WHO is to blame for starting
the current crisis in the
eurozone? Greece? Italy?
The real answer may lie farther
It was not the behaviour of the eurozone's
southern members that first
plunged the single currency into crisis.
There was, from the beginning, a way
THE most embarrassing
moments to watch this
political season have
occurred as Mitt Romney
has pretended to be an
angry, fire-breathing true conservative.
The evidence suggests that
in his soul he's a moderate
KUWAIT'S Islamist-led opposition
has won a landslide majority
in Kuwait's snap polls by securing
34 seats in the 50-member parliament,
with women and liberals the
big losers, results showed on
Sunni Islamists, including
Salafists, took ...
THE much-awaited Italian food festival opened at the Millennium Hotel recently. Renowned Italian Chef Manaolo Mosconi - who is taking part in the 10-day fest - will prepare some of the best Italian delicacies which ...
THE economy created jobs at the fastest pace in nine months in January and the unemployment rate dropped to a near three-year low of 8.3 percent, indicating last quarter's growth carried into early 2012. Nonfarm ...
GERMAN world time trial champion Judith Arndt of GreenEDGE-AIS guarded her slim two-second overnight lead over closest challenger Trixi Worrack with brilliant team work and won the Ladies Tour of Qatar on ...
VANESSA Hudgens said yes to Journey 2: The Mysterious Island for one simple reason: Michael Caine. "Any chance you get to work with a legend, the legend being Michael Caine, you take it," Hudgens says. "To be on the same screen as him is such an . ..
OVER 50 high school students from 29 regional schools showcased their programming skills at a two-day botball educational robotics programme workshop at the Carnegie Mellon University Qatar (CMUQ) recently. Qatar Shell once again partnered with the university to sponsor the Botball 2012 programme. The annual competition introduces secondary school students, who have ...
STENDEN University students (grouped as Bliss Events Agency) organised a charity event as part of their events management course recently. The purpose of the event which was called ´Mystery Masquerade Ball´ was to showcase events that are popular abroad but have not yet made their way to Qatar. The students took the initiative to plan the event so that the outcome would inspire people and enhance others to be innovative and go for ...
FALCON lovers defied the dusty weather to attend the closing events of the Third Qatar International Festival for Hunting and Falcons on Thursday. The function was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad al Thani. The contestants competed in the final rounds of the various competitions in the Da´o, Taleh, Mzayen, Hudud and Salooqi categories. At the end of the three-week long festival, HE Sheikh Joaan distributed awards to the winners of various ...
JUST because foreign airlines may soon be allowed to invest in India´s battered carriers doesn´t mean they will. New Delhi´s expected move to allow global airlines to own up to 49 percent in Indian carriers has been welcomed by investors as a potential lifeline for an industry mired in $20 billion of debt and on course to rack up $3 billion in annual losses. But aviation industry experts say any celebration is premature. "There´s absolutely no reason to be bullish on ...
WORLD oil prices advanced on Friday as traders welcomed an upbeat jobs report in the United States, and clawed back some of their losses from earlier in the week. New York´s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for delivery in March, rose 95 cents to $97.31 a barrel. Brent North Sea crude for March delivery rallied $1.31 to $113.38 a barrel in London late morning deals. The US unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in January, its lowest ...
THE rupee is expected to hold steady through much of this year, encumbered by an economy that will struggle to attract the portfolio flows it needs to fund its balance of payments, a Reuters poll showed. The currency will not revisit the record lows it hit in mid-December, the poll showed. But the rapid slowdown in the economy and persistently high inflation make India a relatively less attractive investment destination, even in a year when developed ...
THE singles semi-finals for both boys and girls, as well as the boys´ and girls´ doubles finals in Qatar´s first ATF Junior Tennis Tournament were played on Friday, and the day´s games had more than one surprise in store. The tournament is being held at the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex. In the boys´ singles semifinals, Milen Ianakiev from Germany played Cypriot Petros Chrysochos, the former player being the top seed in the tournament, and the ...
INDIA revived its Australian tour with a convincing eightwicket win over the home side in the second Twenty20 international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday. The tourists dazzled in the field with four run outs to restrict Australia to 131 off 19.4 overs before reaching the target at 135 for two with two balls to spare before 62,275 fans. It was the Indians´ first victory on their tour ...
JOHN Terry was stripped of the England captaincy for the second time in two years on Friday after mounting concern his ongoing racism court case had made his position untenable. The English Football Association confirmed in a statement that chairman David Bernstein had contacted Terry to inform him of the body´s decision to remove him as captain until the racism allegations were ...
IT´S fair to say that we were surprised by the Hyundai Sonata. Granted, the previous Sonata was a competent offering, but it was not exactly a standout. With the new Sonata, however, staff members suddenly started tossing around phrases like "best-inclass." Against such stalwart competitors as the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry—and solid challengers like the Nissan Altima ...
LIFE has been full of ups and downs for Katharine McPhee since she ended American Idol runner-up in 2006. Dropped by her record label in 2008 after her debut album, McPhee has struggled to establish a mainstream career as a singer, and after the comedy The House Bunny several other movie projects proved disappointing for her or failed to get off the ground. But McPhee, now 27, is back in a role that seems tailor made for the former ...
SAMEERA Reddy has reason to smile. The actress has had a good start this year, with her last Tamil film opposite Madhavan raking in the moolah at the box office. Moreover, the director of her upcoming film Tezz, Priyadarshan, has been conferred with the fourth highest civilian award of the country, the Padma Shri. "I told Priyadarshan sir that he should receive one of those titles. He would say, ´I feel humbled, but that´s a great achievement and beyond my ...
POLICE in Cairo fired tear gas and
birdshot at protesters angry over a
deadly soccer riot as fresh clashes
on Egyptian streets killed three people
on Friday, according to a volunteer
doctor and health officials. One
man died just feet away from the
Interior Ministry, which has become
a target for demonstrators furious
that the police failed to prevent a
soccer riot that killed 74 people in
AT least 19 people, among them
two children and three army
defectors, were killed on Friday
around Damascus when government
forces stormed areas that
have witnessed recent anti-regime
protests, Syrian activist Omar Idlbi
said. Protesters flooded towns and
cities across Syria defying a brutal
government crackdown to commemorate
the notorious 1982
massacre in the city of Hama that
killed tens of thousands.