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Poczobut, a journalist in Belarus,
was indicted on a charge of libel
against the country's president,
Aleksandr G Lukashenko, after
publishing a series of articles that questioned
the execution of ...
“IS there a VIP entrance?
We are VIP.” That remark,
by a donor waiting to get
in to one of Mitt Romney's
recent fundraisers in the
Hamptons, pretty much sums up
the attitude of America's wealthy
elite. Romney's base - never...
THE Heir Apparent His
Highness Sheikh Tamim bin
Hamad al Thani on Tuesday
reaffirmed Qatar's commitment
to support the Libyan people in
building their modern state.
On his arrival at the Tripoli
International Airport on ...
FRESH from a four-hour set in Milan, where she played tracks at Armani Prive, the members-only club owned by Giorgio Armani, DJ Kiss was perched in a booth at the Mercer Kitchen, marvelling at the turn her life has taken...
QATAR University´s College of Sharia and Islamic Studies (CSIS) on Monday launched two new Masters´ programmes - Quranic Sciences and Tafseer as well as Fiqh and Usul Al Fiqh. CSIS Dean Dr Aisha al Mannai outlined the details of the programmes and their role in contributing to the country´s development. The two-year programmes, which will begin in Fall this year, are the first of their kind in Qatar. They are designed to produce a cadre of specialists.
BRITISH Ambassador HE Michael O´Neill hosted a farewell reception for the British Council outgoing Director Simon Winetroube on Monday. The special reception, which was held at the ambassador´s residence, was attended by senior representatives of notable organisations such as the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Qatar Foundation, Katara, General Secretariat for Development and Planning (GSDP) and the Qatar Diabetes Association, among.
A new Indian eatery, MRA Bakery, Restaurant & Sweets at New Al Ghanim, near New World Centre, will offer its patrons 250 iftar snacks during the Holy Month of Ramadan. This was announced by Rayaroth Abdulla Gadhafi, the managing director, during the soft opening of the outlet on Monday. Speaking to Qatar Tribune, Gadhafi, a native of Kerala, said, "Even though, I am from the...
YAHOO picked Google´s Marissa Mayer to become its new CEO, turning to an engineer with established Silicon Valley credentials to turn around the struggling former internet powerhouse. Mayer, 37, edged out frontrunner and acting Chief Executive Ross Levinsohn to become Yahoo´s third CEO in a year. She hopes to stem losses to Google and Facebook - which her high-profile predecessors failed to do. Her hiring signaled the internet company is likely to renew ...
THAILAND´S PTT E&P is in the box seat to complete a $1.9 billion takeover of Cove Energy and gain access to massive gas finds off the coast of east Africa after Royal Dutch/Shell bowed out of a five-month bidding war. Acquiring Cove will give PTT Exploration and Production exposure to the giant offshore discoveries made in East Africa in the past year. The area looks set to emerge as a major supply province and is well-situated to export into Asia. Shell´s exit ...
US CONSUMER prices were unchanged in June, held down by cheaper gas. Outside the volatile food and energy categories, inflation was mild. The Labour Department said on Tuesday that gas prices fell in June by a seasonally adjusted 2 percent, the third straight decline. Food prices edged up 0.2 percent after a flat reading in May. Outside the food and energy categories, so-called "core" prices rose 0.2 percent last month. It was the fourth straight...
PARIS SAINT GERMAIN has signed AC Milan´s Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic subject to him passing a medical, the French club´s sporting director Leonardo said on Tuesday. The 30-year-old - who has previously played for among others Barcelona and Juventus - will be paid a reported 15 million euros ($18.4 million) a year, making him the highest-paid player in ...
THE QATAR Team heads to the Ukraine to take part in the third round of the UIM F1 H20 World Championship this week with drivers Alex Carella and Shaun Torrente faced with very different objectives. Carella, the defending World Champion, is fresh from winning the last round of the series in Tatarstan and will be aiming to close in on Team Abu Dhabi´s championship leader Ahmed al- Hameli. The Qatar driver, who finished fifth in Ukraine last season, trails ...
AMERICAN President Barack Obama waded into the USA Olympic basketball debate on Monday, saying the 1992 Dream Team with Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley would have beaten the 2012 Olympic team. Obama said on Monday he remembers a 1992 gold-medal winning USA team that looked unstoppable from the very first game. "I got to go with the original Dream Team," said Obama during a halftime interview of the USA against Brazil ...
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 ...
US SECRETARY of State Hillary
Clinton on Monday said
Washington would use “all elements
of its power” to prevent
Iran going nuclear and was working
in “close consultation” with
Israel over how to do so.
QATAR will host the third meeting
of the international working group
on sanctions on the Syrian regime
next Thursday, according to QNA.
Assistant Minister of Foreign
Affairs HE Ali bin Fahad al Hajri
will open the meeting. The meeting
is being co-chaired by Qatar,
Japan and the UK.