THE situation in Congo keeps
deteriorating even though its civil
war has officially been over for
years and the United Nations'
mission is based there. The international
AS Qatar shifts focus to nonhydrocarbon
sector, its real GDP
growth would moderate to 4.5
percent in 2013 against 6.2 percent
projected this year, according
to the latest Qatar Economic
Outlook (QEO) 2012-2013.
Upstream oil and gas ...
QATAR is applying for a license under China's Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFFI) programme and aims for a $5 billion investment quota to invest in the nation's capital market, the China Securities.
TOP SEED Novak Djokovic played at his reverential best on Monday, as the holder took the traditional opening-day spotlight with a subdued but efficient 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 victory over former number one Juan Carlos ...
MARC Webb is clearly not a one-trick pony. Webb had directed dozens of acclaimed music videos for everyone from Green Day, Santana and Weezer to Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5 and the Pussycat Dolls. He made his feature-film directing debut with the ...
FIFTEEN students from Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMU-Q) and three from the university´s main campus in College Station, Texas, recently returned from a community service trip to Bujagali Falls, Uganda, where they taught children at local schools and established a fishing shelter for the community´s fishing farms. During the trip, the team worked with the Supporting Opportunities for Ugandans...
CHAIRMAN of the Tafawoq Joint Steering Commitee and Qatar Petroleum´s (QP) Technical Director Saad al Muhannadi on Monday presented graduation certificates to 23 project professionals who have successfully completed Tafawoq´s first learning programme ´Essentials of Project Management´. The learning programme has provided the participants with a solid foundation.
QTEL and Lusail Real Estate Development Company on Monday signed a major agreement which will see Qtel deliver advanced communications services to all the residents of Lusail, including businesses and government entities located on the mega-development. Lusail, Qatar´s future city which will eventually provide accommodation for up to 200,000 people – is set to be one of the region´s leading urban areas, offering ...
THE price of oil fell below $79 a barrel on Monday due to concerns over Europe´s economic and financial woes. The drop was limited somewhat by a supply disruption from a storm that shut down about a quarter of crude output in the Gulf of Mexico. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for August delivery was down 85 cents at $78.91 a barrel in electronic trading on the New ...
SPAIN on Monday formally applied for eurozone aidfor its ailing banks, without specifying the amount needed, whilefinancial markets concerned about the lack of clarity stepped uppressure. The yield for Spanish 10- year bonds rose from 6.36 to 6.52 percent. The risk premium measuring the difference between Spanish andGerman bonds surged above 500 basis points. The Ibex 35, the mainindex.
CYPRUS´ leaders will discuss on Tuesday options for reviving an economy on the verge of succumbing to a bailout, with a debate raging on whether the country should seek aid from the EU´s rescue fund or look further afield. Political leaders would meet on Tuesday afternoon, a press release from the presidency said, shortly after ratings agency Fitch cut the island´s sovereign debt to non-investment grade. Heavily exposed to the crisis in Greece ...
NUWAN KULASEKARA and Suraj Randiv combined to vanquish Pakistan as Sri Lanka triumphed in the first Test by a massive 209 runs on Monday, their biggest win over their Asian rivals. The tourists, set a near impossible victory target of 510, were bowled out for 300 just before stumps on the fourth day despite defiant batting from Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq, as Sri Lanka took the lead in the three-match series. The pair kept the Sri Lankan attack at bay ...
FIVE-TIME champion Venus Williams suffered her worst Wimbledon defeat in 15 years on Monday, slumping to a first round exit at the hands of Russia´s Elena Vesnina, but defiantly insisted she will not quit. Williams lost 6-1, 6-3 to the 79th-ranked Russian in what was the 32-year-old´s first opening round loss at the All England Club since her 1997 debut. But the former world number one — the...
"IL CUCCHIAIO," that chipped, daring and mocking way to take a penalty, on Monday became a symbol of Italy´s shoot-out win over England that took the Azzurri to the Euro 2012 semi-finals. The Italian media widely used pictures of Andrea Pirlo wrong-footing Joe Hart with his ckeeky spot kick as fans ended a nigh of celebration and began focussing on Thursday´s classic match against Germany. Puns abounded on "il cucchiaio" - the spoon - which was "dirigore" ...
PERCHED in some cases on precarious cliff ledges, centuriesold log coffins and ´´body jars´´ are the only known traces of an unknown Cambodian tribe. Now new dating studies are beginning to assure the unnamed culture a place in history. Ten such burial spots have been found in the Cardamom Mountains (map) since 2003, and at least one is at least 160 feet high (50 meters) – the intention ...
AS Hathaway undergoes dramatic look altering measures for her new role in Les Miserables, the man who is supposed to support her the most, is badmouthing her behind her back. Actor-turned-jewellery designer, Adam Shulman, has been quiet about his fiancee's new look since April, but has now revealed what he really thinks of her short hair. "He loved her long, brown hair. He´s going around telling people ...
ACTRESS Sushmita Sen is simply over the moon about being instrumental in bringing back an international beauty crown to India after a long time. Himangini Singh Yadu who won the international title Miss Asia Pacific in Seoul was personally groomed by Sushmita through her organisation. An ecstatic Sushmita says, "I felt nostalgic the moment I saw Himangini walk out of the airport.
THE Kuwaiti government submitted
its resignation to the country’s
ruler on Monday, a government
source said. The government’s
move came just days after a court
ruling annulled a February parliamentary
EGYPTIAN shares made their
largest one-day gain in more than
nine years after the Muslim
Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi
was named as the country’s first
freely elected president while most
Gulf markets slipped amid weak