Archive for January, 2011

Lack of evidence cited in releasing two Bahrainis

January 31, 2011
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A criminal court on Sunday cited lack of evidence in releasing two Bahrainis accused of attacking the managing editor of a local newspaper. The two were arrested in August after Palestinian national Mohannad Abu Zeitoun, working for the Arabic-language Al Watan daily, was attacked on his way from office at around 3am.
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Bahrain parliament bloc wants three more committees

January 31, 2011
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The Independent Bloc, the second largest group in Bahrain’s lower chamber, is calling for the establishment of permanent committees for human rights, women and children and youth and sports. “The committees will reinforce the powers of the lawmakers in drafting laws to promote people’s living conditions and their social and human rights,” MP Abdullah...
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Kuwait parliament committee rejects motion to ban bikinis

January 31, 2011
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A parliamentary committee in Kuwait has rejected a motion to ban bikinis, saying that it was unconstitutional. The motion, submitted in November by members of the Development and Reform Bloc and MP Khalid Al Sultan, bans women from wearing bikinis, revealing bathing suits and clothes with deep cleavage at the beach. Offenders will be...
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Centenarian to have new house following PM’s surprise visit

January 31, 2011
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A centenarian will have its house razed and re-built after a surprise visit by Bahrain’s prime minister. Fatima Bint Jian was in her house when Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa went to visit her during a tour of the neighbourhood in Muharraq, Bahrain’s second largest city, on Saturday to check the inhabitants’ living...
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Kiss lands elated Saudi father in trouble

January 31, 2011
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A Saudi man who kissed a woman doctor in Saudi Arabia upon hearing that his wife had delivered a baby boy almost ended up in a court of law. According to media reports, the father was so overwhelmed with the “delightful” news that he could not hold himself and hugged and kissed the doctor...
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Bahrain parliament panel endorses GCC equal treatment in public sector

January 31, 2011
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A Bahraini parliamentary committee has endorsed a decree to treat Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) citizens like Bahraini citizens in the public sector. The approval of the decree by the legislative and legal committee will now allow the lower chamber to debate it, amid high expectations that lawmakers keen on better and more practical GCC...
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Kuwait blogger sued for posting dinner experience

January 31, 2011
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A Kuwait blogger is being sued by a restaurant after he posted his view on a dinner experience there. “A few days back I posted about Benihana opening up at the Avenues and last night I decided to pass by with Nat and try it out,” Mark wrote on his blog.
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Kuwait to deport foreigners who organise or take part in rallies

January 30, 2011
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Foreigners who take part in protests or demonstrations in Kuwait will be deported, a local daily reported on Friday. Quoting interior ministry sources, Al Watan said that foreigners from the Gulf Cooperation Council, Arab, Asian and all other countries should uphold the Kuwaiti laws and avoid getting involved in protests and rallies organised in...
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Arab states to keep up global assistance role

January 30, 2011
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Arab states, the most generous in donations to global development, are expected to continue to play an important role in international assistance, a World Bank researcher has said. “There is good reason to expect Arab aid to continue to play an important role in international development assistance into the foreseeable future,” Mustapha Rouis said...
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Kuwait, Bahrain extend assistance to citizens in Egypt

January 30, 2011
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Kuwaiti citizens and residents are being repatriated from Egypt on free flights, Roudhan Al Roudhan, the state minister for cabinet affairs, said. “The Emir’s directives have been given to officials in Kuwait Airways who were requested to coordinate efforts with Cairo International Airport authorities in order to allow extra flights to land in 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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