Sunak says the UK is descending into mob rule. Critics accuse him of undermining protest rights

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Britain is sliding toward a “mafia government” because of pressure caused by protests against the Israel-Hamas war – words criticized as alarming by a human rights group. Sunak told a meeting of police leaders on Wednesday that there had been a ‘pattern of increasingly violent and intimidating … Read more

UK Conservatives suspend a lawmaker after he accused London’s mayor of being controlled by Islamists

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s ruling Conservative Party has suspended ties with one of its lawmakers after he accused London Mayor Sadiq Khan of being controlled by Islamists. tensions over the war between Israel and Hamas British politics. The party said on Saturday that Lee Anderson had been suspended after he refused to apologize for comments … Read more

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants’ surge in Red Sea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain struck 18 times Houthi goals inside Yemen on Saturday, in response to a recent wave of attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike last week that set fire to a freighter. U.S. and British fighter … Read more

WWII-era bomb safely detonated at sea after one of the largest peacetime evacuations in UK history

LONDON (AP) — A World War II bomb whose discovery prompted one of the largest peacetime evacuations in British history has been detonated at sea, the Defense Ministry said Saturday. The 500-kilogram explosive was discovered on Tuesday in the backyard of a house in Plymouth, a port city on Britain’s southwest coast. More than 10,000 … Read more

Shamima Begum, IS bride, loses appeal over UK citizenship

LONDON (AP) — A woman who traveled to Syria as a teenager to join Islamic State lost her appeal Friday against the British government’s decision to revoke her British citizenshipwith judges saying it was not up to them to decide whether it was “harsh” to do so. Shamima Begum, now 24, was 15 when she … Read more

Suspected Houthi rebel missile sets cargo ship ablaze. Israel intercepts separate attack near Eilat

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A suspected rocket attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels set a ship on fire in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday as Israel intercepted another Houthi attack near the port city of Eilat, authorities said. The attacks come as the rebels escalate their attacks Israel’s war against Hamas in the … Read more

Houthi rebels suspected in attack that damaged a Belize-flagged ship in Bab el-Mandeb Strait

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels are suspected of an attack that damaged a Belize-flagged ship sailing through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden , authorities said early Monday. The attack on the ship came as the US military acknowledged launching new airstrikes against … Read more

Russia and China clash with US and UK over attacks on Yemen rebels for strikes on Red Sea ships

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China accused the United States and Britain on Wednesday of illegally attacking military sites used by The Houthi rebels in Yemen to launch missiles at commercial ships in the Red Sea, disrupting global shipping. US Deputy Ambassador Robert Wood and British Ambassador Barbara Woodward countered this Houthi attacks are … Read more