ONE HUNDRED years ago, on
February 12, 1912, the 6-yearold
child emperor of the Qing
Dynasty abdicated, ending
more than 2,000 years of imperial
rule in China. But this watershed
moment for modern China will not be
HERE's the question on the
table today: Can a person
support the Keystone XL
oil pipeline and still
believe that global warming
poses a serious threat?
To my mind, the answer is yes.
The crude oil from the tar sands of
QATAR Railways Company
(QRail) on Sunday signed a
QR1.95 billion contract with
Qatari Diar Vinci
Construction (QDVC) for the
new phase of works on the
Lusail Light Rail Transit system.
The agreement was signed
by QRail Chief ...
A TWINNING agreement between the capitals of Qatar and Albania - Doha and Tirana respectively - was signed at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs on Sunday. The signatory on behalf of Doha was city mayor and ...
THE much-awaited 10th anniversary edition of the Qatar Total Open is all set to unfold at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on Monday. With all the top eight seeds having a bye in the opening .
WHITNEY Houston, the multimillion- selling singer who emerged in the 1980s as one of her generation's greatest R&B voices, only to deteriorate through years of cocaine use and an abusive marriage, died Saturday in Beverly Hills ...
WITH female sports participation in the Middle East on the rise, women and girls in the region are encountering a unique set of challenges not faced by their Western counterparts, according to a recent research conducted at Northwestern University in Qatar. NUQ sociologist Geoff Harkness and his course student Samira Islam shed light on the quiet, often overlooked gender revolution ...
THE International Academy for Intercultural Development (IAID) celebrated its 10th anniversary with a glittering talent extravaganza at the Qatar National Convention Centre on Friday. About 1,500 guests flocked to the venue to watch over 200 students from 60 different nationalities showcase their talents in music, dance, arts, and fitness. IAID Director Rajesh Jadhav said, "We are the first local organisation to stage a talent show at the Qatar National ...
THE Ministry of Culture Arts and Heritage is geared up to participate in a big way in the Qatar National Sports Day celebrations on February 14. The ministry has several activities lined up for the occasion including a rally on the big day. Expected to have over 500 people as participants, the rally will start from the ministry´s headquarters near the Corniche and culminate at Katara, the Cultural Village. Talking to the media regarding the event ...
DESPITE a mediocre earnings season and signs of an overbought market, Wall Street bulls are likely to remain in control next week. So far in this earnings season, 352 companies in the S&P 500 have reported results, of which only 63 percent have beaten Wall Street estimates. This compares to a beat rate of about 70 percent on average for the past four quarters and would be the lowest since the fourth quarter of 2008. Usually, strong earnings are ...
GREEK promises on austerity measures are no longer good enough because so many vows have been broken and the country that has been a "bottomless pit" has to dramatically change its ways, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said. In a hard-hitting interview with the Welt am Sonntag newspaper, Schaeuble also said it is up to Greece whether the country can stay in the eurozone as part of its efforts to restore its competitiveness ...
SECURITY researchers said they found a vulnerability in the Google Inc mobile payments platform which is currently available in phones sold by Sprint Nextel Corp. Mobile payment services that allow consumers to pay by waving their phone at a check-out terminal, instead of using a credit card, have long been available in Japan and some other countries but are only just emerging in the United States. Isis, a venture of Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc and TMobile USA, is ...
AFTER two straight NHRA World Championships, HE Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al Thani´s Qatar Al Anabi Top Fuel Racing Team is competing in the first race of the 2012 National Hot Rod Association season in the United States. Al Anabi Racing Team Top Fuel drivers Khalid al Balooshi and Shawn Langdon have qualified for the eliminations. Two qualifying rounds were scheduled on Saturday but rain showers forced cancellation of the final round of ...
HIGH-VELOCITY winds restricted the action on the first competitive day of the Sail The Gulf 2012 at the Doha Bay on Sunday. Racing was possible only in two classes before the schedule was wound up for the day. Qatari sailor Saleh Ali Telfat managed to take the advantage when the wind was not above the dangerous limit and posted two race victories to hold the first place in the Optimist class. One of talented youngsters, Saleh defeated Norway´s Victoria Espeseth .
WEST Bromwich Albion striker Peter Odemwingie plunged Wolves into the relegation zone as his hat-trick inspired a 5-1 rout in the ´Black Country´ derby at Molineux on Sunday. Nigerian star Odemwingie opened the scoring in the first half before Wolves forward Steven equalised on the stroke of half-time. Jonas Olsson restored the Baggies´ lead after a woeful blunder by Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and Odemwingie put Albion in total control with ...
NEW 3-D computer simulations have delivered a crushing blow to the strongest contender for our sun´s birthplace, astronomers say, returning the quest for the solar system´s origins to square one. Stars like the sun typically form in clusters with other stars. Many clusters are spread out so that the stars drift apart, but others are denser, and gravity keeps their stars close together. The sun now stands alone, so astronomers think our star – and its newborn solar ...
EX-BEATLE, Paul McCartney, racked up yet another honour recently when he received the MusiCares´ 2012 Person of the Year award at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Grammy organisers ahead of this weekend´s major music awards. The line-up of artists celebrating the former member of the Fab Four at the charitable affair included veteran artists Neil Young and James Taylor, singers ...
SHEstarted off with supporting roles and now with London, Paris, New York, Aditi Rao Hydari is set for her first lead role. The actress says she is humbled to see how accepting and friendly Bollywood is. "When you look from the outside, it looks like a dream. But at the same time, there is a fear as you hear mysterious stories like the people are mean, the industry is very competitive. However, I don´t think that Bollywood is such a jungle as it is made out to be," Aditi ...
AN agreement between the capitals
of Qatar and Albania was signed at
the Ministry of Municipal Affairs on
Sunday. It pertains to exchange of
knowledge, expertise and experiences
in different areas of municipal
services, particularly in issuing
building permits, business licenses
RIOTING spread across central
Athens on Sunday with dozens of
buildings engulfed in flames amid
broader mass protests as lawmakers
were set to cast a key vote on a
new round of austerity measures.
Greek police clashed with more
than 2,000 anarchists carrying
clubs and petrol bombs on dozens
of fronts across the city.