IT happens like this. The election
result in Greece means pro-austerity
parties lack the parliamentary
support and the moral authority to
govern. Demands from Athens for
the tough bailout conditions to be softened
are turned down flat by the
THE country is divided when
different people take different
sides in a debate. The
country is really divided
when different people are
having entirely different debates.
That's what's happening on economic
Many people on the left are ...
MORE Qataris are encouraged to pursue their undergraduate and post-graduate studies in universities in Japan and avail the Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Scholarship grants...
EMERSON Process Management, a division of global manufacturing and technology firm Emerson, is targeting a good share of hydrocarbon projects worth $120 billion, which Qatar is likely to announce in seven years, a top company...
WORLD 800 metres record holder David Rudisha has no problems with the scorching heat in Doha, which is bidding for the 2020 Olympic Games. Taking the intensity of heat out of the issue, the Kenyan track superstar said in a press...
SCIENTISTS estimate that we reached Peak Superhero in the summer of 2008, when The Dark Knight sucked the attention of every critic, pundit and sentient moviegoer into its inky nexus. It is not as if the number of movies...
THE Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) will organise a unique month-long exhibition of objects and artefacts highlighting the artistic and human sides of the development of civilisations at the sprawling Al Riwaq Gallery located next to the Museum of Islamic Art from September 12. Titled ´Mal Lawal´, the first edition of the exhibition is a new initiative of the QMA in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 aimed to preserve art and world heritage...
SIEMENS, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, signed an agreement with Qatar University (QU) and Kahramaa to carry out joint efforts on researching and developing energy-efficient systems and solutions to support the rapid development of Qatar´s infrastructure, on Tuesday. According to a Siemens press release, the memorandum of understanding (MoU) is a two-year agreement that will draw on the key skills ...
SIX eminent judges were sworn in at the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) on Wednesday. According to a press release issued by the centre, Chelva Rajah of Singapore was appointed Judge of the Court with The Rt Hon Sir Thomas Scott Baker, Sir Peter Cresswell and Sir David Edward (all from the UK), Nisuke Ando of Japan and Sir Bruce Robertson of New Zealand appointed as supplemental Judges. The Judges will serve ...
GOLD fell for a third day on Wednesday, touching a four-month low and all but wiping out its gains for 2012 as the escalation in the eurozone debt crisis prompted investors to favour dollars and German government bonds as safe havens. Political disarray in Greece, a change in the French presidency and renewed concerns about the resilience of the Spanish banking sector sent the euro to a 15-week low against the dollar and propelled German bond futures to ...
PETROCHINA is in talks to buy Valero Energy´s shuttered refinery in Aruba, sources said, the latest move by China´s oil giants to take advantage of a global refining downturn to beef up supply. PetroChina, Asia´s largest oil and gas producer, has made a string of overseas refinery acquisitions in the past few years to strengthen its global refinery foothold and boost its trading and marketing capabilities. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission ...
TOYOTA´S quarterly profit more than quadrupled to 121 billion yen ($1.5 billion), and the automaker gave upbeat forecasts as it recovers from a sales plunge caused by the tsunami in Japan last year. Japan´s No 1 automaker forecast on Wednesday that profit for its business year ending March 2013 would soar to 760 billion yen ($9.5 billion). Net profit plunged 30 percent to 283.6 billion yen ($3.5 billion) for the just ended business year. The annual ...
THE Qatar Football Association (QFA) unveiled names and cash prizes for various categories for its annual award function, which will take place in Aspire Dome on Sunday at 8 pm. The award ceremony honours the achievements of the 2011/2012 football season and is celebrated by the football fraternity dedicated to making the sport in Qatar popular every season. Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Ahmad al Harami, General Secretary, QFA Awards.
ON Friday, sports lovers will get to see some of the fastest runners on the planet. The much-awaited Diamond League is back. Among many world stars who have come to participate in the championship is the 2004 Olympic Gold medalist Justin Gatlin. The American sprinter made it clear that Doha is a special place for him. It was in Doha that he in, 2006 Grand Prix, had equalled the Jamaican Asafa Powell´s...
CHELSEA will have to win the Champions League final if it is to compete in next season´s edition after a 4-1 defeat by Liverpool on Tuesday ended its hopes of a top four Premier League finish. Just three days after beating Liverpool 2-1 in the FA Cup final at Wembley, Chelsea were 3-0 behind inside half an hour at Anfield following an owngoal from Michael Essien and goals from Jordan.
ONE morning in the fall of 1956, in a salon at 12 East 57th Street, eminent American couturier Charles James presented his first children´s-wear line to a group of editors that included Diana Vreeland. With a sense of camp that preceded Marc Jacobs by 50 years, James had ladies in nurses´ uniforms bring out the tiny garments. Leading the parade, held by a nurse and dressed in a pale blue cape, was eight-month-old Charlie Jr Fatherhood had surely ...
ACTRESS Jessica Alba says new parents should adopt time-management to keep their romance alive after having children. Alba admits that her relationship with Cash Warren has changed dramatically since they wed in May 2008 and became parents to two daughters - Honor and Haven, reports dailystar.co.uk. "Having time to see a movie or enjoy watching TV by yourself - let alone with your husband - before your kids head off to college feels like impossible or...
SHE is making her foray in the Hindi film industry with an item song in Department and Brazilian modelturned- actress Nathalia Kaur feels that item numbers should not be labelled vulgar as they are another way to showcase talent. "I don´t like people calling me an item girl. I think it´s another way of showing talent and skills. I found it very artistic. People might criticise and label you, but there is nothing wrong in doing an item number," Nathalia said ...
AN inferno at a three-story clothing
store in the southern Philippines
early on Wednesday killed 17
employees, all women who were
sleeping on the top floor of the
building in downtown Butuan city,
police said. Three women managed
to dash out of a burning
room. Investigators were trying to
determine what sparked the fire,
which raged for five hours...
AN elite group of athletes, here to
participate in Friday’s Samsung
Diamond League at the Qatar Sports
Club, paid a visit to Al Shaqab, the
iconic pure Arabian horse breeding
centre. The athletes – LaShawn
Merritt, Pamela Jelimo, Jesse
Williams, Justin Gatlin and Kelly
Wells – were taken around the facility
and shown the beautiful fourlegged