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Overseas Bahrainis get ready to vote as committee raps “slanderous” campaigns

October 17, 2010
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Overseas Bahrainis get ready to vote as committee raps “slanderous” campaigns

Around 2,000 Bahrainis will cast their ballots in Bahrain’s 30 embassies and consulates abroad, the chief executive of the elections said. “We have 1,195 people who signed up their names to vote abroad,” Nawaf Al Mouawda said. “They will cast their ballots on Tuesday October 19 in Bahrain’s diplomatic missions between 9 am and...
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Kuwait detains eight Iraqi fishermen

October 17, 2010
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Kuwait has detained eight Iraqi fishermen for illegally enetering Kuwaiti waters, the interior ministry has said. “The Coast Guard Directorate spotted and caught an Iraqi fishing boat with eight Iraqi fishermen on board inside the Kuwaiti territorial waters off Boubyan island,” the interior ministry said in a statement. “Marine monitoring apparatuses spotted a target...
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Unlicensed Qatar security companies face legal action

October 17, 2010
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Qatar authorities are set to take legal action against 13 companies offering private security services without a proper licence. Under Qatari laws, private security firms and the security guards working for them are required to have proper licences. Ahmad Jassim Al Jefairi, the head of the interior ministry tasked with licensing the companies and...
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Kuwait’s first mobile digital mammography unit to help detect breast cancer

October 17, 2010
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Kuwait’s first mobile digital mammography unit to help detect breast cancer

Kuwait’s first mobile digital mammography unit will soon be operational and moving around the country’s six governorates to help with the early discovery and prevention of breast cancer. The arrival of the new unit was celebrated last week at the Kuwait Society for Preventing Smoking and Cancer (KSPSC). “This is a great step towards...
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Qatar school imposes ban on teachers getting pregnant

October 17, 2010
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The principal of an Independent School in Qatar has asked teachers not to get pregnant to avoid negative effects on their performance. The school was this year upgraded from semi-independent to full-fledged Independent School, a status that called for outstanding results under an official plan to boost education standards. According to a report in...
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ََQatar high school student jailed in cyber porn case

October 17, 2010
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ََQatar high school student jailed in cyber porn case

A Qatar high school student has been sentenced to one year in prison after he hacked into a classmate’s email account and used it to send porn material. Police arrested the hacker following a complaint by the classmate about the misuse of his account to disseminate pornographic pictures and harass contacts. The victim said...
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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
Education
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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