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Johnson says Britain must engage with Taliban

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said London must engage with the Taliban to tackle humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. No country has yet recognized the Taliban as the rulers of Afghanistan.

Labour and Tories urge UK to pay Iranian debt

Former foreign secretaries from both Labour and the Tories urged the government in London to repay a £400m debt to Iran that could end the detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Tehran has repeatedly stressed the case of the British-Iranian woman is not linked to Britain’s debt to Iran.

Iran FM: Success of Vienna talks contingent on lifting sanctions, return to commitments

The Iranian foreign minister, in a phone conversation with his British counterpart, has reiterated the success of the Vienna talks over the Iran nuclear deal is contingent on the removal of all anti-Tehran sanctions and the return of all sides to their obligations under the deal.

UK to beef up security for MPs following fatal stabbing

UK MPs are set to be offered “trained and accredited” guards at constituency surgeries in the wake of the murder of Sir David Amess.

UK threat level against MPs at ‘substantial’

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced the threat level that lawmakers face has been raised to “substantial”, which means an attack against them is “likely”. It follows the death of Sir David Amess, Conservative MP who was stabbed to death last week.

UK MPs facing ‘out of control’ online hate

The UK Justice Secretary says online hate poses ‘out of control’ threat against the country’s parliamentarians. Dominic Raab’s comments follow the recent stabbing to death of a British lawmaker.

Britons think Johnson’s promises to ‘level up’ not sincere

Nearly a quarter (28 per cent) of UK voters believe Prime Minister Boris Johnson is sincere in his professed aim of spreading prosperity to disadvantaged corners of the UK, a new poll shows. Britons agree that “levelling up” should be a top priority for the UK government.

Two more UK energy suppliers collapse, 250k affected

The UK’s energy supply market took another hit on Wednesday after two more companies collapsed. The fresh wave of crisis has affected hundreds of thousands of British customers.

‘UK response to COVID public health failure’

A new parliamentary report has described the UK’s response to the Covid-19 during early months of the outbreak, as one of ‘the worst ever public health failures.’ The report singles out ‘major deficiencies in the machinery of government’ in handling the pandemic.

Empty shelves across UK, people ‘stockpiling for Christmas’

Concerns over supply-chain woes, soaring energy bills and staff shortages have prompted Britons to stockpile essentials for Christmas. The supply crisis in the UK has left supermarket shelves empty.

Report: 2k UK police officers accused of sexual misconduct

Hundreds of British police officers have reportedly faced accusations of sexual wrongdoing, including rape, over the past four years.

Britons still wrestling with fuel shortage

At least 13 percent of petrol stations in and around London remain empty amid fuel crisis in the U.K., according to an industry boss.

UK PM rejects fears of 1970’s-style crisis

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refuted warnings of a 1970s-style economic crisis amid fuel supply chain crisis and labour shortage.

UK troops linked to deaths of hundreds of Afghan civilians

British forces are linked to the deaths 289 civilians during the Afghanistan conflict, with compensation of just £2,380 paid on average for each life lost, new figures reveal.

UK PM bidding to ease tension with France over AUKUS

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told French President Emmanuel Macron he wants to “re-establish cooperation” between the two, in the wake of the AUKUS pact row.

Russian, British top diplomats discuss Iran nuclear deal

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov underscored the need for the resumption of the Vienna talks over the revival of the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Biden and Johnson agree on approach to Russia and China

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the US President Joe Biden agreed that the approach to Russia and China should be based on the common values shared by both London and Washington, the PM's spokesman said following talks between the two leaders in Washington on Wednesday.

UK Labour leader slams PM’s handling of Afghanistan withdrawal

Labour leader Keir Starmer has slammed the British Prime Minister over the ongoing developments in Afghanistan, stating that Boris Johnson is “incapable of international leadership” during a heated debate in the House of Commons on Monday.

Dark Future Awaiting Johnson’s Government: Analyst

A political expert has described the UK exit from the European Union as a nightmare for London, saying UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on a road fraught with difficulties with a dark prospect for his no-deal Brexit plan.

Placards Against Arrest of Press TV Anchor Projected on BBC Building

An Islamic rights group has projected a placard on the BBC building in London, in a protest at the sudden arrest of Maezieh Hashemi, an anchor and journalist affiliated with Iran’s English-language news channel Press TV.

Britons Design Creative Trump Blimps to Protest His Visit (+Photos)

British activists and citizens made creative effigies of US President Donald Trump in the capital London to express their protest at his visit to the UK.

British PM Urged to Condemn Saudis’ Crimes ahead of Bin Salman’s Visit

Jeremy Corbyn has called on Prime Minister Theresa May to protest Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen during the visit of the kingdom’s crown prince to London.

Huge Blast Hits UK’s Leicester (+Video)

A huge fire broke out in two buildings after an explosion rocked the city of Leicester in the United Kingdom.

Iranian, European Diplomats Discuss Yemen Crisis in Munich

Deputy foreign ministers of Iran and a number of European countries have discussed the latest developments in Yemen on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

BBC Criticised for Double Standards on Syria Extremists

The BBC’s Persian TV service has adopted a dual policy regarding the extremists in Syria these days. The TV channel’s double-standard policy is so funny that every day it picks a new name for these people based on the benefits they bring for the Royal family of the UK.

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