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Boris Johnson defends strikes on ‘barbaric’ Bashar al Assad

The Foreign Secretary has defended the case for the UK's action in Syria, saying Britain had a duty to show Syria had not "got away" with using chemical weapons.

Gavin Williamson: World’s patience wearing thin with Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to divide Britain from its allies, according to Britain's defence secretary.

Russia to expel UK diplomats as crisis over nerve toxin attack deepens

Russia is set to expel British diplomats in retaliation for Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to kick out 23 Russians as relations with London crashed to a post-Cold War low over an attack involving a military-grade nerve agent on English soil.

‘Beatles’ hostage’s daughter demands justice

The daughter of a British hostage murdered by the notorious Islamic State group kidnapping cell nicknamed "The Beatles" called Friday for the last two members, now captured, to face justice.

UK to launch new radar against Russian threat

Britain’s defence minister Gavin Williamson said a new radar off Scotland’s Shetland Islands would help tackle the “severe and real” threat from Moscow.

Britain escorts Russian ship amid strained relations

A British ship escorted a Russian vessel as it passed near UK territorial waters over Christmas, Britain’s defence ministry said on Tuesday, adding that Russian naval activity near Britain had increased in the holiday period.

Britain’s two-week-old warship that carries 40 aircraft on deck leaks water

Britain’s future flagship vessel HMS Queen Elizabeth, its biggest-ever warship, has sprung a leak, defence officials admitted Tuesday, only two weeks after it was commissioned into the Royal Navy.

Hunt down and kill Britons who join IS – minister

Britons who have joined the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq should be hunted down and killed, Britain’s new defence minister said.

UK premier Theresa May names new defence secretary after sex scandal resignation

Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday named Gavin Williamson as Britain’s new defence secretary after his predecessor Michael Fallon was forced to step down over a sexual harassment scandal sweeping parliament.

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The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has called on the public to disregard a statement credited to an unnamed Non-Governmental Organisation over some of the commission’s projects.