Archive for January 19th, 2013

Candid and cheerful, Gulf women stand out in stadium crowds

January 19, 2013
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Candid and cheerful, Gulf women stand out in stadium crowds

                  “Wow! This is more intense than the dramas we watch on TV,” Maysa told her friend as the clock ticked away on the intensely contested Gulf Cup semi-final match between the UAE and Kuwait.
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Islamist society condemns French Mali support request

January 19, 2013
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An Islamist society in Bahrain has condemned a France request for support from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as French troops continued their assault against Islamist rebels in Mali and a hostage crisis is dragging several countries in the daunting situation.
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Women banned from working in Qatar boys’ schools

January 19, 2013
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An unexpected decision on ban women from working in boys’ schools in Qatar has left the establishments, teachers and staff struggling to readjust, according to a newspaper report. The decision by the education authorities called for the immediate transfer of all Qatari women from independent boys’ schools to girls’ schools and to the termination...
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Riyadh urges compliance with currency rules

January 19, 2013
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Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry has urged its citizens to comply with the rules on the amount of cash they are allowed to take into other countries. Every Saudi travelling to another country should be aware of the currency control rules applied there ahead of their travel to ensure full compliance with the law, the...
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Qatar editor ‘sacked’ after dispute with senior Kuwaiti sports figure

January 19, 2013
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Kuwaiti newspapers have attributed the appointment of a new editor-in-chief of the Qatari Arabic daily Al Watan to the sacking of the former chief in the wake of a bitter dispute with Kuwait’s high-profile sports figure Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah. Al Watan on Wednesday said that Mohammad Hamad Al Merri replaced Ahmad Al...
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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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