British PM May: Ready for further action against Iran

Friday, 16 February 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday that Britain shares the concerns of the United States regarding Iran's activities in the Middle East and is ready to take further action against Tehran. During a visit to Berlin, May said that she and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had affirmed their commitment to the Iranian nuclear deal and agreed on the need to implement it fully. "We agreed that while we continue to work on maintaining the agreement, we also share the United States' ...

UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’ to tackle ‘sad reality of modern life’

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Britain appointed a “minister for loneliness” on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as “the sad reality of modern life” affecting millions of people.Tracey Crouch, a junior minister for sport and civil society, will take on the role as part of a broader strategy to combat loneliness in Britain.“For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life,” May said.“I want to confront this challenge for our society and ...

Theresa May voices concern over Houthi militia’s blockade of aid to Yemen

Friday, 22 December 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her concern over the continued blockade by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias of humanitarian aid reaching the Yemeni people as well as their efforts to destabilize the region, the Saudi Press Agency reported. In a statement issued on Thursday, May hailed the steps taken by the Arab Coalition to keep the Yemeni port of Hodeidah open in order to receive relief supplies and commercial shipments amid the increasing intensity of the Houthi aggression ...

British security services foil Theresa May assassination plot

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

British security services believe they have foiled a plot to assassinate Theresa May in Downing Street, British daily The Independent reported on Wednesday. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to kill the Prime Minister by using a bomb disguised as a bag to blow off the gates of Downing Street and then attack her with knives. The two accused of the plot are aged 20 and 21, the Daily Star reported. The men, 20-year-old Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, from north London, and a ...

King Salman receives British Prime Minister and holds talks with her

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh on an official visit on Wednesday night.   Upon her arrival at King Salman Airbase, she was received by Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh region; Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and a number of officials. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received May at his palace in Riyadh and has held talks in the presence of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. During the meeting, ...

British PM May embarks on visit to Saudi Arabia, Jordan

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May left London late Tuesday for a three-day visit to the Middle East, where she will meet Saudi and Jordanian leaders in a bid to bolster regional ties. The British leader will hold talks on issues including Qatar and Yemen with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, before heading to Jordan for meetings with King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Hani Mulki. "This visit demonstrates that as the UK leaves the EU we are determined to forge a bold, confident ...

UK slashes growth forecasts, sees higher borrowing

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Britain slashed its official forecasts for economic growth and expects to borrow sharply more going into the next decade, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday as he delivered a budget statement in parliament. Slower economic growth will mean lower tax revenues, giving Hammond little room for the kind of bold budget moves many in his Conservative Party - still smarting from an election mauling in June - are demanding to help households after years of cuts in public spending. The ...

Britain to submit ‘Brexit bill’ proposal before December EU meeting

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Britain will submit its proposals on how to settle its financial obligations to the European Union before an EU Council meeting next month, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday. British Prime Minister Theresa May was told on Friday that there was more work to be done to unlock Brexit talks, as the European Union repeated an early December deadline for her to move on the divorce bill. “We will make our proposals to the European Union in time for the council,” Hammond told ...

Prankster hands British PM unemployment notice

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech at her Conservative Party’s annual conference on Wednesday was interrupted by a serial prankster handing her an unemployment notice - and then by her own repeated coughing. Comedian Lee Nelson, whose real name is Simon Brodkin, walked up to the stage and gave May the form, known in Britain by its reference code P45. He claimed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who has clashed with May over Brexit, told him to do it. “Boris said in one ...

King Salman condemns London bombing

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, condemned the bombing of the London Underground in a telegram to British Prime Minister Theresa May. A home-made bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 22 people on Friday in Britain’s fifth major terrorism incident this year, but apparently failed to fully explode. ISIS claimed responsibility for the blast on a packed commuter train on the London underground network, the militant ...

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