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Kuwaiti kidnapped in Lebanon

August 25, 2012
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Kuwaiti kidnapped in Lebanon

A Kuwaiti national was kidnapped on Saturday in Eastern Lebanon and was reportedly taken to the Baalbek area, reports in Kuwait and Lebanon said. Esam Al Hooty, 52, was near the house he was renting in Hosh Al Gahanam in the Bekaa Valley when he was forced by his abductors to get in a...
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Dubai, Turkey top destinations for Bahrainis

August 25, 2012
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Dubai and Turkey were the top destination for Bahrainis this summer, travel agents have said. Dubai remained a favourite travel destination in the region for short trips despite competition from other Gulf capitals while Turkey in general, and Istanbul in particular, was favoured by travellers looking for longer stays.
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Police adviser’s resignation report denied

August 25, 2012
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Bahrain has denied reports that a British senior police adviser recruited to ensure its procedures meet international human rights standards has resigned. “Recent reports concerning the resignation of John Yates are incorrect,” a statement released by the Information Affairs Authority (IAA) said. “Yates’ initial six-month contract concluded on July 20 this year. However, he...
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Political books top Bahrain’s best-selling list

August 25, 2012
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Political and current events books are inexorably regaining the top of the list of best-selling books in Bahrain. “During Ramadan, it was mainly religious books and books on cooking that topped the list,” Taj-u-Deen, a bookseller in Manama, said. “But now, the books that are coveted by readers over the last four days focus...
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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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