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Qatar denies fostering Muslim Brotherhood

March 18, 2013
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Qatar has rejected charges that it is siding with the Muslim Brotherhood, saying that it was dealing with the government elected to run the country and as prescribed by diplomatic protocols. Doha has been accused in Arab media of lending special support to the Muslim Brotherhood movement, especially in Egypt. However, Khalid Bin Mohammad...
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Qatar teachers want longer holidays

March 18, 2013
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Teachers and school administrators in Qatar have called for longer summer holidays, saying that they were physically and mentally entitled to a higher number of rest days. The education ministry should postpone the start of the academic year from the scheduled September 5 to September 15, they said in a letter submitted to the...
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17 sentenced in Bahrain for assault on policemen

March 18, 2013
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A Bahrain court sentenced 17 people to 15 years in prison on Sunday after convicting them of trying to kill four policemen with a homemade bomb during political unrest last year. The attackers planted the bomb in a roadblock formed of tyres, palm tree trunks and garbage bins, and detonated it when a police...
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Worker injured in Bahrain explosion

March 18, 2013
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Worker injured in Bahrain explosion

A Bangladeshi worker could lose his left hand after it was ripped apart in an explosion near a village school. Doctors at Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain’s largest hospital, amputated three fingers and could be forced to perform another surgery that will leave Dalowar Abul Kahair, 29, without his left hand. Doctors have amputated three...
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Domestic helper sentenced to death for murder

March 18, 2013
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Domestic helper sentenced to death for murder

A Saudi court has sentenced an Indonesian domestic helper to death for killing the four-year-old daughter of her sponsors. The helper was also sentenced to eight months in prison and to 200 lashes for attempting to commit suicide after she killed Tala in the Red Sea city of Yanbu. Saudi media said that the...
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Spotlight on petition to lift driving ban on Saudi women

March 18, 2013
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The Saudi Committee for Human Rights and Petition has pressed the Shura (Consultative) Council to launch a debate on the right of Saudi women to drive. The move by the committee is based on a study supported by 3,000 Saudi men and women from various parts of the country and calling for an open...
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106,696 infiltrators apprehended in four months

March 18, 2013
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Almost 90,000 Yemenis were apprehended in four months as they were illegally crossing the borders into neighbouring Saudi Arabia, Saudi officials have said. “We were able to hold 106,696 foreigners trying to infiltrate into Saudi Arabia in the last four months,” Mohammad Bin Saeed Al Ghamdi, the spokesperson for the border guard, said. “They...
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China guest of honour at Janadriya festival

March 18, 2013
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China will be the guest of honour at Saudi Arabia’s Al Janadriya, the country’s prime national festival for heritage and culture. The event will be an opportunity to highlight the robustness of the relations between Saudi Arabia and China in the political, economic and cultural areas, Li Chengwen, the Chinese ambassador in Riyadh, said.
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Bahrain national talks resume after weekend clashes

March 18, 2013
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Bahrain’s eighth round of national talks to help heal the wounds that have scarred the nation will be held on Sunday evening among concerns that the dialogue is turning into a maelstrom of deep mistrust. Two political blocs representing the opposition and Al Fateh, the parliament and the government have been sitting together since...
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Bahrain minister calls for movement to support Gulf union proposal

March 18, 2013
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Bahrain’s foreign minister has called for a structured popular movement to support the Saudi king’s proposal to promote the alliance between the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) into a union. “The proposal by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to turn into a union is an endorsement of the most significant demand by...
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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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