Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

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In World News
Feb 18th, 2012
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Dealing with the Iranian nuclear programme is a “crisis coming down the tracks” which could lead to military conflict in the Middle East, the Foreign Secretary warns. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, the Foreign Secretary says that Iran is threatening to spark a nuclear arms race in the Midd...
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In East Africa
Feb 6th, 2012
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Somalia has started a major operation to remove tens of thousands of people who have been squatting in government buildings in the capital. Mogadishu’s mayor told the BBC that alternative housing was not being provided, as the squatters were able to pay rent to illegal landlords. Many thousands...
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Feb 2nd, 2012
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Britain has appointed its first ambassador to war-torn Somalia in more than two decades. The announcement came Thursday, as British Foreign Secretary William Hague made a landmark visit to the Horn of Africa country, where he spoke with reporters after meeting with President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed. “The...
By benim
In Libya
Nov 16th, 2011
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London – British intelligence agencies have helped disrupt a plan to kill Western representatives in Libya and attack the country’s interim leaders, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Wednesday. In a rare speech on Britain’s secret intelligence efforts, Hague also confirmed for...
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In Libya
Jul 28th, 2011
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London – Tripoli slammed Britain’s “irresponsible and illegal” decision to recognise rebels as Libya’s legitimate ruler and expel diplomats loyal to strongman Muammar Gaddafi from the London embassy. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Wednesday he had invite...
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In Libya
Jul 26th, 2011
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London – British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Monday demanded that Muammar Gaddafi step down but said the Libyan leader may be allowed to remain in the North African country. Speaking ahead of talks in London with French counterpart Alain Juppe, Hague said Britain would prefer for Gaddafi...
By benim
In Libya
Jul 15th, 2011
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Some 15 top diplomats including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meet Friday in Istanbul to discuss a political solution to the conflict in Libya while coordinating aid for the rebels. The fourth meeting of the Libya contact group will also include British Foreign Secretary William Hague, his Fr...
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In Libya
Jun 8th, 2011
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Thousands of troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi advanced on the rebel-held western city of Misrata on Wednesday, shelling it from three sides in attacks that killed at least 12 rebels, a rebel spokesman said. The offensive followed a lull in NATO bombing of Tripoli on Wednesday, after 24 h...
By benim
In East Africa
May 9th, 2011
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London – Hidden documents about the British army’s suppression of the 1950s Mau Mau uprising in Kenya were treated by officials as a “guilty secret”, an internal review found on Monday. Four elderly Kenyans who say they were tortured are taking legal proceedings against the fo...
By benim
In Libya
May 4th, 2011
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Tripoli – Libya’s army fired volleys of rockets at the rebel-held town of Zintan in the Western Mountains, pressing on with a campaign that has created a humanitarian crisis and forced thousands to flee the country. Rebels said more than 40 Grad rockets hit Zintan late on Tuesday, and aid...