GREEK democracy is being
destroyed. Not by soldiers
marching with insane slogans
on their lips about the
inevitable triumph of the
German master race, international
proletariat or global jihad, but by moderate
THINGS are terrible here, as
unemployment soars past 13
percent. Things are even
worse in Greece, Ireland,
and arguably in Spain, and
Europe as a whole appears to be
sliding back into recession.
Why has Europe become the sick
THE United Nations said on
Tuesday that well over 7,500
people have been killed in the
brutal Syrian crackdown
amid new international
demands for the Damascus
government to allow humanitarian
France urged Russia and
QATAR will take on Iran in a top-of-the-table showdown in Group E of the Asian qualifiers for the Brazil 2014 World Cup at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran on Wednesday. The Iranians are already through and Qatar, the 2022 World Cup host ...
A CREAKING, shrieking haunted-house amusement and a solid addition to the recently resurrected Hammer Films - the company where Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing once reigned - The Woman in Black makes the most of its old-fashioned ...
SILATECH and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine Refugees in the Near East have signed an agreement to provide innovative financial services to thousands of young Palestinian entrepreneurs in the Levant region. The agreement was signed by Peter Ford, representative of the commissioner-general of UNRWA, and Tarik Yousef, chief ...
THE effect depression could have on the smallest unit of society and family´s role in aiding recovery from mental illness were some of the topics highlighted at a seminar titled ´Mental Health and the Family´ at the Qatar National Convention Center on Tuesday. Organised by the Family Research Division of the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD), the seminar had ...
NOTED Japanese performer Mako Hattori unravelled the intricacies of the popular Japanese traditional garment Kimono during a lecture- cum-demonstration programme at the Museum of Islamic Art on Monday. The event was organised by the Japanese Embassy in Qatar and the Japan Foundation in collaboration with the Qatar Museums Authority and the Museum of Islamic Art as part of the project ´Qatar Japan 2012´ to celebrate 40 years ...
OIL prices fell slightly on Tuesday in Asia as a weak demand picture offset fears of a potential supply disruption should tensions explode between the West and Iran over its nuclear programme. Benchmark oil for April delivery was down 6 cents to $108.50 at late afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell by $1.21 to $108.56 per barrel in New York on Monday. Brent crude was down 57 cents...
CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel´s room for maneouvre on future eurozone bailouts, in doubt after a revolt by coalition lawmakers, shrank further on Tuesday when Germany´s top court raised a hurdle to swift action in financial rescues. The German constitutional court ruled that parliament may not delegate most decisions on disbursing bailout funds to a special committee meeting in secret .
THE Big Four global audit firms, which dominate the Chinese market, are negotiating with Beijing to lessen the impact of forced changes that could mean only accountants with Chinese qualifications can be partners in their audit practices. The overhaul comes at a delicate time for an audit industry reeling from a rash of accounting scandals at Chinese companies, particularly those listed in high-profile overseas markets such as the United States ...
THE Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF) begins a hectic three weeks of international marine sports competition with this weekend´s UIM-ABP Aquabike Grand Prix of Qatar. The event is being organised by the QMSF under the presidency of Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor al Thani, in collaboration with H20 Racing and under the auspices of the UIM. The Aquabike bonanza precedes the 2012 Qatar Grand Prix, the opening round of the UIM F1 H20 World Championship.
ENGLANDand Scotland expatriate football teams in Qatar are ready for the remake of the world´s oldest international match on March 9. The England vs Scotland was the first ever official international football match to be played. The match took place on November 30, 1872 at the West of Scotland Cricket Club´s Ground, in Patrick, Scotland. One hundred and forty years on, the Qatar Stars League is showcasing the ´auld enemies´ who will...
AN injury-depleted England face a demanding friendly against 2010 World Cup finalists Holland on Wednesday as they begin life without departed manager Fabio Capello. Capello´s shock resignation following the decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy has left England´s Euro 2012 preparations in limbo, with the Football Association yet to appoint a full-time successor to the Italian. While Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is the overwhelming.
WHEN I have any kind of slaw on hand I usually make a lunch of it, with cottage cheese mounded on top; all the better if I have some cooked quinoa to add to the mix. I noticed recently that shredded broccoli stems were a main ingredient in a packaged coleslaw at my local supermarket – a great idea for using up the stems cut away from broccoli sold by the crown or floret. It´s much more economical.
IT´S a place that will no doubt bring back mixed emotions for Britney Spears. But the opulent home where the singer moved to following her public meltdown in 2008 has been listed for sale - for nearly $10million. The singer holed up in the luxury abode, which boasts seven bedrooms for three years moving out of the property in December 2011. As well as sprawling across 19,000 square feet the ...
MALLIKA Sherawat has no intention of giving up on her killer looks just yet. But she´s calmed down considerably since her fire-spitting early years. A tete-a-tete It´s impossible to miss her lithe body even when she´s in loose track pants and a jacket. Mallika Sherawat is currently shooting her latest film KLPD or Kismat, Love, Paisa, Dilli directed by Sanjay Khanduri, who also directed Ek Chalis Ki Last Local. "It´s a romantic thriller set in one night," explains the actress ...
THE Qatar Exchange index slipped
for a second session from Sunday’s
seven-week high. The QE index fell
61 points to 8,697 points on
Tuesday. Commercial Bank of
Qatar fell 9 percent after going exdividend.
It proposed a cash dividend
of QR6 per share.
At least 18 people were killed on
Tuesday in a sectarian attack in
Kohistan district, northwest Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan
when gunmen dressed in army uniform
stopped a bus, ordered the passengers
to get down and then shot
them. Eight others were hurt.