Archive for January 22nd, 2013

Bahrain hails GCC security pact as bulwark

January 22, 2013
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Bahrain’s interior minister said that Bahrain was able to ward off threats to the security of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as a whole thanks to support from its member countries.
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Bahrain keen on resuming talks to end political deadlock

January 22, 2013
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Bahrain’s parliament on Tuesday welcomed the call by King Hamad to continue dialogue between all political components as a laudable effort to end the political deadlock gripping the nation. “The dialogue will be beneficial for the present and future of the country and will boost stability and security,” the parliament Speaker Khalifa Al Dhahrani...
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Saudi moral police deny giving youth a dressing down

January 22, 2013
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Saudi moral police deny giving youth a dressing down

Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has denied reports of a ban to counter the trend of young men frequenting shopping malls in their undershirts and long pyjamas. “The commission has not issued any statement about this matter and violations in general are addressed according to the existing...
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Police quiz woman for driving family car

January 22, 2013
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A Saudi woman was questioned by the police for driving a car near the city of Madinah in western Saudi Arabia. The police set up a check-point after they received a report that a woman was seen driving on the Hijra Highway on Monday afternoon, local Arabic daily Al Madina reported on Tuesday.
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Bahrain MP urges cancellation of citizens’ contribution to unemployment fund

January 22, 2013
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A Bahraini lawmaker has asked the Shura Council, the upper chamber in the bicameral parliament, to endorse a lower chamber draft to cancel an unemployment insurance levy. The 1 per cent levy on salaries was imposed to finance a national fund set up to help people without jobs. However, the lower chamber said that...
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Saudi private schools warned not to increase fees

January 22, 2013
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Private schools in Saudi Arabia have been warned that they would be shut down if they increased fees without the education ministry’s approval. Under a new set of rules, the ministry will support the increase only when the school presents a proven record of high scores in the official annual assessment of school qualifications,...
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Kuwaiti MPs push for controversial ‘natives’ electoral law

January 22, 2013
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Five Kuwaiti lawmakers have waded into controversy after they submitted a draft for an electoral law amendment which proposes new patrilinear conditions for candidates contesting parliamentary elections. According to Kuwaiti media the draft’s gist is that only “native Kuwaitis, descendants of fathers who settled in Kuwait before 1920, be allowed to contest in parliamentary...
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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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