IN the run-up to the French presidential
election, the Iranian newspaper
Tehran Emrooz wrote that
"emphasis must be given to the
advantages of a victory by Francois
Widely reported in the French press ...
IN the last election, Nicolas
Sarkozy lost his wife. In this
one, he lost France. His
friends worry about how the
high-strung, pugnacious bantam
will adjust to his political
"The falling out of love of the
French will be worse than his
THE foundation of many an
Olympic medal dream may
be laid in Doha on Friday as
the first Samsung Diamond
League (SDL) of the season
gets underway at the Qatar
Sports Club Stadium on
Friday. It will be followed...
TEXAS A&M University at Qatar graduated 87 engineers at its 'commencement ceremony' at the Qatar National Convention Centre on Thursday. The batch of graduates includes 33 Qataris and 54 international students with 38 females and 49 males.
QATAR has mandated five banks to help arrange a new sovereign sukuk, four sources familiar with discussions said on Thursday, the Gulf Arab state's first Islamic bond in almost 10 years. Qatar, the world's biggest liquefied natural gas exporter, has...
ROBERT Procop gained worldwide recognition last month as the jeweller behind the distinctive diamond engagement ring co-designed by Brad Pitt for his longtime companion, Angelina Jolie: But a red carpet fixture he is not. A fixture in the Beverly Hills...
ABOUT 18 exhibitors in the business of designing abayas, traditional white gowns, flower arrangement and other wedding musthaves are taking part in the second Annual Bridal Fair which opened at the InterContinental Doha Hotel on Thursday. The two-day event was inaugurated by CEO of Souli Qatar Suhaila Rabaia al Harab together with InterContinental Doha management led by Resident Manager Gilles Nicolas and Senior Sales Manager Safia ...
THE Alwane programme, a new international coalition of activists dedicated to promoting the status of women in the MENA region, was recently launched at major sub-regional conferences held in Tunis, Dubai and Amman simultaneously said a press release from the organisation. According to the release, Alwane, which stands for the coalition of ´Active Leaders for Women´s...
WITH the 5th annual convocation of the students of the Education City under the banner of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar, has become a global hub for education. With 373 graduates from eight international universities passing through the ´Door to the Future´, the farsighted vision and the prudence of the Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani and Her Highness Sheikha Moza have started bearing fruits in a big way. The fifth convocation ceremony ...
WITH Qatar investing QR45 billion in improving and creating road networks in the country, GE Lighting sees an enormous potential for business partnerships, a top company official has said. "Today, with Qatar investing heavily in infrastructure development including roads, bridges and tunnels, the demand for intelligent lighting solutions is on the rise," General Manager for Middle East, Africa and Turkey George Bou Mitri told Qatar Tribune in an...
OPEC REVISED its 2012 world oil demand outlook slightly upwards on Thursday citing a stable US economy and the shutdown of nuclear plants in Japan, which boosted demand. The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries predicted 2012 demand at 88.67 million barrels per day (bpd), up 0.90 million bpd from 2011, in its latest monthly report. This represented a minor hike from its previous estimate in April which stood at 88.64 million bpd. "Given ...
SONY predicted a return to profit this year as it looks to halve the losses in its TV business that pushed the Japanese consumer electronics giant to a record loss of $5.74 billion in the year just ended. Sony shares, valued at around $15 billion or just 3 percent of rival Apple, this week slipped to a quarter century low, a sign of how the Walkman and PlayStation maker has lost its innovative edge and fallen behind Apple and Samsung Electronics. Under new CEO.
FORMER world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell has planned to race flat out in the London Olympics, treating it as if he won´t be competing in the quadrennial event again. On the eve of the Samsung Diamond League on Thursday, Powell said even though the London Olympics would not be his last outing on the track, he would approach it as though it was his last. He would give his best shot to win a medal at the mega event. Powell, the big Jamaican.
INTERNATIONAL Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack hailed the Qatar Association of Athletics Federation for successfully attracting athletes to the Diamond League as they are all preparing for the big show at the London Olympics. Diack, while talking to the media, mentioned that the league would give them a fair idea about what will happen in London. "We have...
A DOUBLE by Colombian striker Radamel Falcao inspired Atletico Madrid to a 3-0 win over fellow Spaniards Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday and its second Europa League trophy in three seasons. Falcao, who also became the first player to win successive Europa League/UEFA Cups with different sides having scored the winning goal for Porto last term, scored a brilliant first-half double ...
DANGEROUS Ishhq and Ishaqzaade - both films releasing today - will play a pivotal role in the careers of their actors. While the former marks the comeback of Karisma Kapoor after a sabbatical of six years, the latter is the launchpad of filmmaker Boney Kapoor´s son Arjun. Directed by Vikram Bhatt, Dangerous Ishhq hits the screens in 3D format and features Rajniesh Duggall, Jimmy Sheirgill and Divya Dutta. The film tells the story of supermodel Sanjana (Karisma).
THIS year the legendary New York fashion meets art event was all about who can sparkle hardest, as the celebrities slipped into futuristic fabrics. It can be a terribly tricky look to pull off, though it is one of the season´s most popular trends. Gwyneth Paltrow had no problems, paying tribute to tonight´s hostess, Miuccia, in a stunning short and backless lilac-silver dress that was probably ...
LOOKS like Mollywood will have to wait much longer to see the Makaramanju heroine at her athletic best. Karthika Nair had earlier confirmed that her second Mollywood outing will be Gold (the Traffic fame director Rajesh Pillai´s next film) in which she´ll play an athlete. "Well, that still holds true," she says, adding that, "the shoot has been postponed for some time because Rajesh is busy with making Traffic in Hindi. I, on my part, have signed three Tamil films...
Qatar’s benchmark slumped to
three-month lows on Thursday
and other local markets were also
lower as investors cut risk ahead
of the regional weekend, with sentiment
shaken by sustained losses
on global markets.
QATAR has mandated five banks
to help arrange a new sovereign
sukuk, four sources familiar with
discussions said on Thursday, the
Gulf Arab state’s first Islamic bond
in almost 10 years. Qatar, the
world’s biggest liquefied natural
gas exporter, has picked Standard
Chartered, Deutsche Bank , HSBC,
Barwa Bank and QInvest for the
deal, the sources said.