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Full commitment to equality pledged in Saudi 2015 elections as women set to vote, run, conduct campaigns

February 21, 2014
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Saudi Arabia has announced its commitment to full equality between men and women as both voters and candidates in next year’s municipal elections. “Arrangements, procedures and measures have been developed in line with legal provisions and taking into account international norms and standards for elections,” the ministry of municipality affairs said.
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Bahrain moots renovation of synagogue in Manama

February 21, 2014
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A Jewish synagogue in the Bahraini capital Manama is to be revamped in the hopes of consolidating its status within the richly diversified local society. Visiting the religious venue, Minister of Culture Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammad Al Khalifa said that she was looking forward to the renovation of the synagogue as one of the...
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A tooth for a tooth for son who attacked mum

February 21, 2014
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A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to five years in jail and to 2,400 lashes for assaulting his mother. The man, in his 30s, will also have one tooth broken after he broke his mother’s tooth when he beat her as she was riding with him in a car, the court...
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Bahrain, India create cooperation framework

February 21, 2014
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Bahrain, India create cooperation framework

Bahrain and India have agreed to increase defence and security cooperation and to hold an annual security meeting between the countries. The countries also decided to “strengthen sharing of information, intelligence and assessments” as they “denounced terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and reaffirmed their desire to strengthen their cooperation in combating terrorism...
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It’s go, go, go for Bahrain’s first night race

February 21, 2014
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It’s go, go, go for Bahrain’s first night race

A new permanent floodlighting system has been launched at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), opening the way for the Middle East’s first Formula One night race to be held in Bahrain in April. The lights, which were officially activated by Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa in a ceremony on Thursday evening as...
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Prince Charles to visit Bahrain

February 21, 2014
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Prince Charles will visit Bahrain and call on the royal family on Friday, the British embassy in Manama said. “The Prince’s visit will follow his visit to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which took place from Monday 17 to Friday 21 February 2014,” the statement released on Friday said.
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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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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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