IN the smoke-filled cafes of central
Damascus, where young unarmed
activists discuss the next protest
against the Assad regime, the mood is
one of determination and excitement.
It takes huge courage to risk arrest, torture
and the chance of a bullet ...
IT'S always interesting to read
the quotations of people who
knew a mass murderer before
he killed. They usually express
complete bafflement that a person
who seemed so kind and normal
could do something so horrific.
Friends of Robert Bales...
THE Weill Cornell Medical College in
Qatar (WCMCQ) is in the process of
building collaborations to link Qatar
with 50 research centres of excellence
across the world, a top official of the
university has said.
ALL streets leading to Doha College were chock-a-block with vehicles as parents and visitor flocked to the college to celebrate its Spring Fayre on Saturday. Students from the primary school have been rehearsing for weeks to...
THE National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has signed a 50.63 million Saudi riyals ($13.5 million) deal to transport aluminum products for Qatar Aluminum Company (Qatalum) from the Mesaieed.
AL Sadd held Al Rayyan in a goalless draw at the end of a thrilling Qatar Stars League match played at the packed Al Sadd Stadium on Saturday. Second-placed Al Rayyan now has 33 points from 20 matches and was the better side all through ...
AT the beginning of The Vow - and again at the end, in case you had forgotten - you are told that it was "inspired by true events." There is always a lot of latitude in such a claim, and no one would accuse this mild, soggy romance of ...
ANIMA Art Education Center located at The Pearl had a glitzy invitation-only opening ceremony on Saturday. The 570-square metre facility featuring has an Art Education Center and a trendy lounge where people can gather to bask in the world of art while enjoying light food. Anima Gallery and Lounge aims to educate the residents of Qatar, especially the young people, about art and support the emerging artists in this country. It will open its doors to the public on ...
QATAR Charity (QC) has allocated QR2 million for the welfare of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon. The decision was taken after a QC delegation visited the refugees in Jordan and Lebanon; witnessing first hand the tragic circumstances they are facing. Ibrahim Mousa Zainal, director of the follow-up department of QC, urged people to continue to support those affected by the worsening situation in Syria, who are in urgent need of humanitarian aid ...
THE DEPUTY Emir and Heir Apparent His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani patronised the inauguration of the first Annual Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities at Doha Sheraton on Saturday. The opening of the three-day event was attended by several sheikhs and ministers along with ambassadors accredited to Qatar, and guests. There was a presentation on the Arab ...
INDIA´S state-owned gas utility GAIL India Ltd is evaluating several proposals for equity stakes and long-term supply deals in the United States, Middle East and Southeast Asia, its chairman said on Saturday. The company´s strategy is part of the country´s efforts to secure overseas energy supplies to satisfy rising domestic demand. GAIL signed a deal with US-based Cheniere Energy in December to buy 3.5 million tonnes of LNG a year under a 20-year contract ...
FEDERAL Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the US economy still lacks enough spending and investment to sustain its recent gains. Bernanke says consumer demand remains weak relative to its level before the Great Recession. He notes that other contributors to economic growth - including borrowing and trade - have declined. Ben Bernanke said the slow recovery from the Great Recession ...
PEPSICO Chief Executive Indra Nooyi had total compensation worth $17.1 million last year, up 6 percent from 2010, even as the food and drink company failed to meet its key internal performance targets. The increase is largely due to a 23 percent jump in Nooyi´s base salary - her first raise in five years as CEO - and a gain in the value of her retirement benefits. Nooyi, 56, has come.
TOP seed Kristian Frost Olesen of Denmark is just one step away from his fourth career PSA World Tour title in the Barwa Bank Squash Tournament, the fourth event of the Challenger 5 Series. At the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on Saturday, the tall 74-th worldranked Dane played at a fast pace to crush David Haley, the lucky loser, by 11-3 11-6 11-5. The No 1 seed had to spend just 29 minutes on the court to dispose of the challenger.
VENUS Williams, in only her second WTA match after a long illness lay-off, upset world number three Petra Kvitova on Friday to reach the third round of the WTA and ATP Miami hardcourt tournament. World number two Rafael Nadal cruised in his opener and women´s top seed Victoria Azarenka stretched her win streak to 24 matches at the $9.6 million event, but seventime Grand Slam singles champion Williams stole the show. "It´s definitely a big step ...
CHELSEA missed the chance to close the gap on Tottenham in the race for a top-four finish on Saturday, drawing 0-0 in the Premier League´s early kick-off at Stamford Bridge. The draw left fifth-placed Chelsea five points adrift of a coveted Champions League qualifying berth, and fourthplaced Tottenham were unlucky not to take all three points after twice going close late on. Spurs, bidding to secure their first league win at Chelsea since 1990, enjoyed ...
THE absurd part wasn´t sprinting, nearly naked, through a frozen warren of tunnels carved into the dense snow on top of a glacier. It was that I was desperately trying to make it outside, where the nighttime temperature was minus five degrees Fahrenheit and trillions of moonlit snowflakes were swirling in the wind. By the second step into this maelstrom on Zugspitze, the highest peak in Germany, all feeling in my bare feet had vanished, but salvation.
KIM Kardashian was left humiliated when she was attacked with flour on the red carpet at her own perfume launch. The 30-year-old reality star was covered in the cooking ingredient after an unidentified Asian woman pelted her at the launch of True Refection at The London Hotel in West Hollywood. Kim arrived dressed-to-the-nines, wearing a black blazer, leather trousers and a bright blue blouse, but within minutes she looked more like a dowdy ...
ACTOR Emraan Hashmi, who started his career with an action film titled Footpath and moved on to romance and drama, says he would love to go back to the genre, provided he gets a film with a strong story and character. "I would want a character- driven action film," Emraan said. "Generally action-driven films are low on story. I personally would like to do films where from point A to point Z there is a welletched character and a good script. Definitely if it´s an ...
A 13-YEAR-OLD boy was shot dead
when Egyptian security forces
clashed with fans protesting against
a ban on Al Masry football club over
a deadly stadium riot, state media
said on Saturday. The official Al
Ahram newspaper reported that the
boy was shot in the back and that
16 other fans were hurt, most of
them suffering from tear gas inhalation,
during the violence overnight in
THE National Shipping Company of
Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has signed a
50.63 million Saudi riyals ($13.5
million) deal to transport aluminum
products for Qatar Aluminum
Company from the Mesaieed port in
Qatar to the US. The one-year contract
includes an option for extending
it for an additional year and it also
allows NSCSA to transport other aluminum
shipments from Qatar to
Turkey and Italy, NSCSA said in a
statement on Saturday.