Archive for March 2nd, 2011

Two huge rallies mark growing divisions in Bahrain

March 2, 2011
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Bahrain on Wednesday afternoon appeared an increasingly divided nation as two massive demonstrations with different purposes covered different areas of the capital. Protesters walked out of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Roundabout, popularly known as the Pearl Roundabout, in the western outskirts of Manama, to the interior ministry. Waving white and red flags, the...
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GCC marshall-style aid package for Bahrain, Oman

March 2, 2011
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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is to launch a massive marshall-style plan to assist Bahrain and Oman who have been hit by security unrest, a Kuwaiti daily has reported. Al Qabas on Wednesday said that the two countries are facing living conditions problems and the GCC is working on addressing the issue through massive...
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Leave Bahraini students out of protests, say parents and elders

March 2, 2011
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Bahrain on Wednesday morning was gearing up for another day of massive rallies – now a regular feature since protests started in the island country on February 14. Hundreds of school students staged a demonstration in front of the education ministry and the information affairs authority in Isa Town on Wednesday morning. The rally went...
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Money hidden inside expat’s shoes survives fire

March 2, 2011
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An expatriate working in Kuwait counted his blessings and his money after they both survived a fire. According to Al Watan daily, a fire brigade successfully put out a fire that broke out in the room of the building’s concierge and ensured there were no deaths.
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Qatar medical team facing problems in Libya

March 2, 2011
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A medical team sent by Qatar to assist the victims of violence in Libya is facing difficulties at the western frontiers of the Arab African country, currently battling a popular uprising that has left hundreds dead and sparked a refugee crisis. “Based on the report by our partners who are already in the field,...
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Man accused of offering wife to bosses for promotion

March 2, 2011
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Kuwaiti police are investigating claims by an Arab woman that her husband wanted to offer her to his bosses in order to get a promotion. According to the complaint, the Arab woman was brought into Kuwait two months ago by her husband on a visit visa.
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Qatar anti-human trafficking law in final stage

March 2, 2011
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An anti human trafficking law is in its final stage, Qatar Foundation for Combating Human Trafficking (QFCHT) has said. “Many articles of the Qatari law protect people from certain forms of human trafficking,” Maryam Al Malki, QFCHT general manager, said. “However, there is no exclusive law for anti human trafficking and a law is...
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Al Wefaq’s resignation from Bahrain’s parliament to be discussed next week

March 2, 2011
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Bahrain’s lower chamber has agreed to discuss next week the mass resignation of the lawmakers representing Al Wefaq, the largest parliamentary bloc. None of the 18 MPs from Al Wefaq showed up at the weekly session on Tuesday, confirming their resignation they submitted over the weekend in a letter to the Speaker of the...
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Distressed Filipinos in Kuwait to be repatriated

March 2, 2011
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Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay has promised distressed domestic helpers seeking refuge at the Filipino Workers Resource Center (FWRC) in Kuwait that he will ensure their return home soon. The pledge for the general help was made as Binay, in Kuwait to represent the Philippines President during the celebration of the country’s national occasions,...
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Study highlights expatriates’ social issues in Qatar

March 2, 2011
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The typical expatriate man in Qatar is 31 years old, has a minimum qualification of high school, has been in the country for 1.4 years, works 10 hours a day and six days per week and earns $3,945 per year, a study indicates. The study, based on a sample size of 128 migrants from...
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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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