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UK to provide additional £70M to Rohingya refugees

Truth NGO – The U.K. on Monday pledged £70 million of fresh humanitarian support for the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, reports Anadolu Agency. So far, the U.K. has provided £129 million in humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees, said the British High Commission in Dhaka in a statement. The support which comes ahead of the cyclone and monsoon …

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Israel, UK engaged in secret arms deals

Truth NGO – A recent report has revealed that the United Kingdom has licensed the sale of arms to Israel worth $445 million since the 2014 war in occupied Palestinian territories. The Middle East Eye online news service reported on Tuesday that figures compiled by the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) indicating that the arms included components for drones, combat …

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claimants human rights ‘proud’ of Balfour declaration that led to creation of Israel

UK ‘proud’ of Balfour declaration that led to creation of Israel

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson says he is “proud” to be sitting in the same room in which his predecessor penned the Balfour declaration, a document that paved the way for the creation of Israel. Johnson wrote in an article published by The Telegraph on Sunday that the 1917 public declaration by Arthur James Balfour was “indispensable” to Israel’s creation …

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Britain urged to recognize sovereign Palestinian state

Britain urged to recognize sovereign Palestinian state

Palestinian officials have called on the UK to recognize an independent Palestinian state and press the Israeli regime to end its colonial activities in the occupied lands. In a meeting with British minister of state for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said British …

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UK to jail pro-Palestinian protesters

UK to jail pro-Palestinian protesters

A group of five pro-Palestinian activists in the UK face possible prison sentences after being arrested during protests outside an Israeli-owned weapons manufacturing company. Charged with a breach of the Trade Union and Labor Relations, the protesters face at least six months in prison and a fine of up to £5,000, the media reported Sunday. They were arrested in July …

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UK approved £283m of arms sales to Saudis after airstrike on Yemen funeral

UK approved £283m of arms sales to Saudis after airstrike on Yemen funeral

Campaigners say Britain should have halted weapons exports after attack that caused international outrage The British government approved £283m of arms sales to Saudi Arabia in the six months after a Saudi airstrike on a funeral that killed scores of people and was criticised by the UN, figures reveal. The airstrike, on 8 October 2016, hit a funeral hall in …

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9/11 survivors call on May to release Saudi financing extremism report

9/11 survivors call on May to release Saudi financing extremism report

.Survivors of the September 11 attacks have called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to allow the release of a government report highlighting the Saudi role in funding extremism. The plea was made on Tuesday in a letter signed by 15 survivors, who demanded that May seize the chance to publish the report commissioned by her predecessor, David Cameron. “The …

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UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia are lawful, High Court rules

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia are lawful, High Court rules

.After seeing secret evidence, the High Court has rejected claims that the Government is acting unlawfully by failing to suspend the sale of UK arms to Saudi Arabia. The case was brought by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), which says UK fighter jets and bombs sent to the Gulf state have been used in the conflict in Yemen. The group …

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Saudi Arabia ‘chief sponsor of extremism in UK’

Riyadh major foreign sponsor of extremism in UK

A British think tank says Saudi Arabia is the main sponsor of extremism in the UK, urging a probe into sources of the money being injected mainly by the Riyadh regime into the institutions promoting radicalism in the European state. In a report released on Wednesday, the Henry Jackson Society said Saudi Arabia has, since the 1960s, sponsored a multimillion-dollar …

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British people strongly object Trump state visit: Analyst

British people strongly object Trump state visit: Analyst

.Britons strongly oppose a state visit by US President Donald Trump because the “arrogant bully and demented clown” is a major backer of terrorism, a political analyst in London says. “The British people do not want Trump coming anywhere in the British Isles. Trump is a mixture of arrogant bully and demented clown. That mixture is perhaps the most dangerous …

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