DESPITE best efforts and
tremendous progress, malaria
continues to infect an estimated
216 million people around the
world each year. Nearly half of
these cases occur in predominantly
Malaria kills more than 650,000 people ...
TODAY, we're going to talk
about Mitt Romney's education
speech. Whoa! Calm
down. Of course, it's exciting
- policy, Mitt Romney, education,
speeches. That's why I
brought it up at the start of a long
weekend, so there would be plenty
of pondering time.
This was Romney's ...
ABLAZE in the city's Villaggio mall
left 19 people dead and 17 others
injured on Monday, Minister of
Public Health HE Abdullah bin
Khalid al Qahtani told the media
hours after the incident.
The fire broke out at around
ROGER Federer and Novak Djokovic made efficient starts at the French Open on Monday, with both men keen on polishing their clay games to a lustre as the rounds get more challenging. Djokovic is a man on a mission as ...
WITH a concentrated squint, Ashima Shiraishi silently sized up her first rock of the day, a menacing slab of jagged beige boulder 6 meters high, scuffed by white chalk left behind from bigger, older, more experienced climbers ...
THE American School of Doha (ASD) Global Citizenship Fund Committee has provided financial support to seven individual and group projects since January this year, according to committee chairperson Ann Durham. The projects financed made a difference in the community, including the school, Qatari and global communities. Speaking at the Fund´s committee meeting where the group reviewed its accomplishments on Monday, Director...
MES INDIAN School students bagged the top three positions in science stream among all the Indian schools in Qatar while it shared the top position in commerce stream along with Ideal Indian School in the class 12 examinations of Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE). The examination´s results were announced on Monday. Aakifah Rahman of MES Indian School topped Qatar .
DEPUTY Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs HE Ahmed bin Abdullah al Mahmoud on Monday affirmed Qatar´s commitment to the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur. Speaking at the third meeting of the Follow-up Committee for the Implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur he noted that "the process of implementation of any peace agreement is long and timeconsuming, and needs to harmonise with reality.
QATAR Telecom (Qtel) said on Monday its QR6.8 billion Qatari ($1.9 billion) rights issue has been fully subscribed and it will use part of the proceeds to refinance existing debt. "The subscribed new shares will be added to shareholder accounts by May 31, pending regulatory approvals," Qtel said in an emailed statement. Qatar National Bank and United Arab Emirates´ Commercial Bank International were the issuing managers for Qtel, the company said. Qtel´s board...
STATE-RUN Oil India is looking to buy stakes in US gas driller Chesapeake Energy´s Mississippi Lime basin and ConocoPhillips´ oil sand assets in Canada, its head of finance said on Monday. The cash-rich Indian explorer, whose assets in India´s north-east account for its entire crude oil production and the bulk of gas production, has been aggressively scouting to bolster its ...
IN China, surplus capacity and sliding prices are sounding the death knell for half of the companies making light emitting diode (LED) chips used in Samsung television panels and Sharp computer monitors, with only the large, statebacked players likely to pull through. Sluggish global sales of TVs and computers may further cut LED chip prices by 20 percent this year, and consolidation...
ENGLAND beat West Indies by nine wickets to win the second Test with more than a day to spare at Trent Bridge on Monday and take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in this three-match series. Set 108 for victory on the fourth day, England finished on 111 for one. England captain Andrew Strauss, who made 141 in the first innings to follow his hundred in the five-wicket first Test win at Lord´s, was out for 45 when he chipped part-time spinner Marlon Samuels to short ...
THE man who turned Jonny Wilkinson into the best kicker in world rugby could prove to be a key factor in Luke Donald´s quest to end his major drought this summer. Donald woke up on Monday as the world´s topranked player having overtaken Rory McIlroy with his four-stroke win at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday. That the Englishman was the calmest man at Wentworth this weekend.
DOMENICO Criscito on Monday left Italy´s Euro 2012 squad after being placed under investigation in a corruption scandal. Police arrested Lazio captain Stefano Mauri and 18 other people, including former Serie A Genoa captain Omar Milanetto, currently with Padova in Serie B, following arrest warrants issued by prosecutors in Cremona. Police in Turin also searched the house of Antonio.
UNTIL the culinary revolution began in the 1970s, there were two types of fine-dining restaurants in San Francisco. One served a kind of cuisine called Continental. Vaguely European and intentionally fancy, the food arrived from the kitchen beneath polished silver domes, accompanied by rich sauces in silver sauce boats, and occasionally by tableside theatrics performed by waiters in red dinner jackets. The other, a bit more boisterous and bustling...
SOFIA Vergara, who recently split with her boyfriend of two years, used her vacation to the island of Anguilla in the Caribbean this weekend to "reclaim her bachelorette status." The Modern Family star was in a "very flirty" mood while she and three friends fled to the luxurious Viceroy Anguilla resort, to "recover her independence." "Sofia looked like she was having a blast with her friends and got really flirty with some of the staff at the resort," Radaronline quoted .
AISHWARYA Rai Bachchan has amazed and delighted fans at the amfAR Cinema Against Aids gala in Cannes, despite her not so slim and elegant figure following recent criticism over her weight gain. Aishwarya has received fierce and harsh criticism and mocking in India for her weight gain, with many saying she was not losing her baby weight fast enough. However, she has responded to her critics wearing a gold embroidered sari and coordinating tailored jacket with ...
VIOLENCE raged on Monday
across Syria, where at least 36
people, most of them regime
forces, were reported killed as
clashes erupted in several
restive provinces, monitors
The deadly violence came
even as UN-Arab League
envoy Kofi Annan arrived in
Damascus to try to salvage a
battered ceasefire, a day after
monitors reported 90 people
killed in Syria.
EGYPT’S landmark presidential
election on Monday narrowed
to a contest pitting a
Muslim Brotherhood candidate
against a Mubarak-era
prime minister, the country’s
electoral commission said.
Announcing the results,
commission chief Faruq
Sultan said: “No candidate
won an outright majority, so
according to Article 40 of the
presidential election law,
there will be a run-off
between Mohammed Mursi
and Ahmed Shafiq.