Tag: Political News

Shake-up at FCO

More British diplomats are to be sent to the Middle East and South Asia to combat extremism, in a radical reallocation of FCO resources, the…

Envoy slams ‘biased report’

Cambodian Ambassador Hor Nambora has accused The Guardian of biased reporting for a recent article which claimed that half of Cambodia is being sold to…

Pakistan back in the club

Pakistan’s High Commissioner, Maleeha Lodhi, departed London on a high note with the news that the Commonwealth was restoring her country’s membership in recognition of…

Ambassador hits out at media

China’s Ambassador to the UK has warned that “misleading” reporting by Western media of the riots in Tibet risks alienating the young pro-Western generation in…

Sharp focus

The Foreign Office has just emerged from a period of intense naval gazing, trying to figure out what its purpose is. Elizabeth Stewart spoke to…

Entente formidable

Talleyrand, one of the greatest French diplomats, once said, “Give me a good chef and I will bring you back a good treaty.” This must…

Ambassador slams UK media

The Chinese Ambassador to Britain has attacked elements in the British media for their biased coverage of the recent pro-Tibetan riots in Lhasa. Speaking at…

Miliband urges radical change

The Foreign Secretary has announced a radical change in the way the Foreign Office will be run. Addressing a gathering of 160 ambassadors at the…

Kosovo divides corps

Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence has divided London’s diplomats over whether the world’s 194th state deserves recognition. Britain was quick to recognise independence and British…

FCO prepares for reshuffle

The Foreign Office is bracing itself for a reorganisation in April, in line with a new ‘Strategic Framework’. When David Miliband took up office last…