Archive for July, 2013

US Navy boost presence in Arabian Gulf

July 8, 2013
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US Navy boost presence in Arabian Gulf

The US Navy has boosted its force in the Arabian Gulf with three more patrol coastal (PC) ships. The Tempest, Squall and Thunderbolt arrived in Bahrain on July 3, as part of a realignment that will see a total of eight patrol coastal ships permanently stationed in the US Fifth Fleet area of responsibility,...
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Bahrain police ombudsman formally launched

July 8, 2013
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Bahrain police ombudsman formally launched

Bahrain’s first police ombudsman has said that his work would be transparent, honest and objective. The ombudsman will be independent administratively and financially and will look into all cases referred by individuals, be they Bahraini citizens, expatriates living in the kingdom or visitors on trips, Nawaf Al M0uawda said as the unprecedented services to...
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418 candidates in Kuwait elections

July 8, 2013
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More than 400 people have signed up to run as candidates in the Kuwaiti parliamentary elections on July 27. The list of 418 hopefuls at the end of the 10-day registration process on Saturday afternoon includes eight women, Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) reported.
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Bahrain policeman killed in crude bomb explosion

July 8, 2013
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Bahrain policeman killed in crude bomb explosion

A Bahrain policeman was killed in a homemade bomb explosion in the town of Sitra, six kilometres south of the capital Manama. Yasser Dhaib was on duty when the bomb was detonated on Saturday evening at 10:16 pm, Public Security Chief Tariq Al Hassan said. “The policeman was fatally injured in an explosion caused...
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Bahrain Salafist society wants concerts cancelled

July 8, 2013
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A Salafist society in Bahrain has called for the cancellation of the annual summer festival in respect of the Arabs and Muslims suffering in several countries. “We request the culture ministry to respond to the wishes of the Bahraini street and respect the feelings of the Arab and Islamic nation during these critical times,”...
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30 Kuwait election candidates likely to be ruled out

July 8, 2013
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Around 30 of the 418 Kuwaitis who signed up to run as candidates in the parliamentary elections later this month could be asked to pull out, a local report has said. The withdrawal request is related to the violation of the election laws that rule out the candidacy of people found guilty of breaking...
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Woman driver held after asking Saudi policemen for directions

July 8, 2013
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A woman in Saudi Arabia who was not supposed to drive was arrested after she pulled up her van next to a police patrol to ask for directions. The traffic policemen in Taif province could not believe the situation and proceeded to question the woman and search the vehicle in which they found 15...
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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
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  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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