Archive for September, 2012

Palestine to re-open embassy in Kuwait 22 years after it was shut down

September 21, 2012
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The Palestinian embassy to Kuwait will be re-opened next month, 22 years after it was shut down. Rami Tahboob was appointed ambassador and he will present his credentials to the Kuwaiti government in October, Riyadh Al Maliki, the Palestinian foreign minister told news agency Wafa.
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Second grade student seriously hurt after falling from school roof

September 21, 2012
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Second grade student seriously hurt after falling from school roof

A seven-year-old student was seriously injured when he fell from the roof of a three-floor private school. Mansoor Mohammad Tawfeeq, a grade two student, was reportedly with three friends when he fell on the playground concrete. He was transferred to a local hospital and was said to be suffering from pelvic, leg, thigh, hand...
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Access to anti-Islam video blocked

September 21, 2012
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Riyadh has blocked access to the highly controversial video upon orders from King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, the official news agency reported. Officials from the Communications and Information Technology Commission said that all providers have been urged to comply with the order and that it expected You Tube to remove it to prevent people...
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OIC seeks unified global response to anti-Islam video

September 21, 2012
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OIC seeks unified global response to anti-Islam video

The issue of the anti-Islam film will be taken UP by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) foreign ministers in New York City next week, the secretary general has said. “The efforts exerted in the last few days by the OIC have resulted in giving the disgusting blasphemous film the top priority on the...
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Public sector employees get extended weekend for Saudi National Day

September 21, 2012
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A decision to give Saudi Arabia’s students and public sector employees two days off to mark the National Day does not extend to the private sector, the labour ministry spokesman has said. “The National Day break for private sector employees will be on Sunday only,” Hattab Bin Saleh Al Anzi, the labour spokesman, said....
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Saudi women allowed GCC travel on smart IDs

September 21, 2012
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Saudi women can now travel within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) using their smart identity cards without an exit letter or a passport, a senior official has said. The decision gives women a travel privilege that was previously confined to men.
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Whatsapp chat leads to Saudi couple divorce

September 21, 2012
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Whatsapp chat leads to Saudi couple divorce

A Saudi woman has filed for divorce after she discovered that her husband was a social networking chat addict with numerous women. Surfing through her husband’s mobile phone, Maha, an IT teacher, stumbled upon several conversations he had while using Whatsapp, a chatting programme on smartphones and tablet computers.
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Qatar research fund invites grants submissions

September 21, 2012
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Qatar research fund invites grants submissions

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has launched the sixth grant application process for its competitive project funding initiative, the National Priorities Research Programme (NPRP).
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Bahrain recruits 500 community police officers

September 21, 2012
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Bahrain’s interior ministry has taken steps to hire 500 community policemen and policewomen in a move that will implement a more human rights approach in its police department. Lieutenant General Shaikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the interior minister, said that he signed the final documents to hire 500 police recruits who will begin...
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Saudi man arrested, accused of blasphemy

September 21, 2012
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A Saudi man is being held on charges of blasphemy after he insisted that he was the highest lord. The man, a section head in a shopping mall in Jeddah, was reported to the police by eight employees after he repeatedly told them that he was the highest lord and that they had to...
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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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