Iranian opposition coalition in London discuss Iran’s regime transition

Monday, 19 March 2018

This week, on the anniversary of the passing of Ahwazi leader Mansour Silawi al-Ahwazi, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) together with the Democratic Solidarity Party of al-Ahwaz (DSPA) organised a seminar titled 'No democracy without the recognition and acknowledgement of all nationalities in Iran’. Representatives and leaders of Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI), which comprises of 14 political parties in exile from different ethnicities, ...

Unilever picks Rotterdam for HQ as Britain loses the battle before Brexit

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Britain’s third biggest company Unilever picked Rotterdam over London for its main headquarters on Thursday in a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May’s government a year before Brexit. The Anglo-Dutch maker of Dove soap, Lipton teas and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream launched a review of its dual-headed structure in 2017 after fighting off a $143 billion takeover from Kraft Heinz, triggering a battle between Britain and the Netherlands. Under the new plan, Unilever will continue ...

How Khaleda Zia’s arrest makes London the new headquarters of Bangladesh opposition

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s imprisonment has virtually turned London – roughly 8,000 km away from Dhaka – into the headquarters of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party ahead of crucial national elections in the predominantly Muslim South Asian nation.Last month, just before Zia was convicted and jailed in Dhaka on corruption charges, she appointed her London-based son and heir-apparent, Tarique Rahman, as acting chief of the BNP. Rahman has long been ...

‘African Mona Lisa’ smashes estimates at London auction

Thursday, 1 March 2018

A long-lost portrait of a Nigerian princess dubbed the “African Mona Lisa” sold at auction in London on Wednesday for £1.2 million (1.4 million euros, $1.7 million), exceeding estimates and setting a record for the artist. The 1974 painting of Adetutu “Tutu” Ademiluyi, by Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu, was expected to fetch up to £300,000 (339,000 euros, $414,000) when it went under the hammer at Bonhams auction house. It described the painting of an Ife royal ...

Queen Elizabeth makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week. The Queen watched a show by young British designer Richard Quinn, whom she presented with the inaugural “Elizabeth II Fashion Award,” which will be presented annually to a new talent in the sector. Dressed in a duck-egg blue dress and jacket, the sovereign appeared to be occasionally taken aback Quinn&rsquo ...

WATCH: Ugly Models, an agency of extraordinary ‘characters’

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Long necks, large chins, flapping ears, crooked noses: welcome to Ugly Models, a London modelling agency of a different stripe, where imperfections are celebrated. Fashion Week opens in the British capital Friday, and among the legions of models strutting down the catwalk, several will come from Ugly. They make eye-catching additions to the perfectly honed or androgynous models that typically feature at fashion's annual showcase in London. "It's celebrating diversity really and it's ...

Stiletto alert: London takes center stage of fashion world

Friday, 16 February 2018

It’s time for London to enjoy its stint as the center of the fashion world. London Fashion Week begins Friday with a number of catwalk shows including exhibits by Bora Aksu and Mulberry. Headliners over the following days include Burberry, Christopher Kane, Roksanda and other favorites. Designer Vivienne Westwood is not showing in London this time but she has already made waves by appearing as a model in an anti-fracking protest. READ ALSO: The 10 best looks from Dubai Modest Fashion ...

DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin, blue eyes

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, London scientists said on Wednesday, following groundbreaking DNA analysis of the remains of a man who lived 10,000 years ago. Known as “Cheddar Man” after the area in southwest England where his skeleton was discovered in a cave in 1903, the ancient man has been brought to life through the first ever full DNA analysis of his remains. In a joint project between Britain’s Natural History Museum and University College London, ...

Judge praises imam who shielded London mosque attacker from angry mob

Sunday, 4 February 2018

A British judge has praised a London imam after he interfered to protect a British man who attacked a mosque from an angry mob who. On Friday, the judge sentenced the assailant Darren Osborne to 43 years in prison after attempting murder when he drove a white van into Muslim worshipers who were taking part in Ramadan prayers at Muslim Welfare House and a nearby Finsbury Park Mosque last June. Osborne managed to kill one man named Makram Ali, 51, and injured 10 others during the attack. After the ...

Man found guilty of fatal London mosque terror attack

Thursday, 1 February 2018

A British man who grew “obsessed with Muslims was found guilty on Thursday of murder and attempted murder after deliberately driving into a group of people outside a London mosquen has now been sentenced to at least 43 years in jail. Jurors found Darren Osborne, 48, from the Welsh capital Cardiff, guilty of murdering 51-year-old Makram Ali and trying to kill others in the Finsbury Park area of north London on June 19. Unemployed “loner” Osborne had pleaded not guilty, telling ...

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