The US defence secretary, Leon
Panetta, recently announced
that America hoped to end its
combat mission in Afghanistan
in 2013 as it did in Iraq last
year. Yet at Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere,
the United States ...
Lately, inequality has reentered
the national conversation.
Street gave the issue visibility,
Congressional Budget Office supplied
hard data on the widening
income gap. And the myth of a
VICTORIA AZARENKA, the world
number one, showed few signs of the
ankle injury she suffered in the semifinal
and cruised to claim the Qatar Total
Open crown with a straight-sets victory
against world number 5 Australian
Samantha Stosur on Sunday.
IRAN has halted its limited oil sales to France and Britain in retaliation for a phased EU ban on Iranian oil that is yet to take full effect, the oil ministry said on Sunday. "Oil sales to British and French companies have ceased," ...
The Help, which chronicled the experiences of black maids in the 1960s, and the comedy Jumping the Broom were honoured at the NAACP Image Awards on Friday, and the life and career of Whitney Houston was celebrated with rousing ...
THE fourth sub-regional workshop for customs personnel in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries kicked off here on Sunday. The two-day workshop´s main focus is on the technical aspects of the ´Transfer Regime of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The workshop is being organised by the National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons (NCPW) in cooperation with the Organisation for the Prohibition of ...
HIGH-LEVEL Indian business delegation from Doha visited the Indian state of Bihar recently on the invitation of Sunil Kumar Pintu, minister for tourism of Bihar. The trip was coordinated by Shakil Ahmed Kakvi, chairman of the Kainat Foundation. The team consisted of MS Bukhari, Hassan Chougule, Azim Abbas, Harish Kanjani, Syed Abdul Hye and Habib Un Nabi. The delegation was welcomed at Patna Airport by officials of Bihar Tourism, as well as members .
THE Community Policing Section of North Security Department at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) organised the ´2nd spring camp 2012´ under the theme ´For a safer spring´ at Al Khor corniche recently. Different departments from the Ministry of Interior such as Civil Defence, Coast Guard, Traffic Department, Permanent Committee for Drugs and Alcohol Affairs, Community Policing Section of North Security Department and Seashore Group besides other ...
SAUDI Aramco Asia (SAAC), a subsidiary of oil giant Saudi Aramco, signed an initial deal with Indonesia´s state energy firm, PT Pertamina to look into building a refining and petrochemicals project in Indonesia, Aramco said on Saturday. Aramco has said a refinery in Indonesia was among other planned refining projects which would raise its total global refining capacity to 8 million barrels per day (bpd) in a decade as it seeks to balance ...
JAPAN and China agreed on Sunday they will jointly respond to any funding request from the International Monetary Fund, which is looking to more than double the size of its war chest to help countries deal with the eurozone crisis. Japanese Finance Minister Jun Azumi, after meetings with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and Finance Minister Xie Xuren, said the two countries were ready...
JAPANESE prosecutors are considering indicting Olympus Corp as a company for falsifying its financial reports to conceal huge investment losses in a $1.7 billion scandal, Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday, quoting investigative sources. Tokyo District Public Prosecutors and the watchdog Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC) have apparently determined they can make a case against the camera and medical equipment following the Tokyo Stock ...
A DOMINANT Australia cruised to a 110-run win over India in their one-day international tri-series match in Brisbane on Sunday. After blasting 288 for five, the Australians, led by man of the match Ben Hilfenhaus with 5-33, ripped through the Indian top order before bowling them out for 178. The win gave Australia a bonus point victory and sent them to the top of the triseries standings on 14 points. India stay second on 10 points with Sri Lanka on seven with a game in hand.
SERIES leader Joe Ghanem of Lebanon clinched both the Maserati Trofeo JBF RAK races at the Losail International Circuit to maintain his place at the top of the standings. In the first race of the fourth round, being hosted by the Losail track for the first time, pole driver Ghanem had fallen behind to challenger Patrick Zamparini. But after a tight battle with the Italian driver, Ghanem managed to pass him with five minutes left in the 15-lap race and held the ...
AC MILAN stormed back to the top of Serie A with a 3-1 win at lowly Cesena on Sunday as it made light of the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. In two games since the big Swede has been suspended for slapping Napoli´s Salvatore Aronica, Milan have won both. Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari, on his debut, and versatile Dutchman Urby Emanuelson both scored their first goals for the club with ...
MANY people who have chimed in on the Recipes for Health page on Facebook have requested recipes for lunches they can take to work and eat at a desk. Although I work at home, my lunch requirements are probably similar to those of many of you who work in an office. I don´t like to eat complex dishes with strong flavours like raw garlic or onion at midday, because I don´t want those flavours lingering when I get back to work. I want a lunch that´s light ...
SHE said earlier this month that she was fed up with speculation about her private life. But then Jennifer Aniston makes a statement like arriving to the premiere of her new movie Wanderlust wearing a name ring to match her beau Justin Theroux´s - on her engagement finger. Jennifer shone in a grey corseted dress as she posed at the premiere, with one of her main accessories being the gold ring ...
Q. How does it feel to be a youth icon for such a noble cause? Is it why you have a huge number of female fan-following? A. Honestly when I´m doing something like this I´m not thinking about how popular it will make me, I am just thinking of how I can make a difference no matter how big or small it might be. The recent visit to Tonk, Rajasthan was really an eye-opener. The NGO is doing wonderful work in ...
THE Qatari bourse rallied on
Sunday as upbeat global sentiments
spilled over. The QE benchmark
index rose 79 points to
8,623 points. Gulf International
Services surged to a six-week high
after proposing a 13 percent cash
dividend and bonus shares. The
stock jumped 10 percent to its
highest since January 4.
A SUICIDE bomber detonated his
car on Sunday as a group of police
recruits left their academy in
Baghdad, killing 20 people. All the
dead were either police officers or
recruits. Another 28 recruits and
policemen were wounded. The
bomber was waiting outside the
academy and as the recruits
walked to the road, the bomber
drove towards them and blew up