THEY'ARE back. Just when
parents thought they might
finally be free of their children,
many of this year's college
graduates will pick up
their degrees - and move back home.
Even those who don't may continue
to live off the ...
FROM the dawn of the
republic, the federal government
has played a vital
role in American economic
life. Government promoted
industrial development in the 18th
century, transportation in the
19th, communications in the 20th
and biotechnology ...
PRIME Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Hamad
bin Jassim bin Jabor al Thani on
Saturday sought a deadline for Kofi
Annan's peace mission in the light
of continued killings there.
More than 100 men, women and...
US HOPES at the French Open were extinguished on Thursday as marathon man John Isner was once again involved in an epic duel, the fourth longest in Grand Slam history, which this time he lost. The giant Isner found himself as the last American.
IT'S a rarity to see Andy Garcia in a major-studio film these days. Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and the lamentable The Pink Panther 2 (2009) are the actor's only recent Hollywood outings. Instead Garcia has been turning up, with increasing frequency ...
ANTI-SMOKING Society Qatar has decided to make concerted efforts to check the spread of tobacco epidemic which, it feels, can bring about positive changes in society. This decision was taken during the Society´ s meeting to observe ´World No Tobacco Day´ (WNTD) that was observed with a table talk and group discussion over the weekend. The event was attended by students ...
QATAR Expo has entered into a pact with car rental giant Al Muftah Rent A Car to provide excellent services to expo visitors. The major events and exhibitions company can now offer superior services and preferential rates to visitors and exhibitors at all Qatar Expo events thanks to the joint venture. With the agreement, Qatar Expo visitors and participants can look forward to great .
THE Arab Peace Initiative Committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al Thani began in Doha on Saturday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is attending the meeting along with Arab League Secretary General Nabil al Arabi. Discussions during the meeting will tackle a number of proposals presented by Abbas on the future steps of the peace process with the Israeli side and ...
QATAR Exchange (QE) showed a negative performance last week trading days. The official QE Index decreased by 0.54 percent over the previous week´s closing and finished the week at 8,416.83 points on Thursday, while Alshall´s index closed at 1,189.05 points, decreasing by 0.78 percent compared to previous week´s closing of 1,198.35. Alshall index is produced by Alshall Economic Services QSC, a Qatar-based business advisory services ...
THE troubled Anglo- Russian crude producer TNK-BP, half owned by BP, was the main driver behind Russia´s oil output growth in May as a result of production ramp-up at new fields, Energy Ministry data showed on Saturday. Russian total oil output, the world´s largest, inched up 0.1 percent to 10.34 million barrels per day (bpd) in May from 10.33 bpd in April. This was still...
SPAIN called on Saturday for a new fiscal eurozone authority which would harmonise national budgets and manage the block´s debts. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the authority was the answer to the European debt crisis and would go a long way in alleviating Spain´s woes as it would send a clear signal to investors that the single currency is an irreversible project. It is not the first time a European leader has proposed creating such an authority ...
QATAR faces Lebanon in an away Asian Zone 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Beirut on Sunday when the two teams kick off their Group A campaign. Qatar coach Paulo Autouri´s team is eyeing a win against hosts Lebanon, saying his team is ready for 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier. "We respect Lebanon, which has deservedly reached this stage, but we are ready for a positive result," Autouri said on Saturday. "We have enough data on Lebanon and hopefully ...
USAIN Bolt has promised to "wow" the world with his performances at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Jamaica sprinter is the reigning Olympic 100 metres and 200 metres champion after some dazzling displays in Beijing four years ago, where he also helped the Caribbean island in the 4x100m relay gold medal. World record holder in both individual sprint disciplines, Bolt endured a relatively modest start to the European track season but ...
EGYPT began a quest to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 1990 by defeating Mozambique 2-0 on Friday at a deserted military stadium in Mediterranean city Alexandria. While the Pharaohs were achieving a routine victory, 2006 and 2010 qualifiers Ghana overwhelmed little Lesotho 7-0 at home in a match halted temporarily by a power failure soon after halftime. Defender...
THE promise of an airplane parked in every driveway, for decades a fantasy of suburban commuters and a staple of men´s magazines, resurfaced this month in New York City. On display at the New York auto show was the Terrafugia Transition, an airplane with folding wings and a drive system that enabled it to be used on the road. The prototype that drew all the attention with regular wing-stowing demonstrations was no mock-up assembled ...
CANADIAN pop star Justin Bieber ran headlong into trouble on a European promotional tour recently, knocking himself out backstage in Paris and dealing with a crushing crowd in Norway that left some fans injured one day earlier. The incident occurred after the singer fell into a glass wall during an intimate concert in Paris. Bieber told celebrity news website TMZ.com he felt lightheaded but was able to perform his last song before going backstage ...
POST-motherhood model Alesia Raut, who featured in music videos Meri beri ke ber and Ek aankh maro, puts on her dancing shoes once again for an item number in Karu Toh Kya Kaaru and says it will be the next big thing in Bollywood. "I have a very delicate image and very soft look, so looking sexy and aggressive has been a challenging task for me. I have tried my best to fit into the ...
QATAR faces Lebanon in an away
Asian Zone 2014 FIFA World
Cup qualifier in Beirut on Sunday
when the two teams kick off their
campaign in Group A. Qatar
coach Paulo Autouri is eyeing a
win against hosts Lebanon,
saying his team is ready for its
2014 FIFA World Cup
THE board of Al Meera Consumer
Goods Company, a leading retail
and distribution company in Qatar,
on Thursday decided to call an
EGM for discussing a proposal to
boost the company’s capital by
100 per cent through a rights
issue. The proposal moots a premium
of QR85 per share on each
share of QR10 face value.