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 ...

UK-GCC free-trade talks put on hold as Gulf rift persists

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Talks about establishing a free-trade agreement between the UK and the GCC have been put on hold as the GCC rift persists, The Guardian newspaper reported. British Prime Minister Theresa May had plans to host the first meeting for GCC nations in London this December. This event would proclaim the UK’s strengthening trade and security with the GCC. Due to the on-going rift, the summit has been put on hold. According to Gulf nation sources, Qatar may be suspended from the GCC if matters ...

From Margret to May: The state and public mistrust

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

With growing adversities from natural disasters of Camden Lock Market and Grenfell Tower fire the likes of which has not been seen before, to acts of terrorism in the streets of Manchester and London, to the barbaric acid attacks, the British leadership has a task at hand dealing with public unease. With incidents unfolding one after another, finger is pointed at the woman at the top – Theresa May. May is aware of her power as a female political symbol as well as a leader who has ...

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UK’s May to Mohammed bin Salman: Qatar must cooperate against terrorism

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

UK PM Theresa May told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a phone call on Monday that Qatar must cooperate with its Gulf neighbors in countering terrorism and extremism, and to show clear commitment to the matter, saying “Qatar must be clearly committed to fighting terrorism.” May also welcomed the extension of Qatar's deadline for the state to respond to the list of Gulf demands by 48 hours.

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