|Osamaism Was Already Dead|
|HAD Osama bin Laden been
killed during the presidency of
George W Bush, he might have
become an iconic martyr for
throughout the Muslim world. Those
days are gone. Jihadist websites mourn
their slain mentor, but few in the Arab
street care for a man who brought nothing
to the region but havoc and desolation,
provoked the United States into
waging war and, above all, reinforced
the very rulers whom radical Islamists
most wished to topple.
Arab despots initially saw their life
expectancies extended after 9/11: better
Ben Ali, the...|
|THE past three years have
been a disaster for most
Western economies. The
United States has mass
for the first time since the 1930s.
Meanwhile, Europe´s single currency
is coming apart at the seams.
How did it all go so wrong?
Well, what I´ve been hearing with
growing frequency from members
of the policy elite - self-appointed
wise men, officials, and pundits in
good standing - is the claim that
it´s mostly the public´s fault. The
idea is that we got into this mess
because voters wanted something
for nothing, and weak-minded
politicians catered to the electorate´s
So this seems... |
Rayyan salvages pride
in last group match
AL RAYYAN Sports Club of Qatar outclassed Emirates of the UAE 2-0 in their last engagement of Group D of the AFC Champions League at Rayyan Stadium in Doha on Tuesday. The goals in the match were struck in the second half by Naji...
|Fifty One East´s warm
welcome to Emir Cup |
|FIFTY One East, the premium retail chain in Qatar, welcomed HH the Emir Cup at its store located in Al Maha Centre on Salwa Road. Apart from the management team, a Qatar Football Association delegation, which included QFA Marketing Director Khalid al Kuwari and QFA members Abdul Aziz al Maliki and Hussein Jassim al Haddad, was also present on the occasion along with star players like Younes Ahmed, Mansour Muftah, Khaled Salman and Adel Khamees. Bader Abdullah al Darwish, Chairman and Managing Director of Darwish Holding, and Saoud Abdullah al Darwish, Vice-Chairman of Darwish Holding, extended a warm welcome to the...
|Rodriguez´s hat-trick boosts
Liverpool´s European surge |
|LIVERPOOL boosted its late challenge for a top four finish in the Premier League as Maxi Rodriguez´s hat-trick fired the Reds to a 5-2 victory against Fulham on Monday. Kenny Dalglish´s side romped into a three-goal lead within the first 16 minutes at Craven Cottage, with Rodriguez scoring twice before Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer allowed Dirk Kuyt´s weak shot to squirm into the net. Moussa Dembele got one back for Fulham but Rodriguez struck again for his second hat-trick in three games and Luis Suarez bagged the fifth goal to complete the demolition. Steve Sidwell´s late strike meant little to Fulham and Liverpool´s five-star display lifted them above...
|Ganguly shines in Pune´s
clinical win over Deccan |
|SOURAV Ganguly made an impressive contribution in Pune Warriors´ six wicket victory over Deccan Chargers in a clash of the bottom-placed teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday. The Warriors restricted the Chargers to 136 for eight and with the help of their top three batsmen - Jesse Ryder (35), Manish Pandey (49) and Ganguly (32) - chased down the target in 18.2 overs. Australian Mitchell Marsh (4- 25) was the most effective in the bowling department. It was Pune Warriors´ second successive win. They are now at seventh place in the table with eight points from 11 matches while Deccan Chargers are ninth with six points in as many games...