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Bahrain counsels Iran to act rationally and smartly to avoid international isolation

April 16, 2010
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Bahrain has advised Iran to work on avoiding international political isolation and assert itself as an efficient member of the global community. “Iran should act moderately, responsibly and rationally to remain an effective and interactive member in the international community. This is Bahrain’s wish as outlined by His Majesty the King,” Crown Prince Salman...
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Call on upper chamber to endorse bill criminalizing contact with Israel

March 18, 2010
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Call on upper chamber to endorse bill criminalizing contact with Israel

A society dedicated to resisting the normalization of ties with Israel has urged the upper chamber of the bicameral parliament to endorse a draft law to criminalize contacts with Israelis. “With the end of the current parliamentary term weeks away, we urge the Shura Council to take up the draft law submitted by the...
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Bahrain condemns attack on British embassy compound, pledges security for all diplomats

March 17, 2010
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Bahrain condemns attack on British embassy compound, pledges security for all diplomats

Shaikh Khalid receiving Bowden – BNA Bahrain on Wednesday condemned the throwing of a small Molotov cocktail into the compound of the British embassy in Manama and assured all diplomatic missions and residents that it remains committed to their safety and security. “The attack on the British embassy on Tuesday is not acceptable and...
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GCC – Turkey Free Trade Agreement expected this year: Şimşek

February 18, 2010
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GCC – Turkey Free Trade Agreement expected this year: Şimşek

  A free trade agreement between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Turkey will be signed before the end of this year, Turkey’s Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek, said. The minister told reporters in Manama that negotiations on the free trade agreement have been going on for almost four years and expressed confidence that trade...
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Bahrain pledges to look into torture allegations

February 9, 2010
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Bahrain pledges to look into torture allegations

Bahrain on Tuesday evening pledged to investigate torture allegations highlighted by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a report on Bahrain. “The government will now be examining the allegations and findings mentioned in the report to ensure that Bahrain continues to meet international best practice in support of human rights,” Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al...
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Arab teacher sacked for requesting a minute’s silence for Saddam Husain

February 9, 2010
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Arab teacher sacked for requesting a minute’s silence for Saddam Husain

An Arab teacher has been sacked for asking her students at a private university in Bahrain to observe a one minute’s silence in tribute to Iraqi former president Saddam Husain. The university administration fired the teacher after incensed Bahraini and Kuwaiti students complained about the teacher’s request, Bahraini daily Al Ayam reported on Tuesday....
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Morocco to train Bahraini preachers under moderate Islam agreement

February 7, 2010
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Morocco to train Bahraini preachers under moderate Islam agreement

Morocco will soon start training men and women preachers from Bahrain under an accord reached by the two countries. The preachers will attend workshops on using “moderate and balanced” sermons and speeches in reaching out to people, Manama and Rabat have said. “They will also be trained on adapting their speeches to the latest...
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Kuwait Speaker opposes use of his country to launch attacks

February 5, 2010
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Kuwait Speaker opposes use of his country to launch attacks

Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Jassem Al Khorafi said that Kuwait would not allow the use of its territories to launch attacks on other countries, Kuwaiti media reported on Friday. “I have not been informed or even heard of this request,” Al Khorafi answered when asked about Western reports claiming that the US has requested...
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Bahrainis celebrate achievements, but want to forget World Cup frustration

January 2, 2010
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Manama: Bahrainis will long recall 2009 with a mixture of merriment and frustration as their country commemorated 10 years under the rule of King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa, but their national squad miserably missed the qualification for the World Cup finals by a few minutes. Now, they look forward to 2010 with anticipation...
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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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