In response to the Houthis' continued attacks against commercial and naval vessels transiting the Red Sea and surrounding waterways, the militaries of the United States and United Kingdom, with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and New Zealand, conducted an additional round of strikes against several targets in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen on Saturday (February 23, 2024).
Washington/IBNS/UNI: The United States and its allies, including Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, have carried out strikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels, hitting 18 military targets of the movement, the US Defence Department said on Sunday.
The British government on Wednesday froze the assets of six Russian prison bosses who were in charge of the Arctic penal colony where opposition leader and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny, died.
Mobile phones are set to be prohibited in schools across England as part of the British government’s plan to minimise disruption and improve behaviour in classrooms.
The UK authorities are banning the use of mobile phones throughout the school day in a bid to improve students' behaviour and attention, prevent disruption to lessons, and protect children from cyberbullying and anxiety, the UK Education Ministry said on Monday.
The UK cell of the Baloch National Movement (BNM) recently announced an awareness campaign for the atrocities committed against the Baloch community in Pakistan,media reports said.
London/IBNS/UNI: UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron Saturday said that he is concerned over Israel's planned ground operation in the southern Gazan city of Rafah.
London/IBNS: British monarch King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer and has begun treatment, the Buckingham Palace said in a statement on Monday.
Washington DC/IBNS: The United States and Britain Saturday carried out joint air raids in Yemen as a response to repeated attacks on shipping by Iran-backed Houthi rebels that have disrupted global trade.
The United Kingdom is considering sending an aircraft carrier to the Red Sea to ensure the safety of ships passing through the region from missile and drone attacks by the Houthis, The Telegraph newspaper reported on Tuesday.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appealed to the countries that suspended funding to the UN agency assisting Palestine refugees (UNRWA) to reconsider their decisions, to ensure continuity of its vital humanitarian operations.
Several nations, including the UK and the US, have halted donations to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees amid accusations by Israel that several UNRWA staff were involved in the October 7 attack by Hamas members.
Attacks against shipping in the Red Sea by Houthis are devastating for global trade and supply chains, already reeling under the impacts of the war in Ukraine and climate change-linked conditions in the Panama Canal, said the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, on Thursday.
Houthi authorities in Yemen on Wednesday (January 24, 2024) have ordered UN and other humanitarian staff holding US and UK passports to leave the country within a month.
The United States and the United Kingdom carried out additional strikes Houthi targets in Yemen on Monday (January 22, 2024), officials said.