Archive for May 14th, 2012

Algerian party denies street protest claims

May 14, 2012
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Algeria’s Front for Justice and Development has distanced itself from claims that its leader has made a call for a Tunisia-style revolt over vote results. “The statements by Shaikh Abdallah Djaballah have been misinterpreted,” Lakhdhar Bin Khalaf, a senior member of the Islamist party, said.
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At least three GCC countries to announce intention to join Gulf union: Report

May 14, 2012
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At least three of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will likely announce their intention to join the expected Gulf union at the advisory summit on Monday, a Saudi pan-Arab daily reported. The leaders of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will meet for one day in the Saudi capital...
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Bahrain repatriates more than 4,000 illegal residents

May 14, 2012
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Bahrain repatriated more than 4,000 people in 2011 for staying illegally in the country, officials have said. The 4,219 figure, however, is well below the more than 9,000 expatriates repatriated in 2010 for not having the documents required to stay in Bahrain.
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Kuwait blogger ‘blasphemy’ trial set for May 21

May 14, 2012
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A Kuwaiti blogger held for allegedly posting abusive remarks against Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) will know about his fate next week. A court said that Hamad Naqi would be tried on May 21 on charges of denigrating Islam and insulting the Prophet, disseminating false and misleading claims and promoting a sect that aims to undermine...
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Kuwait warns against campaigning for Egypt’s presidential candidates

May 14, 2012
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Kuwait has pledged a zero-tolerance policy towards organising campaigns or using mosques to promote candidates in Egypt’s presidential elections. As the May 24 date for the first round of the historic elections approaches, several Egyptians living in Kuwait have used mosques to encourage their fellow citizens to vote for Mohammad Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood...
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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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