SAMUEL Johnson, in his life of
the English poet Abraham
Cowley, said, "actions are visible."
What are secret, Johnson added
pointedly, are "motives".
In the case of Iran's nuclear programme
what we know of Tehran's
actions and motives are the following ...
FORGIVE me for repeating
myself, but I'm going to start
this column with an anecdote
about Ken Feinberg that I've
It was November 2010, a few
months after Feinberg had been
named the administrator of the
$20 billion fund that British
QATAR will invest €100 million
in Bulgaria's agriculture,
tourism and infrastructure
sectors, Prime Minister and
Foreign Minister HE Sheikh
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor
al Thani said on Wednesday.
Addressing a ...
MOST of the largest US banks passed their annual stress test, according to the Federal Reserve, in a conservative report card that underscored the recovery of the financial sector but called out a few laggards, including Citigroup.
THE winners of Group A, South Korea, who have already qualified for the London Olympics with a game to spare, held team Qatar with a 0-0 draw in Seoul. Japan booked their place at the London Olympics with a 2-0 win ...
MOST male models have the shelf life of a bag of potato chips, even shorter if they are familiar with the product. So at age 32, after 12 years in the business of catwalks and ab crunches, Brad Kroenig is about the closest thing there is to a male supermodel ...
TWO Qatari nationals have volunteered to climb Africa´s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, as part of a campaign to draw attention to a famine which threatens to affect 10-15 million people in West Africa. This is the first time Qatari volunteers are undertaking an expedition to Kilimanjaro for a humanitarian cause. "The expedition aims to focus attention on the suffering of millions ...
THE two-day blood donation campaign organised by Qatar University´s Medical Clinic in collaboration with the Blood Bank Unit of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has concluded. The event is held annually as part of the clinic´s commitment to raise awareness in the community on the need for blood donation. As in previous years, the campaign saw overwhelming participation by QU students, faculty and staff. Each donor underwent a haemoglobin.
GEORGETOWN University´s School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q), in cooperation with Qatar´s National Committee for Prohibition of Weapons (NCPW), will host a workshop for university students on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) on Thursday. The workshop will be held under the auspices of the Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Major-General Hamad bin Ali al Attiyah. The main objective of the event is to create awareness on ...
OIL supply from non-OPEC countries will grow less than expected in the first quarter this year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday, leaving its global oil demand growth forecast unchanged. The agency, which advises industrialised nations on energy policy, said non-OPEC oil production will rise by just 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) in the first quarter, down from 490,000 bpd in previous forecasts as unplanned shut-ins...
BRITAIN´S unemployment rate held at a 16-year high in the three months to January and the youth unemployment rate rose to a record high, piling pressure on the government to introduce policies to boost growth and jobs in next week´s budget. Unemployment on the broader ILO measure inched down to 2.666 million for the November-January period from 2.671 million in the three months to ...
STOCKS were largely flat on Wednesday as investors balanced comments from the Federal Reserve on the economy and banking sector against the recent, fiveday rally. The Fed said most of the largest US banks passed their annual stress test in a report that underscored the recovery of the financial sector but called out a few laggards, including Citigroup Inc. The Fed also said on Tuesday it expects "moderate" growth over coming quarters with the unemployment rate ...
AL AHLI defeated Qatar Sports Club (QSC) 73-71 in a nail-biting match at the Heir Apparent Cup for basketball at Al Gharaffa Sports Hall on Wednesday. QSC´s star player Soyebo Temie produced a matchhigh 37 big yet it was not enough to stop Ahli from recording the first victory in the group league. Augustine Okusen and Cory Bradford contributed 21 and 19, respectively, to clinch the match for Ahli. QSC started off strong in the early part of the first ...
HEALTH begins at home. Al Sadd Club´s novel initiative ´Healthy Neighbourhood´ worked on the above-mentioned theme and targeted parents on the second day of its awareness spreading mission. A large number of parents of the Omar bin Al Khattab Independent Primary Boys´ School students had gathered and learnt valuable lessons from the Al Sadd team doctor, Dr Sultani Mohammad. The objective of the visit served to build bridges...
MARSEILLE squeezed into the Champions League quarter- finals after a stunning conclusion to its last-16 tie with Inter Milan on Tuesday, while Bayern Munich blitzed FC Basel 7-0 to reach the last eight. Marseille´s match at San Siro looked destined for extra time after Inter´s Diego Milito levelled the tie on aggregate in the 75th minute, only for substitute Brandao to slam home in injury ...
WITH her coord i n a t e d zebra-striped scarf, tights and arm warmers, spiky out-to-there hat and pierced tongue, 34- year-old Danah Boyd provides an electric Gen Y contrast to the staid gray lobby of Microsoft Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Boyd – a senior researcher at Microsoft, an assistant professor at New York University and a fellow at the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society at Harvard – is a widely respected figure in social ...
BRITNEY Spears has rejected a $10 million offer to host the next season of the X Factor. So the question is: How much is Fox going to have to pony up? Reports this week that the pop star was considering a $10 million offer to host next fall´s seasons of the X Factor are out of date, according to a knowledgeable individual in Spears´ camp. The singer rejected that offer three weeks ago and is instead thinking about an offer to become a resident performer at a ...
ACTOR Abhishek Bachchan says his wife Aishwarya Rai is happy being mother to their three-and-halfmonth- old daughter and would return to work when she feels like doing so. Meanwhile, the actor is keen to work in films inspired by plays by young writers. "As and when she wants to come back, is completely her decision... as and when she decides, when she sees a script she is inspired by - the decision is entirely hers. Currently she is very happy doing what she is doing," ...
A TOUR bus slammed into a tunnel
wall in the Swiss Alps in a horrific
accident that killed 22 school
children and six adults returning to
Belgium from a joyous ski vacation,
police said on Wednesday.
Another 24 students were hospitalised,
police spokesman Jean-
Marie Bornet said.
JORDAN’s Energy Ministry’s (planning
department) head Mahmoud
al Ees said that Jordan is talking to
Qatar and Iraq to replace interrupted
natural gas supplies from Egypt.
Jordan used to import around 240
million cubic feet of natural gas
daily from Egypt, but the pipeline
has been bombed 13 times since
the beginning of the uprising that
toppled Hosni Mubarak.