Archive for October 7th, 2011

Tunisian, Egyptian bloggers win European award

October 7, 2011
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Tunisian, Egyptian bloggers win European award

Lina Ben Mhenni, the Tunisian blogger who was nominated for the Nobel Prize, and Wael Ghonim, the Egyptian blogger, have won the International Columnists Award presented by the Spanish daily El Mundo. “Ben Mehnni and Ghonim represent the importance that free journalism and the rise of new technologies have had on the ‘Arab spring’,”...
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Bahrain launches probe into teen’s rally death

October 7, 2011
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Bahrain’s interior ministry has launched an investigation into the death of a Bahraini teenager following conflicting reports about how he died.
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Kuwait corruption inquiry expands as new suspicious account reported

October 7, 2011
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Burgan Bank has reported a Kuwaiti lawmaker to the public prosecution on suspicion his bank account had been unusually expanded, a local daily said. According to Al Jareeda, the bank alerted the authorities after it noticed that unusual amounts were deposited into the account of the MP from the Fifth Constituency.
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Bahrain court to look into medical professionals’ case

October 7, 2011
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The 20 Bahraini doctors and paramedical staff sentenced last month by the national safety lower court will be retried by the civilian court of appeals, the attorney general has said. The health professionals were found guilty by the National Safety Court of First Instance on charges related to events at the state-run Salmaniya Medical...
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Kuwait pledges full support to Saudi Arabia

October 7, 2011
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Kuwait has pledged full support to Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the clashes in Qatif that the Saudi authorities said were “instigated by a foreign power.” “Any threat to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a threat to Kuwait,” said Shaikh Hamad Al Jaber, Kuwait’s ambassador in Riyadh. “We in Kuwait, government and...
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Qatar sets new rules for recruitment agencies

October 7, 2011
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Qatar’s interior and labour ministries have agreed on a set of mandatory principles to be upheld by the manpower recruitment agencies operating in the country. Under the new plan, the agencies must offer service free of charge to senior citizens and physically challenged persons, provide translators in all the languages spoken by the recruited...
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Bahrain investment park will feature 43 projects

October 7, 2011
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Around five billion dinars (Dh48.56 billion) will be invested over the next few years at the Bahrain International Investment Park (BIIP) in the Hidd area on Muharraq Island, the industry and commerce minister has said. The park, established in 2005, is expecting commitments from 43 new projects and will employ more than 8,000 people,...
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New home for fire-affected Bahraini family

October 7, 2011
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A Bahraini family who lost five of its members in a fire that gutted their home last week will have a fully-furnished house, courtesy of Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the fourth son of King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa.
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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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