Archive for January, 2012

Kuwait seizes drugs smuggled inside ducks, pigeons

January 31, 2012
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An Egyptian expatriate was arrested for attempting to smuggle into Kuwait a cocktail of drugs that included hashish, opium, Bango – a type of marijuana – and narcotic tablets. According to the airport customs, the expatriate had hidden one kilo of hashish, two opium joints and 1,000 Tramadol tablets inside frozen ducks and pigeons...
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Ray of hope amid statements about national solution

January 31, 2012
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A ray of hope could be glowing in Bahrain after the crown prince, the parliament speaker and a prominent lawmaker referred in different statements to a national solution to the crisis that has hit Bahrain. On Monday, Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa expressed hope that Bahrainis “who have consistently succeeded in reaching national...
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Angry tribesmen torch Kuwait candidate’s tents

January 31, 2012
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Kuwait’s parliamentary election campaigns descended into violence after angry tribesmen torched the tents of a candidate who allegedly insulted the name of their tribe. Local reports said that thousands of men from Al Mutair tribe late on Monday converged on the headquarters of controversial candidate Mohammad Al Juwaihal in Adailiya, fought with his supporters...
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Prince Salman calls for national solution to crisis

January 31, 2012
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Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Monday expressed hope for a national solution to the crisis that has hit Bahrain, saying that Bahrainis have consistently succeeded in reaching national accords. Bahrain and all the civil society organisations that believe in the country as a stable and prosperous nation can together achieve the...
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Bahrain torture case trial postponed to February 26

January 31, 2012
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The trial of five security men on charges of torturing two people to death and not reporting the case to the competent authorities was on Monday postponed to February 26. Up to 15 lawyers showed up to defend them at the criminal court and argued that as securitymen they should be tried by a...
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Bahrain medics’ trial put off to February 27

January 31, 2012
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Bahrain’s Court of Appeals on Monday postponed the trial of 20 medical staff to February 27 to hear witnesses and form a neutral medical panel that will look into the allegations of the defendants they had been ill-treated.
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Bahrain exam results available online

January 31, 2012
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Bahrain public school students can check their exam results online, the education ministry said. The service is available on the webstie and through smart phones, allowing both students and parents to have easy access to the grades, Ahmad Al Hammad, the head of the ministry’s IT, has said.
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Bahrain lawmaker calls for Gulf confederation

January 31, 2012
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Bahrain should not wait for other member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and should proceed to form a confederation with Saudi Arabia as a first step towards a wider Gulf union, an influential Bahraini lawmaker has said. “Bahrain should make the first move towards the union that will be joined by the...
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Stranded Kuwaiti siblings recovering after Turkey snow rescue

January 31, 2012
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The three Kuwaiti siblings who were rescued in the Uludag ski resort near Bursa, Turkey, are recuperating in their hotel, Kuwait’s ambassador has said. Abdullah, Fatima and Ahmad, aged between 19 and 23, were saved by a Turkish gendarme rescue team after they lost their way as they were skiing in the fog and...
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Qatar forum to discuss sustainable strategies for student success

January 31, 2012
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An international student affairs conference will be held for the first time in Qatar this week. The Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) and the College Student Educators International (ACPA) Gulf Conference 2012 will be hosted by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) on February 1 and will discuss “Sustainable...
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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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