Gavin Williamson denies responsibility for leaks from the April 23 meeting of the National Security Council, after Prime Minister Theresa May fired and replaced him with Penny Mordaunt.
The resignation of one of British Prime Minister's most trusted allies leaves May struggling to navigate the final year of tortuous Brexit negotiations.
Safeguards come in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against numerous MPs in the Conservative and Labour Parties.
Left-wing lawmaker Peter Pilz, 63, who made name for himself railing against arms deals with countries accused of human rights abuses, allegedly groped a woman repeatedly at a conference four years ago.
Michael Fallon apologised last week for putting his hand on the knee of political journalist Julia Hartley-Brewer.
Britain and Saudi Arabia sign a framework deal on military and security cooperation, days after neighbouring rival Qatar signed a letter of intent to buy 24 Typhoon jets from Britain.
Iraqi forces are still engaged in a battle against Daesh in two small neighbourhoods of Mosul's Old City – Qiliat and Shahwan.
The UK's incumbent prime minister Theresa May comes first in the general election but her Conservative party looks likely to lose its majority in the parliament.
Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Israel welcomed the US attack on Syria. But regime allies Russia and Iran condemned the cruise missile strike and Indonesia criticised it as a violation of the norms of international dispute resolution.
The plan does not envisage formation of a European army, though it foresees a planning centre for civilian and military missions being set up.
UNICEF director says school compound was "repeatedly attacked," adding that it may be the deadliest attack on a school since the Syrian conflict began more than five years ago.
Moscow's only aircraft-carrier takes part in the largest Russian warship deployment since the Cold War as European naval forces track its route through the English Channel.
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