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High incomes and a taste for fast food and sugary drinks push UAE nationals into obesity club

February 12, 2010
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High incomes and a taste for fast food and sugary drinks push UAE nationals into obesity club

High incomes and a taste for fast food and sugary drinks have pushed nationals of the United Arab Emirates into the obesity club, the World Health Organisation has said. Now, in a report written, Michael Reid endeavours to reveal how the UAE government is tackling a problem that has caused cases of diabetes to skyrocket....
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Kuwaiti MP blasts Larijani for threatening Gulf states

February 9, 2010
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Kuwaiti MP blasts Larijani for threatening Gulf states

A Kuwaiti MP has blasted Iran’s parliament speaker Ali Larijani for his alleged threats to the Arabian Gulf states, saying that he had failed to respect his hosts and that he behaved like a master with his slaves. “His statement lacked the necessary respect for the host country and for its parliament. The problem...
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Bahrain defends right to protect itself through missile shield deployment

February 4, 2010
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Bahrain defends right to protect itself through missile shield deployment

Bahrain’s foreign minister and a senior official have defended their country’s right to protect itself and insisted that Iran should not see the missile shield deployment as a measure to attack any country. During a press conference with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa on Wednesday...
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Tension heightening up as GCC reinvigorates security pact and Larijani blasts US deployment as puppet show and political swindle

February 2, 2010
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Tension heightening up as GCC reinvigorates security pact and Larijani blasts US deployment as puppet show and political swindle

Tension is heightening up dramatically in the Gulf amid plans by the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to reinvigorate their security agreements in anticipation of a military confrontation in the region and Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani criticised blasting the US deployment in the Gulf as a “puppet show” and a “political fraud.” According to...
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A tale of two information ministers in the Arabian Gulf

January 2, 2010
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Manama : They are both in charge of managing the broadcasting of television programmes in their respective countries. However, while in Bahrain, Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammad Al Khalifa, the culture and information minister, has won praise, in Kuwait, Shaikh Ahmad Al Abdullah, came under fire from MPs and thousands of disgruntled tribesmen.
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Iran hands over seven detained fishermen to Kuwaiti authorities

October 14, 2009
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Manama: Five Kuwaitis, one Qatari and one Egyptian released by Iran have been handed over to Kuwaiti authorities, a Kuwaiti diplomat has said. “The Iranians have been outstandingly cooperative, which resulted in the release of the Kuwaitis and their Egyptian and Qatari companions,” Majdi Al Dhafiri, Kuwait’s ambassador in Iran, said.
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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Career
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
Education
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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