ONE year ago, Norway experienced
one of the worst extremist
attacks Western Europe has
witnessed since World War II
when Anders Behring Breivik
systematically killed 77 people and
injured hundreds of others.
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's...
FScott Fitzgerald wrote, Let
me tell you about the very
rich. They are different from
you and me'. And he didn't
just mean that they have more
money. What he meant instead, at
least in part, was that many of the
very rich expect a level .
WHILE observance of the Holy
Month of Ramadan is common to
Muslims the world over, there are
variations in what people of different
communities eat, how they
dress, and how they socialise during
QTEL will support Qatar's top charities in a Ramadan SMS fundraising drive that is expected to net millions of riyals for humanitarian Syrian causes, the company said on Monday, noting that the campaign has the active ...
THE euro hit its lowest level in over two years and world shares fell sharply on Monday after reports that Spain's indebted regions needed help fuelled fears that the country will become the fourth ...
SOUTH Africa beat England by an innings and 12 runs on Monday in the first Test at The Oval. Dale Steyn took 5-56 and Imran Tahir claimed 3-63 as England slumped from 203- 5 to 240 all out during the afternoon session. Ian Bell and Matt .
EVEN allowing for jet lag, Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton were finding it challenging to articulate how they learned to divide their responsibilities as artistic directors of the Sydney Theatre Company, whose Uncle Vanya opens on ...
VIRGINIA Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQ´s) July Summer Art and Design Community Classes taken by noted local and international instructors were a great success with the students. The three-week designintensive course for students aged 16 and above had students explore traditional art media, digital media and photography as part of portfolio development. They also created individual projects related to fashion, interiors, graphics ...
FOREIGN companies wanting to land lucrative infrastructure projects in Qatar will need to reconsider their approach to the tender process, according to experts assembled for the MEED Qatar Infrastructure Projects conference in London recently. Participating speakers agreed international contractors need to be more strategic about their business development practices in the Gulf state and act ...
THE sixth Ramadan Police Championship for Ministry of Interior (MoI) staff started on Sunday. A total of 18 teams from various MoI departments are taking part in the competition being organised by the Qatar Police Sports Federation (QPSF) at the Aspire Sports Academy. In the first match between Public Guards Department (PGD) and Police Canine Section, PGD won 2-0. In the second match, Warehouse team beat Arab Police Department 1-0 ...
QATAR Holding, the secondlargest shareholder in takeover target Xstrata, has added to its stake in the miner, in its first purchase since it made an unexpected demand for better terms from suitor Glencore last month. Qatar spent just under 5 million pounds ($7.8 million) to buy an extra 590,390 shares on Friday at 8.47 pounds each, according to a regulatory filing on Monday, taking its stake...
STATE oil company CNOOC plans to buy Canadian rival Nexen for $15.1 billion, a deal which if successful would be China´s biggest foreign corporate takeover and a test of Ottawa´s tolerance of outside interest in its resources. Offshore producer CNOOC said it would pay $27.50 cash per share, a 61 percent premium to Nexen´s closing price in New York on Friday. The move is the most ambitious ...
MCDONALD´S reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday, hurt by a slowing global economy and the impact of a stronger dollar, and said sales growth at established restaurants would slow this month. Shares in the world´s largest fast-food chain operator fell 2.1 percent to $89.65 in premarket trading. The results come just days after Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc surprised investors by saying the sluggish US economy had ...
IT was game, set and match for the Olympic torch on Monday as Wimbledon runner- up Andy Murray took the flame to Centre Court with a smile - and sealed the gesture with a kiss. All tears and painful memories of his defeat just two weeks ago at the hands of Roger Federer in the Wimbledon men´s final seemed to be forgotten. "This is a very proud moment," said Murray, looking relaxed. He handed the aluminium torch to five-times Wimbledon champion Venus ...
BRADLEY WIGGINS made a low-key return home Monday after his historic Tour de France win, even as Britain looked forward to the cyclist leading the country to more success at the London Olympics. The 32-year-old and his wife Cath were seen leaving their home in Eccleston, a village in the northern county of Lancashire, just one day after he became the first Briton in history to pedal to victory in the race. Wiggins, wearing sunglasses and a black T-shirt, and ...
YOUNG PLAYER Jung Bin Kim won the coveted Flight A at the Guardian Wealth Monthly Medal golf, held at the Doha Golf Club on Saturday. A large number of players braved both heat and humidity but still they tried to do their best to finish in the winner´s circle. Jung grossed 76 with a birdie and five bogeys to return a nett 69, which was enough for him to win the highest category. Byron Clancey emerged the champion in the Flight B after returning a nett ...
POPULAR actor Dileep on Thursday won the best actor award at the Kerala State Film Awards, his first, for his role in Velaripravinte Changathi, while Swetha Menon bagged best actress award for Salt N´ Pepper. Director Renjith´s Indian Rupee was declared the best film, and best director trophy went to Blessy for Pranayam. Dileep said he was not expecting the award and added: "In the past, I really ...
ACTOR Rahul Bose, who is an international rugby player, has a word of advice for Indian Olympians headed for London. He wants them to relax and get used to the climate as it would help them give their best. "It´s too late to say that practice. For an international athlete, these last days are to focus and relax. I have been an international sports person so I would say just one thing - the environment ...
ONE likes love stories and the other action but both complement each other and would like to make films of all kinds, says Dinesh Vijan of his partnership with Saif Ali Khan and their banner Illuminati Films, which has produced two hits and one miss. "We like all kinds of films. I like love stories a lot. Saif likes action and horror. So between the two of us, we would like to make all kinds of films. We complement...
A WAVE of attacks across Iraq
on Monday killed 107 people in
the country’s deadliest day in
more than two years after Al
Qaeda warned it would mount
new attacks and sought to retake
territory. Officials said at least
214 people were wounded in
27 attacks launched in 18
THE Qtel Group on Monday celebrated
the launch of 3G services
by Tunisiana, the leading mobile
operator in Tunisia, which is part
of the company’s portfolio of
brands. With launch coverage
extending to 48 percent of the
population, Tunisiana will offer 3G
services in Tunis, Sfax, Sousse,
Djerba, Cap Bon, Hammamet and