Archive for March, 2011

Heart attack pilot’s family leaves Qatar with mixed emotions

March 31, 2011
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Heart attack pilot’s family leaves Qatar with mixed emotions

Farayal Kukreja, the widow of a Qatar Airways pilot who died of a heart attack while flying a passenger aircraft from Manila to Doha in October 2010 is leaving Qatar with her two children to join her relatives in Goa. “There hasn’t been a single day when we have not talked of him or...
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Kuwait to expel three Iranian diplomats involved in spy ring

March 31, 2011
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Kuwait will expel three Iranian diplomats whose names were included in a court verdict this week about a spy ring busted last year, the Kuwaiti foreign minister has said. “The court ruling on Tuesday revealed the extent of the anti-Kuwait political, economic and military plots by the spy ring,” Shaikh Mohammad Al Sabah, the...
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UK visa applications go online in Qatar

March 31, 2011
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Visa applications to the UK under the Points-Based System (PBS), Domestic Worker and Settlement categories will have to be completed on-line by residents of Qatar starting April 1, the British embassy in Doha has announced. The online system will be extended to the remaining applications, including visit visas, on May 1.
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Gulf Air takes off to Milan, Geneva

March 31, 2011
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Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has launched a new route to Milan with the inaugural flight taking passengers and media representatives along with Samer Majali, Gulf Air’s chief executive officer from Bahrain’s international airport. “Milan is one of the EU’s and the world’s major financial and business centres boasting Europe’s fourth highest GDP,” Majali...
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India committed to region’s stability

March 31, 2011
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India’s External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna yesterday expressed his country’s readiness to provide “all its capabilities to ensure the security and stability of Bahrain.” Reviewing bilateral relations with Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, his visiting Bahraini counterpart, Krishna said India believes in the importance of maintaining security and stability in the region and...
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Kuwaiti teenagers’ heads shaved by police for school flirting

March 31, 2011
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Three Kuwaiti teenagers had their heads shaved off by the police after they were caught using a loudspeaker to recite love verses and give their mobile numbers to girls leaving their high school. According to Al Anba daily, the three youngsters parked their car near the school and sought the attention of the girls by...
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Kuwait recalls ambassador to Iran; Tehran denies spy ring links

March 31, 2011
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Kuwait on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to Iran, a Kuwaiti news portal has reported. Shaikh Mohammad Al Sabah, the foreign minister, has requested the Kuwaiti ambassador in Tehran Majdi Al Dhufairi to return to Kuwait City and stressed that any Iranian diplomat implicated in the spy ring busted last May will be deported, Al...
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Body of fourth Kuwait sandstorm victim recovered

March 31, 2011
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A coast guard patrolling unit has recovered the body of the fourth victim of a massive sandstorm that hit Kuwait on Friday. Police identified the victim as A.A. and said that he was an Omani national in his 50s. Search and rescue efforts are now focusing on the last person reported to be missing, Al...
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Surveillance cameras to be installed in Kuwait schools

March 31, 2011
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Kuwait’s education ministry will start installing surveillance cameras in the country’s government schools within the next few days, a senior official has said. “Ministry personnel have already created detailed floorplans of the schools showing where the CCTV cameras are to be placed,” Badr Al Furaih, the assistant undersecretary for educational development said. “The plans...
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Doha to turn greener city by 2016

March 31, 2011
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An ambitious five-year plan to make Doha a greener city by 2016 includes establishing three tree-shaded corridors free of car traffic. Under the government plan, the Qatari capital will have a network of green spaces as ribbons of tree-lined areas rather than large, open parks.
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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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