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VIDEO: London man who threw acid at Muslim model jailed for 16 years

Saturday, 21 April 2018

A British man who threw acid in a horrific attack at an aspiring Pakistani Muslim model while she was driving in London, ultimately deforming her whole face. The attacker, identified as 25-year-old John Tomlin was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday after a court ruling. The incident took place when the victim, Resham Khan, was celebrating her 21st birthday. Resham is also a student at Manchester University. To make matters worse, Tomlin also injured Khan’s uncle in the process who ...

UK regulator probes Russia’s RT channel over impartiality

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Britain’s broadcasting standards watchdog on Wednesday opened seven impartiality probes concerning Russia’s RT news channel, noting “a significant increase” in programs warranting investigation since the poisoning of a former Russian spy in March. “Ofcom has today opened seven new investigations into the due impartiality of news and current affairs programs on the RT news channel,” the regulator said in a statement. Ofcom said that TV Novosti, the holder of ...

British FM Boris Johnson: Syrian war will go on despite western strikes

Monday, 16 April 2018

British foreign minister Boris Johnson on Sunday said the Syrian war will inevitably continue after unprecedented Western strikes, which were limited to targeting the country’s alleged chemical weapons facilities. Britain and France on Saturday joined the US-led missile strikes, which came a week after a deadly attack on the town of Douma where civilians were hit with chlorine and sarin according to the Western powers. Despite describing the intervention as “successful”, ...

Saudi Crown Prince receives phone call from UK PM Theresa May

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call from British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday. During the phone call they discussed bilateral relations between both countries, as well as developments in the region and possible combined efforts to solve them.

US, France, Britain launch new UN bid for Syria chemical weapons probe

Sunday, 15 April 2018

The United States, France and Britain on Saturday launched a new bid at the UN Security Council to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just hours after firing military strikes against Syrian targets. The three allies circulated a joint draft resolution that also calls for unimpeded deliveries of humanitarian aid in Syria and demands that Syria engage in UN-led peace talks, according to the text obtained by AFP.  The move signaled the West’s resolve to return to diplomacy ...

US treasury secretary: Renewed sanctions need not mean US exit from Iran deal

Thursday, 12 April 2018

A decision by US President Donald Trump not to renew sanctions relief for Iran on May 12 would not necessarily mean the United States had withdrawn from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear what Mnuchin meant by his comment but it appeared to signal the Trump administration believes the agreement will not necessarily collapse if Trump chooses not to extend US sanctions relief to Iran. The crux of the 2015 agreement ...

Britain’s sugar tax on soft drinks comes into effect

Friday, 6 April 2018

Britain’s sugar tax on soft drinks came into effect on Friday, a move that will lead to some higher prices as the country seeks to battle childhood obesity. The tax, announced in March 2016, has already cut sugar content in drinks by 45 million kg per year, Britain’s Treasury said, as over 50 percent of manufacturers have reformulated their products to be below the levy’s sugar threshold. “Our teenagers consume nearly a bathtub of sugary drinks ...

Buses leave US Embassy in Moscow on expulsion deadline day

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Three buses believed to be carrying expelled American diplomats departed from the US Embassy in Moscow on Thursday.Before the morning departure, journalists outside the embassy compound saw people leaving the residences, placing luggage on trucks. Some toted pet-carriers.Russia last week ordered 60 American diplomats to leave the country by Thursday in retaliation for the United States expelling the same number of Russians.The moves were part of a deepening dispute over the nerve-agent poisoning ...

India’s Jet Airways to buy 75 Boeing jets in multi-billion-dollar order

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Indian airline Jet Airways has entered an agreement to buy 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in a deal that could be worth more than $7 billion. The country’s second-largest airline made the announcement to the Mumbai stock exchange late Tuesday. The company did not specify which model of the narrow-body jet it planned to purchase, or whether it had placed a firm order rather than a memorandum of understanding. The deal could be worth anywhere between $7.2 billion and $9.7 billion, depending on ...

‘Punish a Muslim Day:’ Here’s what happened during the call for mass violence

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Keep calm and carry on has been a popular phrase in Britain since 1939.The government came up with the slogan to use on posters they created in preparation for World War II.And it appears us hardy Brits are still following the same advice as “Punish a Muslim Day” seemed to pass without incident and little reaction yesterday.The day, which was the focus of anonymous letters distributed to some homes and businesses last month suggested people could win “points” for a range ...

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