named 49 haj (pilgrimage) operators and urged would-be pilgrims to register with them to avoid problems both in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. “We will not look into any complaint about possible abuses or issues with an unregistered tour operator,” the justice and Islamic ministry warned. “People planning to perform haj should be...
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Qatar expected to attract more Sri Lankan job-seekers

October 6, 2010
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Qatar is expected to attract more Sri Lankan job-seekers as the National Recruitment Committee in Saudi Arabia has said that it will refrain from signing further employment contracts with workers from the island nation. Recruitment agencies here expect many will turn to Doha, a capital with huge job potential. “We believe job-seekers might turn...
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Qatar’s schools warned against dismissing students to punish them

October 6, 2010
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Qatar’s schools have been warned against dismissing or expelling students from classes as a form of punishment. A circular by the Supreme Education Council (SEC) to independent schools said that such action put the students’ safety and risk and cannot be tolerated. Schools have also been told that suspending students from classes for more...
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More than 30 per cent of cancer cases in women in Qatar are breast-related

October 6, 2010
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More than 30 per cent of cancer cases in women in Qatar are breast-related, a senior doctor has said. “Out of those who underwent breast screening programme in the last two years at the HMC facility, less than 10% were considered as malignant cases. Even in that, only a few succumbed to the disease,”...
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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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