Gulf Times - 2024-Olympics
French watchdogs warn of €500mn Paris Olympics overspend

French watchdogs warn of €500mn Paris Olympics overspend

With work on the 2024 Olympics in Paris barely begun, French budgetary watchdogs on Friday warned there was a danger of a €500mn ($616mn) cost overrun.

Attack ‘worst nightmare,’ says family of US bomber

Attack ‘worst nightmare,’ says family of US bomber

Zulifikar Haider hoped his daughter would live the American dream when she married a fellow Bangladeshi living in the US, but that dream turned into a nightmare when the family saw pictures of her husband wounded after allegedly trying to set off a bomb in a crowded New York commuter hub.

Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as Olympic hosts

Paris, Los Angeles confirmed as Olympic hosts

The International Olympic Committee named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics on Wednesday, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body.

The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel welcomes first Qatar Airways stopover guests

The Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel welcomes first Qatar Airways stopover guests

As a part of the very exciting Qatar Airways – Qatar Stopover Programme, the Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel welcomed the first transit guests to discover the exciting sights, sounds, and tastes of Qatar.

2024 Olympics: LA blames Paris over Facebook 'likes' story

2024 Olympics: LA blames Paris over Facebook 'likes' story

Los Angeles on Wednesday accused rival Paris of being behind reports that the US city bought Facebook "likes" to artificially boost its bid to secure the 2024 Games.

Spring holidays see rush of visitors

Spring holidays see rush of visitors

During the recent Spring holidays, as many as 658,093 people passed through Abu Samra land border post, it was announced yesterday.

Israel parliament legalises settler outposts on Palestinian land

Israel parliament legalises settler outposts on Palestinian land

The Israeli parliament on Monday finalised a controversial law legalising dozens of Jewish outposts built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Boeing profit jumps in Q3; boosts delivery forecast

Boeing profit jumps in Q3; boosts delivery forecast

Boeing Co yesterday beat profit expectations in the third quarter despite declining revenue, a sign that cost-cutting is having an impact at the world’s biggest planemaker.

Another value addition for ASD: Responsibility

Another value addition for ASD: Responsibility

In the words of English dramatist Alan Bennett, a book is a device to ignite the imagination.

Lanka to bring in new anti-terror law: PM

Lanka to bring in new anti-terror law: PM

Sri Lanka will soon bring in a new anti-terrorism law, Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe has said.

Rome's bid to host 2024 Olympics buried

Rome's bid to host 2024 Olympics buried

Rome's ill-fated bid to host the 2024 Olympics was definitively buried on Thursday when the city council voted in favour of the new mayor's request to withdraw support for it.

Football: Saudi official banned over 'dirty tricks' claim

Football: Saudi official banned over 'dirty tricks' claim

A Saudi football official who hinted at "dirty tricks" in the kingdom's top league has been banned for one year, state media reported late on Tuesday.