Boris Johnson’s demise as prime minister was a “triumph” for Remain voters, Jacob Rees-Mogg has said. The Brexit Opportunities minister told GB News there are “a lot of people” who still resent Britain leaving the European Union (EU) and therefore rejoiced in bringing who he called “the standard bearer” of Brexit down.
Most Conservative Party members still prefer Boris Johnson over either of the two candidates vying to take over as prime minister, a new poll shows. In a head-to-head vote, 63% of party members chose the prime minister compared with 22% for Liz Truss, Opinium found. When asked about Mr Johnson versus Rishi Sunak, 68% went for the PM, with 19% opting for his former chancellor.
DUBAI (Reuters) -No one has the right to level accusations against Iran over Friday's attack on Salman Rushdie, for which he is to blame after denigrating the world's Muslims, the foreign ministry in Tehran said on Monday. The novelist, who has lived under a death threat for decades since enraging clerical authorities in Iran through his writing, is recovering after being repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state. In Iran's first official reaction to Friday's attack, ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said freedom of speech did not justify Rushdie's insults against religion.
At least 41 people were killed when a fire broke out at a church in the Giza neighborhood of Imbaba on August 14, the Coptic Orthodox Church reported citing health officials.The fire broke out at the Abu Sefein church around 9 am local time, the country’s interior ministry reported. The cause of the fire was an electrical fault in an air conditioner in the building, the ministry said. At least two policemen and three members of the civil protection forces were injured in the response to the fire, according to the ministry.These images were published by the country’s Ministry of Social Solidarity. According to the ministry, the images show people injured in the fire being treated at Agouza Hospital. Credit: Ministry of Social Solidarity via Storyful