Archive for April 27th, 2012

Kuwait lawmakers campaign against Twitter abuse

April 27, 2012
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Islamists in Kuwait, stepping up pressure in their battle to have social networks monitored, have called for a massive rally on Sunday. The call was reportedly prompted by the posting of a new message on Twitter targeting Aisha, the wife of Prophet Mohammad .
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Bahrain by-election to be held on June 16

April 27, 2012
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The by-election to vote in a replacement for a former lawmaker will be held on June 16, the justice minister has said. Ganem Al Buainain was on Monday appointed state minister for foreign affairs and on Tuesday, the lower chamber Speaker declared his seat formally vacant and requested the justice minister to launch the...
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GCC advisory summit to discuss experts’ report on confederation

April 27, 2012
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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) advisory summit next month will limit its discussion on the proposed confederation to a report by experts from the six member states. “There will be no discussion of another matter,” Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s foreign minister, has said.
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Qatar university to celebrate first journalism graduation

April 27, 2012
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Northwestern University in Qatar is set to graduate its first journalism and communication class on May 9 amid a host of events for students, parents, international guests and visitors. In the graduation ceremony, 36 students will receive Bachelor of Science degrees in journalism or communication, awarded by Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and School...
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Amendments to Bahrain’s constitution to be presented next week

April 27, 2012
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Bahrain’s upper chamber has endorsed a series of amendments to the constitution that “will contribute to increasing popular participation and enhancing the role of parliament in making decisions and enacting laws.” The amendments were approved by the lower chamber earlier this month and the upper chamber’s endorsement on Wednesday means that they will be...
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Bahrain education ministry reports 67th attack on school

April 27, 2012
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A high school for girls in the central town of Jid Hafs in Bahrain became the 67th learning institution to come under attack since the start of the academic year in September. “A fire was started near a store in the school, but it was brought under control before it could spread,” the education...
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Kuwait hikes fines for harming environment

April 27, 2012
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Kuwait has reiterated its warning to people to limit their barbecues to allocated areas, saying that violators will be forced to pay KD1,000 fines.
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Master works, new music at Qatar Philharmonic concert

April 27, 2012
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The Qatar Philharmonic is set to perform music by Franz Josef Haydn, Claude Debussy, Richard Wagner and jazz bassist-composer Peter Herbert. Haydn’s London Symphony No. 104 in D Major and Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun headline the concert to be conducted by music director Michalis Economou on Saturday.
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Lawmaker files motion to grill Kuwaiti interior minister

April 27, 2012
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A Kuwaiti lawmaker has filed a motion to grill the interior minister on alleged abuses by his ministry. MP Mohammad Juwaihel’s grilling is based on five main issues that include the failure to take the appropriate action against those who forged documents in their citizenship applications and the non-application of the law on those...
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Tunisia to exempt GCC citizens from visas

April 27, 2012
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Tunisia has exempted all Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens from applying for visas when they visit the North African country, its president has said. In an interview with Kuwait Television and Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) at the end of an official visit to Kuwait, Moncef Marzouki said that he had informed the Emir about...
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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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