THREE years ago, I came across
the victims of a drone strike
about an hour after it occurred. It
was in Gaza - although the location
for the purposes of this piece
does not matter; only the fact of the
weapons system. The drone had fired a
missile at a ...
LET'S see if we can clear up
a few things. First of all,
Paul Ryan and Mitt
Romney are not the same
person. They aren't even
related! Stop spreading rumours!
Although they do sort of look alike
and enjoy spending time together.
Perhaps Mitt regards Paul as the
sixth son he never had...
SANJIV Arora will take
over as the new Indian
Ambassador to Qatar on
Before the new appointment,
Arora was consulgeneral
of India in
Houston, the United States.
Arora, who hails from
Indian state of Punjab,
SOUTH AFRICA became the number one ranked team in Test cricket on Monday after defeating previous incumbents England by 51 runs at Lord's to win the series 2-0. England, set a record 346 for victory, were dismissed for 294 after ...
THE actor and auteur Guillaume Canet is what the French call un boulimique de travail: a workaholic. At 39, the Frenchman may be best known in the United States for The Beach in 2000, as the guy who loses his girlfriend to ...
QTEL is celebrating Eid al Fitr with its team of Refaq volunteers distributing gifts in residential neighbourhoods across communities. The Refaq volunteers have set up 10 tents in various area, where they serve traditional Eid delicacies, including coffee, karak and sweets. The volunteers will visit different areas, providing sweets and gifts to children. The areas include the Old Airport, Al Wukair, Izgawa, Ain Khalid, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah, Bin Imran, Al Hilal, Muaither and Al Dafna.
THE Al Shaheen offshore oil field in Qatar, located in the north of Doha, has become a site of a ground breaking research ´Qatar Whale Shark Research Project´ dedicated to studying whale sharks in the Arabian Gulf. The Qatar Whale Shark Research Project is a joint collaboration between the Ministry of Environment and Maersk Oil Research and Technology Centre (MO-RTC) with the objective of establishing a long-term monitoring programme that can ...
ROYAL Dutch Shell Plc will pay $450 million and swap interests in two fields off the Australian coast with Chevron Corp holdings in a $30 billion-plus liquefied natural gas (LNG) project that has been plagued by infighting among its stakeholders. Shell is expanding its interest in the Browse LNG project, which has suffered cost blowouts and been caught up in rows about the best location an LNG plant and opposition from environmentalists and ...
BRENT crude oil rose to around $114 per barrel on Monday, supported by tight North Sea supplies ahead of the closure of a major UK oilfield for maintenance and on expectations of more demand before the northern hemisphere winter. Britain´s largest oilfield, Buzzard, which is the single biggest contributor to the Forties crude oil stream and usually sets the price of the Brent benchmark, will shut next month and suspend output until mid-October. Production from key ...
CHINA´S domestic migrant labour force could power consumer spending growth in the world´s second biggest economy if workers had better access to basic welfare services in the cities where they live and work, a new government report says. The 230 million-strong migrant workforce drives China´s economy, but a lack of access to education, health and other services tied to the country´s strict household ...
WORLD number one Roger Federer heads to the US Open with a sixth tournament win of the year to his name, no evident fitness problems and little sign that his Olympic defeat by Andy Murray has had any adverse effect on his confidence. The Wimbledon champion came to Cincinnati aiming to fine-tuning his game ahead of Flushing Meadows and showed with his classy performances that there is not much to adjust as he looks for a record-extending ...
DANI PEDROSA and Jorge Lorenzo turned the Indianapolis Grand Prix into a two-man Spanish show on Sunday. Turns out, it wasn´t that close. Pedrosa, the fastest rider all weekend, took the lead for good on the fourth of 28 laps and pulled away from Lorenzo and everyone else for a record-setting 10.823-second victory to become the first MotoGP rider to win Indy twice. "It was a good weekend," Pedrosa said after his second win of the season. "I think the bike was working.
LIONEL MESSI´S double and a David Villa goal on his return from injury helped Barcelona hammer visitors Real Sociedad 5-1 to give new coach Tito Vilanova the perfect start to their La Liga campaign on Sunday. Carles Puyol and Pedro also scored to as Barca claimed an immediate lead in the standings over arch-rivals Real Madrid who were held 1-1 at home by a feisty Valencia side. The champions ...
THE much awaited Yash Raj Films´ romantic action thriller Ek Tha Tiger, which sees Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif coming together after four years, is a complete package and it has many USPs, says its director Kabir Khan. "There is not one USP of the film and I think that is the reason why people are liking the promo too. Ek Tha Tiger is a complete package film. It has the whole package of Salman-Katrina, action and Yash Raj productions," said Khan, who got...
AFTER featuring in some hit films, Katrina Kaif is awaiting the release of some more big ticket films. The actress believes life has been good so far but says she is looking forward to the best phase in her career. "I hope the best phase of my career is yet to come. As a person one faces different phases in life. You also face phases of unsettlement where you´re not sure about anything. Right now my life is only about going to the film sets and coming back home," Katrina...
BOLLYWOOD actor Sanjay Dutt adopted his father Sunil Dutt´s dacoit avatar from 1963 film Mujhe Jeene Do for upcoming movie Son Of Sardar (SOS). The actor had plans of remaking his father´s film Mujhe Jeene Do, but the plan has been incorporated in the Ajay Devgn-starrer SOS. If a reliable source is to be believed, Sanjay´s clothes and make-up have been modelled around his father´s look. However.
GLOBAL shares and the euro
slipped on Monday after the
European Central Bank sought to
squash speculation about potential
market intervention to contain the
eurozone debt crisis, dashing
recent investor enthusiasm for risk.
German magazine Der Spiegel
said that the ECB might buy debt
issued by eurozone countries if
interest rates rose too high.
EGYPT is preparing to use aircraft
and tanks in Sinai for the first time
since the 1973 war with Israel in
its offensive against militants in
the border area, security sources
said on Monday. The plans to step
up the operation were being
finalised by Egypt’s newly
appointed Defence Minister
General Abdel Fattah al Sisi as he
made his first visit to Sinai on