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chroniclelive
Barcelona terror attack: What we know so farwas “in contact with the authorities and seeking further information following
chroniclelive / Posted 14 hours ago
was “in contact with the authorities and seeking further information following the incident”.Is it safe to travel? The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has not upgraded its travel advice but says tourists visiting Spain should remain vigilant... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Dateline London: The other side of reporting UK for Indiathe banner of the Indian Journalists Association (IJA). The new post-1947 situa
Hindustantimes.com / Posted yesterday
the banner of the Indian Journalists Association (IJA). The new post-1947 situation between India and Britain also led the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to keep a close tab on Indian journalists’ output. Steeped in the culture of “file and... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Pregnant Cambridge student and her husband killed in Burkino Faso attackof Burkina Faso, condemned the attack as "cowardly", and said the country's peo
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
of Burkina Faso, condemned the attack as "cowardly", and said the country's people would not give in to terrorism. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to Burkina Faso, following attacks against... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Britain Issues Fresh Travel Alert on Kenyaadvisory against Kenya, citing protests in a number of regions since Friday. T
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
advisory against Kenya, citing protests in a number of regions since Friday. The travel advice, which was updated by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on Sunday read in part: "There have been protests in a number of areas since August 11.... Read more
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International Business Times
Protesters try storm Cameroon embassy in London as anger over 'Anglophone problem' mounts zones, forcing people to travel to French-speaking regions where they can use t
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
zones, forcing people to travel to French-speaking regions where they can use the internet. Earlier this year, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) told IBTimes UK it was closely monitoring the situation in the English-speaking region... Read more
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express
Jeremy Corbyn insists UK should NOT help NATO allies by sending troops to Koreafly from Guam with an escort of a pair of Japan Self-Defense Forces F-2 fighter
express / Posted 4 days ago
fly from Guam with an escort of a pair of Japan Self-Defense Forces F-2 fighter jets near Kyushu He also demanded the Foreign and Commonwealth Office evacuate Britons from the Korea Peninsula. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Britain is... Read more
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express
Furious Barcelona residents storm beach to reclaim it from drunken touristsguests. Police presences in most resorts have also doubled over this summer, w
express / Posted 5 days ago
guests. Police presences in most resorts have also doubled over this summer, with more than 2,600 officers on patrol. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK has not amended its travel advice for Spain yet, but continues to monitor the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Visit to Gambia Is Trouble-Free' Says UKThe UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has now officially declared that "
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has now officially declared that "most visits to The Gambia are troubled-free". As opposed to previous travel warnings regarding safety and security of travelling to The Gambia, several European countries... Read more
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The Star
Star journalists awarded prestigious scholarshipat different universities in Britain. The Chevening Scholarship is Britain’s g
The Star / Posted 6 days ago
at different universities in Britain. The Chevening Scholarship is Britain’s global scholarship prog­ramme funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. It is unprecedented for a media organisation to be awarded three... Read more
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express
‘Spain is quite FULL’ Tourists urged to travel elsewhere as protests grip holiday hotspotsVila to convene an emergency meeting earlier this week, despite the country bei
express / Posted 6 days ago
Vila to convene an emergency meeting earlier this week, despite the country being in the middle of the summer break. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK has not amended its travel advice for Spain yet, but has confirmed it is monitoring... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
13 amazing things you didn't know about Chadthe periphery of perception… 1. Visiting is not for the faint-hearted… Let’s
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
the periphery of perception… 1. Visiting is not for the faint-hearted… Let’s start at the start, and make this clear. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not really like the idea of you going to Chad. Its security map of the country is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Foreign Envoys Present Credentials to President Barrowis committed to working for it to happen and it will happen very quickly," she
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
is committed to working for it to happen and it will happen very quickly," she assured. Ambassador Wardle joined the Foreign and Commonwealth office in 1985, and has had diplomatic assignments in Moscow, Beirut, Riyadh and Yemen, serving in... Read more
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Daily Mirror
RAF hero dad who fell to his death at Italian car rally 'may have been pushed'countless unanswered questions. "We can't exclude another person's involvement
Daily Mirror / Posted 7 days ago
countless unanswered questions. "We can't exclude another person's involvement in his death. "I will be writing to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and consular staff and contact Derbyshire Constabulary to highlight inconsistencies and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Applications for Chevening Scholarships Now OpenAugust, early September 2017. Chevening scholarships are the UK Government's g
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
August, early September 2017. Chevening scholarships are the UK Government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships support study at UK universities - mostly... Read more
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Derbyshire Times
Chesterfield businessman 'may have been pushed to his death'end of the hearing, coroner James Newman said 'there are still countless unansw
Derbyshire Times / Posted 8 days ago
end of the hearing, coroner James Newman said 'there are still countless unanswered questions' and promised to contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, consular officials and Derbyshire Constabulary over 'concerns' surrounding the circumstances... Read more
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North Devon Gazette & Advertiser
Family’s fight for closure five years after Ben’s death in Kenyadeath in Mombasa, Kenya. “I express my deepest sympathies to his family and wi
North Devon Gazette & Advertiser / Posted 8 days ago
death in Mombasa, Kenya. “I express my deepest sympathies to his family and will continue to offer assistance to them.” A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson confirmed it had provided consular support after the death of a British man. He... Read more
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metro
Spanish anarchists cover Barcelona in anti-tourist graffitian industry that ‘capitalises on collective assets, like the natural or social
metro / Posted 10 days ago
an industry that ‘capitalises on collective assets, like the natural or social environment, for nothing in return’. A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman told Metro.co.uk: ‘We are monitoring the situation and in contact with local... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Holidaymakers warned over scorching temperatures as 'Lucifer' heatwave continuesRiviera last week.Read More Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian i
Reading Evening Post / Posted 10 days ago
Riviera last week.Read More Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian island of Sicily because of wildfires. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are "dangerous and unpredictable", adding that... Read more
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walesonline
Holidaymakers warned over scorching temperatures as 'Lucifer' heatwave continuesRiviera last week.Read More Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian i
walesonline / Posted 10 days ago
Riviera last week.Read More Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian island of Sicily because of wildfires. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are "dangerous and unpredictable", adding that... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Holidaymakers warned over scorching temperatures as 'Lucifer' heatwave continuesRiviera last week.Read More Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian i
Manchester Evening News / Posted 10 days ago
Riviera last week.Read More Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian island of Sicily because of wildfires. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are "dangerous and unpredictable", adding that... Read more
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birminghammail
Holidaymakers warned over scorching temperatures as 'Lucifer' heatwave continuesRiviera last week.Read More Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian i
birminghammail / Posted 10 days ago
Riviera last week.Read More Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian island of Sicily because of wildfires. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are "dangerous and unpredictable", adding that... Read more
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chroniclelive
Holidaymakers warned over scorching temperatures as 'Lucifer' heatwave continuesRiviera last week.Read More Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian i
chroniclelive / Posted 10 days ago
Riviera last week.Read More Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian island of Sicily because of wildfires. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are "dangerous and unpredictable", adding that... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperatures as 'Lucifer' heatwave continuesRiviera last week.Read More Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian i
Liverpool Echo / Posted 10 days ago
Riviera last week.Read More Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian island of Sicily because of wildfires. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are "dangerous and unpredictable", adding that... Read more
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express
Britons travelling to fight ISIS ‘are heroes and should not be criminalised’ by the stateIraq should expect to be reviewed by the police and that charges would be consi
express / Posted 13 days ago
Iraq should expect to be reviewed by the police and that charges would be considered on a case by case basis.” The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to Syria, saying the situation remains “extremely volatile and... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Soaring temperatures prompt warning to travellers heading to parts of Europethe French Riviera last week. Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian
Irish Examiner / Posted 13 days ago
the French Riviera last week. Tourists also had to be rescued from the Italian island of Sicily because of wildfires. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised visitors to Italy that forest fires are "dangerous and unpredictable", adding that... Read more
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Daily Star
Brit tourists warned as 'Lucifer heatwave' scorches Europe – and could last WHOLE summerlast week. Terrifying wildfires also broke out on the Italian island of Sicily
Daily Star / Posted 13 days ago
last week. Terrifying wildfires also broke out on the Italian island of Sicily, sparking emergency evacuations. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised Brits bound for Italy that "dangerous and unpredictable" forest fires could await,... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/PA) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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guardian-series
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
guardian-series / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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Harrow Times
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
Harrow Times / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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Gazette News
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
Gazette News / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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This is West Country
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
This is West Country / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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Bolton News
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
Bolton News / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
EveningTimes Online / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
Croydon Guardian / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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birminghammail
How to keep your passport safe from cons this summernaturally you remember your passport. However, around 21,000 British passports
birminghammail / Posted 13 days ago
naturally you remember your passport. However, around 21,000 British passports are stolen or lost abroad each year. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is urging Brits abroad to be #PassportAware and keep their passport safe from thieves. The... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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Oxford Mail
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
Oxford Mail / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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Bury Times
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
Bury Times / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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Gazette
Holidaymakers warned over scorching European temperaturesSicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lav
Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
Sicily because of wildfires. Sunbathers are evacuated from the beach in Le Lavandou, French Riviera (Claude Paris/AP) The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised UK visitors to Italy that forest fires are “dangerous and unpredictable”, adding that... Read more
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Sky News Australia
UK hacker arrested in US over banking malwaresaid Hutchins was initially held at the Henderson Detention Centre in Nevada an
Sky News Australia / Posted 14 days ago
said Hutchins was initially held at the Henderson Detention Centre in Nevada and then moved to another facility. A UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: 'We are in touch with local authorities in Las Vegas following reports of a... Read more
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The News and Star
'Heroic' Briton who died fighting IS in Syria 'killed himself to avoid capture'unable to trace, said Mr Lock "died a true hero" and that in any other war he w
The News and Star / Posted 15 days ago
unable to trace, said Mr Lock "died a true hero" and that in any other war he would have received a medal. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to Syria, saying the situation remains "extremely volatile... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Belfast cruise ship passengers given safety letterspartners and often reflect travel advice provided by the host nation cruise ope
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
partners and often reflect travel advice provided by the host nation cruise operator's department of travel, such as the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK of the Department of State in the US." Visit Belfast run a marketing partnership... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
'Heroic' Briton who died fighting IS in Syria 'killed himself to avoid capture'unable to trace, said Mr Lock "died a true hero" and that in any other war he w
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 15 days ago
unable to trace, said Mr Lock "died a true hero" and that in any other war he would have received a medal. The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to Syria, saying the situation remains "extremely volatile... Read more
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Inquirier.net
How outgoing UK Ambassador Asif Ahmad partnered with Filipinos to foster trustto complete their journey.” Since 2008, Ahmad, at the time the head of the Sou
Inquirier.net / Posted 16 days ago
to complete their journey.” Since 2008, Ahmad, at the time the head of the Southeast Asia and Pacific Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has been involved in the Mindanao peace process. In last year’s national elections season,... Read more
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