IT was a rare public sighting of
Russia's premier political couple,
but in the end it served only to fuel
the already rampant questions
about whether they are much of a
couple at all anymore.
Lyudmila A. Putin entered....
SHE is the most potent
blonde France has produced
Deneuve. Her office, in a
squat, ugly, gray and blue
building west of Paris, smells of cigarettes
and ambition. Her legs jiggle
as she talks. Images of Joan of
Arc, another tough, charismatic
HEC PARIS, the top-ranked
Business School in Europe since
2006, held a convocation event
for the first class of its international
Executive MBA (EMBA)
programme in Qatar on Monday.
The event, held under the
A THREE-DAY meeting on renewable energy, energy efficiency and carbon capture and storage began at the Student Centre of Education City on Monday. It is organised by the European Union-Gulf Cooperation .
AL GHARAFA and Kharaitiyat will trade tackles in the first semifinal while Al Sadd and El Jaish are gearing up to play the other semi-final in the prestigious Emir Cup football tournament at the Al Sadd Stadium on Tuesday ...
ONCE, Nigella ruled. Now there's a battle for her domestic goddess crown - and style is just as important as the ability to whip up a creme brulee. Meet the contenders... RACHEL KHOO Style: From her immaculately painted lips (often pink, but best when...
THE Community Policing sections of North and Dukhan Security Departments held a security awareness exhibition at Al Rayyan Sports Club on Sunday. A number of Ministry of Interior (MoI) departments such as Al Fazaa, Traffic Department, Juvenile Police, Coasts and Borders Security, Drug Enforcement, Human Rights, Medical Services, Civil Defence and Permanent Committee on Drug ...
THE Ministry of Interior (MoI) recently conducted the seventh Crime Scene Preservation (CSP) course for its personnel at the Police Training Institute, said a MoI press release. According to the release, 17 participants from different departments participated in the course. At the same time, 24 officers from Airport Passports Department completed a course on interpersonal skills for dealing with the public. Both courses were conducted with the ...
SIXTY one students of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ) graduated at a colourful ceremony held at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) on Monday. It was the largest graduating class of CMUQ to date with 33 students in business administration, 15 in computer science and 13 in information systems. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al Thani, director- general of the Al Jazeera Network, delivered the keynote speech on the occasion where...
THE Indian rupee posted its biggest percentage gain against the dollar in six weeks on Monday after the country postponed controversial rules on foreign taxation by a year, helping soothe worries about flows. The rupee extended gains in the afternoon session after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee told lawmakers that India will delay the General Anti-Avoidance Rule (GAAR) until fiscal 2013-14. The local currency had already been propped up in...
EUROPEAN airplane maker Airbus said on Monday that Etihad Airways has cancelled a $2.2 billion order for seven of its A350-1000s, the latest setback to the delayed twinengined long range aircraft. "I can confirm Etihad has cancelled seven A350-1000s," said an Airbus spokesman, adding the Abu Dhabi government- owned airline still had 12 of the aircraft on order. In January Etihad reduced firm orders for the A350-1000 from 25 to 19. In June, Airbus, a unit of European.
LG ELECTRONICS, the world´s No 2 TV maker, plans to launch Internetenabled TV based on Google´s platform in the United States in the week of May 21, as the South Korean firm seeks to gain a larger share of the emerging Internet TV market, a senior LG executive said on Monday. The move reflects an aggressive push by the duo to defend against a potential threat from Apple, which reshaped the handset market with its iPhone smartphone and is widely ...
KOLKATA Knight Riders thrashed Delhi Daredevils by six wickets in a lop-sided contest to emerge as the table leader in the Indian Premier League at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium on Monday. Chasing a modest target of 154, KKR knocked off the runs with eight balls to spare, courtesy Brendon McCullum´s 56 and his 68-run opening stand with skipper Gautam Gambhir (36). KKR now leads the points table with 17 points and is all but through to the knock..
MORE than 70 budding spikers from various training centres in the country exhibited their skills at the Mini Volleyball Festival in Doha on Monday. Organised by the Qatar Volleyball Association, this is a joint initiative by the clubs and schools to target under-9 players. The main purpose of the scheme, devised by QVA Technical Director Hussein Imam Ali, is to make the young boys inclined towards the sport. "We wish to attract young boys to...
JUVENTUS and its fans celebrated into the early hours of Monday after the team ended several years of agony and shame with a 28th Serie A title. Juve fans filled streets and squares across Italy, with a large group awaiting the team at the Turin airport on its return from Trieste, where they beat Cagliari 2-0 late on Sunday to take the title a week ahead of the season finale with an unbeaten record. Holders AC Milan had moved within one point in a midweek, but its hopes.
BIRDS are famously good navigators. Some migrate thousands of miles, flying day and night, even when the stars are obscured. And for decades, scientists have known that one navigational skill they employ is an ability to detect variations in the earth´s magnetic field. How this magnetic sense works, however, has been frustratingly difficult to figure out. Now, two researchers at Baylor College...
LAST December she embarked on her own Eat, Pray, Lovestyle journey to Bali in order to help deal with her break up from her banker boyfriend of three years. But now it seems Tyra Banks is settling for ventures as local as Disneyland as she stepped out with her rumoured new man Drake. The America´s Next Top Model presenter, 38, was spotted on a date at the California theme ...
ACTRESS Shilpa Shetty is due to give birth next month and is going to be in for some much-needed pampering. Her businessman husband Raj Kundra is taking a long break from work to be by her side before, during and after her delivery. This despite the fact that his hands are full with projects. He co-owns the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals and the matches are currently on. He has also collaborated with Sanjay Dutt on a martial arts.
SYRIANS cast ballots on Monday
in parliamentary elections billed by
the regime as key to President
Bashar Assad’s political reforms,
but the opposition dismissed the
vote as a sham meant to preserve
his autocratic rule. The voting for
parliament is unlikely to affect the
course of popular uprising...
POOR urban infrastructure
and high youth unemployment
helped fuel the Arab
Spring and governments
across the region must tackle
both if they are to prevent further
unrest, the United
Nations said in a report on
The urban population of
Arab cities is expected to
more than double to 438.6
million by 2050.