Archive for June, 2013

Qatar, UK to boost cultural partnership

June 20, 2013
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Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation have agreed to foster collaboration and promote cultural and educational partnerships. The two foundations reached the accord following a meeting in London between Shaikha Moza Bint Nasser Al Misnid, wife of the emir and Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, and...
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Kuwait police hunt for parking lot murderer

June 20, 2013
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Police in Kuwait have launched a massive combing operation following the murder of a woman in a hospital parking lot. The 31-year-old was reportedly stabbed three times by her assailant after he unsuccessfully tried to strike up a conversation with her while she sat inside her car in the parking lot of the Mubarak...
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Obama stresses tUS partnership with Bahrain

June 20, 2013
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US president Barack Obama has stressed the importance of the US partnership with Bahrain and reiterated Washington’s support for the kingdom’s stability and security. At a meeting with Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa at the White House, he voiced “firm support” for the ongoing national dialogue in Bahrain and added that he would continue...
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Saudi judge ignores wife’s mercy plea, upholds flogging sentence against husband

June 20, 2013
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A judge in Saudi Arabia has upheld a flogging sentence against a husband for slapping his wife even though the wife later said that she forgave the husband and wanted the case dropped. The man was sentenced to 30 lashes and 10 days in jail and ordered to attend special sessions on marriage counseling...
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Bahrain to probe Hezbollah activities

June 20, 2013
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The Bahraini interior minister has directed security agencies to look into possible commercial or financial activities by the Lebanese group Hezbollah in Bahrain, the ministry said on Wednesday. The activities to be probed include “financial investments, commercial and economic interests, operations that masquerade as charities, bank accounts and money transfers”. The possible presence of...
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Officers jailed for using disabled parking bay

June 7, 2013
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Two traffic officers in Kuwait are to spend one week behind bars for parking their patrol car in a spot reserved for the physically challenged. Abdul Fattah Al Ali, the assistant undersecretary for traffic, said that the two uniformed men be transferred to a new department after they serve the seven-day sentence in jail,...
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Kuwait domestic helper has 21 vehicles registered in his name

June 7, 2013
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Kuwait has deported a domestic helper who had 21 vehicles registered in his name, in a serious violation of the country’s traffic rules. “We have discovered during an inspection campaign of the vehicles on the road that several domestic helpers had cars registered under their names,” Abdul Fattah Al Ali, the interior ministry assistant...
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‘Even Americans’ will face Kuwait expat campaign

June 7, 2013
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A crackdown by Kuwaiti authorities on people staying illegally in the country is not being conducted against a specific nationality, a senior official has said. “We are not targeting certain nationalities or segments of the society and there are no red lines to deport those breaking the law, even if they are Americans,” Shaikh...
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Husband to be flogged for slapping wife in Saudi Arabia

June 7, 2013
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A man in Saudi Arabia charged with slapping his wife was sentenced to 10 days in prison and 30 lashes. The court in Al Qateef in the Eastern Province said that the wife could witness the flogging in retribution for the physical pain her husband caused her, Saudi daily Al Sharq reported on Wednesday.
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Kuwait has ‘right’ to safeguard demographics

June 7, 2013
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Kuwait has every right to safeguard its demographic composition, the social affairs and labour minister has said. “It is our right as a state to address the demographic imbalance due to the presence of a marginalised labour force and preserve the country’s demographic composition. We will be taking further steps in the days ahead”,...
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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
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  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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