COLOMBIA and Peru are fast
approaching the final stages of
ratification of a Free Trade
Agreement with the European
Union. It is a major agreement
that offers a bridge for ever-widening
relations and commerce between
South America and the Union. And in
our age of globalisation such...
WHEN Nora Ephron
graduated from college
in 1962, she applied for
a job as a writer at
Newsweek, was told
women weren’t allowed to be writers
there, and settled for mail girl. I
used that story as a kind of centrepiece
in a book I wrote about
American women because it
reminded me of ...
WORLD champions Spain took their
place among the game's greats when
they thrashed Italy 4-0 to become the
first team to win successive European
Championship titles on Sunday.
Goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba,
CHINA'S factory downturn worsened in June as a key activity index hit a seven-month low, data expected to raise expectations the central bank may seek more policy easing to revive the world's second-largest ...
THE last time Marin Cilic played on a main showcourt in London, he was roundly booed by a baying crowd and his moment of glory was hijacked. Luckily, that experience last month will come in handy on Monday ...
DARYL Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones were not thinking about the most efficient way to jump-start their careers when they decided, back in 2006, to have a relationship. Less than happy but still in love, the couple, who met as students eight years ago at the Tisch ...
MOWASALAT will host the first International Association of Public Transport (UITP) MENA Public Transport & Large Events Summit on November 6 & 7. This was announced by Chairman of Mowasalat Jassim Saif Ahmed al Sulaiti at a press conference recently. He said that the summit would be a bi-annual event until the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Earlier, Sulaiti had signed a memorandum of understanding with Ousmane Thiam, president.
CONTINUING in its efforts to push the frontiers of ecological consciousness in the Gulf region, Georgetown University´s School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q) has made the iconic interlocking green arrows of ´Reduce, Reuse, Recycle´ — a key building block in all of its sustainability- related ventures. "We don´t want to think about recycling," said Clare Wait, director of the facilities management.
ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD Moroccan star Mohamed Youssef Boukchouch shone bright winning the first prize award of QR100,000 in the International Quran Recitation Competition held at Qatar National Convention Centre on Thursday. This is the third session of the Holy Quran Recitation Competition which was organised by Al Jazeera for Children and will be broadcast on the channel during the holy month of Ramadan. Boukchouch succeeded during the contest´s.
THE Egyptian government signed an agreement on Sunday with the Saudibased Islamic Development Bank (IDB) that will provide $1 billion to finance energy and food imports, the government said in a statement. It said the agreement with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, part of the IDB, was signed in Cairo by Waleed Abdul Mohsen al Wohaib, chief executive of ...
IRAQ has awarded Russian oil giant Bashneft rights to explore for oil in the south of the country after nearly one month of negotiations, a senior Baghdad official said on Sunday, bringing the total number of Russian companies with oil deals in Iraq to three. Bashneft and Vietnam´s PetroVietnam were part of a consortium led by UK´s Premier to bid for Block 12 in Iraq´s fourth energy bidding round in May. The consortium rejected the government´s proposed fee.
FERTILISER and specialty chemicals maker Israel Chemicals (ICL) plans to invest $320 million in a 250 megawatt power plant fuelled by natural gas at its Sdom work site in southern Israel. The combined cycle cogeneration plant will replace the plant built in 1995 that uses diesel generators powered by heavy fuel oil and its output will be significantly higher than the existing plant, ICL said on Sunday. It is designed to supply Sdom´s energy needs for the next 20 years.
SPAIN have not got to three successive major finals by worrying too much about their opponents but Sunday´s Euro 2012 decider with Italy might give coach Vicente Del Bosque a few moustachestroking moments. The all-pervasive influence of Andrea Pirlo on Italy´s run to the final means Spain know they have to restrict his time on the ball - and ensure they mark the Italian front runners more tightly than many other sides have during the tournament.
FABIAN Cancellara of Switzerland held on to the Tour de France yellow jersey Sunday after being pipped at the finish line of the first stage by streetwise Slovakian Peter Sagan. RadioShack rider Cancellara took the race leader´s jersey thanks to a commanding opening day win on Saturday when he repeated his Liege feat of 2004 to claim the fourth prologue win of his career. But despite leaving a gaping ...
UKRAINIANS and foreigners thronged Kiev´s specially designated fanzone for ticketless supporters on Sunday, as the atmosphere built towards the final of Euro 2012 between Spain and Italy. Fans arrived in their hundreds in the morning and the numbers steadily built in the main street of the Ukrainian capital, which has been temporarily transformed into a pedestrian area during the three-week ...
THE Hindi film industry is devoid of a distinctive style of dance, says dancing queen Madhuri Dixit, who feels Bollywood has become a melting pot of all forms of the art. "I think Bollywood is an amalgam of all dance styles. Bollywood has no style of its own. The style is a cliche. There are so many dance styles all over the world and we get to see them all in one song itself. So this is Bollywood.
HE´S played an out-of-control rocker in Hollywood movie Get Him to the Greek and a drunken playboy in Arthur, but in his first US television show, Americans will see raucous British comedian Russell Brand as they haven´t before - doing stand-up. Brand returns to his roots in new show Brand X, a late-night, once-a-week programme debuting on the FX network. It shows off the comedian´s charged humour, as well as his more serious take on spirituality, consumerism ...
PHIL Younghusband has finally confirmed that he and actress Angel Locsin are "officially boyfriend and girlfriend." The popular Azkals striker made the announcement during a recent press conference revealing that they became a couple only on May 27 this year. "We´re happy. We fall more and more in love with each other," ABS-CBN News quoted him saying. "Love and happiness are really the words to describe our relationship." Locsin also...
KUWAIT’S ruler has accepted the
resignation of the prime minister
and his Cabinet, the OPEC country’s
official news agency said on
Sunday, laying the groundwork for
a new government to be formed.
The decision is the latest step
aimed at breaking a political stalemate
in that has pitted Kuwait’s
Western-backed ruling dynasty
against conservative Islamists and
other opposition lawmakers.
QATAR Airways (QA) will unveil its
new Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the
world’s largest aerospace event,
Farnborough International Air
Show, which will take place in the
UK between July 9 and 15.
The global show of the 787 by
Qatar Airways, Boeing’s Middle
East launch customer of the aircraft,
will be a highlight at
Farnborough with more than
120,000 visitors expected to flock
to the week-long show.