THERE'S an old saying, attributed
to the British Foreign Office in
colonial days: "Keep the Persians
hungry, and the Arabs fat." For
the British - then the stewards of
Persian destiny - that was the formula
for maintaining calm; it still is for Saudi
Arabian leaders ...
THE economic news is looking
better lately. But after previous
false starts - remember
"green shoots"? - it would be
foolish to assume that all is
well. And in any case, it's still a very
slow economic recovery by historical
There are several reasons for this
THE Emir His Highness
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al
Thani said that Qatar would
launch its own satellite
Es'Hail in the near future to
services across the country.
HH the Emir made this disclosure ...
TWO of Qatar's football clubs, Al Arabi and Al Rayyan, which featured in the last AFC Champions League, lost its opening matches in Asia's premier club competition at home and away. While Al Arabi succumbed to a 2-0 defeat ...
JOHN Carter, Disney's $250 million, 3-D sci-fi epic is based on a novel, Edgar Rice Burroughs' Princess of Mars, that is 100 years old and was already a little dated when it came out. Burroughs, better known for his Tarzan saga, published it in monthly ...
THE Philippine School Doha (PSD) and Al Mana Design Consultants International (AMDCI) on Tuesday signed an agreement for the design of the new school building which will be constructed on a 14,375 square metre plot of land in Mesaimeer area. Signatories to the agreement were PSD Principal Alexander Acosta and AMDCI Corporate Manager Savio D Conceicao. According...
NEARLY 6,000 units in Barwa City are now connected with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure delivered by Qatar National Broadband Network Company (Q.NBN), ahead of schedule. Work is also underway to connect Barwa Commercial Avenue to the network. The development marks a key milestone in the government- backed company´s agreement with property giant Barwa Real Estate. The agreement signed in September 2011 aims to deliver next-generation ...
THE Ministry of Interior (MoI) is showcasing its advanced information equipment and systems at the QITCOM 2012 Exhibition and Conference inaugurated by the Minister of Business and Trade HE Sheikh Jassim bin Abdulaziz bin Jassim bin Hamad al Thani on Monday. The ministry is being represented by the Information Systems Department at the three-day event. The department displays information systems such as Metrash (2) service ...
INDUSTRIES Qatar (IQ), a public shareholding company listed on the Qatar Exchange, on Tuesday named Qatar National Bank (QNB) its official dividend distribution agent. The announcement was made at a press conference attended by QNB Executive General Manager & Chief Business Officer Ali Ahmed al Kuwari and IQ Chief Coordinator Abdulrahman Ahmad al Shaibi and other senior officials. The QNB will provide dividend distribution, dividend ...
A COLLAPSE in household spending, exports and manufacturing sucked the life out of the eurozone´s economy in the final months of 2011, the EU said on Tuesday, showing the scope of the downturn that looks set to become a fully fledged recession. Output in the 17 countries sharing the euro shrank 0.3 percent in October to December from the third quarter, the European Union´s ...
FORD Motor Co will focus on small, low-cost cars in India to make the country a manufacturing hub for Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, the head of its Indian operations said, as it races to catch up with global rivals in the fastgrowing market. Ford will launch a slew of new small cars in India over the next three years to target a market it has neglected and ramp up exports to other emerging economies as it doubles capacity in Asia´s third-largest econom.
QATARI players Ahmad Eleyan and Syed Azlan Iqbal were in the limelight at the under-17 category in the Doha Junior Open Squash Tournament on Tuesday. At the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Eleyan ousted 5/8 seed Abdallah Alsarraj of Jordan in straight games, while Iqbal stretched second seed Shyan Kwan Ka Lapp fair enough but could not overcome him, losing in four games ...
SRI Lanka blazed to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Australia at the Adelaide Oval Tuesday to take the tri one-day international series to a decider. The World Cup finalist easily ran down Australia´s 271 for six to post 274 for two with 34 balls to spare. M a n - o f - t h e - m a t c h Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed 106 off 119 balls and skipper Mahela Jayawardene hit 80 off 76 balls to give Sri Lanka a flying start. Their opening stand of 179 off just 165 balls set ...
TRAILING 3-1, Bayer Leverkusen is facing the formidable task of becoming the first club in nearly three decades to overturn a two-goal deficit at Barcelona to reach the Champions League quarterfinals. Barcelona goes into Wednesday´s game with a number of injury concerns but is comfortably on course to reach the quarterfinals for the fifth straight season. The European champions have progressed 31 of 33 times when opening a ...
IF you´re looking for a rich, deep-flavoured curry, you don´t need to go out. With only a few ingredients you most likely have on hand, you can produce a good one at home. Aside from the meat for this simple lamb curry (you may use chicken thighs if you prefer), the shopping list is relatively short: onion, ginger, garlic, turmeric, cumin, coriander, peppercorns, clove, cayenne and cinnamon. For the non-Indian cook, traditional Indian cooking may seem ...
HER Glee character may be a total goodygoody, but in real life Lea Michele has somewhat more of an edge. In her recent shoot for Prestige, the Hong Kong magazine´s March edition, the 25- year-old actress proves to be more sultry than gleeful as she poses in a series of stunning gowns and a jewelencrusted basque. With an edgy black manicure and smouldering makeup, Michele looks like a good girl gone glam on the magazine´s sexy cover. In the i n t e r v i e w ...
ACTRESS Raveena Tandon, who has started hosting Isi Ka Naam Zindagi, a chat show that highlights lesser known facts of a celebrity´s life, says trying her hand at something new makes her nervous. "I was nervous about the show as I had never hosted anything before," the 37-year-old said at an event in Mumbai, India. "But there is a comfort level as most of the people I interview are my friends or were my co-stars. But you are bound to be nervous when ...
THE Heir Apparent His
Highness Sheikh Tamim
bin Hamad al Thani on
Tuesday called upon the
first batch of Qatar
Leadership Centre’s (QLC)
Current and Future
Leaders Programme to do
their best to gain knowledge
and hone their leadership
THE United States should lead
an international effort to protect
key population centers in
Syria through air strikes on
President Bashar al Assad’s
forces, US Senator John
McCain said on Monday.
“The ultimate goal of air
strikes should be to establish
and defend safe havens in
Syria, especially in the north, in
which opposition forces ...