SECRETARY of State Hillary
Clinton's visit to Armenia,
Azerbaijan, and Georgia this
week is timely. The Caucasus
holds risks of confrontation that
could affect American and European
interests, and it requires regular and
high-level attention ...
ON Friday night, the
nation's capital was under
a tornado watch. And that
was the best thing that
happened to the White
House all week.
As the president was being
slapped by Mitt Romney for being
too weak on national...
A FIRE broke out on Tuesday
in an under-construction
building of The Pearl-Qatar
project. Civil defence personnel
with the support of the
other specialised forces put
out the fire within a short
FOR the second year running, Qatargas has extended its support to the US-based Children's Brain Tumour Foundation (CBTF) and participated in its annual benefit dinner organised by the charity in New York ...
NOVAK Djokovic and Roger Federer survived five-set struggles at the French Open on Tuesday to set up a mouth-watering semi-final where the Swiss legend will attempt to shatter the world number one's Grand Slam...
THOUGH it is something the Red Queen might have said, it was actually uttered by Elizabeth II. "I have to be seen to be believed," the queen of England remarked, according to her most recent biographer, Sally Bedell Smith. Far from being a goofball ...
A DELEGATION from the RasGas Company Limited is attending the 25th edition of the World Gas Conference (WGC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The triennial event, also known as the ´Olympics of the gas industry´ brings together over 5,000 industry professionals as well as 10,000 trade visitors. Participating for the fourth consecutive time, the RasGas delegation is being led by Managing Director Hamad Rashid al Mohannadi. He is ...
AS the world celebrated the annual World Environment Day (WED) on Tuesday, Lusail´s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Directorate launched ´Green Campaigns´ to educate its staff and other developers in Qatar about green economy. Speaking at the event, HSSELQ Director Salem Rashid al Kuwari said, "Lusail is set to become an outstanding ´Green City´ in line with Qatar National Vision 2030. Hence, we need...
QATAR Charity (QC) has announced three new health projects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon at a cost of up to QR2.1 million. This is part of its campaign titled, ´Syria cries for help´. One of the projects provides a stockpile of medicines and medical supplies for 2,000 sick and injured people for two months. This project costs QR817,000. Another project treats the wounded and sick ...
Research in Motion (RIM), makers of BlackBerry, plans to introduce its latest operating system in Qatar and the Middle East very soon, a top company official has said. "At 98 percent, Qatar has a strong BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) penetration, which is among the highest in the world, and we plan to launch the BlackBerry 10 operating system in Qatar by the year-end," Director of Product Management, Services and Platforms, Middle East, RIM ...
A SURGE in unconventional supplies will see the United States overtake Russia as the world´s biggest natural gas producer in 2017, but it will still need imports to feed a voracious appetite, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. A rapid rise in production of shale gas and oil trapped in difficult reservoirs has revolutionised the industry of the world´s top fuel consumer, turning it from ...
AUSTRALIA´S central bank cut interest rates by 25 basis points on Tuesday to 3.50 percent amid fears over weakness in Europe and easing growth in key trade partner China. The cut adds to the 50 basis points the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) slashed from interest rates last month, bringing them to a level not seen in the booming mining economy since November 2009. "With modest domestic.
THE second round of the Endurance World Championship will take place this weekend at Losail International Circuit. A total of 23 teams will join the 8 Hours of Doha in the two different categories, Formula EWC and Superstock. In EWC, the team leading the standings after the first round in Bol d´Or, Team SRC Kawasaki, will not take part in this round. So Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT), which is in second the position, can lead the championship if they get...
KEVIN Durant poured in 22 of his 27 points in the second half, James Harden added 20, including a huge three in the final half minute of play, as the visiting Thunder beat the Spurs 108-103 on Monday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Thunder head home for a possible close-out game six on Wednesday night. "We don´t want to get too high off this win. We still have a ...
VETERAN striker Miroslav Klose wants to celebrate his 34th birthday on Saturday by getting Germany´s Euro 2012 campaign off to a winning start in Group B with victory against Portugal. Having made his Germany debut in 2001, making 116 appearances and scoring 63 goals in the process, the Lazio forward is just five short of Gerd Mueller´s all-time record of 68 goals for the national team. Germany play Portugal in Lviv, Ukraine, and Polandborn.
THAT time of year is upon us: the sticky season, when the only suit a man can get excited about has one of two words in front of it: "swim" or "birthday." So some of the recent goings-on in the world of men´s attire seem strangely unseasonal. First, the relentlessly fashionable online retailer Mr Porter is staging a huge suit initiative starting on June 6 to coincide with the new season of Suits, the television show about two scheming lawyers whose .
THE Hunger Games won four MTV Movie Awards but a Twilight film picked up the best movie honour for the fourth straight year in what proved to be a tame evening at the typically outrageous awards show. Post-apocalyptic film The Hunger Games nabbed MTV´s golden popcorn trophies for best male performance by Josh Hutcherson, best female performance by Jennifer Lawrence, best ...
NEWLY-WED actress Genelia Deshmukh will be seen mentoring 10 young girls on the TV show Lux The Chosen One. She says these youngsters are here to prove a point and not to make some noise. "The show is about 10 beautiful girls who are here to prove a point and be the face of the UTV Stars. All the girls are confident and they know exactly what they want. It´s not like a typical reality show where everyone is just there to make some noise.
THE Qatar 2022 Supreme
Committee was presented an honourary
award for outstanding contribution
to the development of sports
in Qatar and for putting Qatar on
the world map as a booming sporting
hub at the World Stadium
Awards ceremony as part of the
World Stadium Congress 2012
being held in Doha.
THE Al Meera Holding Company on
Tuesday said it will acquire the net
assets of Oman-based Safeer
Arabian International. Al Meera
signed an MoU to this effect with
JP Kalwani, who owns the entire
issued share capital of Safeer.
According to the MoU, Kalwani will
transfer and sell the net assets of
Safeer to Al Meera Holding.