WHEN my book Funding Evil:
How Terrorism is Financed
- and How to Stop It was
first published in New York
in 2003, I never imagined
that attempts to silence my work would
emanate from London's High Court
rather than, say ...
I can remember bad presidential
campaigns in good times and
good campaigns in bad times,
but it is hard to recall a worse
campaign in a worse time. Mitt
Romney's campaign has been about
nothing, and President Barack
Obama's has been ...
BRITAIN opened its Olympics with a royal
entrance like no other.
London greeted the world in a celebration of
Old England and new that was stunning, imaginative
and dramatic - and cheeky, even featuring
a stunt double ...
AS the fallout continues for Kristen Stewart and her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders after they confessed to a fling on Wednesday, reactions from their scorned lovers are beginning to come in. Stewart's longtime boyfriend and ...
MEHDI Hassan Khan, Pakistan´s renowned ghazal and playback singer, passed away in Karachi recently after a protracted illness. Hassan, who was decorated with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and Hilal-e-Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan, was popularly known as the ´king of ghazal´. Hassan was born on July 18, 1927 in a village called Luna in Rajasthan, India, into a family of traditional ...
AROUND 50 volunteers participated in an ambitious programme to undertake major home improvements for underprivileged households in Doha. The Refaq campaign helped to maintain and repair 10 houses. The programme was organised and supported by Qtel, Tumooh and U-Change. The houses were selected after a nationwide survey, which aimed to find family homes that ...
IMPROVING on postnatal care and breastfeeding practices and support systems for Qataris will be the subject of a research study by the University of Calgary in Qatar. The research project is themed on ´exploring professional intervention and support for breastfeeding practices in the primary healthcare centres in Qatar´, and has just received funding from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), which includes $60,000. "I am ...
SPAIN´S unemployment rate rose in the second quarter to 24.63 percent and a huge 53 percent among the young, despite the start of the tourist season, official figures showed on Friday. The increase in the overall jobless numbers was smaller than in the first quarter, with the number of eligible people out of work rising to nearly 5.7 million people. Between April and June, 53,500 people lost their jobs, compared with 365,900 in the first quarter, the national...
BRENT crude oil rose towards $106 per barrel on Friday, buoyed by hopes for a fresh economic stimulus in the United States after confirmation of a slowdown in US economic growth. A European Central Bank pledge to protect the eurozone also supported financial markets, helping steady the euro. US economic growth slowed as expected in the second quarter, with an annualised gain of 1.5...
SAMSUNG Electronics, the world´s top technology firm by revenue, reported on Friday a record operating profit of $5.9 billion for the June quarter, as rampant Galaxy S handset sales helped stretch its lead over Apple. September quarter mobile profits are expected to forge further ahead as the latest Galaxy model enjoys a sales boom before the next iPhone launch, widely expected in October ...
SOUTH Korean archer Im Dong- Hyun sees only blurred colors and lines when he peers toward the target about 76 yards away, with arrow at the ready. It doesn´t stop the legally blind Olympian from hitting the grapefruit-sized yellow centre - again and again and again. Im set the first world record of the London Olympics on Friday, breaking his own mark in the 72-arrow event and helping South Korea set a team record in the opening round. He broke the record he set...
You don´t need a title to come to the London Olympics, but lots of people are bringing one anyway. In addition to Britain´s extensive royal family, members of other European royal lines kings, queens, princesses and barons are converging on London by yachts and private jets for Friday´s opening ceremony. Dozens of more monarchs and their regal offspring, from the Middle East to ...
QATAR, represented by a small contingent of 12 athletes, believes its investment in youth will be showcased well in the London Olympic Games as the Gulf State gets ready for the biggest sports event in the world. With eight of the 12 athletes aged under 20 years, Qatar looks to the future with a great deal of optimism. "First of all, I would like to congratulate our young athletes on qualifying for the 2012 London Games," Sheikh Saoud Abdulrahman al Thani.
DEEPIKA Padukone´s orange bikini scene from her latest film, Cocktail, has been the talk of the town. The actress says the secret behind her perfect figure is not any crash diet, but a combination of regular workouts and healthy eating. "I think ideally one should not reach a stage where you have to go on crash diets. You need to be conscious on a daily basis. I feel that this should be your lifestyle," Deepika ...
A CTRESS Kareena Kapoor says only her beau, actor Saif Ali Khan, will put to rest the incessant rumours about their wedding date. Speculation about their wedding date has been doing the rounds for a while. Saif´s mother, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, had even been quoted as saying that the marriage will take place on October 16, but nobody else confirmed it. Latest reports suggest Kareena had...
FILMMAKER Pooja Bhatt believes in showing boldness as it is, with no double-meaning and no toilet humour. The actress-turned-director is waiting for the release of her erotic thriller Jism 2, which is perhaps the boldest film from the Bhatt camp. "An average film is made from a male perspective and designed for a male audience, but I am going to show pure, unadulterated sensuality, designed by adults and for adults," Pooja told IANS. "Toilet humour is not my style and ...
HAMAS on Friday hailed the
meeting between its leader in
the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniya,
and Egypt’s Islamist President
Mohamed Morsi, saying it represented
a “turning point” in
bilateral relations.Gaza has
been under semi-blockade by
Israel and Egypt since Hamas
took over the enclave.
Saudi security forces opened
fire on Shiite protesters in the
tense Qatif district of Eastern
Province on Friday, wounding
several as hundreds marched
to demand the release of
detainees, witnesses said.
Live rounds wounded a number