GCC looking to set up Gulf police

November 1, 2013
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The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) could set up a unified police force to protect the member countries from organised crime and terrorism, the GCC secretary-general has said. “The GCC countries are looking into a project to set up a Gulf police similar to Europol, the European police,” Abdul Lateef Al Zayani said. The law...
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Region facing non-traditional security risks

November 1, 2013
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The fundamental changes in the region and beyond are not transient or temporary and require a robust analysis of their reality and an exploration of their future prospects, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Bahrain Centre for Strategic, International and Energy Studies has said. “The transformations in the Arab world since...
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‘Middle East at crossroads’: France ex-PM Dominique de Villepin

November 1, 2013
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‘Middle East at crossroads’: France ex-PM Dominique de Villepin

Former French prime minister Dominique de Villepin has warned of cross-border religious radicalism and the break up of nation states as he sketched three scenarios for the future of the Middle East. “Today, the Middle East is at a crossroads. There are three scenarios for the future in the coming years,” he said. “The...
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Bahrain-Qatar ties receive new boost

November 1, 2013
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Bahrain-Qatar ties receive new boost

Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s foreign minister, has heaped praise on the first official visit by Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani to Bahrain. “The visit reflects the deep-rooted and robust relations between the leaders and peoples of the two countries,” Shaikh Khalid said. “The visit reinforces the bonds between...
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Jordan king abuse case postponed in Kuwait

November 1, 2013
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A court in Kuwait on Tuesday adjourned the trial of three former lawmakers on charges of abusing the king of Jordan to January 7. The case against ex-MPs Musallam Al Barrak, Mubarak Al Waalan and Salem Al Namlan was filed by the Kuwaiti foreign ministry for allegedly disseminating false information about the domestic situation...
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Zinedine Zidane head-butt statue in Doha Corniche removed

November 1, 2013
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Zinedine Zidane head-butt statue in Doha Corniche removed

The five-metre bronze statue depicting French footballer Zinédine Zidane’s infamous head-butt on Italy’s Marcro Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final match has been removed from Doha’s Corniche. The monument, officially known as Coup de tête (head butt), was installed on the famous landmark of the Qatari capital just over three weeks ago. However,...
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Saudi man condemned for beating up cleaner

November 1, 2013
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A widely circulated video of a man reported to be a Saudi national beating up a street cleaner has drawn public condemnation. There was no explanation for the circumstances surrounding the incident, but the man who filmed the scene said that the Saudi national was upset with the cleaner for allegedly harassing his wife,...
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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Media career:
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  • Bahrain Tribune
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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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