Taliban delegation meets Pakistan, UK, Germany envoys in Doha

Taliban delegation met a number of ambassadors based in Doha, Qatar including Pakistan, UK and Germany envoys in the last couple of days. Taliban Political Office chief Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai meets envoys of Pakistan, UK, Canada, India and Germany and discussed matters related to the crisis in the war-torn country, Taliban Spokesman Suhail Shaheen said in a series of tweets Friday, reported Geo News. Shaheen shared […]

Afghan crisis: UK, Taliban discuss humanitarian aid, bilateral ties in Doha

Senior Taliban leader Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai met with UK senior civil servant Simon Gass here and discussed humanitarian aid, security and political issues, as well as bilateral relations. This was announced by Taliban spokesperson M Naeem on Twitter. Simon Gass, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Special Representative for Afghan Transition, is currently in Doha to hold talks with Taliban leaders. “Sher Mohammad Abbas […]

UK’s evacuation into ‘final hours’ in Afghanistan: UK Defence Secretary

UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace on Friday (local time) said that its evacuation mission is in ‘final hours’ in Afghanistan, four days prior to the August 31 deadline by the Taliban. Wallace told Sky News the effort was into its “final hours” after the closure of the main processing center in Kabul at the Baron Hotel near the airport. […]

UK urges citizens to not visit Kabul airport as security situation remains ‘volatile’

Noting that the security situation in Afghanistan remains ‘volatile’, the United Kingdom has advised its citizens to not visit Kabul airport and move away to a “safe location and await further advice”. In a statement on late Wednesday, the UK foreign office said travelling by road in Afghanistan is currently […]

EU, UK digital Covid certificates recognised by IATA Travel Pass

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that EU Digital Covid Certificate (DCC) and UK NHS Covid Pass can now be uploaded into IATA Travel Pass as verified proof of vaccination for travel. Travellers holding an EU DCC or UK NHS Covid Pass can now access accurate Covid-19 travel information for their journey, create an electronic version of […]

Covid-19: Pakistan minister fumes over UK’s decision to retain country in Red List

A federal minister of Pakistan has expressed outrage at the UK government’s decision to retain the country on its Red List of countries facing travel restrictions. On Monday, Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said that the UK never asked Pakistan for data related to the country’s COVID-19 situation to review their decision, Geo News […]

6 Pakistani men jailed for life for murdering 20-year-old in UK’s West Yorkshire

Six Pakistani men were sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering a 20-year-old man and attacking two of his friends on the streets of Batley in the UK’s West Yorkshire. Bradley Gledhill, 20, from Heckmondwike, died after being assaulted along with two friends on Park Croft in Batley on June, 21 2020, NewsComWorld reported. The defendants […]

UK PM Boris Johnson rallies behind England squad after ‘heartbreaking’ loss to Italy in Euro 2020 final

United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson rallied behind England head coach Gareth Southgate and the squad after the ‘heartbreaking’ loss against Italy in the Euro 2020 final. Italy ended hosts England’s dream to win the Euro 2020 at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Azzurri defeated England 3-2 on penalties after the normal 90-minute action had finished at 1-1 and even extra time was not […]

Eritrean forces should withdraw from Tigray without further delay: UK Envoy to UN

Eritrean troops must withdraw from the Tigray region in Ethiopia without delay, Dame Barbara Woodward, UK Ambassador to the United Nations told reporters. “We were told in March that Eritrean forces would be withdrawing. It is now June – there can be no further delay,” Woodward said during a briefing on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the UN […]