THIS is apparently the revenge of
Julian Assange: everyone who
runs afoul of the rock-star leaker
is condemned to spend eternity
discussing the cosmic meaning of
WikiLeaks. As the editor of The Times
during our publication of ...
EVENTUALLY the "circular
firing squad" that is the
Republican primary will
be over and the last man
standing will be the party's
nominee for president. If that
candidate is Rick Santorum, I
think there is a good chance a
Third Party ...
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin
Khalifa al Thani will open the two-day
International Conference for the Defence of
Jerusalem in Doha on February 26.
The conference follows a resolution (No.
503) of the Supreme Council of the ...
THE Qatari Red Crescent (QRC) will provide $500,000 as initial aid to help the people of Syria affected by the ongoing crisis in that country. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, QRC Executive Director Saleh Ali al ...
THREE Qatari graduate students will present their research on the potential of stem cells in understanding and preventing ovarian cancer, obesity-related diseases and other serious illnesses at the Qatar International Conference on Stem Cell Science and Policy next week. The conference, being organised by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) and the James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy ...
A GROUP of seven students of Stenden University Qatar recently broke the Guinness World Record of the game ´Hide & Seek´. The previous record was of 508 participants in England, while the new record by Qatar stands at a whopping 1,240 participants, more than double the previous number. Katara, in its continued support to the youth and humanitarian projects, hosted the project ...
AL ZAIN, a specialist in fine diamonds jewellery, will open an outlet at the Lagoona Mall soon, said the company´s CEO Nabeel al Zain. Speaking at the opening of the 9th Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition at the Doha Exhibition Centre on Monday, al Zain also announced the launch of the company´s new corporate brand. He also unveiled the brand´s new logo, which is designed around a swan motif, a symbol of beauty and elegance. The new logo ...
EUROZONE finance ministers agreed a 130-billion-euro ($172 billion) rescue for Greece on Tuesday to avert an imminent chaotic default after forcing Athens to commit to unpopular cuts and private bondholders to take bigger losses. The complex deal wrought in overnight negotiations buys time to stabilise the 17-nation currency bloc and strengthen its financial firewalls, but it leaves deep doubts about Greece´s ability to recover and avoid default in the longer term.
OIL prices remained above $104 on Tuesday but retreated from recent highs after European leaders agreed to lend Greece €130 billion ($172 billion) to avoid a debt default. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude was up $1.33 to $104.57 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Monday it traded at $105.44, the highest since May. The contract last settled on Friday when it rose 93 cents to $103.24 per barrel in ...
BRITAIN looks set to beat its own deficit-cutting target this year as local spending cuts helped the government to post the largest budget surplus in four years in January, safeguarding the country´s top-notch credit rating. The figures will provide relief to Chancellor George Osborne after Moody´s warned last week that Britain could lose its triple-A rating if anaemic growth undermined its ...
AGNIESZKA Radwanska struggled with desert wind and a determined opponent in qualifying as the fifth seed scratched out a 6-1, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5 defeat of Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Dubai Championships. Czech Lucie Safarova beat Croatian Petra Martic 6-3, 5- 7, 6-2 in another slow-running match, while Iveta Benesova also moved throughas injured Slovak opponent Dominika Cibulkova had to quit ...
THE QATAR Al Anabi Racing Top Fuel Team, owned by HE Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Thani, advanced to the semifinals in the second race of the year on Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States. The Phoenix race was the second of 23 races that make up America´s 2012 National Hot Rod Association Drag Racing season. Dubai UAE native Khalid al Balooshi was the No. 9 qualifier at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. In the first round of ...
FOR INTER Milan, Wednesday´s Champions League last 16 encounter with Marseille at Stade Velodrome represents an opportunity to rejuvenate a campaign that is unravelling at bewildering speed. Both sides enjoyed similar fortunes in their respective domestic leagues during the first half of the season — starting poorly before rallying in the autumn — but their paths have since diverged sharply ...
WHEN I lived on Elm Place in Nutley, NJ, my father and I simulated a much needed greenhouse environment in the only really sunny window in our house – a large picture window right above our kitchen table. Dad built out the sill so that it measured a bit more than a foot wide, installed fluorescent light bulbs directly above it and placed all the seedlings we would need for the vegetable garden on the shelf until it was time to plant them in the prepared beds. Dad always ...
WRITER-DIRECTOR Woody Allen won the Writers Guild of America award for best original screenplay with Midnight in Paris, his tale of a young writer in Paris who faces questions of love. The Descendants, which tells the tale of a man who brings his family together in a time of grief while his cheating wife is hospitalised, earned the WGA trophy for best adapted screenplay for writers Alexander Payne ...
NOW this one´s an ooh la la pairing! Bollywo od´s serial kisser Emraan Hashmi and The Dirty Picture star Vidya Balan have been cast opposite each other for comict h r i l l e r Ghanchakkar. The two hope to steal the limelight with their casting in the film. A UTV Motion Pictures´ project, the quirky film is expected to go on floors in August and will be directed by Rajkumar Gupta, who worked with Vidya in No One Killed Jessica. Gupta, who claims Ghanchakkar.
QATAR Islamic Bank (QIB), which
reported an increase of 8.2 percent
in net profit for 2011, is confident
of new business opportunities
for the bank in 2012,
Chairman Sheikh Jassim bin
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al
Thani has said. He was speaking
at the annual general assembly of
the bank on Monday.
FOUR people were killed in clashes
in southern Yemen on Tuesday
as voters flocked to polling stations
in a presidential election aimed at
ending the rule of Ali Abdullah
Saleh. Security forces clashed with
tribesmen who were trying to prevent
people from voting and were
attacking polling stations. Saleh’s
deputy, Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi,
67, is the sole candidate.