FOUR weeks ago, the citizens
of Timor-Leste, known in
many parts of the world as
East Timor, went to the polls
to elect a president. We were
12 men and women competing for
the largely ceremonial but potentially
influential office ...
ON Saturday, The Times
reported on an apparently
growing phenomenon in
Europe: "suicide by economic
crisis," people taking
their own lives in despair over
unemployment and business failure.
It was a heartbreaking story.
But I'm sure I wasn't ...
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh
Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani's one-day
visit to Malta saw the two countries
enter a number of bilateral agreements
HH the Emir and HH Sheikha Moza
were given a red-carpet.
AL ARABI'S campaign in the AFC Champions League came to a premature end at home after its 1-0 loss to Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan on Tuesday. The Qatari team entered the Group B fixture knowing that a fourth straight defeat will ...
THESE days, red-carpet cynosures name-check designers like they're reading a Sears catalog. But one person remains uncited: Camilla Huey. In an era when the brow-threader of every actress is demanding her 15 minutes, Huey helps realise other ...
ARAB Spring, Salvador Daliinspired works, trendy batulas (mask), Hollywood icons and modern twist to Arabic letters are among the items and subjects on display and being represented at Qatar Academy´s annual International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts Exhibition which opened on its senior school campus on Tuesday. All together, twenty-four graduating students showcased over 250 art works on the theme ´Cultural Exploration´. The collection ...
QATAR Bureau for NGO Support inaugurated the training and advisory services for social institutions in Qatar, in Doha, on Monday. The ceremony held under the patronage of the President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs HE Sheikha Hessa bint Hamad al Thani was attended by officials of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and other national social institutions as well as government and private institutions engaged in social work. Speaking at the...
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani left Rome on Tuesday. He wrapped up a two-day visit to Italy, heading to Malta for a one-day visit. Earlier on Tuesday, HH the Emir and Her Highness Sheikha Moza met with Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno and his wife Isabella Rauti at the seat of the Municipality of Rome in the Piazza del Campidoglio. During the meeting, they reviewed a set of issues of common concern. Their highnesses were also...
CHEVRON has signed a preliminary agreement to supply Japan´s Chubu Electric Power Company with liquefied natural gas from its Wheatstone plant in Australia, the US oil major said on Tuesday. Under the non-binding agreement, Chubu Electric will buy 1 million tonnes per year (mtpa) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for up to 20 years. The agreement adds to supplies that Chubu...
THE United Development Company (UDC), one of Qatar´s major publicly traded shareholding companies, has appointed Ebrahim Mubarak al Sulaiti as new chief executive officer. The appointment, which was approved by the board of directors on Tuesday, will see Sulaiti serve under the leadership of a newly appointed executive committee formed by the UDC board. With a degree in architecture from the University of Miami, Florida, Sulaiti ...
INDIA´S first interest rate cut in three years may be its last for a while. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut rates on Tuesday by an unexpectedly sharp 50 basis points to boost the sagging economy, but warned there was limited scope for more cuts, with inflation likely to remain elevated and growth on track to pick up, albeit modestly. The RBI, which was tightening monetary policy ...
ExxonMobil has signed as the exclusive partner of the Heir Apparent Cup football for the second consecutive year. This was declared by Qatar Stars League at a press conference, held on Tuesday. Spanning more than a week, the football tournament, involving the top four finishing teams of the QSL, is one of Qatar´s most prestigious events on the sporting calendar. The high class of competition ...
QATAR´S Nasser bin Saleh al Attiyah scorched through the first super special stage to put his Toyota Hilux on the top in the Sealine Cross-Country Rally. Spain´s Joan Barreda Bort and Qatar´s Adel Hussein Abdullah also led their respective bike and quad categories after the 4.2km SSS held near the Sealine Beach Resort, south of Doha, on Tuesday afternoon. Attiyah and co-driver Lucas Cruz Senra set the fastest time by 8.7 seconds in the car category with an ...
CHELSEA believe it can stymie the jaw-dropping goalscoring exploits of Lionel Messi and pull off an unlikely upset against Barcelona in the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday. Messi took his season´s tally to an astonishing 63 goals in 52 games at the weekend with a double strike in Barcelona´s win over Levante, leaving him just four shy of Gerd Muller´s all-time single-season European record of 67. Another goal at Stamford Bridge would see the ...
MIRANDA Berman thinks of herself as treading fairly close to fashion´s cutting edge. "When everyone is wearing leggings, you´re automatically different if you wear a skirt," she said. Her own outfit on any given day might incorporate a schoolgirl mini, which she wears with tights; a long jersey column; or a leather skirt, its hemline dipping just below the knee. Lately Berman, 23, a writer´s assistant at MTV, has noticed her peers playing catchup, rediscovering a ...
MISCHIEVOUS musical Matilda dominated British theatre's Olivier Awards, winning seven prizes including a joint bestactress trophy for the four children who play the title role. Written by the playwright Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Australian comedian Tim Minchin, Matilda took more prizes than any show in the Oliviers´ 36-year history. Its trophies included best new musical and best actor for a cross-dressing Bertie Carvel as well as the ...
ITEM songs have almost become a staple in Bollywood films, and Amit Mehra who is producing the remake of 1973 film Zanjeer too plans to cash in on the trend by including two item numbers, of which one will be featured on actress Mahie Gill. "We will definitely have item numbers in the film. In fact, we have decided to go with two item numbers," Mehra said. "The songs are a part of the script and they will be situational. One item song will be featured on Mahie and for ...
WITH a construction boom underway
in Qatar, the need for measures
to maintain the new-found
real estate wealth has become
more imperative, said the Minister
of Justice HE Hasan bin Abdullah
al Ghanem. He was speaking at
the Qatar Islamic Bank’s international
conference on real estate
INDIA’S first interest rate cut in
three years may be its last for a
while. The Reserve Bank of India
cut rates on Tuesday by an unexpectedly
sharp 50 basis points to
boost the sagging economy, but
warned there was limited scope
for more cuts, with inflation likely
to remain elevated and growth on
track to pick up, albeit