A British Royal Navy ship (left) patrols near supertanker Grace 1 off the coast of Gibraltar on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
Discussions between Britain and the United States on building up their military presence in the Gulf are ongoing, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman, Alison Donnelly, said on Friday amid tensions with Iran.
Three Iranian vessels tried to block a BP-operated tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, the UK government said on Thursday.
Britain said on Monday there was a “small window” of time to save the Iran nuclear deal, as Tehran signalled it would resume its nuclear programme − seen by the West as a cover for making atomic bombs − if Europe failed to do more to salvage the pact.
The vehicle was bringing about 30 people home from a trip to the beach when the driver lost control near the town of T'boli in the latest deadly crash on the nation's dangerous roads.
The explosions, in the capital Kabul and central province of Parwan, killed at least 30 people and injured 45 others, according to police and health officials.
The 37-year-old woman from Colorado performed her record-breaking swim a year after receiving treatment for breast cancer, and dedicated her achievement to fellow cancer survivors.
French police are evacuating at least 900 migrants from a gym and a nearby tent camp near the English Channel, citing concerns about security and hygiene. A spokesman for the Nord region said the migrants being removed from Tuesday