ON July 22, 2011, Anders
Behring Breivik, put Norway
on the world map in a manner
that its 11 Nobel laureates
throughout history could not.
On that day, Breivik bombed government
buildings in Oslo, causing eight
deaths. He then carried out a mass
AN email came in the other
day with a subject line that
I couldn't ignore. It was
from the oil economist Phil
Verleger, and it read:
"Should the United States join
OPEC?" That I had to open.
Verleger's basic message was
that the knee-jerk debate we're
again having ...
THE Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign
Affairs HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin
Jabor al Thani said on Monday he was in
favour of delivering arms to the Syrian opposition
that is battling President Bashar al
"We should do ...
WORLD number one Novak Djokovic experienced the emotions of victory and defeat as he re-started his season at the Dubai Open with an unusual dual role on Monday. Djokovic's 6-4, 6-2 win against Cedric-Marcel Stebe, a talented and ...
THE Artist, a love letter to Hollywood, got hugs, kisses and the best picture Oscar on Sunday at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The film also took the awards for best actor and best director, in a mini-sweep that found the movie industry ...
Qatar University College of Law (QU/LAWC) student team of Marwa Bamatraf, Abdulla al Ameri, Lama Abuakar and Radfa al Marri was placed second in the Middle East round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition held at Al Jazeera Media Training and Development Center recently. The college was among the institutions which sponsored the event, namely ...
ATTRACTING bright, young Qatari talent to become part of RasGas Company Limited was evident at the 2012 UK Career Fair held in London´s Grosvenor House Hotel, over the weekend. The company´s representatives were at hand to welcome visitors to the fair. Students were encouraged to learn more about the exciting career opportunities, scholarships and internship programmes that the company offers high achievers to further...
THE 9th Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition closed its doors on Sunday as the most successful and spectacular edition ever. Organised by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), the exhibition attracted over 15,000 local and international visitors each day this year. The expo is now rated the fifth biggest jewellery and watch exhibition in the world. The event saw more than 300 international and local exhibitors showcasing the finest jewellery.
MQATAR´S bourse closed lower for a first session in seven as Industries Qatar (IQ) heads losers. Shares in IQ fell 0.8 percent, down from Sunday´s nine-month closing high. Interest in energy companies is muted after Qatar Petroleum said it was looking to raise domestic gas prices for feedstock gas. The Qatar Exchange benchmark index closed 0.2 percent lower at 8,758 points, easing from Sunday´s sixweek high. Qatar Insurance dipped 2 percent.
THE trial to decide who should pay for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been delayed by a week, to allow BP Plc to try to cut a deal with tens of thousands of businesses and individuals affected by the disaster. Less than 24 hours before the case was set to start in a New Orleans federal court, US District Judge Carl Barbier pushed back the date to March 5 from February 27. The delay allows further talks between BP and the Plaintiffs´ Steering Committee (PSC) ...
CHINA could face an economic crisis in the next 20 years if Beijing does not quickly overhaul its development model, World Bank and Chinese government researchers warned on Monday. The world´s second-largest economy was at a "turning point" and the need for deep reforms was urgent, the analysts said in a report forecasting China´s economic growth would nearly halve in the next two decades. China must make a number of changes, such as ...
ENGLAND bowlers kept their nerves in the final overs to pull off a sensational five run win over Pakistan in the third and final Twenty20 on Monday to take the series 2-1. Set 130 to win Pakistan were going along nicely at 107-4 with 23 needed off the last three overs and 17 off the remaining two but Stuart Broad and Jade Dernbach did not lose courage and pulled off the win in the final over. Broad dismissed a well set Umar Akmal (22) off the third ball of the ...
QATAR Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) announced on Monday in a joint press conference, Total E&P Qatar´s title sponsorship of His Highness the Emir´s Sword Race, which will take place on March 1 2012 at the Al Rayyan race track. The best Pure Arabians will be racing against each other for the top honours in the prestigious event which has a prize money of QR 2 million. The agreement was signed by Total E&P Qatar Managing Director Stephen Michel ...
KENNY Dalglish believes Liverpool´s League Cup victory could act as a catalyst for more success after the Merseysiders ended their six-year trophy drought at Wembley. Liverpool held their nerve to claim a penalty shoot-out victory against Cardiff on Sunday to give Dalglish his first trophy since his dramatic return to the Anfield dugout some 14 months ago. The nailbiting win clinched Liverpool´s first piece of major silverware since victory in the 2006 FA Cup final ...
HERE are some of the colourful quotes from the 84th Academy Awards show on Sunday night. "I want to thank Uggie the dog. I think he doesn´t care, I´m not sure he understands what I say. He´s not that good, but thank you." — The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius, referring to the canine star of his movie. "Christopher Plummer, ladies and gentlemen, may be walking up on stage tonight — because apparently he wanders off." — veteran Oscars host Billy Crystal.
MAKING a comeback as Oscar host after an eightyear absence, comedian Billy Crystal poked fun on Sunday night at his own reluctance to return and paid lighthearted tribute to leading nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards. In his ninth appearance as master of ceremonies, Crystal, 63, did his best to keep the live broadcast moving with a mix of one-liners, song and the kind of comic set pieces that have enshrined him as one of the most beloved of ...
IMRAN Khan´s chocolate boy looks might have earned him a huge female fan following, but Imran Khan finds this tag ´ridiculous.´ When he visited Ahmedabad for a promotional trip, he flaunted his stubbled look (planned for his next film Matru Ki Bijla Ka Mandola). "It is a pleasure coming to Ahmedabad. I plan to sample the Gujarati thali at a popular restaurant," he says with a warm smile. Talking about his experience of working with Kareena Kapoor...
YEMEN swore-in Abd Rabu
Mansour Hadi as president on
Monday, officially ending Ali
Abdullah Saleh’s 33-year reign.
Hadi was sworn into office on
Saturday, after he received 99.8
per cent of the vote in last week’s
THE number of women in the
workforce has risen by 1.5 million
in the GCC region in the first
decade of the 21st century to
touch 3.3 million, according to an
Al Masah Capital report. However,
despite the 83 per cent spike just
over 26 percent of the women in
the region have participation in the