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In the land of misinterpreted terror

From ayatollahs railing against the Great Satan (aka the United States) to whip-wielding policemen on motorbikes, Iran hasn't presented the most inviting face to the outside world over the last few decades. But a few days ago the UK Foreign Offic...
by Finding Neverland on Jun 19, 2016

Top 10 Bizarre Requests for Consular Assistance

With millions of Brits choosing to live outside the UK, it’s unsurprising that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are inundated with calls from desperate Brits stuck in a hospital or prison cell. What may surprise you, however, is just h...
by Real Estate Marbella on Apr 12, 2016

Probe launched by Foreign Office into allegations of child abuse on British territory of St Helena

Probe launched by Foreign Office into allegations of child abuse on British territory of St Helena after claims were revealed by child protection charity    Foreign and Commonwealth Office promise independent investigation  &...

Probe launched by Foreign Office into allegations of child abuse on British territory of St Helena

A social worker on St Helena who claims she was forced to resign after authorities failed to tackle ‘appalling’ child sexual abuse on the island will have her shocking allegations probed by an independent investigation, Mail Online can reveal. T...
by Extreme Abuse Survey on Jul 25, 2014

Egyptian Ambassador summoned to the Federal Foreign Office

BERLIN, Germany, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — At the request of Foreign Minister Steinmeier, the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, his Excellency Mohamed Higazy, was summoned to the Federal Foreign Office today (29...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Apr 30, 2014

Pakistani tortured, killed prisoner Sannaullah’s body reaches Pakistan

Staff Report SIALKOT/ISLAMABAD: Pakistani tortured and killed prisoner, in Indian prison, Sanaullah’s body has reached in Pakistan from India this evening, SAMAA reports. A special plane brought deceased prisoner Sanaullah’s body from Ind...
by CNews on May 9, 2013

Pakistan calls upon India to investigate Sanaullah’s death

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday expressed its deep concern and demanded investigation into the death of Sanaullah, who died of his injuries at India’s Chandigarh hospital six days after being tortured in Indian-held Kashmir jail, S...
by CNews on May 9, 2013

Pakistan summons Afghan diplomat to protest border attack

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday summoned Afghan envoy and recorded its protest over recent attack on Pakistani check post on the Pak-Afghan border, SAMAA reported. Pakistan’s Gursal check post came under unprovoked firing from the A...
by CNews on May 7, 2013

Karzai’s remarks on Durand-line a distraction from more pressing issues: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday said that Durand-line was a settled issue and opening discussions on this issue was a distraction from the more pressing issues requiring the priority attention and cooperation of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Responding to...
by CNews on May 6, 2013

Karzai’s remarks on Durand-line a distraction from more pressing issues: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday said that Durand-line was a settled issue and opening discussions on this issue was a distraction from the more pressing issues requiring the priority attention and cooperation of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Responding to...
by CNews on May 6, 2013

Pakistani officials visit Sanaullah in Chandigarh hospital

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Office said Sunday that condition of injured Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah is still critical in Chandigarh city of India where he is being treated in a hospital, SAMAA reported. In a statement, spokesman to For...
by CNews on May 5, 2013

Turkey investigates use of chemical weapons in Syria

REYHANLI: Turkey is testing blood samples taken from Syrian casualties brought over the border from fighting in recent days to determine whether they were victims of a chemical weapons attack, local government and health officials said on Wednesday.
by CNews on May 1, 2013

Indian diplomats allowed second time to meet Sarbhjit in Lahore hospital

Staff Report LAHORE: Pakistan has allowed an Indian diplomats second time to meet under treatment Sarbhjit Singh in Lahore hospital, SAMAA reports.
by CNews on Apr 28, 2013

Pakistan strongly condemns Boston blasts

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned the bomb blasts in US city of Boston in which three people were killed and over 100 injured, SAMAA reported. In a statement, Foreign Office spokesman expressed deep shock and grief over t...
by CNews on Apr 16, 2013

Pakistan condemns Guru’s hanging, curfew in Kashmir

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed its reservations over execution of Kashmiri youth Afzal Guru and subsequent curfew in Indian-held Kashmir, SAMAA reported. In a statement on Monday the Foreign Office strongly condemned brutality of Indi...
by CNews on Feb 11, 2013

Pakistan condemns Guru’s hanging, curfew in Kashmir

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed its reservations over execution of Kashmiri youth Afzal Guru and subsequent curfew in Indian-held Kashmir, SAMAA reported.
by CNews on Feb 11, 2013

Pakistan Says 29 Nationals Beaten by Afghans

Afghan officials say they are investigating allegations by neighboring Pakistan that Afghan forces severely beat Pakistani nationals. The Saturday protest note from Islamabad's Foreign Office provided no details other than to say that all 29 had vali...
by Online Media News on Dec 22, 2012

Britain is target of up to 1,000 cyber attacks every hour

Britain is being targeted by up to 1,000 cyber attacks every hour in a relentless campaign to steal secrets or disable systems, intelligence sources have warned. Hackers and foreign spies are bombarding government departments and businesses around th...
by Mafia Today on Oct 22, 2012

Russia supports Pakistan’s stance on drone strikes

Staff Report ISLAMABAD: Russia on Thursday backed Pakistan’s stance against the drone strikes and termed it violation of the country’s sovereignty and integrity, SAMAA reported. The two countries have also signed three MOUs on cooperation...
by CNews on Oct 4, 2012

Find out what the Foreign Office did to tackle religious persecution in 2011

Today the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its Human Rights and Democracy Report for 2011. This annual report highlights the British Government’s  global human rights priorities. It is produced with the intention of increasing aware...
by God and Politics in the UK on Apr 30, 2012


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