Archive for January 3rd, 2012

Iran’s Kuwait ambassador to run for parliamentary elections

January 3, 2012
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Iran’s ambassador to Kuwait will be running in his country’s parliament elections in March, a Kuwaiti daily reported. According to Al Anba newspaper, Rouhullah Qahremani Chabok will seek to represent Rasht, the capital of Gilan Province and the largest city on Iran’s Caspian Sea coast, where he was the top administrator before his appointment...
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Justice sought for Qatar girl injured in picnic

January 3, 2012
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A Qatar high school supervisor has been suspended for four days pending an investigation of a picnic trip accident in which a Qatari student fractured her skull and suffered a brain haemorrhage. The girl–who is battling for her life at a hospital in Doha– was among a group of five students who were taken...
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Qatar PM sues editors over controversial report

January 3, 2012
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Qatar’s prime minister is suing four Kuwaitis, including two editors-in-chief, for libel over claims he gave 200 million riyals ($54,832,100) to a former opposition lawmaker, the Al Aan news portal has reported. Shaikh Hamad Bin Jassem Al Thani is taking legal action against ex-MP Saadoon Hamad, Shaikh Sabah Al Mohammad, the editor-in-chief of Al Shahed newspaper, Shaikh...
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Kuwait denies funding Egyptian Salafi group

January 3, 2012
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uwait’s ambassador in Cairo has denied a report commissioned by Egypt’s justice ministry report that a Kuwaiti society has donated funds to a local Salafi group. “The report that Kuwait’s Islamic Heritage Revival Association has donated 114,493,643 Egyptian pounds ($18,895,100) to Ansar Al Sunna Al Mohammadia , is...
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Bahrain to review National Security Courts’ sentences not subject to appeal

January 3, 2012
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Bahrain is to set up a panel of civil court judges, who will review the convictions and sentences issued by the National Security Courts and that are not subject to appeal. Shaikh Khalifa Bin Rashid Al Khalifa, President of the Court of Cassation and Vice President of the Supreme Judicial Council, said the decision aims...
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National Commission chief withdraws resignation

January 3, 2012
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The head of the National Commission who offered his resignation on Saturday over attacks on his integrity said that he would remain in his position. Ali Saleh Al Saleh attributed his new decision to the fact that he respected the wishes of King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa to remain as head of the...
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Pending legal cases may dent Kuwait candidates’ hopes

January 3, 2012
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More than two thirds of the candidates in Kuwait’s parliament elections have legal cases pending against them, a local daily has reported. According to An-Nahar, the justice ministry has submitted a list of 270 candidates who have to settle legal cases before their candidacies to run in the elections scheduled for February 2 are formally...
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Bahrain National Commission chief’s resignation a setback

January 3, 2012
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An opposition figure has called for rejecting the resignation submitted by the head of the National Commission over perceived attacks on his integrity. Ali Saleh Al Saleh on Saturday wrote a public letter to King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa requesting to be relieved as head of the commission set up to oversee the...
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Chief of Bahrain commission quits

January 3, 2012
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The head of the National Commission set up by King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa to supervise the implementation of the recommendations by an international fact-finding commission on the incidents that hit Bahrain has resigned. “I am no longer able to assume the important responsibility of heading the National Commission and I request Your...
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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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