Archive for December 22nd, 2011

Lawyers, ministry spar over board elections

December 22, 2011
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The collision course between the human rights and social development ministry and the Bahrain Bar Society over the election of a new board is making ripples. Lawyers four weeks ago elected a new board for the professional body at a general assembly in Manama.
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Lawmaker calls for obligatory first aid training

December 22, 2011
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Lawmaker calls for obligatory first aid training

A Bahraini lawmaker has called for making first aid training compulsory in all public and private sector establishments and agencies. “Some of the personnel must be trained on providing first aid in cases of emergency,” MP Jamal Saleh, an orthopedic surgeon by formation, said. “At least one employee in every establishment, agency or company...
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Qatari women moving forward with more rights, expert says

December 22, 2011
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More than one third of Qatari women work outside their homes, an expert has said. “We have around 36 per cent of Qatari women who have a job,” Dr Rachel Hajar, senior consultant cardiologist and director of Non-Invasive Cardiology at Hamad Medical Corporation’s Heart Hospital, told a forum on the status of Qatari women...
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Six women among 109 Kuwait parliament candidates as registration starts

December 22, 2011
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Six women were among the 109 candidates who submitted their papers to run in Kuwait’s parliamentary elections on the first day of the application process. Under the country’s elections laws, parliament hopefuls have ten days to sign up their names for the elections in which around 400,000 eligible voters will cast their ballots on...
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The time has come for a GCC union, analysts say

December 22, 2011
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Arab citizens of GCC states have welcomed Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz’s proposal for a Gulf Union, which he announced on Monday. “The union has become a necessity in these fast-changing conditions,” said a former Bahraini editor Fareed Hassan.
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Kuwait Emir receives former Iran detainees

December 22, 2011
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The Emir of Kuwait Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah on Wednesday received the two Kuwaiti nationals who were detained for 36 days by Iran. The two ex-captives expressed their appreciation to the Emir for the efforts to secure their release after Tehran initially said they were involved in spying activities before...
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Bahrain commission moves to reinstate students, private sector employees

December 22, 2011
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A commission tasked with overseeing the implementations of a report by an international fact-finding commission said that it was working on the reinstatement of students and private sector employees. “Serious steps will be taken soon to reinstate dismissed students and employees in the private sector,” said Ali Saleh Al Saleh, the head of the...
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Singapore students gain insights in Gulf culture

December 22, 2011
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A delegation of outstanding students from a Singapore university is visiting Qatar to gain new insights in the Gulf and Islamic culture. Thirty-two students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) of Singapore are also set to engage with top Qatari students on topics of sustainable development at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development...
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World’s largest solar boat docks in Doha

December 22, 2011
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World’s largest solar boat docks in Doha

The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar-powered vessel, was warmly welcomed in Doha where it has docked as part of a round-the-world voyage that started in Monaco in September last year. 
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Bahrain to reinstate sacked public sector employees

December 22, 2011
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Bahrain is to reinstate within 10 days all public sector employees who were sacked over charges related to the incidents that hit the country in February and March. All government authorities under the umbrella of the Civil Service Bureau must reinstate on January 1, 2012 the employees who were dismissed through disciplinary decisions, Shaikh...
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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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