Archive for January 29th, 2012

Saudi Mufti, Pope urge caution in using social media

January 29, 2012
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Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti and Pope Benedict XVI have urged people to “exercise proper discernment in the face of the surcharge of stimuli and data” that they receive on the Internet. In Riyadh, Shaikh Abdul Aziz Al Shaikh said people could not have the social networking website Twitter as the source of their knowledge...
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Phone blackmailer arrested over photographs

January 29, 2012
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Kuwaiti police have arrested an expatriate for blackmailing a young woman after he retrieved private pictures she had deleted from her iphone and threatened to post them on the Web if she did not give him 500 Kuwaiti dinars ($1,800). Local Arabic daily Al Rai reported that the woman had deleted all pictures and private information...
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Bahrain’s interior minister calls for tough penalties for police attackers

January 29, 2012
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Bahrain’s interior minister has called for the promulgation of tough laws to help end attacks on policemen. “The mission of the police is to protect lives and maintain security and public order and we are confident they are up to their duties at all times and places,” Shaikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa said.
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Indian singer Deepali Joshi dies in Kuwait accident

January 29, 2012
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Indian singer Deepali Joshi dies in Kuwait accident

Indian singer Deepali Joshi Shah died in a road accident in Kuwait on her way from the airport to the hotel, local media reported. The renowned singer arrived in Kuwait for a show on Saturday organised by an exchange Company in cooperation with the Indian embassy to present a ‘Patriotic Song Only’ music programme’...
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Vandals attack 26th Bahrain school this academic year

January 29, 2012
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A girls’ middle school was targeted in a new attack on learning institutions in Bahrain. An education ministry statement said that “outlaws set out a fire near the fence of Aisha school”.
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Parliament panel to assess future of Gulf Air

January 29, 2012
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A Bahraini parliamentary ad-hoc committee will look into the state of Gulf Air, the national carrier, following a sharp drop in passenger numbers. Parliament sources said that the committee will study the company’s performance and plans in the context of regional and international developments.
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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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