WE are deeply concerned
about all the loose talk
regarding a possible military
attack on Iran because of the
growing uncertainty over
parts of its nuclear programme.
Not only would such an attack be a
clear violation of the charter of the
United Nations. It could have...
THERE is nothing so dangerous
as a lobbying organisation
that's running out of stuff to
I am thinking in particular of the
National Rifle Association. These
people are really in desperate straits.
The state legislatures are almost all in
session, but some of them ...
LEKHWIYA has won the prestigious
Qatar Stars League title for
the second consecutive year.
With 42 points from 20 matches,
Lekhwiya emerged winner even
after it was held to a 1-1 draw in
a QSL match by ...
QATAR has emerged as one of the most lucrative global markets for construction companies with more than $70 billion worth of major projects to be awarded until 2022, according to statistics from the MEED Qatar study.
LEKHWIYA bagged its second consecutive Qatar Stars League title after it was held to 1-1 draw by Al Arabi on Sunday. Lekhwiya's Ali Afif's thirdminute goal was cancelled by Abdulaziz Hatem in the 83rd minute to deny the QSL champions...
TO borrow a line from another hot British singer, Rumer has it. Rumer doesn't have nearly the sales or the trophy case of her fellow single-monikered Londoner, Adele. Nevertheless, as her debut album Seasons of My Soul gains traction in the United States after going...
ASNA Nafees, acting principal of DPS-Modern Indian School (DPS-MIS), has been appointed the principal of the school with immediate effect, a DPS-MIS management press release said. An alumnus of St Joseph´s Women´s College, Visakhapatnam, India, Nafees began her journey in the field of education in 1995 and excelled as a teacher of Biology and English in several schools in her native country. Her subsequent rise as an academic supervisor at the...
THE three prize winners from Zainab Independent Preparatory School for Girls, representing Qatar in the ´Big Science Challenge´ run by the British Council and Rolls- Royce, visited the Rolls- Royce facilities at Derby, UK recently. The facilities are the group´s largest in the UK and over 11,000 are employed by Rolls-Royce in the city. The students, Alaa Ehab Said Abdelmatin Abdalla, Mariam Moustafa Gadallah Aarf Hassan and Kheloud Khaled...
THE Heir Apparent His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani recently honoured Mohammed Murad, a Qatari student sponsored by Qatar Airways, for his outstanding academic achievement. The Excellence Day Award, patronised annually by HH the Heir Apparent, is regarded as the highest academic honour given to Qatari students and institutions that excel in education. Murad received the...
ROYAL Dutch Shell is struggling to pay off $1 billion that it owes Iran for crude oil because European Union and US financial sanctions now make it almost impossible to process payments, industry sources said. Four sources said the oil major owes a large sum to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for deliveries of crude, with one putting the figure at close to $1 billion. A debt of that size would equate to roughly four large tanker loads of Iranian crude or...
CHINA Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec Corp), the country´s second largest integrated oil company, posted a 30 percent fall in fourth-quarter net profit on Sunday, missing forecasts, as big losses at its refining arm offset upstream gains. Sinopec, Asia´s largest refiner, saw heavy refining losses last year as increases in domestic prices for oil products failed to keep pace with strong rises in international crude prices. "We estimate that in 2012 the price...
JAPAN and Canada formally agreed on Sunday to launch talks on a free trade agreement expected to result in the first such pact between Tokyo and one of the Group of Eight major economies. The agreement was announced by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper after a meeting in Tokyo. They also agreed to boost cooperation between their energy industries, as Canada has abundant natural resources such as...
JAPAN and host Germany both began their assaults on the men´s title at the world team table tennis championships with straightforward victories on Sunday in their group matches. With defending champions China starting off against Greece on Sunday night in Group A, Germany swept aside the Czech Republic in Group B, with Timo Boll opening with a 3-0 win over Dmitrij Prokopcov. Germany´s Dimitrij Ovtcharov also beat Antonin Gavlas in consecutive...
KRISTIAN Frost Olesen lived up to his top seed billing and tamed third seed Bader al Hussaini with a compact game in the final of the Barwa Bank Squash Tournament, the fourth event of the PSA Challenger 5 series. At the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on Saturday, the Dane was quick-footed and used strong strokes to win the title by 11-6 11-7 11-4 in 35 minutes. This was his fourth Challenger crown in career and second of the year...
REAL Madrid beat Real Sociedad 5-1 on Saturday to restore its six-point lead over Barcelona at the top of La Liga and then staged a media blackout. Two goals each from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, and one from Gonzalo Higuain, gave the home team a comfortable victory with Xavi Prieto grabbing a consolation for the team from San Sebastian. Ronaldo´s brace put him level with Lionel Messi on 35 league goals after the Argentine and Gerard Pique scored...
THROUGH October 2011, sales of the Lexus GS luxury sedan were a paltry 3346 units, less than half of the cross town rival Infiniti M (8813) or the slowest-selling German, the Audi A6 (7890). Worse yet, compared with the big boys, the BMW 5 Series (43,040) and Mercedes-Benz E-Class (52,340), the GS was barely a blip on the radar. Lexus´ onetime prominent player, which debuted back in 1993 and won the Import Car of the Year award in 1998, has...
POP star Whitney Houston died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease, a Los Angeles County coroner´s spokesman said. The 48-year-old singer, who spent years battling addiction to drugs including cocaine, was found submerged in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills hotel room on February 12, the eve of the Grammy Awards. A probe into Houston´s death...
RITEISH Deshmukh says he felt overwhelmed to work with veterans like Randhir and Rishi Kapoor, who shared insights about their personal and professional life on and off the sets of Housefull 2. "The experience was great. This is the first time I got an opportunity to work with actors whose films I have grown up watching. So we spoke about how acting has come of age," the 33-year-old said in an interview. "There are so many stories, be it Dabbooji (Randhir...
its isolation in
the international community if it
proceeds with a planned longrange
“North Korea will achieve nothing
by threats or provocations,”
Obama said during a news conference
on Sunday in Seoul, South
Korea, where he was to attend a
nuclear security summit.
Sunday that Kofi
avoiding a civil
war in Syria and offered the UNArab
League envoy Moscow’s full
support. “This may be the last
chance for Syria to avoid a protracted
and bloody civil war,”
Russian agencies quoted
Medvedev as telling Annan at a
meeting held in Moscow’s Vnukovo
2 airport before his departure for a
summit in Seoul.