Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that the United States will send reinforcements to the Gulf region at the request of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, following attacks on Saudi oil facilities which it blames on Iran.
Johnson will formally take over as prime minister on Wednesday afternoon, succeeding Theresa May, who stepped down over her failure to get parliament to ratify her Brexit deal.
The next leader of the Conservative party and the UK’s new prime minister is expected to be announced next Tuesday, following a vote by the party members.
Kim Darroch resigned as UK ambassador to the US after his memos characterising US President Donald Trump and his administration as "inept" and "dysfunctional" were leaked, enraging London's political and diplomatic class.
Officials say Britain is trying to find out who leaked emails sent by Kim Darroch, Britain's ambassador in US, who branded President Trump's administration as "dysfunctional" and "inept".
The announcement gives a boost to Britain's automotive sector hit this year by Honda and Ford's plans to close factories.
Philip Hammond says he might vote against PM Theresa May’s successor if they decide to force a hard Brexit through parliament.
Tense calm returned to the semi-autonomous territory after anti-government protesters broke into the legislative council in Hong Kong overnight.
Nazanin Zahgari-Ratcliffe and her husband recently ended their hunger strike to protest her imprisonment for espionage in Iran.
Hong Kong activists gathered outside US and EU consulates to deliver petitions on a legislation law that will allow suspects to be extradited to China, which protesters worry will expose people to unfair trials and possible torture.
Boris Johnson, the favourite to become the next British prime minister, has promised to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31, with or without a deal.
Late-night dispute between Boris Johnson and his girlfriend starts a debate over whether it would hurt Conservative Party candidate's campaign for prime minister.
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