AL JUFAIRI, who made history in 2003 when she won election to
the Central Municipal Council (CMC) from the Airport constituency,
the first woman in the GCC ever to win a municipal election,
is against reservation of seats for women in the CMC as demanded
by many. In an exclusive interview with Qatar Tribune, Sheikha
al Jufairi answered a number of...
|Yemen´s ´Aborted´ Revolution|
violence in the streets and threats of state collapse are nothing
new. Despite reports portraying the protests in Yemen as something
of a revolution, democratic change has little possibility of
success. President Ali Abdullah Saleh is essentially a figurehead;
whether he stays or goes, the regime of technocrats and thugs
he represents is unlikely.
GAZA WAR REPORT|
|WE have a new verb, "to Goldstone."
Its meaning: To make a finding, and then partially retract it
for uncertain motive. Etymology: the strange actions of a respected
South African Jewish jurist under intense pressure from Israel,
the US Congress and world Jewish groups. Richard Goldstone is
an author of the "Goldstone Report," an investigation
of Israel´s military campaign in Gaza...
ROTA, CNAQ sign pact
REACH Out To Asia (ROTA) and the College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNAQ) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Sunday to explore partnerships in the fields of education and innovation. ROTA Director Essa al Mannai and CNAQ...
may visit jobs
fair this year,
says official |
over 135 exhibitors and 355 volunteers
registered for the five-day event, this
year´s edition of the Qatar Career Fair
has surpassed previous such event in
terms of interest and patronage, said
Fair Steering Committee Co- Chairperson
Khalid A al Sulaiteen. Addressing a
press conference on Sunday, Sulaiteen
said the organisers expect around 50,000
to 60,000 people to visit the fair at
the Doha Exhibitions Centre over the
next five days. He said that the event
focuses primarily on fresh graduates
from universities and high schools.
"We are not concerned about the number
of visitors to the fair. We are focusing
on students and graduates from schools.
|Pakistan forum fetes PIA for relief efforts |
Engineers Forum (PEF) recently honoured
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)
for airlifting relief items for flood
victims in Pakistan. At a brief ceremony
held at the airline office, PEF President
Nadeem Ahmad Bashir presented a shield
of appreciation to PIA Country Manager
Jan Mohammad Mehar. In attendance at
the event were PIA´s Sales Executive
Kabir Uddin Khan and Accounts Manager
Rasool Iqbal. The PEF executives comprising
of Vice President Tahir Jamil, Joint
Secretary Azeem Uddin, Webmaster Asif
Nadeem, Steering Committee Member Naseer
Uddin and Community Advisor Mohammad
Ajmal Chaudhry also graced...
|NO PLACE FOR VIOLENCE IN
DEMOCRACY: NIGERIAN EXPATS |
the results of the first round of voting
in Nigeria trickling in, it seems the
ruling party is set to see its parliamentary
majority dwindle. The poll, which is
being held in three rounds, has witnessed
much violence with 11 people being killed
in a bomb explosion on Saturday itself.
Many poll pundits believe that the election
is likely to be a close call, and that
is the reason why parties are using
all tactics to clinch the issue. Qatar
Tribune reporters Victor Bolorunduro,
Opadijo Jelili and Ikoli Victor talked
to some Nigerian expatriates in Qatar
to ascertain their views on the ongoing
democratic exercise. Excerpts: POLLS
MUST BE CREDIBLE Qasim...