WHO knew that what corrupt
Russian officials care
about, more than just about
anything, is getting their
assets and themselves out
of their own country? They own homes
in Saint Tropez, fly to Miami for vacation
and set up bank accounts in
I'VE been critical of President
Obama's budgets. I've argued
that while I like the way Obama
preserves spending on things
like scientific research and programs
for the vulnerable, he doesn't
do enough to avoid a debt crisis.
I've based that argument on certain
DOHA Bank on Wednesday reported a 7.4 percent rise in net profit for the first quarter of 2012 to QR390 million from QR 363 million for the same period a year ago. The first quarter results were announced by the Chairman.
A STOPPAGE time goal by Bakari Kone gave Qatar Stars League champion Lekhwiya maximum points against Iran's Foolad Sepahan in a Group C match at Al Sadd Stadium, while a Rodrigo Tabata goal in faraway Tashkent ensured Al Rayyan.
OUTSIDE LK Bennett's brand-new Manhattan flagship store, four American women peer through the glass to look at the dress on display. It is above the knee, ruched at the side, and has these friends thinking they've seen it ...
THE World Economic Forum (WEF) in partnership with the Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) and Social Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) of Qatar University, will conduct the Executive Opinion Survey 2012 in Qatar, said a SESRI press release on Wednesday. The Executive Opinion Survey, "The Voice of the Business Community" is a major component of The Global ...
MICROSOFT Qatar in partnership with Oryx GTL and the Qatar Independent Technical School (QITS) recently launched a digital literacy programme in order to promote information technology (IT) learning among women in the country, said a Microsoft press release on Wednesday. Through the programme´s digital literacy curriculum, women at the Qudurat Centre, in Al Khor, were trained in basic IT concepts, Microsoft word, Microsoft Excel, Windows 7 operating .
MODELS sashayed up and down the ramp showcasing exquisite collections of top designers along with students´ creations at the 13th annual Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQ) fashion show on Tuesday. The event titled ´Arabesque´ showcased designs that ranged from fashionable long skirts to mini-skirts, dresses, pairs of trousers and shorts with stylish clothing for all age groups. The garments ranged from casual to formal, sport to ...
OIL giant BP said on Wednesday it has finalised a $7.8 billion (5.9 billion euro) deal to settle thousands of claims from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The settlement, which must still be approved by a judge, will resolve the "substantial majority of eligible private economic loss and medical claims stemming from the Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill," BP said in a statement. It does not affect what is anticipated to be tens of billions of dollars in fines ...
A GLOBAL economic slowdown and sky-high jet fuel prices will push the airline industry into a new wave of consolidation, the top executive of Scandinavian airline SAS, itself a long-rumoured takeover target, said on Tuesday. European carriers face a collective loss this year due to soaring fuel costs and slack demand and with spare capacity in the industry there is little room for airlines to hike fares. "I would be surprised if we didn´t see ...
APPLE´S results will be dissected more closely than ever next week, after a share swoon raised concerns on Wall Street that the stock´s gravity-defying rally may be losing steam. Five straight days of stock losses for the world´s most valuable company sparked fears it had ventured into dreaded bubble territory and was overdue for a strong pullback. Shares reversed course on Tuesday, gaining 5 percent. Between major legal challenges across several ...
WHAT Qatar´s Nasser bin Saleh al Attiyah had said as a joke turned out to be a reality when the 2011 Dakar Rally champion was asked about his plan for tackling the Sealine Cross-Country Rally in new car Toyota Hilux. During the pre-event press conference on Tuesday, he created a ripple of laughters with his reply: "I´ll push hard to get 10-minute lead." The local star rally driver inflated his 8.7-second overnight lead to a massive 11 minutes and 7 ...
AL SADD Club claims to have found solutions to the problems dogging the team and hopes to carry on its fluent form to upset mighty Al Rayyan Club in the final of the Emir Cup basketball on Friday. Al Sadd is playing the first Emir Cup Basketball final in five years. The final match is scheduled at to be held at Al Gharafa Sports Hall at 6.30 pm. Al Sadd is playing the first Emir Cup final in five years.
REAL Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has insisted the Spanish giants can turn things around in the return leg despite losing 2-1 at Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinal. Germany striker Mario Gomez hit an 88th-minute winner in Tuesday night´s first leg to put Bayern in pole position to reach the May 19 final at their own Allianz Arena stadium against either holders Barcelona or Chelsea. After France winger Franck Ribery gave Bayern an early lead...
KEVIN Systrom and Mike Krieger introduced a photosharing iPhone application called Instagram. In a matter of hours, thousands downloaded it. The computer systems handling the photos kept crashing. Neither knew what to do. Systrom then remembered Adam D´Angelo, a former chief technology officer at Facebook. They had met at a party seven years earlier. That night in October 2010, D´Angelo became Instagram´s lifeline. "Adam spent like 30 ...
FILM star Angelina Jolie will use her powerful box office fame to draw attention to some of the world´s worst humanitarian disasters, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday. Jolie, who has already served more than 10 years as goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, is taking on a new role as special envoy for large-scale crises that cause huge numbers of civilians to flee their homelands. She is expected to concentrate on complex .
WHILE Ranbir Kapoor walked away with all the accolades in Rockstar, Nargis Fakhri had to wait it out after her debut. Luckily, Akshay Kumar has stepped in to save the damsel in distress, and has signed her on for his home production Khiladi 786, which he is co-producing with Himesh Reshammiya. Fakhri, who starts shooting for the film in June, will play Khiladi´s love interest. A close friend of the actress said, "She will be donning ultra-glam clothes in the film.
QATAR’s Nasser bin Saleh al
Attiyah used his knowledge of the
local terrain to perfection to take a
dominating 11-minute lead in the
Sealine Cross-Country Rally in his
new car Toyota Hilux, on
Wednesday. He even managed to
overtake all the motorcycles and
was the first competitor to reach
the finish of the stage. The local
star increased his 8.7-second
overnight lead to 11 minutes and
7 seconds after the first day special
THE Indian rupee fell to its lowest
in three months on Wednesday,
as traders bet on a much more
cautious central bank, now that it
has delivered a bigger-thanexpected
rate cut. Domestic
stocks also came off their earlier
highs on Wednesday, further
weighing on the rupee. The rupee
closed at 51.78/79 to the dollar
from Tuesday’s close of 51.48,
marking its lowest level since