WITH each passing day, the
noose around the neck of the
eurozone grows tighter, with
no indication that European
leaders share any coherent
vision for avoiding the hangman.
Instead of tackling structural problems,
much of ...
WHEN a government devours
its own people, as in Syria or
Sudan, there are never easy
solutions. That helps
explain President Barack Obama's
dithering, for there are more problems
in international relations than ...
HELICOPTER gunships fired on rebels in central
and northwestern Syria in a bid to snuff out
armed opposition as violence killed 90 people
across the country on Monday, a watchdog said.
The rebel positions were targeted from the air
in Al Heffa ...
HYATT Plaza Mall has collaborated with international safety certification specialists, Velosi and management experts, Velosi-QCCD to provide added safety and security for shoppers. The mall has also...
RAFAEL Nadal clinched a record seventh French Open title on Monday, defeating world number one Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 and shattering the Serb's dream of Grand Slam history. In a fractious final...
PUSH Girls, a reality show about five attractive women in wheelchairs, is likely to engender a number of reactions in viewers, not all of them helpful to the cause of illuminating the lives of people with disabilities. From the premiere, on June 4 on the...
QATAR Charity (QC) on Sunday gave QR400,000 incentive awards to the winners of the competitions to promote moral values among high school students in the country. Twenty-five independent schools participated in the competitions titled ´I Snafe´ and ´the gift of Wind´ for boys and girls respectively. ´Snafe´ is an Arabic word used to praise and eulogise a trustworthy and reliable youth. The winners.
QATAR Academy (QA) held a colourful grade five completion ceremony for its students recently. The event served as a reflection of the years the students spent under the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of this IB World School. Sandy Sheppard, principal of Qatar Academy´s Primary School , said: "This group is the first group of students that have been in the school as long as me with some I have known since preschool three." Addressing the students, Sheppard said...
QATAR Tourism authority (QTA) on Monday announced its support for renowned Canada-based entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil to stage its 20- year-old signature production, Saltimbanco in Doha. The action packed performance is scheduled to run from July 4-7 at the Aspire Dome. The QTA is working with SDI Marketing to bring the extravaganza to Qatar. The family oriented show will feature acts like balancing, jumping and spinning ...
THE global aviation trade group nearly doubled its forecast of European airlines´ losses this year to $1.1 billion and said on Monday the worldwide industry will scrape by with wafer thin profit margins due to high fuel prices. US and Asian carriers should make money this year, but more airlines in Europe might follow Hungary´s Malev into bankruptcy if the European financial crisis worsens, the ...
AS the prospect of Greece leaving the euro turns from a taboo to a real possibility, the race is on for fallout calculations ahead of a June 17 general election critical for the debt-laden nation´s future. World leaders from US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and newly-elected French President Francois Hollande have all highlighted the stark choice facing Greeks: to complete austerity reforms or ditch the euro ...
INDIAN federal bond yields fell on Monday after the central bank said it would purchase bonds via open market operations, helping relieve some of the liquidity worries as companies gear up to pay taxes. The OMOs from the Reserve Bank of India would resume bond purchases after a two-week absence, helping offset the impact of expected outflows as corporates start paying taxes ahead of the June 15 deadline. Also supporting bond prices are expectations ...
FRANCE came from behind to force a 1-1 draw with England on Monday as a cagey Euro 2012 opener between the Group D rivals ended in a stalemate. Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott headed England into a 30th-minute lead to leave Roy Hodgson´s men dreaming of the perfect start to their campaign on a sweltering night at the Donbass Arena. But Lescott´s City team-mate Samir Nasri struck back with a 39th-minute equaliser, lashing a low shot from ...
AL SHAQAB, a member of the prestigious Qatar Foundation, produced a historical sweep in the United States-Egyptian Event as it won six major titles to underline its stature as one of the major farms in the world. Not only Al Shaqab secured the Best Breeder´s crown in the event at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington (June 4 to 9), it also bagged the Gold Champion Mare (Hooria Al Shaqab), Gold ...
AFTER a convincing 3-1 victory over Ireland, Croatia has the wind in its sails and is dreaming of a return to the form it enjoyed in the 1990s when coach Slaven Bilic was a player. Having outgunned the Irish in Poznan´s Municipal Stadium on Sunday, Croatia meet an Italy side, boosted by a well-deserved 1-1 draw with holders Spain, in the same stadium on Thursday and believe it can win a second successive match. They have shaken off the impact of injuries ...
PAELLA is considered picnic food – a one-dish meal prepared over a fire at an outdoor party like our hamburger cookout. It is also a cooked indoors, but always in a flat steel paellera or in an earthenware cazuela. The main rules are to cook the rice uncovered and, unlike risotto, not to stir once the simmering has begun. It comes in so many variations; if you want to learn more about the process, consider the works of Penelope Casas, a wonderful cook and ...
OSCAR-WINNING actress Shirley MacLaine was honoured with the American Film Institute´s Life Achievement Award for roles in movies including Terms of Endearment, Steel Magnolias and Postcards from the Edge. MacLaine, well-known for her belief in life after death, spoke seriously about the roles of women in movies, and was gently teased about her thoughts on previous ...
ZOYA Akhtar´s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Imtiaz Ali´s Rockstar triumphed at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards with each winning four trophies. Zindagi Na.. won the awards for best film, best story, best actor in supporting role for Farhan Akhtar and best director for Zoya. Rockstar won the best actor in the leading role for Ranbir, best music direction for AR Rahman, best lyrics for the song and best playback singer male for Mohit.
QATARGAS Operating Company
Limited (Qatargas) achieved
another milestone on Monday as
Qatar Liquefied Gas Company
Limited (Qatargas 1) entered into
a new long-term LNG sales and
purchase agreement (SPA) with
the largest Japanese LNG buyer,
Tokyo Electric Power Company,
QATAR faces Iran in a tough Asian
Zone final-round 2014 FIFA World
Cup qualifier at Azadi Stadium in
Tehran, the Iranian capital, on
Tuesday where some 60,000
home fans are expected to provide
psychological support to the Irani
team, knowing that a defeat could
seriously hurt its plans to reach