Archive for June, 2012

Kuwaiti activist laid to rest amid tributes

June 30, 2012
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Kuwaiti activist laid to rest amid tributes

One of Kuwait’s most prominent political and parliamentary activists was laid to rest on Sunday amid tributes, eulogies and tears. Hundreds of Kuwaitis gathered at the Sulaibikhiya Mosque to take part in prayers and attend the funeral of Jasem Al Qitami, 83, who died on Friday at the Amiri Hospital.
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Prophet Mohammad’s Mosque in Medina to boost capacity

June 30, 2012
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Up to 1.6 million people can worship together at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah under a new plan to expand its capacity. King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz has already approved the expansion plan, Ebrahim Al Assaf, the finance minister, has told the Saudi News Agency. “The new expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque is part...
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Kuwaitis praise call to treat domestic helpers fairly

June 30, 2012
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A Kuwaiti who had a sticker stating that the back (boot) of large vehicles should be used for luggage and not for domestic helpers has been praised. “You are absolutely right,” Mohammad, a blogger, said. ”Unfortunately, many people ill-treat domestic helpers, humiliate them and do not respect their dignity. At the very least, they...
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Kuwaiti ex-lawmaker Al Qitami dead

June 30, 2012
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Former Kuwaiti lawmaker Jasem Al Qitami died on Friday after his health deteriorated at the hospital where he was receiving treatment. He was 83. Known for his human rights activism, Al Qitami was a founding member and first president of Kuwait’s human rights society.
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Bahrain girl faces legal action for trying to take exam for sister

June 30, 2012
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A Bahraini woman has been referred to the public prosecution after she was allegedly caught attempting to fraudulently take a final exam on behalf of her sister. The education ministry said that the suspect allegedly passed herself off as her sister, a student at a school for girls in Sitra, 13km south of the...
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Gulf nationals get in shape as travel season starts and non-traditional clothes are needed

June 30, 2012
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The travel season is here! For Abdullah Ahmad, the sight of dozens of men and women in Bahrain jogging by the palace in Manama or on health walks Isa Town and A’ali, 15 kilometres to the south, is an outstanding indication that people who plan to travel to Europe or North America or even...
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Bahrain MPs on collision course over diplomats’ role

June 30, 2012
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Two Islamist blocs in Bahrain’s parliament have upped the pressure on the foreign ministry to seek the replacement of Thomas Krajeski, the US ambassador in Manama. Al Asala, the exclusive expression of Salafism, and the Islamic Menbar, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, also required the foreign minister to declare Michael Posner, US Assistant...
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Bahrain says major terror plot foiled

June 30, 2012
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Bahrain’s security chief said that a major terror plot has been foiled with the discovery of bomb-making workshops. “We have seized five tonnes of explosive materials and 110 litres of chemicals after raiding buildings used as bomb factories,” Major General Tariq Al Hassan, Public Security chief, said.
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Ten Saudis sentenced on terror-link charges

June 27, 2012
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A Saudi Arabia court has sentenced 10 Saudis suspected of plotting to attack US targets in Kuwait to a total of 80 years in prison. The defendants, reportedly members of the Al Khafji terror cell, were also charged with planning to attack vital installations belonging to Saudi Aramco, funding terror, going to violence-hit regions,...
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Bahrain policemen face murder charges

June 27, 2012
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Three Bahrain policemen initially accused of manslaughter are now facing murder charges in the deaths of three protestors during last year’s unrest. The high criminal court was scheduled to issue its verdicts in the cases this week, but upon further investigation decided to raise the charges against the policemen who include one police lieutenant....
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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
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  • 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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