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Child porn suspects to stand trial in Bahrain

October 9, 2013
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Five defendants accused of child abuse will stand trial on October 24 in Bahrain, the public prosecution advocate general has said. The defendants will face charges of sexual assault against children, forcing children by threats and blackmail to commit obscene acts, inciting acts of prostitution, relying in part on income derived from prostitution, publishing...
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17 Bahrain lawmakers to perform Haj

October 9, 2013
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Almost half of the elected lawmakers will be performing Haj this year, days ahead of the official opening of the last annual sessions of their four-year term. A report in a local daily said that at least 17 of the 40 members of the lower house of the bicameral parliament, including Speaker Khalifa Al...
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Saudi Arabia launches probe into 12-year-old girl’s marriage

October 9, 2013
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Police in Saudi Arabia are investigating the illegal marriage of a 12-year-old girl in a remote area in the south of the country. The investigation was ordered by the court in Samita, 50 kilometres south of Jizan, near the border with Yemen, following a report that a school principal in the nearby village of...
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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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