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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Qatar residents get free access to eBooks, journals

November 8, 2013
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Qatar residents have been given free access to one of the world’s largest eBook collections and online journals through an agreement between Qatar National Library (QNL) and Springer, a global scientific, technical and medical publisher. The agreement offers country-wide access to Springer’s electronic scientific content and anyone who lives in Qatar and has a...
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Kuwait MP files second grilling in one week

November 8, 2013
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Kuwaiti MP Hussain Al Quwaian Al Mutairi on Sunday presented an official motion to the Parliament Secretariat to grill Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Minister of Health Shaikh Mohammad Al Abdullah Al Sabah in his official capacity. The motion addresses “compromising vital sector projects, financial and administrative corruption and deliberate negligence of...
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No home raids in Saudi Arabia to check illegal foreigners

November 8, 2013
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Inspectors will not check private homes to look for foreigners staying illegally in Saudi Arabia, the labour ministry has said. According to an official statement, only companies and establishments registered for commercial activities will be inspected in the campaigns to be launched by the ministry following the expiry on Sunday of the grace period...
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Importance of Bahrain national dialogue stressed

November 8, 2013
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The Italian ambassador to Bahrain has stressed the significance of the national dialogue for the future of the kingdom. “We definitely consider dialogue the only reasonable way of achieving long-term political goals and to put aside the extremists who obviously play against the interests of the country,” Alberto Vecchi said. “Dialogue is definitely the...
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Qatar funding programme targets postdoctoral scholars

November 8, 2013
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The Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a constituent of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has announced the launch of the Postdoctoral Research Award (PDRA), a new funding programme. Supporting scholars who will work within the research institutes of QF R&D and other Qatar-based research entities, PDRA, is designed to focus on the...
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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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