HISTORY is accelerating in
Syria, but in which direction?
The assassination of heads of
the security and military
apparatus last week was a
serious setback for the Syrian regime.
It came at a crucial moment, as elements
of the Free Syrian Army were
struggling to put the regime...
MY favourite American
heroes are the ones who
went for the long slog,
even when their cause
appeared to be hopeless
to the point of ridiculous. Civil
rights activists in the 1950s.
Generations’ worth of suffragists
who trudged around the country
collecting signatures on petitions
to give women the right to vote ...
ES'HAILSAT, the Qatar Satellite
Company, has entered into a pact
under which it will meet the satellite
of Al Jazeera Networks (AJN).
AJN and Es'hailSat announced
on Tuesday the signing of the
OLYMPIC chief Jacques Rogge vowed no let up in the war on illegal betting and doping on Tuesday as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) began its three-day session ahead of the London Games. The 70-year-old IOC president...
COOPERSTOWN, New York, where the American soprano Elizabeth Futral recently began a 13-performance run in The Music Man at the Glimmerglass Festival, is 139 miles from New York City, where she will perform Kaija.
QATAR Tourism Authority (QTA) will take part in Bayt Qatar, the official Olympic home for the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) in London during the mega sporting event. Part of the excitement and festivities, Qatar will be strongly represented by a host of strategic partners such as the QTA, Aspire Zone Foundation, International Center for Sports Security, Qatar 2022, Qatar Science and Technology Park, Qatar National Bank, Qtel, Qatari Diar ...
Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, the first set of luxury boutique hotels in the GCC plans to promote Doha as an international tourist destination in its campaigns across the globe. Started just over nine months ago, the group has been able to set up a distinct mark in the industry with its six properties Al Najada, Al Mirqab, Arumaila, Musheireb, Al Jasra and Al Bidda Boutique Hotels. Four of them are already operational, while a fifth one will have a soft opening.
REACH Out To Asia (Rota) hosted representatives of the International Education and Research Network (iEARN) from the Arab world in Doha for a two-day meeting with the aim of establishing a new regional union, iEARNArabia. iEARN coordinators from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine, the UAE, Yemen and Qatar recently met to define the vision, mission, goals, status and format of iEARN-Arabia. Potential outcomes of the meeting.
VODAFONE Qatar, an affiliate of Vodafone Group, reported a narrower quarterly loss on Tuesday, thanks to an increase in subscribers and higher consumer spending. Vodafone, which ended Qatar Telecom´s domestic monopoly in 2009, made a first quarter net loss of 118.3 million riyals ($32.49 million) in the three months to June 30. That compares with a loss of 122.3 million riyals ...
QATALUM has said that the programme of the Arab International Aluminium Conference (ARABAL 2012), which will be held in Doha from 20th to 22nd of November 2012, will include topics that discuss environmental issues and their correlation with the aluminium industry, in a time of increasing movement to reduce the impacts of industry and environmental emissions. In a press statement released on Tuesday, Aluminium Qatar added that the aluminium smelting...
APPLE claims it is entitled to $2.525 billion of damages in its high-stakes battle against Samsung Electronics over patents for technology used in smartphones and tablets, such as the iPhone and iPad. According to a partially redacted filing on Tuesday with a federal court in San Jose, California, Apple believes Samsung owes "substantial monetary damages" because the Korean company...
SRI Lanka produced a dominant display with the bat and the ball to thrash India by nine wickets and level the one-day international series at 1-1 on Tuesday. Seam bowlers Anjelo Mathews and Thisara Perera took three wickets each and openers Upul Tharanga and Tillakaratne Dilshan both hit half-centuries at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium. India´s hopes were wrecked after being dismissed for a meager 138 in 33.3 overs. Mathews claimed 3-14 from seven ...
BAYERN MUNICH trounced Beijing Guoan 6-0 in a friendly match on Tuesday after the Chinese hosts fielded a secondstring team which proved far inferior to the German giants. Guoan got off to a nightmare start, with an own goal from defender Zhang Junzhe on eight minutes followed by a header from Dutch winger Arjen Robben two minutes later. Guoan was already facing an uphill battle after head coach Jaime Pacheco decided to rest most of his first team.
JAPAN´S women footballers kick off its quest for a rare double on Wednesday as the first action of the 2012 Olympics gets under way. The Asian giants upset the established order of women´s football last year after stunning the heavily favoured United States to win the World Cup in Germany on penalties. The ´Nadeshiko´ are now attempting to become only the second side in history to hold World Cup and Olympic titles at the same time in London. But Japan...
POPULAR actor Dileep on Thursday won the best actor award at the Kerala State Film Awards, his first, for his role in Velaripravinte Changathi, while Swetha Menon bagged best actress award for Salt N´ Pepper. Director Renjith´s Indian Rupee was declared the best film, and best director trophy went to Blessy for Pranayam. Dileep said he was not expecting the award and added: "In the past, I really ...
ACTOR Rahul Bose, who is an international rugby player, has a word of advice for Indian Olympians headed for London. He wants them to relax and get used to the climate as it would help them give their best. "It´s too late to say that practice. For an international athlete, these last days are to focus and relax. I have been an international sports person so I would say just one thing - the environment ...
ONE likes love stories and the other action but both complement each other and would like to make films of all kinds, says Dinesh Vijan of his partnership with Saif Ali Khan and their banner Illuminati Films, which has produced two hits and one miss. "We like all kinds of films. I like love stories a lot. Saif likes action and horror. So between the two of us, we would like to make all kinds of films. We complement...
EGYPT’S Islamist President
Mohamed Morsi named outgoing
irrigation minister Hisham Qandil,
a reputed independent, as prime
minister on Tuesday and tasked
him with forming a new government.
The appointment comes 25
days after Morsi was sworn in as
Egypt’s first civilian and freely
elected head of state to replace
president Hosni Mubarak, who
was driven from office in a popular
uprising in February 2011.
SRI Lanka produced a dominant
display with the bat and the ball to
thrash India by nine wickets and
level the one-day international
series at 1-1 on Tuesday. Seam
bowlers Anjelo Mathews and
Thisara Perera took three wickets
each and openers Upul Tharanga
and Tillakaratne Dilshan both hit
half-centuries at Mahinda ajapaksa
Stadium. India’s hopes were
wrecked after being dismissed for a
meager 138 in 33.3 overs.