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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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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