Archive for August, 2011

Reward for information on Bahrain teen’s killer

August 31, 2011
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Bahrain’s interior ministry has offered a 10,000 Dinar ($26,465) reward to anyone who provides information that will lead to the arrest of those who killed a Bahraini teenager. “Whoever has information about the incident should call the hotline set up by the interior ministry 80008008,” the ministry said in a statement as the mystery...
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Heat, humidity dampen Eid outdoor celebrations

August 31, 2011
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Qatar’s first day of Eid celebrations was dampened by hot and humid weather conditions that forced a large number of people to stay indoors and to cancel or postpone their plans to visit the desert and beach areas. “The Eid holiday is a great opportunity for people to relax and go out with the...
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Gaddafi’s daughter gives birth in Algeria hours after family members are allowed in

August 30, 2011
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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s daughter, Aisha, gave birth to a baby girl just hours after being allowed into Algeria, alongside her mother Safiya, brothers Mohammad and Hannibal, nieces, nephews and helpers. “Aisha gave birth to the girl at around 2 am,” Algerian daily Echorouk reported in its online edition on Monday. “The baby was named...
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Gaddafi family members enter Algeria: Report

August 30, 2011
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Algeria has allowed 31 members of Gaddafi’s family and helpers to enter the country, a local newspaper reported on Monday. Gaddafi’s wife, Safia, daughter Aisha, sons Hannibal and Mohammad as well as grandsons and assistants were in the convoy of seven vehicles that had to wait for 12 hours at the border in Illizi,...
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Kuwait to deport 192 foreigners for begging

August 29, 2011
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Kuwait is to deport 192 foreigners who were detained for begging during the month of Ramadan. The male and female beggars and hawkers were held in several parts of the Gulf state by inspectors from the social affairs and labour ministry who worked closely with the interior ministry, Kuwaiti daily Arab Times reported on Monday.
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Sweets sales surge in Qatar ahead of Eid celebrations

August 29, 2011
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Selling figures of Arabic sweets in Qatar have gone up on the eve of Eid Al Fitr after a large number of Arab expatriates decided not to travel to their home countries to avoid disturbances there, salespersons said. Saad Fateh, a bakery salesman, said he had expected a decline in the sale of sweets...
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Conference on social networking promoting dialogue among religions

August 29, 2011
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The role of the Internet and social communication media, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in promoting dialogue among religions, will be the theme of the Doha Interfaith conference, organizers said. “This year’s conference will revolve around issues like interfaith dialogue, civilisations and cultures with a focus on the role of social communication media in...
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Bahrain campaign raises $4m for Somalia

August 29, 2011
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Bahrain campaign raises $4m for Somalia

A fundraising campaign launched by Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority (IAA) for Somalis has raised around $4 million (Dh14.7 million), the IAA president said on Monday. “The campaign raised 1,427,961 Dinars,” Shaikh Fawaz Bin Mohammad Al Khalifa said. “It was a religious, moral and patriotic duty and the IAA assumed it. I wish to thank...
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Bahrain king calls for more tolerance and mutual acceptance

August 28, 2011
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King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa on Sunday evening called for the prevalence of tolerance in Bahrain, saying that he forgave those who abused him and senior officials. “Our aspiration is for tolerance and for shunning violence, and not for excessive punishment that affects our unity, cohesion and national co-existence,” King Hamad said. “Such...
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Gaza, West Bank Palestinians to live in different time zones

August 28, 2011
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For the first time in history, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will live in different time zones. In the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, Palestinians will go back to standard time later this week after one month of daylight saving time, while those in the West Bank will continue to enjoy summertime.
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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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