THE last round of nuclear negotiations
with Iran ended in
stalemate, and prospects
appear dim for a breakthrough
at next week's meeting in
Two central factors are driving
Washington's negotiation strategy at
this point. The first is ...
MY 1,700-mile road trip
across Iran began with a
giddy paean to America,
reinforcing my view that
at the grass-roots level,
this may be the most pro-
American nation in the Middle
"We love America!" gushed a former
military commando, now a
clothing seller, my first evening in
EGYPTIANS voted on Saturday in
the first free presidential election in
their history that for many poses an
unpalatable choice between a military
man who served deposed autocrat
Hosni Mubarak or an Islamist.
Reeling from a court order...
CO-HOSTS Poland crashed out of the European Championship as they lost 1- 0 to the Czech Republic at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw on Saturday with their opponents winning Group A. In another match-up, Veteran Greece.
AFTER finishing three hours of laps, sprints and weighted strokes at the University of Florida's Olympic-size pool, Ryan Lochte, the record-setting, gold medal-winning swimmer, was showing the briefest glimmer of fatigue...
DANA Club organised family fun day to show appreciation to its staff members recently. The event was attended by a large number of employees and their families. It provided opportunity for the employees to spend a nice time away from work pressure and routine busy day life. The event aimed to enhance the social ties among staff and create a pleasant family and fun atmosphere. The programme featured fun activities, recreational games and competitions ...
BARWA Bank Group, Qatar´s Shari´ah compliant banking service provider, has been named the winner of ´Fastest Growing Bank in Qatar´ and ´Best Institutional Integration´ at the Banker Middle East Industry Awards 2012 in Dubai recently. The annual Banker Middle East Industry Awards were established by CPI Financial in 1999 and sets the benchmark for successful banking and financial institutions in the MENA region. Winning these two prestigious.
TO implement the recent directives of Heir Apparent His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani to the Cabinet in regard to the Villaggio Fire Committee´s recommendations, a team comprising officials from the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Civil Defence carried out inspections at several commercial centres in Doha, including the popular City Center Mall. During its inspections of the City Center Mall on Friday morning, the team identified ...
JAPAN´s decision to restart two nuclear reactors idled for safety checks after the Fukushima catastrophe won´t cut the country´s spiraling fossil-fuel import bill unless more atomic units are brought back on line, traders and analysts said. Japan´s fuel purchases soared as reactors were shut down and put through safety checks after the meltdowns at Fukushima in March 2011, dragging the world´s thirdbiggest economy into its first trade deficit in more than three decades...
WHEN the world´s most powerful leaders meet in Mexico next week, there will be no repeat of the global unity that helped quell the outbreak of the financial crisis. Instead, at this year´s Group of 20 summit new tensions between European leaders over the deepening eurozone crisis are likely to add to long-standing differences between rich and developing economies. Only host Mexico has talked about the chance of major progress on tackling problems besetting the ...
LOCKHEED Martin Corp has won a US contract worth $490 million to start buying parts, material and components for a seventh batch of 35 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter planes, the Pentagon announced on Friday. Lockheed, the Pentagon´s largest supplier, welcomed the agreement and said it would help ensure that the $396 billion F-35 programme, which has been restructured three times in recent years, continued to meet its production schedules. "This is ...
TIGER Woods said that humility and dogged determination would be key to victory at the US Open this weekend over the exacting Olympic Club Lake Course. The 36-year-old world superstar was the joint leader going into Saturday´s third round having "plodded along" to a one-under par total of 139. Alongside him will be his old Ryder Cup partner Jim Furyk and another crusty US veteran in the shape of David Toms. They were the only players under par and two ...
THE Qatar Football Association in consultation with the national team coach Paulo Autuori has finalised the team´s next training calendar for one year, a QFA official said on Friday. The national squad would reassemble for two days on August 13 after the summer break, the official also revealed. The Qatar squad was dispersed for a two-month break after its three 2014 FIFA World Cup, Asian...
BRITAIN´S press hailed striker Danny Welbeck´s late goal that handed England a 3-2 victory over Sweden on Friday, but sounded a warning about the defending that let in two goals. The victory in Kiev means Roy Hodgson´s team only needs a point from its final Group D game against hosts Ukraine to go through to the last eight at the European Championships. "Welbeck to the rescue to leave Hodgson´s men in driving seat", said the Daily Mail. "Danny Welbeck´s sublime...
IN the echoing cobbled walkway of an 18th-century fort that is home to part of the 11th Havana Biennial, an insistent clang emanates from an artwork in which a bronze bird continually hits a boat propeller with its beak. Behind that noise floats the melody of a Cuban son played by a trio. And then, above it all, comes another kind of sound: US voices, crying out in English, "Look at that!" and "I want you to see this!" For much of the last decade, President George Bush all ...
FROM the minute Andrew Garfield met Emma Stone during The Amazing Spider-Man auditions, he knew they had something special. During a recent sit-down with MTV News, Garfield, 28, reveals he felt a connection with his costar — who plays Peter Parker´s first love, Gwen Stacy — almost immediately. "We got on really well as people, in between takes," the actor said. "That was the fun stuff: In between, we´d just mess around and I felt, ´Ah, this is ...
ACTRESS Neha Dhupia is glad that the portrayal of women on the big screen is changing from the homely, simple and innocent character to a bolder and stronger one. She is however not sure how long this transition will last. "It is a great thing that filmmakers have started looking at women characters from a different perspective. But we need to see how long it will last," Neha said. "It´s not like ...
CAR bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims
in the Iraqi capital killed at
least 32 people on Saturday, officials
said, marring commemorations
for a revered Shiite imam
attended by tens of thousands.
An interior ministry official said a
car bomb exploded on a highway
near Shuala in north Baghdad,
killing 14 people and wounding
32, while a second car bomb
exploded at the Aden.
RECENT production indicators in
China have indicated further slowing
in its economic growth. These
negative signals are partly offset
by an improvement in inflation
and exports, according to QNB
Group. China’s economic trajectory
should become clearer in the
next few months and could have a
significant impact on the global
economy and the GCC.