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Kuwaiti woman arrested for blackmailing high-profile figures

March 13, 2011
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Kuwaiti police are looking into the case of a woman who has been blackmailing high profile figures and members of parliament by using pictures and videos she took of them during intimate encounters. According to Al Shahed newspaper, the Kuwaiti woman lured the prominent figures to her flat in the Salmiya area in Kuwait...
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Filipinos urged to take advantage of Kuwaiti amnesty

March 13, 2011
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Filipinos staying on illegally in Kuwait have been urged by their diplomatic mission in the country to take advantage of an amnesty declared by Kuwaiti authorities to either regularise their situation or leave the country. The Kuwaiti government has announced a grace period in the general amnesty to illegally overstaying foreign workers starting on...
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Forum to examine political influence of Arab youth

March 13, 2011
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The role of Arab youth as an emerging political force, as well as their use of new technological tools such as social media to ignite change is the prime focus of discussions at Qatar’s Al Jazeera news network’s Sixth Annual Forum, which opened in Doha on Sunday. Under the title “The Arab World in...
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Gates urges parties in Bahrain to begin dialogue

March 13, 2011
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Gates urges parties in Bahrain to begin dialogue

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he was convinced Bahrain was ready to take more than “baby steps” toward reforms, but the opposition movement’s slow response to enter negotiations is allowing more time for Iranian influence to foment. “There is clear evidence that as the process is protracted – particularly in Bahrain – that...
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Ban Ki-moon supports national dialogue in Bahrain

March 13, 2011
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Bahrain’s drive to start a national dialogue as a way of the worst crisis in its modern history got a boost from Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General., who has urged all parties to launch the talks on reform and reconciliation. The national dialogue has created an opportunity for all sides to address political...
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Rally leader denies calls to form popular militia

March 13, 2011
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The leader of the newly-formed National Unity Rally has denied charges he had been calling for the formation of a popular militia. “My words have always been obvious: If you are assaulted and there is no police around to protect you, then do defend yourselves,” Abdul Lateef Al Mahmood has said. “I have never...
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Clinton to visit Tunisia and Egypt next week

March 13, 2011
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Egypt and Tunisia next week, becoming the most senior US official to visit the region after popular revolts toppled US-allied governments in both countries. “I intend to convey strong support of the Obama administration and the American people, that we wish to be a partner...
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Education ministry urges parents to assume responsibility

March 13, 2011
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Bahrain’s education ministry has distanced itself from the students’ street demonstrations, saying that its responsibilities were confined to the school perimeters. “Our responsibility is to provide a safe learning environment,” an education ministry spokesperson said. “However, in case students do not comply with the regulations governing schools, the parents have to assume the responsibility...
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Qatar press law to allow more freedom

March 13, 2011
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Qatar-based journalists will have more freedom under a new media law draft, a local daily has reported. According to the draft, journalists cannot be detained for questioning by law-enforcement agencies -as is the case presently- without a court order. The draft stipulates that they cannot be jailed, but can be fined by a court...
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Kuwaiti women given more rights in new Bill

March 13, 2011
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Kuwaiti women have been granted more rights in a Bill submitted by the parliament. The Bill that adds new provisions to the existing civil service law, was approved on Wednesday by 35 MPs out of the 53 legislators present at the session, and opposed by 12 lawmakers. Six abstained from voting. Under the Bill,...
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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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