A ship with a mystery cargo travels from Russia to Syria, as CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.
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.
The United Nations said Saturday it has suspended its monitoring mission in Syria due to intensifying violence.
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 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.
ITN's Lindsey Hilsum has the latest on the death of UK businessman Neil Heywood and possible connection with Bo Xilai.
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'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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
HIV patients in Myanmar are forced to look for help elsewhere after no government help. Paula Hancocks reports.
African Development Bank's Mthuli Ncube discusses the detrimental affect of increased piracy off the coast of Somalia.
A British report issued Thursday called for "decisive action" to contain the growing problem of piracy off the coast of Somalia.
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 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.
President Obama says the Iranian government needs to address the recent riot that overran a UK embassy in Tehran.
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 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."
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.
John Defterios interviews Libya's interim prime minister, Mahmoud Jibril at the World Economic Forum in Jordan.
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.
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.
The Palestinians want U.N. statehood. How do they get it? CNN's Richard Roth reports.
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.
The British government has started delivering money that it unfroze to a bank in Libya, said William Hague, Foreign Secretary, in a statement Wednesday.
Ships filled with supplies land in Tripoli as Libyan rebels attempt to establish some sense of normality in the capital.
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.
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.
Libya's prime minister said Tuesday that NATO airstrikes must stop before any negotiations to resolve the five-month-old conflict can begin.
The world's newest nation is celebrating its independence Saturday.
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.
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 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.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed Tuesday that "we will not surrender," even as NATO airstrikes bombarded his compound in Tripoli.
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.
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 host of celebrities and dignitaries arrive in style for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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.
CNN's Brian Todd looks at how the allies hope to convince Moammar Gadhafi to leave Libya.
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.
What starts out as a mission to help rebel forces in Libya backfires for a key U.S. ally. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi "must go," British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Sunday, as Britain froze the assets of Gadhafi and his family.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux looks back at Libya's standoffs with the West in the 1980s and '90s.
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.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports on the latest demands from Cairo's tireless protesters giving voice to 30 years of grievances.
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.
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 said Wednesday that it blamed "unfriendly" actions by Britain for a recent diplomatic spat that led both nations to expel each others' diplomats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The United Kingdom is turning its sights to Latin America, a region that it has neglected, Foreign Minister William Hague said.
Officials say a U.S. grenade may have killed a British hostage during a rescue attempt. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
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.
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.
A hostage killed during a rescue attempt in Afghanistan may have died from an allied grenade. CNN's Phil Black reports.
A British aid worker held hostage in Afghanistan was killed by captors during a rescue attempt. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
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 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 has a total nuclear arsenal of fewer than 225 weapons, with 160 currently operational, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Wednesday.
Football star David Beckham was visiting British troops in Afghanistan on Saturday, the British Ministry of Defence said.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy PM Nick Clegg talk about the new government and new politics for Britain.
Police in London said Friday they are investigating an allegation of torture involving a British intelligence officer.
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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