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After opposition from the Labour party and some of his own Conservative party members, Prime Minister Cameron pulled back on plans for an imminent military intervention in Syria. A motion to be debated in Parliament tomorrow calls for the UN to be allowed to finish its investigation and efforts to be made to reach a UN Security Council resolution before any such intervention. The wife of convicted Algerian terrorist Djemal Beghal lost a legal challenge to the power of the British police to stop and question people at airports.
Rebekah Dawson, of east London, was charged with dissemination of terrorist publications and encouragement of terrorism. She and co-defendant Royal Barnes are accused of making and distributing videos about the murder of a British soldier in Woolwich, and publishing a statement called "Muslim laughs at British Soldier killing."
Royal Barnes, a 22-year-old customer relations worker from Hackney, east London, was charged with terrorism offenses for creating and publishing videos glorifying the murder of a British soldier by radical Islamists in Woolwich and for inciting terrorism overseas. He was arrested on Aug. 9 with a woman who will appear in court tomorrow.
Due to security concerns, Britain plans to close its embassy in Yemen on Aug. 4 and Aug. 5, and has issued a travel advisory to British nationals in Yemen. British embassies in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and Iraq will remain open, but the Foreign Office advised staff to "exercise extra vigilance."
Police charged Pavlo Lapshyn, 25, a Ukrainian postgraduate student, with the "terrorist-related" murder of an elderly Muslim man in Birmingham on April 29. Lapshyn is also still being questioned about two mosque bombings in the West Midlands.