MOST of the people in the
makeshift field hospital in
Baba Amr did not want to be
filmed. They were too afraid
to show their faces. But not
Abdel Nasr Zayed.
"I have lost 11 already, and now I am
willing to sacrifice everything for God,".
THE half-century between
1912 and 1962 was a period
of great wars and economic
tumult but also of impressive
Marriage rates were high.
Community groups connected people
In the half-century between 1962
THE ramp was there, the arclights were
there, the excitement was there, the anticipation
in the audience was there, and even
the last-minute adjustments backstage
were the same.
When the first National Costume
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IT was a perfect evening for thousands of Qatar residents who watched the popular English singer James Blunt perform live at the InterContinental Doha Hotel beachfront on Tuesday. Blunt serenaded his fans with his famous emotionfilled songs and some upbeat tunes during his first-ever concert in the country. The show was organised by ALIVE Entertainment and Global DJs in cooperation with InterContinental Doha and iloveqatar.net. The five-time Grammy.
QATAR´S index made its largest one-day decline in four weeks, with regional investors seemingly preferring to trade other Gulf markets where liquidity is higher. The Qatar Exchange benchmark index dipped 64 points (0.7 percent) to close at 8,630 points, extending its year-to-date decline to 1.7 percent. Less than 5.3 million shares changed hands. This compares with 214 million shares on ...
THE head of Airbus said he had ordered an internal investigation into how the company allowed wing cracks to develop on its flagship A380 passenger jet as the world´s largest planemaker sought to draw a line under weeks of embarrassing publicity. Chief Executive Tom Enders reiterated the world´s largest jetliner was safe to fly as engineers repair hairline cracks in the wings, and sought to allay any concerns the setback to Europe´s industrial prestige could ...
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FOOTBALL stars from Qatar Stars League teams Al Ahli (Pedro Miguel and John Benson) and (Anderson Martins and Adriano Ferreira) from El Jaish joined hands recently with the Qatar Stars League to launch ´Qatar United´, aimed to promote cultural diversity among residents in Qatar. To celebrate ´Qatar United´, there will be QSL match between Al Ahli and El Jaish on March 9, aiming to bring ...
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EGYPT’s first presidential elections
since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak,
will be held at the end of May, the
state-owned Al Ahram daily reported
on Wednesday. Minister of
Parliamentary Affairs and Local
Development Mohammed Attiya
said that the elections will be held
at the end of May but that the date
would be set by the elections committee.
SYRIA’s president has called a referendum
on a new constitution that
would effectively end nearly five
decades of single party rule, state
media said on Wednesday. Bashar
al Assad called the national vote for
February 26, in a move to placate
growing global outrage over the
bloodshed. Under the newly drafted
charter, freedom is “a sacred right”
and “the people will govern the
people” in a multi-party democratic
system, state television said.