PAUL Lorem epitomises a blunt
truth about the world: Talent is
universal, but opportunity is
not. Lorem, 21, is an orphan
from a South Sudanese village
with no electricity. His parents never
went to school, and he grew up without
adult supervision in...
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 ...
US SECRETARY of State Hillary
Clinton in Riyadh on Saturday
promoted a missile shield to protect
Gulf Arab states from Tehran
and sought to work with them to
help end the violence in Iran's ally
In a speech to a...
ONE hundred and twenty people from over 30 nationalities on Saturday participated in the inaugural Torch Staircase Run organised by the Torch Doha Hotel in association with Aspire Logistics and Aspetar.
DOHA Bank has launched Gold Investment Loan product offered for the first time in Qatar on Saturday. The Gold Investment Loan is designed to facilitate the likelihood of investing in the gold market and in securing .
BONEY Watson and Suleiman Braimoh led two brilliant scoring runs for Al Gharafa Club in the third quarter as the defending champion held off Al Sadd Club in a group league match of the Emir Cup Basketball on Saturday. At its home ...
AFTER last starring on television in the short-lived series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Amanda Peet (The Whole Nine Yards, Syriana) returns to television once again in the new comedy Bent, which premieres on Wednesday night on NBC. The 40-year-old ...
MORE than 50 companies from industries as varied as finance, high technology and film were in Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ) recently looking to hire the university´s skilled students. Over the last five years, CMUQ has been connecting global and local blue-chip companies with a pool of talented and driven students. Khadra Dualeh, director of the office of professional ...
VICE-CHAIRMAN & Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco) Dr Mohammed Yusuf al Mulla recently inaugurated a new logistics warehouse in Ataqa, Suez Governorate, for the storage of the company´s products in Egypt. The ceremony was attended by dignitaries and high-level government officials from Qatar and Egypt. Expressing pleasure at the inauguration of the second logistics warehouse in Egypt, Mulla said: Qatar is very...
PALESTINIAN-American author Susan Abulhawa recently launched the Arabic translation of her bestselling debut novel Mornings in Jenin. The Arabic version of the novel is titled When the World is Sleeping. In an exclusive interview with Qatar Tribune, Susan highlights the circumstances under which she penned the dramatic novel. Q. Mornings in Jenin is a novel which tackles humanitarian issues.
INDIA´S Oil and Natural Gas Corp. on Friday signed a deal with US-based energy giant ConocoPhillips to jointly explore and develop shale gas reserves and deep-water oil fields. Under the agreement, the two firms will explore shale resources in India, North America and other regions, Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) chairman Sudhir Vasudeva said. The deal with ConocoPhillips, the world´s.
THE BSE Sensex was expected to gain 26 percent this year as interest rate cuts bolster growth, but concerns about the government´s finances and its political stability remain prominent risks, a Reuters poll showed. The 30-share BSE index will likely rise to 19,500 points by the end of the year, after hitting 18,000 mid-year, according to the median forecast from a survey of 24 investment houses in a poll conducted over the past week. End-year projections for the index.
RASGAS will be the largest gas processor in the world handling 11bcfd or 2 million barrels of oil equivalent per day once Barzan project is fully completed by 2015, RasGas Managing Director Hamad Rashid al Mohannadi said while addressing a gathering on the occasion of the company´s third Supply Forum at Katara Hall, in Doha, recently. The networking platform with the theme ´sharing experience´ was attended by more than 250 local and ...
AGNIESZSKA Radwanska defeated world number two Maria Sharapova 7-5, 6-4 on Saturday to win the Miami Masters for the first time. Radwanska, the fifth seed from Poland, rode out the storm from the aggressive Sharapova, who held a 7-1 lead in their series going into the finale and had not lost to the Pole since 2007. The loss was the fourth for Sharapova in a final at Crandon Parkand duplicated the Russian´s defeat a year ago in the title match to Victoria...
QATAR´S Saadon al Kuwari secured an eighth spot in penultimate round of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East to cement his place at the top of the Michelin Silver Trophy on Friday. At the Bahrain International Circuit, Austrian Clemens Schmid scored a commanding victory. The race was a dress rehearsal for next month´s Formula One Bahrain Grand Prix, and Schmid survived an early slip ...
MANCHESTER City´s challenge for the Premier League title suffered a setback as it was forced to stage a late fightback just to salvage a 3-3 draw against Sunderland at Eastlands on Saturday. With leaders Manchester United not in action until Monday´s trip to Blackburn, Roberto Mancini´s side would have returned to the top of the table on goal difference if they had beaten the Black Cats. But City, who had won its previous 20 home league games to set a Premier League ...
WE were floating gingerly over a forest of antler-shaped coral when I heard a Swede who was snorkelling with me shout. I popped my head above water and caught only a fragment of his declaration in the slosh of waves: "Monster in a hole." Pulling the mask from my eyes, I suddenly felt extremely exposed. We were snorkelling in the waters off Palawan province in the Philippines, and the 25- meter blue-and-white bangka boat that was our home for five days ...
ACTRESS Demi Moore is reportedly heartbroken after learning that her estranged husband Ashton Kutcher is dating singer Rihanna. But Rihanna says she is "single" and "happy". Moore, 49, who has completed a stint in a rehab for a reported eating disorder and addiction, was devastated when she saw a picture of Rihanna making a late night visit to Kutcher´s home. "Demi is constantly keeping tabs on Ashton. So when these pictures came up, she was understandably.
SONAM Kapoor has opted out of Mani Ratnam´s new Tamil film which launches the veteran Tamil actor Karthik´s son Gautham. The role has now gone to the upcoming Tamil-Telugu actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu who also will maker her Bollywood debut with Assi Nabey Poore Sau. "At this point in her career going Southwards for Sonam would give the wrong signal to the filmmakers in Bollywood. Mani had his heart set on Sonam since she suited...
AT least 16 people were killed on
Saturday in tribal clashes in the
southern Libyan desert oasis of
Sabha, taking the toll to nearly
147 dead and 395 wounded in
six days. A doctor at Sabha hospital,
treating Arab tribal casualties,
said eight people were killed and
another 50 wounded in fighting
between the early morning and
AT least 40 people were killed in
heavy fighting on Saturday between
the army and suspected Al Qaeda
militants in Yemen’s province of
Lahij, officials said. Seventeen soldiers
were killed when the Islamist
fighters attacked army positions in
Mallah. Eleven soldiers were missing
and also believed to be dead.
An official in the Al Qaeda stronghold
of Jaar said 12 militants were