WE are told that we should
avoid civil war in Syria,
even as it unfolds before
our eyes. We threaten,
and yet we don't act. We
hold international meeting after
international meeting, but each
delivers only a small batch of sanctions
and escalating ...
THERE is a delicious
moment in the HBO film
Too Big to Fail when
Christine Lagarde, then
France's minister of
finance, calls Hank Paulson, the
US Treasury secretary. It's
September 2008, and "Hank," she
scolds him. "How could you let
Lehman fail? What on ...
WITH a striker reinstituted into
their starting line-up, title-holders
Spain cruised to their first victory at
Euro 2012 on Thursday, beating
Ireland 4-0 on two goals by
Fernando Torres and eliminating
the Irish from group C.
After Spain head coach Vicente
QATAR Foundation for Combating Human Trafficking (QFCHT) is preparing grounds for the establishment of an alliance against human trafficking in the framework of the implementation of the Arab initiative to build ...
CROATIA on Thursday delighted their army of travelling fans by staying top of Group C after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Italy in Euro 2012. Mario Mandzukic - who scored two in their 3-1 opening win over the Republic of Ireland ...
QATAR hosted the regional workshop on national and regional hazardous and noxious substance (HNS) recently. The workshop was organised by the Permanent Committee for Emergency of the Ministry of Interior in association with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Centre (MEMAC). The four-day workshop was attended by delegations from GCC countries, representatives of the Permanent ...
QTEL joined the Filipino community in Qatar to celebrate the 114th Philippine Independence Day, recently. The event brought people together from across the country to mark an important day of national celebration for the expatriate Filipino community. Qtel supported the event with a special booth providing a range of attractive giveaways. With over 7,000 people participating in the ...
IT was a moment for Doha´s fashionistas to come together under one roof and witness some signature collections by Qatari designer Mona al Ansari. Mona — winner of the second edition of the W Doha and VCUQ Fashion Award — showcased some of her winning collection titled, ´Edifice´ at W Doha, recently. Speaking on the occasion, Safak Guvenc, general manager of W Doha Hotel and Residences, said, "This is the first such event this year. We are hosting ...
OPEC prepared to keep oil output limits on hold on Thursday, leaving swing producer Saudi Arabia to unilaterally decide whether it needs to scale back supplies to stem a price slide. Most in the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries want cartel number one Saudi Arabia to cut back to defend oil prices at $100 a barrel but Riyadh is keen to prevent high fuel costs hampering a return to stronger.
KENYA Airways will cut costs this year to protect its bottom line, its chief executive said on Thursday, after a sharp rise in its fuel bill hit annual profits. The airline, which is owned 26.73 percent by Air France KLM and 29.8 percent by the Kenyan government following this month´s rights issue, is ranked among the largest carriers in sub- Saharan Africa, alongside South African Airways and Ethiopian.
CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel warned that Germany alone cannot solve the eurozone crisis as Spain´s borrowing costs surged to a record high level on Thursday after a Moody´s downgrade. With "all eyes" set to focus on Germany at a key G20 summit in a few days´ time, Merkel sought to play down expectations that Europe´s top economy and effective paymaster could conjure up all the answers.
AL SHAQAB Endurance Team has pulled off more victories in Corlay, north-western France with winning important races, CEI 160 Km and CEI 130 Km, of the event. Saad al Dawsari and his horse Ourasi De L´aigoul came out victorious in the 160 Km event in 11 hours and 17 minutes with an average speed of 14 kms per hour. In the first three loops, Dawsari and L´aigoual were lagging behind at the fourth place. However, they left behind everyone and finished...
A FEW months ago, Harry Redknapp beat tax evasion charges and was a leading candidate to coach England with Tottenham playing arguably the most stylish football in the country. Now he is unemployed. That reversal of fortunes was confirmed when Spurs fired the 65-year-old Englishman on Thursday, ending his reign at White Hart Lane after nearly four seasons in charge and with a year left on his contract. Redknapp looks to have paid the price for ...
HOT-SHOT striker Mario Gomez is Germany´s version of Didier Drogba, midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said Thursday after the Bayern Munich star took his tally to three goals at Euro 2012. Having netted with a header against Portugal on Saturday in Germany´s opening Group B win, Gomez underlined his current form with two welltaken first-half goals in Wednesday´s 2-1 win over Holland. The two victories leave Germany top of Group B and on course...
ACTRESS Kareena Kapoor describes her nephew Kiaan as the best looking guy and says she likes to keep his picture as a wallpaper on her desktop. "It will have to be Kiaan Kapoor," said Kareena when asked whose picture she would like to display as a wallpaper on her computer. "He is my sister´s (Karisma) son. He is the most good looking man in my life right now. He has rosy cheeks, big eyes, and the most amazing lips, so it is obviously his face that I love to see every day.
I DID it for a film, so it really wasn´t about me and my security," the actress explained about her shocking Les Miserables transformation. (Hathaway stars in the film as the dying, consumption-stricken prostitute, Fantine.) In fact, now that she´s had some time to adjust to her new hairdo, Hathaway says she couldn´t be happier with it. "I´m just so pleased with how I look.
AFTER earning popularity and critical acclaim in his native land, veteran Indian actor Kamal Haasan is ready to go international. He will make his Hollywood debut with The Lord of the Rings producer Barrie Osborne, who hopes to tell an Indian story in Hollywood style. Kamal and Osborne announced their tieup at the recent I n t e r n a t i o n a l Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.
QATAR’S index slipped 0.1 percent
to an eight-month low of
8,252 points and most Gulf Arab
bourses also declined on
Thursday, with investors reluctant
to hold big positions ahead of a
long weekend that includes elections
in Egypt and Greece. Qatar
National Bank fell 0.2 percent
and Qatar Telecom dropped 1.3
AT least 16 people, including
women and children, were killed
on Thursday in clashes in Yemen’s
southern province of Abyan where
Al Qaeda and the army are battling
for control of the restive territory.
Speaking on condition of
anonymity, a military official said
six civilians, “three women, two
children and one man, were killed
in a Yemeni air raid on the town of