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Number of Gulf-based tourists to Kenya steadily increasing

July 12, 2011
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Number of Gulf-based tourists to Kenya steadily increasing

Tourism from the Gulf to Kenya recorded 40 per cent growth in the first quarter of 2011 over the same period last year, a top Kenyan tourism official has said. “We have had a huge growth from the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC),” Mauriithi Ndegwa, the managing director of the Kenya Tourist...
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Badr Malallah likely to be Kuwait’s new information minister

July 12, 2011
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Kuwait’s new information minister could be Dr Badr Malallah, a local news portal reported on Tuesday. Al Aan said that Malallah is the most likely figure to replace Sami Al Nasf who resigned this week reportedly for health reasons.
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Kuwait arrests $3.6 million jewellery theft gang

July 12, 2011
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Kuwait’s security has arrested a six-member Russian gang that specialized in stealing jewelry and valuables from villas and jewelry shops in the country. The gang, which includes two women, has reportedly stolen gold worth over KD 1 million ($3,634,910) over the last four years.
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Kuwait MP challenges recognition of South Sudan before Kosovo

July 12, 2011
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A Kuwaiti lawmaker has asked the foreign minister to explain the country’s readiness to recognize the independence of South Sudan, while it ignored the Republic of Kosovo. “Kuwait’s government recognized South Sudan on July 11, one day after it declared independence,” Waleed Al Tabtabai said.
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Gulf Air adds eighth destination this year

July 12, 2011
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Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has relaunched its service to Nairobi, its eighth destination in 2011 in its quest to expand beyond the Middle East. “We are pleased to see our service re-launched to Nairobi in Kenya, our fourth destination in the African continent,” Marcus Bernhardt, Gulf Air Chief Operations Officer, said.
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Qatar in new drive to limit traffic violations

July 12, 2011
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Qatar plans to set up 54 new hi-tech traffic enforcement cameras on its arterial roads to help check increasing traffic violations. Some of the devices will be radar detectors while others will be red light cameras to tackle the jumping of red lights, a phenomenon that reportedly did not cease despite the application of...
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Bahrain condemns Iranian leader’s statement

July 12, 2011
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Bahrain has condemned a statement by a senior Iranian official who called for the “Islamisation of the country.” “We strongly condemn the statement made by Ahmad Jannati, Secretary of the Council of Guardians in his Friday sermon at Tehran University on July 8,” the foreign ministry said.
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Decision to boost student numbers to affect education process

July 12, 2011
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Kuwait University (KU) academic staff is reportedly disappointed by the decision of the education minister to boost by 8,000 the number of student places available in the next academic year. “The minister does not seem to be aware of the fact that increasing the number of students without considering the current situation is a...
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GCC, Qatar Charity to build 12 schools in Gaza

July 12, 2011
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Qatar Charity and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will construct 12 schools in Gaza at the cost of QR13 million ($3,570,230). The GCC countries have allocated QR9 million ($2,471,700), while Qatar Charity provided more than QR3.5 million ($961,216) for the 12 schools, Qatar Tribune reported.
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Qatar to invest $550 million to improve Internet connectivity

July 12, 2011
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Qatar will invest $550 million to accelerate the nationwide high-speed Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) broadband network that will reach at least 95 percent of households and businesses over the next five years. The announcement was made by Crown Prince Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, who serves as Chairman of ictQATAR’s Board of Directors, in his...
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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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