Gulf Times - Britain
UK to facilitate release of Iranian tanker if it gets Syria guarantees-Hunt

UK to facilitate release of Iranian tanker if it gets Syria guarantees-Hunt

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if Tehran gave guarantees it would not go to Syria.

UK police warning to media over diplomat's leaked memos stirs anger

UK police warning to media over diplomat's leaked memos stirs anger

Senior British politicians, including both contenders to be the next prime minister, joined journalists on Saturday in criticising police for warning media not to publish leaked government documents

UK-flagged tanker reported 'safe and well' after stop in Gulf

UK-flagged tanker reported 'safe and well' after stop in Gulf

UK-flagged supertanker Pacific Voyager which halted in the Gulf on Saturday is "safe and well", a British official told Reuters, after Iran dismissed reports its Revolutionary Guards had seized the vessel.

Iran threatens British shipping in retaliation for tanker seizure

Iran threatens British shipping in retaliation for tanker seizure

An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander threatened on Friday to seize a British ship in retaliation for the capture of an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar by Royal Marines.

China tells UK to 'refrain' from Hong Kong 'interference'

China tells UK to 'refrain' from Hong Kong 'interference'

China warned Britain on Wednesday that it must "refrain from further interference" in Hong Kong's protests or risk "further damaging" its relationship with Beijing.

Hong Kong residents with UK passports seek right to live in Britain

Hong Kong residents with UK passports seek right to live in Britain

Samson Ling may have a British passport, but it offers him no route out of Hong Kong to a life in London as protests grow against an extradition bill that many see as an example of growing Chinese influence in the financial hub.

"Do or die" Brexit could destroy government, warns PM hopeful Hunt

"Do or die" Brexit could destroy government, warns PM hopeful Hunt

Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt took aim at rival Boris Johnson's "do or die" pledge to take Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what, saying the frontrunner to become prime minister could destroy Brexit and the government.

Britain broke law in allowing arms exports to Saudis -court

Britain broke law in allowing arms exports to Saudis -court

Britain broke the law by allowing arms sales to Saudi Arabia that might have been deployed in the war in Yemen, an English court ruled on Thursday

Diplomatic immunity cannot shield slave-owners, rules UK tribunal

Diplomatic immunity cannot shield slave-owners, rules UK tribunal

A Saudi diplomat cannot claim immunity from legal action brought by a woman who said he trafficked her into Britain and held her as a domestic slave, a British tribunal has ruled, in a case that could help pave the way for others to claim damages.

Death toll from UK hospital listeria outbreak rises to five

Death toll from UK hospital listeria outbreak rises to five

The number of people to die from a listeria outbreak in British hospitals has risen to five from three, Public Health England (PHE) said on Friday.

Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target

Britain to become first G7 country with net zero emissions target

Britain has announced it will enshrine a new commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 into law, marking a first among G7 nations facing increasingly severe impacts from the climate crisis.

UK foreign minister says EU willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

UK foreign minister says EU willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a contender to replace Theresa May as prime minister, said Sunday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had indicated the EU would be willing to renegotiate ...