THE Arab world has recently
gone through its most anxious
period since the start of the
Arab spring 19 months ago.
People held their breath
before their television screens,
awaiting the outcome of the
Egyptian presidential election. Only
when the success of ...
SO the Supreme Court - defying
many expectations -
upheld the Affordable Care
Act, aka Obamacare. There
will, no doubt, be many
headlines declaring this a big victory
for President Barack Obama, which
it is. But the real winners are ordinary
Americans - people like you.
PRIME Minister and Minister of
Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor al
Thani has underlined the need that
United Nations-Arab League Joint
Special Envoy on Syrian Crisis Kofi
Annan's plan should have a specific
time frame ...
ACTRESS Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from her superstar husband Tom Cruise, ending a six-year marriage that produced one daughter and captivated celebrity watchers worldwide. Holmes filed papers in New York City ...
VISUAL Arts Education, Katara, collaborated with a New York-based artistry organisation, the Christie´s Education, to offer a threeday workshop on history of photography. The lectures which began on Saturday were led by Christie´s Education, Director of Studies Veronique Chagnon-Burke who led the participants from the inception of photography to the present. Speaking to Qatar ...
A WORKSHOP held by the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts (Rada) concluded at Katara on Saturday. The workshop titled ´Creating Chorus-Ensemble´ began on June 27. The workshop is an outcome of a productive partnership between the British Council and the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage. This partnership aims to invest in artistic potential and cultural infrastructure, as well as develop skills of Qatari and Gulf theatre artistes, enabling.
THE 16th Arab International Aluminium Conference (ARABAL 2012) will focus on future opportunities in the aluminium downstream industry in the Gulf region, as GCC countries contribute over 13 percent of the world´s aluminium output, with an annual production of 3.6 million tonnes. The conference will be held in Doha from the November 19 to 21. Announcing the agenda of the meet, Qatalum noted that ...
At the end of June, the official QE Index finished at 8,123.02 points, losing 3.49 percent of its closing value at the end of May (8,416.83 points). According to Alshall market report, all major indicators such as the QE price index, market value, total value trading, total volume trading and total numbers of deals decreased during the month. Alshall index finished the month at 1,149.38 showing...
IRANIAN Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi urged OPEC´s secretary general to call for an extraordinary meeting amid falling oil prices, Iranian Oil Ministry´s website SHANA said on Saturday. "In 161st meeting of OPEC it was agreed if oil prices fall below $100 per barrel it means that prices are in crisis, so we have urged secretary general of OPEC...to make preparations for holding an emergency meeting," Qasemi told SHANA. International crude benchmarks Brent ...
EUROPEAN planemaker Airbus is poised to invest $600 million in a new US production facility in Mobile, Alabama, for its A320 passenger jet that is expected to produce four planes a month by 2017, according to two people familiar with the company´s plans. US rival Boeing Co on Friday argued that a US-based plant would not dilute Washington´s case against European aircraft loans that the World Trade Organisation has found illegal. The same body has also...
SPAIN have not got to three successive major finals by worrying too much about their opponents but Sunday´s Euro 2012 decider with Italy might give coach Vicente Del Bosque a few moustachestroking moments. The all-pervasive influence of Andrea Pirlo on Italy´s run to the final means Spain know they have to restrict his time on the ball - and ensure they mark the Italian front runners more tightly than many other sides have during the tournament.
CASEY Stoner moved back on top of the championship standings after winning the Dutch MotoGP ahead of Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa at Assen. The world champion started on pole but soon found himself behind Pedrosa before re-taking the lead with nine laps remaining and surging clear to win by almost five seconds. Italy´s Andrea Dovizioso finished third ahead of fellow Yamaha rider Ben Spies of the United States. However the race was overshadowed...
BEING VOTED man of the match in a Euro 2012 semifinal when a team mate has scored two superb goals in a 2-1 victory is some indication of the all-powerful influence Andrea Pirlo has on Italy at the moment. Mario Balotelli grabbed the headlines in the semi-final win over Germany, but not all the glory, as Pirlo´s relentless probing and promptings were recognized with his third individual award of the tournament. He also scooped the award after a...
THE Hindi film industry is devoid of a distinctive style of dance, says dancing queen Madhuri Dixit, who feels Bollywood has become a melting pot of all forms of the art. "I think Bollywood is an amalgam of all dance styles. Bollywood has no style of its own. The style is a cliche. There are so many dance styles all over the world and we get to see them all in one song itself. So this is Bollywood.
HE´S played an out-of-control rocker in Hollywood movie Get Him to the Greek and a drunken playboy in Arthur, but in his first US television show, Americans will see raucous British comedian Russell Brand as they haven´t before - doing stand-up. Brand returns to his roots in new show Brand X, a late-night, once-a-week programme debuting on the FX network. It shows off the comedian´s charged humour, as well as his more serious take on spirituality, consumerism ...
PHIL Younghusband has finally confirmed that he and actress Angel Locsin are "officially boyfriend and girlfriend." The popular Azkals striker made the announcement during a recent press conference revealing that they became a couple only on May 27 this year. "We´re happy. We fall more and more in love with each other," ABS-CBN News quoted him saying. "Love and happiness are really the words to describe our relationship." Locsin also...
The optimism in the early part of
the year that the US economy was
rebounding has now faded due to
a series of disappointing economic
indicators, according to QNB
Group analysis. However, the picture
does not currently seem to be
gloomy enough to motivate further
stimulus as evident in the latest
decisions by the US Federal
AT least 53 people were killed,
mostly civilians, in violence across
Syria on Saturday, and hundreds
more were trapped in Douma as
regime forces stormed the town in
Damascus province, monitors said.
The Syrian Observatory for Human
Rights urged the International
Committee of the Red Cross and
the Syrian Arab Red Crescent to
“urgently send medical teams” to
Douma. “The security forces
have seized control of the main
hospital in Douma,” the