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SlingShot satellite communications for UK’s peacekeeping mission in Mali

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The United Kingdom’s Operation Newcombe peacekeeping contingent in Mali has been making use of SlingShot satellite communications systems to stay connected. Supplied by the UK’s...

More huge drug busts in the Gulf of Oman

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United States and Royal Navy vessels have seized two large drug shipments in the Gulf of Oman as part of Combined Task Force (CTF)...

France expands sea monitoring as migrants vow to pursue UK dream

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France pledged on Thursday to step up surveillance of its northern shores, but migrants huddling in makeshift camps said neither that nor a tragic...

West at risk of conflict with Russia, Britain’s army chief says

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There is a greater risk of an accidental war breaking out between the West and Russia than at any time since the Cold War,...

RAF conducts exercise in Egypt for first time in twenty years

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Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoons currently deployed in the Eastern Mediterranean have taken part in the first exercise for 20 years with the Egyptian...

US, UK, Norway urge end to blockades in eastern Sudan

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The United States, United Kingdom and Norway on Friday called for an end to blockades of port and transportation infrastructure in eastern Sudan. The so-called...

SA, UK to co-host dialogue on cybercrimes

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South Africa and the United Kingdom will today co-host the inaugural Information Communication Technology (ICT) Cyber Dialogue. According to the Department of International Relations and...

Last UK military flight leaves Afghanistan after evacuating 15 000 people

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Britain's last military flight left Kabul late on Saturday after evacuating more than 15 000 people in the two weeks since the Taliban took...

UK to probe US private equity purchase of defence firm Ultra

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Britain said it will investigate possible national security risks from the planned 2.6 billion-pound ($3.6 billion) acquisition of defence firm Ultra Electronics by rival...

US, UK embassies in Afghanistan accuse Taliban of possible war crimes

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The US and British embassies in Kabul said on Monday the insurgent Taliban may have committed war crimes in southern Afghanistan by carrying out...

UK asks Nigeria to explain circumstances of separatist’s arrest

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Britain has asked Nigeria to explain where and how Nnamdi Kanu, a separatist leader who holds British citizenship, was arrested after Kanu’s lawyer alleged...

Russia denies latest US, UK hacking allegations

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Russia's embassy in Washington said on Friday that Moscow categorically denied new hacking allegations levelled against it a day earlier by US and British...

UK sanctions Libyan al-Kaniyat militia and its leaders – statement

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Britain on Thursday imposed sanctions against Libya’s Kaniyat militia, saying those who breached international law in Libya would have to face consequences. British Foreign Secretary...

UK to help vulnerable countries against Russia, China cyber threat

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Britain said on Wednesday it would invest 22 million pounds ($31 million) to help vulnerable countries in Africa and the Indo-Pacific build up their...

UK imposes sanctions on Russians, South Africa’s Guptas in first use...

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Britain imposed sanctions on Monday on 14 Russians, on the Gupta family of South African businessmen and on officials accused of aiding Central American...

Multinational Joint Task Force explores collaboration with UK to combat terrorism

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The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) is exploring areas of possible support from the United Kingdom in the fight against terrorism in the Lake...

British helicopters help sustain airpower in Mali

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The British military Tri-Service Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) says it is leading the UK’s support to French counter-insurgency operations in West Africa by conducting...

UK ‘SBS’ special forces storm tanker and detain stowaways in Channel

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British special forces stormed a Greek-operated oil tanker in the English channel on Sunday to wrestle control of the vessel from seven stowaways who...

UK to enforce sanctions on Russian GRU officers over cyber attacks...

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Britain will enforce asset freezes and travel bans against two officers from Russia’s military intelligence agency (GRU) and one of its units responsible for...

Britain’s spies defending COVID-19 vaccine work

British spies are defending COVID-19 vaccine work against hostile powers seeking to either steal or sabotage research data in the race for the global...

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