Archive for April, 2011

Kuwait recalls its ambassador to Bhutan over Peninsula Shield reaction

April 30, 2011
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Kuwait recalls its ambassador to Bhutan over Peninsula Shield reaction

Kuwait has recalled its ambassador to Bhutan after he allegedly failed to adhere to the country’s policy and called for withdrawing the Peninsula Shield forces from Bahrain, a Kuwaiti news portal said. According to Al Aan site, Nameer Kadhem Al Quraine is to be probed by the Kuwaiti foreign ministry for calling upon the...
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Bahrain calls for Gulf, Arab boycott of Iranian banks, goods

April 30, 2011
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Bahrain Chamber for Commerce and Industry (BCCI) on Saturday called for the boycott of Iranian goods and products. The BCCI said that the call to traders, entrepreneurs, companies and institutions was based on Iran’s “blatant interference in Bahrain’s domestic affairs and threats to the kingdom’s national security.”
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Iraq plans to nominate candidate to head Arab League

April 30, 2011
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Baghdad is mulling the nomination of an Iraqi candidate for the position of Arab League secretary general, a lawmaker has said. Two weeks before the Arab states choose a new secretary general to replace Amr Moussa who is leaving to contest in the presidential elections in Egypt later this year, only Qatari Abdul Rahman...
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Kuwaiti lawmaker wants street named after Khaldoon Al Naqeeb

April 30, 2011
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A Kuwaiti lawmaker has urged the government to name a street, a public square or a University of Kuwait building after Dr Khaldoon Al Naqeeb, a prominent sociologist who has just passed away. MP Salah Al Mulla said that the motion he submitted was to express gratitude to the leading Kuwaiti thinker.
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Four sentenced to death in Bahrain

April 30, 2011
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A Bahraini military court on Thursday sentenced four men to death for their alleged role in the killing of two policemen last month in Manama. The National Safety Lower Court said that Ali Abdullah Hassan Al Singees, Qassim Hassan Mattar Ahmad, Saeed Abdul Jalil Saeed and Abdul Aziz Abdul Rida Ebrahim Hussain would be...
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Qatar planning database for visually impaired children

April 30, 2011
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Qatar is planning a national database to help provide services for children with visual and multiple impairments, a specialist has said. Plans were also afoot to conduct local and regional research to cover all issues related to visual and multiple impairments in children, Dr Hayat Nazer, Al Noor Institute managing director, said at the...
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Qatar needs new legal media framework

April 30, 2011
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Qatar urgently needs a new legal media framework that replaces the Press and Publication Law issued three decades ago, the new director of Doha Centre for Media Freedom (DCMF) has said. “It should be clear what the media can and cannot do, and I hope with all my heart that this legislation will give...
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Egypt wants Kuwait support for Arab League position

April 30, 2011
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Egypt has asked Kuwait to vote for its candidate for the position of the secretary general of the Arab League, Kuwaiti media reported on Wednesday. Amr Mousa, the incumbent secretary general, said that he would be quitting next month to run in the presidential elections in Egypt staked for later this year.
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Kuwait police deny girl student stabbed in fight

April 30, 2011
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Security forces in Kuwait have denied reports that a girl student had died after a clash with three other girls. The news disseminated via BlackBerry and other electronic media outlets claimed that the girl studying at the Institute of Commercial Studies died in a fight in which knives and other sharp weapons were used,...
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Bahrain releases 312 detainees

April 27, 2011
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Bahrain has released 312 people it had detained since the launch of a security operation following weeks of protests and political turmoil. “I wish to announce that 312 detainees, including sick people, have been released either for health consideration or after they spent time in detention,” Shaikh Fawaz Bin Mohammad Al Khalifa, the president of...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
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  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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