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The Myanmar military "controls significant segments of the country's economy through these holding firms."

The top diplomats of the US, UK, France and Germany held their first in-person meeting together on Tuesday.

UK parliament rejects amendment aimed at blocking China deals

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UK parliament rejects amendment aimed at blocking China deals

An amendment backed by rebel Conservative Party MPs and opposition lawmakers failed to pass through the UK parliament's lower chamber on Monday.

UK sanctions Chinese officials over 'industrial-scale abuses' against Uighurs

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UK sanctions Chinese officials over 'industrial-scale abuses' against Uighurs

Britain joined the US, EU and Canada in imposing sanctions against Chinese officials.

UK MPs call for 'reconsideration' of Bahrain ties

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UK MPs call for 'reconsideration' of Bahrain ties

On the 10th anniversary of Bahrain's crackdown on Arab Spring protests, UK MPs say the British government must pressure Bahrain to stop ...

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Iran, Russia denounce UK plan to boost nuclear arsenal

The UK announcement that they bolster their nuclear arsenal has not been well received by Russia or Iran.

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UK foreign minister wants trade deals with rights violators

Avoiding trade agreements with human rights violators would prevent the UK from tapping into 'growth markets', Raab said.

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UK announces sanctions on Syrian figures

The UK foreign office has announced sanctions against supports and allies of the Syrian regime, including the foreign minister.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'needs urgent treatment' for PTSD, depression

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is in 'urgent need' for treatment for PTSD and depression due to ill treatment in Iranian prisons.

UK calls on Iran to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'immediately'

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UK calls on Iran to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'immediately'

A British-Iranian woman was supposed to be released from house arrest at the end of her five-year sentence on Sunday

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UK aid cuts may force closure of Somalia clinics

The spectre of dry funds comes as the UK announced on Monday that it was slashing its aid program to Yemen by more than 50%.

UK sanctions Myanmar army chief for coup role

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UK sanctions Myanmar army chief for coup role

The sanctions will prevent the six from travelling to Britain, while British businesses and institutions are barred from dealing with them.

Dubai's Princess Latifa urges reopening of sister's kidnap case

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Dubai's Princess Latifa urges reopening of sister's kidnap case

Latifa's sister, Shamsa, was 18 when she escaped from her father's Longcross Estate in the UK in August 2000. She has not been seen in public ...

UK, Canada sanction Myanmar generals after coup

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UK, Canada sanction Myanmar generals after coup

The UK and Canada sanctioned generals in Myanmar following the military takeover.

UN to seek information on missing Dubai princess

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UN to seek information on missing Dubai princess

Following recently released footage, the UN is to question the UAE about the fate of Princess Latifa.

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Dubai princess video pleas 'distressing': UK

Dominic Raab has described the footage of Sheikha Latifa on the BBC programme Panorama as distressing.

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Britain to urge cease-fires to allow COVID-19 deliveries

The UK foreign secretary will call for a ceasefire in all war zones to allow for the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Myanmar general warns anti-coup protesters to return to work

Myanmar's ruling general ordered demonstrators against the military coup to return to work or face "effective actions".

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UK considering sanctions over Myanmar coup: minister

Britain is "urgently" considering imposing sanctions on Myanmar over last week's coup.

Cypriots urged by UK to 'seize opportunity'

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Cypriots urged by UK to 'seize opportunity'

The UK and Cyprus have discussed efforts to revive talks that seek to reunify the Mediterranean island.

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Mia Khalifa tweets support for India's protesting farmers

India’s Hindu Nationalist government appears deeply troubled by celebrities’ expressing solidarity with protesting farmers

UK warns Zaghari-Ratcliffe family not to publicise release plan

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UK warns Zaghari-Ratcliffe family not to publicise release plan

Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family has been campaigning for her release since she was held in Iran in April 2016 on sedition charges. She is currently ...

UK Foreign Minister <em>Dominic</em> <em>Raab</em> visits Sudan

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UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab visits Sudan

Raab met with Sudan's civilian and military leaders to discuss the country's ongoing democratic transition and other issues.

Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

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Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday his treatment was beyond a 'mockery of justice' during a court hearing.

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