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Bahrain endorses 355 “controversial” private university degrees

April 5, 2010
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Bahrain’s Higher Education Council on Monday accredited 355 “controversial” private university degrees upon a request from the prime minister. The accreditation puts an end to a long standoff between the universities and the council following claims of irregularities in the attribution of the credits. The council has accused some of the 17 private universities...
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Kuwaiti singer sparks furore for signing in Hebrew

April 5, 2010
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A Kuwaiti singer has sparked furore in Kuwait after she sang a song in Hebrew at a local club. Performing at the Alumni Club in Kuwait City, Emma Shah sang “Come … Let us rejoice, be happy, enjoy” as part of a recital of anthropologist songs. However, she was immediately accused of promoting Zionist...
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Bahrain set to endorse “controversial” private university degrees in an exceptional case

April 5, 2010
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The woes of Bahrain private university students whose graduation degrees have been withheld for alleged irregularities may end soon after Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa has ordered the accreditation of their diplomas “in an exceptional case.” Hundreds of graduation diplomas have been held by the Higher Education Council pending the results...
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Kuwait denies it allowed Israelis into the country

April 5, 2010
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Kuwait has denied reports that Israeli nationals have been allowed into the country and challenged those who support the allegation to present their evidence. “The reports that Israeli citizens using Israeli passports have been allowed into Kuwait are baseless and lack credibility,” the interior ministry said. “Anyone seeking to visit Kuwait using a passport...
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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
Education
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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