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Court sets October 28 trial date for alleged terror network

October 13, 2010
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Court sets October 28 trial date for alleged terror network

A court has set an October 28 trial date for an alleged terror network, a senior public prosecution official has said. “The Public prosecution has ordered the referral of the defendants in the terror group case to the criminal court,” Abdul Rahman Al Sayyed said. Bahrain last month said that it has busted a...
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Qatar Airways confirms pilot’s in-flight death

October 13, 2010
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Qatar Airways has confirmed that the captain of flight QR645 died on board the flight from Manila to Doha. In a statement carried by Qatar News Agency (QNA), the airline said that the flight was diverted to Kuala Lumpur where it landed at approximately 3.35 am universal time (11.35 am local time), allowing a...
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Gulf Air defers launch of flights to Basra and Isfahan

October 13, 2010
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Gulf Air on Wednesday said that the proposed launch dates of its services to Basra and to Isfahan have been deferred. Under the new schedule, flights to Basra will begin on December 5 while services to Isfahan will be launched on December 9. Service to Addis Ababa will be launched on December 6 as...
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Qatar plane in emergency landing after pilot dies

October 13, 2010
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A Qatar Airways plane on Wednesday afternoon made an emergency landing in Kuala Lumpur after its pilot died apparently from a heart attack, Al Jazeera.net reported. The pilot died minutes after the plane took off from Manila, and the co-pilot was able to land in the Malaysian capital. No-one was hurt in the landing,...
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Experts stress need to change attitudes to mental illness for the better

October 13, 2010
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Experts stress need to change attitudes to mental illness for the better

Negative attitudes to mental illness remain entrenched in Qatar with only one third of the people accepting that mentally ill patients can work in regular jobs, a top psychiatrist has warned. “Such attitudes raise concerns about the integration of patients with mental illness into the community,” Dr Suhaila Ghuloum, head of the psychiatry department...
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Doha chosen permanent venue for Offshore Middle East Conference and Exhibition

October 13, 2010
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Doha has been selected to be the permanent venue for the Offshore Middle East Conference and Exhibition, Qatar’s deputy prime minister said. Addressing the opening session of the Offshore Middle East Conference and Exhibition in Doha, Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah who is also the energy and industry minister, said that Qatar was the...
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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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