Archive for May, 2011

Kuwait parliament defers premier’s grilling

May 31, 2011
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Kuwait’s parliament on Tuesday agreed to defer discussing the grilling of Prime Minister Shaikh Nasser Al Mohammad to the next session to be held in two weeks. The parliament’s decision was based upon the prime minister’s request. “The lawmakers accepted the request under the bylaws of the parliament,” Speaker Jasem Al Khorafi said.
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Uneasy calm ahead of lifting of emergency law in Bahrain

May 31, 2011
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Offering unusually huge discounts on a wide range of clothing items, electronics and furniture, the Marina Mall in downtown Manama is on Tuesday afternoon full of customers eager to take advantage of the shopping opportunities. However, a few meters away, an eerie silence clashes with the bustling shopping mall.
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Qatar’s breakthrough research on palm trees to help genetic studies

May 31, 2011
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Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) have identified a region of the date palm genome linked to gender, making it possible for the first time to identify male and female trees easily. The crucial information will facilitate additional genetic studies as well as cultivation and propagation.
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Qatar launches $605m cancer care strategy

May 31, 2011
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Qatar has launched a QR2.204 billion ($605 million) strategy for cancer services that includes establishing a national centre for cancer care and research and a new cancer hospital over the next five years.
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Qatar uncovers companies flouting labour laws

May 31, 2011
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Qatar’s public health authorities have blown the whistle on a number of private companies that failed to provide medical care to their workers in violation of the labour law. The companies produced bogus documents to prove their compliance with the legislation.
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Bahrain cassation court receives death penalty case

May 30, 2011
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Bahrain’s Cassation Court on Monday said that it received the file of the case in which two men were sentenced to death by the National Safety Court of First Instance. The ruling was upheld by the National Safety Court of Appeals and the Cassation Court will now issue the final verdict.
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Deadline set for Bahrain by-elections hopefuls

May 30, 2011
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Candidates for the vacant 18 parliamentary seats in Bahrain’s by-elections will have to sign up their names between August 22 to 24, the justice minister said on Monday. The by-elections for the seats in the lower chamber will be held on September 24 for the first round and on October 1 for the second...
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Saudi Arabia plans six-year cap on foreigners’ residency

May 30, 2011
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Saudi Arabia will soon put a six-year cap on the residency of foreigners in the country, the labour minister has said. The decision will be part of ten programmes the Saudi government is planning to implement in order to regulate the local labour market, Adel Al Faqih said, Saudi daily Al Watan reported on...
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Kuwait arrests two people for tearing up posters

May 30, 2011
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Kuwait has arrested two men for allegedly tearing up posters of the prime minister and members of parliament during a rally held on Friday. The two men, a Kuwaiti and a bidoon (person without proper documents) of Iranian origin, are now being investigated by the police and attempts by pro-rally lawmakers to allow them...
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Qatar tells retailers to hand back change or face fines

May 30, 2011
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Qatar’s authorities have ordered retailers to stop the practice of handing out chewing gum, low-quality chocolates and such other items to customers in lieu of small change. Retailers who violate the rule could face a fine of up to QR5,000 ($1,374), a notice issued by the municipal authorities has warned.
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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
Teaching career:
  • 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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