Saudi crown prince thanks British PM May after landmark three-day visit

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Following his departure from the United Kingdom after a three-day visit, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a cable of thanks to Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday. The following is the text of the cable: Your Excellency Mrs Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Good wishes, It gives me a great pleasure to express to Your Excellency, as I leave your friendly country, my profound thanks and gratitude for the warm welcome and generous ...

Iranian embassy in London stormed by followers of arrested cleric

Saturday, 10 March 2018

The followers of Ayatollah Hossein al-Shirazi stormed the Iranian embassy in London on Friday to protest against the capture of the Iraqi religous scholar in Qom by Iranian authorities. A Persian language channel broadcasting from outside of Iran reported that the followers of Shirazi stormed the embassy and raised pro-Shirazi flag. According to the BBC British police said they received a report at 16:20 local time of the Iranian embassy in London being stormed.   Four men were arrested, ...

Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom announce strategic partnership in joint communique

Friday, 9 March 2018

During the visit to the United Kingdom of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia at the invitation of the Government of Queen Elizabeth ll, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom confirmed and reinforced the relations between the two countries, and committed to developing a deeper and more strategic partnership to enhance mutual interests. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II welcomed his Royal Highness the Crown Prince at the beginning of his visit and invited him ...

Saudi-UK cooperation is a two-way street

Thursday, 8 March 2018

All eyes are on the ongoing visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the UK this week. It might be a short visit with a lot of symbolism and photo opportunity events but beneath it lies issues of more substance and importance to both sides. Despite some criticism from politicians on the left and anti-war campaigners to the visit, the overall message is clear – both Saudi Arabia and the UK will stand to benefit from a closer relationship with each other rather than drifting apart. ...

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

UK PM says links with Saudi Arabia ‘saved British lives’

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May defended Britain’s links to defense and security ally Saudi Arabia in parliament on Wednesday, saying cooperation had helped save the lives of hundreds of people. “The link that we have with Saudi Arabia is historic, it is an important one, and it has saved the lives of potentially hundreds of people in this country,” May said in response to a question from opposition Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. "We are seeing reforms in Saudi Arabia and ...

British MPs discuss Saudi-UK ties, Vision 2030 during crown prince visit

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

In light of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to the UK, Al Arabiya News Channel spoke to British MPs on Saudi-UK ties. Conservative MP Philip Hollobone, Leo Docherty and the Saudi-British Parliamentary Committee Chairman Mark Menzies stressed on the UK and Saudi Arabia's close relationship. On the crown prince’s visit, Hollobone said that the royal visit “will help to cement those relations closer than ever.” The MP also said that he hopes that this visit ...

Saudi cabinet gives nod for cooperation deals with the US and Britain

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The Saudi Council of Ministers on Tuesday approved the signing of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with authorities  in the United Kingdom and the United States to strengthen cooperation in a wide range of areas including education, science, entertainment, intellectual property, clean energy, and civil aviation security. King Salman chaired the weekly session of the Cabinet at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. Minister of Civil Service and Acting Minister of Culture and Information Sulaiman ...

UK: A customized post-Brexit agreement or a dead end?

Saturday, 24 February 2018

The British public and many across the world who wish well for the Island nation are becoming more confused by the day at the pace of Brexit negotiations and what has or has not been agreed with the EU. For something as important as the decision to exit the European family with huge implications for the UK’s foreign and domestic economy for generations to come, the decisions made are no laughing matters. British Prime Minister Theresa May has presented her updated vision for Brexit to her ...

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

The high street is now trying to sell an Asian ‘lungi’ skirt for $98

Saturday, 10 February 2018

I’ll never forget visiting a temple in Sri Lanka and a woman rushing to me with a piece of cloth to cover my lower legs. I’d been in the country a week by then and not felt that I was dressed inappropriately but, visiting this temple, I realised a more modest look was required and I was more than happy to be wrapped in the fabric which was tied under my tummy. That’s the closest I’ve ever come to a lungi – the veteran garment, mainly for men in many parts of South ...

Why are more Bangladeshi students eyeing UK universities

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The number of Bangladeshi students applying at universities in the UK this year has seen a hike of 9 percent with compared to last year, according to official figures in London.The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), the UK’s centralized university application system, on Monday said 190 Bangladeshi students for undergraduate courses at universities across Britain this year.The figures do not reflect the actual number of Bangladeshi students who will be able to successfully ...

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