Archive for November 23rd, 2011

Qatar forum rewards outstanding research projects

November 23, 2011
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Research on stem cell therapy, the next generation of plastics, and the erosion of Qatar’s dunes were among the winning projects awarded at the second Annual Research Forum (ARF) 2011 in Doha. The award ceremony recognized 15 professional and student researchers for their distinction in pioneering innovative scientific research. The forum was organized by...
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Qataris campaign against sale of pork in Doha

November 23, 2011
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Qataris have launched an online campaign to boycott a company for including pork in the meats it sells in Doha. Using social networks, the campaigners said that allowing the company to sell pork could make engaging in haram (forbidden) business practices “a normal situation” that cannot be disputed or resisted by the people.
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Iraq says it’s ready to hand over Kuwait archives

November 23, 2011
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Iraq is reportedly ready to hand over to Kuwaiti officials some of the archives looted during the 1990 invasion, a major source of trouble between the two neighbours. Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) reported that Baghdad informed Portugal, the chair of the Security Council, on Tuesday about the decision.
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Kuwait denies US criticism of protest measures

November 23, 2011
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Kuwait’s foreign minister has denied reports that the US administration has been critical of the measures taken by Kuwait towards protesters. “I am the minister of foreign affairs and this is the first time I hear about this claim,” Shaikh Sabah Al Khalid told reporters in Kuwait City.
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Qatar oil industry to build on knowledge economy

November 23, 2011
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Qatar’s oil and gas industry will remain strong after 2030, but will build on the knowledge economy through energy research, Qatar’s energy and industry minister has said. “As Qatar develops and diversifies its economy, the oil and gas industry will still be a significant business for Qatar by 2030,” Dr Mohammad Bin Saleh Al...
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Four Seasons Hotel project points to job market optimism

November 23, 2011
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The recent confirmation of construction work on the Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain has signalled new optimism in the nation’s employment and real estate sectors, the CEO of Bahrain Bay where the hotel is situated said. According to Bob Vincent, the five-star hotel’s commitment to an April 2014 completion date is set to inject...
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Bassioumi and the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry

November 23, 2011
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Bahrain Professor M. Sharif Bassiouni  who heads the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) is one of the foremost authorities on international criminal, human rights and humanitarian law. He obtained an LL.B. from the University of Cairo, a doctorate in jurisprudence from Indiana University, an LL.M. from John Marshall Law School and a doctorate...
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Action against shop for selling cigarettes to eight-year-old girl

November 23, 2011
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A shop in Bahrain is facing legal action after one of its keepers was caught selling cigarettes to an eight-year-old girl. Under Bahrain rules, the sale of cigarettes to people under the age of 18 is strictly prohibited and is punishable by fines and prison terms in case of repeated offenses.
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Bahrain lower chamber suspends controversial MP for 20 sessions

November 23, 2011
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Bahrain’s lower chamber has voted to suspend a controversial MP for 20 sessions in a first since the bicameral parliament was established in 2002. MP Osama Muhanna had waded into controversy after he abused fellow lawmaker Ghanim Al Buainain and threatened to hurl a booklet he was holding at him for asking him to...
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Kuwait hopes to boost Canada student scholarships to over 500

November 23, 2011
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Kuwait hopes to increase number of scholarship students to Canada from around 200 to over 500, the higher education undersecretary has said. “We hope that our scholarships to Canada will increase as Canada has strong programmes and high teaching and education standards,” Dr Khalid Al Saad said.
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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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