AFTER a decade of calamitous
western wars in the wider Middle
East, the signs are becoming ever
more ominous that we're heading
for yet another. And, hard as it is
to credit, the same discredited arguments
used to justify the disasters of Iraq and
Afghanistan - from weapons...
SADLY, the transitional
government in Egypt
today appears determined
to shoot itself in both feet.
On Sunday, it will put on
trial 43 people, including at least
16 US citizens, for allegedly bringing
unregistered funds into Egypt
to promote democracy ...
ARAB League Assistant Secretary-General
for Palestine and the Occupied Arab
Territories' Affairs Ambassador Mohamed
Subeih on Thursday said he was confident of
the success of the International Conference.
QATAR'S Attorney-General HE Dr Ali bin Fetais al Marri and Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institute Ted Piccone took part in a discussion on human rights at the Qatar University (QU) ...
GREECE'S debt problems drove a slew of heavy losses across the European banking sector on Thursday, and bosses warned the eurozone crisis would continue to threaten earnings. From France to Germany, Britain ...
WHATEVER you do, don't call Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance a sequel to Ghost Rider (2007) - at least not in the presence of Nicolas Cage, the star of both comic-book-based adventures. Mark Steven Johnson directed the first film.
THE famous $55million worth Ocean Blue diamond necklace, a stunning piece of ingenuity which was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of renowned London jeweller David Morris, is a major attraction among jewellery aficionados at the 9th Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition. With a total diamond carat weight of 109.10 carats, the diamond necklace is made up of the finest white and rarest blue diamonds. Each of the white diamonds is graded ´D´.
EZDAN Real Estate organised family day for its employees at the Sealine beach on Friday. A large number of the company´s employees and their families attended the event during which a number of sporting and entertainment activities were held to add to the fun. Camel ride, falconry, beach volleyball, beach football, face painting and henna painting were some of the events organised to keep all involved. Ezdan Real Estate Deputy CEO Abdul Rahman al Najjar said: "The family ...
DOHA residents were treated to a blend of music and culture at a grand Global Fusion concert on Wednesday. Ten artists — belonging to different musical genre — mesmerised the audience with their expertise in playing some unique musical instruments. Together, they produced a mixture of melodious sound which had elements of music, jazz, folk and contemporary from both the East and the West. One of the concert´s highlights was a brief performance...
CITIGROUP Inc plans to raise up to $2.1 billion by selling its entire stake in India´s Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC) on Friday, three source with direct knowledge of the deal told Reuters. Citigroup has launched the process to sell about 145 million shares, or a 9.9 percent stake, in HDFC for between 630 rupees and 703.55 rupees per share, said the sources, declining to be named as the deal is not public yet. Shares in India´s top mortgage...
IN a move seen to fill a possible cut in supplies from sanctions- hit Iran, India on Thursday asked Saudi Arabia to raise supply of crude oil by 5 million tonnes every year. "We have sought 5 million tonne of more crude oil from Saudi Arabia in 2012-13," Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas R P N Singh told reporters after a meeting with Saudi Arabia´s assistant minister for petroleum ...
THE 17-nation eurozone economy will suffer a modest recession this year despite recent signs of stabilisation, particularly in financial markets, the European Union´s executive branch said on Thursday. In its latest projections, the European Commission forecast a 0.3 percent contraction in the eurozone economy, with Greece leading the way downward with a massive 4.4 percent decline. That would be the fifth straight year of recession in Greece, which earlier ...
PACEMAN Umar Gul took 3-18 to inspire Pakistan to a thrilling eightrun win in the first of three Twenty20 internationals against England at Dubai Stadium on Thursday. England, the reigning Twenty20 world champions, were cruising at 120-4 after 17 overs, chasing 145 to win, but Gul took two wickets in the 18th over for just three runs to change the complexion of the game, eventually restricting England to 136-6. Graeme Swann rocked the...
THE International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) announced on Thursday that Haroon Lorgat, Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council, will speak at its annual two-day conference starting in Doha on 14 March. The 2nd International Sport Security Conference will bring together key decision- makers, experts and practitioners in sport from around the globe. Lorgat was appointed Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2008 ...
A GOAL deep in injury time by Ghanaian star Andre Ayew gave Marseille a 1-0 win over 2010 champions Inter Milan in their Champions League last 16 first leg and cast further doubt over Claudio Ranieri´s future on Wednesday. There was also a late goal in the night´s other tie as substitute Valentin Stocker´s 86th minute effort gave unheralded Swiss side Basel a shock 1-0 home win over German giants Bayern Munich. It continued a worrying slump in Bayern´s fortunes ...
TAMARA Hendershot shares Magic City Farm, her home with four dogs, seven cats, twenty Muscovy ducks and eight chickens. All of her animals were adopted under similar circumstances, and they all earn their keep as props when commerce demands. That´s because Hendershot, 68, makes a living by renting out every part of Magic City Farm, a one-acre compound with eight buildings – seven bungalows and a boathouse, all dating to the 1910s and 1920s – as a location ...
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 ...
ONE of the most versatile actors in Bollywood, Irrfan Khan, who is part of upcoming American film The Amazing Spider-Man, says his work has helped him in getting international projects and not any PR work. "It just happened. I still don´t have a PR officer. International films didn´t come to me because of PRs. It came to me because of my work. It came to me because I was destined to work there ...
US President Barack Obama sent
Afghan President Hamid Karzai a
letter of apology on Thursday over
the burning of copies of the Koran
overseen by a US officer at a US
military base, the White House
said. Obama said the incident
was unintentional, and Karzai’s
office said the US president
pledged a full investigation, as
fierce anti-American protests
swept the nation leaving 14 people
dead including two US soldiers.
NATIONS including Qatar, Britain,
the United States and Turkey on
Thursday were considering what
action to take against Syria over its
violent assaults on the regime
opponents. Britain’s Foreign
Secretary William Hague said. “I’ll
be discussing on Thursday with
(US Secretary of State) Hillary
Clinton and many of the Arab
League leaders what we can
achieve,” Hague told BBC radio
ahead of the meting.