Archive for April 18th, 2012

Bahrain lawmakers push for reciprocal visa treatment

April 18, 2012
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Bahraini lawmakers are pushing for reciprocal treatment on the issuance of visas. “Bahrainis are finding it extremely difficult to obtain visas to visit some countries, while their nationals are given preferential treatment here,” MP Ahamd Al Saati said. It is only logical that we apply the reciprocal treatment for the sake of our people,”...
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Earth Day to celebrate Qatar sustainability ideas

April 18, 2012
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The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development  will host the Qatar Environmental Education Fair to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. “For the first time, a wide array of stakeholders, who are working on all kinds of diverse projects related to sustainability, will be able to gather in one place to showcase...
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Spy network wants to undermine Kuwait security: MP

April 18, 2012
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An espionage network is working on bringing down the political regime in Kuwait, a Kuwaiti lawmaker has claimed. MP Abdullah Al Tariji said that he received “explosive information” that the spy ring working on changing the regime was linked with similar networks in Bahrain and other Gulf countries, Kuwaiti media reported on Wednesday.
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Kuwait releases Syrian suspects in embassy attack

April 18, 2012
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Kuwait has released Syrians arrested for storming their embassy building in protest against the political regime in Damascus. The nine Syrians have denied any wrongdoing. Some claimed that the embassy door was open and that they just walked in, denying that they charged the building, Kuwaiti Arabic daily Al Rai reported on Wednesday.
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Bahrain urges Britain to protect embassy

April 18, 2012
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Bahrain’s foreign ministry has urged the British government to protect its embassy after two people climbed onto its roof through a neighbouring building.
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Environmental catastrophe feared as millions of tyres burn

April 18, 2012
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Kuwaiti lawmakers are likely to hold a special session to discuss a fire that has been raging in Al Jahra in north west of Kuwait City, fuelled by around five million used tyres. The parliamentary debates will focus on the fire and on its consequences on the environment as well as on the government’s...
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Saudi Arabia considers extending two-day weekend for private sector

April 18, 2012
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Saudi Arabia is considering the reduction of the work week for employees and workers in the private sector. Under the proposal, the employees will have two days off instead of the one-day rest they currently have.
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Loghati to provide easy access to Arab culture

April 18, 2012
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Shaikha Moza Bint Nasser Al Misned, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has called for revitalising Arabic as a language to ensure it is not marginalised. “One of the great challenges in the Arab world is the Arabic language,” she said. “The Arabic language is poetic, but it risks...
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Don’t allow politics to win over sports: Bahrain Crown Prince

April 18, 2012
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Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa called for making Bahrain, and not political groups, the winner in next weekend’s Formula One race. “This race is more than just an international sports event and must not be exploited to serve any political goal, which may be detrimental to this great global gathering,” Prince Salman...
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Syrian suspected of killing father and brother arrested in Kuwait

April 18, 2012
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A Syrian national was arrested in Kuwait two weeks after he killed his father and brother and critically wounded his mother, sister and another brother. Majed Taha Abazaid shot his family members in Daraa, a town in southwestern Syria, on April 3 before fleeing the next day to Kuwait where he took up a...
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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
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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