DRONES are not just for firing
missiles in Pakistan. In Iraq,
the State Department is using
them to watch for threats to
Americans. It's time we used
the revolution in military affairs to
serve human rights ...
AT least 73 people were killed
and 1,000 injured on
Wednesday after a soccer
pitch invasion in the Egyptian
city of Port Said, health ministry
Egypt's parliament has
called an emergency session
on Thursday, over the violence.
IT'S noon on Waikiki Beach, and Hollywood's 19-year-old It Boy is savouring a glass of guava juice and some fresh fish. The view from the Kahala Hotel is breathtaking: Down below five trained dolphins frolic in a pool, and a few steps.
QATAR National Research Fund (QNRF) announced the award of 52 research proposals for the 11th cycle of its funding programme, the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) on Wednesday. In this 11th UREP cycle, the QNRF received 135 research proposals, each of which was independently reviewed by three international peer reviewers, none of whom had any affiliation or connection to the institutions that submitted proposals. The principle is in ...
QATAR Diabetes Association (QDA) and El Jaish Sports Club on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly organise a series of diabetics campaigns across the country. The MoU aims to create awareness and educating the community about diabetes and its preventative measures. As part of the initiative, QDA and El Jaish Sports Club will hold Al Bawasil International Spring Camp.
MORE than 70 restaurants, cafes and hotels are expected to take part in the Third Annual Doha Food Festival to be held behind the Doha Exhibition Center in Al Dafna from February 8 to February 11. Titled ´Taste and Fun 2012´, the festival will host a special Japanese corner featuring dishes prepared by chef from the Japanese embassy along with a renowned chef from Tokyo. This is the first time the festival would showcase dishes from a particular ...
SAMSUNG, which holds 21 percent market share in the Gulf and 26 percent in Qatar, is looking to enhance market presence with the introduction of its expansive portfolio of tablets, mid-range phones and smartphones, a top company official has said. "We experienced a 40 percent year-on-year growth in the region. We see positive growth for the smartphone market as more consumers gravitate to smartphones. In 2012, we will focus more on matching customer.
THE Frankfurt and New York stock markets´ plans to forge the world´s biggest securities exchange collapsed on Wednesday after the European Commission ruled against the plan. In their 450-page ruling, the commission´s anti-trust officials said they rejected the move on the grounds that it would have given the new company "a near-monopoly" in Europe´s lucrative derivatives trading ...
INVESTMENT bank Morgan Stanley has stolen a march on archrival Goldman Sachs by landing a brokerage seat in Indonesia, Southeast Asia´s biggest economy. A broking license will allow Morgan Stanley to trade securities and provide research in Indonesia, which is expected to draw extra fund flows after an upgrade to investment grade by credit ratings agencies Moody´s last month and Fitch.
FORMER two-time Ladies Tour of Qatar champion Kirsten Wild produced a thrilling burst to win the opening 97-km stage of the fourth edition, on Wednesday. The Dutch cyclist was involved in a tight battle for the first stage honours, which also included three riders each from Team Specialized Lululemon and GreenEdge. But Wild squeezed out of the bunch despite the headwind to cross the finish-line and take the Gold jersey after 2 hours and 16.50 ...
FIRST-TIMER in Doha and Asia´s most successful golfer, KJ Choi, feels that the young generation of Asian golf is quite promising and can make itself count if it continues to work hard and stays focussed. World No 13 Choi, who has won eight titles on the PGA Tour, including his biggest career victory in supposedly fifth Major The Players Championship, is making his debut in the Commercialbank Qatar Masters, presented by Dolphin Energy. The 15th edition.
TEAM Commercialbank, skippered by Frenchman Bertrand Pace, will challenge other crews in the second Sailing Arabia – The Tour – the only yacht race around the GCC countries. In a press conference on Wednesday, The Pearl Qatar, Qatar Sailing and Rowing Federation and Oman Sail revealed details of the event and the Qatari team, sponsored by The Commercial Bank of Qatar. No stranger to offshore sailing.
I ADMIT to being jealous of my sons for growing up in a time when vaccines spared them miseries like the measles, mumps and polio scares that marred my childhood. But I´m most envious of their freedom from the dental decay that forced me to spend countless miserable hours with my mouth propped open while the dentist did his best to stay on top of rapidly rotting teeth. By my mid-20s, I had already lost one molar and all four wisdom teeth, and every ...
MADONNA says it´s pretty obvious why she was drawn to the story of Wallis Simpson — the American divorcee who was vilified for persuading a British king to give up his throne in order to marry her. The sometimes prickly pop superstar said she had been fascinated for years by Simpson before deciding to write and direct her second film, W E, which opens widely in US movie theatres on Friday.
FROM Sanjay Dutt, Gauri Khan to Karan Johar and Abhishek Bachchan — the ´who is who´ of Bollywood gathered for the sangeet ceremony of Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D´Souza at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai. Genelia looked gorgeous in white lehenga with peach embellishments, while detailed stone work on her lehenga and chunni added elegance to her attire. Her beau Riteish looked striking in a royal blue sherwani. Before going for the ceremony.
QATAR’s bid to qualify for the
2012 Olympic football tournament
took a hit on Wednesday when
FIFA ruled that it had fielded an
ineligible player in a qualifying
game last November, overturning
the initial draw and awarding a
3-0 win to Oman.
AT least 59 people, the majority of
them civilians, were killed in fighting
across Syria on Wednesday, a
rights group said. The group said
at least eight civilians were killed
in shelling by regime forces in
Homs while 24 were killed in
fighting in the Damascus region,
among them a three-year-old child
and a 25-year-old woman.