MoD under fire for lobbying MPs on nuclear weapons
The Ministry of Defence is facing criticism for lobbying up to 27 Westminster politicians on the “benefits” of nuclear weapons for the union.
Human rights activist who spoke at Scots Parliament flees Pakistan to seek asylum in US
Pakistani human rights activist Gulalai Ismail has fled to the US to seek political asylum after being forced into hiding over accusations of links to terror groups.
Pakistani human rights defender in hiding after parents charged with terrorism
Gulalai Ismail has been targeted by Pakistani security services, accused of a litany of crimes including sedition, financing terrorism and defaming state institutions.
MSPs urge Pakistan PM to lift ban on human rights activist
Politicians have urged Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, to lift a travel ban on a woman who peacefully opposes the Taliban and tries to prevent young people being recruited for jihad.
We need to scrap Trident, says former nuclear submarine commander
Plans to replace Trident should be cancelled to prevent humanity toppling “into a nuclear annihilation abyss,” says former nuclear commander.
MoD under fire over new nuclear facilities on the Clyde
Revelations that the Ministry of Defence is planning 14 new developments at the Trident nuclear bases on the Clyde have sparked criticism.
Trident nuclear plans “unachievable”, says UK government watchdog
Westminster spending watchdog condemns UK government plans to replace Trident as “in doubt” or “unachievable”.
Historic vote to ban nuclear bombs praised by Sturgeon – but dissed by Westminster
Backed by Nicola Sturgeon but boycotted by Westminster, 122 countries agree a treaty for the “irreversible elimination” of nuclear weapons.
Westminster under fire for defying UN on nuclear weapons
The UK government has been lambasted for rejecting a move by the United Nations to outlaw nuclear weapons.