Archive for December 16th, 2011

Question of date divides Tunisia

December 16, 2011
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Tunisians are divided over when the North African nation should officially celebrate its popular revolution. For many historians the official date should be December 17, when the self-immolation of 27-year-old street vendor Mohammad Bu Azizi sparked the first rallies and demonstrations.
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King Hamad emphasizes BICI report significance, commitment to pluralism

December 16, 2011
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King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa on Friday reiterated his acceptance of a biting report by an international fact-finding commission, saying that its recommendations will be used to charter a better future for Bahrain. “It gives us pleasure to reiterate that we welcome the report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry that has...
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Door to join GCC permanently shut: Kuwait official

December 16, 2011
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A senior Kuwaiti official has ruled out any country joining the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). “The door to joining the GCC is permanently shut and there will be no full or gradual joining,” Khalid Al Jarallah, the foreign ministry undersecretary, said, quoted by the local daily Al Siyassah on Friday.
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More MPs summoned in Kuwait money probe

December 16, 2011
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Kuwait’s public prosecutor is expected to summon on Thursday the last three former lawmakers suspected of receiving illegal funds. Ten former MPs had been summoned over two days as investigators sought to establish the truth about the source of the huge amounts of money deposited in the bank accounts of 13 former MPs.
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Tunisia’s president calls for six-month social truce

December 16, 2011
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Tunisia’s new president has called for a six-month political and social truce that would help save the country from sliding into chaos and financial crisis. “I appeal to all of you to grant us six months, just six months,” Munsif Marzouki said in his first address to the nation as president. “The new government...
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Palestinian students give Gaza a voice at Qatar forum

December 16, 2011
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Palestinian students have called for involving young people in the decision making process and for gearing education towards encouraging dialogue and cross-cultural communication. “We as young people want a stronger role in defining policy,” Malak Al Madhoun said.
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Bahrain denies king, opposition meeting in London

December 16, 2011
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Bahrain’s foreign minister has denied rumours that King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa had met opposition figures during his official visit to Britain. “HM the King did not meet them,” Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa said. “They are in London. HM the King of course never shut his door on anyone, but they...
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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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