World champion Casey Stoner will start the Donington British Grand Prix in pole position, the 12th of his career, this Sunday. Italian Valentino Rossi will start second for his 200th grand prix. Fifty points separate the two riders.
Inflation in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, where the consumer prices index has sharply increased over the past few years, hit 10.9 percent in 2007, an official study said, pointing to the surging cost of house rentals.
Drug and alcohol addiction remain taboo in the Gulf States, where the emphasis is still on punishment. Abu Dhabi's National Rehabilitation Centre has treated hundreds of Emiratis since opening, and is now thinking of a national campaign.