MUSLIM Brotherhood candidate
Mohammed Morsi has
won presidential elections in
Egypt, but the country's military
stripped the office of its
powers before his victory was even
announced. Facing a deeply divided
populace and a crippled economy, the
new head of ...
THEY say you've never really
seen a Bruce Springsteen
concert until you've seen
one in Europe, so some
friends and I threw financial
sanity to the winds and went to
follow him around Spain and
France. In Madrid, for example,
we were rewarded with a show
REBEL forces attacked Syria's main
court in central Damascus on
Thursday, state television said,
while Turkey deployed troops and
anti-aircraft rocket launchers to the
Syrian border, building pressure on
US CONSUMER spending and export growth were not as robust as previously believed in the first quarter, suggesting less momentum in the economy. The Commerce Department confirmed on Thursday that the economy.
THE only way to arrive at Semsi Pasha Mosque is by water,'' my guide said as our little boat dodged two tankers on the Bosporus. On every shore around us, the domes and minarets of some of Istanbul's nearly 3,000 mosques delineated the ...
THE Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) has announced the appointment of Christopher Grout as its new Acting Registrar. Christopher will serve the Qatar International Court, which incorporates the QFC Civil and Commercial Court and Regulatory Tribunal, to fulfil a legal, judicial and managerial role. As Acting Registrar, Christopher will report directly to the QICDRC CEO Robert Musgrove and is...
COMPANIES in the Qtel Group are working to help close the gender gap in access to mobile services, in support of the global GSMA mWomen Programme, with a plan to reduce the mobile gender gap by 50 percent by 2014. Earlier in June, leading international communications companies took part in a GSMA mWomen Working Group meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, to review ...
STENDEN University students organised a gala dinner titled ´Who is the Honored?´ to recognise the achievement and contribution of their professors. The students are presently studying event management as part of their business administration bachelor programme in international business and management studies. The study programme, international business and management studies...
NEWS Corp said on Thursday its board had approved a plan to split the company into two entities, and that Rupert Murdoch will remain as chief executive of its new, separate entertainment company. The company will split the $60-billion media conglomerate into publicly traded publishing and entertainment companies, with Murdoch as chairman of both, and his family retaining control. It didn´t ...
ASIA´S top buyers of Iranian oil cut imports by more than a quarter of a million barrels per day in the first five months of the year as they prepared for US sanctions that take effect on Thursday and EU curbs that bite from Sunday. Most of Iran´s exports flow to Asia and Tehran acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday that its oil exports had fallen sharply, down as much as 30 percent from ...
THE ability of Indian banks and corporates to borrow overseas could be hit if the country´s sovereign rating is downgraded, the Reserve Bank of India said on Thursday, after recent cuts to the country´s outlook by Fitch and Standard & Poor´s. "A change in the current external rating of the country could have ´cliff effects´, impacting both, the availability and the cost of foreign currency borrowing...
RAFAEL Nadal crashed to his worst Grand Slam defeat in seven years on Thursday when Czech Lukas Rosol, the world number 100, pulled off one of the greatest upsets in Wimbledon history. Rosol, whose previous visits to Wimbledon had ended in five successive first round losses in qualifying, stunned the 2008 and 2010 champion, and 11-time Grand Slam title winner Nadal, 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. He will face German 27th seed Philipp ...
FORMER champions Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams took drastically different routes into the Wimbledon third round on Thursday. Top seed Sharapova, the 2004 champion, had to dig deep to clinch a gritty 7-6 (7/3), 6-7 (3/7), 6-0 victory over Bulgaria´s Tsvetana Pironkova, a semi-finalist in 2010 and quarter-finalist last year. Sharapova, playing her first tournament since her maiden French Open triumph, had recovered from 5-2 down to take the first ...
SPAIN retaining their European title would benefit the whole of the country at a difficult time in its history, their coach Vicente Del Bosque said on Thursday. The 61-year-old, who saw his side prevail 4-2 in a penalty shootout over Portugal in their Euro 2012 semi-final on Wednesday, added that an unprecedented third successive trophy would show that the country was going in the right direction ...
HE is one of the few Indian actors with international projects like Slumdog Millionaire and The Amazing Spider-Man to his credit, but actor Irrfan Khan doesn´t believe in blowing his own trumpet. He says he hates the idea of bragging, and lets his work speak. In The Amazing Spider- Man, he plays Dr Ratha, but Irrfan has hardly spoken about it. Asked why, he said: "I don´t brag about it because I don´t like bragging. I hate bragging. I don´t enjoy bragging ...
CHANNING Tatum is reacting to a group of male dancers who allege that the actor quite literally stole their moves for his new movie, Magic Mike, which takes place in the shirtless world of male dancers. Two male dancers, Thomas "Awesome" Austin and London Steele, who danced with Tatum while he was a dancer in Florida, told TMZ that the experiences in the film, and even Tatum´s ...
AT a time when lengthy queues in front of Bevco outlets are being identified with God´s own country, writer-director Ranjith has shown a fine spirit in coming up with a movie which acts as a mirror reflecting the Malayali´s addiction to alcohol. Experiencing the movie Spirit is like realising the bleakness and ugliness of alcoholism, its hopeless trap and the value of love and relationship that it kills. He starts his day with a black coffee, mixed with Cognac, and a cigarette...
ABOMBINGS and shootings around
Iraq killed 22 people and wounded
more than 50 on Thursday,
authorities said, as a spike in violence
made June Iraq’s bloodiest
month in almost a half a year.
The attacks in Shiite neighbourhoods
and on security forces
underscore how deadly Iraq
remains, even though violence has
dropped dramatically since a few
BY rejecting Glencore’s coveted
acquisition of miner Xstrata, Qatar
could also put paid to the reputation
of Ivan Glasenberg, chief
executive of the commodities trader,
as consummate dealmaker.
Those who have worked with him
on takeovers - and against him
defending the companies he targeted
- say Glasenberg’s self-belief
is second to none.