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United Arab Emirates
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28 февраля, 05:06

Superyachts Show Off In The United Arab Emirates During the 2017 Dubai International Boat Show

Miami and Monaco may be well known for their respective superyacht shows, but when it comes to concentration to wealth…and flashy superyachts and exclusive cars, and a wide array of cool water toys…it’s hard to overlook the Dubai International Boat Show that started today.

27 февраля, 15:50

United Arab Emirates Cpi Transportation

The transportation sub-index of the CPI basket in the United Arab Emirates increased to 100.49 in January of 2016 from 99.70 in December of 2016. Cpi Transportation in the United Arab Emirates averaged 96.19 from 2008 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 111.46 in August of 2015 and a record low of 85.03 in January of 2008. This page provides - United Arab Emirates Cpi Transportation- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news.

25 февраля, 15:25

Immigration Nations: The 10 Countries With the Most Immigrants

America was built by immigrants, but our immigration statistics don't crack the top 10. Here are the countries with the most immigrants.

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25 февраля, 12:00

Food aid from warehouse to plate: fighting South Sudan’s famine – in pictures

Last year, photographer Matt Black documented the logistics chain of international food aid from a warehouse hub in Dubai to Unity State in South Sudan, where famine has just been declaredAll photographs by Matt Black/Magnum Photos Continue reading...

24 февраля, 22:40

Leonard Barden on Chess

Magnus Carlsen, Vlad Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Fabiano Caruana and Wesley So are all absent and the organisers may struggle to sell pay-per-view packagesSharjah has its closing rounds this weekend (11am start). The €130,000 tournament in the United Arab Emirates is the first of four legs of the Fide Grand Prix, which also visits Moscow, Geneva and Palma de Mallorca later this year, and will qualify its overall top two for the 2018 candidates and a possible shot at Magnus Carlsen’s world title.Three rounds from the end France’s Maxime Vachier-Lagrave shared the lead on 4/6 with the Azeri Shak Mamedyarov,  half a point in front of the England No1, Michael Adams, and others. Continue reading...

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24 февраля, 12:08

'It's like being on an island in the sky': your stories of high-rise living

You shared your experiences of life in tall buildings around the world – from swaying in earthquakes in Taipei to working at the top of the twin towersI lived on the 43rd floor in the United Arab Emirates; now I live in a cottage in the Highlands. There was definitely something splendid about looking out across the sea, but I wouldn’t recommend trying to run up the stairs, I would usually get to about 23rd or 24th floor and have to be sick down a rubbish chute. (remay) Continue reading...

24 февраля, 07:00

Israel Accuses Human Rights Watch Of ‘Propaganda,’ Denies Access

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON ― The Israeli government is blocking an American citizen from taking his post with Human Rights Watch in Israel, accusing the group of engaging in “politics in the service of Palestinian propaganda.” The 39-year-old Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization sent a request in July 2016 for its new Israel and Palestine program director, Omar Shakir, to start his assignment in October. The approval process is supposed to take 60 days, but Human Rights Watch heard nothing back until Monday. The group received a letter from Israel’s Interior Ministry denying the work permit “on the grounds that we were not a real human rights organization,” said Shakir, a California native of Iraqi descent with a master’s degree from Georgetown and a law degree from Stanford. The Interior Ministry cited guidance from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a letter explaining its decision not to grant Human Rights Watch’s request. “The opinion received from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that, for some time now, this organization’s public activities and reports have engaged in politics in the service of Palestinian propaganda, while falsely raising the banner of ‘human rights,’ and therefore recommended denying the application,” the letter stated. The Israeli government did not respond to The Huffington Post’s requests for comment. Human Rights Watch has operated in Israel for three decades, Shakir said. The last director of the Israel and Palestine program was an Israeli national and did not need a work permit. However, previous regional directors needed and received work permits from the Israeli government, he added. On the Israel/Palestine page on its website, Human Rights Watch criticizes Israel for “severe and discriminatory restrictions on Palestinians’ human rights” and for building “unlawful settlements” in the occupied West Bank. But it also criticizes the Palestinian Authority for arresting dissenting students and activists and Hamas security forces in Gaza for using torture. “This decision and the spurious rationale should worry anyone concerned about Israel’s commitment to basic democratic values,” Iain Levine, who oversees Human Rights Watch’s research and reporting, said in a statement. “It is disappointing that the Israeli government seems unable or unwilling to distinguish between justified criticisms of its actions and hostile political propaganda.” Human Rights Watch pointed to a law Israel passed last July that increased reporting requirements for organizations that support Palestinian groups and receive foreign funds, but not for those that support the expansion of Jewish settlements. Human Rights Watch got a vote of support on Thursday from the U.S. State Department, whose acting spokesman, Mark Toner, said it strongly disagreed with Israel’s description of the group. “HRW is a credible human rights organization and even though we do not agree with all of their assertions or conclusions, given the seriousness of their efforts, we support the importance of the work they do,” Toner said. “We reference HRW reports in our own reporting, including our annual human rights reports.” Human Rights Watch was founded in 1978 to monitor compliance with the 1975 Helsinki Accords, which included guarantees of human rights. The nonprofit now operates in some 90 nations to report on human rights conditions. In 1997, a group it co-founded, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, won the Nobel Peace Prize. Israel joins Egypt, Sudan, the United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea on the list of nations that refuse entry to Human Rights Watch to monitor human rights conditions. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 февраля, 05:19

