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Lecture analyses evolution of Arabic outside Arab World

Lecture analyses evolution of Arabic outside Arab World

For a long time, the Arabic language spoken outside the Arab world has been overlooked as a research subject. Professor Abbas Benmamoun, vice provost for faculty affairs and academic policies at the University of Illinois, gave an analysis of this issue in a recent lecture held at Georgetown Univers

Six NU-Q students receive Latin Honors

Six NU-Q students receive Latin Honors

Six recent graduates from Northwestern University in Qatar have had Latin Honors conferred on them. The honors are conferred to students based on their academic performance over their entire educational experience as undergraduates.

A famine of good films at Cannes

A famine of good films at Cannes

Somehow the Cannes Film Festival, now unrolling its milestone 70th edition, has been largely disappointing for me. Even the much anticipated Michael Haneke’s Happy End did not leave me with any sense of satisfaction.

WCM-Q students visit Tanzania and learn about global health challenges

WCM-Q students visit Tanzania and learn about global health challenges

Students from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) experienced the challenges of delivering healthcare in a low-income environment when they spent a week in Tanzania where they had the chance to work on public health projects.

In a blaze of glory

In a blaze of glory

What do you do with a 20-year-old spacecraft that has spent 13 years orbiting Saturn, logged 4.1 billion miles in space and is about to run out of fuel?

Blondie’s Debbie Harry is all about looking to the future

Blondie’s Debbie Harry is all about looking to the future

Singer, songwriter and actress Angela Tremble has led an interesting life. For those who have never heard of Angela, she is rather better known as Deborah Ann ‘Debbie’ Harry, frontwoman of veteran new wave sextet Blondie.

Why are Japan’s 5 million vending machines losing out to humans?

Why are Japan’s 5 million vending machines losing out to humans?

In Japan, they are like traffic lights – they’re everywhere. Nearly 5 million “jido hambaiki” – vending machines – populate the world’s third-largest economy, one machine for every 25 people.

In the crosshairs, again

In the crosshairs, again

Kangana Ranaut has a committed following who believe that she is the model of what an independent, creative and courageous woman should be in a man’s world.

Roar of the Tiger

Roar of the Tiger

For some time, it was said Hrithik Roshan would do it. Then, Siddharth Malhotra’s name cropped.

In search of a hit

In search of a hit

Prabhas, the hero of Bahubali, is the most in-demand actor in all of India following the incredible success of the movie that has raked in worldwide collections of more than Rs1,500 crore. Naturally, there is keen interest in what his next movie will be. Titled Saaho, it is going to be a multi lingu

The return of Kamaal Khan

The return of Kamaal Khan

When the Salman Khan hit and run case was going on in court, a key witness was not examined. Kamaal Khan, a close friend of the star who had also been playback singer in many of his movies, was said to have been in the car that had run over sleeping pavement dwellers. His initial police statement ha

Golden gifts for Ramadan

Golden gifts for Ramadan

Whether you’re treating yourself, friends or family, you’ll find the fashion, bags and home accessories at Cath Kidston this season. Discover the brand’s iconic floral prints as well as plenty of luxurious plain colour pieces to wear them with.

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