Archive for January 16th, 2012

Kuwait minister blames foreigners for protests by the stateless

January 16, 2012
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Kuwait’s interior and defence minister has charged that three people were behind the protests by the stateless Arabs (bidouns) in Kuwait City. “The Bidouns who took part in the protests were not eligible to get the Kuwaiti nationality,” Shaikh Ahmad Al Humoud said. “They were deceived by three people, one Iraqi living in Iraq, another...
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Qatar launches probe into slow rescue claims

January 16, 2012
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Health authorities in Qatar have launched an investigation into the aftermath of a tragic accident that claimed the lives of a mother and her two daughters.
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23 attacks on Bahrain schools in one semester

January 16, 2012
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A new attack on an elementary school in Bahrain has taken the toll to 23 this semester, the education ministry has said. “An incendiary device was hurled at Toobli elementary school while students were inside,” the ministry said. No injuries were reported, but the security authorities were alerted about the incident.
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24 women among 344 candidates in Kuwait poll race

January 16, 2012
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The number of Kuwaitis in the elections race for the parliament is now 344 after one more candidate pulled out on Sunday. Abdullah Omar Al Utaibi who had signed up to run in the Fifth constituency said that he was withdrawing from the elections to form a new parliament next month.
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Boost for digital culture as eGovernment award launched

January 16, 2012
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Bahrain’s eGovernment Excellence Award 2012 aiming at enhancing the digital culture and increasing the number of beneficiaries of technological applications, both locally and globally, has been launched. “Nomination is open to all innovative participants – individuals, government and private sectors and NGO’s in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field,” Mohammad Al Qaed, eGovernment...
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Barred former lawmaker challenges decision

January 16, 2012
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The lawyers of a former Kuwaiti lawmaker who was last week barred from seeking a new term said on Sunday that they had challenged the decision. “We have filed a case against the decision by the interior ministry against our client,” Al Hameedi Al Sabeei, the lawyer for ex-MP Faisal Al Mislim, said. “The...
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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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