EARLIER this month, reports
came from the Syrian city of
Qusayr of an ominous warning to
the town's Christians: Either join
the Sunni-led opposition against
Bashar al Assad or leave. Soon after,
thousands of Christians fled the town ...
Americans have learned to
pity Africa. It's mainly seen
as a quagmire of famine
and genocide, a destination
only for a sybaritic safari or a
masochistic aid mission.
So here's another way to think of
Africa: an economic dynamo. Is it
time to prepare .
QATAR has called upon the Syrian
opposition to unite while reaffirming
its unreserved support to any
effort aimed at bringing that country's
painful ordeal to an end.
Addressing a conference of the
Syrian opposition ...
IF Denise Richards had to relocate, with whom would she want to be quartered? "Madonna," the actress says, speaking by telephone from her Los Angeles home. "I've always admired her and how she's evolved over the years. She's a hard worker and ...
URDU novels have become more popular than Urdu poetry, thanks to the mundane realities of the contemporary times and inadequacy of the linguistic strength of the majority of poets, says eminent Indian novelist, critic and linguist Ghazanfar Ali. Ali who has penned nine novels and has several works of literary criticisms, textbook materials and books on teaching to his credit said, "Urdu poetry.
SENIOR Qtel and TATA Communications executives recently held top-level meetings in Doha to strengthen partnership on both existing and prospective projects. Qtel Qatar CEO Sheikh Saud bin Nasser al Thani and TATA Communications´ CEO Vinod Kumar led the discussions, which were also attended by Qtel Chief Operating Officer Waleed al Sayed, Qtel Chief Wholesale and ...
WITH an aim to building state-of-the-art public amenities throughout the country, Public Works Authority (Ashghal) recently handed over three newly constructed mosques (Masjids) worth over QR8.4 million to the Ministry of Islamic Endowment (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs. The mosques, built with a blend of latest construction techniques and traditional architecture, were handled by the ...
UNEMPLOYMENT in the 17-country euro currency bloc hit another record in May as the crippling financial crisis pushed the continent toward the brink of recession, official figures showed on Monday. Eurostat, the EU´s statistics office, said unemployment rose to 11.1 percent in May from 11 percent the previous month. May´s rate was the highest since the euro was launched in 1999 and adds further urgency to the eurozone countries´ plan to create ...
MICRON Technology will buy failed Japanese chipmaker Elpida Memory for about $750 million in cash, pushing Micron into second place behind market leader Samsung Electronics in the market for DRAM memory chips. Micron shares rose 5 percent in premarket trading after news of the deal, which will give it chip manufacturing assets at a heavily discounted price and boost its cashflow. Low prices and steadily rising investment costs to implement new technologies.
PRIVATE equity-backed EverBank Financial Corp said it would buy GE Capital´s Business Property Lending division for $2.51 billion to boost its ability to lend to small and mid-sized companies, driving up its shares 6 percent. EverBank, which went public in May and has a market value of $1.26 billion, has used acquisitions to diversify its operations and increase its assets. The lender bought MetLife Inc´s warehouse finance business in February...
KING JUAN CARLOS, still hobbling after a hip injury, hailed Spain´s Euro 2012 victors Monday and thanked coach Vicente del Bosque for withstanding the pressure. "Spaniards are proud of you, really proud, and not only because each of you are good players but because as a team you are terrific," he said as players gathered for a team photo with the 74-year-old monarch. "You have shown you can play and be good people, be good as a team, and that is thanks to you ...
TIGER Woods won the storm-hit AT&T National on Sunday for his 74th career title to pass Jack Nicklaus for second place all-time on the PGA Tour list. Woods won for the third time this year by outlasting fellow American Bo Van Pelt in a back-nine duel that went down to the final hole. "What an incredible week," Woods said. Woods closed with a twounder 69, giving him a twoshot victory and moving ...
ASPIRE Academy squash player Abdulla Mohammed al Tamimi, who graduated from the academy last month, continues to perform well as he has gone on to win the Dutch Junior Open 2012 title in his U-19 category, days after he came 3rd in the German pioneer junior Cup open. Qatar´s up-and-coming squash star pulled off his first major junior championship win after winning all his six matches to finish first...
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...
IRAN’S National Security and
Foreign Policy Committee has
drafted a bill calling for Iran to try
to stop oil tankers from shipping
crude through the Strait of
Hormuz to countries that support
sanctions against it, a committee
member said on Monday.
QATAR Petroleum (QP) and Shell
have agreed to initiate the next
project definition phase of Front
End Engineering and Design
(FEED) for a world-scale petrochemicals
project in Ras Laffan
Industrial City. This followed the
agreement signed by Minister of
Energy and Industry HE Dr
Mohammad bin Saleh al Sada and
CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Peter
Voser in 2011.