Archive for July, 2011

Bahraini singer Ali Bahar, 50, dies

July 3, 2011
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Bahraini singer Ali Bahar, 50, dies

Ali Bahar, one of Gulf’s best known singers, died on Sunday following a brief illness. He was 51. Ali rose to celebrity in Muharraq, Bahrain’s second largest city, where his father was a well known seaman. He also lived in Sharjah where he has several friends and supporters.
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Kuwaiti societies plan to offer assistance in Ramadan

July 3, 2011
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Kuwait’s Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies (UCCS) has decreased the prices of 100 imported cooperative commodities by 20 percent for three months. The price reduction, between July 3 and October 3, aims to help citizens and expatriates with their expenses during Ramadan, the Muslims’ scared month, a UCCS official said.
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Kuwait PM starts GCC tour on Monday

July 3, 2011
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Kuwait PM starts GCC tour on Monday

Kuwait’s Prime Minister Shaikh Nasser Al Mohammad Al Ahmad Al Sabah will on Monday start a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) tour that will take him to Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Qatar and Bahrain. During his tour, he is expected to discuss with the leaders of fellow GCC members ways to strengthen bilateral relations and...
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Illegal private taxis thriving in Qatar

July 3, 2011
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Private taxis operating illegally in Qatar are thriving thanks to higher demand and due to a decision by a taxi company to raise its minimum fare, a local daily said. The private service was launched after several foreigners converted their cars into illegal taxis to take advantage of a shortage of taxis and make...
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Haj conditions are announced as online registration opens in Qatar

July 3, 2011
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Foreigners who have lived in Qatar for less than three years will not be allowed to perform Haj (pilgrimage), under a set of rules issued by the endowments and Islamic affairs ministry.
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Bahrain national dialogue opens amid high hopes

July 3, 2011
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Bahrain’s national dialogue, a forum that is bringing together more than 300 people from 18 political parties, civil society, trade unions, business people, media, parliament, ministers, religious leaders and social activists, was opened on Saturday amid pledges that it will be fair and transparent.
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Bahrain releases more than 100 detainees

July 3, 2011
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Bahrain on Saturday released more than 100 people who were detained on security-related charges. No official statement has been issued about the number or names of those who have been allowed to go home.
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Commission head vows open, comprehensive and fair investigation

July 1, 2011
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The chair of a high-profile mission assigned with uncovering the truth about what has happened in Bahrain since February has pledged to carry out a wide-ranging, transparent and fair probe according to international standards and regardless of political considerations. “Everything that has happened in Bahrain will be investigated and all claims will be probed,”...
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Al Wefaq ends weeks of speculations, says it will take part in the national dialogue

July 1, 2011
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Al Wefaq, Bahrain’s largest opposition society, on Friday said that it would take part in the national dialogue due to start on Saturday. The announcement was made by Ali Salman, the society secretary general, at a rally held in Duraz, the third to be organized by the society since the lifting of the emergency...
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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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