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Foreign Office Minister offers condolences following severe storms in the United States

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt MP

6 March 2012

Minister Burt has spoken following the tragic loss of life caused by the tornadoes in the Midwest and the South of the United States.

Foreign Office Minister visits Yemen

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt MP

Sana'a, 5 March 2012

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said the UK will remain a close development and political partner to Yemen when he visited the country on 5 March.

Foreign Secretary offers condolences to victims of explosions in Republic of Congo

FCO media suite backdrop

London, 4 March 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken following a blast at a munitions factory in Congo. At least 200 people are reported to have been killed.

War graves damaged in Libya

Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Crown Copyright

London, 4 March 2012

Over 200 headstones and the Cross of Remembrance in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery in Benghazi were deliberately damaged on 24 and 26 February.

Foreign Secretary expresses concern at military build up on Sudanese border

Foreign Secretary William Hague

London, 2 March 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke following reports of a potential confrontation between Sudanese Armed Forces and the Sudan People's Liberation Army.

Foreign Secretary: Iranian elections took place in "climate of fear"

London, 2 March 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague said that the regime has presented the vote as a test of loyalty, rather than an opportunity for people to freely choose their own representatives.

This week at the Foreign Office

Foreign and Commonwealth office

London, 2 March 2012

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

Change of Her Majesty's Ambassador to Japan

Tim Hitchens

London, 2 March 2012

Mr Timothy Mark Hitchens, CMG, LVO has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Japan.

Marking 80 years of the BBC World Service

London, 2 March 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague said that the World Service has been an example of the very best of Britain when he spoke at the 80th anniversary.

British Virgin Islands pilot new approach to environmental management

Henry Bellingham MP

London, 2 March 2012

Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham has welcomed discussions in the UK Overseas Territory of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on 'greening the economy'.

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