Co-founder of WhatsApp joins ‘delete Facebook’ campaign

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The co-founder of WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook four years ago for $19 billion, has joined the movement to delete Facebook.Brian Acton tweeted: “It’s time. #deletefacebook.”This hashtag has been trending since reports surfaced in recent days regarding the improper use of personal information on Facebook by Cambridge Analytica, a political research firm used by the Trump campaign before the election.After remaining silent for a while, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ...

UK teacher wins whopping $1 mln in Dubai Global Teacher prize ceremony

Monday, 19 March 2018

Andria Zafirakou, a UK teacher based in the inner city borough of Brent, has won the prestigious Global Teacher Prize award which includes a whopping $1 million for being the “best teacher in the world”. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, presented her the award at the ceremony on Sunday which is considered the fourth annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher prize. The foundation focuses on improving the ...

PM Theresa May: Expulsion of British diplomats ‘doesn’t change the facts’

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Russia’s expulsion of 23 British diplomats “doesn’t change the facts of the matter” of the poisoning of a former double agent in an English city, Prime Minister Theresa May said Saturday. Russia was “in flagrant breach of international law,” she told her Conservative Party’s spring forum, adding that Britain “will consider our next steps in the coming days”. “Russia’s response doesn’t change the facts of the matter -- the ...

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over ex-spy attack, US calls for action

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The White House said the US “stands in solidarity” with Britain after it expelled 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation for Russia's alleged use of a nerve agent against a former Russian spy and his daughter. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the United States “shares the United Kingdom's assessment that Russia is responsible” for the attack. The White House was not announcing any actions in response to what it was calling an “abhorrent attack.” Sanders said ...

Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom announce strategic partnership in joint communique

Friday, 9 March 2018

During the visit to the United Kingdom of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia at the invitation of the Government of Queen Elizabeth ll, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom confirmed and reinforced the relations between the two countries, and committed to developing a deeper and more strategic partnership to enhance mutual interests. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II welcomed his Royal Highness the Crown Prince at the beginning of his visit and invited him ...

Saudi Crown Prince on the last day in UK: Security high on the agenda

Friday, 9 March 2018

The talks on the last day of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to the UK focused on defense and security during the Friday meetings with British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson and British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson. Saudi Crown Prince met with British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and discussed the bilateral relations and the joint cooperation in various fields, in addition to the developments in the Middle East region and efforts exerted to enhance security and stability ...

UK PM says links with Saudi Arabia ‘saved British lives’

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May defended Britain’s links to defense and security ally Saudi Arabia in parliament on Wednesday, saying cooperation had helped save the lives of hundreds of people. “The link that we have with Saudi Arabia is historic, it is an important one, and it has saved the lives of potentially hundreds of people in this country,” May said in response to a question from opposition Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. "We are seeing reforms in Saudi Arabia and ...

UK appoints ‘minister for loneliness’ to tackle ‘sad reality of modern life’

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Britain appointed a “minister for loneliness” on Wednesday to tackle what Prime Minister Theresa May described as “the sad reality of modern life” affecting millions of people.Tracey Crouch, a junior minister for sport and civil society, will take on the role as part of a broader strategy to combat loneliness in Britain.“For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life,” May said.“I want to confront this challenge for our society and ...

Theresa May voices concern over Houthi militia’s blockade of aid to Yemen

Friday, 22 December 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed her concern over the continued blockade by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias of humanitarian aid reaching the Yemeni people as well as their efforts to destabilize the region, the Saudi Press Agency reported. In a statement issued on Thursday, May hailed the steps taken by the Arab Coalition to keep the Yemeni port of Hodeidah open in order to receive relief supplies and commercial shipments amid the increasing intensity of the Houthi aggression ...

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 ...

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