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Foreign Office Minister congratulates new Chief Minister of Gibraltar

David Lidington, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Crown copyright.

London, 9 December 2011

Foreign Office Minister David Lidington has congratulated Fabian Picardo on his election as Chief Minister of Gibraltar.


Pilot strike to affect Iberia airlines

departure board at Athens international airport is pictured with a metal advertising placard in the foreground on April 19, 2010. Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images.

London, 9 December 2011

The union representing pilots at Iberia Airlines has called for strikes on 18 and 29 December.

Foreign Office Minister condemns Lebanon bomb attack

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt MP

London, 9 December 2011

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt has condemned a bomb attack on a UN patrol in southern Lebanon which injured several French peacekeepers and civilians on 9 December.

Prime Minister's reaction following EU talks in Brussels

Prime Minister David Cameron

Brussels, 9 December 2011

Prime Minister David Cameron has rejected a new European Union treaty saying that what was on offer was "not in Britain's interests".

A new partnership between the UK and Libya

Foreign Office Minister views mural painted by young artists in Libya (Crown copyright)

Tripoli, 8 December 2011

Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt completed a three day visit to Libya on 8 December. The first visit by a UK Minister since the formation of the new Libyan Government.

Human rights in Libya - Abu Saleem prison

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt MP

London, 8 December 2011

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt visited the ruin of Abu Saleem prison where 1200 prisoners were shot dead on Qadhafi's orders in 1996.

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic

Foreign and Commonwealth office

London, 7 December 2011

Ms Judith Margaret Farnworth has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic.

Foreign Secretary expresses concern at Israeli legislation on Non-Governmental Organisations

Foreign Secretary William Hague

London, 7 December 2011

Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken after proposals in the Israeli Knesset to pass legislation that would restrict foreign funding to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

Government publishes report on UK's strategy on the protection of civilians in conflict

Henry Bellingham MP

London, 7 December 2011

The Government has published its annual update on the UK's national strategy on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.

Foreign Secretary condemns sectarian attacks in Afghanistan and Iraq

London, 6 December 2011

Foreign Secretary William Hague said he is shocked by the attacks on 5 & 6 December in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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