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  • UK drones to spy over Syria

    British drones are set to carry out surveillance operations over Syria, the Defence Secretary has announced. Unmanned Reaper aircraft, which have been redeployed from Afghanistan to join the battle against Islamic State, will not be able to use their attack capabilities in Syria, but could do so in Iraq. Michael Fallo...

Afghanistan

David Cameron: Al-Qaida has been removed from Afghanistan

David Cameron said Al Qaida had been removed from Afghanistan and that was “real progress”. “We use everything we have, our aid, our diplomacy and sometimes our m...

Africa

DFID: Justine Greening and British Army medics fly to Sierra Leone

Department for International Development press release International Development Secretary Justine Greening will depart from RAF Brize Norton today [Tuesday 21 Oc...

Asia

HM Treasury: UK and India Launch Financial Partnership

HM Treasury press release The Economic Secretary today welcomed the launch of a new Financial Partnership between Britain and India, which will establish closer ti...

Defence

Lord Ashcroft: Comment on Veterans’ Transition Review recommendations

  Lord Ashcroft press release Lord Ashcroft welcomes news that the Government will implement Veterans’ Transition Review recommendations Lord Ashcroft KCMG ...

Europe & EU

Labour: Ken Clarke's comments show just how far David Cameron has been pushed by his own backbenchers when it comes to Europe - Douglas Alexander

Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to Ken Clarke's comments on the Today programme this morning, said: "Ken Clarke's comments show...

International development

DFID: Justine Greening and British Army medics fly to Sierra Leone

Department for International Development press release International Development Secretary Justine Greening will depart from RAF Brize Norton today [Tuesday 21 Oc...

International news

FCO: Foreign Secretary announces UK funded training to support Kurdish fighters

FCO press release Foreign Secretary announces UK funded training to support Kurdish fighters The UK has announced that it is funding state of the art bomb dispos...

Iran

David Cameron: Moazzam Begg should give IS information to Govt

David Cameron defended the Government’s response to the kidnapping of Alan Henning, after former Guantanamo Bay inmate Moazzam Begg claimed his offer to secure the h...

Iraq

Philip Hammond:UK troops could be sent to train forces in the Middle East

Philip Hammond said UK troops could be sent to provide training in the Middle East for forces that are fighting Islamic State terrorists in the region.   “We are ...

Middle East

Philip Hammond: I welcome further EU sanctions on Syria

Speaking after EU Foreign Ministers agreed further Syria sanctions at today’s Foreign Affairs Council, the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: “I welcome agreem...

The Americas

Sir Hugh Robertson: Media blackouts are crucial to successful hostage negotiations

Sir Hugh Robertson defended the Government's use of media blackouts when dealing with hostage sitatuations, saying they bought authorities time to carry out discussi...

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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