HERE are some home truths
about Syria. It's going to get
worse before it gets better.
Nobody can put this genie
back in a bottle. This is the
mother of all proxy fights. The remorseless
Assad regime is finished, when it
dies being the only question.
FRACKING isn't going away.
To put it another way, the
technique of hydraulic fracturing,
used to extract natural
gas from once-impossible-
to-get-at reservoirs like the
Marcellus Shale that lies beneath
New York and Pennsylvania, has
more than proved its value
DARREN WILLIAMS rode Aziz to edge
out some hot favourites and win the
Emir's Sword Race for Purebred
Arabians, the most prestigious race on
the Qatar horse racing calendar, at the
New Al Rayyan track on Thursday.
The Emir His Highness
FIFA Communication and Public Affairs Director Walter De Gregorio emphatically tried to end the rumours about the change of time of the 2022 World Cup from summer to winter. The nine-member FIFA team is on its first visit to Qatar ...
THE title This Is Not a Film nods in the direction of Rene Magritte's famous painting of a pipe, but at least at first glance, this new 75-minute work of cinema by Jafar Panahi has little in common with any sly Surrealist prank. This video essay was recorded in Tehran.
AROUND 45 Academic Bridge Program (ABP) students and some staff spent gave back to the community as they cleaned the beach at Smaisma recently. The trip - a beach cleanup barbeque - was part of the sustainability campaign ABP Student Services has been leading since October. ABP Assistant Director for Student Services Moza al Boainain came up with the idea to have a beach cleanup to raise awareness of the environment among the students and to encourage them...
DARWISH Holding has announced the opening of a new Apple premium reseller store at the Lagoona Mall. The new store will offer shoppers the opportunity to learn and experience Apple´s innovative products and solutions in a welcoming environment. It will offer the complete range of Mac, iPad, and iPod along with a wide range of accessories. The new iSpace store opened on Thursday when a number of special offers were available on a range of accessories ...
CHAIRMAN of Administrative Control and Transparency Authority HE Abdullah bin Hamad al Attiyah, who is also the president of the 2012 United Nations Climate Change Conference, took part in the 10th informal meeting on further actions against climate change. Several leaders, representatives and experts in environment and climate change also took part in the event. Speaking at the meeting in Tokyo on Thursday, Attiyah said, "We all need to maximise ...
HONG Kong Airlines Ltd has threatened to cancel an aircraft order with Airbus in the latest escalation of tension over the European Union´s decision to make flights pay for their carbon emissions, the South China Morning Post reported. The Hong Kong-based regional carrier, backed by China´s fourth-largest carrier Hainan Airlines Co Ltd, said it was under pressure to cancel its order for 10 Airbus A380s with a list value of $3.8 billion, the Hong Kong newspaper said ...
OIL rose above $123 a barrel on Thursday as better-thanexpected economic data from China and the United States bolstered the demand outlook and concern persisted about supply disruption from Iran. A Chinese government survey on Thursday showed factories´ output grew more than expected in February, following on from a report on Wednesday showing the US economy grew faster than initially thought in the fourth quarter. Brent crude ...
MASS unemployment in Greece and Spain, where nearly half of those under 25 are out of work, sent the jobless rate across the 17-nation eurozone on Thursday to its highest level since the euro was established in 1999. Eurozone unemployment rose to 10.7 percent from an upwardly revised 10.6 percent the previous month, according to Eurostat, the European Union´s statistics office. The change was unexpected and is likely to trigger renewed concerns over ...
FRENCH world champions clean-swept the pole races in their respective categories at the UIM-ABP Aquabike Grand Prix of Qatar in Doha Bay on Thursday. The local drivers also did well to draw attention as Rashid al Mannai, a motorbike racing professional, grabbed the fifth place in the Runabout class qualifying race. The opening round of the World Championship is being organised by the Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF), under the presidency of ...
ATTAULLAH Shah of Pakistan turned around twogame loss and overcame seeded Jordanian Abdallah Alsarraj in the opening match of the under-17 category at the Qatar Junior Open Squash Tournament on Thursday. At the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Shah lost the first two games at four and eight. But he staged a thrilling comeback and upset Alsarraj in the most interesting match of the day, lasting 33 minutes. Ali Imran ...
FRANCE and Holland gained significant psychological boosts with 100 days to go to the Euro 2012 finals as they beat England and Germany away in their respective friendlies on Wednesday. The Dutch - European champion in 1988 - edged a vastly-less experienced England 3-2 at Wembley thanks to a double by Arjen Robben while the French - champions in 2000 - beat Germany 2-1 in Bremen ...
HOW life began is one of nature´s enduring mysteries. Fossil and biological clues have led scientists to estimate that cells originated on this planet about 4 billion years ago, but exactly what catalysed their emergence has remained elusive. In an 1871 letter to botanist Joseph Hooker, Charles Darwin wondered whether life might have begun "in some warm little pond, with all sorts of ammonia and phosphoric salts, light, heat, electricity, etc present." Since then .
TROUBLED actress Lindsay Lohan says she is putting her bad girl image behind her and starting a fresh chapter in life, getting back to acting after recent years of personal turmoil that included arrests and stints in jail. The actress, 25, who is on probation from a string of legal troubles including drunk driving, drug possession and theft, has recently impressed court officials with good behaviour and seemed eager to continue on a straight-and-narrow path ...
RAM Gopal Varma´s last few projects have failed to rock the box office, but actor Rana Daggubati, who has teamed up with the director in Department, is confident that the film will turn out to be one of his most stylish movies. "Ramu (Varma) dabbles in a lot of genres of films. He is very good with his work, and has a wonderful storytelling pattern, which is most often trendsetting. His film Satya broke a stereotype, and Company gave Vivek Oberoi ...
QTEL CEO Nasser al Marafih said
Qtel had shifted from the breakneck
pace of international expansion
to a more measured pace.
Speaking at the Mobile World
Congress in Barcelona, he said
that Qtel is monitoring opportunities
in Libya where there are two
state-owned telecom firms that
might be opened up after the
SOME 50 vintage cars from the
1940s to the 1960s era went on
display at the first Katara Classic
Car Festival. The cars are primarily
those collected by enthusiast
Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al Thani
over the decades. The vintage car
collection reflects the passion of
some Qatari individuals and
encourages Qatari youngsters to
take it up as a hobby.