IT's not easy letting him go. Not easy
at all. Sort of like swearing off bedtime
Ben & Jerry's: there's valour
and the promise of self-improvement
in the sacrifice, but also the
sad awareness that the world just got a
little less naughty. A little less fun.
No matter. It's time ...
ONMay 23-24, 1865, the victorious
Union armies marched
through Washington. The
columns of troops stretched
back 25 miles. They marched
as a single mass, clad in blue, their bayonets
As Wilfred McClay wrote in his
book, ‘The ...
PRIME Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Hamad
bin Jassim bin Jabor al Thani says
that Qatar is sending Baghdad a
"message" with its low-level representation
at an Arab summit in the
Iraqi capital, criticising what ...
CHINA, led by three Olympic gold medal winner Zou Kai, reigned the finals of the fifth FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup at the Aspire indoor hall, grabbing two gold medals and as many silvers in five events. The surprise performer was ...
ONE year later there was no jaw-dropping upset, no demure acceptance speech, no fresh affront to Justin Bieber's watchful fan cabal. This time around Esperanza Spalding caused less of a stir at the Grammy Awards, where ...
TURKISH Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag have confirmed their participation at UNCTAD XIII in Doha on April 21. In response to the invitation of UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi, Prime Minister Erdogan has indicated his intention to join other Heads of State to deliver a keynote address at the opening ceremonies of the conference. The prime minister will also participate in the high-level session of...
INDIA´S national carrier, Air India Express hosted an award function to honour its top performing agents on Wednesday. India Ambassador to Qatar HE Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa was the chief guest on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the ambassador urged the Indian community to support airline as it "can also play an important role in promoting the tourism sector of India." M R Qureshi, first secretary and Anil Nautiyal, second secretary...
THE Virginia Commonwealth University-Qatar (VCUQatar) on Wednesday launched an anthology of the contemporary Arabian Gulf Poetry called Gathering the Tide. The 366-paged collection features over 200 poems by 45 poets from Qatar, Bahrain, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Oman. It also features 47 translators. The book is edited by Patty Paine, Jeff Lodge and Samia Touati with an...
BIG shift is happening in Big Oil: an American giant now ranks behind a Chinese upstart. Exxon Mobil is no longer the world´s biggest publicly traded producer of oil. For the first time, that distinction belongs to a 13-year-old Chinese company called PetroChina. The Beijing company was created by the Chinese government to secure more oil for that nation´s booming economy. PetroChina ...
JAPAN Airlines is planning to tap Australia´s Qantas Airways, British Airways´ owner IAG and other members of the Oneworld alliance as investors in an initial public offering expected to be worth at least $6 billion, three people with knowledge of the carrier´s strategy said. Japan Airlines (JAL) is planning to raise a minimum of 500 billion yen ($6.03 billion) in a relisting of its shares in Tokyo ...
LEADERS of the BRICS group of emerging market nations pressed Western powers to cede more voting rights at the IMF this year and flayed the rich world´s reflationary monetary policies for putting global economic stability in jeopardy. "This dynamic process of reform is necessary to ensure the legitimacy and effectiveness of the Fund," Brazil, Russia, India, China and ...
GREAT Britain´s Dominique Covington set herself up for a grand double in the second Qatar ITF Junior Open, beating top seed Teertha Iska of India in the girls singles semi-finals. At the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, the seventh-seeded Briton had a close opening set against Iska but discovered the range and accuracy her strokes to complete a 7-5 6-1 victory. Covington will clash with second Marie Bouzkova of Czech Republic in the final.
TEAM Qatar´s Khalid Saleh al Shamlan and Khalid Abdullah al Kuwari finished second and fourth in Thursday afternoon´s Match Race at the UIM Nations Cup race, held in calm conditions at Khor Fakkan in Sharjah. The Doha-based duo had beaten Team Malaysia and Team Brazil to get into a position to challenge for the Match Race title, but Team UAE´s Rashid al Tayer pipped al Kuwari to the chequered flag in the battle for third and fourth ...
INDIA and South Africa meet in a one-off Twenty20 international at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday with India coach Duncan Fletcher insisting the long round trip will be worthwhile. India arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday with a near full strength T20 squad, with batsman Virender Sehwag and pace bowler Zaheer Khan the only key players being rested. Superstar Sachin Tendulkar, reportedly receiving medical treatment in London, is not a regular T20 ...
VIDYA Balan´s success story has given actresses the hope for a brighter tomorrow in the Indian film industry. But they have a long way to go, says Kareena Kapoor adding that she will fight for equal "pay cheques" in filmdom. The 31-year-old shared her side of the story in a talk about "How Does a Heroine Become the Hero?" at the India Today Conclave 2012 recently. "I was in Los Angeles sometime back when I got to know that Salt was actually ...
IN a show of solidarity for her sister Kim, Khloe Kardashian has renounced her support for the animal rights group PETA following last Thursday´s flour bombing by a supposed member of the anti-fur foundation. Airing her frustration with the organisation actions, Khloe chided the group for their "bully"-like behaviour in a message recently posted on her website. "I´m sure you all heard what happened to Kim last week," Khloe wrote on her blog. "I just received word ...
KANNADA actress Sanjjanaa (Bujjigadu fame) is happy and nervous at once. She has two big releases this Ugadi (New Year in Deccan India). Narasimha with Ravi Chandran and King and Commissioner opposite Mammooty and Suresh Gopi. While in the former she plays a slice-of-life character, in the latter, which has been one of the biggest films to have come out from Mollywood, she plays Nitha Rathore, an upright cop from the North posted in Kerala. "This Ugadi ...
SOTHEBY’s auction house will
open an exhibition highlighting the
Islamic arts and 19 century
Islamic paintings at Katara, the
Cultural Village, on Friday. The
exhibition will be open to the public
on March 30 and 31. The artworks
on display at the exhibition
are a few highlights of Sotheby’s
upcoming London auction, which
will be held on April 24.
SWEDISH Defence Minister Sten
Tolgfors resigned on Thursday after
weeks of controversy over revelations
Sweden planned to help
Saudi Arabia build an arms factory,
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
said. Reinfeldt stressed that
Tolgfors had begun hinting months
ago he wanted to leave soon, but
acknowledged that media focus on
the ongoing scandal had hastened