Latest British armed forces News

US forces monitor Mideast skies at Qatar base amid World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 11:15 AM EST

AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — As World Cup fans throng stadiums across Qatar, about 8,000 American troops stationed just nearby watch over the airspace of the tumultuous Middle East from a major base run by this energy-rich nation. Built on a flat stretch of desert about 20...

Veterans of UK nuclear weapons tests win battle for medal

Nov. 21, 2022 09:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Seven decades after Britain detonated a nuclear bomb in the Indian Ocean, troops who took part — sometimes unknowingly — in the country’s atomic weapons tests are being recognized with a medal. The U.K. government's announcement on Monday of the Nuclear Test...

UK withdrawing troops from Mali peacekeeping mission

Nov. 14, 2022 11:26 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain announced Monday it is withdrawing its peacekeepers from Mali, saying the West African country’s growing reliance on Russian mercenaries is undermining stability. Armed Forces Minister James Heappey said the 300-strong British force that has been stationed...

Charity says 64 children killed by UK action in Afghan war

Nov. 09, 2022 07:15 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain paid compensation to the families of at least 64 children killed by U.K. military action in Afghanistan, a charity said Wednesday – four times more than previously acknowledged. The London-based advocacy and research group Action on Armed Violence said it...