• Egypt Independent

    FIFA will announce player of the year this evening

    On Monday evening, London’s Royal Festival Hall will host FIFA’s ceremony of the Men’s Player Award 2018, where Egyptian king Mohamed Salah vies with Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid’s Luka Modric. The stars of the ceremony will be received on the green carpet at 6 PM London time, and 7 PM Cairo time, FIFA announced through its official Twitter account. Celebrations will commence at 7:30 London time, and 8:30 Cairo time. Finally, the winner will be announced at 9:00 pm London time, and 10 pm Cairo time. The ON Sport channel will broadcast the ceremony live. This year, Salah became first Arab ever to compete for the FIFA Men’s Player Award. To many, his nomination comes as no surprise;

  • BBC News

    Versace set to be sold in $2bn deal

    Versace, the Italian fashion house founded by Gianni Versace 40 years ago, is set to be bought by Michael Kors, according to reports. The US fashion group has agreed to buy the Italian firm in a deal worth about €1.7bn ($2bn, £1.5bn), Reuters reported. The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera first reported the impending sale earlier on Monday. The Versace family still owns 80% of the company. Four years ago it sold a 20% stake to US private equity group Blackstone. Versace and Blackstone both declined to comment to Reuters. Last year, Michael Kors bought Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoemaker founded in London, for almost £900m. Donatella Versace, the firm's artistic director and vice-president,

  • CNN

    ISIS video claims to show attackers of Iranian military parade

    CNN cannot verify the authenticity of the video, which Amaq said it "obtained" and published on Sunday, a day after the attack that killed 29 people and wounded 70 others. None of them directly mention Saturday's attack in Ahvaz, Iran, nor do they say they're acting on behalf of ISIS, which has claimed responsibility for the attack but has not provided evidence to support that claim. Two of the men in the video speak Arabic and the third speaks Farsi. "God willing, I'm going to die," says the man who speaks Farsi, claiming a "very strong guerrilla operation" will destroy the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

  • BBC News

    'He walked me home then raped me'

    Where do you turn for help if you're sexually assaulted at university? After she was raped by a fellow student, former University of Bristol undergraduate Hannah Price felt she didn't get the support she needed. Hannah eventually spoke up about what happened, but only after she graduated. She set up a campaign group, Revolt Against Sexual Assault, to use her story to encourage universities to strengthen their support for victims of sexual assaults. You can see more on this on BBC Inside Out West on BBC One on Monday at 7.30pm.

  • Arab News

    FaceOf: Weam Al-Dakheel, Saudi Broadcasting Authority operations manager for TV

    DUBAI: The celebratory mood to mark Saudi Arabia’s 88th National Day has reached as far as New York, with Nasdaq displaying images of the Kingdom’s rulers at its tower on Times Square in New York while Dubai carrier Emirates is pulling out all the stops to join in the festivities. The Dubai airline operated a special one-off A380 service, known as EK 813 and EK 814, on Sunday to the capital city of Riyadh, touching down at King Khalid International Airport at 3:30pm. The return flight was scheduled to depart at 6:50pm. A YouTube video from Emirates also showed crew handing out scarves embroidered with the countries’ flags, as well as white roses, to passengers while boarding the A380 aircraft.

  • Gulf News

    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas attend the Ambani engagement

    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Anil Kapoor are some of the big celebrity names that are attending a three-day party at Lake Como, Italy, to celebrate Isha Ambani’s engagement to Anand Piramal, executive director of Piramal Enterprises. The daughter of Indian business magnate Mukesh and Nita Ambani, celebrations for 26-year-old Isha’s upcoming nuptials have been underway since her fiance popped the question earlier this year at a temple in Mahabaleshwar, a hilly district outside Mumbai. The festivities kicked off on September 21 with Chopra and her fiance Jonas emerging as the first celebrity guests, turning up in designer Manish Malhotra’s signature collection. Chopra looked elegant in a beige-coloured

  • Gulf News

    Caught on camera: Prince Harry sneaks a samosa

    Dubai: Social media users are calling Prince Harry a “thief”. Why? Because he stole a samosa. In a video that went viral, Prince Harry was seen at an event being “naughty” -  he took some food and hid it behind his back. He made his way to a group of people and noticed a camera to his right. Realising he had been “caught red-handed” by the press, he laughed and smiled like “a schoolboy”. The video was originally posted on Twitter by the British television network, ITV on the @itvnews Twitter account on September 20. It has been viewed more than 40,000 times and was shared by many. Tweep @hopesdesire sided with Prince Harry and said: “Man’s gotta eat!” The video shows him trying hard to hide the