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|SIX months after the Syrian
uprising began it seems clear
that peaceful protests aimed at
overthrowing the regime and
ousting President Bashar al-
Assad have failed. With no prospect of
meaningful national dialogue in sight,
the conflict now appears to be shifting
into a new, infinitely more hazardous
phase: the weaponisation of the revolution.
Syria is moving inexorably from
Arab spring to an ever darker, dangerous
winter of discontent.
The inability of unarmed civilian
demonstrators to bring down Assad, or
at least bring him to the negotiating
table, has several causes. One is the
lack of a unified, well-led opposition
with clear objectives...
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FUTURE OF AMERICA|
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despair, listen to the people
who know something about
the global economy. Roger
Altman, a former deputy
Treasury secretary, is arguing that
America and Europe are on the
verge of a disastrous double-dip
recession. Various economists say
it will be at least another three
years before we see serious job
growth. Others say European
banks are teetering - if not now,
then early next year.
Walter Russell Mead, who teaches
foreign policy at Bard College,
recently laid out some worst-case
scenarios on his blog: "It is about
whether the international financial
system will survive the next six
months in the form we now... |
Al Jaber Engineering managing director wins industry award
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA MANAGING Director of Al Jaber Engineering Osama Hadid was recognised as the Construction Executive of the Year at the Construction Week Awards – Qatar 2011 recently.
Al Jaber engineering is a leading Qatari general contractor and an affiliate of Al Jaber Holding. The awards were the inaugural Qatar edition as the country’s construction industry continues to rise in prominence at regional and global levels.
The awards recognised and rewarded individual excellence, corporate prowess and project success.
There were a total of 17 winners.
Under the direction of its chairman, Mohamed Sultan al Jaber, Al Jaber Engineering has successfully taken advantage of Qatar’s decision to expand and develop its infrastructure, building a strong portfolio of projects in the country. It has become a leader in the Qatari construction market, executing major turnkey projects in a variety of sectors, including highways, roads and infrastructure; oil, gas, petrochemical and industrial facilities and landmark buildings.
It is this outstanding and swift growth that led to Hadid’s recognition.
“It’s obviously a great honour to receive such a prestigious award held for the first time in Qatar. Great things are being achieved by Al Jaber Engineering and it’s remarkable that this has been recognised. It is not just for me. It’s an affirmation that every member of Al Jaber Engineering is pulling in the same, successful direction,” Hadid said.