Archive for August 10th, 2012

Eid expected to start on August 19

August 10, 2012
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The first day of Eid marking the end of Ramadan will be on Sunday, August 19, a Bahraini astronomer has said. “We are most likely to have a 30-day Ramadan as there can be no eyewitnesses to report the sighting of the new moon on Friday,” Waheed Eisa Al Nasser, the deputy chairman of...
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Bahrain fund to support young film-makers set up

August 10, 2012
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A special fund has been established to help young film-makers enhance their skills and realise their ambitions. The initiative by the Ministry of Culture will boost the burgeoning local industry and investments in local cultural infrastructure, officials said.
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Kuwait not to attend Iran forum on Syria

August 10, 2012
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Kuwait will not take part in the forum to be hosted by Iran on the developments in Syria. There is no need for a conference that is counter to the international community and the Arab League, a Kuwaiti official said. “We have informed the Iranians officially about not attending the conference,” Khalid Al Jarallah,...
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Shaikha Moza registers as organ donor

August 10, 2012
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Shaikha Moza registers as organ donor

Shaikha Moza Bint Nasser, the wife of Qatar’s Emir, has registered as an organ donor. “The Qatar Organ Donation Centre is dedicated to the promotion of organ donations and the maintaining of a national donor register,” Shaikha Moza said. “Our aim in Qatar is to become self-sufficient as a country and every single one...
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Kuwait refutes terrorist funding allegation

August 10, 2012
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A Kuwaiti official said that there was no evidence that any local association or charity group was collecting funds to send them to terrorist organisations. “We have not received any note from the foreign ministry about the existence of an association giving funds collected locally to a terrorist group,” Bader Al Awadhi, the head...
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Lebanese star reported for smoking in Ramadan

August 10, 2012
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A Lebanese star has been asked by the Algerian police to show reverence to Ramadan and Muslims and refrain from smoking. Famous singer Yara, a Christian, was being driven from Setif, east of the capital Algiers, to Constantine, also in the east, when she took out a cigarette.
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Fish demand, limited offer hike prices in Ramadan

August 10, 2012
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The heatwave sweeping across the region and Ramadan culinary traditions have dramatically pushed up the price of fish in the island kingdom of Bahrain. “The soaring temperatures in the middle of the summer and the reduction of the number of fishing trips have had their impact on the prices,” Nasser Al Sitrawi, a fish...
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15 Bahrain policemen charged with prisoner mistreatment

August 10, 2012
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The head of Bahrain’s Public Prosecution’s Special Investigation Unit said that 15 policemen have been charged with mistreatment of prisoners. The charges followed a Public Prosecution investigation into claims made by 15 medics working at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), Bahrain’s largest hospital, in a case relating to last year’s unrest, Nawaf Abdullah Hamza said.
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Bahrain Crown Prince reiterates unity call

August 10, 2012
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Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa said that divergences over political issues was natural, but added that abuses could not be accepted. “It is common knowledge that political differences over political issues are a natural matter. However, abusing our morals, traditions, families and history is not acceptable and is not in line...
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Kuwait parliament hits new impasse

August 10, 2012
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Kuwait yesterday looked headed towards a new constitutional standoff after the reinstated 2009 parliament failed to convene for the second consecutive time. Speaker Jassem Al Khorafi cancelled the session for lack of quorum and said that he would not call for a new meeting of the parliament elected in 2009 and dissolved in 2011,...
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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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