Archive for December 26th, 2011

Appeals court upholds five life sentences, commutes two

December 26, 2011
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Bahrain’s court of appeals on Sunday upheld life sentences against five defendants in the murder case of a Pakistani man. The court however commuted two life-in-prison verdicts to 15 years in jail each. The seven men were sentenced to life in prison by the High Criminal Court in July 2010 in a case that...
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Foreign observers to help monitor Kuwait elections

December 26, 2011
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Foreign observers will be allowed to monitor the elections in Kuwait, the head of the Kuwait Transparency Society has reportedly said. “We have presented a request to have local and foreign observers for the elections and the Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad has approved it,” Salah Al Ghazali said. “The Emir was supportive of...
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Bahrain to drop charges against 334 people

December 26, 2011
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Bahrain is dropping charges against 334 people who were detained for offences linked to freedom of speech and expression. The decision by the public prosecution applies to 43 cases and is part of the ongoing assessment of the National Safety procedures and the review of the legality of charges leveled against the accused, said...
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Qatar students stage Arab Awakening plays

December 26, 2011
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Stories of gender relations and the struggle between traditional parents and their Westernized children have been taken to the stage by six young screenwriters and five acting students at Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) under the theme “Arab Awakenings.” The students produced six original short plays in a “Collaboration Class” co-taught by Ann Woodworth...
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Focus will be on development, Kuwait candidates say

December 26, 2011
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Ten more people joined the group of candidates in the Kuwaiti parliamentary elections on the third day of the registration process, taking up the total number to 166. However, none of the new hopefuls was a woman, keeping the number of women seeking seats in the 50-member parliament to eight.
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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