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Kuwait, Malta agree to launch direct flights

June 30, 2011
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Kuwait and Malta have agreed to launch a direct flight that will help bolster tourism figures and enhance cooperation, Kuwait news agency (KUNA) said. Faisal Sulaiman Al Musaileem, Kuwait’s ambassador to Malta, and Mario De Marco, Malta’s minister of tourism, said that the two countries needed the aerial link to invigorate their cultural and...
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Outcry as Umrah operators hike fees

June 30, 2011
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Umrah operators in Qatar have come again under fire after they were accused by people planning to go to Makkah of hiking prices ahead of Ramadan. Muslims regularly use the sacred month to boost their religious devotion, including performing Umrah, and some operators see the rush as a lucrative opportunity for their business.
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Science journalism gaining ground in Arab world

June 30, 2011
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Science journalists from the Arab world constituted one-fifth of the participants at the World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) in Doha, organisers said. The figure indicates the growing importance of science journalism in the Arab region.
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Arab world to import half its food until 2050, says expert

June 30, 2011
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The Arab world will still need to import at least half of its food until 2050, a specialist has said. “The Arab world is the region that is most hit by food imports and fluctuations in food prices,” said Teysir Al Ganem, regional communications manager for the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
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International experts to probe Bahrain unrest

June 30, 2011
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Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa on Wednesday announced the formation of an international commission of human rights experts to investigate the incidents that hit Bahrain this year. The fact-finding commission, established after consultations with several rights organisations, including the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, will be headed by...
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US appoints Thomas Krajeski as ambassador in Bahrain

June 29, 2011
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US appoints Thomas Krajeski as ambassador in Bahrain

The US has appointed Thomas C. Krajeski, the current senior vice president of the National Defense University, as its new ambassador to Bahrain. He will replace Joseph Adam Ereli who left Bahrain in January for Washington. Krajeski, a career member of the Foreign Service since 1979, served at the US embassy in Baghdad from...
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Kuwait welcomes new Iranian ambassador

June 28, 2011
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Kuwait has accepted the nomination of Rouhullah Qahremani as the new Iranian ambassador to Kuwait. The new envoy was received by Shaikh Mohammad Al Sabah, the foreign minister, ahead of being formally welcomed by the Emir. Relations between the two neighbours suffered a blow after Kuwait sentenced two Iranians to death for their alleged...
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Bahrain’s national dialogue participation reaches 94%

June 28, 2011
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Bahrain’s national dialogue participation reaches 94%

The spokesperson for the national dialogue, a forum expected to bring together the full spectrum of Bahrain’s political, social, economic and rights tendencies, said that 94 per cent of the invited parties, NGOs and figures have confirmed their participation. “We have received confirmation from 297 people, parties and NGOs and on the basis of...
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King Hamad keen on whole truth about incidents: Interior minister

June 28, 2011
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King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa has given instructions to reach the core of the truth about the incidents that hit Bahrain, “no matter how painful it may be,” the interior minister has said. “There is a need to have the highest standards of discipline,” Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa said. “Whoever...
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Kuwait busts spy ring working for Arab country and paramilitary party

June 28, 2011
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Kuwait has busted a spy ring working for a “troubled” Arab country and a paramilitary party in another Arab country, a Kuwaiti daily reported on Tuesday. According to Al Jareeda newspaper, the espionage network had seven members, five from the “Arab country currently witnessing demonstrations” and two from the “armed party”.
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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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