JUBILANT chants echoed far beyond
Tahrir Square when the Muslim
Brotherhood's candidate, Mohamed
Morsi, was confirmed as Egypt's first
civilian president last week. Morsi's
election was lauded across the globe, and
many are hailing today's 'transfer' of
power as a triumph for ...
IN my mind, there are two lessons
from the Supreme Court's
5-4 decision to support
President Barack Obama's
health care plan: 1) how
starved the country is for leadership
that puts the nation's interest
before partisan politics, which is
exactly what Chief Justice John
Roberts Jr did; and 2) the ...
QATAR'S sovereign wealth fund
plans to take the Harrods brand
global to cities such as Paris and
New York, and will start by building
a luxury hotel named after the
upmarket London department
store in Malaysia's capital Kuala
QATAR Airways on Tuesday launched scheduled flights to the Western Australian city of Perth, officially marking the start of thrice-a-week services to the country's mining and exploration hub. Perth ...
FOUR-TIME Wimbledon winner Serena Williams reached the semifinals at the All England Club on Tuesday with a 6-3, 7-5 defeat of defending champion Petra Kvitova. The US sixth seed brought all her experience...
"OH my God," Angie Harmon says. "Here come the tears." It's not an emotional scene from her hit series Rizzoli & Isles, now in its third season. Actually, the actress was working on a car-chase scene until she took a break to call from the set to talk about ...
OVER 200 items of Olympic memorabilia including photographs, photographic equipment and other visual imagery are on display at the ´Olympics through Media´ exhibition which opened at the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) Gallery, Building 10 in Katara on Tuesday, to celebrate the beginning of the XXX Olympiad in London. Organised by the Qatar Olympic & Sports Museum ...
LG ELECTRONICS (LG) Qatar is taking its after-sales services direct to the customers´ doorsteps through the launch of two mobile bus services. Titled ´Care & Delight´, the mobile service centres will travel around the city and its outskirts at fixed times to provide after-sale services to customers of LG products at collection points nearest points to them. The new mobile bus service, which started on Tuesday, will be available round the clock. Launching the new services at a ...
MORE than 250 people took part in a charity fashion show hosted by Stenden University-Qatar at the Torch Doha hotel recently. Titled ´Once upon a time in Sharq´, the show presented popular folk tales from the Qatari culture in three separate plays — Ramadan Night (Qarangough), Day of Eid (Ardah) and Henna Night (Jelwah). The main objective of the event was to spread awareness on Ramadan, as well as to raise funds to support social projects through Qatar.
BARCLAYS Chief Executive Bob Diamond quit on Tuesday under fire from politicians and regulators, the highest-profile casualty of an interest rate-rigging scandal spanning more than a dozen big banks across the world. "The external pressure placed on Barclays has reached a level that risks damaging the franchise - I cannot let that happen," said Diamond, 61. The terms of his severance were not announced. His resignation was a sudden reversal, hours after he said it ...
PLANEMAKER Boeing hiked its 20-year market forecast, predicting demand for 34,000 new aircraft worth $4.5 trillion, on growth in emerging regions and as airlines seek efficient new planes to counter high fuel costs. Many airlines are facing tough conditions as consumers and businesses in austerity-hit regions cut back on travel, while high fuel prices are taking their toll on profit. "I don´t think there´s ...
THE Indian rupee strengthened for a fourth straight session on Tuesday, its longest winning streak in four months, as foreign banks sold dollars likely on behalf of their offshore clients looking to invest in the domestic share market. Most other Asian currencies also rose against the dollar as hopes of further monetary easing by major central banks boosted demand for riskier assets. Traders also cited some talk of foreign funds bringing in dollars ahead of the auction of foreign.
THE PRESIDENT of the French Football Federation admitted on Tuesday that Zinedine Zidane is a contender to one day manage France, although he will not be the successor to the recently-departed Laurent Blanc. Zidane holds legendary status in France as a member of the national teams that won the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 and is currently working as sporting director at Real Madrid. The 40-year-old is also studying a diploma in sports management...
SRI LANKA´S Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara smashed successive centuries against Pakistan to light up the rain-hit second Test in Colombo on Tuesday. The hosts, replying to Pakistan´s first innings total of 551-6 declared, took their overnight score of 70-1 to 278- 5 by stumps on the fourth day at the Sinhalese Sports Club. Dilshan scored 121 and Sangakkara was unbeaten on 144 as the pair put on 225 runs for the second wicket after opener ...
FORMER CHELSEA boss Andre Villas-Boas was confirmed as the new manager of Tottenham on Tuesday following the shock departure of Harry Redknapp last month. "The club is delighted to announce Andre Villas- Boas as Head Coach," Spurs confirmed on its official Twitter feed following days of speculation concerning the Portuguese coach. The appointment marks a dramatic return to the English Premier League for Villas-Boas, who was fired as...
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...
SYRIAN troops pounded several
rebel-held districts in the central
city of Homs on Tuesday, as the
death toll mounted across the
country, said the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights.
In total, at least 48 people were
killed on Tuesday, bringing to more
than 120 the death toll over two
days, the Britain-based watchdog
reported. Two civilians and three
rebels were killed in Homs, as
clashes raged in and around the
neighbourhood of Baba Amr, a former
BOMBS killed at least 44 people
at markets in Iraq on Tuesday, and
authorities said they bore the hallmarks
of sectarian attacks on
Shiite Muslims by Al Qaeda Sunni
militants. A bomb in a small truck
exploded in a market in the city of
Diwaniya, killing 40 people, and
other blasts killed four more near
the city of Kerbala, police and officials
said. The Diwaniya bombing
was near a Shiite mosque where
pilgrims gather on their way to
Kerbala to celebrate the birthday
of one of their most important
imams, al Mahdi, this week.