Archive for December 4th, 2011

Kuwait’s new premier sworn in

December 4, 2011
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Kuwait’s new prime minister Shaikh Jaber Al Mubarak was sworn in on Sunday, Kuwaiti media. Shaikh Jaber, who was appointed last week to succeed Shaikh Nasser Al Mohammad, took the oath before the Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad in the presence of the crown prince, News Agency (Kuna) reported.
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Bahrain: Blast on parked bus near British Embassy

December 4, 2011
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The British embassy in Manama remained open on Sunday, hours after a small explosion occurred inside a minibus parked near the building. “It is business as usual,” an embassy staff told Gulf News. “We are operating normally and the offices are open. Everybody is fine and we are working with the police on the issue.”
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National convention centre opens in Doha

December 4, 2011
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National convention centre opens in Doha

A convention centre boasting an iconic design in a green-technology venue will open in Doha on Sunday. The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has three levels.
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Kuwait’s new government to be formed this week

December 4, 2011
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Kuwait’s new government should be ready before the end of this week, according to a local daily report. “I cannot say exactly the day, but the government will be formed within this week,” sources told Al Watan daily. The Arabic newspaper did not name the sources, but said they were highly placed.
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Warning sounded as two children drown in Qatar

December 4, 2011
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Two children have drowned as they were playing near a swimming pool in Qatar, according to a newspaper report. The four-year-old boy and two-year-old girl were found after a frantic search by their families who were sitting together, Al Sharq daily said. No further details were available.
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Kuwait MP wants disclosure of media bosses’ bank account details

December 4, 2011
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A Kuwaiti lawmaker has called for launching a campaign to have the editors in chief of local papers and owners of satellite channels disclose their bank account details. MP Faisal Al Musallam said he was certain that some media people had money deposited in their bank accounts to influence their writing.
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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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