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Film showing teenage Saudi King Faisal’s journey in Britain to be released soon

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Saudi actor and Ministry of Information advisor, Abdulelah al-Sinani shared a scene from the movie ‘Born a King’ which tells the true story King Faisal AbdulAziz at the age of 14, where he was sent to on a high stakes diplomatic mission to London to secure the formation of his country. The clip shared by al-Sinani shows a 14-year-old boy as King Faisal in his teenage years. The scene is placed in 1919 in London, where he is shown leading a diplomatic envoy to discuss critical issues ...

HSBC avoids prosecution as US deal lapses

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

US authorities are lifting the threat of prosecution against the British banking giant HSBC, five years after it admitted to widespread money laundering and sanctions violations, the bank said Monday.In a landmark case, the bank agreed to pay a $1.9 billion in fines in 2012, after admitting it knowingly moved hundreds of millions for Mexican drug cartels and illegally served clients in Iran, Myanmar, Libya, Sudan and Cuba in violation of US sanctions.Under the terms of the settlement, federal ...

Princes William and Harry chose sculptor for Diana statue

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Kensington Palace says Princes William and Harry have chosen sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley to create a statute of their mother, Princess Diana, to mark the 20th anniversary of her death. Rank-Broadley, whose image of Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on British coins since 1998, will complete the work by 2019. The statue will be placed on the grounds of Kensington Palace, where Diana once lived. The princes said in a statement Sunday that the statue is meant to create “a fitting and lasting ...

With message of peace, London Mayor Khan crosses border from India to Pakistan

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan arrived in Lahore on Wednesday via the Wagah border with the message that many Indians wanted good relations with Pakistan, a news report has revealed. According to a Dawn news report, this is the first time a mayor of London has visited Lahore. Khan is on a six-day mission to strengthen cultural and economic ties with the British capital. He had earlier stayed in India for three days where he met politicians and other prominent personalities in Mumbai, Delhi and ...

Facebook opens new London HQ, to create 800 UK jobs

Monday, 4 December 2017

Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit.The social network said more than half of the people working at the site in central London will focus on engineering, making it Facebook’s biggest engineering hub outside the United States.It will also house Facebook’s first in-house start-up incubator, called LDN_LAB, designed to help kick start ...

From Aleppo’s ruins, Syrians deliver rubble and show film in British parliament

Monday, 27 November 2017

A group of Syrians will deliver rubble from war-torn Aleppo to Britain’s parliament on Monday and screen a film highlighting the bravery of rescue volunteers, as part of a campaign demanding more robust efforts to end the conflict in Syria. High-profile British politicians, including the foreign, defense and international development ministers, will receive a piece of rubble direct from the devastated city, which last year saw the end of months of bitter siege and bombardment as insurgents ...

Incident at London's Oxford Circus station over says police

Friday, 24 November 2017

Police rushed to London's Oxford Circus on Friday, sparking fears of a terror attack, but they have now stood down after finding no evidence to support reports of shots fired, the Metropolitan Police said. "Our response on #OxfordStreet has now been stood down. If you sought shelter in a building please now leave, and follow the direction of police officers on the ground if you need assistance," the force said on Twitter. London's police force said they had received reports that shots ...

Coffee to serve as biofuel for London buses soon

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Beginning Monday, Bio-Bean, a company that recycles waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels and biochemical will be using coffee as source to fuel the buses of London, it has been revealed.According to a BBC report, the company has partnered with Shell and fuel blender Argent energy to help create thousands of liters of the first ever coffee-derived source of biodiesel.The report says that Bio-bean is helping the transport for London (TFL) use coffee as an alternative clean source of fuel to ...

Mo Farah to kick off road career on the streets of London

Monday, 20 November 2017

Mo Farah will start his career as a full-time road runner by taking part in a London half marathon early next year before tackling the full distance around the British capital in April, according to The Times. The 34-year-old Briton, a quadruple Olympic and six-time world champion, competed in his final track race in August and announced he plans to compete in his third London Marathon on April 22. The half marathon, named The Big Half, will be held on March 4 and is ...

Lebanon's Middle East Airlines lifts electronics ban on London flights

Friday, 17 November 2017

Lebanon's national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) on Friday lifted restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes travelling from Beirut to London, the airline said. Britain implemented curbs on electronic items in the cabin in March on direct flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia in response to unspecified security threats. Passengers had to check devices larger than a mobile phone such as laptops into the plane's hold. ...

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