IF you seek a monument to Qatari
ambition and achievement in
Doha, look up. The capital of the
wealthy Gulf state has transformed
itself with dizzying speed from a
dreary desert port into a kind of
Manhattan with sand ...
THE central banks of Qatar and
China agreed to strengthen cooperation
in areas such as developing
their financial markets, a
statement said on Thursday, the
latest in a series of agreements
that the People's Bank of China
has sealed globally in the last ...
QATAR Airways (QA) launched its first flight to the Azerbaijani city of Baku as part of its expansion programme this year. This is the newest European route among Qatar Airways' destinations. Qatar Airways ...
BRITISH gas prices are likely to become more volatile and prone to spikes over the next few years after the UK has moved from self-sufficiency to increasing dependence on imports of liquefied natural ...
"YOU just really freaked me out," Daniel Radcliffe says. The 22-yearold actor, forever to be remembered for eight outings as Harry Potter, is speaking over the cell-phone from New York, where he's looking down on the city . ..
THE National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) in collaboration with Naif Arab University for Security Sciences held a three-day seminar on ´Safety Standards of Long Highways´. The opening ceremony of the seminar, which ended on Wednesday, was attended by Traffic Department Director Brigadier Mohammed Saad al Kharji, NTSC Secretary- General Brigadier Mohammed Abdullah al Maliki, Head of Police Sciences at Naif University Dr Abbas Abu Shama ...
WHEN Sara Khodr moved to Qatar with her family, after having spent the first 14 years of her life in Seattle, USA, she was struck by how much people here knew about the West and how little her friends back in the West knew of the Middle East. Sara, who comes from a Lebanese background, resolved to use the power of media to help right this imbalance. "I started to realise then that I wanted to give voice.
QATAR has just won another admirer. Andreas Brand, the Lord Mayor of the German city of Friedrichshafen, who was in the country for a visit recently told Qatar Tribune that Doha may be a "small city" but it wields "big power". What the non-partisan politician, who heads the city government of the second biggest town in Lake Constance region near the Austria and Switzerland border down south ...
QATAR Airways has awarded a contract to Engine Alliance to supply engines for 10 Airbus A380 superjumbos, the engine maker said on Thursday. Engine Alliance is a joint venture between General Electric Co and United Technologies Corp´s Pratt and Whitney subsidiary. It competes with Britain´s Rolls- Royce to supply engines for the world´s largest jetliner. The 50/50 joint venture between General Electric and Pratt & Whitney beat UK rival Rolls-Royce to ...
ENERGY giant Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday that 2011 net profit jumped 54 percent to $30.92 billion (23.6 billion euros) on higher oil prices, but also revealed a drop in fourth-quarter earnings. The profit after tax figure compared with net income of $20.47 billion during 2010, Shell said in a results statement. The group was boosted as Brent oil prices averaged $110.91 per barrel ...
CHINA is considering increasing its participation in the rescue funds aimed at resolving the European debt crisis, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told journalists on Thursday. But Wen did not make any explicit financial commitments for the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) or the upcoming European Stability Mechanism (ESM). At a joint media briefing in Beijing with visiting German.
TRIXI Worrack brought a lot of smiles to her new team Specialized-lululemon as the German won the second stage of the Ladies Tour of Qatar on Thursday. Worrack and her German compatriot Judith Arndt, the world time trial champion, distanced themselves from the rest about 25 kms before the finish. Then, there was a power-packed finish between the two, with Worrack claiming the first.
THREE Egypt internationals and Al-Ahly players have retired from all football after witnessing the deadly clashes between fans at their league game against Al Masry on Wednesday. Mohamed Aboutrika and Mohamed Barakat, who both have at least 70 caps for Egypt, told Al Ahly TV that they quit immediately after the mass violence that left at least 74 people dead at a stadium in the Mediterranean city of Port Said. "I will not play football again," Aboutrika said ...
THE Commercialbank Qatar Masters defending champion Thomas Björn launched Dolphin Energy´s donation programme at the Doha Golf Club on Thursday. The programme is a charitable initiative that raises money for the Doha based Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs. Dolphin Energy will use the scores returned by the golfers over the four-day tournament and contribute QR50 ...
THEY could be Swarovski studded, they could match the bride´s trousseau, they could come in multiple folds and, yes, they might just cost Rs 100,000 (about $2,000) each. Welcome to the world of the big fat Indian wedding card! The country´s wedding market is said to be worth about Rs 1,500 billion (about $30 billion) - and growing at about 10-15 percent every year; so little surprise that marriage.
SIMON Cowell gave his talent show The X Factor a major shake-up, showing the door to host Steve Jones, judge Nicole Scherzinger, and even his old friend Paula Abdul after a lacklustre first season on US television. Cowell and broadcaster Fox confirmed on Tuesday that British host Jones, and former Pussycat Dolls singer Scherzinger would not be returning for the second season of the show in September. Abdul — Cowell´s old American Idol sparring partner — was ...
ALL´S well that ends well. Shah Rukh Khan and Shirish Kunder, husband of choreographer- filmmaker Farah Khan, called a truce on Tuesday, a day after they were embroiled in a scuffle. Shirish said their friendship has become stronger than ever now. Farah was upset about a brawl between her superstar friend Shah Rukh Khan and her husband Shirish Kunder at a highprofile party recently. The fight is said to have taken place at popular club Aurus during Sanjay.
THE central banks of Qatar and UAE
have told lenders to stop financing
trade with Iran, bankers said on
Thursday. Qatar Central Bank
recently told banks to stop providing
credit for Iranian trade, according to
a senior Doha-based banker. Iran is
struggling under the weight of sanctions.
EGYPT’s prime minister has dissolved
the Egyptian Soccer
Federation’s board and referred
its members for questioning by
prosecutors after post-match
clashes that left 74 dead. World
football’s governing body FIFA on
Thursday called on Egyptian
authorities to deliver a full report
on the violence.