THIS week, yet another Wall
Street firm most people
have never heard of, relying
on a computerised trading
program that they can't possibly
understand, shook investors'
faith in the market. This is happening
a little too ...
ARAB states will not accept a new
international envoy to Syria after
Kofi Annan's resignation unless his
or her mandate is to clearly negotiate
a transfer of power, Prime
Minister and Minister of Foreign
Affairs His ...
THE Qatar Exchange (QE) showed a positive performance during the five trading sessions of the week that started on July 29. The official QE index increased by 1.28 percent over previous week's closing and finished the week at 8,332.35 points.
JAMAICA'S Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce proved to be the sprint queen of the track once again when she retained her Olympic 100 metres title on Saturday. Fraser-Pryce, securing what could be the first leg of a Jamaican double with Usain Bolt and Yohan.
JULIE Delpy may be most famous as the beautiful star of such films as Europa Europa (1990), The Three Musketeers (1993) and Before Sunrise (1995), but she doesn't see herself in that light. The French-born actress, who ...
THE Ministry of Interior joined Qatari children across Qatar to celebrate Garangao festival. The Traffic Department deployed patrol teams at major roundabouts and various streets to ensure safety of children on Garangao night. Besides, traffic police and Rescue (Al Fazaa) police patrols distributed gift kits to children in different parts of the country. Several MoI departments participated in Garangao celebration on Thursday at different places. At Katara.
QATARGAS has made a financial contribution to the Qatar Red Crescent in support of its sponsorship of needy families and provision of assistance to patients´ activities under the ´La´ali Al Bir´ internal project which is strongly linked to Qatargas´ existing social investment programmes. During a brief ceremony at Qatargas´ Doha head office, Mansour Rashid al Naimi, Qatargas public relations manager, handed over a cheque to Firas al Karim ...
A DELEGATION led by Sheikh Saud bin Nasser al Thani, CEO of Qtel Qatar, met the children at Hamad Hospital recently. The delegation delivered gifts and balloons to "lift the children´s spirits during the holy month of Ramadan". The main objective of the visit was to meet as many children in the Unit as possible, particularly those staying for long-term treatment. The positive impact was apparent, as the children happily received the visitors and were presented with...
UNITED Development Company (UDC), one of Qatar´s leading public shareholding companies, reported a net profit of QR298.6 million attributable to the owners of the company, and net profit of QR370.1 million attributable to the company for the first half of 2012. UDC Chairman Hussein al Fardan attributed the company´s financial performance and continued success to Qatar´s economic progress and stability, according to a company release on Saturday ...
RUSSIA´S Lukoil Overseas and a group led by Exxon Mobil have put in bids for oil and gas exploration in Ukraine´s Black Sea Skifska field, but no bids have been forthcoming for a second field at Foroska, Ukrainian officials said on Friday. Ukraine, which wants to increase its energy independence from Russia, invited bids last June for potential partners for the two offshore fields. "Two bids have ...
JET Airways, India´s biggest airline, posted a surprise quarterly profit on Friday after its strong financial position relative to two troubled rivals enabled it to raise fares and attract more passengers. The unexpected profits posted by Jet and by secondbiggest budget airline SpiceJet earlier in the week have raised hopes for at least a partial recovery of India´s ailing airline industry after its carriers lost a combined $2 billion last year. India´s airlines ...
ACE shuttler Saina Nehwal gave India its first-ever medal in Olympic Games badminton when her Chinese opponent retired in tears from the bronze medal playoff after injuring her knee on Saturday. World No 2 Xin Wang was leading 21-18, 1-0 when she was forced to quit after twice collapsing to the court with a knee injury with the second time seeing her barely able to stand. The bronze went to Saina who became only the second Indian woman after ...
LEBRON James answered the challenge of the toughest Olympic opponent yet for the US NBA Dream Team, sparking a late rally to give the Americans a 99-94 victory over Lithuania and a quarterfinal berth. James scored nine of his 20 points in a crucial 12-2 US run late in the fourth quarter, taking the unbeaten multimillionaire squad on his shoulders just as he did in the NBA Finals leading the Miami Heat to a title last June. "He took the game over. He was terrific ...
QATAR´S flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Games Bahya Mansour al Hamad ended her Games debut on a subdued note when she finished at the bottom of the table in the 50m rifle 3 positions competition. Bahya, who last Saturday became the first Qatari female to take part in an Olympics discipline (10m air rifle), carded a score of 555 at the Royal Artillery Barracks on Saturday.
ALL superstars have massive fan following among the youth. However, there are some actors who are ladies´ favourite. India´s first superstar Rajesh Khanna was perhaps the first ladies´ favourite star. He was the first Indian film star whose mere glimpse had women swoon. His fleshy, resonant voice coupled with a quiet and mellow style of dialogue delivery could have any woman fall for him. His characteristic smile accompanied by winking, unique dance ...
BIPASHA BASU, who has posed in itsy-bitsy clothes for a bold poster of Raaz 3, says she had no reason to hire a body double for the shoot as she is comfortable with her toned body. "I have always been comfortable in my skin and never been conscious of my body," Bipasha said in a press statement. According to insiders, producers were reluctant to approach Bipasha for the shoot, given its controversial nature ...
BOLLYWOOD´S famed Bachchan family is under constant media scrutiny with rumours finding their way in print almost each day, but Abhishek Bachchan says its better to keep mum than issuing clarifications. "What is the use of clarifying things? The media will write what they want to. They write something and then I react... I don´t see any point in that," Abhishek said."I don´t think people even care what I think, that is why I don´t say much," he added ...
UNITED Development Company
(UDC), one of Qatar’s leading public
reported a net profit of QR298.6
million attributable to the owners
of the company, and net profit of
QR370.1 million attributable to
the company for the first half of
SYRIAN television presenter
Mohammed al-Saeed, kidnapped
from his Damascus home in mid-
July, has been executed, the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights said
on Saturday. “The presenter, has
been executed, and the Al-Nusra
Front has claimed responsibility for
the killing,” the Observatory’s Rami
Abdel Rahman said.