TO be a very powerful state in
world politics does not make for
an easy life. China increasingly
realises the predicaments it faces
while its power has been growing
rapidly. Indeed, the disturbance of
China's regional diplomacy in recent
years suggests that it is encountering
daunting challenges on ...
THE farm fields here are
cemeteries of cornstalks: a
severe drought has left them
brown, withered and dead.
Normally, a failed crop like
that signifies starvation.
Then television cameras arrive and
transmit images of famished children
into American ...
SOME 12 athletes from Qatar will
compete for titles in the prestigious
London 2012 Summer
Olympic Games to run from July
27 to August 14, 2012 in London,
Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC)
has announced ...
HOST QATAR failed to survive a tough group and lost all the three matches in the Doha WSF World Junior Men's Squash Team Championship on Saturday. Against fourth seed India in the third and final pool D...
SARAH Polley is 33 years old, married and a mom. That in itself is a little tough to swallow, but the bigger shock is that the intensely private Canadian has been acting for 29 years. She was only a tyke when she played Molly in ...
THE iLoveQatar.net (ILQ) website will soon upgrade its features and contents to encourage community journalism and to be more userfriendly, said Khalifa Haroun, founder of the website. Speaking on the sidelines of a summer programme organised by NorthWestern University in Qatar recently to inspire students, Haroun said the website´s officials working on introducing different kinds of applications that will enable the users to find information on the country´s art ...
IN WHAT appears to be a shocking case of exploitation, 10 semi-skilled Sri Lankan workers have been left to starve in a labour camp at Madinat Khalifa area. Housed in a single hall with 10 beds and one air-conditioner, the workers are being supplied with food and drinking water by the residents of the locality. The victims, who were reportedly working with Saturn Trading and H Trading for the last 10 to 20 months as electricians, plumbers, masons and painters.
CUSTOMERS can win a brand new iPad3 when they pay their Kahramaa bills at a Qtel self-service machine in a new promotion launched on Saturday. The promotion will be open to anyone using one of Qtel´s more than 200 self-service machines around the country to pay water and electricity bills. Up to 10 third generation iPad devices are available to win during the contest, which will see customers entered into a draw every time they pay their bill from July 15 ...
THE Qatar Exchange (QE) showed a mixed performance during the fiveday week that began on Sunday and ended on Thursday. The official QE Index increased by 0.21 percent over previous week´s closing and finished the week at 8,285.03 points on Thursday last. The cap weighted Alshall index closed at 1,168.74 points, rising 0.04 percent compared to previous week´s closing at 1,168.23 ...
US GULF Coast states have a higher stake in the amount of money the US government can wring out of BP Plc for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill due to a new law that would divert billions of dollars in potential BP fines to them. The RESTORE Act, signed by President Barack Obama on July 6, directs that 80 percent of Clean Water Act penalties paid by BP be placed in a new trust fund for ...
VISA, MasterCard and major banks agreed to pay retailers at least $6 billion to settle a long-running lawsuit that alleged the card issuers conspired to fix the fees that stores pay to accept credit cards. As part of the settlement, stores from Rite Aid to Kroger will be allowed to charge customers more if they pay using a credit card. The pact, announced late on Friday, was called by lawyers involved in ...
SOME 12 athletes from Qatar will compete for titles in the prestigious London 2012 Summer Olympic Games to run from July 27 to August 14, 2012 in London, Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) has announced. The team consists of Nasser al Attiyiah (Skeet), Rashid al Thaba (Trap/Double Trap), Noor al Malki (100m Athletics), Hamza Driouch and Mohammed al Qarni (men 1500 m), Mohammed Bakheet ( Marathon), Mutaz Barsham (High Jump).
AUSTRALIAN world champion hurdler Sally Pearson suffered a surprising defeat at the London Diamond League meeting on Saturday on a day of upsets at a rain-soaked Crystal Palace. Olympic favourite Pearson, the 2011 world championship gold medallist, was beaten in the 100m hurdles for only the second time in 34 races as American Kellie Wells stormed home in 12.57secs. "I´m feeling really good," said Wells. "It´s not about ...
DIDIER DROGBA was given a hero´s welcome as he arrived in China on Saturday to start a two-and-a-half-year contract that is expected to make him one of football´s highest-paid players. Hundreds of fans, many clad in "Drogba 11" shirts, greeted the former Chelsea star at Shanghai´s Pudong airport, some carrying flowers, others brandishing his name in English on placards and many jostling to touch him. "What I experienced at the airport this morning ...
DEEPIKA Padukone is working with Rajinikath for the first time in Kochadaiyaan, but says she admires Tamil superstar´s child like enthusiasm and never felt any pressure while working with him. "I might have felt pressure before, but when I walk on the sets and the camera starts rolling, I switch off everything and play the character that I have to. That´s how I did Om Shanti Om as well.
"BIPASHA Basu is eager to work with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the toast of the season, in the supernatural thriller Aatma, says the film´s director Suparn Verma. N a w a z u d d i n plays a lead for the first time in the film. The actor, who had long been overlooked, has become a name to reckon with after his performances in the critically acclaimed Kahaani, Paan Singh Tomar and Gangs of Wasseypur. Verma, who called him a brilliant actor, said: "When we met...
BOLLYWOOD actress Kareena Kapoor is likely to walk the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) winter-festive 2012 runway at the grand finale to be jointly presented by designer Kallol Dutta and duo Pankaj-Nidhi. The forthcoming edition will be held on August 3-7. "Kareena walked for Manish Malhotra two seasons ago and we have shared the work with her. We are already working with her (for this season). Kareena is taking out time for that," Purnima Lamba, head ...
GLOBAL foreign direct investment
(FDI) flows picked up in 2011, in
spite of economic uncertainty.
QNB Group’s analysis of new FDI
data suggests that there are structural
reasons that are likely to further
increase international capital
flows in the coming years. The UN
Conference on Trade and
Development recently published its
annual report on FDI flows.
US SECRETARY of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton hoped to use her
first meeting with Egypt’s new
Islamist president on Saturday to
steer Mohammed Morsi toward
opening a dialogue with the military
that could end the country’s
political crisis. Clinton’s talks with
Morsi at the presidential palace
kicked off a series of high-level
meetings aimed at stabilizing
Egypt’s democratic transition and
its alliance with the US.