Archive for May 29th, 2012

Quizzing motion filed against Kuwait social affairs minister for alleged mismanagement

May 29, 2012
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A Kuwaiti lawmaker on Tuesday filed a motion to grill the minister of social affairs and labour over alleged violation of the law and mismanagement. It is the fifth such move since the parliament was elected and the government was formed in February. In filing the motion, MP Al Saifi Mubarak Al Saifi, said...
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Qatar mourns mall fire victims

May 29, 2012
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The prayers for two civil defence servicemen who died during the blaze at Doha’s Villagio Mall will be held on Tuesday afternoon, the Qatari interior ministry has said. “The prayers for the fire martyrs will be at the Abu Hamour cemetery following the Asr (afternoon) prayers. From God we came, and unto God we...
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Qatar’s traditional media outperformed by online media

May 29, 2012
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Qatar’s television and radio performance during and after the tragedy that struck the nation on Monday has been highly criticized by bloggers, local media have reported. A blaze at a nursery within the Villagio mall caused the death of 19 people, including 13 children. Four teachers who were trapped along the children in the...
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Qatar reels under shock of worst tragedy in modern times

May 29, 2012
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Qatar was on Tuesday reeling under the shock of its worst tragedy in modern times after 19 people, including 13 children, were killed in a blaze at an ultra-modern shopping mall in the capital, Doha. Messages of condolences and sympathy have flooded the social networks as Qataris and expatriates have been offering prayers for...
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Deadly Qatar mall blaze started at nursery, minister says

May 29, 2012
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A fire that engulfed Doha’s main shopping centre started at a nursery, State Minister for Interior, Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani told reporters, adding that an investigation on the source of the blaze was underway.
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Nineteen, including 13 children, killed in fire at Qatar’s Villagio Mall

May 29, 2012
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A raging fire in Doha’s Villagio Mall on Monday killed 19 people, including 13 children, four women teachers and two civil defence personnel, according to Qatar’s interior ministry. The fire in Doha’s main shopping centre broke out at 11.30am (0800 GMT), the ministry said. It quoted Minister of State for Interior Affairs Abdullah Bin...
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Court to issue verdict on Kuwaiti blogger on June 4

May 29, 2012
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A Kuwait blogger on trial for allegedly abusing Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) will know his fate on June 4, a court ruled on Monday. According to the case papers, Hamad Al Naqi, between February 5 and March 27, posted comments and tweets that insulted Prophet Mohammad, his companions Abu Baker, the first Caliph, and Othman,...
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‘Gandhi’s Three Monkeys’ installed at Qatar cultural village

May 29, 2012
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‘Gandhi’s Three Monkeys’ installed at Qatar cultural village

Three new sculptures by Indian artist Subodh Gupta have been recently at Katara, the Cultural Village. “Gandhi’s Three Monkeys”, 2008, made from bronze, steel, and old utensils refer to India’s hero of peace, Mahatma Ghandi. They are portrayed as three heads in military headgear. Using worn brass domestic utensils, the forms of a soldier’s...
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Shock in Bahrain, Bangladesh as probe into tragedy launched

May 29, 2012
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Bahrain was on Monday still reeling from the death of 10 Bangladeshis in their sleep from carbon monoxide poisoning. The ten died early on Sunday after a fire broke out in their unregistered accommodation in East Rifaa, 20 kilometres south of the capital, Manama. The fire is thought to have been sparked by a short circuit...
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Ten Bangladeshis die in Bahrain dawn blaze

May 29, 2012
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 Ten expatriates died on Sunday morning of smoke inhalation related to a fire in their home, a civil defence official said. A fire broke out at the old house in East Riffa, 20 kilometres south of the capital Manama, and the civil defence, alerted at 4.24 am, rushed to the scene, the official said.
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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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