AS the war in Afghanistan drags
on with no definitive victory in
sight for the United States and
US troops begin to withdraw,
comparisons to the Vietnam
War are once again in the air, 50 years
after both Washington and Hanoi
decided to beef up their forces in South
Vietnam. "Just take a run through the
ISN'T it amazing? Two introverts
facing off in the brightest
spotlight of all for president.
Mitt Romney and Barack
Obama are at their most
appealing when they are with their
Unfortunately, we don't often get
that vantage point ...
AMIDST glare of flashlights of
cameras, Qatari Olympic medal
winners Nasser bin Saleh al
Attiyah and Mutaz Essa Barshim
received a warm and moraleboosting
Royal welcome on their
homecoming on Monday...
THE Gulf Development Unit (GDU) of the Doha Film Institute (DFI) will launch the second phase of its film production workshop aimed at nurturing the local filmmaking industry. The four-day workshop tagged 'Tawash'...
THE Aspire Dome will host the Sheikh Jassim Cup final at 9.45 pm on Tuesday, the Qatar Football Association announced in a statement on Sunday. The match was originally scheduled to be played at the Doha Stadium. Al Sadd is chasing a 13th ...
"I FEEL an evangelical call to make people come and see The Odd Life of Timothy Green," Jennifer Garner says, "or this kind of movie just won't exist anymore. We'll have nothing but sequels and remakes and sequels to sequels and ...
RASGAS invested over $49 million in projects that reduce emissions and enhance waste management in 2011, said Managing Director of RasGas Hamad Rashid al Mohannadi. The company on Monday released its 2011 sustainability report, which provides a comprehensive review of its environmental, social, economic and corporate performance for the year 2011. Speaking about the report, Mohannadi said, "Our 2011 operational results highlight our ...
CONSOLIDATED Gulf Company (CGC) has announced the strengthening of its partnership with Cisco by successfully attaining the Identity Services Engine (ISE) Authorised Technology Provider (ATP) designation. To achieve the certification, CGC met all the rigorous ATP programme criteria, including qualified Cisco certified personnel levels. This core specialisation demonstrates CGC´s knowledge and competency in designing, deploying, and ...
GRAND Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa will celebrate Eid al Fitr with a lavish Eid brunch buffet at Flavours restaurant and a promotional offer on its rooms. The buffet will feature a range of traditional as well as contemporary Middle Eastern and international dishes that will be prepared for the occasion by the hotel´s talented chefs. At a specially designated room, the kids corner, children can enjoy face painting, Playstation games and art activities at a table with an ...
WORLD stock markets fell on Monday after a slowdown in Japan´s growth gave investors another reason to worry about the health of the global economy. Japan´s economy grew at a slower-than-expected annual rate of 1.4 percent in April-June as Europe´s debt crisis and the strong yen weighed on the country´s powerhouse export sector. That was a sharp drop from a revised 5.5 percent in the previous quarter. The news comes on top a slew of reports out of Asia that point ...
IRAQI authorities have warned France´s Total that it must freeze its energy deal with Iraq´s autonomous Kurdistan region or sell its stake in the Halfaya oilfield, a government official said on Monday. Total last month followed US oil majors Exxon and Chevron in ignoring Baghdad´s warnings about possible punitive action and signing contracts with the country´s Kurdistan region. Iraq´s central ...
MOTOROLA Mobility, which was bought by Google for $12.5 billion, will cut 20 percent of its workforce and shut nearly a third of its offices worldwide, Google said on Monday. "These changes are designed to return Motorola´s mobile devices unit to profitability, after it lost money in fourteen of the last sixteen quarters," Google said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. "While lower expenses are likely to lag the immediate negative impact to ...
BELARUSSIAN Nadezhda Ostapchuk on Monday became the first medallist disqualified from the London Games for doping and was stripped of her women´s Olympic shot put title. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that New Zealand´s Valerie Adams has been awarded the gold medal after Ostapchuk provided two urine samples which were both found to contain the banned anabolic agent metenolone. Ostapchuk said she would appeal against ...
RORY MCILROY dressed the part as golf´s next star and played like it, too. Saving his bright red shirt for Sunday in the PGA Championship, McIlroy never gave anyone much of a chance. Two exquisite shots with the wedge set up back-to-back birdies to seize control of the final round. He never made a bogey over the final 23 holes of his marathon day. McIlroy validated his eightshot win at the US Open last year by blowing away the field at Kiawah Island ...
AFTER London rose to the occasion for a third time with an outstanding summer Games, the Olympics now move towards uncharted territory. The 2012 Games proved as successful as the 1908 and 1948 editions following grim warnings about possible transport, security and weather disruptions. "These were happy and glorious Games," International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said at the closing ceremony. Now the spotlight will shine on Rio de ...
SONAKSHI Sinha feels its not right to call her latest song Go go Govinda an item number. It is a song with a difference, says the actress, who shares screen space with ace choreographer Prabhu Deva in the number. "The term ´item song´ is used very loosely today. Any solo number is termed as an item song. This is a good song with Prabhu, and is very different from other item numbers," Sonakshi said here on the sidelines of a promotional event ...
ACTOR Abhishek Bachchan, whose film Bol Bachchan has entered the Rs100 crore club, says the figure has become new age Bollywood´s ´silver jubilee´ landmark. The actor says there is no Rs100 crore "club". "I´ve just asked my team to find the address of where the Rs100 crore club is because I would like to have a cup of coffee there sometime. There is no such club," said Abhishek. "It´s ...
POPULAR Punjabi singer Mika says he is set to feature in a film titled Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaye, which will also star singer Shaan. "My friend Sunil Agnihotri (director) is making a film in which he had cast Shaan. Later, (production banner) Tseries said ´If you club Shaan and Mika, it would be great.´ So we are doing a movie," Mika said. "I am happy that someone thought that I can work in their film. The name of the film is very funny," he added ...
The 85-year-old mother of Prince
Khalid bin Saad bin Abdulaziz
passed away on Monday, the
Saudi Royal Court announced in a
statement. According to the report
quoted by the Saudi Press Agency
(SPA), a funeral prayer will be performed
for her soul today at Imam
Turki bin Abdullah mosque in
A GUNMAN and a law enforcement
officer were among three
people killed on Monday in a
shooting near a Texas university
campus, police said. A male
civilian also was killed, while two
other officers and a woman were
injured in the shooting near Texas
A&M University at College
Station, said Bryan Police
Department spokesman Jon
Agnew. Bryan police are assisting
nearby College Station in the