Archive for January 11th, 2012

Policemen’s trial put off to January 30

January 11, 2012
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A Bahraini court on Wednesday postponed the trial of five policemen in a torture-linked death case to January 30 to appoint lawyers. The five policemen are being tried for their alleged role in the death of two detainees. Two were charged with causing their death while the other three were detained after they failed...
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Saudi Arabia restaurant offers free meals to the needy

January 11, 2012
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A restaurant in Saudi Arabia has started offering free meals to the poor and the needy without conditions. “The restaurant is open to the needy and passers-by who cannot afford to buy food,” the owner, who refused to give his name said, Saudi Arabic daily Okaz reported on Wednesday.
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Astrology books are bestsellers in Bahrain

January 11, 2012
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Astrology books have topped the list of bestsellers in Bahrain over the last week of December and first week of the new year. “The rush to buy astrology books is amazing,” a bookseller in the trendy Seef Mall shopping complex said. “Even though they are not usually cheap, they have been exceptionally popular and...
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Kuwait bars 14 candidates from running in elections

January 11, 2012
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Kuwait has barred 14 parliament candidates from running in the elections after an ad-hoc committee disqualified them. Three more candidates could be eliminated from the highly-anticipated race to the 50-seat parliament on February 2 when around 400,000 Kuwaitis are scheduled to cast their ballots.
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Cuba opens hospital in Qatar

January 11, 2012
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A Cuban hospital started its operations in Qatar after it was formally opened by the Emir Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani and Cuban Health Minister Roberto Morales. Qatari and Cuban officials said that the hospital was a new recognition of the special and distinguished partnerships between the two countries.
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Kuwait interior ministry rejects inaction allegations

January 11, 2012
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Kuwait’s interior ministry has rejected attempts by parliament candidates to gain popular support by distorting the reputation of security agencies and doubting their seriousness and honesty. “We urge all people to assume their national responsibilities and distance themselves from unfair and subjective self-promoting statements,” the ministry said in a statement. “The allegations made by...
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Kuwaitis injured in Syria attack

January 11, 2012
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Two Kuwaiti military officers have been slightly wounded in an attack by protesters on a team of the Arab League observers in Syria, the Kuwaiti army said on Tuesday.
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Jobless Tunisian dies after setting himself on fire

January 11, 2012
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A Tunisian who set himself ablaze after he was denied the opportunity to meet three ministers who were visiting a town in south west Tunisia has died. Ammar Garsallah, 48, had been in hospital since Thursday afternoon after he took part in a sit-in by a group of unemployed to call for jobs and better...
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Thai princess lauds Qatar Foundation education drive

January 11, 2012
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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand said that she was so impressed with the work of Qatar Foundation that she planned to send colleagues to the foundation for education, science and community development in Doha. “Qatar Foundation is doing a wonderful job in education, science and community development, so I wanted to see what...
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Qatari high school student falls from class window

January 11, 2012
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A Qatar high school student who fell from the second floor window of his classroom is recovering at home. Grade 11 Mohammad was trying to move from one window to the next while playing with classmates when he fell onto the ground.
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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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