10 Interesting Beauty Trends From Around the World

There are plenty of beauty trends out there -- some definitely better than others. Here are a few we're betting you've never tried.

22 февраля, 16:07

IDEX 2017: Interest in Russian Weapons Increased after the Operation in Syria

Russia and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to further cooperate in the industrial sector, more specifically in the manufacturing of military vehicles. An agreement to this effect was signed at the arms exhibition, IDEX 2017.

22 февраля, 03:59

Russia's Most Lethal Fighter Jet Ever Is Heading to the Middle East

Dave Majumdar Security, Middle East The Su-35 is heading to the UAE.  The United Arab Emirates has agreed to purchase a batch of advanced Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E fighters from Russia. The Flanker-E is the most capable operational Russian combat aircraft would add to the UAE’s already formidable fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16E/F Block 60 Fighting Falcons. More troubling for the United States, the deal is an indication that the UAE—a long-time U.S. ally—is drifting into Moscow’s orbit. "We signed an agreement of intent for the purchase of the Su-35,” Rostec chief Sergei Chemezov told the Moscow-based TASS news agency. Chemezov did not offer any details about how many Su-35s the UAE has ordered or when the aircraft would be delivered. The UAE also recently signed an agreement to co-develop a new fifth-generation fighter with Russia. The Su-35 is a formidable fighter. As an air-superiority fighter, its major advantages are its combination of high altitude capability and blistering speed—which allow the fighter to impart the maximum possible amount of launch energy to its arsenal of long-range air-to-air missiles. The Su-35 would be launching its weapons from high supersonic speeds around Mach 1.5 at altitudes greater than 45,000 ft. The Su-35 builds on the already potent Flanker airframe, which in many respects already exceeded the aerodynamic performance of the Boeing F-15 Eagle. The Su-35 adds a lighter airframe, three-dimensional thrust vectoring, advanced avionics and a powerful jamming capability. “Large powerful engines, the ability to supercruise for a long time and very good avionics make this a tough platform on paper,” one highly experienced F-22 pilot told me some time ago. “It's considered a fourth gen plus-plus, as in it has more inherent capability on the aircraft. It possesses a passive [electronically-scanned array and it] has a big off boresight capability and a very good jamming suite.” The Su-35 also carries a potent infrared search and track capability that could pose a problem for Western fighters. “It also has non-EM [electro-magnetic] sensors to help it detect other aircraft, which could be useful in long-range detection,” a Super Hornet pilot told me. Read full article

