IN the short run, it's not all that
difficult to figure out how to
stanch the bleeding at the US
Postal Service. True, its losses
seem downright scary. In just
the first half of this year, it reported
losses of $6.5 billion, more than
double the loss ...
JAMIE DIMON calls it "a
doozy."And it was. A $2 billion
credit derivatives trading
bungle that could mushroom
to a $4 billion loss. The
shining industry agitator against
some of the tougher regulations
on banks has suddenly become
the shining example of why still...
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh
Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani has
said that with a stable government
in Israel, the time is ripe for
the freedom of Palestine.
He asked Israel on Sunday not
to 'miss' the chance as the 'rising
generation' of Arab people ...
THE InterContinental Hotel in collaboration with the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) organised its third healthy lifestyle campaign on Sunday. About 400 staff of the hotel participated in a medical camp on the hotel premises. Healthcare...
MARIA Sharapova won her second straight Rome title on Sunday, defeating China's Li Na 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7/5), in a match full of momentum shifts, a lengthy rain delay and noisy distractions from football fans. The world ...
FACEBOOK co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wed longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan on Saturday, announcing the nuptials through a status update on the social networking site. The 28-year-old billionaire's wedding took place a day ...
IT was a packed house at Ideal Indian School on Friday, where nearly 4,000 people watched in awe and excitement a docu-drama show titled, ´Nakshathrangal Kara-yarilla´ — re-enacting the life of the legendary Muslim hero Bilal Ibnu Rabah. The docu-drama was part of a theatre experiment which was an assortment of theatre with cinema. The two-hour-long play directed by young talent Usman Marath, on behalf of a Kerala...
RASGAS Company Limited (RasGas) recently donated about QR60,000 to the Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) in support of its community initiatives. The donation was collected during the Employee Welfare and Development (EDW) and Management Services (MGS) Groups´ family day held in April. The Groups´ Family Day brought together 650 RasGas.
THE Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani opened the 12th Doha Forum and Enriching the Middle East´s Economic Future Conference at the Doha Sheraton Hotel on Sunday. The opening ceremony was attended by Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al Thani, Chairman of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority HE Abdullah bin Hamad al Attiyah, several sheikhs, Speaker of...
QATAR´S Al Faisal Holding Company has bought the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, adding another property to its growing portfolio of real estate assets around the world. By 2020 the group hopes to own 25 hotels in prime cities across the globe and currently has 18 properties in the Middle East, North America, South America and Europe either in operation or under development. In September last year, Al Faisal, a privately-held conglomerate active in ...
LEADERS of the Group of Eight major economies raised the pressure on Iran on Saturday, signaling their readiness to tap into emergency oil stockpiles quickly this summer if tougher new sanctions on Tehran threaten to strain supplies. In unusually blunt language, the G8 put the International Energy Agency — the West´s energy advisor responsible for coordinating reserves — on standby for action. It was the clearest sign yet that US President Barack Obama is...
SOUTHEAST Asian nations are swallowing an outflow of money from India, as foreign investors lose patience with its policy paralysis and slowing growth and aim instead for more promising emerging markets such as Indonesia. Corruption scandals and high inflation have added to India´s woes, which have seen growth slow to a three-year low while the fiscal deficit widened to 5.9 percent of GDP in the last financial year. "India was sold on the promise.
THE Qatar national football team is expected to have a light training session on Monday as the players prepare for an international friendly against Albania on Tuesday. A team official disclosed on Sunday that Qatar is on a nine-day training camp in Madrid ahead of its three Asian Zone 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June. Qatar will open its campaign on June 3, with an away fixture in Beirut against Lebanon. Five days later, a date with Asian Champions...
SPAIN´S 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo won the French MotoGP on Sunday and took the overall lead in the championship in front of an astonishing crowd of over 80,000 who braved the heavy rain. The 25-year-old Yamaha rider, recording his second win of the season and 19th MotoGP in all, came home clear of Italian great Valentino Rossi on a Ducati while defending world champion Casey Stoner of Australia was third on a Honda. For 33-year...
CHELSEA interim manager Roberto Di Matteo is under "serious consideration" to be appointed on a permanent basis following the Blues´ Champions League triumph, senior club officials said Sunday. As the dust began to settle on Chelsea´s victory over Bayern Munich, attention turned to the issue of Di Matteo´s long-term future at Stamford Bridge following three remarkable months in charge.
SPRING colours glowed: robin´s-egg blues, daffodil yellows and succulent greens balanced by far-off reflections from the sand and surf. Whenever I stopped for directions on the road leading out of St Ives, about 5 1/2 hours from London, another broad Cornish accent encouraged me to continue farther up the hill, until I finally reached the gates of the Leach Pottery, the historic ceramics studio founded there in 1920. Even in the old workshop, similar.
Aman charged with stalking Mila Kunis pleaded not guilty recently to two felony charges and was denied a request to leave jail without having to post bail. Stuart Lynn Dunn hung his head so he could not be seen or filmed throughout most of his arraignment hearing. He entered his plea through a public defender and was told to appear in court for another hearing on May 31. Dunn, 27, was charged with stalking the Black Swan and That ´70s Show actress and violating a ...
ACTRESS Preity Zinta has squashed reports that she has bought a luxurious house in the US. "I would like to clarify that I´ve not bought any house in the US as stated in the media! My younger brother has been living there for the past 15 years," Preity tweeted. Rumours were rife that the actress, who also co-owns Indian Premier League franchise Kings XI Punjab, has bought a pad in Hollywood´s posh Beverly Hills. Preity, who is also busy with her production ...
IN front of tens of thousands of
Chelsea fans, the new kings of
Europe paraded the Champions
League trophy through London’s
New King’s Road on Sunday. The
Blues are the capital’s first
European champions after beating
Bayern Munich 4-3 in Saturday’s
shootout in the competition’s 57th
NEARLY 50 people were killed on
Sunday in violence across Syria,
including 34 civilians who died in
an assault in the restive central
Hama province, the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights
said. Syrian regime forces rained
shells on the village of Souran in
Hama, it said, describing the
deaths as a “massacre” and urging
UN truce observers to deploy
immediately in the area.