Foreign Office

Kashmir: The Unresolved Crisis

Julie Cooper | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Julie Cooper

If the Prime Minister truly wants us to be a global outward looking country, she needs to look at the global impact the continued uncertainty over Kashmir's future is having and encourage all sides to resume talks. We cannot continue to champion our freedoms here at home whilst allowing them to be deprived to people abroad.

Six Britons Killed In Saudi Arabia Road Crash, Foreign Office Says

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

Six Britons have died in a minibus crash in Saudi Arabia, the Foreign Office has said. Those killed had just completed the Umruh, the pilgrimage to Me...

The Foreign Office Has Genuinely Had To Warn Tourists Not To Jump Off Balconies In New Craze

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK

Government travel advice has been updated to urge British tourists in Spain to use balconies safely. The Foreign Office (FCO) said there had been a ...

Striving For Unity: Living As A Foreigner In A Post-Terror Attack City

Rachel McCallion | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Rachel McCallion

The terrorists attacked Paris, but in doing so they attacked every tourist, every native and every foreigner that has and ever will step foot on French soil, this was a grief very specific to French people.

From The Home Office To Downing Street: The Challenge Facing Theresa May

John Lehal | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Politics
John Lehal

The contrast between Theresa May's and David Cameron's styles could be a refreshing change, with serious times calling for more serious leadership. But to really make a success of her time in Downing Street, May has a lot to learn, including how to adapt her style to the challenges of the office she now occupies.

British Mother Imprisoned For Five Years On 'Secret' Charges

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK

A British-Iranian mother who has been detained in Iran for more than 150 days has been jailed for five years, her husband said. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratc...

Should We Honour the 'Quiet Bat-People'?

Tom Johnson | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Politics
Tom Johnson

The history of nepotism probably began fifteen seconds after the first man gained a position of power. It's a deeply uncomfortable word, personifying both the best and worst of humanity. It captures a deep seated desire to improve the lot of those we hold dearest, which manifests itself in taking advantage of position, power and privilege.

Armed Guards Will Now Be Accompanying British Tourists On Holiday

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK

Armed police and soldiers will guard French holiday sites popular with tourists this summer following a growing number of terrorist attacks across the...

Saudi Official With Diplomatic Immunity Allegedly Brought Slave To London

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK

A Saudi official has been accused of bringing a slave to London, as a string of crimes committed by people with diplomatic immunity are released in ne...

Petition For A Second EU Referendum Signed By 4 Million Has Been Rejected

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK

A petition for a second EU Referendum signed by more than four million people has been turned down by the Government. The petition was the biggest pos...

Euro 2016 British Fans Warned About 'Potential Terror Targets'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK

Fans travelling to Euro 2016 have been warned to be vigilant with the Foreign Office saying "stadiums, fan zones, venues broadcasting the tournament a...

People Are Dying: Confronting the Pirates of the Mediterranean

Keith Vaz | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

We face the usual mid-year Mediterranean crisis. There is a new government in Libya, but organised criminals and traffickers - as well as terrorist groups - are still in full control of the most dangerous migration route available for people desperate enough to risk it.

Be on the Ball at Euro 2016

Fleur Rollet-Manus | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Fleur Rollet-Manus

We are now only a month away from either euphoric victory or embarrassing failure, as the England team gets ready to hop across the channel alongside thousands of British football fans to compete in this years Euros. But are you all set and on the ball?

Was a UN Human Rights Expert's Criticisms of the UK Just 'Meddling'?

Allan Hogarth | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Politics
Allan Hogarth

There are many more examples that demonstrate that we live in a world where the actions of our Government can be used to justify the erosion of rights and the crushing of criticism and dissent. The UK mustn't indulge in further episodes of bad-example setting. Here it should take on board Mr Kiai's findings and aim to find solutions that navigate between the security of the state and its citizens, whilst enshrining and protect their freedoms of association and assembly.

Brits Warned Of Travelling To The US Over Fears For LGBT Tourists' Safety

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK

The Foreign Office has issued a new warning for British LGBT travellers visiting parts of the United States in light of laws passed in some states. In...

The Girl's Guide to Surviving Your Summer Road Trip

Fleur Rollet-Manus | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Fleur Rollet-Manus

So I've put together a guide that will ensure you have everything you need to deal with every kind of emergency and how to survive the sweltering car temperatures, the karaoke singing and just how to tackle those tolls...

The 10 Most Bizarre Foreign Office Requests From Brits Abroad

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK

When abroad, the average Brit can often come unstuck - lost passports, robberies or an injury sustained in the pursuit of the ultimate night out. In s...

Brit Grace Taylor Returns Home After Sparking Hunt In Thailand

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK

A British backpacker who was reported missing in Thailand and later at Krabi airport after walking away from officers while blowing a whistle, has ret...

Police Detain Missing Brit Grace Taylor After She 'Walks Away Blowing A Whistle'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK

The mother of a girl who was detained at a Thai airport on Tuesday after going missing has spoken of her relief that "our Gracie has been found". ...

Mother's Desperate Appeal For 'Frightened' Daughter Missing In Thailand

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK

A mother has made a desperate appeal for help to trace her daughter who went missing in Thailand after telling her "people were trying to hurt her". ...

LGBT Travellers

Sarah Ricketts | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Ricketts

The LGBT community should feel able to explore the freely, making the most of the chance for cheap travel that is widely available today. But precautions and planning can help to make the holiday not only safe but the best it can be!

The Naughty North Korean Regime Is At It Again...

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 07.02.2016 | UK

Britain’s foreign office has condemned North Korea’s test of a long-range rocket. Despite international warnings and UN resolutions, Pyongyang car...

Two Britons 'Rescued As 13 Drown When Caribbean Tourist Boat Capsizes'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK

Thirteen holidaymakers have drowned in the Caribbean after the sinking of a tourist boat the Foreign Office said was carrying British citizens. The...

Britons Told To Stay Away From Area Of Burkina Faso Terrorist Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.01.2016 | UK

Britons have been warned not to travel to an area of Burkina Faso following a terrorist attack on a hotel and cafe on Friday, which left 27 people dea...

Brits Warned About Christmas Day 'Terror Threat' In Beijing

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK

The Foreign Office has warned of "possible threats" against westerners in Beijing around Christmas Day. British citizens are urged to exercise "hei...