OSAMA bin Laden's death a year
ago Wednesday, at the hands
of a Navy SEAL team, revealed
that America has been fighting
two wars in Afghanistan. One
is against al-Qaida, and is clearly in
America's national interest ...
HE was a 27-year-old former
Marine, struggling to
adjust to civilian life after
two tours in Iraq. Once an
student, he now found
himself unable to remember conversations,
dates and routine bits of
daily life. He became irritable,
SUSPECTED supporters of
Egypt's military rulers attacked
predominantly Islamist anti-government
protesters outside the
Defence Ministry in Cairo on
Wednesday, setting off clashes
that left 20 dead as political tensions
A RESURGENCE of stock market trading in the Gulf Arab region is raising hopes for a revival of initial public offers, more than three years after the global financial crisis brought share sales to a grinding halt. Underlining...
QATARI teams Al Arabi Club and Al Rayyan Club were humbled in the AFC Champions League football group matches on Wednesday. While Arabi was humiliated 4-0 at home by Baniyas of the UAE, Rayyan was crushed 3-0 by ...
WHAT do you do when a country, a culture and their purveyors wrong you irreparably? You plant a bomb in a speeding train and hold the establishment to ransom. Taking a cue from Hollywood's most watched rush-hour ...
CONOCOPHILLIPS Qatar on Wednesday held a corporate luncheon in honour of Gary Sykes, who replaces Erec Isaacson as its new president. The company´s associates, employees and their families attended the event that was held at The Four Seasons hotel, in Doha, said a press release issued by the company. Speaking at the event, the outgoing president Erec Isaacson said, "It is with great sadness that I leave Qatar to my new assignment as president and general manager.
OVER 150 participants attended the third annual translation conference organised by the Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) of Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha in partnership with Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP) and the British Council, which ended on Tuesday. The three-day event, organised for translators and those interested in pursuing a career in translation, had as its theme ´Translation in and of the World´ and it attracted ...
QATAR Airways is enjoying a successful week at the Middle East´s leading travel trade show in Dubai showcasing its new exhibition stand and Boeing 787 seats — both taking centre stage at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM). The four-day exhibition kicked off with an official inauguration by Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. During the royal tour of each of the exhibition areas, Sheikh Mohammed.
INDIA´S Petronet LNG will invest 45 billion rupees ($853.89 million) to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the country´s east coast by 2016 to help meet the growing demand of the energy-hungry nation. Companies are building LNG import and regasification facilities on the east coast to meet demand of eastern and central part of India as plants are now located only on the west coast. Petronet, partly owned by GAIL (India), Indian Oil Corp and refiner ...
RUSSIA´S top oil producer Rosneft on Wednesday posted an 8.9 percent drop in first quarter earnings that the group attributed to the expiration of tax privileges at its most important Siberian field. State-controlled Rosneft reported a net profit of 112 billion rubles ($3.8 billion) and a 14.9 percent decline in the core operating earnings that are watched most closely by investors. The company said ...
PRIVATE employers hired a far fewer than expected 119,000 people in April, the smallest gain since September 2011, a report showed on Wednesday, adding to concerns that the economy has lost some of its momentum. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast the ADP National Employment Report would show a gain of 177,000 jobs. The report by ADP, a payrolls processor, is jointly developed with Macro economic Advisers LLC and is published two days ...
AL AHLI Club and Al Rayyan Club scripted straight-set victories to improve their positions in the Premier Division League at the Al Arabi Club on Wednesday. Professional players Brazilian Geraldo and Cuban Yasser Portuondo lifted Al Ahli to a 25-18 25-22 25-20 triumph against Police, which clearly seemed to be struggling due to lack of cohesion. Al Rayyan, which was holding the No 2 spot behind Al Arabi Club after the first round-robin .
KINGS XI Punjab overcame a spate of late run outs to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets on the nextto- last ball Wednesday, exacting revenge for an earlier loss to the same opponent in the Indian Premier League. Azhar Mahmood claimed the prize wicket of Chris Gayle for 71 in finishing with 3-20 to help restrict Bangalore to 158-5 at Chinnaswamy Stadium. Punjab then totalled 163-6 in 19.5 overs. Indian batsmen Nitin Saini (50) and Mandeep ...
ANDRIY Shevchenko is not sure if he will make a final appearance for co-hosts Ukraine at Euro 2012, but feels certain that, even without his inspiration, a young Ukrainian team can spring a surprise. The former AC Milan and Chelsea striker, a huge name in Ukrainian soccer for more than a decade, will quit the national side after the tournament, just three months before he turns 36. Though he has been fighting for fitness, to claim a regular place.
MAYBE it´s the suggestive power of the name, but rarely do I use pizza dough for anything else, even though it´s perfectly suitable for savoury tarts, flatbreads and rolls. Once I get pizza on the brain, it´s hard to redirect. Then I got reacquainted with an old friend also made from that same dough: the calzone. Although it was a childhood staple at my corner pizzeria, I hadn´t eaten a calzone in years. But at a dinner at Lucali in Brooklyn, I saw one emerge from the oven, a burnished.
ACTRESS Chitrangada Singh, whose performance in her debut film Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi was acclaimed by critics and audience alike, says even after nine years she is struggling to get over her character of Geeta Rao. "I don´t know if I have still managed to make people forget Geeta Rao and remember another character that I have played," she said at the launch of the Indian issue of Vogue magazine. "I am still kind of struggling to get over it and make people remember.
SHE is just 15, but actress Chloe Grace Moretz says that director Martin Scorsese treated her as he treated other senior actors on the sets of Hugo. The film also features Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lee and Jude Law. "I think it´s really the mood that he makes on the set... He makes everyone feel equal, no matter who you are, no matter how big you are, no matter how famous you are, no matter how iconic you are... you feel equal to each other," Moretz said.
THE Indian rupee washed out all
of its initial gains and went below
53-mark after almost four months,
but recovered some ground to
close at 52.96/97 against the US
currency, down by 23 paise.
Strong dollar overseas amid expectations
of more capital outflows in
the wake of uncertain local equities
also weighed on the rupee, a
forex dealer said.
AT least 23 people, including 21
soldiers, were killed on
Wednesday in clashes between
opposition rebels and Syrian
troops, according to opposition
activists. Rebels, fighting to oust
the regime of President Bashar al
Assad, killed 15 security personnel
in an ambush in the northern
province of Aleppo. Six other
soldiers were killed in clashes
on the outskirts of Damascus.
Two civilians who were caught
in the crossfire were also