ISIS attack on UK charity camp in Afghanistan
ISKP, the Islamic State’s affiliate in Afghanistan, launched an attack
on a camp owned by Scottish demining charity the Halo trust in the country’s Baghlan province. The attack, which killed 10 aid workers and injured 16, appears to have been targeted at the country’s Hazara minority, and brings to light the continued security threats posed to British citizens and strategic interests in Afghanistan even as violence in the country escalates.
US and UK reaffirm special relationship at G7 summit
Both US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reaffirmed the enduring nature of diplomatic ties between Whitehall and Washington, with both heads of state noting the indestructibility
of the special relationship in an age of major geopolitical change.
Raab and MBS discuss Anglo-Saudi cooperation on security, countering Iran and climate change
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman met in Riyadh last week, where as per a Foreign Office statement
they both reiterated the continued geopolitical convergences between their two countries in stemming the malign influence of Iran in regional politics and with regard to the ongoing conflict in Yemen. Further cooperation in the field of environmental security and particularly with regard to combating climate change was also discussed.