Kuwait crime rate drops

November 8, 2013
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The crime rate in Kuwait has decreased by 14.3 per cent in the past six months, figures from the interior ministry indicate. Lieutenant Colonel Adel Al Hashash, Director of Public Relations and Moral Guidance, said that 9,845 crimes were recorded from January to June, compared with 11,491 cases in the same period of 2012.
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Yemen wedding largest in the world as 4,000 brides and grooms gather for nuptials

November 1, 2013
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A mass wedding in Yemen for 4,000 brides and grooms is believed to be the largest in the world. The event organised by the Orphans’ Development Foundation to assist orphaned Yemenis who were not able to afford a ceremony reportedly cost $2.5 million (Dh9.4 million) and was funded by Qatar’s former Emir Shaikh Hamad...
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Police deny rape reports, say three-year-old suffered negligence and violence

November 1, 2013
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A police spokesman in the Red Sea Saudi city of Jeddah has denied reports that a three-year-old girl had been raped. “Two months ago, the police in Jeddah were informed by a private hospital that they had received a three-year-old girl from the Far East,” Nawaf Bin Nasser Al Bouq said. “There were five...
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Saudi Arabia denies grace period extension for illegals

November 1, 2013
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Saudi Arabia has denied reports that the grace period for foreigners staying illegally in the kingdom to regularise their situation would be extended. Social networks in the country posted claims that illegal foreigners would be given extra months to put their official documents in order.
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Qatari student wins top computer science award

November 1, 2013
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A Qatari student, Amna Al Zeyara, has won first place in the undergraduate research competition at the 2013 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Minneapolis, USA. Organised by the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and the Association for Computing Machinery, the Grace Hopper Conference is one of the most...
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Colleges to use technology to promote programmes in Kuwait

November 1, 2013
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Representatives of at least 15 accredited US universities and colleges will use technology to promote their programmes and highlight learning opportunities for Kuwaiti students. In addition to the traditional paper brochures, the representatives will use multimedia packages on iPads, Todd Bullock, the cultural attaché at the US embassy in Kuwait, said ahead of an...
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Five arrested in connection with alleged rape

November 1, 2013
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Police in Saudi Arabia have arrested five people in connection with the rape of a three-year-old girl. The suspects, three men and two women, were apprehended in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, the police spokesman for the local police, Nawaf Al Bouq, said. The case has been referred to the investigation commission and...
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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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  • 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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