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

Texas synagogue attacker identified as British national, two arrested in UK

WASHINGTON: A gunman who took four people hostage at a Dallas-area synagogue and was killed as federal agents stormed the temple was identified on Sunday as a British citizen, while police in England said they had detained two teenagers for

UK’s Prince Andrew stripped of royal and military titles

LONDON: The Royal Family removed Prince Andrew’s military links and royal patronages and said he will no longer be known as “His Royal Highness”, as he fights a US lawsuit after being accused of sexual abuse. Andrew, 61, the Duke

UK eases Covid travel curbs, scraps pre-departure tests

LONDON: The UK government announced changes on Wednesday to Covid travel rules for England, scrapping the need for visitors to have pre-departure tests and quarantine on arrival until they have tested negative. The new arrangements under which arrivals will be

UK confirms first two cases of new COVID-19 variant

LONDON: UK on Saturday confirmed its first two cases of the new Omicron strain of Covid-19, both linked to travel from southern Africa, and expanded travel restrictions on the region. “After overnight genome sequencing, the UK Health Security Agency has

USA, China, and UK are top export destinations of Pakistani products, says Razak Dawood

Prime Minister’s special aide on Commerce and investment, Abdul Razak Dawood revealed that the United States of America (USA) remained the top export destination of the Pakistani products followed by China and the United Kingdom (UK) during the first four

Missing girl found in US by using hand signal viral on TikTok

NORTH CAROLINA: A missing girl in the United States has been found using the help sign which went viral on TikTok. The girl had been reported missing by her parents on Tuesday, after two days she was spotted inside a

UK to add two Chinese vaccines to approved list

ISLAMABAD: UK’s High Commissioner to Pakistan has announced that Britain has added three Chinese vaccines to its fully vaccinated list. In a tweet, Christian Turner said that good news for Pakistani travelers as UK has added Sinovac, Sinopharm and Covaxin

UK eases foreign truckers rules to tackle supply chain crisis

LONDON: The UK have announced it was easing rules on how many deliveries foreign truckers can make, in an attempt to ease a supply chain crisis before Christmas. Drivers coming from the European Union can currently only make two pick-ups

England abandoning cricket tour caused ‘disappointment’: Qureshi tells UK

LONDON: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Elizabeth Truss and conveyed Pakistan’s disappointment at the decision of the England Cricket Board to cancel its Pakistan tour. “This had not only caused financial loss

UK’s Princess Beatrice gives birth to baby girl

LONDON: Britain’s Princess Beatrice, Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, has given birth to a baby girl. Buckingham Palace announced that Princess Beatrice had her first child with her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. The baby, who weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces (2.78

Australia defends scrapping of French submarine deal

SYDNEY: Australia defended its decision to ditch a multi-billion-dollar order for French submarines and opt instead for an alternative deal with the United States and Britain, saying it had flagged its concerns to Paris months ago. Canberra’s move enraged Paris,

US, UK and Australia establish new Indo-Pacific security pact

WASHINGTON: The United States, Britain and Australia said they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will involve helping Canberra acquire nuclear-powered submarines as Chinese influence over the region grows. Under the partnership, announced by US President Joe

Amazon shifts ‘Lord of the Rings’ filming from New Zealand to UK

Amazon Studios said the second season of its multi-million dollar “Lord of the Rings” television series will be filmed in the United Kingdom, moving fictional ‘Middle Earth’ out of New Zealand for the first time. New Zealand’s rolling mountains, meadows

Nawaz’s visa denial

The news that Nawaz Sharif has been denied a visa extension in the United Kingdom has once again rattled the political landscape. There is intense speculation on the options the former prime minister has after he went abroad on medical

Iran warns of response if security threatened after oil tanker attack

TEHRAN: Iran will respond promptly to any threat against its security, the foreign ministry said after the United States, Israel and Britain blamed Tehran for an attack on an Israeli-managed tanker off the coast of Oman. Tehran has denied any

US, UK blame Iran for attacking Israeli-managed tanker

WASHINGTON: The United States and Britain said they believed Iran carried out an attack on an Israeli-managed petroleum tanker off the coast of Oman that killed a Briton and a Romanian, both pledging to work with partners to respond. Iran

UK will work with Taliban if they come to power: British Defence Minister

LONDON: Britain will work with the Taliban should they enter the government in Afghanistan, said Defence Minister Ben Wallace. “Whatever the government of the day is, provided it adheres to certain international norms, the UK government will engage with it,”

The FATF sham

The decision by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on June 25 to keep Pakistan on the grey list despite successfully complying with 26 out of 27 demands came as a shock to most Pakistanis and outside observers. I too

USA, UK, China remain top three export destinations

KARACHI: United States of America remained the top export destinations of Pakistani products during the first eleven months of financial year 2020-21, followed by United Kingdom and China. Total exports to the USA during July-May (2020-21) were recorded at $4473.917

Pakistan-origin Sajid Javid named UK health secretary

LONDON: Pakistan-origin Sajid Javid has been appointed as health secretary of the United Kingdom as he returns to a cabinet he abruptly left some 16 months ago. The Bromsgrove MP, 51, previously served as home secretary from 2018 to 2019

US joins UK, EU, and Canada in imposing sanctions on Belarus

WASHINGTON: The United States has imposed sanctions on more than a dozen Belarusian individuals and entities, joining Britain, Canada and the European Union in applying pressure for human rights abuses and the erosion of democracy. Belarus plunged into crisis last

PM postpones UK visit amid US troops withdrawal

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has reportedly postponed his visit to the United Kingdom scheduled for next month. The prime minister invited by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a visit during a telephonic conversation between the two leaders earlier

USA, UK, China top three destinations for Pakistani exports

KARACHI: United States of America (USA) remained the top export destination of Pakistani products during the first ten months of financial year 2020-21, followed by United Kingdom (UK) and China. The total exports to the USA during July-April (2020-21) were

Vietnam detects hybrid of Indian and UK COVID-19 variants

HANOI: Authorities in Vietnam have detected a new coronavirus variant that is a combination of the Indian and UK COVID-19 variants and spreads quickly by air, the health minister said. After successfully containing the virus for most of last year,

UK ex-policeman jailed for belonging to neo-Nazi group

LONDON: The first police officer in Britain to be convicted of a terrorism offence was jailed for more than four years for belonging to a banned neo-Nazi group. Benjamin Hannam, 22, who had worked as a probationary police constable with

Tom Jones becomes oldest man to top UK album chart

LONDON: Tom Jones has become the oldest man to top the UK album chart At 80 years of age with his latest album ‘Surrounded By Time’. It comes 56 years after his first album chart placing, his 1965 debut Along

Prince Charles pays tribute to ‘my dear papa’ Philip

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Charles paid a personal tribute to his “dear papa” Prince Philip, saying the royal family missed him enormously and that he would have been amazed at the touching reaction across the world to his death. Philip, the

PIA operated 13 special flights ahead of UK travel ban: SAPM Bukhari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has operated thirteen special flights to the United Kingdom ahead of a travel ban being imposed from April 9. Special Assistant to the PM for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari thanked

Allies or interests

We have heard the old political adage that nations do not have allies, only interests. Countries have the right to develop policy to safeguard their interests. Foreign policy should not be formed on rewarding your friends first and punishing your