THE Department of Veterans
Affairs, already under enormous
strain from the ageing of
the Vietnam generation, the
end of the Iraq War and the
continuing return of combat troops
from Afghanistan, announced in
DURING a recent discussion
in Seattle with a
group of educators, one of
them surprised me when
she pointed out that even
though their state did not win
President Barack Obama's education
"Race to the...
The Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani consoles Martin and Jane
Weekes, parents of the triplets who lost their lives in the Villaggio fire outbreak, in Doha, on Wednesday.
THREE days after the tragic fire broke out at Villaggio mall and claimed 19 lives, including 13 children, Doha residents try to go on with their normal lives and usual routine, particularly trips to shopping.
SHE is a child of the 1990s, that decade of Starbucks, Nirvana and heroin chic with its wraithlike queen Kate Moss. But Jolie Clifford is having none of it. Clifford, 21, a recent college graduate and an art photographer, recalled that as far back as high school she ...
THE role of actors in nonstate sectors in bringing about a social change and facing socio-political and economic challenges were the main focus of the second session of the US-Islamic World Forum at Ritz Carlton on Wednesday. An august panel — moderated by Stephen R Grand, fellow and director, project on US relations with the Muslim world at Brookings — comprised of Zainah Anwar, founder, Sisters in ...
RASGAS Company Limited (RasGas) donated QR1.4 million to Al Arab Union for the Blind (AUB) and Qatar National Cancer Society (QNCS) on Wednesday. The funds were raised during the company´s 7th annual Charity Gala Dinner and proam golf tournament, which took place earlier this year. The RasGas Charity Gala Dinner has proven to be very effective over the years in providing ...
THE Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani conveyed on Wednesday condolences of the Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, and his own respects to the families of Villaggio mall fire victims and to families of the martyrs of duty. HH the Deputy Emir also conveyed condolences of the Qatari government and people to the families of the victims and the martyrs of duty during visits he paid to ...
IRAQ on Wednesday kicked off a two-day auction of a dozen energy exploration blocks, but hopes that the sale would up reserves and boost its role as a key producer were dampened when just one deal was agreed. The bid round, the fourth such auction to be organised by Iraq since mid-2009, comes amid progress in ramping up oil exports, which account for the vast majority of government ...
OIL prices fell to near $89 a barrel on Wednesday as Spain´s escalating financial crisis renewed focus on Europe´s sputtering economy and its dragging effect on global crude demand. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for July delivery was down $1.39 to $89.37 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 10 cents to settle at $90.76 in New York on Tuesday. In London, Brent crude for July delivery ...
APPLE Chief Executive Tim Cook said technology for televisions was of "intense interest" but stressed the company´s efforts would unfold gradually amid speculation the iPad and iPhone maker was on the brink of unveiling a revolutionary iTV. In one of his more revealing interviews since assuming the helm of the world´s most valuable company, Cook also said he hoped someday to see Apple products manufactured in the United States and outlined his ...
QATARI rider Faleh Nasser Abughenaim stunned a strong field to win the CEIO 160 Nations Cup 2012 – one of the important endurance races in the world – in Compiegne, France. Riding Antall De Jalima, Abughenaim did Al Shaqab Endurance Team proud, coming home ahead of 57 other riders in 7 hours, 49 minutes and 18 seconds at an average speed 20.25 km/h. Compiegne is always termed a difficult competition but because of certain elements like the ...
INDIA´S Viswanathan Anand retained on Wednesday his world chess title by outgunning his Israeli challenger Boris Gelfand in a quick-fire shootout forced after their 12- game Moscow epic ended all square. Dubbed the "Battle of the Armageddon" in chess circles, the tie-break saw the two chess titans clash in four nailbiting speed chess games that lasted over four hours and left both players emotionally exhausted. Three of the games ended in draws ...
EX-ARGENTINA manager Sergio Batista said Chelsea´s Didier Drogba could soon join him at Shanghai Shenhua as he was unveiled as Chinese football´s latest star acquisition on Wednesday. Batista indicated Drogba, who has already announced his departure from the European champions, could arrive within weeks at the Chinese club, where he would link up with former Chelsea team-mate Nicolas Anelka. "The people from the club are doing the best...
WEARING snug khaki shorts, a white button-down oxford shirt and a pair of Alden desert boots, Todd Alexander Romano paced a West Side penthouse apartment looking stricken. A compact, energetic Texan, Romano is – typically speaking – the type to take the view not merely that the glass is half-full but that it would look a lot prettier if only you moved it over there to the lacquered table next to the reproduction Louis XV fauteuil from Maison Jansen. "My first .
FOR two people who seem so different, Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron have great offscreen chemistry. In Snow White and the Huntsman, they made each other laugh with their comments and played off each other´s answers — like when Stewart described Theron in three words, saying, "I want you," and Theron replied, "You got it" . The Young Adult actress, says she chalks up their friendship to the age-old "opposites attract" phenomenon, saying that what ...
SHE has provided a platform to many actors and technicians through her successful TV shows and films, and even trained showbiz aspirants through her Mumbai-based media school. Now Ekta Kapoor is set to open a branch in the capital too. Kapoor, the joint managing director at Balaji Telefilms, launched Institute Of Creative Excellence (ICE) in Mumbai in 2010 to provide industryrelated courses and to bridge the gap between demand for and supply...
INDIAN Ambassador to Qatar HE
Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa will leave
Qatar at the end of June 2012 to
resume as the new Ambassador of
India to Japan. Sanjiv Arora, the
current Consul-General of India in
Houston, the US, will be the next
Indian Ambassador in Qatar,
INDIA’S Viswanathan Anand retained
on Wednesday his world chess title
by outgunning his Israeli challenger
Boris Gelfand in a quick-fire shootout
forced after their 12-game Moscow
epic ended all square. The tie-break
saw the two chess titans clash in
four nail-biting speed chess games
that lasted over four hours.