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Russia's sole aircraft carrier, known for its deployment during the Syrian war on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, has caught fire.

British army 'covered up' Iraq, Afghanistan war crimes

The New Arab

British army 'covered up' Iraq, Afghanistan war crimes

British soldiers are alleged to have killed civilians, and tortured and abuse detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Court rules in UK’s favour in Iran debt dispute

The New Arab

Court rules in UK’s favour in Iran debt dispute

A London high court judge ruled in favour of the UK on an Iran debt case, dealing a new blow to UK-Iran relations and the case of Nazanin ...

UK 'withholds £400m debt payment' linked to Zaghari-Ratcliffe release

The New Arab

UK 'withholds £400m debt payment' linked to Zaghari-Ratcliffe release

The payment of an outstanding debt of £400 million owed to Iran by the United Kingdom could increase the likelihood of Nazanin ...

The New Arab

'Destroy and eliminate' Britons fighting with IS: UK minister

The UK's new defence minister Gavin Williamson said British citizens fighting for Islamic State group should be located, killed and banned from returning to the country.

The New Arab & agencies

UK defence secretary quits over sexual harassment claim

Britain's defence secretary has become the first UK politician to step down in a developing scandal at Westminster, after a highly publicised ...

Omar Sabbour

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Comment: As Raqqa gets destroyed, the Stop the War Coalition is nowhere to be heard, leaving Syria solidarity protesters to demonstrate in front ...

Robert Cusack

Anti-war campaigners who tried to 'sabotage' Saudi fighter-jet acquitted

Two men were found not guilty of criminal damage on Thursday after they broke into a BAE base to sabotage a fighter jet bound for Yemen.

Saudi Arabia and UK sign military cooperation deal

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia and UK sign military cooperation deal

Saudi Arabia has tied up defence agreement with the UK, just days after Gulf rival Qatar purchased fighter jets from the London.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar to buy 24 fighter jets from the UK

Qatar has agreed to buy 24 fighter jets from Britain, Doha's defence secretary said on Sunday, the emirate's second major military purchase ...

London's DSEI arms fair welcomes the world's war criminals

Andrew Smith

London's DSEI arms fair welcomes the world's war criminals

Comment: The DSEI arms fair in London will bring those responsible for the bombing of Yemen together with those who have profited from it, ...

UK to deploy more troops to Iraq

The New Arab & agencies

UK to deploy more troops to Iraq

Coalition forces fighting the Islamic State group will receive an additional contingent of expert British troops, the UK's Defence Minister ...

UK secures use of Oman naval base in Duqm

The New Arab

UK secures use of Oman naval base in Duqm

UK Defence Minister Michael Fallon visited Oman to cement a raft of military agreements with the sultanate, including the use ...

Russia 'to monitor' south Syria ceasefire

The New Arab & agencies

Russia 'to monitor' south Syria ceasefire

Details of the ceasefire in south west Syria have come to light, with Russia emerging as the monitor of the cessation in violence committed ...

The New Arab & agencies

US threatens Assad over potential chemical attack

The US has warned President Bashar al-Assad that the Syrian regime president and his military would 'pay a heavy price' if it conducted a 'planned' chemical weapons attack.

The New Arab

UK minister red-faced after accidentally slamming Johnson's 'terrorism' views

UK Defence Minister Michael Fallon was left red-faced on live television after mistakenly attacking Foreign Minister Boris ...

The New Arab

Oman and UK to hold military exercise next year

The UK and Oman will hold their third joint military exercise in 2018, officials said, after a meeting between the two nations in London.

The New Arab

Boris Johnson: UK could strike Syria 'without parliamentary approval'

The British foreign secretary says it would be 'very difficult' to reject a call from Washington for military action against Bashar al-Assad.

Worlds apart: Labour and Tories on Syria and beyond

Hilary Aked

Worlds apart: Labour and Tories on Syria and beyond

Comment: With a UK general election just six weeks away, Hilary Aked takes a look at the gulf separating Britain's two major parties on foreign ...

The New Arab

World scrambles to respond to Trump's strikes on Syria

World powers have voiced their opinions on US launching missile airstrikes on an air base in Syria, which took the world by surprise in he early ...

Westminster attacker was British-born and 'previously investigated' by M15

The New Arab

Westminster attacker was British-born and 'previously investigated' by M15

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said perpetrator of a deadly attack outside parliament was British-born and had was deemed a 'peripheral ...

Westminster attack: Seven arrested in British police raids Westminster attack: Seven arrested in British police raids

The New Arab

Westminster attack: Seven arrested in British police raids

Seven arrests were made on Thursday after British police raided six addresses in London and Birmingham following the deadly attack outside the ...

Outside interference is fuelling discord in Libya

Guma El-Gamaty

Outside interference is fuelling discord in Libya

Comment: While Gaddafi built a reputation for getting involved in other countries' business, Libya is now on the receiving end of foreign powers ...

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