Archive for March 14th, 2011

Arab climbers make history by scaling new heights

March 14, 2011
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An Arab team has made history by climbing Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, standing at 6,962 metres. Qatari national Shaikh Mohammad Bin Abdullah Al Thani, co-founder of Musafir.com, reached a new personal record when he scaled 6,700 metres of the mountain. Masoud Mohammad, a resident of Dubai, Raed Zidan from Palestine,...
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Qatar authorities to take action against parents who do not send children to school

March 14, 2011
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Parents who do not send their children to school face legal action under the Compulsory Education Law in Qatar. A committee has been set up to probe the violation of law 25/2001 which ensures free and compulsory education in keeping with a recent decision of the education minister.
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Protesters block Manama highway as eerie calm engulfs Bahrain

March 14, 2011
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Manama was eerily quiet on Monday morning with the main sea-front highway closed by protesters who poured sand and placed bricks and dead trees to block traffic. After a day of violent clashes both in the capital and at the University of Bahrain, about 40 kilometres to the south, a strange atmosphere enveloped the...
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Police fire tear gas as protesters block highway

March 14, 2011
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Manama’s sea-front highway was under siege Sunday morning after police failed to remove obstacles set up by protesters in a dramatic escalation of the unrest that has gripped the Gulf nation since February 14. At the other end of the country, students at the University of Bahrain clashed along sectarian lines in an ominous...
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Bahraini MPs call for martial law

March 14, 2011
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The Independents Bloc, the second largest bloc in the lower chamber, on Sunday evening urged King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa to impose the martial law and allow the Bahrain Defense Force to intervene to preserve the nation’s security and stability. The army will also protect public and private property and ban illegal practices...
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National dialogue to discuss elected parliament with full vested powers and prerogatives: Bahrain Crown Prince

March 14, 2011
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Bahrain has rejected any compromise on its security and stability and pledged readiness to discuss constitutional, political, economic and social issues in deep insight and within a national dialogue. “The right to security and stability transcends any other consideration”, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, said in comments...
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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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