Bahrain king appoints three ministers of state

April 23, 2012

King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa on Monday appointed three sitting Members of Parliament as ministers of state. The three make their debut in the cabinet.

Ganem Al Buainain, a sitting lawmaker in the lower chamber of the bicameral parliament, was appointed state minister for foreign affairs, a post that has been vacant for months, while Salah Ali, a member of the Shura Council, the upper chamber, was named state minister for human rights affairs.

Sameera Rajab, a member of the Shura Council, became the third woman to enter the Bahraini government after she was named state minister for information affairs.

Fatima Al Beloushi, the social development and human rights minister, and Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammad Al Khalifa, the culture minister, are the other two women with portfolios in the government.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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