ALMOST every year for over one
hundred years on the Saturday
before Orthodox Easter, the
main street in Ramallah has
been overtaken by marching
boy scouts and girl scouts banging
drums and blowing trumpets before
THERE'S an atmosphere of
grand fragility hanging over
America's colleges. The
grandeur comes from the
surging application rates, the
international renown, the fancy new
dining and athletic facilities. The
fragility comes .
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh
Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani on
Saturday inaugurated the the
United Nations Conference on
Trade and Development XIII at the
Qatar National Convention Centre
in the presence of a number of
world leaders ...
ALL plastics used in the packaging and serving of food in restaurants and bakeries in the country must by June 1 be food grade plastics approved by the Permanent Joint Committee on Control of Human Food. Inspections ...
SENEGALESE striker Mammadou Niang produced a man-of-the-match show with a sizzling hat-trick and former Asian footballer of the year Ibrahim Khalfan struck a brilliant goal as Asian Champion Al Sadd pummeled a 10-man Qatar .
ACROSS a neon-lighted corridor in a modernist loft here, a group of Eastern European models posed for a magazine spread, their heads covered in brightly coloured scarves. Except for the religious headgear, the shoot .
LARGE pictorial health warnings which vividly show the effects of smoking will be displayed on cigarette packs in Qatar soon. Dr Ahmed Almulla, senior consultant in preventive medicine and head of the tobacco cessation clinic at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), said that the move aimed at increasing awareness against tobacco use would be implemented by August. Speaking about tobacco ...
DOHA Marketing Services Company (Domasco), exclusive agents of Honda in Qatar, unveiled the new fourth generation Honda CR-V to Qatari market, in Doha, on Thursday. Addressing a press conference ahead of the unveiling, Sales and Marketing Manager for Domasco-Honda Greig Roffey said, "We are delighted with the local response to the all-new CR-V as its pending arrival became known some weeks back." "The all-new CRV was launched ...
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani has inaugurated the 13th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad XIII) in Doha on Saturday. Following is a translation of his speech at the inaugural session of the conference. In the name of God the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. Your Excellencies and Highnesses, Your Excellency the ...
THE worst appears to be over. Gasoline prices are going down. After a four-month surge pushed gasoline to nearly $4 per gallon in early April, drivers, politicians and economists worried that prices might soar past alltime highs, denting wallets, angering voters and dragging down an economy that is struggling to grow. Instead, pump prices have dropped 6 cents over two weeks to a national average on Friday of $3.88. Experts say gasoline ...
LEADING world economies on Friday pledged $430 billion in new funding for the International Monetary Fund, more than doubling its lending power in a bid to protect the global economy from the eurozone debt crisis. The promised funds from the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies aim to ensure the IMF can respond decisively should the debt problems that have engulfed three eurozone ...
SEEKING to allay apprehensions on the proposed retrospective tax amendment, Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said India is ready to address concerns of the American businesses within its legal framework. "Our policies are transparent ... whenever there is any misapprehension, we are ready to listen to then and readjust it when it is necessary. "Therefore, we are not having any fixed mind with respect ...
DEBUTANT Cambodia and the United Arab Emirates qualified for the next level, winning their respective matches in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group IV on Saturday. At the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Cambodia clinched both the singles to take an unassailable lead against Turkmenistan through Pannhara Mam and Kenny Bun. The UAE also did the same against Qatar and ensured its promotion to ...
AL SADD Club captain Saad Abdulrahman was thrilled to see his team ending the Emir Basketball Cup drought after eight years of gap. In the final at Al Gharafa Club Indoor Hall on Friday, Sadd rampaged to 81-56 victory against mighty Al Rayyan, which had to be contented with third the runnerup finish in a row. Since beating Rayyan Club in the 2003-04 final, Sadd was only once more able to reach the final. But after the defeat by Qatar Sports Club in the...
NEWCASTLE United moved into the top four of the Premier League on Saturday as Chelsea lost ground in the race for a Champions League qualifying berth. Two goals from Yohan Cabaye and one from Papiss Cisse gave Newcastle a 3-0 win over Stoke City at St James´ Park, a result that saw the Magpies move four points clear of sixth-placed Chelsea with four games remaining. Tottenham Hotspur could...
FOR decades Nathaniel Dorsky has been making work of rare and sometimes startling beauty. If you haven´t heard of him, it´s because he makes short, silent experimental films that feature brightly coloured flowers, bursts of sunlight and shifting pools of shadow instead of characters, plots and stories. Mostly he remains unknown to the larger audience because his work is relegated to that ghetto ...
MOVIES starring Brad Pitt and Nicole Kidman will premiere in Cannes this year, as the world´s biggest film festival held on the glamourous French Riviera promises a strong North American accent in 2012. Films from US director Wes Anderson and Canada´s David Cronenberg will be among the 22 films vying for the coveted "Palme d´Or", the top prize at the glitzy cinema showcase which can significantly boost a picture´s box office and awards potential.
AC T O R Z a y e d Khan, who will soon be seen in Priyadarshan´s Tezz, says the filmmaker is very demanding and his anger can be highly unnerving. But in the end, it´s all worth it, he says. "He (Priyadarshan) is very demanding. He expects the best out of you and doesn´t like excuses when you are on the set," the 31-year-old said. Zayed and Priyadarshan have teamed up for the first time in Tezz, which also features Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Boman Irani, Kangana ...
GAS-RICH Qatar has bought three
percent of French energy giant
Total, a move welcomed by the
company’s chief executive
Christophe de Margerie, a Qatari
daily reported on Saturday. If confirmed,
this would be the first time
Total has confirmed that Qatar
has raised its stake in the
BAHRAIN’S opposition on
Saturday reported the first death in
protests timed for this weekend’s
controversial Grand Prix as the
kingdom imposed a security lockdown
around the Sakhir Formula
One racing circuit. The body of
Salah Abbas Habib, was found in