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Britain Neglecting Citizen in Unfair Congo Murder Trial, Lawyer Says

Simon J Clark | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK
Simon J Clark

The UK government is neglecting a British former soldier who is losing an unfair murder trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the suicide of his cellmate and friend, his lawyer said.

British Child Dies In Egyptian Hotel Pool

PA | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

A five-year-old British girl who died in a pool at a hotel in Egypt has been named by her family, according to reports. The grandmother of Chloe Jo...

British Hostage Returns From Algeria

PA | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK

Family and friends of a Northern Ireland man who escaped the Algerian hostage crisis are today preparing to welcome him home. Father-of-two Stephen...

Israel Criticised By UK West Bank University Plan

The Guardian | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Politics

The British government has warned that the official authorisation of Israel's first settlement university will create another hurdle in the peace proc...

Gaddafi Torture Victim Receives £2.23m Settlement From British Government

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

A leading Libyan opponent of Colonel Gaddafi, forcibly returned to the north African country in a joint operation with the UK and US, where he was tor...

'Not Even Franco Behaved Like This'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Politics

The government has sent out a strong rebuke to Spain over "provocative incursions" into Gibraltarian waters with its ambassador Carles Casajuana summo...

British Woman Still Missing After Spanish Floods

PA | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK

A British expat who disappeared amid severe flash flooding in Spain remained missing today. Diana Dudas, 52, was reported missing on Friday in the ...

PHOTOS: Angelina Jolie In Westminster To Launch Warzone Taskforce

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics

Film actress and director Angelina Jolie was in Westminster on Tuesday evening for the launch of a UK initiative to prevent sexual violence against wo...

UK Unit Created To Tackle War Zone Rape

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

The British government is launching an initiative aimed at helping victims of sexual violence in war zones. Rape has been used as a weapon of war a...

British Forces Could Remain In Afghanistan After 2014

PA | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

Small numbers of British troops could remain in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the main force in 2014 to combat international terrorism. As in...

Britain Keen To See Independent Reports

PA | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

Britain is awaiting the reports of independent election observers "with interest" after Vladamir Putin's claimed victory at the Russian polls. The ...

'Forget The Protocol And Get Him Out'

PA | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK

A wounded British photographer would not leave the Syrian besieged city of Homs with a humanitarian organisation for fear it was "not to be trusted", ...

British Woman 'Held In Egypt Because Of NGO Links'

Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

A British woman is being held in Egypt because of her links to a non-profit group accused of causing unrest, according to reports on Friday. The As...

Why the International Community Has to Come Together to Help Somalia

William Hague | Posted 05.04.2012 | UK Politics
William Hague

This week I visited Somalia's capital. Mogadishu is a city where people until recently were surviving, not really living. As its Mayor said to me, a 20-year-old Somali has never known anything other than violence and war... I left Somalia more convinced than ever that we have a responsibility to do our utmost to stem the decline of Somalia. Its people deserve a better future, and our own security requires their country to become more stable.

Hague Visits Somalia, 'Base Of Terrorism And Piracy'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2012 | UK Politics

William Hague has called for greater efforts to tackle piracy and terrorism in Somalia, as he became the first British foreign secretary to visit the ...

Foreign Office Warn Of Terror Risk To Nairobi

PA | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

Terrorists may be on the verge of launching attacks in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the Foreign Office warned today in an alert to Britons in the Afric...

Libya Accuses Algeria Of 'Act Of Aggression' After Gaddafi Family Flee Across Border

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK

Parts of the border between Algeria and Libya have reportedly been closed after Muammar Gaddafi's closest family members were confirmed to have fled t...