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UK "strongly opposes" diamond exports from Zimbabwe mines that do not comply with the Kimberley Process.

Henry Bellingham MP

London, 8 August 2011

Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham responds to BBC Panorama investigation into human rights abuses in Marange region of Zimbabwe.

Burma: 23rd anniversary of student uprising

Myanmar activists holding a banner and portraits of Aung San Suu Kyi (TANG CHHIN SOTHY/AFP/Getty Images)

London, 8 August 2011

Foreign Secretary William Hague marks the 23rd anniversary of the August 1988 student uprising in Burma

Podcast marks the 20th anniversary of Lebanon hostage release

John McCarthy and his father Pat McCarthy (© Getty images)

8 August 2011

British journalist John McCarthy was released in 1991 after more than five years as a hostage in Lebanon. Mark Watchorn talks about the release in a Foreign Office podcast.

Foreign Office Minister discusses events in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt MP

London, 7 August 2011

Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt spoke about developments in Afghanistan, Libya and Syria on the Andrew Marr Show today.

Foreign Office Minister expresses concern at detention of Ukrainian opposition politician

FCO plaque in King Charles Street. Crown copyright.

London, 6 August 2011

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has commented on the decision to detain the former Ukrainian Prime Minister and leading opposition figure, Yulia Tymoshenko, following her court appearance on 5 August.

UK expresses concern over detention of prominent Belarusian human rights defender

David Lidington MP, Minister for Europe

London, 6 August 2011

The Foreign Office's Europe Minister David Lidington has commented on the detention.

This week on the Foreign Office Global Conversations blog:

Demonstrators in Cairo (Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

London, 5 August 2011

Egypt, Kenya and Climate change were amongst the topics discussed by Foreign Office bloggers.

Minister for the Middle East condemns expansion of illegal Israeli settlement

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt MP

London, 5 August 2011

Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Alistair Burt comments on the Israeli Interior Ministry’s announcement that over 900 housing units will be constructed in East Jerusalem.

This week at the Foreign Office

FCO plaque in King Charles Street. Crown copyright.

London, 5 August 2011

A look at the work of the Foreign Office and its embassies overseas this week.

Change of UK's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and World Trade Organisation in Geneva

Karen Pierce

London, 5 August 2011

Miss Karen Elizabeth Pierce CMG has been appointed the UK's Permanent Representative to the UN and World Trade Organisation in Geneva.


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