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  • Labour frontbenchers warn tougher stance needed on IS

    Ed Miliband’s response to the threat posed by Islamic State should not be held back by the party’s Iraq war legacy, two senior Labour MPs have warned. Gemma Doyle, a shadow minister for defence, and Stephen Doughty, an opposition whip, argue a tougher stance is sometimes necessary to prevent further conflict - a nod to Mr M...

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

Foreign Office: Family statement issued by the Foreign Office on behalf of the family of David Miller

Foreign Office press release Family statement: issued on behalf of the family of David Miller David had just finished his Civil and Structural Engineering degre...

Defence

Ipsos MORI: Scottish Independence Referendum looks too close to call

Ipsos MORI press release Referendum looks too close to call On the eve of the independence referendum Ipsos MORI's new poll for STV News has shown significant ga...

Europe & EU

Damian Green: Criticism of Lord Hill is unjustified

Damian Green hit out at criticism of Lord Hill, soon to be the UK’s EU commissioner, by MEPs. “They’re absolutely not [justified]. I think every bit of that displ...

International development

Oxfam: reaction to Aid Bill vote

Oxfam press release Responding to the House of Commons' vote granting a second reading to the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target)...

International news

FCO: Minister welcomes calls for action on Syrian human rights abuses

FCO press release Middle East Minister Tobias Ellwood welcomes report by International Commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria. Paulo Sergio Pinhe...

Iran

Hammond: First delivery of arms to northern Iraq has been made

The first shipment of arms to Kurdish fighters in Northern Iraq will be made tomorrow, the Foreign Secretary has confirmed. The confinement of machine guns and ot...

Iraq

FCO: Minister welcomes calls for action on Syrian human rights abuses

FCO press release Middle East Minister Tobias Ellwood welcomes report by International Commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria. Paulo Sergio Pinhe...

Middle East

Philip Hammond: UK will assess material uploaded by IS militants

Philip Hammond said he hadn't yet seen the latest video purportedly showing another British hostage held captive by Islamic State militants.  "I’ve heard the repo...

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

Philip Hammond: UK will assess material uploaded by IS militants

Philip Hammond said he hadn't yet seen the latest video purportedly showing another British hostage held captive by Islamic State militants.  "I’ve heard the repo...

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