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UK Joins US, France In Pulling Out Of G8 Preparatory Meetings

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2014 | World

LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) - Britain will suspend its participation in preparations for a G8 meeting in Sochi after Russia violated U...

Preventing Sexual Violence Is A National Security Imperative

John Kerry | Posted 02.25.2014 | World
John Kerry

We see it especially in Goma, where one of us met in a hospital with young women so damaged by rape that they required surgery. And we see it in Syria today, where rape is being used as a tool of oppression. So is this personal to us? You bet.

Is Iran Nuclear Deal Good for Peace & Change?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While the deal may still be unproven in curbing an Iranian nuclear bomb, will it prove more effective in bringing closer a new Iranian revolution or at least evolution?

Facts Are Facts: We Must Act on Climate Change

Patrick Davies | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Patrick Davies

As the British Foreign Secretary said today, "The longer we delay, the higher the risks and the greater the costs to present and future generations." That's why the UK has committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

Like Landmines and Cluster Bombs, Rape Is a Weapon of War and Must Be Outlawed

Patrick Davies | Posted 11.24.2013 | World
Patrick Davies

Today at the UN General Assembly the British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, with support from dozens of countries including the United States, will be calling for all countries to support a new Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

U.S. Depleted Uranium as Malicious as Syrian Chemical Weapons

Craig Considine | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
Craig Considine

When "non-Westerners" make use of weapons of mass destruction, there is outrage and calls for military intervention from "the West," but when "Westerners" themselves use them, it is totally permissible, and the world can hardly react.

A Thoughtful Response Is Needed in Syria

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Why jump to any conclusions before/until the investigation is completed by the UN High Commissioner for Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane? After more than two years of an absence of direct military response on the part of the West, what is the sudden hurry?

Assad and the Road to al Qaeda

Michael Kay | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Michael Kay

In attempting to ameliorate the situation in Syria, we must look to Iraq, which offers crucial clues on what might or might not be a feasible solution.

Britain's Commitment to Somalia's Future

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 07.07.2013 | World
Sir Peter Westmacott

When Foreign Secretary William Hague raised the Union Flag over the new offices on April 25, the UK became the first EU country to return to the Somali capital since the ruinous civil war that began in the early 1990s.

DR Congo: Where Women Get Raped Every Day, Where Sister Helps Sister

CARE | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
CARE

"But I have to live here. I have nowhere to go. I don't know if the fighting has stopped [back home]. I live here, in misery. I can't explain how hard my life is." She looks down at the sleeping baby in her arms. "I don't even have socks to put on the baby."

Sexual Violence in War Is Our Generation's Slave Trade

William Hague | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
William Hague

My personal priority during the UK's Presidency of the G8 this year is to secure new international action against the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war.

Yes We Can! (End Rape in War)

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Marianne Mollmann

Can we do anything useful to stop sexual assault in conflict, and, if so, is the United Nations the entity to do it? To the first question, the answer is a resounding yes.

HORROR: 'He Inserted A Rat In Her Vagina'

The Huffington Post | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

"He inserted a rat in her vagina. She was screaming. Afterwards we saw blood on the floor. He told her: 'Is this good enough for you?' They were mocki...

Assad at the Tipping Point

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Two weeks ago the crackdown on peaceful protests at the university in Aleppo triggered a hemorrhage of support for the government. The international reaction to the Houla massacre seems set to accelerate that erosion.

Dichotomy of Syria's Friends

Sami Moubayed | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

The Friends of Syria conference didn't address demands for regime change. Instead it sought the minimum: allowance for humanitarian aid. But Syria isn't pleading for aid from the international community.

UK Foreign Minister: Iran Strike Would Have 'Enormous Downsides'

AP | By RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

LONDON -- An attack on Iran would carry huge costs, Britain's foreign minister warned Saturday. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a new...

EU Shuts Off The Pipes From Iran

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union and Iran raised the stakes Monday in their test of wills over the Islamic republic's nuclear program, with the blo...

UK Scraps Torture Inquiry

AP | By DAVID STRINGER | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

LONDON -- Britain's government-commissioned inquiry into the possible abuse of terrorism suspects during the so-called "war on terror" was scrapped We...

Hague Urges Myanmar To Continue Reforms

AP | GRANT PECK | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — British Foreign Secretary William Hague cautioned Friday while visiting Myanmar that foreign supporters of democracy must not ...

Hague Urges Myanmar To Continue Reforms

AP | GRANT PECK | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

YANGON, Myanmar — British Foreign Secretary William Hague cautioned Friday while visiting Myanmar that foreign supporters of democracy must not slac...

British Foreign Secretary: Intel Foiled Attack On Westerners In Libya

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

LONDON — British intelligence agencies foiled an attack on the leadership of Libya's National Transitional Council and Western representatives b...

Revolutionary Forces Bulldoze Gaddafi Compound As UK Foreign Secretary Visits

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | World

By KIM GAMEL, Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Britain's foreign secretary called Monday on African countries to turn over wanted senior memb...

Libya Condemns UK For Recognising Rebel Council

PA | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Muammar Gaddafi's regime has condemned the UK for recognising the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) as the "sole governme...

Libya Rebels Recognized, Gaddafi Envoys Expelled By UK Government

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain has officially recognized Libya's main opposition group as the country's legitimate government, and Wednesday expelled all dipl...

Britain Says It Will Block Plans To Establish Permanent European Union Military Headquarters

AP | Posted 09.17.2011 | World

BRUSSELS -- Britain says it will block plans to establish a permanent European Union military headquarters because it would weaken the NATO alliance. ...