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Hopes Crown Prince Salman will fulfill vision

March 16, 2013
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Hopes Crown Prince Salman will fulfill vision

Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who in December said that he was not a prince of Sunni Bahrain or a prince of Shiite Bahrain, but a prince of Bahrain, was this week appointed first deputy prime minister. The news sparked wild speculation about the significance of the appointment that gave him a...
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Policemen hurt as roads blocked, cars set ablaze

March 16, 2013
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Several policemen in Bahrain were injured on Thursday as rioters created chaos in several villages and on major roads, the interior ministry said. The rioters “carried out acts of terror, stole and torched cars and blocked some streets inside some villages,” the ministry statement said, quoting the assistant chief of security for operations.
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National dialogue stalled over agenda

March 16, 2013
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National dialogue stalled over agenda

 National talks in Bahrain seemed to stall as the various sides traded accusations over responsibility for the stagnation. “It was a session in which the coalition of the opposition wanted to stall the dialogue,” said Ahmad Juma, the spokesperson for the Al Fateh coalition, an umbrella for 10 political societies.
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Kuwait minister resigns over student’s death

March 16, 2013
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Kuwait’s education minister has resigned following the death of a student, even though initial reports indicated that the child died of natural causes. Dr Nayef Al Hajraf said late on Wednesday that he had submitted his resignation assuming responsibility in his political capacity after Noora, 11, died in her classroom at the Sabah Al...
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Saudi passenger: ‘Women travelling without man should disembark plane’

March 16, 2013
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Saudi passenger: ‘Women travelling without man should disembark plane’

A man was questioned by the Saudi police after he delayed the departure of a plane for two hours by insisting that all women travelling without male companions should disembark. Preparations for Flight 1108 between the western coastal city of Jeddah and the eastern city of Dammam were proceeding normally on the plane when...
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Indonesian domestic helper accused of Saudi girl’s murder on trial

March 16, 2013
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Indonesian domestic helper accused of Saudi girl’s murder on trial

The trial of an Indonesian domestic helper suspected of killing a child has opened in Yanbu, an affluent Red Sea city in western Saudi Arabia. The parents of the victim, Tala Al Shahri, 4, and a representative from the Indonesian diplomatic mission in Saudi Arabia were present at the trial, local media reported on...
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Six held in Bahrain for defaming king

March 16, 2013
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Six people have been referred to the public prosecution in Bahrain on charges of defaming the king. The General Director of Anti-Corruption and Economic and Electronic Security said that the six were tracked down after they misused social networks to defame the king and undermine his status. The suspects were not identified.
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7 convicted of armed robbery executed by firing squad

March 16, 2013
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Saudi authorities have executed seven men convicted of theft, looting and armed robbery. The executions were carried by a firing squad in Abha, a city in the southern region of Asir.
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Abandoned child back with ‘unfit’ mother

March 16, 2013
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A mother who had abandoned her three year old boy in a park in Kuwait “because he was born out of wedlock” should not be allowed to keep him, bloggers have said. Police found the boy last week and issued calls to help identify him after they were able to only to establish his...
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Bahrain jails two policemen for torture death

March 16, 2013
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Bahrain jails two policemen for torture death

A court in Bahrain on Tuesday sentenced two policemen to ten years in jail each for their role in the death of a demonstrator in 2011. The court however acquitted the two policemen and three others in the death of another demonstrator.
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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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