A British Royal Navy ship (left) patrols near supertanker Grace 1 off the coast of Gibraltar on Thursday. Agence France-Presse
Back in March 2018, the then-foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, said that it was “overwhelmingly likely” that Russian President Vladimir Putin had ordered the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal on British soil. Russia denied involvement but members of the country’s military intelligence service (GRU) were accused of the crime.
London wants to de-escalate tensions with Tehran, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Saturday following a meeting of the UK’s emergencies committee over Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged ship in the Gulf.
Britain on Saturday denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" and rejected Tehran's explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident.
The fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday in Teatre nightclub in Atalayas, on the outskirts of the city, emergency services said on social media platform X.
An Azerbaijani presidency spokesman told AFP that a "UN mission arrived in Karabakh on Sunday morning" — mainly to assess humanitarian needs, the first time in around 30 years that the international body has gained access to the region.
Turkey’s interior affairs minister said a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near his ministry on Sunday, while a second assailant was killed in a shootout with police.
In a statement on the occasion of the magazine’s 50th anniversary, which falls on 1st October, 2023, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said the publication of the first issue of Al Jundi magazine in 1973 marked "the birth of a reliable source of military media content.”