Britain considering major NATO deployment amid Ukraine crisis

LONDON: Britain is considering making a major NATO deployment as part of a plan to strengthen Europe’s borders in response to Russia massing troops on the border with Ukraine, the government said. Britain has said that any Russian incursion into

Britain scraps plan to introduce vaccine passports

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out on Tuesday his plans to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in the winter months, announcing a decision to scrap the introduction of vaccine passports and steps to end some emergency powers. Johnson,

Britain’s Prince Andrew sued over alleged sexual abuse

NEW YORK: Britain’s Prince Andrew was sued for having allegedly on three occasions sexually abused a woman who says she was trafficked by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein. In a civil complaint filed in the US District Court in Manhattan,

Britain bans Binance in cryptocurrency crackdown

LONDON:  Britain’s financial regulator has said Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, cannot conduct any regulated activity and issued a warning to consumers about the platform, which is coming under growing scrutiny globally. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Britain’s Karim Khan takes over as new ICC prosecutor

THE HAGUE: British barrister Karim Khan took over as the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor with a pledge to improve its track record by taking only its strongest cases to trial. Karim Khan, who is only the third person to

British PM Boris Johnson to marry fiancée next year

LONDON: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have sent wedding invitations to family and friends for July 30, 2022. According to a British daily, the details of the couple’s wedding destination remain a closely guarded secret.

Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators march in Europe

LONDON: Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched through London and other British cities on Saturday to protest against Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. Protesters called for sanctions on Israel during the march in London. Some were draped in Palestinian flags

EU agrees to open doors for vaccinated foreigners

BRUSSELS: European Union countries agreed to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, a move that could open the bloc’s door to all Britons and vaccinated Americans. Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved

In Pictures: World’s longest reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth turns 95

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II turns 95 today, just days after burying her late husband Prince Philip, in what will be her first birthday alone in more than seven decades.  The Queen was born on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton

Queen Elizabeth and Britain bid farewell to Prince Philip

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth will bid a final farewell to Prince Philip, her husband of more than seven decades, at a ceremonial funeral on Saturday, with the nation set to fall silent to mark the passing of a pivotal figure in

PM Imran, world leaders condole demise of Britain’s Prince Phillip

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed condolence on the demise of Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip. In a tweet, the prime minister said Britain has lost a wise elder who was imbued with a unique spirit of public service.

Protests in London as thousands join ‘kill the bill’ rallies across Britain

LONDON: Thousands of demonstrators joined rallies across Britain on Saturday against a proposed law that would give police extra powers to curb protests, with some scuffles breaking out in London. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill aims to toughen

West sanctions China over Uighur abuses, Beijing hits back at EU

BRUSSELS: The European Union, United States, Britain and Canada imposed fresh sanctions on Chinese officials over the crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities, and Beijing responded by hitting Europeans with immediate tit-for-tat measures. Brussels, London and Ottawa blacklisted former

Britain pays farewell to pandemic hero Captain Tom Moore

LONDON: Britain bid farewell to Captain Tom Moore with a televised funeral for the 100-year-old war veteran who became a global hero for his extraordinary fundraising efforts during the pandemic. Soldiers formed a guard of honour at the small ceremony

Britain’s lockdown hero Captain Tom Moore dies aged 100

LONDON: World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore who walked into the hearts of a nation in lockdown as he walked in his garden to raise money for healthcare workers has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 100.

Pakistan, Britain agree to complete extradition treaty

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Britain have agreed to complete the extradition treaty between the two countries at the earliest. British High Commissioner Christian Turner called on Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Tuesday and discussed the matters of mutual interest.

Boris Johnson orders new lockdown for England as cases surge

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a new national lockdown in England to slow a surge in COVID-19 cases that threatens to overwhelm parts of the health system before a vaccine programme reaches a critical mass. Johnson said

EU and Britain clinch narrow post-Brexit trade deal

LONDON: Britain and the European Union struck a trade deal after ten months of intense negotiation allowing them to soften the economic shock of Brexit, just seven days before it exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs. When the

Britain to roll-out Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine this week

LONDON: Britain is preparing to become the first country to roll out the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week, initially making the shot available at hospitals before distributing stocks to clinics. The first doses are set to be administered on Tuesday,

Britains becomes first country to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

LONDON: Britain had become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use which will be rolled out from early next week. The vaccine is seen as the best chance for the world to get

Britain claims to have regained control of COVID-19

LONDON: Britain has claimed to have regained control of the coronavirus, which has affected up to 63 million population across the world. According to a foreign news agency, Matt Hancock, the British health secretary claimed control of the coronavirus. He

Pakistan, UK hold consultations on arms control, non-proliferation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Kingdom virtually held the fifth round of bilateral consultations on arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. During the talks, Director-General Arms Control and Disarmament at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Kamran Akhtar represented Pakistan. The British

Global virus deaths pass 650,000 as new cases prompt fresh curbs

WASHINGTON: Officials around the world reintroduced new restrictions in coronavirus hotspots as the official global death toll passed 650,000. European countries are trying to repair the economic damage caused by the earlier lockdowns to balance keeping tourism open while guarding

Britain’s anti-racism protests ‘hijacked by extremists’: UK PM

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a wave of anti-racism protests across Britain had been “hijacked by extremists” amid rising fears about clashes and vandalism. Several statues have been boarded up as a precaution, including one of former prime minister

Britain starts mandatory self-quarantine for arrivals

LONDON: Britain introduced a two-week quarantine on Monday for most people arriving from abroad to try to limit the spread of the coronavirus. British residents and overseas visitors will have to comply with the 14-day self-isolation rules or face a

UK has not reached COVID-19 peak, lockdown will stay: Minister

LONDON: The United Kingdom has not yet reached the COVID-19 peak which would allow for an easing of tight restrictions of movement, health minister Matt Hancock said on Saturday. The death toll in British hospitals has reached almost 9,000, with

Goodbye, Europe

After almost half a century, the United Kingdom is finally out of the European Union. The Union Jack has been removed from the regional bloc’s headquarters in Brussels. Now Britain has embarked on an uncertain future outside Europe. Britain became

Queen Elizabeth gives approval for Britain to leave EU

LONDON: On Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II extended her official assent to Britain leaving its decades of membership in the European Union and seeking a more independent but uncertain future at the end of the month. The ceremonial acceptance of the

Terror strikes London

Terror has returned to the British capital once again. A suspect, wearing a fake suicide vest, stabbed two people to death on the London Bridge before he was shot dead by police. This raises two major questions, one on the

Moody’s downgrades Britain debt outlook to negative

LONDON: Credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded the outlook for Britain’s debt, citing mounting policy challenges amid the Brexit debate. The agency cut the outlook to negative from stable but kept the debt at the investment grade Aa2. The ratings