AS the death toll in Syria has
climbed to perhaps 7,000, proponents
of humanitarian intervention
are asking, quite reasonably,
why the West does not
intervene as it did in Libya last year. Not
only was Libya's dictator, Moamer
IF you're an American down on
your luck, Mitt Romney has a
message for you: He doesn't
feel your pain. Earlier this
week, Romney told a startled
CNN interviewer, "I'm not concerned
about the very poor. We
have a safety net
RUSSIA and China vetoed on Saturday an
Arab- and West-backed resolution at the
UN Security Council calling for Syrian
President Bashar al Assad to step down
over his bloody crackdown on a popular
THE winds might have disturbed the schedule of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, but the contest has suddenly become an exciting one as there are now a number of players who are fancying chances to pull it ...
WHENEVER I read about people who are in thrall to a dance craze, my world suddenly seems too small. Oh, to dance the mazurka until my footmen are forced to carry me home on a makeshift gurney at dawn; oh, to spurn a dinner ...
NESTLE Toll House Café by Chip, the premier dessert café with over 100 outlets located across the US, Canada and the Middle East, opened its first outlet in Doha on Saturday. A ceremonial breaking of a large-sized cookie was led by the brand´s Business Development Manager Nadim Hajjar and General Manager of Ali Bin Ali Group´s Hospitality Division Hashem Melhem to declare the posh café located at the first floor of City Center open ...
GEORGETOWN University´s School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFSQ) recently held a reception welcoming diplomats from Cyprus, Lebanon, Japan and other UN member states to the SFSQ building in Education City. High school students from around the world participating in the Model United Nations conference had the chance to network and learn from the diplomatic community at the catered black ...
THE Bright Future Pakistani International School (BFPIS) has witnessed tremendous growth and transformation after the Principal Mussarat Irfan took charge of the community school, which has students from 22 nationalities. In an exclusive interview with the Qatar Tribune, the principal spoke at length about a host of developmental plans in the pipeline and the ...
RUSSIAN gas exporter Gazprom has brought supplies to Europe back up to normal after reducing them ´for a few days´, but it is unable to meet increased demand amid freezing weather, a company official told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Saturday. European countries had reported that Gazprom, which responsible for around a quarter of European Union´s natural gas imports, reduced supplies to them due to a biting cold front, while they ...
AFTER sitting out the megamergers that created the world´s two largest airlines in recent years, US Airways Group is once again courting partners, this time hoping that its bankrupt rival American Airlines will deem it merger-worthy. US Airways Chief Executive Doug Parker, a longtime advocate for industry consolidation, has confirmed his interest in making a bid for American´s parent AMR Corp. The fifth-largest US carrier also is open to being acquired itself, and would ...
CANADA´S government does not see much sign of a recession or a crisis in the Canadian economy this year, and is expecting slow but steady growth, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Saturday. Harper also said his government would stick to plans to reduce government spending despite signs the economy was slowing and the budget deficit might be smaller than expected. "I don´t see a lot of evidence that we´ll have a recession or a ...
QATAR must win Sunday´s crucial London 2012 Olympic qualifier against Oman if it has to stand any chance of qualifying. The host sits at the third position on the table behind South Korea on seven points and Oman on six points. Oman has recently been awarded a 3-0 victory against Qatar after FIFA found the QFA (Qatar Football Association) guilty of fielding an ineligible player in the November 27 fixture. The Group A match played in Oman had originally ...
TYLER Farrar will be the man to watch as the American leads the Garmin-Barracuda in the Tour of Qatar, starting on Sunday with a 142.5-km stage from the Barzan Towers to Doha Golf Club. With world champion Mark Cavendish of Sky Procycling being down with fever and another ace sprinter Andre Griepel withdrawing due to illness, the focus has suddenly shifted on 27-year-old Farrar, who had won a stage and the team time trial in the Tour de France last year ...
EXPERIENCED batsman Younis Khan proved his class with a superb hundred to put Pakistan in a good position on the second day of the third and final Test against England played on Saturday. The 34-year-old right-hander scored an unbeaten 115 to repair the Pakistan innings after early wobbles with youngster Azhar Ali (75 not out) through an unbroken third wicket stand of 194 to take their team to 222-2 at close. Pakistan, who conceded a 42-run lead in the ...
FROM the balcony of Quinta do Bucanero, a pousada in the centre of Praia do Rosa, the appeal of the Brazilian seaside town is obvious. Perched on top of a cliff, the 10-room hotel is surrounded by a tropical jungle and forested mountains, with views of a long, sweeping stretch of golden sand and two lagoons. Surfers dot the waves, and orchids scent the air. It´s this natural beauty that first attracted Jacqueline Biazus, who owns Bucanero along with ...
VANITY Fair unveiled the cover of its annual Hollywood issue on recently, featuring "fresh stars of 2012" who were chosen for the impact they made through movies, including Oscar nominees Rooney Mara and Jessica Chastain. "We´re looking for actresses who are doing great work on the screen. And if they´re young and beautiful, well that doesn´t hurt either," wrote Vanity Fair features editor Jane Sarkin in an email to Reuters. Most are in their 20s.
EVERYONE is talking about the sizzling chemistry between Liverpool lass Amy Jackson and Mumbai ka chokra Prateik Babbar. Unlike other fake ´encounter specialists´ which emerge everytime a new pair is introduced in a love story, the Amy-Prateik chemistry in Ek Deewana Tha is for real. The entire unit vouches for the twosome being absolutely smitten with one another. Says director Gautham Menon, "Our film is getting a positive vibe. People are saying ...
A MAGNITUDE-6.0 quake struck
off the eastern coast of the
Philippines on Saturday, the US
Geological Survey said, but no
tsunami warning was immediately
issued. The quake hit at 9:09 pm
local time (1309 GMT) off the
island of Samar, at a depth of 60
kilometres around 100 kilometres
north of the city of Guiuan, USGS
PROTESTERS faced off with police
in Cairo for the third day on
Saturday angry at the failure of
Egypt’s military rulers to prevent
football-linked violence that left
scores dead. The health ministry
said 12 people have been killed in
Cairo and Suez since the violence
erupted on Thursday. The official
MENA news agency, citing the
ministry, said 2,532 people have