ON most days, there's a deceptive
normalcy to Tahrir Square,
centre stage of Egypt's 2011
revolution. Traffic, not protesters,
paralyses the streets. But
politics are still roiling.
This is a crucial period for Egypt.
Between now and July 1 ...
EUROPE declared war on
Keynes, and Keynes is winning.
In the United States,
President Barack Obama's stimulus
package as a failure and insist on
bone-crunching budget-cutting. If
you want to know how well that
works, come visit Europe - especially
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad
bin Khalifa al Thani met with Kofi
Annan, the United Nations-Arab
League special envoy to Syria at his
Emiri Diwan office, in Doha, on
Qatar was Annan's first stop after his
two-day mission to Damascus.
LAST September, a few days before his spring fashion show, Jean Paul Gaultier took a hard look at one of his models. She was wearing a hip-length gilet in a navy pinstripe fabric over a second-skin bodysuit that gave the illusion of tattoos ...
MOWASALAT, the lone public transport company of Qatar, is introducing Karwa taxi and limousine service fr Barwa Village, a sprawling residential and commercial complex in Al Wakrah. An agreement in this regard was signed by Mowasalat Director of Taxi and Limousine Operation Ali Abdulla Bahzad and Acting General Manager of Barwa Village Khalifa Salman al Mohannadi on ...
QATAR Petroleum´s directorate Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLC) along with the Medical Services Department inaugurated the first Port Medical Centre in the country on Monday. Establishment of the centre is aligned with International Health Regulations (IHR- 2005), whose primary objective is to ensure maximum security against the global spread of diseases with minimum interference in world traffic. The IHR requires realtime event management systems ...
PHOTOGRAPHS highlighting the March 11 earthquake in Japan and the ensuing tsunami are on display at an exhibition which opened at the Qatar Photographic society, Katara, on Sunday. Standing next to each of the pictures are photos that explain how Japan has continued to recover from the disaster. The expo will run till March 25. The exhibition themed ´Recovery from the Great Japan East ...
QATAR´S state budget for next fiscal year will be roughly the same size as the current year´s budget, Minister of Economy and Finance HE Yousef Hussain Kamal said on Monday. "It will be the same size as the prevailing budget, maybe a little increase," he told reporters. An economic adviser to the Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani had said last month that budget spending for the 2012- 13 fiscal, which starts on April 1, would...
OIL prices fell to near $106 a barrel on Monday as a slowdown in China´s trade suggested global demand for crude may be slowing. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for April delivery was down $1.12 to $106.28 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 82 cents to settle at $107.40 per barrel in New York on Friday. In London, Brent crude was down $1.20 at $124.78 per barrel on the ICE Futures exchange ...
ITALY is in recession, final data confirmed on Monday, underscoring the difficulties facing Mario Monti´s technocrat government as it grapples with a shrinking economy dragged down by austerity measures and a debt crisis. Italy´s economy shrank 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, following a 0.2 percent decline in gross domestic product in the third quarter. Monti, who rushed ...
QATARI ace Nasser bin Saleh al Attiyah and his Italian codriver Giovanni Bernacchini grabbed a sixth place in the Rally Guanajuato Mexico on Sunday. Attiyah was less than seven minutes off the pace of Citroen Total teammate and champion Sebastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena. Citroen´s third driver Mikko Hirvonen finished second with a 42.4-second gap, after four special stages, near Leon. Leading by 36.2s overnight, the eight-time world ...
THE Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF) will host, this week, its first round of the UIM Class One World Powerboat Championship since 2009. The Pearl Qatar Grand Prix, the opening round of the world´s premier offshore racing series, has made a welcome return to the championship to coincide with a determined bid for title honours being waged by the QMSF´s two Spirit of Qatar boats in the hands of Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor al Thani and Steve Curtis ...
THE CHAMPIONS League could have one of the most diverse and understated quarterfinal lineups in its 20- year history if four of Europe´s major powers fail to up their game in this week´s last-16 second legs. Unheralded APOEL, the first Cypriot team to reach the knockout stage of the competition, and Benfica, whose best days in Europe came in the 1960s, reached the last eight last week along with ...
NOBODY wants to grow old, e s p e c i a l l y when it comes with wrinkles, age spots and sagging skin. It´s largely normal when harried women seem to stock up on anti-ageing products as soon as they hit the apparently-dreaded age of 30. But a sick twist to this quest for eternal youth was revealed earlier this year, when an American retail giant unveiled plans to launch a anti-ageing product, the target market of which is girls aged at around eight years. The ripples of shock ...
COUNTRY singer Taylor Swift, 22, was named Billboard Magazine´s biggest money maker recently, beating powerhouses U2, Lady Gaga and Adele to top the list with earnings of more than $35 million in 2011. The Love Story singer pocketed more cash from her album sales and world tour in 2011 than Irish rockers U2, country music veteran Kenny Chesney, pop star Lady Gaga, and rapper .
HE has proved to be a khiladi of both genres - action and comedy. But kicking and boxing in front of the camera is far easier than making the audience laugh, says Bollywood star Akshay Kumar. "Action is easy, it is very easy. Comedy is difficult," Akshay says in a chat on the sets of Neeraj Pandey´s Special Chabbis. After a shot, the 44-year-old relaxed in the balcony of an old-structured house in ...
QATAR has become synonymous
with growth and economic prosperity
because of economic diversification
and investments made in
vital economic sectors over the
years, said the Minister of Energy
and Industry HE Dr Mohammad
bin Saleh al Sada. He was speaking
at the 10th International
Cement Trade and Industry
Conference, on Monday.
QATAR’s state budget for next fiscal
year will be roughly the same
size as the current year’s budget,
Minister of Economy and Finance
HE Yousef Hussain Kamal said on
Monday. He said government revenues
were quite sufficient to cover
its budget, but that would not preclude
debt issues by the government
this calendar year.