OIL prices have plummeted for
the past two weeks, largely on
dim projections for global
growth. But an underappreciated,
major threat to this
trend lies on the horizon.
EU and US sanctions against
Iranian oil exports ...
THE people who pioneered
democracy in Europe and the
United States had a low but
pretty accurate view of human
nature. They knew that if we get the
chance, most of us will try to get
something for nothing. They knew
MINISTER of Economy
and Finance HE Yousef
Hussain Kamal on
Monday pitched for bold
decisions to ensure global
"I am talking specifically
about the fact that economic
THE four winners of the 'Capture of Essence of Qatar' photography competition, organised by Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) in collaboration with New Doha International Airport (NDIA) were announced and awarded at a reception dinner held...
THE First Investor (TFI), the investment banking division of Barwa Bank Group, on Monday said it has invested in the iconic World Trade Centre complex in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but did not give any financial details of the ...
AL AHLI Club kept its Heir Apparent Cup volleyball final dream alive with a fighting four-set victory over Al Rayyan at Al Arabi Club indoor hall, on Monday. After having lost the first clash in the best-of-three-match series, it ...
NEGLECTED in India, restored in Bologna, Uday Shankar's Kalpana will be screened at Cannes during the festival. Ninety-four-year-old Amala Shankar, wife of late dancerdirector Uday Shankar, will be walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival for the screening of the new ...
QATAR University (QU) and Qatar Foundation for Combating Human Trafficking (QFCHT) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish legal clinics towards combating human trafficking in Qatar on Sunday. The MoU was signed by Dean of College of Law (LAWC) at QU Dr Hassan Okour and a member of QFCHT Board of Directors Judge Hessa al Sulaiti in the presence of ...
THE Academic Bridge Program of Qatar Foundation hosted a delegation of 7 visitors from the Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi recently. The visit allowed educational leaders at the two institutions to share information and learn from one another. The delegation from the Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi was led by the Dean of Academic Affairs at the institute Dr Ahmed al Shoaibi. Director of the Academic Bridge Program by Dr Miles Lovelace and his ...
CHIEF Executive Officer of Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) Mansoor al Khater has reiterated the institution´s commitment to developing the country´s cultural scene while preserving the local heritage in an era of numerous global changes. He spoke on Monday at a conference to mark the International Museum Day at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA). The event was also in celebration of ...
FACEBOOK shares sank on Monday in the first day of trading without the full support of the company´s underwriters, leaving some investors down 25 percent from where they were on Friday afternoon. Facebook´s debut was beset by problems, so much so that Nasdaq said on Monday it was changing its IPO procedures. That may comfort companies considering a listing but does little for Facebook, whose lead underwriter Morgan Stanley had to step.
OIL crept higher on Monday, rebounding from last week´s multi-month lows on speculative buying and as concerns resurfaced over supplies from the crude-rich Middle East, particularly from Iran. The market was also supported by Group of Eight (G8) leaders calling for Greece to stay in the eurozone at a weekend summit in the United States as they debated deep divisions about how best to tackle...
STRUGGLING internet company Yahoo has secured a lifeline after agreeing to sell half of its prized stake in Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba for about $7.1 billion, with most of the cash going to shareholders. The deal, announced on Sunday in the US, will see Alibaba Group buying back half of its 40 percent stake from Yahoo for $6.3 billion cash and up to $800 million of Alibaba preferred shares.
RAFAEL Nadal won his sixth Rome Masters title in a rainpostponed final against Novak Djokovic on Monday, defeating the world number one 7-5, 6-3. It was sweet revenge for a straight sets loss to the Serb in last year´s final and the win means that he will move back ahead of Roger Federer at number two in the world rankings. It was also the perfect preparation for the defence of his French Open title with the tournament due to get underway in Paris on Sunday...
ALASTAIR Cook and Ian Bell led England to victory in the first Test against the West Indies at Lord´s on Monday. England, set a target of 191 to win, was faltering at 57 for four before lunch on the fifth and final day. But Cook (79) and Bell (63 not out) shared a fifth-wicket partnership of 132 that saw England, the world´s number one ranked Test side, to the brink of victory before lefthanded opener Cook was out with two runs needed when caught in ...
MONTPELLIER claimed the first French league title in their history after winning 2-1 at Auxerre on an extraordinary final day of the season on Sunday, after a game twice delayed due to protests by the home fans. Second-placed Paris Saint- Germain did all they could by winning 2-1 at Lorient, and the delays at Auxerre meant that Rene Girard´s side had to endure a nervous wait before their title success was confirmed. Montpellier finished the season three points clear...
DOES anyone really need another recipe for roast chicken? Probably not, but I collect them anyway, trying out each permutation with the zeal of the obsessed. Would this one give me crispier skin, a juicer breast or more soft and supple dark meat? Usually the answer is no. But every once in a while, I find a keeper, a fresh approach to that age-old technique that does yield a better bird. This recipe is one of them. It´s really not a whole new recipe unto itself, just.
JENNIFER Lopez is unsure whether she will return to American Idol next year as she juggles motherhood and a comeback in both her pop music and acting careers. Lopez, who has young twins, told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres this week that she wasn´t sure about renewing her contract as a judge on the TV singing contest for a third year. Sources close to the singer told E! News that she was "just too busy" and was planning on calling an end to her time on ...
ACTRESS Shilpa Shetty, who was due to deliver next month, gave birth to a boy on Monday morning, her businessman husband Raj Kundra announced. "God has blessed us with a beautiful baby boy. Both mother and baby are fine... Both mum and baby are resting. I am thrilled to bits!!!!!!" an ecstatic Kundra tweeted. "A big thank you to my wife Shilpa Shetty for the best gift ever, Dr Kiran Cohelo and all the staff at the Hinduja Hospital! Thank you for all your love ...
THE rupee fell below the key psychological
level of 55 to hit a new
record low on Monday, setting up
the prospect of further falls unless
the RBI takes measures or intervenes
more aggressively, traders
said. The rupee has now hit four
consecutive record lows.
SRI LANKA’S former army chief,
who was imprisoned after losing an
election to President Mahinda
Rajapaksa, was released from
prison on Monday to thousands of
cheering supporters. As firecrackers
erupted in the background, Sarath
Fonseka promised to carry on with his
challenge to the government.