Posts Tagged Middle East

Prince Bishop wins Dubai World Cup, California Chrome 2nd

William Buick, jockey of Prince Bishop holds the trophy as he celebrates with the owner, Dubai crown Prince Sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, left, after winning the $ 10,000,000 Dubai World Cup,  during the Dubai World Cup horse racing event, at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Prince Bishop pulled away from race favorite California Chrome on the home straight to win the $10 million Dubai World Cup by two and three-quarter lengths on Saturday.

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Mubtaahij romps in UAE Derby, trainer says on to Kentucky

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mubtaahij took charge in the stretch and easily won the $2 million UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse in one of Saturday’s undercard races at the Dubai World Cup.

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California Chrome ready to shine in world’s richest race

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It’s almost show time for “rock star” California Chrome.

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Iran film portrays the Prophet Muhammad, drawing criticism

In this picture taken on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, director of “Muhammad, Messenger of God” movie speaks in an interview with The Associated Press in Tehran, Iran. In Islam, portraying the Prophet Muhammad has long been taboo for many.  In the new 190-minute film, the story focuses on Muhammad’s childhood, never showing his face. The movie instead focuses on others to tell his story. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

ALLAHYAR, Iran (AP) — Here in this Persian replica of Mecca, built at the cost of millions of dollars, an Iranian film company is attempting to offer the world a literal glimpse of the Prophet Muhammad despite traditional taboos against it.

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Blatter slams politicians calling for World Cup boycotts

FIFA President Joseph Blatter gestures as he waits for the start of the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Blatter hit out at unnamed lawmakers for wanting boycotts of the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the 2022 event in Qatar. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter listened to campaign speeches from his three challengers on Tuesday, hearing how badly his rivals want to change the organization he has been running for 16 years.

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