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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.
Clashes, violence expected across Egypt for Morsi trial

Clashes, violence expected across Egypt for Morsi trial

LONDON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A travel advisory is in effect for much of Egypt because of the threat of violence ahead of next week's trial for Mohamed Morsi, the British government said.

Mozambique violence prompts U.K. travel alert

LONDON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Britain said Friday it was advising against all but essential travel to most of Mozambique's central province of Sofala because of violence there.
Tehran, London moving closer to formal diplomatic relations

Tehran, London moving closer to formal diplomatic relations

TEHRAN, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Iranian and British governments are taking the necessary steps to restore formal bilateral diplomatic relations, Iran's foreign ministry spokeswoman said.
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President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (L) and British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw (R) talk to the media at a press conference on Afghanistan at the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London on Tuesday January 31 2006. (UPI Photo/Hugo Philpott)
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