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  • Public against Islamic State airstrikes

    A fresh poll has shown widespread public opposition to military action in Syria and Iraq, as David Cameron yesterday refused to rule out airstrikes on Islamic State militants in the region. A ComRes survey in the Independent found 50% of people were against a bombing campaign, with 35% voicing support for the move. Su...

Afghanistan

MOD: Defence Secretary visits troops in Afghanistan

MOD press release The Defence Secretary has met with UK military personnel and seen the progress made by the Afghan security forces during his visit to Helmand an...

Africa

MOD: Royal Navy evacuates Britons from Libya

MOD press release ROYAL NAVY EVACUATES BRITONS FROM LIBYA A Royal Navy ship is helping to bring home British citizens after an upturn in unrest in Libya. HMS...

Asia

Sir Richard Ottaway: We will continue investigation into Chinese affairs

Sir Richard Ottaway has said that the Government will continue with their inquiries into democracy and politics in Hong Kong, despite warnings from China against the...

Defence

John Woodcock: We need an international coalition to fight ISIS

John Woodcock said the Government needed to form an international coalition to combat ISIS and ISIL, and that taking steps to fight them will not encourage more extr...

Europe & EU

No 10: Targeted terror measures from PM this afternoon

David Cameron will present "targeted measures" to prevent British extremists fighting in Syria and Iraq carrying out terrorist attacks in the UK, Downing Street has ...

International development

Department for International Development: UK aid arrives for displaced Iraqis across northern Iraq

Department for International Development Press Release UK aid arrives for displaced Iraqis across northern Iraq Britain has delivered thousands of kitchen sets...

International news

Sir Richard Ottaway: Hong Kong elections biased and influenced by Beijing

Sir Richard Ottaway said the elections for Hong Kong chief executive were "biased" and being "influenced by Beijing". "My job is to see if the British Government ...

Iran

FCO: Foreign Secretary welcomes UN vote to help over 4 million Syrians

FCO press release Foreign Secretary welcomes vote to end Assad stranglehold over Syrian aid routes. The Foreign Secretary has welcomed the unanimous vote at the ...

Iraq

John Woodcock: We need an international coalition to fight ISIS

John Woodcock said the Government needed to form an international coalition to combat ISIS and ISIL, and that taking steps to fight them will not encourage more extr...

Middle East

John Woodcock: We need an international coalition to fight ISIS

John Woodcock said the Government needed to form an international coalition to combat ISIS and ISIL, and that taking steps to fight them will not encourage more extr...

The Americas

Mark Carney: New normal materially lower than old normal

Mark Carney indicated that the fallout from the financial crisis meant a return to 5% interest rates was unrealistic. "When we get back to normal - what I’m telli...

US News

H. RES. 713 Recognizing the friendship between the United Kingdom and the United States

The US Congress have signed a resolution supporting Scotland remaining within the United Kingdom. Read the full resolution below: H. RES. 713 Recognizing the f...

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