22 февраля, 03:58

Russia Has Found A Partner To Build A New Lightweight Fifth-Generation Fighter

Dave Majumdar Security, Will it be stealth? Could it take on the F-35? Lots of questions--but few answers.  Russia will partner with the United Arab Emirates to jointly develop a new lightweight fifth-generation fighter in roughly the same class as the Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum. "We’ve signed an agreement on industrial cooperation in the field of military engineering,” Denis Manturov, Russia’s Minister of Industry and Trade, told the Moscow-based TASS news agency. “This will enable us to push ahead with the fifth-generation-jet project, in which the UAE will participate.” The joint development plan with the UAE is in its infancy, but it is clear that the Russian side will carry out most of the substantive development work. Indeed, foreign professionals perform overwhelming per bulk of high-skill work in the UAE. "Joint work on a light fifth-generation jet with the UAE is in the initial phase,” Yuri Slyusar, head of the United Aircraft Corporation told TASS. “We are working on proposals addressed to the UAE. We believe it will be a good plane. We are prepared to present the results of our R&D efforts to our counterparts.” It’s not clear what the final configuration of the new fifth-generation aircraft will look like. Indeed, Russian sources offered conflicting information about the project. While Rostec chief Sergei Chemezov told TASS’ Russian-language service that the new fighter would be developed from the Soviet-era MiG-29 Fulcrum, Slyusar said that no decisions had been made on the configuration of the new jet. "The more modern fifth generation aircraft will be created on the basis of the MiG-29" Chemezov told TASS. “Work on this aircraft, I think, will begin next year. It will take about seven or eight years.” Slyusar, however, said that the while both Sukhoi and Mikoyan will contribute to the project, no decision has been made on the final configuration. "We have not formulated the concept of a fifth-generation jet so far,” Slyusar said. “We are still undecided if it is going to be a single-engine or twin-engine plane. The agreement signed enables us to start that work." Read full article

20 февраля, 14:40

Russia and UAE to start working on 5th generation fighter 2018

Russia and the United Arab Emirates will get down to joint work on a future light 5th generation jet on the basis of MiG-29 as of 2018, the chief of Russia’s Rostec corporation, Sergey Chemezov, told the media on Feb. 20. "We believe we shall start working on this plane as of next year. It will take seven to eight years to develop," Chemezov said on the sidelines of the international weapons show IDEX-2017. "A future fifth generation plane will be created on the basis of Russia’s Mig-29," he added. Earlier, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said that Russia and the UAE had concluded an agreement on industrial cooperation in military engineering, which enabled them to launch a fifth generation fighter project. The head of the United Aircraft Corporation Yuri Slyusar said the work on the plane was at the initial phase and Russia was in the process of drafting proposals. The UAC would participate in the project as the leader organization, and Sukhoi and MiG as co-contributors. Source: TASS Read more: Russian MIG corporation plans to sell MIG-35 fighter jets to Middle East

