Two Syrians detained in Lebanon on suspicion of killing Briton

A file photo showing portrait of British prominent Radio One host Gavin Ford posing in the Lebanese Radio station in the town of Beit Mery east of Beirut (AFP)
Updated 29 November 2018
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Two Syrians detained in Lebanon on suspicion of killing Briton

  • Two men entered 53-year-old Gavin Ford’s apartment on Monday to rob him

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces say they have detained two Syrian citizens who have confessed to this week’s killing of a well-known British radio presenter.
The ISF said in a statement Thursday that the two men entered 53-year-old Gavin Ford’s apartment on Monday to rob him before strangling him and hitting him with a sharp metal object.
It added that the assailants took Ford’s car and hid some of what they stole in their apartment north of Beirut.
ISF said police detained the first suspect, a 27-year-old man, on Wednesday and hours later detained the second suspect.
Police said Ford’s documents, cellular telephone and car keys were found in the suspects’ apartment.


Arab News women driving cover wins further recognition in DNA Paris Design Awards

Updated 22 May 2019
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Arab News women driving cover wins further recognition in DNA Paris Design Awards

  • Arab News scooped the awards for its front page by “New Yorker” illustrator Malika Favre, which was published to mark the move to allow women in Saudi Arabia to drive
  • It has won numerous awards since its publication and been one of the most retweeted artworks celebrating women driving in the Kingdom

LONDON: Arab News has continued its success on the international awards stage by winning two honorable mentions at the DNA Paris Design Awards.

The newspaper scooped the awards for its front page by “New Yorker” illustrator Malika Favre, which was published to mark the move to allow women in Saudi Arabia to drive.

The honorable mentions were for the categories “Graphic design - Editorial” and “Graphic design - Key art (Posters, covers, illustration).”

"For Arab News to be recognised again on a global scale with this award is a great honor," Simon Khalil, global creative director at Arab News, said. “Our women drivers cover has been recognised with eight design awards so far and this highlights just how important this moment in history was for women across the Kingdom.

 “Malika Favre was the obvious choice for our cover, and her illustration brilliantly captures the significance of this moment on the day Saudi Arabia changed forever."

The illustration was commissioned by Arab News for the cover of a special souvenir edition on June 24 of last year. It has become one of the most retweeted artworks celebrating women driving in the Kingdom.

The cover has won numerous awards since it was published. In March, it was recognized by SND awards, one of the most prestigious in the industry.

In February, the cover image was recognized in the international design awards run by “HOW” magazine.

The DNA Paris Design Awards honors international architects and designers “who improve our daily lives through practical, beautiful and innovative design,” according to its website.