Archive for July, 2011

Early breast cancer screening low among Qatar women

July 11, 2011
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The percentage of women in Qatar engaging in early breast cancer screening programme is alarmingly low, an ongoing study indicates. “It is widely understood that the early screening helps in early detection of breast cancer,” Tam Donnelly, one of the researchers exploring breast cancer screening practices among Arab women in Qatar, said.
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US embassy refutes charges it is silencing journalists

July 11, 2011
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US embassy refutes charges it is silencing journalists

The US embassy in Bahrain has distanced itself from a brewing controversy amid charges it was suppressing freedom of expression. On Thursday, Yousuf Al Binkhalil, a Bahraini columnist with Al Watan daily, said that he had been informed that a series of columns he had written on US President Barack Obama had violated Bahrain’s press...
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Agency denies sect-based population report

July 11, 2011
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A Bahraini statistics agency has denied media reports that it had compiled sect-based data on the Bahraini population. “The Central Informatics Organisation (CIO) has never worked on compiling data based on the people’s sects,” the agency said in a statement. A report was circulated in Bahrain, claiming that 51 per cent of the population...
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Bahrain media watchdog rejects journalists’ death report

July 11, 2011
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Bahrain Journalists Association (BJA) has denied reports that two journalists were killed during the political turmoil and unrest that hit the country. A report by the Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign said 52 journalists lost their lives during the first six months of 2011 and that two of them were Bahrainis.
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Four Filipina nurses killed in Qatar road crash

July 11, 2011
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Four Filipina nurses killed in Qatar road crash

An eight-month pregnant Filipina nurse working with Qatar’s Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) was among four people killed in a road accident near Al Khor. Another Filipina, Claryvil Miranda, a 34-year-old Indian nurse from Kerala, Danny Thomas, and their male Sudanese colleague, Mohammad Nasruddin Ahmad, 36, were also killed in the tragedy, around 45km from...
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Kuwaiti women seek divorce from partying husbands

July 11, 2011
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More than 30 Kuwaiti women have filed for divorce after they discovered that their husbands spent the New Year’s Eve in Lebanon while claiming they were performing Umrah in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, a Kuwaiti lawyer said. “Many husbands cause the end of their marriages by cheating and lying to their wives,” Abdullah Al Shibani...
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Kuwait denies issuing sect-based statistics

July 11, 2011
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Kuwait has denied claims that the interior ministry had compiled a report on the country’s demographic figures based on sects. “There is no truth whatsoever in the allegations that the interior ministry has prepared statistics about the number of Kuwaiti nationals based on their Sunni or Shiite sects,” security sources said.
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Kuwait pledges full investigation into alleged orphanage abuses

July 11, 2011
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Kuwait has vowed to take strict legal action against people implicated in alleged abuses in children’s homes in Kuwait. Mohammad Al Afassi, the labour and social affairs minister, made the pledge following the publication of a report about serious abuses and violations at state-run children’s homes.
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Bahrain’s largest liberal society denies reports it pulled out of the dialogue

July 3, 2011
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Bahrain’s largest liberal society on Sunday denied reports that it was pulling out of the national dialogue launched on Saturday. “The online reports that we have decided to withdraw from the national dialogue are not true,” Radhi Al Mousawi, the secretary-general for political affairs of the National Democratic Action Society “Waad”, said. “The opening...
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Bahrain moves to reinstate wrongfully sacked employees

July 3, 2011
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Bahrain’s prime minister on Sunday gave the private sector 10 days to reinstate wrongfully sacked employees. Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa has told a committee looking into cases of workers’ dismissal to coordinate with the private sector companies and urge them to reconsider their employment termination procedures in case they were taken against...
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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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