Putin faces a thorny dilemma:
He is averse to change, but now
faces a political landscape that
demands it. Although the
protest last Saturday in Moscow was
relatively small, dissatisfaction runs
deep and Putin can't return to business.
HILLARY Clinton has fought
for women's rights around
the world. But who would
have dreamed that she would
have to fight for them at home?
"Why extremists always focus on
women remains a mystery to me,"
she told an adoring crowd at the
Women in the World Summit at
A HEAVY dust storm accompanied
by chilly north-westerly
winds, which lashed the
country on Sunday throwing
normal life out of gear, will
continue for the next couple
of days, the Department of
Meteorology has said.
Talking to QT ...
QATAR'S first Theatre Festival will be held at the National Theatre from March 18 to 28, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al Kuwari announced at a press conference on Sunday ...
Middle East Dredging Company (MEDCO) has bagged a QR4.5 billion contract to dredge the approach channel for the New Doha Port Project in Qatar. The contract also includes the dredging of the basin as ...
MAN of the match Alvin Mofunanya and William Byrd sparked Al Arabi Club to a spirited comeback in 75-68 triumph over strong Al Sadd Club in a crucial match and set up the Heir Apparent Cup basketball showdown with Al Rayyan Club ...
TO anyone still denying the American Dream has a malarial quality to it, know this: Paris Hilton has generated $1.3bn (£840m) in revenue. You read that right. The Paris Hilton brand - exported to the world.
A DUTCH sports and business delegation, led by renowned international football player Ronald de Boer, will be in Qatar this month. The delegation will introduce the expertise of Dutch companies in infrastructure and sports facilities to the organisers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Doha 2020 Olympic Bid Committee and developers involved in large infrastructure projects. Speaking...
A DELEGATION of GCC traffic officials visited the trauma section of the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) as part of the 28th GCC Traffic Week activities recently. The HMC organised the programme to enlighten the visitors on the healthcare and rehabilitation services it provides to victims of road traffic accidents. The delegation was received by Hamad Nasser al Khalifa, chief of facilities and workforce development at HMC, and Dr Hassan al Thani...
OVER 5,000 people attended the 8th Diplomatic Bazaar, a multicultural charity exhibition organised by the Social Development Center (SDC), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, at Katara, the Cultural Village, recently. The two-day event brought attractions from all over the world to Qatar with 25 embassies in the country showcasing cultural and traditional artifacts. Funds raised from this year´s exhibition ...
NIGERIA´S biggest carrier Arik Air said it would have to stop its daily flights between Abuja and London because it was being prevented from getting arrival and departure slots at UK airports, an accusation that risked reigniting a diplomatic row. Arik Air - the only Nigerian airline flying to Britain - said slots it had leased from Lufthansa´s British unit bmi at London´s Heathrow airport were about to expire and it was now facing unspecified ´restrictions´.
THE latest national budget has given India´s realty sector a short shrift, despite its stated objective to create conditions for growth, focusing on domestic-driven growth recovery. It has sadly even ignored the prescription given by the Economic Survey for 1011-12 that has projected the share of the country´s realty industry to grow from 5 percent to 6 percent soon. What is really disappointing is that barring some window dressing, the budget has not taken ...
CHINA cannot delay tough economic reforms, Vice - Premier Li Keqiang said on Sunday, underscoring the top leadership´s push for market-based change after the sacking last week of an ambitious provincial leader who wanted a bigger state role in the economy. Li, widely expected to succeed Wen Jiabao as premier in a leadership transition that begins later this year, promised flexible policies to keep growth brisk and prices stable, with a focus on boosting ...
ICONIC Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar´s feat of 100 international centuries has fetched him a round of applause from the ´Time´ magazine which said that the unprecedented achievement has given him the right to decide when to retire from the game. "Having borne the weight of his nation´s dreams for so long, and with such uncomplaining grace, Tendulkar has earned the right .
MASHEL al Naimi of Qatar overcame breathing problems due to allergy and won the second race at the fourth round of the Qatar International Road Racing Championship. At the Losail International Circuit on Saturday, Naimi edged Australian rival Alexander Cudlin by more than three tenths of a second to clinch the first race of the season on Honda and topped the overall standings. Nina Prinz made a history at Losail, by becoming a first woman rider to ...
BOLTON footballer Fabrice Muamba was still in a "critical condition" in intensive care Sunday after suffering a cardiac arrest, a joint statement issued by the club and the London Chest Hospital said. "As is normal medical practice, Fabrice remains anaesthetised in intensive care and will be for at least 24 hours," the statement added. "His condition continues to be closely monitored by the cardiac ...
SO how´s your pocket budget these days? No, I´m not asking about your financial circumstances. I´m asking, literally, how much space do you have in your pockets? Women have it easier than men in this regard, because they often carry assorted objects in bags of various sizes. Men generally make do with pockets. The pocket budget is among the most important factors in global entertainment, media and technology right now: How many devices can we be ...
WHEN Giuliana Rancic was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2011, the E! News co-host "wanted to yell from a rooftop and cry and scream." Luckily her husband Bill was able to calm her down and devise a plan of attack. "He goes, ´We´ve got to make a list and figure out the pros and cons of a lumpectomy with radiation and anti-estrogen therapy, and the pros and cons of a mastectomy,´" Giuliana tells the April issue of Glamour. "´Let´s figure this out.´
ACTRESS Kareena Kapoor, who is busy shooting for Madhur Bhandarkar´s Heroine, says she will get married to beau Saif Ali Khan by the end of the year. Reports suggested that the Bollywood couple was planning to tie the knot after the release of Saif´s home production Agent Vinod this March but Kareena says they are in no rush. "I will get married hopefully by the end of this year... because I am busy doing Heroine and I have to finish the film first ...
AT least 51 militants and four soldiers
have been killed in airstrikes
and clashes with security forces in
the restive northwest over the past
week. On Sunday alone, Pakistani
planes bombed a tribal belt bordering
Afghanistan, killing 26 militants,
a senior paramilitary official said.
Separately, at least 25 militants and
four soldiers were killed in Bara, in
Khyber tribal district.
A LIFE-SIZE camel sculpture
worth 80,000 euros by renowned
French artist and sculptor Gari
was unveiled at The Ritz-Carlton
hotel on Sunday. The sculpture,
which was adopted by the
Spain–based Art Wanson Group, is
made of recycled stainless steel.
The artwork named ‘Privé de
Desert’ is part of the group’s initiative
of collecting master pieces
from artists from all over the