ON May 29, a New York Times
article depicted President
Barack Obama as deciding case
by case on secret drone-strike
assassinations, personally poring
over photos of prospective targets.
Just three days later, a second article
pulled the veil on the secret...
OUR biggest political division
is the war between the
empty places and the
crowded places. It's natural.
People who live in
crowded places tend to appreciate
government. It's the thing that sets
boundaries on public behaviour,
PAKISTAN's top court ruled
on Tuesday that the prime
minister was no longer eligible
to hold office due to an earlier
contempt conviction, ushering
in fresh political turmoil in the
The verdict by the Supreme...
THE MSCI on Wednesday will announce the results of its latest stock market classification review, after assessing whether either country has done enough to merit a promotion- a decision it has already delayed several.
ENGLAND scraped into the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 here Tuesday after a goal-line refereeing blunder helped them to a 1-0 win over Ukraine which sent the cohosts crashing out. In Kiev, France qualified for the knockout stages of a major...
DIRECTOR Lasse Hallstrom is a shrewd commercial alchemist with a soft heart. More than a decade ago he turned chocolate into Chocolat, a sugary trifle that, with help from Harvey Weinstein, received five Oscar nominations, including one ...
AL GASSAR Resort, Doha´s iconic luxury waterfront destination, has become the first residential development in Qatar to offer its residents the cutting-edge Qtel fibre services. Resorts Development Company, the developer of Al Gassar Resort, actively engaged with Qtel to create a comprehensive, resortwide fibre solution. With full technical support from Qtel throughout the construction process, Al Gassar Resort now offers access to Qtel fibre in all 422 ...
THE HSE Regulations and Enforcement Directorate of Qatar Petroleum (QP) on Tuesday organised a consultation workshop with industry stakeholders to discuss the first Technical HSE Framework for Qatar´s energy sector. Over 30 HSE professionals representing major companies in Qatar´s oil and gas industry attended the workshop. Two key subjects, consisting of an introduction to ...
QATAR Airways honoured 38 aerospace students who graduated with flying colours to set them onto a rewarding career path with the national airline. Having completed their studies at the Qatar Aeronautical College, the group — comprising 22 aircraft maintenance engineers and 16 cadet pilots — will now embark on a full-time career at the award-winning carrier. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar al Baker presided over a graduation ceremony ...
THE head of budget airline Jetstar Japan, which is to launch domestic flights next month, said on Tuesday its presence would not hamper efforts to revive its major shareholder Japan Airlines (JAL). Miyuki Suzuki, chief executive of the low-cost carrier part-owned by JAL and Australia´s Qantas, said a handful of new low-cost airlines in Japan would "stimulate" demand, which was hit by last year´s...
BRITAIN´S beleaguered homeowners will have to wait until 2014 at least before they see a rise in the value of their properties, as weak demand and tight lending conditions keep the market in check, a Reuters poll found on Tuesday. Home prices, which have dropped about a fifth since their peak five years ago, will fall another 1.6 percent this year and only hold steady in 2013, according to the poll of more than 20 market watchers taken in the past few days ...
INDIAN federal bond yields eased on Tuesday on hopes the central bank would continue to buy debt via open market operations, with one expected as early as this week after repo borrowings from lenders surged to a twoand- half month high. The hopes for additional liquidity helped remove some of the sting from the disappointment on Monday, when the Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly kept interest rates on hold. RBI Governor said inflation was still ...
ENGLAND captain Alastair Cook led his side to a seriesclinching eight-wicket win over the West Indies in the second one-day international with an impressive hundred at The Oval here on Tuesday. England, set 239, finished on 239 for two with five overs left after Cook made 112 and shared stands of 122 and 81 with Ian Bell (53) and Jonathan Trott (43 not out) respectively. Victory gave England an unassailable 2-0 lead in this three-match series and was their ...
QATAR´S defending UIM F1 H20 World Champion Alex Carella and team-mate Shaun Torrente return to racing action in this weekend´s Grand Prix of the Republic of Tatarstan on the Nizhny Kaban Lake in the capital Kazan. This year´s calendar featured a gap of over three months since the Grand Prix of Qatar in Doha Bay at the start of March, but the Qatar racing duo have been keeping in ...
MARIO Balotelli made a serious attempt at stealing his own thunder after scoring a late goal that helped Italy move into the quarter-finals at Euro 2012. The unruly Manchester City striker came off the bench to deftly volley home a corner kick on Monday as the Azzurri beat Ireland 2-0 in the closing game of the group phase, but once again showed that he could use a course in good manners on the pitch. Beside his usual unwillingness to rejoice after a goal, he began gesturing ...
FOR some time now, if you asked architects and urban planners for proof of the power of public architecture and public space to remake the fortunes of a city, they´d point here. Twenty-odd years ago, this was Pablo Escobar´s town, with an annual homicide rate that peaked at 381 per 100,000. In New York City that would add up to an almost inconceivable 32,000 murders a year. But Colombia´s second ...
THE Spiderman story can be told over and over again without affecting viewer interest, says actress Emma Stone, who plays Peter Parker´s love interest Gwen Stacy in the forthcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man, the fourth in the popular series. "What made it so exciting to get involved in (The Amazing Spider-Man) is that great mythology has been told over and over again," said Stone. "Comic books are our most recent mythology. When it comes to the ...
ACTRESS Sandhya Mridul, who was last seen in Nishikanth Kamath´s Force, says she looks forward to roles that make her feel responsible as an actor. "I look for meat in a part. I want responsibility as an actor," Sandhya, who has recently returned from a holiday in Hong Kong, said. The 37-year-old actress can´t stop raving about her trip. "I received a call from Hong Kong Tourism Board and that call immediately got me excited as I was heading to Hong Kong soon.
KURDISH rebels attacked Turkish
military units with mortars and
rocket-propelled grenades on
Tuesday in southeastern Turkey,
sparking clashes in which 10
rebels and eight soldiers died,
authorities said. The attack happened
in Daglica area of Hakkari
province, which borders northern
Iraq’s Kurdish areas.
THE MSCI will announce on
Wednesday the results of its latest
stock market classification review,
after assessing whether Qatar and
UAE have done enough to merit a
promotion—a decision it has
already delayed several times. An
upgrade would likely prove a
major boost to foreign investment
in the two Arab countries.