Archive for February, 2013

Minister stresses need to rise to dialogue objectives

February 19, 2013
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Minister stresses need to rise to dialogue objectives

  A Bahraini minister has urged all components of the society to rise to the challenge of the hour and remain engaged in a national dialogue to overcome divergences.
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Parliament session collapses amid shouting scenes

February 19, 2013
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The session of the Bahraini parliament was suspended on Tuesday when a vociferous argument between MPs erupted over the events that hit the country last week. MP Abdul Hakim Al Shammari, addressing Speaker Khalifa Al Dhahrani, wanted to understand why fellow MP Ali Al Shamotoot displayed a picture of the teenager who was killed...
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Art, concerts, poetry, seminars, lectures lined up for Bahrain Spring of Culture

February 19, 2013
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Art, concerts, poetry, seminars, lectures lined up for Bahrain Spring of Culture

                                  Bahrain’s culture minister has pledged a month-long festival of cultural programmes for all tastes, including those of children. “The different segments of the public, citizens, residents and visitors of the Kingdom will enjoy a remarkable variety of...
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Lawmaker calls for research unit within parliament

February 19, 2013
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Lawmaker calls for research unit within parliament

A Bahraini lawmaker has called for setting up a research unit within the parliament. “The unit will carry out studies and research work that will benefit the legislators with their work,” MP Hassan Bukhammas said on Tuesday. The lawmaker said that he appreciated the idea when he was on an official visit within a...
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Saudi Arabia to name and shame traffickers

February 19, 2013
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Saudi authorities could name and shame people involved in smuggling, transporting, sheltering or employing absconded, illegal or undocumented foreign women. The move would be part of a campaign by the government to tackle the phenomenon and its perceived security threats and to arrest traffickers, sources told local daily Al Riyadh.
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Kuwait helped foil terror plot in Bahrain

February 19, 2013
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Kuwaiti media on Monday said that Kuwait was the Gulf country that helped foil a terror plot in Bahrain last week. On Saturday, Bahrain’s interior minister Shaikh Rashid Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa said the authorities arrested a cell of eight terrorists who received training in using weapons and explosives. The cell had connections with...
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HIV infected girl’s family considers legal action

February 19, 2013
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HIV infected girl’s family considers legal action

The family of a 12-year-old Saudi girl who was given HIV-infected blood in a botched hospital transfusion last week is pondering legal action against the health ministry.
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Health ministry sacks hospital leaders

February 17, 2013
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Health ministry sacks hospital leaders

Saudi Arabia’s health ministry has sacked the laboratory technician at the hospital where HIV-infected blood was given to a 12-year-old patient. The ministry on Sunday said that it has also revoked the technician’s licence, news site Sabq reported.
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Sri Lankan actress had role in embassy decision

February 17, 2013
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A Sri Lankan actress who grew up in Bahrain has reportedly played a role in her country’s decision to open an embassy in the Bahraini capital Manama, an Indian news channel has said. “By birth, Jacqueline Fernandez may be a Sri Lankan, but the actress takes her affiliation to Bahrain quite seriously,” NDTV said....
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Saudi scholar calls for mandatory marriage workshop

February 17, 2013
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A leading Saudi religious figure has called for holding compulsory special workshops on matrimony for all young men and women about to get married. “The justice ministry should ensure that the marriage contract is not endorsed by a court of law unless the two spouses prove that they have gone through the mandatory workshop,”...
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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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