British PM Cameron orders investigation into Muslim Brotherhood

British PM Cameron orders investigation into Muslim Brotherhood

April 1 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Monday that he has ordered an investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood.
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British spy chief: Law lets intel agencies defend themselves

LONDON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The chief of Britain's spy agency told a panel Thursday intelligence agencies were upset at payments made to terror suspects with liability claims.

The other humanitarian crisis

BALTIMORE, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The democratic heirs to the ayatollah may soon be at Camp Liberty. It’s time to demonstrate support for their humane treatment and protection.
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MI6 key to Iranian nuclear deterrence

MI6 key to Iranian nuclear deterrence

LONDON, July 13 (UPI) -- British intelligence is working to delay the "awful moment" when leaders need to consider military action to deter Iran's nuclear ambitions, an official said.
Coroner: Spy's death 'criminally mediated'

Coroner: Spy's death 'criminally mediated'

LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- The death of British intelligence agent Gareth Williams is likely to remain a mystery, a London coroner concluded Wednesday.

Report: MI6 chief discussed death probe

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- The head of Britain's MI6 spy agency sought to narrow the focus of a police probe into the death of one of its code breakers, The Daily Telegraph reported.

MI6 chief: Agents honorable, abhor torture

LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- British intelligence operatives are honorable and know "the right thing to do" concerning human rights and torture, the head of Britain's spy agency said.

Secrecy not taboo, MI6 chief says

LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Sharing intelligence across a broad international spectrum isn't taboo, the head of Britain's foreign intelligence service said Thursday in London.

Dead MI6 agent also worked in Washington

LONDON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The FBI is helping British police in their investigation into the death of an intelligence analyst who had worked in the United States, officials say.

London praises Afghan achievements

UNITED NATIONS, July 1 (UPI) -- The Afghan government deserves praise for its improvements in police reform, agriculture and its conduct in preparation for national elections, London said.

Sawers' MI6 appointment surprising

LONDON, June 17 (UPI) -- The naming of British diplomat John Sawers as new chief of the spy agency MI6 is a surprise move because he is an outsider, analysts say.

British diplomat to head MI6

LONDON, June 16 (UPI) -- Sir John Sawers, a longtime diplomat serving as Britain's ambassador to the United Nations, was named head of the British spy agency MI6 Tuesday.

U.N. looking at next steps on Zimbabwe

UNITED NATIONS, June 30 (UPI) -- The next chance for moving ahead in expressing displeasure with the recent Zimbabwean election may rest with the African Union, a U.N. ambassador says.

U.N. renews al-Qaida, Taliban sanctions

UNITED NATIONS, June 30 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council renewed sanctions Monday against named al-Qaida and Taliban members and changed procedures for reviewing the sanctions resolution.

U.N. urged to increase efforts in Sudan

UNITED NATIONS, June 19 (UPI) -- A delegation that recently returned from Sudan is calling for an increased level of support from the U.N. Security Council for the war-ravaged country.
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Sir Robert John Sawers, KCMG (born 26 July 1955) is a British diplomat and senior civil servant. He is the current Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). He was previously the British Permanent Representative to the United Nations from August 2007 to November 2009.

Born in Warwick, Sawers was brought up in a family of five children in Bath and educated at the City of Bath Boys' School (which became Beechen Cliff School before he left), where he still holds the 440-yard hurdles school record. He studied physics and philosophy at the University of Nottingham and spent periods at the Universities of St Andrews, Witwatersrand and Harvard. His interests include theatre, hiking and sport, especially tennis and cycling. His wife Shelley is a teacher. They have three grown-up children.

Sawers was announced as the new chief of the Secret Intelligence Service on 16 June 2009, succeeding Sir John Scarlett. He took up his new appointment in November 2009. In July 2009 his family details were removed from the social networking site Facebook following media interest in the contents.

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