Archive for October, 2011

Kuwait to treat injured Libyans

October 31, 2011
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Libyans injured in the conflict between pro and anti-Muammar Gaddafi forces have arrived in Kuwait for medical treatment in local hospitals. Kuwait’s defence ministry said that the injured were transported by a Kuwaiti Air Force (KAF) plane to Abdullah Al Mubarak Airbase on Sunday.
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Kuwait’s new traffic law to cut licenses to expats

October 31, 2011
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Kuwait is to introduce a new traffic law next year in a bid to reduce violations and accidents, a senior official has said. The new law includes doubling the prison term for motorists committing serious offences and reducing the number of driving licenses given to expatriates, Kuwaiti daily Arab Times reported. Shaikh Ahmad Al...
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Kuwait offers Haj opportunity to Vietnamese Muslims

October 31, 2011
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A group of Vietnamese Muslims will go on Hajj this year thanks to assistance from the Kuwait Endowments Public Foundation, an official at the Kuwaiti consulate in Vietnam has said. Abdul Razzaq Al Khalifa, Acting Charge d’Affaires in Ho Chi Minh Abderrazaq Al said that the assistance was part of a drive to help...
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GCC, Russia to hold strategic dialogue in Abu Dhabi

October 31, 2011
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The first strategic dialogue between Russia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and important regional organisations will take place in Abu Dhabi on November 1, the Russian ambassador in Qatar has said. The ministerial-level meeting will focus on areas of cooperation between Russia and the GCC countries on the economic and political fronts...
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Baby steps towards a brighter future

October 31, 2011
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Fareed Hassan, the former editor-in-chief of Al Waqt, a Bahraini daily that has now ceased publishing, said he owes a lot to the UAE and will always be grateful to the country and its people. “I was a witness to how the nation was built. I was there when it was happening,” he said.
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UAE has progressed steadily

October 31, 2011
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Jalil Omar, editor at Al Ayam daily, said the UAE experiment was among the most successful Arab unions. “Many other experiments have lamentably failed, but the UAE has been a bright example of uniting all forces and moving forward vibrantly, mainly thanks to the robust foundations laid by the late Shaikh Zayed [Bin Sultan...
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Kuwait vows to combat Eid advertisement, messages chaos

October 31, 2011
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Kuwait has pledged a zero-tolerance policy against illegal advertisement ahead of Eid Al Adha, to be celebrated on November 6. Fadhil Safar, the Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, said that the municipality’s teams would make sure that violations against advertisement on state property would be handled before the...
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Parliamentary panel supports new right for Bahraini women

October 31, 2011
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A parliamentary committee has endorsed a move by a lawmaker to include Bahraini women married with foreigners in all royal benefits accorded to Bahraini families. The Bahraini women must be living in Bahrain with her husband in order to benefit from benefits extended otherwise exclusively to Bahraini families, the Women and children’s affairs committee...
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Bahraini young man dies in Makkah

October 31, 2011
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Bahraini would-be pilgrims have laid to rest a fellow citizen who died in his sleep at a cemetery in Makkah. Sayed Sadiq Sayed Hashem, 24, died on Saturday, a short time after performing Umrah, the smaller pilgrimage. Friends said that he was still wearing his ihram garments, consisting of two pieces of white sheet...
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Education forum to focus on education challenges

October 31, 2011
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Ways on how education can be more effective in addressing social, economic, political and sustainable development challenges in an ever-changing world will be the focus of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) in Doha. The three-day forum to open on Tuesday under the theme of “Changing Societies, Changing Education” is an international initiative...
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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
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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