Africa

Football: Salah named BBC African player of the year

LONDON: Egypt star Mohamed Salah won the prestigious BBC African Player of the Year award on Monday (Dec 11), rewarded for a 2017 packed with sparkling displays for Liverpool, Roma and his national team. The 25-year-old topped a poll that saw a record number of votes cast after firing Egypt to the...

UN seeks 1,300 places for refugees from Libya

GENEVA: The United Nations appealed on Monday to countries worldwide to take in 1,300 mainly African refugees stranded in Libya, many of them mistreated while kept in appalling conditions in detention. Niger has agreed to temporarily host the most vulnerable being evacuated, including ......