PRESIDENT Obama has been
correct in one part of his
response to the killing of 16
Afghan civilians by an American
soldier on Sunday: Such disasters
must not lead to a panic-stricken
"rush for the exit" by America and
NATO forces in Afghanistan.
If the United States is to emerge...
TO be a modern Republican in
good standing, you have to
believe - or pretend to believe
- in two miracle cures for
whatever ails the economy: more
tax cuts for the rich and more
drilling for oil. And with prices at
the pump on the rise, so is the
chant of "Drill, baby.
Former US Ambassador to
Qatar Chase Untermeyer's wife
Diana Untermeyer's book on
Qatar titled Qatar-Sand, Sea and
Sky, is an intimate portrait of
Qatar. In an interview with Qatar
Tribune's Rajesh Mishra ...
INDUSTRIES Qatar (IQ), which reported net profit of QR8 billion for 2011, is undertaking a feasibility study to establish a marketing company for its products. This was said by Minister of Energy and Industry and ...
WHEN a story as legendary as Snow White comes to life (twice in 2012), the stakes are pretty high to make it entertaining yet keep that fairy tale feel children love so much, that air of wonder, with the quiet rustle of pages for soundtrack. One would not...
RENOWNED Pakistani educationist and historian Dr Mehdi Hasan has called for rebuilding Pakistan through an overhaul of the nation´s education system and provision of quality education for the masses. He stated this in a thoughtprovoking lecture entitled ´Creation of Pakistan and Quaid-e-Azam´s Vision´. The lecture was part of the Pakistan Day celebrations organised by the ...
MASRAF Al Rayan, one of the leading Islamic banks in Qatar, has signed a partnership agreement with the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) to launch its charity card to help people benefit from the services of the QRCS. The launch of the new cobranded charity card, to be used exclusively for Qatar Red Crescent activities, is part of Masraf Al Rayan´s corporate social responsibility. The agreement was signed on Thursday at the Masraf headquarters...
STUDENTS of Georgetown University´s School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFSQ) and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ) held Education City´s first Qatari Cultural Night recently. The event featured an outdoor perimeter of traditional divans surrounding an expanse of Persian rugs, a photo booth where guests snapped pictures in traditional attires and heritage items, as well as a semi-private area where women had their henna done while...
MAERSK Oil aims to boost production by more than 50 percent in the next few years, the company´s chief executive said, ramping up spending on existing assets and searching for new reserves. "We´ve got a lot of projects in the pipeline and our target is to hit production of 400,000 barrels a day," Jakob Thomasen said in an interview on the sidelines of the International Energy Forum in Kuwait last week. "We´re focusing on fewer countries, but...
BRENT crude oil traded near $126 on Monday as tension over Iran´s nuclear programme supported prices, offsetting an increase in oil exports from Libya and a rise in production by Saudi Arabia. The threat of military action against Iran, the world´s fifth largest oil exporter, has unnerved energy markets and sent oil prices soaring, with Brent nearly 17 percent higher since the start of the year. Iran has agreed to a new round of talks with the international community about...
APPLE Inc CEO Tim Cook, moving swiftly after taking over from the late Silicon Valley icon Steve Jobs, fulfilled a longstanding desire of investors by initiating a quarterly dividend and share buyback that will pay out $45 billion over three years. The world´s most valuable technology company will start paying its first dividends since 1995 — a regular quarterly payout of $2.65 a share — in July...
WORLD No. 3 Roger Federer beat John Isner 7-6 (9/7), 6-3 in the Indian Wells final on Sunday to capture his third tournament in a row and a record fourth Indian Wells title. Federer has been battling a flu bug all week and said he was close to pulling out of Indian Wells. It limited his practice time early in the event but he said he was feeling much better after beating American 11th seed Isner. "Sometimes just have to play a bit sick," said Federer, who ...
BARWA Bank extended its association with squash by sponsoring the upcoming PSA Challenger Tournament. The three-day event, under the aegis of the Qatar Squash Federation, will be held at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex from Thursday. The semi-finals and final will take place at the glass court on Saturday. Hussain al Abdullah, head of the retail banking in Barwa Bank and QSF board member Mohammed al Khulaifi signed the sponsorship.
BARCELONA has the chance to trim Real Madrid´s lead at the top of La Liga to five points when it hosts Granada on Tuesday after the Real juggernaut took a skid in a 1-1 draw at home to Malaga on Sunday. The setback for Jose Mourinho´s side, after a brilliant last-minute freekick from Santi Cazorla, halted their 11- match winning run and gave Barca a sliver of hope they can rein in their arch rivals and secure a ...
COMPLICATION rates for women older than 50 who become pregnant through egg donation are similar to those of younger women, according to a new study. The finding contradicts epide miological data suggesting that these older women are at higher risk for pregnancy complications such as hypertension (high blood pressure), gestational diabetes, premature birth and placenta ...
LIAM Hemsworth has had an on-off relationship with singer-actress Miley Cyrus. The Australian actor admits they are fond of each other but says he is yet to ask her out formally. "We are very fond of each other and like each other´s company. I haven´t asked her out formally yet but, yes, we are pretty serious about each other," Hemsworth said in an email interaction from Los Angeles..
SHE may be a small town girl, but Kangana Ranaut is known for her fashion sense. And here´s one more feather to her cap. Kangana was the only Indian actress to be invited by Diego Della Valle, who is the founder of Tod´s (the Italian luxury brand), to a dinner to celebrate the launch of the brand´s signature collection in Paris recently. The dinner was preceded by an equally stylish cocktail evening.
RARE gunbattles between security
forces and rebels broke out
on Monday in an upscale
Damascus neighbourhood where
embassies are located and senior
officials live, one of the most serious
confrontations in the tightly
controlled capital since the antigovernment
uprising began a year
ago. At least six people were
ENERGY-RICH Qatar has
increased its stake again in
Lagardere, boosting its position as
the largest shareholder in the
French media-to-aerospace conglomerate.
The unit of the Qatar
Investment Authority, the Qatar’s
sovereign wealth fund, said in a regulatory
filing it could raise the stake
further after increasing it to 12.8
percent and may seek representation
on the group’s supervisory