20 февраля, 13:45

Donald Trump's Shift On Yemen Risks Plunging The Country Into Famine

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump may be on the brink of sparking a full-blown famine in Yemen ― all because of a subtle shift in messaging that risks effectively cutting off humanitarian relief to the war-torn nation. For more than a year, former President Barack Obama’s administration urged a coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates not to attack or seize the critical port of Hodeidah on Yemen’s west coast. The bulk of humanitarian supplies that enter Yemen flow through Hodeidah, and attacking the port, which is controlled by the Houthi rebels, would likely put it out of commission, the Obama administration warned. But now the coalition, allied with the nominal Yemeni government of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, has been redirecting humanitarian and commercial ships carrying food away from the Hodeidah port, relief workers told The Huffington Post. That redirection is itself a major blow to relief efforts. But it could also signal an attack is imminent. For the past several weeks, the coalition has sent ships instead to the smaller port in Aden, about 250 miles away, said Jamie McGoldrick, a humanitarian coordinator for the United Nations. Humanitarian workers in Yemen have observed a “drastic decrease” in the number of ships reaching the port of Hodeidah,” said Christophe Morard, a logistics officer at the U.N. World Food Program, which heads a group of nonprofits working together in Yemen. The rerouting of ships coincides with coalition airstrikes over Hodeidah and a military offensive by the Saudi-led forces to retake Mokha, another port city about 100 miles to the south. That confluence of events has led aid workers to develop a contingency plan in case the coalition moves on from Mokha and closes Hodeidah in an attempt to retake it from the Houthis, Morard said. “Clearly they have some plans militarily for the port,” McGoldrick said of the coalition. “It’s part and parcel of an attempt to try and weaponize the economy.” An effort by the Hadi-aligned coalition to retake Hodeidah would likely shut the port down for an extended period of time, former U.S. government officials and current aid workers say. Even a short-term halt of the flow of goods through Hodeidah would cut off life-saving food aid to Yemenis on the brink of starvation. The Obama administration, which faced criticism from human rights groups for its military support to the Saudi-led coalition, took a hardline stance against the coalition attacking the Red Sea ports ― especially Hodeidah, four current and former administration officials told HuffPost. Obama specifically pressed the issue when Saudi Arabia’s King Salman visited the White House in 2015. Even in a best-case scenario in which the coalition successfully retook the port from the Houthis, the battle would create front lines around Hodeidah, and there’s ample reason to believe the Houthis would make repeated attempts to reclaim it. “The passage of food through those lines would be as difficult as the passage through any other battles lines,” one former senior administration official who worked on the region said, pointing to the southern port city of Aden as an example. When the coalition retook Aden in 2015, the port was inaccessible to humanitarian aid for four months, the BBC reported at the time. Because the Houthis control major population centers in the western part of the country, it’s unclear whether the coalition would be able or willing to distribute humanitarian aid throughout Yemen if it succeeded in taking over Hodeidah. “If we see a scenario where the bulk of the population is under the control of one side ― regardless of which side ― and the main channel for bringing in aid and commercial food is controlled by the other side, that’s a recipe for disaster,” said a second former administration official. Despite pressure from the Obama administration, the coalition didn’t always leave the Red Sea ports alone. “I don’t really know if there was much of a leash in the Obama administration,” said Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate foreign relations committee. “We kept telling them not to bomb civilians, not double tap civilian targets, and they kept doing it. I’m not sure we had much control over what the Saudis and Emirates were doing before the Trump administration took over.”  Airstrikes in 2015 destroyed some of the cranes that were used to haul cargo off the ships. Last year, the coalition bombed the main bridge that connects Hodeidah to Sanaa, Yemen’s capital ― a target that the U.S. had included on a no-strike list. Efforts by the Obama administration to investigate war crimes under its watch were often half-hearted at best. At the same time, the Saudi-led coalition, which is dependent on the U.S. for military support and diplomatic cover in its fight against the Houthis in Yemen, took objections from Washington into account. “When we saw decreases in the flow of food and medicine, we would immediately respond and you would generally see an improvement in the amounts going through,” the first former official said. “But it was something we constantly monitored.”  The State Department declined to comment on whether its position on the coalition retaking Hodeidah had changed under the Trump administration. