Strikes cripple Britain’s railways, unions warn of more to come

Passengers board a tube at Stratford station, the train services continue to be disrupted following the nationwide strike by members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, along with London Underground workers, in London, Wednesday. (File photo: AP) LONDON: Crippled Strikes Britain‘s rail network on Thursday as union bosses, train operating firms and the government … Read more

UK confirms local transmission of monkeypox

LONDON: Britain is seeing daily infections of the rare monkeypox virus that are unconnected to any travel to West Africa, where the disease is endemic, a health official said on Sunday. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said new figures would be released on Monday, after it registered 20 cases on Friday. Asked if community … Read more

taliban: UN seeks record $4.4B for Afghans who are struggling under Taliban

GENEVA: The UN’s aid coordination office, backed by Britain, Germany and Qatar, is launching its biggest-ever appeal for funds for a single country in hopes of collecting $4.4 billion to help Afghanistan, a decidedly ambitious call to assist the impoverished country again run by Taliban militants when much of the world’s attention is on Russia’s … Read more