THE Chinese government often tolerates,
and even encourages, abuses
of power and extrajudicial punishments
by law enforcement officials.
These are the underlying
evils that sustain a regime that values its
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THE second edition of Annual
Research Forum (ARF)
organised by the research
division of Qatar Foundation
opened in the presence of Her
Highness Sheikha Moza at the
Qatar National Convention
Center (QNCC) on Sunday...
THE American School of Doha (ASD) has joined hands with United States Air Force (USAF) to start a programme that will promote science, technology, engineering and maths at the school. The programme is named Science.
THE two-day forum, organised by Qatar Exchange in cooperation with Morgan Stanley, concluded successfully in New York on Thursday. Several meetings between the companies listed on Qatar Exchange and...
TEAM Qatar's Khalid Saleh al Shamlan and Khalid bin Abdullah al Kuwari finished the first ever F1 H20 Nations Cup Singapore Grand Prix in second and third positions, but missed out on the inaugural F1 H20 Nations...
"A CAREER is w o n d e r f u l , ' ' Marilyn Monroe said, "but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.'' It's 5 p.m. in New York, and Michelle Williams â€“ the two-time Academy Award nominee who plays Monroe in the new movie...
MICROSOFT announced on Sunday that Qatar University has implemented a variety of its solutions to enhance the educational experience for its 10,000 students and 1,600 faculty and staff. These solutions are an integral part in helping the university to facilitate operational efficiencies and optimising its IT infrastructure to meet its increased requirements and support its future growth...
QATAR Airways organised a customised management training programme called ´Leadership Management Essentials´, developed by General Electric specifically for the airline´s Qatari Career Development Programme. The tailored-made leadership programme was a twoday line-up comprised of classroom style and hands-on modules, instructed by the US manufacturer´s senior management team who travelled to Doha to deliver the sessions at GE´s...
QTEL launched the second edition of its BTEC 3 technical training programme for Qatari high school graduates seeking employment with the company. The group, which consists of 36 high school graduates pursuing technical careers with Qtel, will have the opportunity to hone their technical and management skills under the tutelage of senior professional development experts. The programme was...
THE deadline on talks to resolve Qantas´s bitter dispute with unions, which culminated in last month´s extraordinary shutdown of the airline, expires on Monday but experts say a final deal could be months away. Australia´s industrial arbiter Fair Work Australia gave the "Flying Kangaroo" and three angry employee unions 21 days to negotiate to end their battle over wages and conditions.
ECONOMISTS are increasingly questioning the relevance of the eurozone rescue fund as pressure builds on the European Central Bank (ECB) to lead a lasting and massive debt crisis response. The European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), which uses 440 billion euros of government guarantees to borrow on markets for subsequent lending to bailed-out Greece, Ireland and Portugal.
EGYPT´S benchmark stock index tumbled more than 2 percent on Sunday as clashes between protesters and security forces entered their second day and rattled investor confidence in the country´s already stumbling economy. The Egyptian Exchange´s EGX30 index was down 2.45 percent, or at 4,023 points, by 12:15 p.m. on the first day of the work week in the country. The slide built on a week of declines that have helped push the index´s year-to-date...
ROGER Federer started his bid for a record sixth title at the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory over France´s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Sunday. Federer´s triumph here at London´s 02 Arena 12 months ago moved him level with Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl on five titles in the end of season finale and he is determined to successfully defend his crown after a frustrating campaign. The 30-year-old, down to fourth in the world rankings, will finish...
SAUDI Arabian Abdul Aziz Binladin and British Scott Smart shared the two races of the opening round at the 2011 Qatar International Road Racing Championship at the Losail International Circuit on Saturday. Riding BMW bike, Binladin started from the pole position in the first race and fought hard with Smart but the latter had some mechanical problems and couldn´t follow the rhythm. From the 10th lap onwards, Binladin rode unchallenged and easily...
REAL MADRID maintained its three-point lead at the top of the Spanish Liga on Saturday with an important 3- 2 win at third-placed Valencia. Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Real. Roberto Soldado pulled two goals back for Valencia, but Jose Mourinho´s leaders just managed to hold out for its eighth straight league win.Real now have 31 points from 12 games. They are...
JUST 400 or so kilometres to the west of the gleaming high-rises of Shanghai sits a window into a world hundreds of years old. Despite the dramatic upheavals brought by war, the Cultural Revolution and industrialisation, the hamlet of Xidi, in the mountainous province of Anhui, along with other villages in the area, has managed to remain largely untouched since the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, starting hundreds of years ago. Wander the narrow, labyrinthine lanes.
AS Twilight fans gear up for the emotional rollercoaster of weddings, babies and battles that is Breaking Dawn - Part 1, the movie´s three stars are beginning to look to new horizons. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, which opened in US theatres on Friday, saw young lovers Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) finally marry in a wedding that has the Twilight fanverse in a frenzy. But wedded bliss doesn´t.
GENELIA D´Souza, who was so far tight-lipped about her relationship with Riteish Deshmukh, has finally acknowledged it. She thanked her friends and family for their best wishes for the wedding early next year, and said they are excited about the new phase. "Thanks so much for your overwhelming response. It´s a(n) exciting new chapter in our lives and all your wishes and blessings make it even more beautiful and special for Riteish and me," Genelia posted on her Twitter page.
AT least fourteen persons died and
50 others suffered injuries when a
major fire engulfed a congregation
of cross-dressers at a community
centre in an east Delhi locality on
Sunday night, police said. The
incident took place at around
7 PM on Sunday evening at the
community hall in Nand Nagri
area where a three-day congregation
DIPLOMATIC efforts to end
months of protests demanding
President Ali Abdullah Saleh step
down have made some headway,
an opposition official said on
Sunday, with differences narrowed
down to who controls the army
during a transitional period. An
opposition leader said talks with
government representatives moved
closer to an agreement on a Gulf
Arab plan to ease Saleh from