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Cameron urges British Muslims to help fight extremism


December 31st, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 31 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Friday warned that the terrorist threat in Britain is 'as serious as it ever has been' and urged the Muslims in the ... Read more...

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MI6 boss red-faced over daughter’s Facebook pics


November 1st, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Nov 1 (ANI): Britain's Secret Intelligence Service chief John Sawers is facing public humiliation after his daughter posted a photo of herself posing with a gold Kalashnikov rifle on Facebook.Oxford ... Read more...

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Secrecy vital for Britain’s safety, says MI6 chief


October 28th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Britain will be at risk if its secrets are compromised, the chief of the country's Secret Intelligence Service MI6 said Thursday in a veiled attack on the courts, ... Read more...

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UK, US talked of toppling Saddam in 2001


December 11th, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.11 (ANI): Britain and the US were considering measures to bring down the Saddam Hussein regime in 2001, two years before the second Gulf War, the head of MI6 has ... Read more...

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MI6 chiefs to be quizzed in Iraq war probe


November 17th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 17 (ANI): The current and former chiefs of the UK's intelligence service, MI6, will be the first witnesses to testify and give evidence in the official inquiry into the Iraq ... Read more...

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Security Council hails Afghan elections


August 21st, 2009 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 21 (Xinhua) The UN Security Council has hailed the Afghans for holding elections defying the Taliban violence aimed at deraling the poll process. In a statement Thursday, British UN ... Read more...

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UN council meets to discuss Myanmar’s Suu Kyi verdict


August 12th, 2009 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 12 (DPA) The UN Security Council met Tuesday to discuss a Myanmar court's verdict against the country's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but failed to agree immediately on ... Read more...

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MI6 chief’s beach pics on Facebook ‘no state secret’, says UK Foreign Secretary


July 6th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Reacting on the headlines grabbed by new MI6 head Sir John Sawers' photographs, which appeared on Facebook, UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband has said that it is ... Read more...

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New British spy chief’s wife leaves him exposed on Facebook


July 5th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) The man set to take over as head of Britain's external spy agency has been left exposed after his wife published photographs and family details on the ... Read more...

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New MI6 chief’s wife blatantly breaches secrecy by posting ‘plenty’ on Facebook


July 5th, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): The credibility of Britain's new chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, Sir John Sawers, is being questioned after his wife published family holiday photographs and other personal ... Read more...

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First outsider in over 40 years to head UK’s M16


June 17th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Sir John Sawers, who is the British Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, has been appointed as the head MI6, the first outsider in more ... Read more...

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Britain’s man at UN to be new spy chief


June 16th, 2009 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (DPA) Britain's ambassador to the UN John Sawers is to become the next chief of the country's overseas intelligence service MI6 in November, the government announced Tuesday. The 52-year-old ... Read more...

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Over 67,000 displaced in latest Somali violence, says UN


May 27th, 2009 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, May 27 (Xinhua) More than 67,000 people have been displaced in the escalating violence in the Somali capital, as the military intensified their operations against the Islamic militants, who fired mortar ... Read more...

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UNSC shows concern for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi


May 23rd, 2009 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 23 (DPA) The UN Security Council issued Friday a statement expressing "concern" over the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi by Myanmar's military junta, calling for her ... Read more...

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Iran, Syria violate UN arms transfer ban, say members


March 11th, 2009 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 11 (DPA) Iran supplied arms to Syria in violation of a UN Security Council resolution banning arms transfer as part of measures against Iran's nuclear activities, the US and ... Read more...

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Iran violates IAEA rules with enrichment: UN


February 21st, 2009 - 4:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 21 (DPA) UN Security Council members said Friday they eventually would have to tackle the new situation with Iran, which has continued its uranium enrichment programme and been found ... Read more...

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UN panel adopts resolution on arms trade standards


November 1st, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 1 (Xinhua) The UN has adopted a British sponsored resolution seeking to establish agreed standards of arms trade.The resolution, tabled Friday, received an overwhelming support of 145 members at ... Read more...

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US, Britain call for more pressure on Myanmar


September 12th, 2008 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 12 (DPA) The US and Britain have called for more pressure on Myanmar to end its defiance of demands for democratic progress and the release of political prisoners, including ... Read more...

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Russia accuses UN of double standards over Georgian regions


August 29th, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 29 (RIA Novosti) Russia has accused the UN Security Council of having double standards over South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and of lacking understanding of the conflicts in the separatist ... Read more...

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Russia pushes for own peace plan in Georgia, US opposes


August 22nd, 2008 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 22 (DPA) Russia has submitted a formal text to the UN Security Council aimed at ending the conflict in Georgia, but the US and Britain said they were not ... Read more...

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Sudan ‘on the brink’ of resuming civil war: UN official


June 4th, 2008 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Juba (Sudan), June 4 (DPA) Sudan is "on the brink" of resuming a decades-long civil war as government troops and forces from the former rebel south converge on the oil-rich town of ... Read more...

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UN Security Council supports Lebanese political agreement


May 23rd, 2008 - 4:07 am ICT by admin
DPA New York, May 23 (DPA) The UN Security Council Thursday declared its strong support for the agreement reached this week by Lebanese parties to end 18 months of political impasse. The council ... Read more...

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UN considers peacekeeping deployment to Somalia


May 16th, 2008 - 5:05 am ICT by admin
DPA New York, May 16 (DPA) The UN Security Council decided Thursday to send a political mission to Somalia in advance of a peacekeeping operation in the Horn of Africa nation. South Africa ... Read more...

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New resolution on Iran in UN Security Council


February 22nd, 2008 - 4:49 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti New York, Feb 22 (RIA Novosti) A new UN Security Council resolution calling for sanctions against Iran over its refusal to halt its nuclear programme was officially introduced Thursday by Britain ... Read more...

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