ALMOST hidden from outsiders,
the US is engaged in a new war in
the Middle East which is growing
in intensity and running out of
American control. Al Qaeda in
the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has hugely
extended its reach across southern
Yemen in ...
IN Spain, the unemployment
rate among workers under 25
is more than 50 percent. In
Ireland almost a third of the
young are unemployed. Here
in America, youth unemployment
is "only" 16.5 percent, which is still
terrible - but things could be
And sure enough, many politicians
AL GHARAFA came from behind to beat Al Shabab of the UAE 2-1 to keep its hope alive of qualifying for the knock-out stage of the AFC Champions on Tuesday. Trailing by a goal at the home ground, Gharafa turned around the game ...
JENNIFER Derrick's weight had crept to 159 pounds from 125, and she knew she would not fit into her grandmother's wedding dress."Women were smaller back then, and there was nothing to let out," said Derrick, of Rockford ...
REACH Out to Asia (Rota) has recently inaugurated two new schools serving 344 primary and secondary students in Khost province in eastern Afghanistan. With funding support from Rota, in October 2011, Care International in Afghanistan began implementing a threeyear project that draws on its extensive experience and lessons learnt in communitybased education. The project is designed to establish and support community-based education classes to assist the ...
VIRGINIA Commonwealth University in Qatar´s (VCUQ) Design Entrepreneurship and Industry Affiliations Office launched the Design Entrepreneurship Network for aspiring design entrepreneurs on Tuesday in the presence of students, alumni and industry partners. In line with the Qatar National Vision, VCUQ aims to support design-led innovation and startup business ambitions delivering high value to partner organisations ...
DPS-MIS won the 5th Qatar National Debate Championship for English schools organised by Qatar Debate Center recently. Safa Kashaf from Park House English School won the best speaker award. The tournament held at Qatar Academy hosted 44 teams representing 25 schools. Carolyn Clark, public affairs officer, US Embassy; Michael Hitchman, principal of Qatar Academy Senior School; and Kelley Bieringer, head of English Programme, QatarDebate ...
QATAR Airways, which last year took a big stake in a European freight carrier, will convert up to 20 of its Airbus A330 passenger jets into freighters, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al Baker said an announcement could be made at the Farnborough air show in July. "We are in talks with EFW, negotiations are going on about the delivery schedule. We should be able to come up with something at Farnborough. It should be ...
BP REPORTED a biggerthan- expected profit drop on the back of a fall in production prompted by the need to sell oil fields to pay for the Gulf of Mexico disaster, raising concerns about the oil group´s turnaround plan. Europe´s second-largest oil company by market value said on Tuesday output would continue to decline in the second quarter, helping send its shares down 3.6 percent to ...
PCHINA´S official purchasing managers´ index (PMI) rose to a 13-month high in April, signaling the economy has found a footing and may be recovering from a first-quarter trough, but smaller factories are still struggling. The pick-up in the PMI to 53.3 from 53.1 in March indicated a further expansion in the vast factory sector, although it was slightly below market expectations of 53.6...
DWYANE Wade scored 25 points and Chris Bosh added 21 as Miami beat New York 104- 94 on Monday night, sending the Knicks to an NBA-recordequaling 12th straight post season loss. Making matters worse for the Knicks: centre Amare Stoudemire cut his left hand in a post game incident. The Knicks did not immediately release any details on how it happened, and coach Mike Woodson, who saw the cut, declined to offer specifics. LeBron James finished ...
BATTING superstar Sachin Tendulkar said on Tuesday he was ´honoured´ to be nominated to India´s parliament but stressed that cricket would remain his priority as long as he keeps playing. Last week, Tendulkar was offered one of the 12 seats in the upper house of parliament that are reserved for those who have distinguished themselves in various fields such as the arts, sciences or social services. "When you get nominated because of your contribution in your field...
ROBERTO Mancini challenged Manchester City to finish the job after a win over Manchester United that left his side just two wins away from the Premier League crown. A 1-0 win over United saw City return to the top of the table on goal difference, and maximum points from their remaining games at Newcastle and at home to QPR will almost certainly seal the club´s first title since 1968. However as Manchester City´s fans and players celebrated after a raucous...
SOME of the most thought-provoking ideas at the International Furniture Fair in Milan issued not from the thousands of exhibition booths and off-site venues or even from the lips of the designers, pundits and producers who bring this stalwart city to life every April. They were written on the walls. "Thanks Starck," read one such message, scrawled in the neighbourhood of Ventura Lambrate, where for the third consecutive year emerging designers have...
OSCAR-WINNING director Sam Mendes said that he would not have made the latest James Bond film Skyfall without Daniel Craig playing the MI6 agent because of the complexity the British actor has brought to the character. Mendes, who won an Academy Award for directing American Beauty in 1999, has depicted troubled men with ordinary lives -a far cry from 007, the ultimate action hero. Bond´s playboy image does not reflect the flawed hero in ...
EVER since the release of Players, Neil Nitin Mukesh has been keeping a low profile but the actor reveals it´s his work that is nowadays keeping him busy. Neil said he is busy travelling and shooting for Susi Ganeshan´s directorial venture Shortcut Romeo. "Actually, there is a lot of travelling going on because of Shortcut Romeo. I was in Maasai Mara the last two months and then I was in Chennai for ten days. Later, I also visited Goa. Due to a hectic schedule and a lot of...
TEN civilians killed by regime mortar
fire and 12 troops died in clashes
with rebels were among 26 dead in
Syria on Tuesday just hours after a
new UN call for all sides to respect a
troubled truce. Nine members of a
single family were among the 10
killed in the bombardment of a village
in northwestern Idlib province, ,
said the Syrian Observatory for
SEVEN people have been arrested
in Britain on suspicion of financing
terrorism in Somalia by smuggling
a leaf that can produce a mild high
into the United States, officials said
on Tuesday. Scotland Yard said the
group was arrested as part of an
operation that involved Homeland
Security Investigations, the investigative
branch of US Immigrations
and Customs Enforcement.