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Who are the two British ISIS ‘Beatles’ fighters captured in Syria

Friday, 9 February 2018

Two British ISIS fighters who were part of a notorious kidnapping cell dubbed “The Beatles” for their British accents have been captured in Syria, a US defense official confirmed Thursday.The two members of the group still in the field, Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh, both from Britain, were captured in January in eastern Syria by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.“The two are believed to have acted as guards and interpreters involved in ISIS’ illegal ...

VIDEO: 300-year-old Anglo Arabic school struggles for identity in India

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

An Anglo-Arabic school in India, which was established in the year 1696, has been fighting for identity and resources ever since the British introduced the English language. The school in Delhi, which was established during the time of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, was ransacked during the mutiny of 1857. Anglo Arabic Secondary School was then a seat of learning for languages such as Arabic, Hindi, Persian, Sanskrit and English and now battles lack of resources.  

Banksy work comes top of poll of UK’s favorite artworks

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

A graffiti work of a girl losing a heart-shaped balloon by notorious artist Banksy is Britain’s favorite artwork, according to a poll out Wednesday.The “Balloon Girl” stencil painting, which appeared on the side of shop in east London in 2002, topped the shortlist of best British artworks, as voted on by 2,000 people.The artwork was removed and sold in 2014 for around £500,000 (560,000 euros, $651,000).John Constable’s 1821 pastoral landscape “The Hay ...

Saudi King Salman receives British Conservative Party delegation

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday received a delegation from the Middle East Group of British Conservative Party headed by Helen Whately at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. According to the Saudi Press Agency, during the meeting, they reviewed relations of friendship between the two countries and different aspects of cooperation, particularly between the Shura Council and the British Parliament. The meeting was attended by Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Saudi ...

Keeping calm and carrying on, with Brexit, defies the terrorists

Thursday, 30 March 2017

It’s barely a week since Khalid Masood carried out his deadly attack in London, killing several, including a policeman, before he was finally shot and killed himself. Yet already London has apparently moved on. It’s not that Londoners don’t care. But throughout history the UK capital has maintained a great resolve to ‘keep calm and carry on’. To many, these five words are iconic with everything that they hold dear to being British – that’s not to say ...

Peter Harrison

Welcome inside: Mosques across the UK opening their doors to all

Sunday, 12 February 2017

It was the third annual Visit My Mosque day which was set up by the Muslim Council of Britain

Asiri: Coalition has stopped use of cluster munition

Monday, 19 December 2016

Arab coalition spokesman says it was used only to defend Saudi towns and villages against continuous attacks by Houthi militia

British serviceman arrested in North Ireland terror probe

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Police apprehended the 30-year-old under an intelligence-led operation

UK govt rejects 4 million-strong petition for 2nd EU vote

Saturday, 9 July 2016

More than 77,000 fraudulent signatures were removed from the petition

British PM: Turkey will join Europe ‘in year 3000’

Sunday, 22 May 2016

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said it is ‘not remotely on the cards’ that Turkey would join the EU soon

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