A 90-year-old grandmother became the world’s first person to receive a fully-tested COVID-19 shot on Tuesday, as Britain began mass-vaccinating its people in a global drive that poses one of the biggest logistical challenges in peacetime history. Health workers started inoculating the most vulnerable with the vaccine developed by Pfizer[…]
Activists flocked to the UK Consulate in Hong Kong on Sunday, waving Union Jacks and singing ‘God Save the Queen’ in a bid to convince London to step in and protect them from Beijing like it would have in the colonial era. The hundreds of protesters who gathered in front[…]
Shamima Begum, a British teenager who ran away from home to live in ISIL’s so-called “caliphate”, will not be allowed to enter Bangladesh, the South Asian country’s state minister for foreign affairs has told Al Jazeera. “She is a British citizen,” Shahriar Alam said on Wednesday after the UK announced[…]
European Union leaders have warned Britain is running out of time after UK politicians resoundingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit agreement, deepening the country’s worst political crisis in decades. Following the crucial vote on Tuesday in Britain’s lower house of parliament, frustrated officials in Brussels and other European capitals[…]
Britain’s Quakers announced on Monday that they will not invest any of their centrally held funds in companies that are profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine, making it the first church in the United Kingdom to do so. “Our long history of working for a just peace in Palestine and[…]
When Donald Trump meets Queen Elizabeth next week, he will become the 12th U.S. President that the monarch has met during her 66 years on the throne, the longest in British history. Apart from Lyndon Johnson, Elizabeth has met every U.S leader since Harry S. Truman but no other U.S.[…]
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called for an emergency cabinet meeting to discuss military action in Syria, as US President Donald Trump continues to mull potential air strikes against the Syrian government. May is expected to sell the case for military action in a bid to stop further chemical[…]
OPINION by Salma Yaqoo We live in a dangerous world. This is the reality in which Prime Minister Theresa May wants to carve out a future as a “truly global Britain” after Brexit to “reach beyond the borders of Europe” and play an even more international role. But surviving in[…]
This Thursday, 02 November, marks exactly 100 years since the issuing of the fateful Balfour Declaration on Palestine – 100 years since Britain signed over a country that it did not own, thereby sowing the seeds for the mass dispossession of the Palestinian people, and the ongoing Nakba in the[…]
UK police on Tuesday raised the death toll in a blast at an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young fans in Manchester, northern England, to at least 22 people, reiterating that they were treating it a “terrorist incident”. Ian Hopkins, chief constable for Great Manchester, said children were[…]
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