WHILE Russia and China
were using their veto to
abort a UN security council
resolution against the Syrian
regime, reports of a massacre
in Homs came thick and fast. In
an unprecedented escalation, the Syrian
regime sought to exploit international
hesitancy to ...
ON Monday, Stephen
Harper, the prime minister
of Canada, travelled
to China for a week of
high-level meetings. He
brought with him a handful of his
cabinet ministers, including Joe
Oliver, his tough-talking minister
of natural ...
SYRIAN forces thrust into the
rebellious city of Homs on
Wednesday, killing as many as 100
civilians by the accounts of opposition
activists, and Turkey appeared
to be preparing a new diplomatic
push against President Bashar al
BEING a supermodel isn't easy. Especially when you've not hit puberty. This week Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia made her modelling debut, for Young Versace, at 10. Donatella Versace said, "Like her mother, Kaia has .
QATAR Museums Authority (QMA) announced on Wednesday the opening of the solo exhibition of works by Takashi Murakami, featuring some of the artist´s bestknown works as well as specially commissioned pieces. Being held at the Alriwaq exhibition point in the Museum of Islamic Art premises, the exhibition will be open to the public from February 9 to June 24. It is the first of a series of cultural events celebrating 40 years of friendly relations between Qatar .
TO highlight the importance of sports in the development of individual and society, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has planned a wide range of sporting programmes as part of the sports day celebrations, in addition to programmes of social and cultural significance. Accordingly, Ashghal President Nasser Ali al Mawlawi issued a resolution constituting a Sports Day Activities Committee to be headed by Abdulla Saad al Saad, the public ...
PAKISTAN Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, on a state visit to Qatar, has stated that the relationship between Pakistan and Qatar is on the upswing. Terming the visit as a milestone in Pakistan-Qatar relations, Gilani said that a number of bilateral agreements have been signed which will benefit both the counties. He was addressing a Pakistani community gathering on Tuesday. Appreciating the role of Qatar in international affairs and the visionary leadership of the Emir .
AUSTRALIA´S Qantas Airways said on Wednesday it was temporarily grounding one of its A380 superjumbos after discovering dozens of hairline cracks in its wings during a maintenance inspection. The Australian flagship carrier said the 36 small fissures posed no threat to safety, and that the cracks were different from the cracks that manufacturer Airbus found in metal brackets inside the wings of two jets last month. That discovery prompted Europe´s air .
CHINA is scouring the world for alternative oil supplies to replace a fall in its imports from Iran, as it seeks to negotiate lower prices from Tehran, and has been drawing heavily on Saudi Arabia. Industry sources told Reuters that Beijing had bought the bulk of an increase in crude oil supplies from top oil exporter Saudi Arabia in the last few months. The world´s second-largest oil consumer is ...
CHINA and Canada on Wednesday signed a series of deals to boost modest levels of bilateral trade and finished negotiations on a foreign investment protection pact after 18 years of talks. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, keen to boost oil exports to China and thereby reduce reliance on the US market, said the investment agreement would help increase trade. "This is an historic step forward ... it will provide greater predictability ...
PLAYERS from Germany, Russia and France dominated the qualifying rounds of the GAC Group 2012 ITTF World Tour Qatar Open at the Women´s Indoor Hall, in Aspire Zone on Wednesday. Day 2, however, saw an upset in the men´s singles played between Russia´s Viachaslev Burov and Sweden´s Jens Lundqvist when the former clinched the match. Earlier in the day, Germany´s 25-year-old player Zhenqi Barthel continued her good form and finished ...
YOUNGSTER Virat Kohli steered India to a four-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the tri-series one-day international inPerth Wednesday before losing his wicket in dramatic fashion. Although Sachin Tendulkar again failed in his quest to score his long-awaited 100th international century, Kohli´s impressive 77 ensured the Indians notched a comfortable win. Sri Lanka made 233-8 after winning the toss and electing to bat, but India replied with 234-6 ...
TOTTENHAMmanager Harry Redknapp was cleared of tax evasion on Wednesday, removing a key barrier to his chances of becoming the next England coach. Redknapp was found not guilty of two counts of concealing $295,000 of transfer bonuses in a Monaco bank account while in charge of Portsmouth. In a case that stemmed from an 8 million-pound ($13 million) police inquiry into football corruption, former Portsmouth chairman Milan Mandaric also .
SOAK in the e x t r a o r d i n a r y sights of Sagada in Philippines - hanging coffins, endless bat caves and rice terraces known as the stairways to heaven A strong, pungent smell hit us in the face as we walked into the cave. We could hear some chirps and shrieks. Beyond where the sun shone, there was nothing but a vast, gaping hole. We removed our sandals and got down on all fours. Everything we touched felt slimy. Our guide told us that it´s guano, the ...
IT´S the moment all women dread - saving their sexy new frock for a big party only to walk in and discover that another female guest is wearing exactly the same thing. But thankfully for these leading ladies, while they all might have been wearing long black dresses that looked rather similar, all three made their frocks their own as they graced the red carpet tonight. Actress Thandie Newton, model Bar Refaeli and socialite Tamara Ecclestone looked stunning as ...
SHERLYN Chopra who has just turned producer is happy that she is part of an evolution in Bollywood. Says the firebrand actor, "I´m glad to be a part of the era which has witnessed a huge revolution. Be it politics, cinema, sports, business or any other arena, women across the globe including India are in great form mentally, physically and consciously to undertake greater responsibilities and tougher challenges that are often encountered on paths less ...
QATAR’S state budget turned a
hefty surplus of 25.6 percent of
quarterly economic output in the
second quarter of its 2011-12 fiscal
year as revenues jumped, data
showed on Tuesday. The world’s
top LNG exporter booked a surplus
of QR42.2 billion in July-
September 2011, reversing a
deficit of QR2.2 billion in the previous
QATAR’S ambitious economic policies
have sustained double-digit
growth rates while much of the
world has struggled over the past
few years. But Qatar may now be
overreaching, as a building boom
threatens a glut in its property
market. State-owned property
developers Barwa Real Estate and
Qatar Diar are set to spend
QR100 billion over the five years
to 2016 on commercial and residential