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Israel rules out peace deal in near future

October 12, 2010
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Israel rules out peace deal in near future

A senior Israeli leader on Tuesday ruled out reaching a peace deal with the Palestinians in the near future. Moshe Ya’alon, Israel’s vice prime minister and strategic affairs minister said that he saw no chance for such a deal soon. “In the eyes of Palestinians, the occupation began in 1948 and not in 1967,”...
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President Abdullah Gül uses Twitter to explain painful situation

October 12, 2010
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President Abdullah Gül uses Twitter to explain painful situation

Turkish President Abdullah Gül has used Twitter to offer his condolences to a Turkish national whose mother died after traffic was held up allegedly to allow the passage of the presidential convoy. Gül said that he was deeply sorrow for what happened, but added that the road was not closed because of him, Turkish...
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Kuwait starts consultations over scrapping controversial sponsorship system

October 12, 2010
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Kuwait starts consultations over scrapping controversial sponsorship system

Kuwait’s labour ministry has launched consultations with other government authorities on its proposed move to scrap the controversial sponsorship system early next year. Last month, Mohammad Al Afassi, the labour and social affairs minister, said that Bahrain would do away with the harshly-criticised system in February. Contracts between employers and foreign employees and labourers...
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Saudi uses shopping mall microphone to divorce wife

October 12, 2010
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A Saudi husband used a public address microphone in a large shopping mall to divorce his wife, a local paper reported. The husband who was waiting for his wife in front of a shopping complex in Madina was shocked when he saw her take a piece of paper from a young man as she...
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George W. Bush in Kuwait on Wednesday

October 12, 2010
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George W. Bush in Kuwait on Wednesday

US former president George W. Bush will be in Kuwait on Wednesday, a local daily reported. Bush, the 43rd President of the US and who served from 2001 to 2009, has been invited by a large company in Kuwait and will hold a press conference on the visit, according to a report published by...
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Kuwait sheep sold for a record $88,000

October 12, 2010
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Kuwait sheep sold for a record $88,000

A sheep, admired for its strong loin, has sold for a record KD 25,000 ($88,000) in Kuwait. Mazyoon the sheep has been used for breeding and breeders paid up to KD 200 ($700) for an evening of action, Kuwaiti daily Al Rai reported on Tuesday. The tup, the farming term for an uncastrated sheep,...
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Doha Debates rejects motion “France is right to ban the face veil”

October 12, 2010
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Doha Debates rejects motion “France is right to ban the face veil”

Participants in The Doha Debates, a public forum for dialogue, have rejected the French government’s controversial ban on face veil in a session that featured an exceptionally heated discussion and an unusually high turnout. The motion, “This house believes France is right to ban the face veil” was defeated after 78 per cent 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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