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Three kids later, Barcelona star Fàbregas marries long-term Lebanese girlfriend

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Barcelona’s football star Cesc Fàbregas has tied the knot with his long-term Lebanese girlfriend Daniella Semaan after having three children with her. On Fàbregas’ Facebook page, the footballer shared a picture of him and his new bride along with a caption that read “Just married to the woman of my dreams.” The duo had first met in 2010 while Semaan was still married to her now-former-husband Lebanese businessman Elie Taktouk. Taktouk worked in real estates ...

Morocco loses appeal to recruit Spain forward Munir El Haddadi

Monday, 14 May 2018

Morocco’s footnall federation has lost its case against FIFA to recruit Spain forward Munir El Haddadi before the World Cup.The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it dismissed Morocco’s appeal against a FIFA ruling that blocked the Barcelona player from transferring allegiance.The verdict was given after a hearing on Monday.FIFA rules prohibit switching nationality after playing in a competitive match.El Haddadi, who has family ties to Morocco, played for Spain in a 2016 European ...

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton ends Vettel's pole run in Spain

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday, in a Mercedes one-two that ended Sebastian Vettel's bid for a fourth in a row. The Briton, leading his Ferrari rival by four points after four races, put in two blistering final laps at an overcast Circuit de Catalunya to take the top slot in one minute 16.173 seconds. Finnish team mate Valtteri Bottas was second, in 1:16.213, with Vettel third. Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen qualified fourth with the ...

Rafael Nadal in middle of football controversy in Madrid

Monday, 7 May 2018

Rafael Nadal has put himself in the middle of a soccer controversy in Madrid.A longtime Real Madrid supporter, Nadal appeared with a Atletico Madrid jersey during the club’s Europa League match against Arsenal last week, making headlines across Spain and attracting a wave of social media reactions from fans from both teams.Nadal couldn’t avoid the issue when he arrived in the Spanish capital for this week’s Madrid Open.“Well, there is a problem with today’s society, ...

Dubai firm owned team driver finishes third at motorbike championship in Spain

Monday, 7 May 2018

The only UAE-backed Moto3 team - “Bester Capital Dubai” - has ended up on the podium at the motorbike World Championship Race in Jerez, Spain. Spanish racer Marcos Ramirez bought glory on Sunday finishing on the podium in the Moto3 Gran Premio de España. Riding a KTM bike the Bester Capital Dubai team finished third. Philipp Oettl of Germany came on top and was followed by Italian Marco Bezzecchi. Last November, Marcos Ramirez had managed to reach the winners’ podium ...

Spain rescues 476 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Spain’s maritime rescue service said on Sunday that it saved 476 migrants who were attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from African shores. The migrants were pulled from 15 small boats on Friday and Saturday, officials said. There were no reported casualties. Separately, a Spanish non-profit dedicated to helping migrants at sea rescued 105 more migrants in waters near Libya during a mission on Sunday. The aid group Proactive Open Arms found the migrants drifting at ...

Iniesta leaving Barcelona after 16 seasons

Friday, 27 April 2018

Andres Iniesta says he will leave Barcelona after 16 trophy-filled seasons with the Spanish soccer club. Iniesta, who turns 34 on May 11, says “this season is the last.” Iniesta joined Barcelona’s youth academy when he was 12. He went on to become one of the best players in its history, helping the team win 31 titles - a club record he shares with Lionel Messi. Iniesta is expected to get one more trophy for the club with Barcelona on the cusp of clinching the Spanish league ...

Family of missing Saudi pilot questions Spanish police report

Sunday, 22 April 2018

The family of Saudi pilot Omar Al-Mutairi, who went missing more than 17 days ago on a cruise in Barcelona, did not agree with the Spanish police report which found no criminal motive behind his disappearance.The Saudi Embassy in Madrid in a statement released recently said they received a report from the Spanish Coast Guard on April 4 regarding the disappearance of the Saudi pilot aboard the ship on its way back to Barcelona after a two-week trip. The Saudi Embassy asked the Spanish authorities ...

Saudi Arabia and Spain sign six deals in defense, air transport

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Saudi Arabia and Spain signed six agreements, memorandums and bilateral deals, on Thursday, in the fields of defense, air transport and education. The agreements also focus on cultural, technological projects and other fields of development between the Kingdom and Spain. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Berri and a number of Spanish officials. During the meeting, they reviewed the Saudi-Spanish relations, the bilateral partnership in various fields as ...

Saudi Crown Prince discusses military cooperation with Spanish Defense Minister

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Thursday with Spanish Defense Minister María Dolores Cospedal García in Madrid. Upon the arrival of the Crown Prince, the national anthems of both kingdoms were played accompanied by a guard of honor. The meeting reviewed the bilateral relations and areas of cooperation between the two countries, and developing the defense and military cooperation, as well as discussing the potential opportunities for the transfer and localization of ...

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