• New variant of covid discovered in United Kingdom, 16 cases identified so far: What we are aware of
    The variant is new for the United Kingdom, but was first identified in Colombia in January. Public Health England has recently identified a new strain of coronavirus which is now being investigated after 16 confirmed cases have been found in the United Kingdom. This has […]
  • UNESCO strips English city of Liverpool of its world heritage status
    The UN’s cultural agency on Wednesday voted to remove Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City from the world heritage list, nine years after it was moved to the ‘in danger’ list. The committee cited the “irreversible loss of attributes conveying the outstanding universal value of the property” […]
  • UK lifts Covid-19 restrictions amid anxiety over fresh surge
    The British government on Monday went ahead with the reopening plan and lifted all pandemic restrictions, including mandatory wearing of face masks, even as Covid-19 cases grew exponentially amid concerns of a possible third wave worldwide. From midnight 2300 GMT Sunday (local time), nightclubs, cinemas […]
  • UK’s carrier strike group enters Indian Ocean, to conduct wargame with Indian Navy
    The UK’s carrier strike group led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has sailed into the Indian Ocean region and will carry out a wargame with the Indian Navy later this month in reflection of growing bilateral military ties. India military officials said a […]
  • UK logs over 42,000 new COVID-19 cases, highest number since January
    London, July 15: The United Kingdom has registered 42,302 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, hitting a six-month high for daily infections, the department of health said on Wednesday.The death toll has risen by 49. The overall number of COVID-19 cases in the […]
  • Boris Johnson: All Covid-19 Restrictions To End In UK On July 19
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (local time) confirmed that all virus restrictions in England will end on July 19. Johnson told reporters that the move will eliminate mandates to wear masks in public places, social distancing rules, and work-from-home recommendations reported NHK World. […]
  • PM Boris Johnson Announces Withdrawal Of UK Troops From Afghanistan
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Thursday the withdrawal of all British troops from Afghanistan, signalling the end of Britain’s military mission in a two-decade-long conflict. “All British troops assigned to NATO’s mission in Afghanistan are now returning home,” Johnson told the House of […]
  • Uk Reports 32,548 Coronavirus Cases; The Highest Daily Increase Since January
    Britain has reported another 32,548 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, the highest daily increase since January, according to official figures released on Wednesday. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 4,990,916, the Xinhua news agency reported. The country […]
  • UK Government Plans To Decrease The Gaps Between Two Doses Of Covid-19 Vaccinations
    The UK government has ruled out plans to decrease the gaps between two doses of Covid-19 vaccinations, even as infections driven by the Delta variant are surging in the country. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation ruled out the three-week gap and recommended “an […]
  • UK Reports Highest Daily Rise Of Covid-19 Cases Since Late January
    Britain has reported another 26,068 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, the highest since January 29, according to official figures released on Wednesday. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 4,800,907. It was the third consecutive day that Britain […]
  • Ban On Flights From UK To Hong Kong, travelers in trouble
    HONG KONG: For 22-year old Timmin Lam, who is studying in Manchester, the ban on flights from the United Kingdom to Hong Kong this week is the latest in a series of unrelenting measures that have prevented him from travelling home for almost two years. “I feel trapped in the UK. I really […]
  • UK Govt ‘Sorry’ After Top Secret Files Left At Bus Stop
    LONDON: Britain’s defense ministry on Monday apologized after top-secret documents assessing the movements of a Royal Navy warship in the Black Sea were found at a bus stop. Junior defense minister Jeremy Quin told parliament the government was “deeply sorry” for the lapse, which he […]