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Britain calls for vigilance amid Turkish unrest

LONDON, March 11 (UPI) -- The British government called for vigilance Tuesday for any of its citizens in Turkey given the likelihood nationwide protests will turn violent.

Remain vigilant in Ukraine, British government says

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The British government said Monday there were still threats from political violence in Ukraine, though the situation has calmed considerably.

'High threat' of terrorism in Sinai, London warns

LONDON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office said Wednesday it believed terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt were plotting additional attacks.

Nigeria attacks frustrate United Nations

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The United Nations Tuesday accused the Nigerian government of not taking national security seriously after weekend Boko Haram attacks that left hundreds dead.

ICRC says Nigerian violence inhibiting aid

ABUJA, Nigeria, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Mounting security challenges in Nigeria is making it difficult for civilians to meet their most basic needs, ICRC regional delegate Zoran Jovanovic said.

London advises its citizens in Tripoli to remain vigilant

LONDON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The British government said Friday its residents in Tripoli should be on alert for the potential for violence, including kidnapping.

Nigeria subject of British travel warning

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- With at least 50 people reported dead following a Boko Haram attack, the British government said Monday Britons should avoid traveling to Nigeria's Borno state.

Concerns linger ahead of Thai vote

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The British government said Monday it was warning of the potential for violence in Thailand ahead of elections scheduled for Feb. 2.

Egyptian violence erupts ahead of revolution anniversary

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- British Minister for North African Hugh Robertson said Friday he condemned violence in Egypt as British residents there were advised to remain vigilant.

U.K. issues alert ahead of Thai elections

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The British government said Thursday it was calling on its citizens in Thailand to be on alert for violent demonstrations ahead of Feb. 2 elections.

Libyan violence attracts London's attention

LONDON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The British minister for the Middle East and North Africa said Tuesday his government was standing by Libya amid escalating violence.

British travel warning raised ahead of Kyrgyzstan elections

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The British government warned Thursday there may be security concerns next week in Kyrgyzstan connected to mayoral elections in two key cities.

Burkina Faso alert raised by British government

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The British government issued a travel alert Thursday for Burkina Faso, warning of the possibility of violence on a Jan. 18 national day of protest.

British government official alarmed by violent Bangladeshi elections

LONDON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The level of violence associated with parliamentary elections in Bangladesh is deplorable, British government official Sayeeda Warsi said Monday.

Evacuations under way in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The British military said Thursday it deployed a military transport aircraft to South Sudan to help coordinate an evacuation of the country's capital.
U.N., ICRC working overtime in South Sudan

U.N., ICRC working overtime in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The U.N. Mission in South Sudan said Wednesday it was working to respond to the needs of those people caught up in South Sudan's political violence.
British government says unrest 'likely' in Bahrain

British government says unrest 'likely' in Bahrain

LONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The British government said Tuesday it was advising its citizens in Bahrain to be on alert given the potential for violent anti-government demonstrations.

Brazzaville travel warning scaled down by British government

LONDON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The British government scaled down a travel advisory for the Republic of Congo, saying recent conflict in the capital Brazzaville was an isolated event.

Heavy fighting reported in Republic of Congo

LONDON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- The British government said Monday it was advising against all travel to the Republic of Congo because of reports of heavy fighting in the capital city.

London warns of protests in Uganda

LONDON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The British government Wednesday warned against traveling to parts of Uganda because of the potential for violent demonstrations in Kampala.

London issues travel alert for Ukraine after EU snub

LONDON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The British government Tuesday warned its citizens who may be in Ukraine to take extra precautions, given the possibility of violent protests in the county.

Engage Africa, London says

LONDON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- British Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds said engagement with African communities will help ensure regional stability and economic prosperity.

London issues travel alert for Thailand

LONDON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The British government said Tuesday it was warning of the security risks of traveling to Thailand because of the possibility of large protests this week.

Charles Taylor backers threaten Britons in Liberia

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The British government warned Thursday of the risks of traveling to Liberia because of threats made by supporters of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

London appoints diplomat to Tehran

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The British government said Monday it appointed Ajay Sharma to serve as the charges d'affaires to Iran, a move that restores diplomatic ties severed in 2011.
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