THE German government has run
out of patience. It was obvious at
the EU summit on March 2 when
the German delegation let it be
known that the second rescue
package for Greece must be the final
If it proves too small, and Greece cannot
afford to pay ...
OH, Barack. You want to
analyse the cost and consequences
of war before you go
Such a snob. Such a green eyeshade
rejection of the red-hot Bush
What's wrong with bomb first and
think later? That worked fine in
Iraq. Or not.
Mitt Romney believes bombing
Iran would be a ...
PRIME Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Hamad
bin Jassim bin Jabor al Thani and
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey
Lavrov said on Saturday that they
reached a five-point plan to resolve
the Syrian crisis.
"We must send a message to the
FLYING a large jet will no longer be a dream for even an untrained Qatari resident, thanks to the arrival of a Boeing 777 flight simulator in Doha. iPilot Doha has brought to Qatar the Boeing 777 flight.
DOHA Bank has successfully completed the senior bond issue of $500 million under Doha Bank's euro medium term note programme (EMTN) of $2 billion through arrangers Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan. The bond...
THE sixth career victory of Ahmed al Hameli of Team Abu Dhabi was somewhat overshadowed by a gritty show by home team's trio in the 2012 UIM H2O F1 World Championship-launching Qatar Grand Prix in the Corniche, on Saturday.
WE'VE all had that horrible experience: You throw a party or invite a couple over for dinner, and they start fighting, right there in front of you - the character assassination, the barely controlled anger, the neurotic transference of their cooled sexual attraction onto.
CURTAIN came down on the cultural activities showcased as part of the threeday Belarus Cultural Festival on Friday. The event was hosted jointly by the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage and the Qatar National Theatre. The closing programme featured performances by the artistes of the State Dance Company of the Republic of Belarus. It offered a choreographic extravaganza which cast a magical spell on the viewers. One of the dance items ...
AL MEERA Holding Company, a subsidiary of Al Meera CGC, has inked a franchise deal with Thailandbased Index Living Mall Company Limited (ILM) that will see the Qatari firm open furniture stores across the country under the Thai brand. "Our expansion strategy does not only includes plan to increase the retail area of our supermarkets, but also to expand our product offerings to customers," ...
OVER 200 girls and 35 Qatari artists took part in a programme organised by Aman Foundation to celebrate the International Women´s Day recently. The programme was themed ´Our daughters are our graces´ and was attended by Farida al Abidly, director general of Qatar Foundation for the Protection of Women and Children; and Dr Ilham Badr, media director at the Qatar Foundation. The artistes performed several song and dance sequences showcasing ...
THE Qatar Exchange (QE) showed a mixed performance during the four trading days of the week that started on March 5. The official QE Index decreased by 1.69 percent over previous week´s closing and finished the week at 8,593.67 points on Thursday. The Alshall´s index (cap weighted) closed at 1,192.93 points, decreasing by 1.04 percent compared to previous week´s closing of 1,205.49 points. Alshall index is produced by Alshall Economic Services, a ...
THE World Trade Organisation (WTO) has broadly upheld a ruling that Boeing took billions of dollars of unfair subsidies, breathing new life into an epic trade spat that has already faulted European aid to Airbus, people familiar with the matter said. The world´s largest trade dispute, involving mutual claims of aid to the dominant planemakers, reaches a crucial point on Monday when WTO appeal judges are expected to complete a pair of investigations...
INDUSTRIAL and construction output suffered a shock fall in January, raising the risk the economy will slide back into recession at a time that rising oil prices are posing a dilemma for policymakers. Friday´s data from the Office for National Statistics will put extra pressure on finance minister George Osborne to find measures to boost growth as he prepares to unveil his 2012 budget on March 21, and may raise the chances that the Bank of England will extend its...
AL KHARAITIYAT´S goalkeeper Khalifa Ndiaye was the hero for his side as he stopped an 88th minute penalty to deny Al Wakra maximum points during a round 18 match of the Qatar Stars League at the Al Sadd Sports Club on Saturday. Kharaitiyat second from bottom on the QSL table with 17 points defended cleverly to grab a point against the same team they lost to in the Qatar Stars Cup final recently. Wakra is placed fifth on the table with 24 points behind Jaish ...
THE 11th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament begins on Sunday with defending champion India hoping to redeem its pride after the debacle in Australia. Host Bangladesh will take on Pakistan in the opening fixture of the four-nation tournament which will conclude on March 22. Bangladesh has not won a single ODI series in the four it played last year, even losing 2-3 to Zimbabwe in a fivematch rubber when it visited the African country ...
DIDIER Drogba´s 100th Premier League goal was enough to beat ten-man Stoke City at Stamford Bridge and maintain Chelsea´s challenge for a top four finish. The win moved the Blues level on points with fourthplaced Arsenal who were due to face Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium on Monday. And Drogba´s 68thminute goal ensured caretaker- manager Roberto Di Matteo savoured victory in his first Premier League game since taking charge of the side ...
NAME-BRAND devotees of the gargantuan-size luxury- ute class are missing out. Sure, the Cadillac Escalade has the chrometastic appeal and pop culture status to keep units of the nearly 6000-pound SUV moving out of dealerships, but many wealthy buyers might not realise what other gems exist in the stratospheric $60,000-$100,000, seven-toeight- passenger luxury-SUV class. Take, for example, the Infiniti QX56, a sport/utility that has ...
JULIANNE Moore has played a range of film characters from a cocaine snorting porn star in Boogie Nights to a lesbian cheating mom in The Kids Are All Right, and she´s been nominated for Oscar four times for movies including The Hours. Now the 51-year-old takes on another complicated role, portraying real-life conservative firebrand politician Sarah Palin in HBO´s Game Change. The TV movie, which is based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann´s book ...
THEY are no longer all about sugar, spice and everything nice. Meet BTown´s reel women of today who have weathered the undercurrents of stereotypical portrayal of woman on the big screen. Analyze this. Taking from the movies like Ishqiya to Ladies Vs Ricky Behl, Tanu Weds Manu, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu and not to mention, The Dirty Picture, to the upcoming, Kahaani, Ek Tha Tiger, Barfee, Teri Meri Prem Kahaani, Heroine, Race 2, Cocktail, Dangerous Ishq, Agent ...
FIVE Taliban detainees held at the
US Guantanamo Bay military
prison have agreed to be transferred
to Qatar, a move Afghanistan
believes will boost a nascent
Afghan peace process, President
Hamid Karzai’s spokesman said on
DOHA Bank has successfully
completed the senior bond issue
of $500 million under the bank’s
Euro Medium Term Note
Programme of $2 billion through
arrangers Morgan Stanley and JP
Morgan. The bond is listed on
London Stock Exchange. The
proceeds will be used for general
funding purposes required to
support the bank’s growth plans.