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. But a softening of pressure from Washington on the coalition could prompt them to move forward with an operation to retake Hodeidah, current and former officials said ― and the Trump administration appears to be doing nothing to stop them. UAE Ambassador Yousef al Otaiba, whose country has been pushing to take the port, has seen his star rise with the election of Trump. Since June, he has been mentoring White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner on Middle East policy. On Thursday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with the U.N. special envoy for Yemen and his counterparts from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and the U.K. to discuss the conflict. The State Department’s readout on the meeting referenced the U.N.-led process to end the conflict and the need for the unfettered delivery of humanitarian aid. Conspicuously absent from the readout was any mention, as was included in past statements, of the need for a ceasefire in Yemen. State Department readouts are carefully parsed word for word by a team of experts who are cognizant that even a slight change in phrasing can send a meaningful signal. The Famine Early Warning Systems Network tracks food scarcity worldwide with a one through five scale. Phase five is a famine. Between 7 and 10 million people in Yemen are estimated to be in phase three, the crisis phase. Of that population, at least 2 million are in phase four, the emergency phase. “If there were a serious disruption to that port, that would, I think, be sufficient to tip the country into famine,” said Jeremy Konyndyk, who was the director of foreign disaster assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development until last month. “If they were to cut off Hodeidah, you could see several governorates in Yemen possibly tip into famine,” echoed the first former official. McGoldrick, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator, described Hodeidah as the “lifeline we use to supply 80 percent of the humanitarian needs in the country.” The other 20 percent comes in through Aden, he said. But Aden, which wasn’t built to serve the entire country, is smaller in size than Hodeidah and geographically removed from most of Yemen’s population. “We are currently being blamed for the human misery inside Yemen, and conditions there are radicalizing Yemenis against the United States,” Murphy said. “Our policy should be to try to abate the human misery, not take steps that would increase it. That’s bad from a moral perspective, but also really bad from a national security perspective. Anything that increases the humanitarian disaster that’s unfolding in Yemen is really bad for America.” The coalition did not respond to multiple requests for comment made through several channels. But it has defended military operations around the Red Sea ports in the past by accusing the Houthis of smuggling weapons from Iran in through the port and blocking the flow of aid. McGoldrick denied that there is any “mass diversion” of humanitarian aid by the Houthis and said the part of the Red Sea leading to the port is “one of the most policed stretches of water in this part of the world.” “A lot of our inability to bring goods in through Hodeidah has been blocked by the Saudi coalition,” McGoldrick said. “They control the shipping lines. They control what boats come in.” There have always been factions within the State Department who wanted to give Saudi Arabia and the UAE a freer hand to fight the war against the Houthis. Trump’s regular verbal attacks on Iran, which helps arm the Houthis, have emboldened those in the State Department who wanted that firmer line. If the coalition succeeded in gaining control of Hodeidah, repaired the damaged infrastructure, and prioritized bringing humanitarian assistance through the port, “it could actually be a very positive development” in the conflict, former ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein argued. “But all of those are question marks,” he added. Anti-Iran hardliners see the war against the Houthis as a proxy war against Iran, but U.S. intelligence agencies intercepted communications showing that Iran actually urged the Houthis not to launch the war. Once the conflict started, however, Iran has been happy to supply weapons to the Houthis, in order to cause problems for their rival in the region, Saudi Arabia.  Current and former administration officials said that during the Obama administration there were some in the State Department who did not object to the Saudi-led coalition attempting to retake Hodeidah and other Red Sea ports. They believed that losing the port (and the revenue that comes with operating it) could bring the Houthis to a more “amenable negotiating posture,” the second former official said. It could come, however, at the cost of mass starvation. Others in the previous administration were skeptical of that line of logic. “The coalition’s been bombing the hell out of that country for two solid years now,” the second former official said. “Every advancement by the coalition was supposed to be the game changer that would bring the Houthis to the table. [They said] losing Aden would be a game changer that would bring the Houthis to the table ― but it didn’t change their posture much.” “There are people who may think that this is a way to end the war quickly,” the first former official said. “That’s fiction.” -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

