LATELY, a stream of rosy media
accounts has been telling the
world to look to China as a
model of gender equality in the
workplace. 'China Dominates
List of Female Billionaires' and 'Women
in China: the Sky's the Limit' are some
recent examples from the international
press. But the cascade of optimistic portraits
detracts from what is really happening
to women in China's fast-growing
urban work force. They are losing
I'VE been travelling to Yemen,
Syria and Turkey to film a documentary
on how environmental
stresses contributed to the Arab
awakening. As I looked back on
the trip, it occurred to me that three of
our main characters - the leaders of
the two Yemeni villages that have been
fighting over a single water well and
the leader of the Free Syrian Army in
Raqqa province, whose cotton farm
was wiped out by drought - have 36
children among them: 10, 10 and 16.
It is why you can't come away from a
journey like this without wondering not
just who will rule in these countries but
how will anyone rule in these ...
THE Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs HE
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin
Jabor al Thani said on
Wednesday that President
Bashar al Assad must step down
if a political solution to Syria's
civil war is to be achieved, echoing
QATAR Petroleum International (QPI) has signed a framework agreement with France's Total to participate in Total E&P Congo through a 15 percent share capital increase, the two energy companies said on ...
LEKHWIYA qualified to the quarterfinal stage of the AFC Champions League for the first time after a 2-2 draw with Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal in Wednesday's second leg-match in Doha. The former Qatar Stars League champions staved off a ...
MANY who are new in Qatar will find the atmosphere of Souq Waqif quaint. The cobbled path lined with specialty shops and restaurants, the shisha smoking throngs, the aroma of spices filling the air and the buzz of different languages and so many other things ...
CASES of head and neck cancers are becoming more common among young people in Doha, an official from the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) said on Wednesday. Speaking to media persons, Dr Faisal Abdulkader, ENT Consultant at the HMC´s Rumaillah Hospital, said head and neck cancers, which start in the lip, oral cavity, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, pharynx and larynx ...
GENERAL Manager of Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development Saleh al Khulaiti has called for the formation of a special platform to examine studies and researches in career development to promote the best interest of the Qatari youth. Speaking at the opening of the first Qatar Career Development Forum at the Hilton Doha on Wednesday, he urged the panel of HR practitioners ...
THE first Qatar Sports Film Festival (QSFF) featuring a short film contest and public screenings of various sports documentaries will open at Al Riwaq Doha Exhibition Space, located next to the Museum of Islamic Art on Friday. The two-day festival is being organised by The Youth Company, a social enterprise for youth development, and Qatar Olympic & Sports Museum (QOSM), under the patronage of Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs (FICTS).
Qatar´s bourse climbed to a fresh 28-month high, recouping losses from the previous session, while UAE markets ended mixed. Doha´s benchmark advanced 0.5 percent to finish at 9,086 points, its highest since January 2011. Barwa Real Estate climbsed 1 percent after a court reversed last year´s ruling that ordered Barwa´s Sudan subsidiary and The Green City Company to pay $31 million in compensation for Dreamland Construction in Sudan ...
AL KHALIJ Commercial Bank (al khaliji), is pleased to announce its partnership with United Development company (UDC) to offer a range of special rewards to its visitors during the Cityscape Qatar 2013 from May 27 to 29, a press release said on Wednesday. Mohamed Abdelkhalek, al khaliji´s Group Chief Business Officer said, "al khaliji is very pleased to partner with UDC during Cityscape ...
STYLUS Networking & Telecommunications, one of Qatar´s leading luxury digital products´ distributors, and NavJack, the international, Apple-certified entity for iPhone modification, on Wednesday launched their signature ultra-premium iPhone, the AphroditeTM. Employing precision manufacturing technology, the AphroditeTM is embedded in an ultra ...
THE finals of the ´Passport to Passion´ challenge organised by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) will be held at the Awsaj Academy pitch at Qatar Foundation´s main campus from May 24. The two-day event will provide another opportunity for youngsters to demonstrate their footballing prowess. The ´Passport to Passion´.
THE Monaco Grand Prix should be less about tire degradation and more about pole position, as Formula One returns for its showcase race on a street circuit that is notoriously difficult to overtake on. That will be good news for Red Bull´s Sebastian Vettel, but less so for Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen. Vettel, the three-time defending Formula One champion tops the championship standings by four points ...
BAYERN Munich are out to exorcise the ghosts of losing the 2012 Champions League final at home to Chelsea when they take on Borussia Dortmund on Saturday at Wembley for the European title. This will be Bayern´s third European final in four years after the 2-0 defeat in 2010 to Jose Mourinho´s Inter Milan in Madrid, then the acute disappointment of losing last May´s penalty shoot-out ...
POP singer Kelly Rowland and Mexican singer-actress Paulina Rubio have signed onto The X Factor judging panel replacing Britney Spears and music mogul LA Reid, the Fox television talent competition produced by Simon Cowell said recently. Rowland, who rose to fame with R&B group Destiny´s Child, and Rubio will be charged with re-igniting the Fox series that failed to stave off falling ratings after giving Spears a reported $15 million salary last year ...
BLACK fame actress Ayesha Kapur enjoys shopping for accessories so much that she decided to make it her business and launched her own label - Ayesha Accessories. "Ayesha (her company) is an inspiration for me and my mother Jacqueline, who is also the co-founder and MD of Ayesha Accessories, that grew out of the fun that we have while shopping for accessories," said the 18-year-old ...
WWHEN lunchtime comes around, Laurie Batista often grabs a salad near the Flatiron ad agency where she works as an executive assistant and eats it at her desk. But shortly after noon on a sunny, 65-degree Friday, Batista, 31, jumped into a cab with three co-workers and headed west to Marquee, a only dance club. A half-hour later, she was wearing purple lensless Wayfarer-style glasses, waving a foam glow stick and mouthing the words to Warren G´s Regulate ...
DOHA The 2009 report of the
Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA) has
presented a disconcerting image of
the institution of marriage among
the young in the country. According
to the report, nearly half the couples
(49.5%) in the age group 20-
29 years sought divorce. In the 30
to 39 age group the percentage
was 29.9 percent.
DOHA The Ministry of Business and
Trade on Wednesday allowed
Kellogg’s to resume the sale of cornflakes
in the Qatari market. The
Ministry had urged Qatar’s supermarkets
to remove Kellogg’s cornflakes
from shelves as some samples
were found rancid. As a result of the
analysis conducted on the product,
the ministry had withdrawn these