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Gulf’s proverbs are pearls of wisdom, researcher says

October 4, 2011
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Gulf’s proverbs are pearls of wisdom, researcher says

For most people, proverbs are defined as short expressions of popular wisdom. For Nayef Al Kalali, a Bahraini author and researcher, proverbs are much more. They have a life of their own. “Like living organisms, proverbs evolve, streaming from fairly simple, new memorial structures to well-remembered and figuratively comprehensible forms,” he said in his...
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Qatar workplaces to have gyms

October 4, 2011
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In-house gyms in workplaces may soon become a reality in Qatar after employers have been encouraged by health authorities to provide their staff with opportunities for physical exercise. A senior official of the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) said that companies in the public and private sectors have been asked to implement the proposal...
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Filipinos in Kuwait launch donation drive to assist typhoon victims

October 4, 2011
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A massive donation drive to help the victims of the two horrendous typhoons that hit the Philippines in recent days has been launched by the Filipino community in Kuwait. Nearly 70 people have been confirmed dead in the typhoons, while many are still missing and over 160,000 people remain at evacuation centres awaiting immediate...
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UK embassy denies waiving travel visas for Kuwaitis

October 4, 2011
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The British embassy in Kuwait has dismissed claims that Kuwaitis have been exempted from travel visas to enter the United Kingdom as mere rumours.
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Distinguished Saudi poetess dies

October 4, 2011
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Distinguished Saudi poetess dies

Mastoora Al Ahmadi, the Saudi poetess who reached the semi-finals ofThe Million’s Poet competition last year, has died. According to her family, Mastoora died on Sunday evening in a hospital in Madinah from a sudden illness she suffered ten days ago.
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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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