As the Greek Parliament adopted
the latest reforms and austerity
measures, hooded arsonists
rampaged through central
Athens and riot squads hosed
protesters with tear gas.
The measures were so severe that
more than 20 deputies in each of the
are very, very conservative;
you might even (if
you were Mitt Romney)
say, severely conservative.
Political scientists who use
Congressional votes to measure
such things find that the current
GOP majority is the most conservative
SYRIAN President Bashar al
Assad's forces rained rockets and
bombs down on opposition-held
neighbourhoods of the city of Homs
on Wednesday, reducing buildings
to rubble and killing more than 80
people, including two ...
QATAR Green Building Council (QGBC) organised on Wednesday a seminar entitled 'Organic Waste Management in Qatar: Problems and Solutions', featuring international experts in the field of organic waste ...
INTERNATIONAL ratings agency Fitch said on Wednesday that a Greek default was 'highly likely' as it cut its credit rating on Greece just a day after Athens agreed a massive debt bailout. Fitch said it had cut Greece's ...
QATAR remained in contention for a place in the playoff round of the AFC Asian Qualifiers for the 2012 London Games with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia in its penultimate Group A match in the third ...
HOLLYWOOD'S in crisis. New technology is threatening upheaval of the movie industry and relentless winds of change are putting those who can't adapt quickly out of business. That scenario could describe the US movie industry's ...
ATOPIC dermatitis, also known as infantile eczema, is on the rise among Qatar residents with the Hamad Medical Corporation´s Rumailah Hospital receiving over 70 cases each month. Atopic dermatitis is a longterm (chronic) skin disorder that involves scaly and itchy rashes. Speaking to mediapersons recently, Dr Noof al Siddiqi, dermatology specialist at the Rumailah Hospital said, "We have high number of cases. It is the most common skin disorder ...
THE American School of Doha recently hosted students from the Cairo American College, the American School of Dubai, the Dubai American Academy, the American Community School of Abu Dhabi and the American Embassy School of Delhi for a threeday senior fine arts festival. School students came together to work in areas of instrumental music, choral music, art and drama and created art forms collectively. The event culminated with a gala performance.
GIVEN Qatar´s history of pearl diving, it´s no surprise that the Japanese brand and originator of the cultured pearl, Mikimoto, has established a strong clientele among the Qatari women. At the ongoing 9th annual Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition being held at the Doha Exhibition Centre, Mikimoto is one of the soughtafter brands, dazzling the lovers of pearls here with the finest collection they have put together specially for the local market ...
ROYAL Dutch Shell promoted the head of its business in Qatar to director of international exploration and production, replacing a veteran who lost the race to the top job at Europe´s largest oil company. Andrew Brown, 50, is to become director, upstream international, on April 1. Shell also said on Wednesday Malcolm Brinded, who has worked for the company since 1974, would step down as executive director, upstream international on that date ...
BOEING said around 55 of its flagship 787 Dreamliners "have the potential" to develop a fuselage shimming problem, but reiterated that the fault was being fixed. Shims are used to fill in space between parts and industry publication Flightglobal has reported that improperly joined pieces had caused "parts of the aircraft´s carbon fibre structure to delaminate". The discovery of the issue in early ...
THE eurozone economy is in danger of tipping into recession, with the services sector shrinking this month along with manufacturing, tempering a wave of optimism after a new bailout deal for Greece struck this week. Surveys of purchasing managers published on Wednesday showed unexpectedly weak activity in the region´s most powerful economy, Germany, and in France. This is as well as in the bloc´s floundering debtor states, such as Spain, where ...
SAMANTHA Stosur appears to have her best chance to win a first title since the US Open after reaching the quarterfinals of the Dubai Open on Wednesday. It is five months since the Australian captured the first Grand Slam title of her career in New York, but during her 6- 1, 6-7 (7/5), 6-1 win over Lucie Safarova she showed glimpses of a return to title-winning form. Safarova, who beat former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in Doha last week, found more chances to ...
WORLD number one Victoria Azarenka has paid the price for her 17-match winning start to the year after being forced to withdraw from the $2,000,000 Dubai Open with a damaged ankle. Azarenka has been suffering from the ailment ever since winning her first Grand Slam title, the Australian Open, in Melbourne three weeks ago. She managed to struggle through in Doha last week and win the Qatar Open as well, but only by taking painkillers and ...
THE news that John Terry will likely be out for six weeks due to the need for exploratory knee surgery means Chelsea will have to reorganise their defence, admitted manager Andre Villas-Boas. Without Terry the back four the Chelsea defence — in particular centre-backs David Luiz and Gary Cahill — was a shambles in the 3-1 second round, first leg defeat to Napoli here. Chelsea will have to try to turn that deficit around at Stamford Bridge in three weeks ...
HONDA doesn´t often do surprises—the company is defined by rational decision-making and straightforward, elegant engineering. Since the outgoing CR-V broke sales records in its final year, there was no reason to expect much of a change. Indeed, the 2012 CR-V reflects a measured evolution, with a number of refinements resulting in an even better five-passenger crossover. Although the styling looked a bit over-the-top in concept photos, the production CR-V is ...
THEY have been largely reluctant to discuss their relationship over the past nine months. But recently, Jennifer Aniston felt relaxed enough to even joke about how romantic her boyfriend Justin Theroux is in a new interview. "He´s just the most cold, icy, fishy kind of a guy," she laughed on Good Morning America while promoting her new movie Wanderlust. "I´m trying to warm him up but you know..." The actress then agreed with interviewer Lara Spencer when ...
BRITISH model Amy Jackson, who featured in Ekk Deewana Tha opposite Prateik, calls India her new home and says she loved travelling to different places while shooting for her debut film. "I love India, it´s my new home. I had a chance to travel quite a bit with the movie. We travelled to Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram, Agra, Delhi and Goa. That was fantastic," the 21-year-old said at the UTV Bindaas show Dell Inspiron Road Diaries. "My favourite ...
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh
Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani will
officially open Connect Arab
2012, an International
Telecommunications Union and
League of Arab States Summit, a
press release said on Wednesday.
The three-day event will take place
at the Sheraton on March 5. The
summit will help mobilise human,
financial and technical resources
for the attainment of the
Millennium Development Goals
YEMEN began a new era without
Ali Abdullah Saleh on Wednesday
after an uncontested election that
gave his deputy Abd-Rabbu
Mansour Hadi a mandate to
launch reforms in a country facing
an economy in meltdown, a tenacious
Al Qaeda wing and rebellions
in the north and south.
Tuesday’s poll was praised by the
US as a milestone in the country’s
transition to democracy.