FOREIGN military intervention
in Syria offers the best hope for
curtailing a long, bloody and
destabilizing civil war. The
mantra of those opposed to
intervention is 'Syria is not Libya'. In
fact, Syria is far more strategically
located than Libya, and a ...
IKNEW him through the time
of the revolution, seated -
perched really - at a round
table in the Cairo bureau of
The New York Times. He was
never alone. He had no office. The
old three-legged wooden table was
not a desk.
The pressure over the 18 days
leading to Hosni Mubarak's fall
never relented. Nor did his ...
THE stage is set for the two-day
International Conference for the
Defence of Al Quds (Jerusalem)
that kicks off in Doha on Sunday.
The conference, to be opened by
the Emir His Highness Sheikh
Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani.
POLAND'S Agnieszka Radwanska signalled herself as a growing threat on Saturday when she clinched her eighth career title courtesy of a 7-5, 6-4 win over Germany's Julia Goerges in the final of the Dubai Open. The 22-year ...
ISRAEL´S Palestinian policy was vivisected at a lecture held recently at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown´s School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFSQ). Professor Ahmad Sa´di, a lecturer in the Department of Politics and Government at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in his lecture unravelled the hidden facts of the policies the State of Israel has pursued towards the Palestinians since 1948, the year Israel ...
MAZAYA Qatar Real Estate Development Company held its annual general meeting (AGM) at the Qatar National Convention Centre recently. During the meeting, the board´s annual report on the company´s activities and its financial position for the fiscal year ended December 31, as well as the auditors´ report, were discussed and approved. The AGM approved appointing auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013 and fixing their remuneration in addition to ...
THE Repossi´s gallery at the Ali Bin Ali pavillion at the ninth Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition is showcasing its new collection the Peony, designed by Alberto Repossi´s (owner) daughter Gaia Repossi. The exhibition is scheduled to end on Sunday. The Peony collection is the first ensemble of unique pieces of fine jewellery which includes the Peony ring in grey gold set with navette diamonds and 25-carat radiant diamond, Peony cuff in grey gold set with 40-carat ...
VEDANTA Resources will simplify its business structure by merging its Indian subsidiaries Sterlite Industries and Sesa Goa into a single unit to cut costs and improve cashflows, the company said on Saturday as it looks to streamline a structure that has hurt its market valuations. FTSE-100 miner Vedanta, which has underperformed the sector by more than 25 percent since the start of last year, has over a dozen units, none fully owned and several separately ...
BOEING said it swapped the heads of its 787 Dreamliner and 777 programmes, tapping the skills of the long-time 777 leader to ensure the delayed Dreamliner programme hits a production rate target that many experts believe is unrealistic. The changes came the same week Boeing said all 55 of the Dreamliners it has assembled so far could have a flaw in the fuselage that will take 10 to 14 days per plane to repair.
WORLD economic powers told Europe on Friday it would have to do more to fight its financial crisis before they agree to provide backup in the form of a bigger IMF war-chest. Finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 top economies are gathering in Mexico City with Europe hoping that China, Japan and others will soon commit to giving the International Monetary Fund more money so it ...
JONNY Bairstow hit a maiden half-century and paceman Steven Finn took three wickets to guide England to a comfortable 38-run win in the second Twenty20 international against Pakistan on Saturday. Bairstow´s 60 off 46 balls, studded with two sixes and five boundaries, helped England recover from a precarious 79-4 to post a challenging 150-7 before Finn claimed 3-30 to bowl ...
THE 21st edition of the Qatar International Equestrian Festival (QIEF) got underway to a spectacular start at the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club´s (REC) premises on Thursday. The prestigious eight-day festival is being organised under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani.The event will conclude on March 1. HE Sheikh Thani bin Hamad al Thani ...
THE pressure was lifted off Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas after his side moved back into fourth place in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory at home to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday. Goals from David Luiz, Didier Drogba and the recalled Frank Lampard were enough to move Chelsea above Arsenal and into fourth place, the final Champions League qualification slot. The result also left Bolton in the relegation zone as Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich ...
ERIC Morecambe called his guests "sunshine," while Coronation Street´s Vera Duckworth used to call anyone and everyone "chuck" – but bus drivers in Brighton are being asked to think twice before they refer to passengers as "babe," "love" or "darling." According to the Brighton Argus, the Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company received one complaint about the comments being "sexist." As a result, bosses have asked drivers to refrain from using such ...
HIS black and white silent film The Artist has won three Golden Globes and seven Baftas (awards of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts) this year. French director Michel Hazanavicius says he doesn´t make movies to reproduce reality but loves to create a show. "I´m not a naturalistic director. What I love is to create a show and for people to enjoy it...I am interested in stylisation of reality, possibility of playing with codes. That´s how this idea ...
CHISELLED abdomens, cleavage, the body contour...Bollywood filmmakers are zooming in on women´s curves to create titillating posters, aimed at crucial first week collections, perhaps emboldened by today´s liberal censors. The first look of Vikram Bhatt´s production Hate Story creates a mystery about the woman in the picture but sends out the right message about the film´s content - bold and daring. It has a mystery girl with her bare, tattooed ...
A CAR bomb outside the gate of a
presidential compound in a southern
Yemeni city killed at least 26
people, a health official said,
hours after the country’s new president
was formally inaugurated
and vowed to fight Al Qaeda. A
security official said it was a suicide
blast, and that it bore the
hallmarks of an operation by the
AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA won
the eighth title of her career and
first since last autumn as she
defeated German Julia Goerges 7-
5, 6-4 in the final of the Dubai
Championships on Saturday.
Radwanksa imposed her game on
Goerges in one and three-quarter
hours and picked up her first WTA
trophy since an Asian title double
in back-to-back weeks last autumn
in Tokyo and Beijing.