Egyptians in Qatar celebrate Mubarak’s ousting with great fanfare

February 18, 2011
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Jubilant Egyptians living in Qatar rejoiced along the Doha Corniche after the announcement that President Hosni Mubarak had resigned after around 30 years in office. The news was greeted with an outburst of joy and celebration by thousands along the roads of the Corniche with an atmosphere similar to Tahrir Square, Qatari daily The...
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Qatar court orders $55,000 compensation for shipwreck victims

February 11, 2011
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A Qatari court has ordered that 200,000 riyals ($54,890) be paid in blood money to the dependents of some of the 24 people who were killed when a ship sank off the Doha coast in June 2009. The court held the captain responsible for the incident, Qatari aily The Peninsula reported. Five people, including...
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Qatar Charity builds 300 homes in Pakistan

February 11, 2011
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Qatar Charity (QC) has built 300 homes in Pakistan’s southern Punjab as part of its efforts to provide shelter for 5,000 families, the charity foundation has said. “This achievement comes within the framework of the second phase of the campaign to aid those affected by the floods,” Abdullah Hussain Al Neima, Deputy Board Chairman...
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Bahrain committed to remaining on right side of history: Prince Salman

February 11, 2011
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Bahrain committed to remaining on right side of history: Prince Salman

Bahrain’s Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa said that the “very transformative process over the next decade or two in the Middle East” would be an opportunity that his country, keen on remaining on the right side of history, would seize. “The Middle East is going through a very transformative process over the...
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GCC inching closer to unified visa system: reports

February 9, 2011
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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have started work on issuing unified visas to foreign tourists and businessmen, Qatari media have reported. Once the Schengen-like joint visa system for the region is implemented, foreign businessmen and tourists travelling to one GCC state will be able to enter the other member-countries as well. Abdul Rahman...
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Eco-programme for Qatar schools to be launched this month

February 9, 2011
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Unesco has agreed to launch a new eco-programme for schools in Qatar that will serve as a platform for teachers and students to actively contribute to the country’s socioenvironmental development. Involving students and teachers from all private and independent schools, the programme, “Water, Energy, Waste and Environmental Health”, will be launched this month in...
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Kuwait to recruit 20,000 citizens in two years

February 9, 2011
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Kuwait’s Government Manpower Restructuring Programme (GMRP) is planning to recruit 20,000 Kuwaitis in the next two years, the project secretary-general has said. “The programme has contributed to the recruitment of over 70,000 Kuwaiti citizens in non-governmental agencies over the past 10 years, thus cutting joblessness rate to 4.4 per cent, Walid Al Wohaib, said.
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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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