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Bahrain commission to continue probe despite verbal abuse, physical attack

August 16, 2011
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Bahrain commission to continue probe despite verbal abuse, physical attack

An international commission set up to investigate incidents and human rights abuses in Bahrain has pledged not to bow to pressure tactics or allow itself to be used as a political tool by any group and vowed to continue its work despite verbal and physical attacks on its staff on Monday evening. However, the...
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World’s hottest art exhibition to be held in Qatar desert

August 16, 2011
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Qatar is set to host “The Hottest Art Exhibition in the World” amid sand dunes and under the scorching heat of the hottest month of the year. The world-first exhibition in such a location and season will feature ten abstract paintings by Doha-based artist Edgy set on the Singing Dunes, a tourist spot, on...
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Religious societies likely to reverse elections decision

August 16, 2011
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Bahrain’s two leading Sunni societies might reverse an earlier decision not to take part in next month’s parliamentary by-elections and work on a partnership to boost their success rates. More than 111,000 are scheduled to cast their ballots on September 24 to elect 18 new lawmakers to replace the former MPs who represented Al...
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Adolescents’ heads shaved off for harassing mall visitors

August 16, 2011
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Five young men had their heads shaved off for harassing families in a shopping mall in Kuwait. The highly embarrassing punitive action was taken following several complaints from people who reported the teenagers’ unruly behaviour and their harassment of mall visitors, Kuwaiti daily Arab Times reported.
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Kuwait has world’s highest obesity rate

August 16, 2011
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Kuwait has the highest obesity rate in the world, the head of the Department of Surgery in Al Sabah Hospital has said. “There are about 250,000 people suffering from obesity in Kuwait, and up to 50,000 of them need surgeries,” Dr Mubarak Al Kandari said. “Obesity in Kuwait is now the highest rate in...
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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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