Revealed: Academy earned more than £6m from foreign troops last year – a decade high – taking total earnings to £40m since 2010.
This could be another reminder the UK will always put its relationship with a tyranny above their human rights
Europeans have experienced turbulent elections of late, with populist, authoritarian nationalism pitted against openness, tolerance, and democracy. But in one election after another, voters have chosen more pragmatic and optimistic visions of society. Nowhere was this as clear as in the UK, where the Conservatives' small-islander vision of a buccaneering Brexit Britain was resoundingly rejected in a snap June election.
'She has white skin so when I grab her there will be bruises.'
A British woman who was jailed in Bahrain after her husband accused her of adultery is battling to return home. Hannah James
Trade - and in particular access to the UK market - gives us leverage, which can be used to secure real improvements in third countries. Merely "encouraging [these countries] and supporting their plans for reform" won't do it.
Belly of Paris may well be the ultimate international collective. Based in Bahrain and bringing together musicians from India
The meaning of this from the rest of Jones's speech is clear - the head of the Royal Navy is seriously saying that British sea power and military force will protect and enhance British financial and commercial interests, including those of the City of London, especially in Asia. This is a clear exposition of the return of imperial gunboat diplomacy that Britain may be envisaging in the post-Brexit world.
By retaining faith in repressive pro-Western leaders in the region, backing them to the hilt, supplying them with arms and using their territory to militarily intervene in the region, Britain is continuing its long-standing Middle East policy... It really is time that British journalists find out where Oman is on the map and highlight what their country is actually doing there.