WHILE the world's attention
is fixed on the worsening
bloodshed in Syria, Libya
teeters dangerously on the
A year after the Libyan revolt began,
a weak transitional government confronts
armed militias and mounting
public frustration ...
WE Americans cherish our
myths. One myth is that
there is more social
mobility in the United
States than in Europe.
That's false. Another myth is that the
government is smaller here than in
Europe. That's largely false, too.
The US does not have a significantly
smaller welfare state than...
OUTPATIENTS heading for
Hamad General Hospital (HGH)
will soon have to have a referral
from a primary health centre
(PHC), but would be spared the
effort of booking an appointment at
On Sunday, the Outpatient
MITSUBISHI Corporation donated $180,000 to Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs on Sunday. The amount - which will be used to purchase 16 made-toorder wheelchairs for the Center's recently opened .
QATAR Telecom (QTEL) on Sunday said a strong performance from its Wataniya portfolio, along with robust revenue growth in Kuwait, Tunisia and Algeria pushed net profit 11.6 percent to QR2.6 billion compared ...
AL Gharaffa Club served a wake-up call as it held off a spirited comeback bid by champion Al Rayyan to win the last match of the Qatar's Basketball League by 78-69 on Sunday. At its home court, Gharaffa, boosted by exciting scoring flair of ...
THE New York International Children's Film Festival has grown into a supremely confident teenager. Always showing a rebellious streak - its founders originally called their organisation Guerrilla Kids - it's approaching its 15th ...
AROUND 200 staffers from different departments of Rumailah Hospital donated blood at a blood donation camp held by the Patients and Visitors Service Center at Rumailah Hospital on Thursday. "We came up with this initiative to encourage hospital staff to voluntarily donate blood so that we can help increase the supply in the HMC Blood Bank," said Salam Nassar, manager of the ...
RASGAS Company Limited raised over QR1.3 million at its 7th annual charity gala dinner recently. All proceeds from the event, which featured a silent auction of Pro Am golf teams and an exciting array of luxury auction and raffle prizes, will be donated to the Qatar National Cancer Society and the Arab Union for the Blind. RasGas Managing Director Hamad Rashid al Mohannadi warmly welcomed 21 professional golfers and 350 RasGas customers ...
NEW pictures were released on Sunday showing Qatar Airways´ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the assembly line at the aircraft manufacturer´s Everett production plant in Seattle, the US. Qatar Airways is the first Middle East customer of the Boeing 787, with 60 aircraft on order, including options. The Doha-based airline is preparing to take delivery of five 787s during 2012, with the first set to arrive in Qatar this summer. Qatar Airways will initially fly the aircraft .
MEEZA, a Qatar Foundation joint venture, Information & Technology (IT) firm is looking beyond the borders of Qatar for expansion, a top company official has said. "We are looking at tapping markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to expand our operations," Deputy Chief Executive Officer Ghada P El Rassi told Qatar Tribune, recently. She said that the marketing team of the ...
CASH-STRAPPED Kingfisher Airlines on Sunday refuted speculation that it planned to shut down its operations as a section of pilots have threatened to boycott work without pay and dues being given to them. The development comes after Kingfisher´s chief executive Sanjay Aggarwal met pilots on Thursday and sought their cooperation. However other reports also said that Aggarwal told pilots that if they do not cooperate, then the airline would have to shut shop.
EUROPEAN Council President Herman Van Rompuy warned against complacency in handling the eurozone debt crisis and stressed the need for meeting budget rules and reducing deficits. "The crisis is not yet fully over. We have come into calmer waters, true, but the next two years we have to make sure this crisis can never repeat itself," Van Rompuy told Dutch television programme ...
DAVID Warner scored a magnificent 163 as Australia downed a gallant Sri Lanka by 15 runs in the first tri-series one-day international final on Sunday. Warner, whose previous highest ODI score was 74, smashed 13 fours and two sixes in his 157-ball innings to lead Australia to an imposing total of 321 for six after skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and chose to bat. After a bright start, the Sri Lankans fell ...
QATAR´S first encounter with the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East under the lights of Losail International Circuit saw the champion in waiting clinch his title earlier than expected. Though Abdulaziz al Faisal arrived in Doha in a commanding position, he was aware that he might need two more rounds in Bahrain at the end of the month to ensure his second Porsche GT3 Cup triumph in three years. As the luck would have it, the Saudi instead found himself ...
ANDRE Villas-Boas has been sacked by Chelsea after less than a season in charge at Stamford Bridge, the Premier League club announced in a statement on its website on Sunday. Former Chelsea midfielder Roberto Di Matteo, who had been working as Villas-Boas´s assistant, has been appointed interim manager until the end of the season. Villas-Boas, who arrived from Porto in June 2011, has paid the price for a dismal run of results that left Chelsea in fifth place ...
MATCH-TIP tiny, Brookesia micra (juvenile pictured) is the smallest of four new chameleon species found on the African island country of Madagascar. With an average adult length of just over an inch (2.9 centimetres) from snout to tail, Brookesia micra is among the tiniest reptiles in the world. Scientists think the diminutive new chameleon species might represent extreme cases of island dwarfism, whereby organisms shrink in size due to limited ...
AS the mother of twins, Mariah Carey must have a new-found appreciation for everything Disney. Recently, the singer struggled to hide her delight as she christened the new Disney cruise ship, Fantasy, at a star-studded ceremony in New York, promising to bring her children Moroccan and Monroe back to the vessel for some animated fun. The singer - who had a hit with a song of the same name as the ship back in 1995 - joined a host of stars including ...
DESIGNER Vikram Phadnis on Friday showcased his ethnic collection keeping the Indian and earthy attires in mind at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2012 show. Sisters Malaika Arora Khan and Amrita Arora walked the ramp adding glamour to the show. Phadnis told reporters, "Both the women are like family to me. They are very energetic and quite different when it comes...
QTEL on Sunday said Wataniya’s
strong performance, along with
robust revenue growth in Kuwait,
Tunisia and Algeria pushed net
profit 11.6 percent to QR2.6
billion. Based on the results, the
telecom operator’s board has recommended
a cash dividend of 30
percent of the nominal share value
and bonus shares of 30 percent of
the share capital.
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh
Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani will
visit Saudi Arabia on Monday.
During the one-day visit HH the
Emir will hold talks with the
Custodian of the Two Holy
Mosques King Abdullah bin
Abdualziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
HH the Emir’s visit will come a day
after the 122nd Session of the GCC
Foreign Ministers Council opened in
Riyadh on Sunday.