|A Future For All Syrians
|THE future of democracy in Syria
is the subject of many concerns:
people are worried about the
treatment of minorities and
women, possible acts of revenge,
and the likelihood of transitional justice.
Some ask about universal human
|AT a fundraiser for the president
at his Westport, Conn,
estate Monday night,
Harvey Weinstein spoke in
a softly lit room shimmering
with pink dahlias, gold Oscars,
silvery celebrities and black
American Express cards.
"You can make the case,"
Weinstein said of Barack Obama,
"that he's ...
Qatar, Jordan hold talks
DOHA THE Emir His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani on Friday held talks at Al Wajba Palace with King Abdullah II bin al Hussein of Jordan.
|Team Heat wins basketball tourney |
|DOHA THE Aspire Zone Foundation Ramadan Sports Festival (RSF) concluded with the men's basketball tournament and an award ceremony honoring the participating athletes and winners.
The highly competitive matches saw intense battle for the trophy, which was eventually won by Team Heat. The team beat The Homeboys 24-22, while Team Aspetar and Team Sustainable Energy secured the third and consolation spots respectively.
Ziyad Omar, the shooting guard from Team Heat was thrilled to have taken home the trophy. "We wanted so badly to win. We had lost to The Homeboys in Doha Jam, so we were determined to win this time. We fought hard as a team and fortunately our team work paid off," Omar said. "We can't wait to come back next year and defend our title," he added.
After a hard-fought match, Ronnie Cajayon from The Homeboys said, "It's a shame we did not win, but we are happy with the second place.
|Homegrown Khalas a hit this season |
|DOHA WITH the beginning of harvest season, a large variety of fresh and crispy dates have started flooding the city markets.
These half-ripe crunchy and juicy dates are relished by Arabs and expatriates alike.
Omani market in Doha is one such centre for the arrival of freshly harvested dates from different parts of the Arab world.
This season, a homegrown variety known as Khalas is in huge demand from the locals.
Priced at around QR4, it is yellow in colour and is more fleshy than its imported cousins.
Some of the other dates available in the Omani market are Khaneezi, Sheeshi, Berhi, Lulu, Nabat Saif, Dajlah Nour, Razeez and Hilali. They usually come from Saudi Arabia, Iran and Oman, and start reaching the markets from end of July.
Razaq Sulaiman, a vendor at Omani market, said, "We cannot preserve or store these half-ripened dates from other countries for a long period.
|Savour iftar and suhour at Wyndham Grand Regency |
|DOHA THE Wyndham Grand Regency Doha is currently offering iftar, Ghabqa and suhour meals for groups at two different venues at the centrally- located five-star hotel.
Guests are being offered an authentic Arabian experience during the holy month of Ramadan at the Wyndham, which was named Qatar's 'Leading Meetings & Conference Hotel' at this year's World Travel Awards in May.
Diners at the Wyndham will enjoy time-honoured dishes, as they feast surrounded by elaborate decorations and staff dressed in traditional costumes. Sumptuous buffets for iftar, Ghabqa and suhour for large corporate groups or intimate family gatherings are being offered.
The hotel's spectacular 600- square-metre Al Qasr Ballroom provides the perfect setting for those wishing to host a large-scale event. Adorned with traditional Arabian decoration, guests can enjoy a lavish feast of salads, hot and cold Mezzeh and hot specialties including lamb and biryani.