ONE year after the revolution
that ousted President Hosni
Mubarak, the Egyptian military
is closing down civil society
organisations and trying to
manipulate the constitution-writing
process to serve its ...
THE Open Medical Institute (OMI), a
leading global educational institution,
which provides post-graduate education
and training in medicine, is set to open a
branch in Qatar.
Since its inception in 1993 ...
BANKING shares helped Qatar Exchange gain one percent on Sunday. The Qatar National Bank jumped 1.9 percent and Commercial Bank of Qatar rising 0.9 percent. "The banking sector will help lift the market ...
'KING of roads' in Qatar Tom Boonen laid down his marker as he won the opening stage of the Tour of Qatar on Sunday. In a mass sprint that climaxed the 141.5 km stage from the Barzan Tower to College of North Atlantic ...
YOUNG couples have long signaled their devotion to each other by various means, the gift of a letterman jacket or an exchange of class rings or ID bracelets. Best friends share locker combinations. The digital era has given rise to a more intimate custom ...
THE Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Tribunal (QFCRT) conducted its first sitting to hear appeals by individuals against sanctions imposed upon them by the QFC Regulatory Authority on Sunday. The tribunal also swore in a former member of Hong Kong´s Securities and Futures Commission Laurence Li as a judge on the occasion. The tribunal also listed two appeals to be heard over ...
QATAR has a high smartphone penetration at 75 percent, according to a survey conducted by the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQatar) and Nielsen, an independent survey agency. This is higher than Singapore and Kuwait which have 72 percent and 54 percent penetration respectively. The survey was done in Qatar between December .
DISHES that help bring out ´feel good hormones´ are the latest lunch offerings at the InterContinental Doha Hotel´s Mediterranean restaurant, Mykonos. The promo titled ´Good Mood Food´ - featuring about 12 types of cuisines concocted by the outlet´s new kitchen master chef Konstantinos Panou - was launched on Sunday. "Greek cuisines are known to be made of fresh ingredients and are generally light meals. Through this promotion I want to ...
QATAR will assume the presidency of the Union of Arab Securities Authorities (UASA) for a period of one year starting on Monday when the sixth meeting of the group will be held in Doha. The meeting is expected to focus on the necessity of increasing the professionalism of the securitised companies, removing the obstacles and facing the challenges of investment in Arab securities markets. The meeting comes close on the heels of recently launched secondary ...
PETROPLUS´S UK administrator said on Sunday that it had bought a cargo of crude oil for processing at its Coryton plant as it seeks to conclude negotiations with interested parties to save the plant. Switzerland´s Petroplus, the owner of the 175,000 barrel per day plant near London, has filed for insolvency, and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has maintained operations at Coryton since January 24. "An oil tanker is now heading towards Coryton and will replenish ...
CHINA has a stake in helping eurozone countries get through their debt crisis, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said in comments published on Sunday, pointing to Europe´s importance as a market and hinting at more possible support for beleaguered exporters. Wen´s remarks, reported by the official Xinhua news agency, built on comments he made during German Chancellor Angela Merkel´s recent visit .
ENGLAND was left to fight hard to save defeat and with it the humiliation of a first-ever series whitewash at the hands of Pakistan in the third and final Test at Dubai Stadium on Sunday. Needing to chase its second best achieved target in all Tests of 324, England finished the third day at 36-0, with openers Andrew Strauss (19) and Alastair Cook (15) playing out the tricky 20 overs on an eased out pitch. They still need another 288 runs with all ten wickets intact ...
AUSTRALIA drew first blood in the trination one-day series with a convincing 65-run victory over India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Debutant Matthew Wade clubbed 67 in a man-of-the-match performance and David Hussey chipped in with a brisk unbeaten 61 as Australia reached 216 for five off a rain-reduced 32 overs. The Australians had the tourists on the back foot after left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc dismissed ...
A DIDIER-inspired Ivory Coast and Zambia eased into the semi-finals on day 15 at the Africa Cup of Nations. Chelsea icon Drogba scored twice, after missing a spot kick, with Manchester City star Yaya Toure adding a magical freekick in the Elephants´ 3-0 defeat of gallant co-hosts Equatorial Guinea. That Malabo quarter-final on Saturday came after Zambia had downed 10-man Sudan by the same scoreline over on the mainland in Bata. The Ivorians will meet the winner .
If you haven´t already swapped your morning cup of joe for a mug of green tea, consider it now. A growing mound of evidence indicates that specific antioxidants found most abundantly in green tea help defend the body against heart disease, cancer, obesity, memory loss, and general cognitive decline with age. Produced from fresh leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, grown widely in China ...
THE latest addition to the family is just seven months old but David Beckham is already dreaming of the next. The footballer, who is relishing every moment of having a daughter after three sons, said he and his wife Victoria would love to have more children. The couple are parents to Brooklyn, 12, Romeo, nine, Cruz, six, and baby Harper. But it seems that the Beckhams would love another – making the perfect five-aside team. In an interview to be broadcast on ...
DO not to divide the movie industry based on regions, urges multilingual actress Shriya Saran and requests people to refer to filmdom as "Indian cinema". "I feel films can be used as cultural instincts, so let´s call it Indian cinema... Dividing it into North, South, East and West will cause nuisance and divide the industry. We are one big family, and let´s be like that," Shriya told IANS. The 29-year-old has worked in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam ...
QATAR expects between 1.7 million
to 3.7 million tourists annually
by 2022, the head of the body
delivering the 2022 World Cup
said on Sunday. “The World Cup
will also contribute to a 10%
growth in the value of the region’s
hospitality and tourism sector,”
Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee
Secretary-General Hassan al
Thawadi said at a conference in
TOM BOONEN of Belgium won
the first, 133.5 kilometre stage of
the Tour of Qatar here on Sunday,
sprinting home ahead of Britain’s
Adam Blythe and Peter Sagan of
Slovakia. The win gave Boonen the
overall lead ahead of Monday’s
second stage, a 11.3 kilometre
team time-trial on the motor-cycle
Grand Prix circuit of Lusail.