SOMETIMES they have to lie. As
the British death toll in
Afghanistan rises past 400, every
news item tells of reverses, mistakes
and a desperation to withdraw.
Someone has to hold the line.
Those whose job is to fight and possibly
die for their country need to believe they
do so ...
ONE way in which Americans
have always been exceptional
has been in our support
for education. First we took
the lead in universal primary education;
then the "high school movement"
made us the first nation to
embrace widespread secondary
education. And after World War II,
AN American soldier opened fire
on villagers near his base in
southern Afghanistan on Sunday
and killed 16 civilians, according
to President Hamid Karzai who
called it an "assassination" and
furiously demanded an explanation
from Washington ...
THE 28th GCC Traffic Week kicked off on Sunday at the Doha Exhibition Centre. To run until March 16, the event will educate the visitors on how to prevent road accidents. Director-General of Public Security Staff Major...
QATAR Stars League defending champion Lekhwiya consolidated its lead at the top of the QSL table with a hard fought 2-1 victory against Asian champion Al Sadd at its home ground on Sunday. Lekhwiya, with 38 points ...
ONE year ago Elizabeth Olsen stepped out of the shadows of her famous sisters, Mary- Kate and Ashley, to star in the title role of drama Martha Marcy May Marlene, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and earned her critical acclaim.
THE Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) showcased the country´s growing importance as a tourist destination at the ITB Berlin, Europe´s biggest travel trade show which ended in Germany on Sunday. QTA led a delegation of officials and representatives from 25 of Qatar´s top hotels and tourism operators to the event. Staged annually in Berlin, the International Tourism Bourse is a five day businessto- business event presenting a diverse range of destinations ...
MICROSOFT Qatar hosted an exclusive awards ceremony to recognise top performing partners and customers across various business sectors. The awards honoured Microsoft partners and customers for delivering innovative solutions during the past year that directly address customer challenges. Award winners and finalists, chosen from nominations from across the country, were recognised at the event with over 300 partners, customers ...
SPEARHEADED by its art teacher Dian Ritter and the ´Empty Bowls initiative´, the American School of Doha (ASD) held the first Empty Bowls Evening event, recently. Empty Bowls is an international fundraising initiative which galvanises support for humanitarian charitable activities through fine arts. The premise is simple: empty, handcrafted clay bowls are sold at events which are bought and then filled with soup prepared by volunteers. At the end of ...
MAZAYA Qatar, the shariah-compliant real estate firm, sees big growth opportunities for Islamic finance and shariah-complaint services globally, a top official of the company has said. "Over the last few years, demand for Islamic finance and shariah compliant services have grown every where, and Qatar is no exception," Chief Executive Officer Seraj al Baker told Qatar Tribune on the ...
ABU Dhabi´s Aldar Properties, rescued twice by the government with bailouts totaling $10 billion amid a property slump, may merge with local rival Sorouh Real Estate in a state-backed tie-up, the two firms said on Sunday. A merger of the No 1 and 2 developers in the emirate will create one of the largest property firms in the region by assets with more than 54 billion dirhams ($15 billion). The plan comes as property prices slide in the emirate´s real estate sector, which ...
THE United Arab Emirates´ economy grew an estimated 3.3 percent in 2011, the economy minister was quoted as saying onSunday, slower than analysts had expected but still more than double the pace seen in the previous year. Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed al Mansouri said the UAE, one of the world´s top five oil exporters, had faced unprecedented regional and global challenges last year. But he added that it was helped by the rising contribution of ...
FIFTEEN-TIME national league champion Al Rayyan launched its renewed bid for the Heir Apparent Cup for basketball with a dominant 98-72 victory in the opening match at Al Gharaffa Stadium on Monday. Rayyan, who trailed to the rival 11-12 in the middle of the opening quarter with Temie Soyebo leading the attack mainly, ended the first quarter with a slender 25-20 edge.
QATAR´S Nasser bin Saleh al Attiyah, who had become the first Arab driver ever to win a WRC special stage on Friday evening, finished the second day in a creditable overall seventh place in the Rally Guanajuato Mexico 2012 on Saturday. The former Dakar champion, with co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini, held eighth after being embroiled in his own battle with Aussie Chris Atkinson, before ...
WAYNE Rooney fired Manchester United to the top of the Premier League as the champions defeated 10-man West Bromwich Albion 2-0 to take full advantage of Manchester City´s shock 1-0 loss at Swansea on Sunday. Sir Alex Ferguson´s side secured their fourth successive league win thanks to a brace from England striker Rooney and that allowed the champions to move one point clear .
CONFIDENT, sexy women with an eye for chic but comfortable clothes were the target audience of catwalk shows by British designers Vivienne Westwood and Paul Smith at London Fashion Week recently. Presenting her Red Label under giant crystal chandeliers, marble pillars and gilded mirrors in an east London hall, Westwood simplified her signature draped dresses to create feminine and eminently ...
ANGER didn´t factor into the decision to kill off Nicollette Sheridan´s role on Desperate Housewives, despite her complaints that her boss hit her on the set, the show´s creator testified on Thursday. Marc Cherry concluded his testimony in the actress´ wrongful termination case by denying claims from Sheridan´s attorneys that he tried to influence the statements of other employees on the show to fit his version of the dispute. A longtime executive ...
NUMEROuno actress Kareena Kapoor recently emerged Bollywood´s ´Most Profitable Actress´ at the Business Awards. In the list of highest paid actresses in tinsel town, this lady wears the crown! If reports are anything to go by, the actress was paid close to Rs 8 crore for Madhur Bhandarkar´s - Heroine, the highest that has ever been paid to any leading lady in the history of Bollywood. Says Madhur Bhandarkar, "Working with Kareena is like a ...
THREE Palestinians were killed in
new Israeli air raids in Gaza on
Sunday, raising the death toll to 18,
as militants fired more rockets into
the Jewish state. Israeli war planes
carried out four strikes on Sunday
morning, killing three people,
including a school boy and a 60-
year-old man. The bloodshed erupted
on Friday when an Israeli strike
killed the leader of the Popular
A SENIOR Pakistani politician had
a narrow escape as a suicide
bomber targeted a funeral on the
outskirts of Peshawar city in the
country’s northwest on Sunday,
killing 15 people and injuring 37
others, officials said. The bomber
struck in Badabher area of
Peshawar just after Khushdil
Khan, Deputy Speaker of the
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, left
a cemetery after attending the