Archive for October 14th, 2010

Bahrain Haj operators seek deadline extension

October 14, 2010
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Haj operators have urged the Bahraini authorities to extend an October 18 deadline for the registration of would-be pilgrims. The date is too close and does not allow operators to finalise their lists of people who have expressed the wish to perform haj (pilgrimage) this year, the operators said. “The authorities should give us...
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Kuwait book fair opens amid censorship controversy

October 14, 2010
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Controversy over the level of censorship applied on publishers marked the launch of Kuwait’s 35th international book fair. Opening the fair, Ahmad Al Haroon, the commerce and industry minister, stressed the importance of freedom in Kuwait. “In Kuwait, freedom of expression and other forms of freedom are guaranteed according to the law for everyone,...
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Kuwait to shelve plans to re-instate mandatory military service

October 14, 2010
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Kuwait is likely to abandon plans to re-instate mandatory military service amid concerns about logistics and costs. Kuwait daily Al Rai on Thursday reported that top military commanders believed that the service would be “too onerous” and would make heavy logistical demands on the army to accommodate the high number of Kuwaiti young men...
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Qatar Airway pilot who died in flight is Indian national

October 14, 2010
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Qatar Airway pilot who died in flight is Indian national

The Qatar Airways pilot who died in flight is a 43-year-old Indian national who worked with the airline for five years, a Qatari daily reported. Ajay Kukreja suffered a massive heart attack shortly after he took off from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, and the co-pilot flew the plane (Flight No QR645), with around...
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Qatar plans to re-merge labour and social affairs ministries

October 14, 2010
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Qatar plans to remerge the ministries of Labour and Social Affairs 27 months after they were split, a local daily reported. Under the proposal, the ministry will have one undersecretary and three assistant undersecretaries, Al Sharaq newspaper said, quoting sources it did not name. The 11 directorates in both ministries will be merged to...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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