Huda Nonoo “was chosen because she is a Bahraini like her father,” Khaled bin Ahmad al-Khalifa told the state-run Bahrain News Agency.
Mrs. Nonoo, a member of the Bahrain legislature, also is secretary-general of the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society. She will be one of three female ambassadors to ever represent Bahrain. Haya Rashed al-Khalifa was ambassador to France, andBibi Alawi is the envoy to China, Agence France-Presse reported Monday.
On a Washington visit in March,King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa privately informed U.S. officials that he intended to appoint a Jewish ambassador to the United States. Officials there have told Western reporters that the decision reflects the tolerance toward minorities found in Bahrain, a Sunni Muslim-majority nation.
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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