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Al Nahda confirmed Tunisia elections winner as government formation talks continue

November 15, 2011
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Al Nahda confirmed Tunisia elections winner as government formation talks continue

Al Nahda, the moderate Islamist party, has been officially confirmed as the winner of the first true multiparty elections in Tunisia. Kamal Jendoubi, The head of the Independent High Commission for the Elections said that Al Nahda, the party banned for three decades before it was officially registered in March, won 89 of the...
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Frustrated job-seeker torches himself in Algeria

November 15, 2011
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Frustrated job-seeker torches himself in Algeria

An Algerian man with a university degree in legal studies has set himself ablaze after his plea to be given a job was turned down by an official employment agency. Citing witnesses it did not name, Algerian daily El Chorouk said that K. Abdullah, 30, felt frustrated after the head of the agency in Ouargla, in...
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Bahrain’s parliament calls for expulsion of Syrian ambassador

November 15, 2011
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Bahrain’s lower chamber has called for the expulsion of the Syrian ambassador in Manama. The call was issued following the attacks on several Arab embassies in Damascus in violation of international and diplomatic conventions and norms, the lawmakers said on Tuesday as they debated the developments with Syria.
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Syrian arrested in Kuwait in latest of flurry of espionage cases

November 15, 2011
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In the latest of a flurry of espionage cases in the region, a Syrian national was arrested in Kuwait on charges of spying activities. The expatriate was held on Sunday evening near Failaka Island, 20km off the coast of Kuwait City, using advanced cameras, Kuwaiti daily Annahar reported on Tuesday.
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Arab League seeks solutions as 70 per cent of Arab youth want to emigrate

November 15, 2011
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Around three quarters of Arab youth want to migrate to countries out of their region due to rising unemployment in Arab states, an Arab League official said. “Due to their poor participation in society and politics and to rising joblessness, 70 per cent of the Arab youth want to migrate out of the region,”...
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Qatar needs diabetes educators

November 15, 2011
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Qatar’s Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is keen on increasing the number of diabetes educators by offering a diabetes education diploma to qualified practitioners in the country, an official said. “Education is the cornerstone in the risk management of diabetes,” Manal Musallam, HMC Senior Diabetes Educator, said. “We need more diabetes educators in the country...
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GCC to make graphic warnings on cigarette packs mandatory

November 15, 2011
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Graphic warning labels on cigarette packets will be made mandatory within five months in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries where four million smokers consume 50 billion cigarettes a year. Dr Mohammad Bin Saif Al Kuwari, undersecretary of Qatar’s environment ministry, said that that the GCC states were moving ahead with preparations to implement...
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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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