THE public debate in America and
Israel these days is focused
obsessively on whether to attack
Iran in order to halt its nuclear
weapons ambitions; hardly any
attention is being paid to how events in
Syria could result in a ...
THE glow comes from
watching people lose their
fear and be willing to take
enormous risks to assert,
not a particular ideology,
but the most human of emotions:
the quest for dignity, justice and
the right to shape one's own
QATAR will supply two million
tonnes of liquefied natural gas
(LNG) per annum to South Korea
for 20 years. An agreement to this
effect was signed between the two
countries on Thursday, the first day
of South Korean
BRIGHT Future Pakistani International School (BFPIS) organised games for all its classes from Reception to Class XII to mark its annual sports gala recently. The school made this year´s activity more enjoyable by providing three giant jumping castles and arranging for McDonald´s meals at subsidised rates," Ali Zulqarnain, vice-principal, said. On the first day, the Reception, KG and Classes 1 to 3 started their fun day with the recitation of the Holy Quran ...
FAMILIES will have the opportunity of enjoying a day of free entertainment at the 5th Wheels ´n´ Heels Family Fun Day on Friday. Organised by Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) at the Museum of Islamic Art Park. Wheels ´n´ Heels will offer eight hours of exciting activities for the whole family. The programme will start at 2 pm. Children will love the massive number of activities in the Kidz Zone including interactive arts and learning activities provided by Children ...
ABOUT 65 hotels and restaurants are showcasing their special cuisines at the Third Taste and Fun Food Festival which opened next to the Doha Exhibitions Center on Wednesday. The event provides a unique opportunity to Doha residents to try out different dishes from among the country´s 4-star and 5-star hotels at an affordable QR5, QR10 and QR15 per plate. The festival, which will conclude on Saturday, was inaugurated by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).
SOME American Airlines unsecured creditors increasingly feel the bankrupt airline should explore a deal with US Airways Group or another carrier, after hearing parent company AMR Corp´s plan to remain independent, people familiar with the situation said. Members of the unsecured creditors committee — which includes banks representing bondholders, labour, vendors and the US pension protection agency — are concerned about the thirdlargest US ...
ANGLO-AUSTRALIAN mining giant Rio Tinto on Thursday unveiled a 59 percent slump in annual net earnings to $5.8 billion and its chief refused his bonus due to write-offs from its aluminium business. An impairment charge of $8.9 billion related to its troubled Alcan assets dug into record underlying earnings of $15.5 billion in 2011, and prompted Rio chief Tom Albanese to forgo his bonus. "As the ...
GREEK leaders clinched a long-stalled deal on reforms and austerity measures needed to secure a bailout and avoid a messy default, government sources said, hours before the country´s financial backers were to meet in Brussels on Thursday. Athens´ partners in the European Union and the International Monetary Fund have been exasperated by a lack of agreement on the sacrifices they demanded in return for a 130 billion euro ($172 billion) bailout .
GERMAN Han Ying sent top seed Feng Tianwei of Singapore crashing out of the Qatar Open, the third round of the GAC Group ITTF World Tour. At the Women´s Sports Hall on Thursday, Ying needed six games to pull off the major upset at the expense of the world No 5. After completing her aggressive 4-11 11-6 10-12 11-5 11-2 11-9, Ying said that the victory would take long to sink in. "Feng is No.5 in the world. It was hard to believe that I defeated someone ...
PAKISTAN and Afghanistan play a historic first-ever oneday international on Friday with both captains vowing to make the game a memorable one. "It is a very important game for both countries and we will try to make the occasion memorable with some quality cricket," Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq said. "It is important for countries like Afghanistan to play a top team which will help them improve and we are going to play with our full strength team as they ...
FABIO Capello resigned as manager of England on Wednesday following the Football Association´s decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy, the FA confirmed. In a remarkable twist to one of the most dramatic days in English football history, Capello´s resignation was confirmed just hours after his likely successor — Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp — was cleared of tax evasion charges. Capello´s departure from the post followed talks with FA ...
MODEL, actress and reality TV show contestant, Anupama Verma is the latest victim of ATM fraud. She was duped of Rs 17.36 lakhs from her account at an ICICI bank branch in Bandra, Mumbai. Two former employees of the bank have been arrested for siphoning off the large sum from Anupama, who is a ´wealth member´ of the bank. "I am a wealth member of the bank, which means I have a relationships manager (RM) to handle all my transactions and I do not have .
ELEVEN years ago, editors at American Association of Retired Person´s (AARP) magazine entered Hollywood´s awards fray with the Movies for Grownups Awards. The idea was to give AARP a bigger presence in the movie capital while working to change the image of ageing, one of the association´s principal goals. It was tough going, to say the least. As recently as 2007, AARP The Magazine was thrilled to get a dog to walk its red carpet. The collie that starred in a ...
IT was a film Hansika Motwani would never have thought of missing, even in her dreams. But she had to decline the offer when it came knocking at her door, because she has committed herself to two Tamil films. Had she not been busy with these films, she would have serenaded a stubble-faced Venkatesh in Shadow. The film is directed by Meher Ramesh, who, the actress says, is like "my brother". This is the other reason why Hansika Motwani feels sorry to have not ...
FITCH Ratings and Moody’s have
affirmed Qatar Telecom (Qtel)
long-term foreign currency issuer
default rating (IDR) with stable
outlook. Qtel International Finance
Limited’s global medium-term
note programme, guaranteed by
Qtel, has been affirmed at ‘A+’.
The affirmation reflects Fitch’s
assessment of the Qtel’s sovereign’s
MORE than 126 people died in
violence across Syria on Thursday,
activists said, with the majority
killed in a fierce assault by regime
forces on the flashpoint central
town of Homs. Rami Abdel
Rahman of the Syrian Observatory
for Human Rights said 61 people
were killed in shelling and other
violence in Homs province. He
said 36 died in the Baba Amr
neighbourhood of Homs.