Archive for April 1st, 2012

Prosecution launches investigation into foot-kissing incident

April 1, 2012
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Bahrain’s public prosecution has launched an investigation into reports that a teacher had forced a private school student to kiss her foot. The probe of the emotionally-loaded case was ordered after the student’s father sued the teacher.
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New Kuwait scheme to regularise stateless Arabs’ status

April 1, 2012
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Bidoons (stateless Arabs) staying illegally in Kuwait can be granted five-year residence permits under a new scheme announced by authorities. A bidoon refers to a stateless resident of Kuwait who has been unable to become a citizen due to the strict 1959 nationality law.
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Police seek help to nab killers of young Bahraini

April 1, 2012
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Bahrain’s interior ministry has called for information that would lead to the people who shot and killed a 22-year-old Bahraini early on Saturday. “We have received a report at 2.30am that Ahmad Esmail Abdul Samad, 22, was taken to the International Hospital by four people,” Tarek Al Hassan, the head of the public security,...
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Man calls Kuwait police over nightmare

April 1, 2012
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A Kuwaiti had the scare of his life in a nightmare and called the police for help. The police received a call from a man who pleaded for help and shouted before he hanged up the telephone, a source told news site Al Aan.
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Kuwait foreign ministry condemns Iranian flag burning

April 1, 2012
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Kuwait’s foreign ministry has condemned the burning of the Iranian flag at a rally in Kuwait City, saying that it was an “irresponsible act.” “This is an irresponsible act by a deviant group that breaches laws and norms and seriously undermines distinguished relations between the State of Kuwait and its neighbor Iran,” a foreign...
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UK appoints new ambassador to Qatar

April 1, 2012
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Michael Angus O’Neill has been appointed UK’s new ambassador to Qatar, the foreign office said. He will take up his appointment in May and will succeed John Mark Hawkins who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment, the statement said.
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Kuwait Emir in first visit to Baghdad in 22 years

April 1, 2012
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Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad landed in Baghdad on Thursday morning in his first visit to Iraq in 22 years. The Emir is the only Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leader to head his country’s delegation to the 23rd Arab summit in the Iraqi capital.
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Police looking for cross-dressing beggar

April 1, 2012
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Police in Kuwait are looking for a young man for cross-dressing as a woman and begging in front of a mosque. The man was discovered when the woman’s abaya (coverall) fell off and a worshipper saw hair on the man’s leg as he was changing his sitting posture, Arab Times reported. The young man reportedly escaped...
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Kuwaiti man acquitted, released, after Porsche ‘swindle’

April 1, 2012
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A Kuwaiti man who has reportedly swindled a woman out of 35,000 Kuwaiti Dinars ($125,768) by promising to help her buy a car from Germany was allowed to go home after the court of appeals overturned an earlier sentence of two years in prison. According to local Arabic daily Al Shahed, the man had befriended...
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Kuwait PM refutes grilling motion as ‘unconstitutional’

April 1, 2012
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Kuwait’s parliament on Wednesday took no action on the grilling of the prime minister who argued that the quizzing was unconstitutional. Shaikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah told MP Saleh Ashour who filed the motion and the parliament that the grilling covered issues related to events that occurred during the terms of...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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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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