Britain’s Hay Festival will not return to Abu Dhabi until the United Arab Emirates’ tolerance minister will remain in his post following allegations of sexual assault by one of the literary event’s curators. Hay Festival chief Caroline Michel released a statement on Sunday after Caitlin McNamara alleged she was attacked[…]
MEE EXCLUSIVE: Hackers have penetrated the computer systems of the UK’s foreign ministry and taken hundreds of files detailing the country’s controversial propaganda programmes in war-torn Syria. In a security breach of enormous proportions, the hackers appear to have deliberately targeted files that set out the financial and operational relationships[…]
Arms sales to Saudi Arabia may have continued – and even increased – after they were ruled unlawful, MPs have been told, reported the Mirror. More than 5,000 deliveries of weapons to Saudi Arabia were made under “open licences” in 2019, despite the UK government agreeing to pause new export[…]
London’s police force has suspended an officer pending an investigation after footage emerged of him kneeling on the side of a Black suspect’s head and neck. Footage of the arrest in north London on Thursday shows two officers holding down the handcuffed man. At the beginning of the clip, one[…]
Shamima Begum, a UK woman who joined Daesh in 2015 as a teenager, has today won her appeal to be allowed to return to the UK. Dubbed a “Daesh bride” for having left the UK to marry a member of the terror group, British-born Shamima was 15 years old at the[…]
The United Kingdom imposed economic sanctions on dozens of individuals and organisations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, and North Korea under new British powers to punish human-rights offenders. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday the sanctions targeted those behind “some of the notorious human rights violations in recent years”, and were[…]
British police said they are treating a stabbing rampage in a park that killed three people as a “terrorist attack”. Three people were killed and three others seriously wounded in the stabbing attack in the city’s Forbury Gardens Park on Saturday. UK’s coordinator of counterterrorism policing, Dean Haydon, said on[…]
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the United Kingdom will consider revisions in its immigration rules, giving more Hong Kong residents a path to residency and citizenship, amid China’s plan to impose a new national security law in the city. “If China imposes its national security law, the[…]
The United Kingdom’s quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad is crucial to avoiding a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Home Minister Priti Patel and Transport Minister Grant Shapps have argued in a newspaper column. Under the plans, all international arrivals, including returning Britons, will have to[…]
Around one in six people in London and one in 20 elsewhere in England have already had the coronavirus, the United Kingdom’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock said, as he announced plans for “antibody certificates”. Data gathered from an antibody surveillance study suggests 17 percent of people in London and around[…]
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