MANY in the West believe
that Russia's support for
Syria stems from Moscow's
desire to profit from selling
arms to Bashar al-Assad's
government and maintain its naval
facility at the Syrian port of Tartus.
But these speculations are superficial
and misguided ...
HERE in the early stages of
the Libor scandal - and,
yes, this thing is far from
over - there are two big
The first is that the bankers,
traders, executives and others
involved would so openly and, in
some cases, gleefully collude to
manipulate this key interest rate for
their own benefit ...
RESIDENTS who got a whiff of
the sudden reopening of City
Center Doha on Monday, rushed
there in delight.
While some of the shops in the
mall re-opened on Monday, the
official re-opening public has been
scheduled for 8am on Tuesday.
The mall stayed closed for 25 days
THE ongoing Doha Trade Fair has unveiled a wide range of latest perfumes produced in Qatar and in the Gulf region. Some of them are custom-made to suit the clients needs and selling like hot cakes. Speaking to Qatar.
WHEREVER she is and whatever she's doing, Freida Pinto says, she likes to "close the day" - to clean the slate and put away the emotions of the day before she falls asleep at night. That isn't always possible, however, as the star of Slumdog Millionaire ...
HE graduated some 13 years ago in media studies with a great enthusiasm for films. But the journey from being a fresh graduate to becoming a filmmaker was not easy for Waheed Khan, a British filmmaker of Pakistani origin. "I did a lot of tea, sweeping, and pulling strings. In the UK those days, there was a system of hierarchy and it took a fresh graduate a while to become someone who actually makes films. In some cases, the journey from being a researcher to ...
THE HSE Regulations and Enforcement Directorate of Qatar Petroleum, in collaboration with experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), recently organised a workshop on radiation safety. Attended by over 50 safety and environmental professionals from the Ministry of Environment and the energy sector, the workshop focused on important projects of technical cooperation.
THE Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), one of Doha´s most popular tourist destinations, has received a certificate of excellence from web-based reviewing platform TripAdvisor, which recognised the museum for earning exceptional traveller ratings. According to a release issued by the Qatar Museums Authority on Monday, the MIA received TripAdvisor 2012 certificate of excellence with a rating of 4.5. The certificate is intended to honour businesses and tourist.
SPAIN´S borrowing costs rose to dangerously high levels on Monday as finance ministers of the 17 countries that use the euro began to gather in Brussels to discuss terms of a rescue package for the country´s stricken banks. The interest rate, or yield, on the country´s 10- year bonds hit 7 percent Monday morning, a level that market-watchers consider is unaffordable for a country to raise money on the bond markets in the long term and the point at which Greece, Ireland.
BOEING clinched the first big deal of this year´s Farnborough Airshow on Monday with a firm order from Air Lease for 75 of its redesigned 737 aircraft worth $7.2 billion. The order is a big win for the Chicago-based company at the opening of the weeklong airshow, south of London, and is the first order for the MAX, a new version of its best-selling 737 aircraft, by a leasing company. "They are an ideal partner to help establish the 737 MAX in the leasing market," said Ray ...
OIL rose slightly to near $85 a barrel on Monday, recovering part of the large drop from the previous session amid hope that weak US economic growth may trigger new stimulus measures. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for August delivery was up 38 cents at $84.83 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Friday, crude fell $2.77 to settle at $84.45 in New York. In London, Brent crude for August delivery was up 42 ...
BRITAIN´S Bradley Wiggins tightened his grip on the yellow jersey after claiming his maiden Tour de France victory in the ninth stage time trial on Monday. Team Sky teammate Christopher Froome finished second at 35secs with defending yellow jersey champion Cadel Evans of BMC way off the pace in sixth at 1min 43sec. Wiggins had taken a 10sec lead over Evans into the 41.5 km race against the clock between Arc-et- Senans and Besancon ...
CHELSEAand England defender John Terry racially abused rival footballer Anton Ferdinand in response to taunts about his alleged affair with a teammate´s girlfriend, a court heard ON Monday. Terry was charged with a racially aggravated public order offense following the emergence of video footage appearing to show him abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Ferdinand during a Premier League match last October. The 31-year-old Chelsea ...
A DETERMINED Qatar team upset a partisan home crowd when it edged China´s Shanghai Tangdynasty team off the top podium spot, winning the title of the 2012 Asian men´s club volleyball championship for the first time on Sunday. Qatar won the championship match 17-25, 25-23, 25-17, 25-22 in one hour and 41 minutes. Qatar´s best previous finish at the regional tournament was the second place in 2009. As the Asian championship´s runners-up.
IF one is inspired by a movie, its rights should be bought to make one´s own version, actor Ajay Devgn suggests, adding this is akin to paying a tribute to that work. Hrishikesh Mukherjee´s Gol Maal inspires his forthcoming film Bol Bachchan, which he has co-produced with Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd. "A lot of people told us that we didn´t need to buy the rights. But ideally, if a film ...
IF Vidya Balan gained 12 kg to play southern sex siren in The Dirty Picture, Pakistani actress Veena Malik claims she has put on 5 kg for the Kannada version of the film and that her dialogues have not been dubbed. "I had to put on five kg for the role because the script demanded so. Size zero does not exist´s in the south. I was 48 kgs, now I am 53 kg. Fourty per cent of the shooting has been completed,"...
PRACHI Desai is one of the few outsiders who have managed to make it big in filmdom. But the actress, who hopes to do 25 films in future, says it is not easy for outsiders to get a break in Bollywood. "I feel that the industry can be unfair sometimes. When you are an outsider, people don´t take you seriously. I personally think you need an extreme push for people to promote you and bring you to a certain level," the 23-year-old said. The young actress, who started ...
SYRIA’S army pounded besieged
rebel-held areas of Homs on
Monday, monitors said, as troops
also shocked Qusayr residents with
a morning bombardment and 31
people were killed across the country.
The Britain-based Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights said
that of those killed, 16 were civilians,
11 were regime troops and
four were rebels.
QATARI Diar Real Estate
Investment Company, on Monday
signed a memorandum of understanding
(MoU) with the Omani
Ministry of Tourism for the development
of three world-class leisure
destinations in the Sultanate. The
MoU, which outlines Qatari Diar’s
investment in Oman’s important
tourism sector, aims to create
three mixed-use developments
throughout the Sultanate.