19 февраля, 19:01

CNPC gets 8% share of UAE oil concession

THE China National Petroleum Corporation yesterday secured an 8 percent share in an onshore oil concession in Abu Dhabi in a deal worth US$1.77 billion, the Emirati company said. The Chinese giant signed

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19 февраля, 18:15

Australia and UAE to explore deeper defense ties, A$1 billion in sales

Abu Dhabi (Reuters) - Australia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will explore closer defense ties after a meeting on Sunday between a senior Australian government minister and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.

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19 февраля, 15:51

UAE expects to award $5.4 billion deals at defense fair: expo says

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) awarded 4.5 billion dirhams ($1.2 billion) in military procurement deals on Sunday, part of a total of 20 billion dirhams worth of purchases it expects to make at an arms fair this week, a spokesman for the expo said.

19 февраля, 12:40

UAE arms show comes as Yemen war, suspicions of Iran linger

Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms show Sunday in Abu Dhabi, as a bullet-scarred Emirati armored personnel carrier served as a reminder of the country’s ongoing military campaign in Yemen.

18 февраля, 22:31

Trump Sons Open Dubai Golf Course, Praise U.S. Ally

DUBAI, Feb 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were guests of honor at the opening of a Trump-branded golf course in Dubai on Saturday, the first Trump property project launched since their father’s inauguration. Speaking on a stage in front of the clubhouse at the Trump International Golf Club Dubai, Donald Trump Jr. praised the development of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a close U.S. ally that is also a global trade, transport and tourism hub. “To see the incredible vision Sheikh Mohammed has been able to put forward for this country is truly awe-inspiring,” he said, referring to UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. “As a developer, which lets us be somewhat artists at times, it is truly incredible to be part of that vision.” A ceremony featuring fireworks and a classical music ensemble marked the opening of the project announced by the Trump Organisation and Dubai-listed developer DAMAC Properties in 2013. The relationship between President Trump and Damac Chairman Hussain Sajwani came under scrutiny last month when then-President-elect Trump said without elaborating that he had turned down a $2-billion deal offered by Sajwani because he did not want to “take advantage.” President Trump’s sons praised their close relationship with Sajwani in their remarks. Eric Trump said Sajwani was “a great friend” with a “truly amazing family.” “We are going to have a lot of fun years together and this is just the beginning of those days,” Eric Trump said. The Trump International Gulf Club Dubai is part of a 42 million square foot wider development known as DAMAC Hills, according to DAMAC. Sajwani said it was the first new golf course to open in the city in “many years.” Trump has been criticized for not distancing himself enough from his family business, the Trump Organization, since he was elected president in November. DAMAC pays a licensing fee to the Trump Organization to use the Trump brand. Last month, before the inauguration, Trump announced that he would maintain ownership of his global business empire but had handed control to Donald Jr. and Eric while he is president. The Trump organization would not enter into any new overseas deals while he is president, Trump adviser Sheri Dillon has said. (Reporting by Alexander Cornwell and William Maclean; Editing by Adrian Croft)   -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

17 февраля, 18:36

Sports quiz of the week: Arsène Wenger, Barça and football hipster Barack Obama

Who eschewed Valentine’s Day? Who is unbeaten? And who has been on a cycle?Which of these teams has not beaten Barcelona 4-0 in the European Cup?MilanChelseaDynamo Kyiv Bayern Munich When asked about his plans for Valentine’s Day, who said: "I’ll be watching PSG v Barça. It’s a shame for my wife who would have certainly preferred to go to a restaurant"?Antoine GriezmannMario BalotelliJürgen KloppJosé MourinhoWhich of the top seven teams in the Premier League do not have a former Chelsea player in their squad?ChelseaManchester City Tottenham HotspurArsenalLiverpoolManchester UnitedEvertonArsenal finished fifth in the season before Arsène Wenger joined. How many of the clubs who finished above them in 1995-96 have won the league since then?None OneThree FourWho said this about his career: "I feel like the last 17 years have been a washing machine, and it’s been a great washing machine because I have had so many great moments but they have gone so fast, and I feel like they have gone faster as the years have gone on"?Tom BradyArsène Wenger Which team has not lost a match in this year's Six Nations?EnglandFranceIrelandItalyScotlandWalesWhat was former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan accused of this week by the United Arab Emirates' football association?Being overweightHaving 'unethical hair'Having too many tattoosWearing 'ungentlemanly' glassesSimon Grayson was appointed manager of Preston North End four years ago. How do the club plan to celebrate his anniversary this weekend?By giving 4,700 fans masks with his face on to wear during their match at Wigan By giving all of their fans a slice of birthday cakeBy giving him the bumps on the pitch – if they win their matchBy replacing the badges on their shirts with pictures of his faceBarack Obama follows one European football club on Twitter. Which one?AFC Wimbledon Bayern Munich SV DarmstadtAston VillaWhich two Super League clubs will be taking part in the World Club Series – the tournament that pits Europe's top rugby league teams against their NRL counterparts?Wakefield Wildcats and Castleford TigersHull KR and Leeds RhinosSt Helens and Widnes VikingsWarrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors Continue reading...

17 февраля, 18:15

Crackdown in Pakistan

The military is targeting militants after a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine.