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Is Russian ship carrying arms to Syria?updated: Tue Jun 19 2012 20:45:00

A ship with a mystery cargo travels from Russia to Syria, as CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.

Monitors to stay in Syria, U.N. saysupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 18:51:00

The U.N. monitoring mission in Syria will remain in place for now despite its activities being halted due to rising violence, its leaders said Tuesday.

U.N. suspends peace mission in Syriaupdated: Tue Jun 19 2012 18:51:00

The United Nations said Saturday it has suspended its monitoring mission in Syria due to intensifying violence.

Britain denies dead businessman in China scandal was a spyupdated: Fri Apr 27 2012 08:37:00

A U.K. businessman whose death is at the center of a huge political scandal in China was not a spy working for Britain, the foreign secretary said.

China promises 'thorough' investigation into Bo Xilai scandalupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 20:42:00

China has promised a thorough investigation into a scandal that has linked a disgraced former Communist Party chief's wife to the mysterious death of a British businessman.

Britain demands probe into Heywood deathupdated: Fri Apr 20 2012 20:42:00

ITN's Lindsey Hilsum has the latest on the death of UK businessman Neil Heywood and possible connection with Bo Xilai.

UK foreign minister welcomes Chinese probe of British man's deathupdated: Tue Apr 17 2012 20:02:00

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday that news of a Chinese investigation into the death of a British businessman in China followed repeated British requests for an inquiry.

Syria says Annan mission must address 'terrorism'updated: Thu Mar 29 2012 23:49:00

Syria's president said his government will make every effort to ensure the success of U.N. envoy Kofi Annan's peace mission, but the plan will work only if it vanquishes support for terrorism.

Nobel laureates urge UK, Argentina to negotiate over Falklandsupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 15:22:00

Six Nobel Peace Prize laureates have urged Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron to hold talks with Argentina on the future of the Falkland Islands.

UK pledges help to Libya as concerns grow over militiasupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 14:35:00

British Foreign Secretary William Hague pledged Thursday to help Libya improve human rights and boost stability, as rights groups and analysts warned that urgent action is needed to tackle the problem of lawless militia groups.

World seeks next step on Syria as deaths mountupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 22:25:00

Syrian artillery fire echoed throughout the embattled city of Homs on Monday, with a human rights group reporting nearly 100 more civilians killed around the country.

British foreign secretary visits Somaliaupdated: Thu Feb 02 2012 08:22:00

British Foreign Secretary William Hague visited Somalia's capital Mogadishu Thursday, the Foreign Office announced, saying it was the first trip there by a British foreign secretary since 1992.

Hague expresses hopes for democracy in Myanmar after meeting Suu Kyiupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 04:58:00

The British foreign secretary held talks with the Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday, expressing hope that she and her party can help move the Southeast Asian country further along the road to democracy.

Britain's Hague urges reforms in historic Myanmar visitupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 00:38:00

British Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomed recent reforms by the Myanmar government but called for further change after meeting with President Thein Sein on Thursday.

Myanmar's health crisisupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 00:38:00

HIV patients in Myanmar are forced to look for help elsewhere after no government help. Paula Hancocks reports.

The cost of piracyupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 06:22:00

African Development Bank's Mthuli Ncube discusses the detrimental affect of increased piracy off the coast of Somalia.

British government report calls for action to curb piracyupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 06:22:00

A British report issued Thursday called for "decisive action" to contain the growing problem of piracy off the coast of Somalia.

U.N. lifts sanctions in Libyaupdated: Sat Dec 17 2011 00:20:00

The United Nations Security Council on Friday lifted sanctions on the Central Bank of Libya and the Libyan Foreign Bank, moves that were warmly received by the United States and Britain.

Britain evacuates all embassy staff after Iran protesters storm compounds updated: Thu Dec 01 2011 03:54:00

Britain has closed its embassy in Iran and evacuated all its staff from that country following the attack on the embassy compound in Tehran Tuesday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday.

Obama: Iran embassy riots unacceptableupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 03:54:00

President Obama says the Iranian government needs to address the recent riot that overran a UK embassy in Tehran.

UK condemns embassy incursion in Iranupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 19:05:00

Britain condemned Iran for allowing protesters to storm its embassy and a separate diplomatic compound in Tehran on Tuesday, warning there will be "serious consequences" as a result.

British foreign secretary meets Syrian oppositionupdated: Mon Nov 21 2011 12:33:00

British Foreign Secretary William Hague met a range of Syrian opposition figures Monday, saying London was "seeking to step up the international pressure on the Assad regime, a regime that has long since lost its legitimacy in the eyes of the wider world."

Clinton cancels trip for mother's illnessupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 04:50:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has canceled a scheduled trip to Britain and Turkey after her mother fell ill, a senior State Department official said Monday night.

Interview with Libya's interim prime ministerupdated: Sun Oct 23 2011 17:03:00

John Defterios interviews Libya's interim prime minister, Mahmoud Jibril at the World Economic Forum in Jordan.

Palestinian leaders reaffirm U.N. bid for state recognitionupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 21:27:00

The Palestinian Liberation Organization's leadership reiterated its push for recognition as an independent state by the United Nations and condemning Israel's latest proposal for new settlements on disputed territory, state-run media reported.

Israeli government approves more housing in Jerusalemupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 18:45:00

In a move that will further complicate international efforts to get Middle East peace negotiations restarted, the Israeli government Tuesday approved the construction of 1,100 homes in a southern Jerusalem neighborhood that was seized by Israel in 1967.

How to achieve U.N. membershipupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 22:07:00

The Palestinians want U.N. statehood. How do they get it? CNN's Richard Roth reports.

Foreign secretary: UK should mull loosening EU tiesupdated: Sat Sep 10 2011 21:47:00

Britain's top diplomat said his country should consider loosening ties with the European Union and distancing itself from the rest of Europe, according to an interview published Saturday by a British newspaper.

Britain delivers millions of pounds to bank in Libyaupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 12:16:00

The British government has started delivering money that it unfroze to a bank in Libya, said William Hague, Foreign Secretary, in a statement Wednesday.

International aid flows into Tripoliupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 12:16:00

Ships filled with supplies land in Tripoli as Libyan rebels attempt to establish some sense of normality in the capital.

Deadly attack strikes Algeria military academyupdated: Sat Aug 27 2011 17:09:00

In a growing toll, 18 officers and two civilians were killed in an attack on a military academy in Algeria, the country's ministry of defense said Saturday.

Britain recognizes Libyan rebels as legitimate governmentupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 18:24:00

The United Kingdom recognizes Libya's rebel umbrella group, not Moammar Gadhafi's regime, as that nation's legitimate government, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday.

Libyan PM: airstrikes must stop before talks can be heldupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 23:17:00

Libya's prime minister said Tuesday that NATO airstrikes must stop before any negotiations to resolve the five-month-old conflict can begin.

Birth of a new countryupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 03:53:00

The world's newest nation is celebrating its independence Saturday.

Iran testing missiles that could carry nuclear weapon, UK's Hague saysupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 09:48:00

Iran has been carrying out covert tests of missiles capable of delivering a nuclear payload, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday, in contravention of a U.N. resolution.

Activist group cites 10 dead in Friday's demonstrations in Syriaupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 21:05:00

Demonstrators took to the streets Friday after Muslim prayers, as they have on past Fridays in recent weeks in a number of Syrian cities, resulting in 10 deaths, according to an activist group.

Iran summons UK diplomat over remarks on Syriaupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 19:57:00

Iran took Britain to task Thursday over what it says were "unfounded" remarks by the United Kingdom's top diplomat on Tehran's alleged role in helping stifle protests in strife-torn Syria.

Gadhafi: 'We will not surrender, we will not give up'updated: Tue Jun 07 2011 17:44:00

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed Tuesday that "we will not surrender," even as NATO airstrikes bombarded his compound in Tripoli.

Libyan rebels accused of arbitrary arrests, tortureupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 22:40:00

As NATO airstrikes continue to pound pro-government facilities in Libya, Human Rights Watch charged Sunday that Libyan rebels are arbitrarily detaining dozens of civilians suspected of loyalty to ruler Moammar Gadhafim, holding them without trial or due process.

NATO uses helicopters in Libya; British officials visit Benghaziupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 21:27:00

Top British officials paid a visit Saturday to leaders of Libya's opposition government, the beneficiary of the first NATO helicopter attacks on ruler Moammar Gadhafi' military vehicles, equipment and forces.

A guest list fit for a kingupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 10:57:00

A host of celebrities and dignitaries arrive in style for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

International diplomats unite against Gadhafiupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 21:28:00

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's government has "completely lost legitimacy," and military action against the regime must continue until attacks on civilians stop and humanitarian assistance is allowed to pass freely, international diplomats meeting in London concluded Tuesday.

Planning Gadhafi's exit from Libyaupdated: Tue Mar 29 2011 21:28:00

CNN's Brian Todd looks at how the allies hope to convince Moammar Gadhafi to leave Libya.

Libyan opposition briefly detains, then frees British troopsupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 00:43:00

A group of British special forces who were briefly detained by the opposition in eastern Libya have left the country, along with a diplomat, sources told CNN Sunday.

