Archive for November, 2013

Kuwait deports controversial religious figure for ‘profanation’

November 8, 2013
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Kuwait on Thursday deported a controversial Saudi religious figure, saying that he had profaned the Companions of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). “Hussain Al Fahaid had profaned the Prophet’s Companions in religious speeches that were displayed on various media and social media, and the interior ministry has decided to deport him from Kuwait,” the security...
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Iran should mend ties with neighbours, engage in practical action

November 8, 2013
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Iran should give priority to mending its relations with its neighbours, Bahrain’s foreign minister has said. In comments about the rapprochement between Iran and the US, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa said that it did not surprise him. “Matters evolve and the 5+1 countries ...
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Bride divorced for recording wedding night

November 8, 2013
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A bride who secretly filmed her wedding night but left the camera at the hotel room was divorced by her groom for violating his privacy. According to a report in Saudi news site Okaz Al Youm, the bride, a Gulf national, placed the video camera in their room without informing her groom, allowing it...
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Qatar Emir warns against UN lack of action

November 8, 2013
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 Qatar’s Emir has warned that people will lose confidence in the Security Council and in the United Nations if they fail to live up to their responsibilities. Referring to the developments in Syria, Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani said on Tuesday that “the Syrians did not start their revolution and bear what is beyond human...
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Bahrain lawmakers call for reciprocating visa measures

November 8, 2013
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Bahraini lawmakers have called for adopting the principle of reciprocal treatment with countries that require visas from Bahrainis. “Up to 46 per cent of Bahrainis have in a recent survey said that they were not at all satisfied with the complex measures imposed by western embassies in Manama in the visa application process,” MP...
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School bus driver jailed for death of student left behind

November 8, 2013
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The driver of a school bus where a student died after being left behind in soaring temperatures has been sentenced to two years in prison. The class teacher, who reportedly failed to act on the absence of Rashid Fadhel Buzuhair as required by the school regulations, was given a one-year jail term while the...
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Teacher’s transfer decided by toss of coin

November 8, 2013
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Education authorities in Saudi Arabia are investigating a teacher’s claim that he had been transferred to another school by the toss of a coin. Fahd Al Daghmani, a teacher in an elementary school in Tarif, in northern Saudi Arabia, said that the principal had flipped the coin to decide the name of the teacher...
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Saudi Arabia arrests thousands of illegal workers

November 8, 2013
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Public security forces in Saudi Arabia have arrested more than 4,300 foreigners staying illegally in three major cities in the kingdom hours after the end of a grace period granted to people staying illegally to regularise their situation. “The security operations to apprehend illegal residents launched in public areas have so far resulted in...
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Kuwait: Expat teacher fired for sticking gum on student’s hair

November 8, 2013
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An expatriate teacher in Kuwait has been fired for sticking chewing gum on a student’s hair. The teacher, in her first months in the country, became exasperated with the seventh grade student who was chewing gum, and decided to punish her by sticking it into her hair.
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4 killed in Saudi military truck crash

November 8, 2013
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4 killed in Saudi military truck crash

Four people, three men and one woman, were killed this morning when their vehicles were hit by a military truck in south-western Saudi Arabia. Four more people are being treated at a hospital in the Aseer area, amid concerns that none of them would survive the incident, which occurred on a bridge at around...
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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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