THE Emir His Highness Sheikh
Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani
arrived in Rome on Monday, on
a two-day visit to Italy. HH the
Emir is accompanied by the HH
Upon arrival, they headed to
QATAR Airways will on Tuesday launch a three-day global sale to more than 100 destinations worldwide. Passengers from Doha and around the world can avail the special fares taking advantage of up to 25 percent off both ...
AL SADD and Al Rayyan will clash in the championship round of the Emir Cup Basketball after they defeated Al Arabi and Al Gharafa, respectively, on Monday. After bagging the most wins in the best of five semi-finals, the winners ...
THAT noise you just heard was the heads of celebrity tabloid editors' exploding in unison at the news that Brad Pitt finally put a ring on it and proposed to Angelina Jolie. Rumours of an engagement began to swirl ...
INDIAN Islamic Association (IIA) will be organising its annual free medical camp at Tariq Bin Ziyad Independent School for Boys on April 20. The one-day annual event, currently in its 11th year, is being organised in partnership with the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Supreme Council of Health (SCH) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) with Qtel as the event´s main sponsor. Over 5,000 low-income expatriates from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and ...
QATAR Shell reached out to hundreds of families and children at the Qatar Petroleum Environment Fair to enhance their awareness of energy supply and demand, environmental consequences and means of economising energy consumption. While presenting a variety of Shell initiatives to preserve the environment, the company´s booth also featured an interactive game helping children to clearly understand their energy consumption and the choices they ...
RASGAS Company Limited (RasGas) recently organised a special ceremony at its headquarters, in Doha, to recognise a new batch of 56 Qatari employees, who have successfully completed their training as Field Operators and Field Technicians. "In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, which has given primary importance to human development and creating a capable and motivated workforce, RasGas is dedicated to providing professional ...
WINTERSHALL said on Monday it has found oil about 17 kilometres southwest of the Gjoa field in the North Sea, confirming an earlier statement by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD. Preliminary estimates of the size of the discovery, called Skarfjell, range between 60 and 160 million barrels of recoverable oil, said a statement issued by Wintershall, the chemical group´s oil & gas subsidiary, in Germany . "The Skarfjell discovery is another important ...
HEALTHIER job market and warmer weather encouraged more Americans to shop in March. US retail sales rose 0.8 percent last month, the Commerce Department said on Monday. That´s below February´s 1 percent increase but above January´s pace. Some of the increase went to pay higher gas prices. Still, steeper gas hasn´t deterred Americans from spending more on other goods. Consumers spent more on building materials, autos, electronics...
IBM on Monday announced the opening of a new branch office in Doha. "IBM is placing a strong emphasis on investment in the Middle East as we recognise the opportunities presented by high growth rates and an increasingly competitive market. Our expansion strategy in the region is significant and ongoing, and Qatar is a key focus in the market as we undertake that expansion," IBM General Manager for Middle East and Pakistan Amr Refaat said. Qatar is one of...
QATARI star Nasser bin Saleh al Attiyah is planning to form his own team to groom local rally drivers in future. At the sidelines of the Sealine Cross-Country Rally, which had a ceremonial start at the Corniche on Monday, the 2011 Dakar Rally champion said that he was going ahead strongly with idea of owning the team and had already got the backing of the Qatari government about it. "My future plan .
QATAR´S new Sealine Cross- Country Rally officially got underway at Doha´s scenic Corniche on Monday afternoon. Twenty-five cars, 29 motorcycles and 11 quads lined up at the start of the largest event of its kind ever to run through Qatar. The rally will run through the Qatar deserts over the next five days with the finish scheduled on Saturday at 4 pm. Nasser bin Khalifa al Attiya, President of the Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation (QMMF), flagged teams .
BARCELONA and Real Madrid have one more hurdle to overcome if the tantalising prospect of a first "Clasico" final in the Champions League is to become a reality. Chelsea, under interim manager Roberto di Matteo, stands in the way of defending champion Barcelona and a third Champions League showpiece in four years. Madrid faces a freescoring Bayern Munich team eager to reach the final to be played at their Allianz Arena on May 19. "We´ll pull everything.
BEFORE a photo shoot with Katy Perry for the March issue of Interview magazine, Gucci Westman, Revlon´s global artistic director, who was prepping the 27-year-old Perry, was surprised at one request. "The first thing she told me was, ´I like my foundation,"´ Westman recalled. This wasn´t the first flashback to the pancake years for Westman, who prefers to use foundation and cover-up sparingly. "It all started with this whole Kardashian thing," she said ...
LADY Gaga has stirred a debate over pop stars, diets and eating disorders with a tweet that some of her millions of fans have interpreted as insensitive. On Tuesday, the Born This Way singer tweeted "Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger." She then added the hash tag #PopSingersDontEat. Some of her followers interpreted the inclusion of the hash tag...
ACTRESS Urvashi Sharma, who tied the knot with Aazaan actor Sachiin Joshi in February, says marriage is the best thing to have happened to her. The 31-year-old actress, who made her Bollywood debut with Naqaab in 2009, says marrying the entrepreneur- turned-actor has made her life much easy and secure. "I am feeling very secure in life and I don´t have to go to sleep thinking how would tomorrow look like. I guess I can transfer all my worries to Sachiin and just enjoy...
QATAR Railways Development
Company (QRDC) on Monday
said that it has invited five tenders
for the first phase of the metro rail
transit system. The bids invited
are for works related to digging of
tunnels and erecting structures
for the metro.
SYRIAN forces were locked in
fierce gunfights on Monday
with rebels in one city and
shelled another, as the UN
chief urged “maximum
restraint” after the arrival of
observers to oversee a truce
aimed at ending 13 months of