British diplomatic team taken in Libyaupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 00:43:00

What starts out as a mission to help rebel forces in Libya backfires for a key U.S. ally. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Gadhafi 'must go,' British foreign secretary saysupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 19:32:00

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi "must go," British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Sunday, as Britain froze the assets of Gadhafi and his family.

Gadhafi's history of tension with the Westupdated: Sun Feb 27 2011 19:32:00

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux looks back at Libya's standoffs with the West in the 1980s and '90s.

Military moves to get Egyptians back to workupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 05:42:00

The military sought Monday to persuade Egyptians to end the demonstrations and strikes that culminated last Friday in the resignation of the president, and urged their countrymen to get back to work.

Continued protests in Cairoupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 05:42:00

CNN's Arwa Damon reports on the latest demands from Cairo's tireless protesters giving voice to 30 years of grievances.

World leaders watch as events unfold in Egyptupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 17:25:00

Government leaders around the world watched events unfold in Egypt Thursday after embattled President Hosni Mubarak said he "will follow the track of peaceful transition until September," disappointing throngs of protesters who have called for his immediate resignation.

UK: Egypt must not crack down on protestsupdated: Sun Feb 06 2011 09:12:00

It is a "huge mistake" for Egypt to shut down the internet or use violence against protesters or journalists, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Sunday, calling it "hugely damaging to Egypt and wrong in principle."

Russia blames UK for diplomatic spatupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 06:54:00

Russia said Wednesday that it blamed "unfriendly" actions by Britain for a recent diplomatic spat that led both nations to expel each others' diplomats.

UK and Russia expel diplomats in spying tit-for-tatupdated: Tue Dec 21 2010 19:46:00

The United Kingdom expelled a Russian diplomat on suspicion of spying, and Russia kicked out a British embassy staffer in Moscow in retaliation, the British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday.

Negligence, not arson, suspected in deadly Israel wildfireupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 18:00:00

Israeli police arrested two suspects Saturday in connection to a deadly wildfire raging in the country's north, though a police spokesman said it appears the fires started out of negligence.

U.S. grenade killed aid worker, British confirmupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 10:08:00

A British aid worker who died during a failed rescue attempt in Afghanistan was killed by a U.S. grenade, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Thursday.

Report: Khamenei grants amnesty to hundreds of prisonersupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 22:34:00

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, granted amnesty to 649 convicts on the occasion of Eid al-Ghadir, a Shiite Muslim festival, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

Britain to expand its ties to Latin Americaupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 20:49:00

The United Kingdom is turning its sights to Latin America, a region that it has neglected, Foreign Minister William Hague said.

Failed rescue attempt probeupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 12:17:00

Officials say a U.S. grenade may have killed a British hostage during a rescue attempt. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

British PM meets Petraeus after failed rescueupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 12:17:00

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, met British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday in the wake of a failed operation to rescue a British aid worker from kidnappers in Afghanistan.

U.S. grenade may have killed British hostage, PM saysupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 10:08:00

A British aid worker who died during an operation to rescue her from kidnappers in Afghanistan may have been killed by a grenade thrown by American forces trying to free her, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday.

Allied grenade possibly killed hostageupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 10:08:00

A hostage killed during a rescue attempt in Afghanistan may have died from an allied grenade. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Aid worker killed in rescue attemptupdated: Sun Oct 10 2010 20:59:00

A British aid worker held hostage in Afghanistan was killed by captors during a rescue attempt. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.

Sources: No evidence British aid worker died from gunfireupdated: Sun Oct 10 2010 20:59:00

A British aid worker who died while being held hostage in eastern Afghanistan was killed by an explosion when one of her captors detonated an explosive device, authorities said Sunday.

Israel unveils new blockade rules for Gazaupdated: Mon Jul 05 2010 14:02:00

Israel announced Monday that it will continue to restrict construction materials allowed into Gaza, but will allow other items to be brought into Gaza without specific permission.

Britain discloses full nuclear arsenalupdated: Wed May 26 2010 12:08:00

Britain has a total nuclear arsenal of fewer than 225 weapons, with 160 currently operational, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday.

David Beckham buoys British troops in Afghanistanupdated: Mon May 24 2010 05:25:00

Football star David Beckham was visiting British troops in Afghanistan on Saturday, the British Ministry of Defence said.

A UK government 'that will last'updated: Thu May 13 2010 07:32:00

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy PM Nick Clegg talk about the new government and new politics for Britain.

MI6 reports own officer over torture claimsupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 11:53:00

Police in London said Friday they are investigating an allegation of torture involving a British intelligence officer.

Europe no star as election issueupdated: Tue Apr 19 2005 09:02:00

British insularity, and self-belief, was famously demonstrated by the old 1940s newspaper headline: "Fog in Channel: Continent cut off." But something similar seems to be happening in this election. Europe has been cut off again for the duration of the contest.

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