ACCORDING to the current storyline
regarding this fall's presidential
Obama has jumped out of the
frying pan of a weak economy
into the fire of skyrocketing gas prices,
a spike driven largely by tensions in...
SYRIA has accepted a peace plan by
UN envoy Kofi Annan that includes
a cease-fire by the Syrian government,
but the bloodshed persisted
on Tuesday as intense clashes
between government troops and
rebels spilled across ...
ENGLAND bounced back after being spun out cheaply by Sri Lanka to leave the first Test evenly poised at the Galle International Stadium on Tuesday. At the end of an eventful second day's play in which 17 wickets tumbled on a slow pitch, Sri Lanka led...
AFTER stints as a model, columnist and television reporter and presenter, Lily Collins made the leap into acting in 2008, promptly landing small roles in The Blind Side (2009), 90210 (2009) and Priest (2011), and then costarring with Taylor ...
The largest anthology of poems from the Gulf countries will be launched at a special function at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQ) on Wednesday. The anthology titled, Gathering the Tide: An Anthology of Contemporary Arabian Gulf Poetry, contains poems by 47 leading poets of Gulf countries and is edited by Patty Paine, an assistant professor at VCUQ. Speaking to ...
EXXONMOBIL in Qatar is working closely with Education City universities and Qatar University (QU´s) efforts to support and promote increased representation of Qatari nationals in the workforce. "Education, training and development of Qatari nationals are among key priorities within the organisation," said Abdullatif al Naemi, national development manager for ExxonMobil Qatar. "ExxonMobil Qatar is committed to attracting, developing, and...
FIGHTING small groups of Somali pirates on the high seas is not an easy task, it needs a joint effort by the global naval community, Indian naval officer and the commander of INS Betwa Captain Jatinder Singh said on Tuesday. Speaking to Qatar Tribune onboard the INS Betwa, which is currently docked at Doha Port for the DIMDEX 2012, Singh said that only a united effort by all the...
GODREJ Locking Solutions and Systems, India´s leading player in locking solutions, is eyeing the Qatari market for major retail expansion, a top company official has said. "Currently we have a 5 percent market share in Qatar. We are aiming to double it to 10 percent by 2017," Prasad Sane, head of international business at Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems, told Qatar Tribune in an interview. Established in 1897, the Godrej group has a turnover .
PIPELINE builder Enbridge Inc. is investing nearly $4 billion in a new round of construction that will increase the flow of Canadian oil sands crude to the US Gulf Coast. Enbridge, Canada´s largest transporter of crude, said Tuesday it will expand its Flanagan South Pipeline from Flanagan, Illinois to Cushing, Oklahoma to a 36- inch (.9-meter) diameter line with a capacity of 585,000 barrels per day ...
SPAIN´S unemploymentscarred economy has skidded back into recession, a Bank of Spain report said on Tuesday, days before a general strike and a biting austerity budget. The report confirmed widespread forecasts of a second straight quarterly slump in the first three months of 2012, sending Spain back into recession barely two years after it emerged from the last one. "The most...
TOP seeds and defending champions Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka advanced on Monday while third seed Roger Federer crashed out of the ATP/WTA Miami Masters tournament. Djokovic defeated No. 27 seed Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4 in an all-Serb third round matchup on Monday. American Andy Roddick upset 16-time major winner Federer 7-6 (7/4), 1-6, 6-4, snapping the Swiss star´s win streak at 16 matches. The world number one ...
A HEROIC century by 21- year-old Kane Williamson trumped a hostile South African bowling attack and allowed New Zealand to hang on for a tenacious draw in the third Test cricket match on Tuesday. South Africa secured the series 1-0 but were on the verge a second victory before tea after a sensational bowling performance by Morne Morkel reduced New Zealand to 83-5. In a dramatic final session, New Zealand lost only one further wicket as Williamson .
SIR ALEX Ferguson admitted that Manchester United had a narrow escape - despite establishing a three point lead at the top of the Premier League with eight games remaining. Wayne Rooney´s 21st topflight goal of the campaign earned Ferguson´s side a narrow 1-0 win over mid-table Fulham at Old Trafford on Monday - United´s sixth straight league victory. But the win was shrouded in controversy as Fulham were denied an 89th minute penalty when United ...
POSTED along a wall of Cindi Leive´s office at the Conde Nast building are a dozen recent covers of Glamour, the magazine she has edited for the past decade, all of them showing a celebrity pinned against a flat white background. On most, the word Glamour appears in a lipstick-worthy shade of red or hot pink. Then there are the covers from her competitors – InStyle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Elle, Lucky and Women´s Health – which also show ...
HOLLYWOOD icon James Cameron has made it to Earth´s deepest point. The director of Titanic, Avatar and other films used a specially designed submarine to dive nearly seven miles. He plans to spend about six hours exploring and filming the Mariana Trench, about 200 miles southwest of the Pacific island of Guam. "All systems OK," were Cameron´s first words upon reaching the bottom, according to a statement. His arrival at a depth of 35,756 feet came early .
ACTRESS Aditi Rao Hydari, whose last film London, Paris, New York managed to pull audiences to theatres, believes in healthy competition and says the success stories of senior actors motivates new entrants. "I guess happy, healthy competition is a good thing. You have people who have been working in the industry for a long time, they are doing good work and the entire nation is crazy about them. It encourages us to work much harder," she said when asked ...
DROUGHT and uprisings are
threatening to undermine the
Middle East’s economy, Arab officials
said on Tuesday as they discussed
plans to boost stability at a
key summit in Baghdad. Leaders
from 21 states gathered in Iraq for
the Arab League’s annual summit.
AL-JAZEERA said on Tuesday it will
not air a video that appears to show
the attacks on soldiers and a Jewish
school in southwestern France earlier
this month. French President
Nicolas Sarkozy and family members
of the victims had asked that it
not be broadcast.