EARLIER this week, the Syrian
government accepted a peace
plan proposed by Kofi Annan,
the former UN secretary general.
Annan's six-point initiative
to resolve the crisis in Syria calls for a
'political process' to address the Syrian
people's aspirations, a cessation of
fighting and ...
NOBODY knows what the
Supreme Court will decide
with regard to the Affordable
Care Act. But, after this
week's hearings, it seems quite possible
that the court will strike down
the 'mandate' the requirement that
individuals purchase health insurance
and maybe the whole law ...
THE Heir Apparent His Highness
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al
Thani opened the Qatar Career
Fair 2012 (QCF) at Qatar National
Convention Center (QNCC) on
Administrative Control and
Chairman His Excellency...
THE Qatar Exchange benchmark index rose 57 points (0.6 percent) to 8,848 points. It was the index's highest close since January 5 and seventh straight advance. Gainers outnumbered losers 16 to four. Qatar National ...
QATAR Sports Club did its best against Al Arabi Club but it was not enough in its crucial match of the Emir Cup Basketball Championship, on Sunday. The Heir Apparent Cup winner, Arabi, kept itself ahead of the rival ...
IT was a bleak afternoon on the outskirts of Manhattan's garment district. At street level, wholesalers peddled costume jewelry and satin prom gowns. At the same time, in a converted loft eight floors up, Tinsley Mortimer was also selling something aspirational.
AWARD-WINNING British wedding planner, designer and bridal author Sarah Haywood is among the famous personalities to grace the forthcoming 5th International Wedding Exhibition & Fashion Show (IWED) Doha, event organiser Qatar Expo announced on Sunday. IWED 2012 will be held at the Doha Exhibition Centre from April 4 to 7. Haywood was the ´go-to´ wedding expert for the international press during Prince William of Wales and Catherine.
THE Pakistan Professionals Forum Qatar (PPFQ) organised a lecture titled ´Art of Leading a Meaningful Life´ on Saturday. The keynote address was given by Suleman Ahmer, CEO of Timelenders, a leading management consulting and training firm with a vision of helping individuals and organisations have a meaningful existence. Pakistan Ambassador to Qatar HE Muhammad Sarfraz A Khanzada presided over the function. Sheikh Jassim al Thani...
SIDRA Medical and Research Centre — one of the prestigious projects of Qatar Foundation — aims to provide a number of opportunities to young Qataris. Communication Project Director of Sidra Khalid al Mohannadi said, "The centre has offered multiple opportunities for young Qataris." Participating in the 5th Qatar Career Fair (QCF) 2012, Sidra is one of the premier organisations that young graduates can look forward to for employment, career ...
AAMAL Company on Sunday said its net profit for 2011 decreased five percent to QR533.7 million, compared with QR561.9 million in 2010. According to the company´s financial statement, the revenue was up 56.9 percent to QR1,910.1million compared with QR1,217.1million in 2010, while gross profit was up 15.3 percent to QR 441.7 million compared with QR383.1 million in 2010. Commenting on the results, Aamal Chairman Sheikh Faisal bin ...
IRAQ´S Kurdish region halted oil exports on Sunday after Baghdad´s top energy official warned it to reconsider before following through on the threat over the government´s non-payment of funds. The move by Kurdistan is the latest in a long-running row between Baghdad and Kurdish authorities in Arbil, who have have squabbled over payments, revenue-sharing and the central government´s refusal to recognise deals Kurdish officials have signed with foreign ...
SPAIN announced deep cuts to its central government budget on Friday as it battles to convince European partners and debt markets it can rein in its budget deficit in the face of growing complaints from the public. The government said it would make savings of 27 billion euros (22 billion pounds) for the rest of 2012 from the central government budget, equivalent to around 2.5 percent of gross domestic product. The figure includes tax rises and spending cuts of ...
INDIA´S Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek came back from a set down to beat second-seeded Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in the men´s doubles final of the Sony Ericsson Open. The seventh seeds won their second title of the season on Saturday beating the Belarusian and Serbian pair 3- 6, 6-1, (10-8) to win in an hour and 22 minutes. After dropping the first set, the Australian Open champions broke Mirnyi and Nestor twice in the second set ...
ABDULLA al Tamimi overcame a stiff resistance from Abdulrahman al Malki to win the open class crown at the Qatar Closed 2012 Squash Tournament. At the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Abdulla was tested by more experienced Malki and both shared the first two opening games. But Abdulla´s better fitness and more aggression paid off, helping him clinch the next two games quite comfortably. The final scoreline of the 40- minute-long match...
SHAMBOLIC Liverpool ended the game in disarray with 10 men as they slid to a 2-0 defeat at Newcastle here on Sunday, with Andy Carroll suffering a humiliating return to Tyneside. Papiss Cisse scored twice as Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina saw red in the latest blow to the Reds´ rapidly disintegrating Premier League campaign. A sixth loss in seven league games left the League Cup holders languishing in eighth place, 11 points adrift of their hosts, who drew level ...
IT was minutes before the wedding, and the planner left nothing to chance. The reception hall, a plank-floored farmhouse in the Santa Barbara, California, wine country, had been decorated in peonies. The dinner menu, rendered in calligraphy, promised wild mushroom tortellini and halibut with verjus. In a field outside, a photographer and videographer stood at the ready, near a ceremonial canopy draped in velvet and the aisle strewn with guinea feathers.
CARRIE Underwood says she´s glad she took some time off from country music following her marriage to hockey star Mike Fisher in 2010. After storming the country music scene since her 2005 American Idol win, her almost two-year break from recording and touring helped her find "real things to sing about", and write what she calls her fun, rocking new single Good Girl. "I feel like so many people ...
IT´S a role you haven´t seen them in. Away from the limelight, life is all about changing diapers and nurturing their little ones for Bollywood´s glamour girls like Aishwarya Rai, Lara Dutta and Celina Jaitly who have just stepped into motherhood. Celina gave birth to twin boys in Dubai recently, and the mother and children are doing well healthwise, according to the actress´ husband, hotelier Peter Haag. They have named their twins Winston and Viraaj ...
A RECENT study in the Journal
Emergency Medical Trauma Acute
Care (JEMTAC), showed that
increased use of all-terrain vehicles
without proper safety regulations,
has led to the rise in accidentrelated
deaths and serious disability.
Conducted by a team of HMC
doctors led by Dr Mushrek Alani,
the study reviewed ATV crashes in
Qatar, to highlight safety measures
to reduce injuries.
THE Nigerian government has
appointed an ambassador to Qatar.
The ambassador-designate is Sanni
Bala. The president of Nigerians in
Diaspora-Qatar OJ Millar said, “The
quest for the setting upof a Nigerian
embassy in Doha has come a long
way and its establishment will
strengthen Qatari-Nigerian diplomatic
relations and create opportunities
for trade and investment.