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Boris Johnson arrives in Iran to discuss jailed British national

Boris Johnson has arrived in Tehran, where where he is expected to discuss the fate of jailed British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Theresa May urges Zimbabwe to rejoin international community

Britain wants Zimbabwe to rejoin the international community following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday.

Britain offers help for Zimbabwe after Robert Mugabe ‘oppression’

British Prime Minister Theresa May said Robert Mugabe's resignation on Tuesday gave Zimbabwe "an opportunity to forge a new path free of the oppression that characterised his rule," and declared Britain stood ready to help.

Weep not for Mugabe, he does not need our tears

Shed no tears for Mugabe, the uncompromising fighter for justice who demanded that the resources of Zimbabwe and Africa be for us, not the parasites of the “international community”. He sang of freedom, fought that Africa be sovereign and stood at his duty post; a committed African soldier.

Iran denies ‘military aggression’ against Saudi Arabia

Iran on Tuesday rejected accusations that it was responsible for “military aggression” in Saudi Arabia, after a missile was launched into the kingdom from neighbouring Yemen.

We can bar people from Hong Kong – China

China said on Thursday it had the right to bar people from Hong Kong, a day after a British activist was denied entry into the former British colony.

Ijaw youths reject planned Operation Crocodile Smile

Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), yesterday rejected the second round of Operation Crocodile Smile scheduled to kick-off on Saturday.

Trump pushes UN reform as world leaders gather for crisis talks

US President Donald Trump makes his debut at the United Nations on Monday, with an address on UN reform as a week of intense diplomacy kicks off, dominated by worries about North Korea, Iran and Myanmar.

Boris Johnson opens new UK embassy in Abuja

The United Kingdom on Thursday opened its new Embassy in Abuja, which it said would further strengthen its relationship with Nigeria.

Boris Johnson visits Libya’s Haftar, urges him to stick to ceasefire

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar during a visit to Benghazi on Thursday and urged him to stick to a ceasefire announced in Paris last month and to back U.N.-led efforts to end Libya’s conflict.

Libya asks Britain’s Johnson to help lift arms embargo

Libya's unity government chief Fayez al-Sarraj urged visiting British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday to help lift a United Nations arms embargo in force since the 2011 Libyan revolution.

Kenya election: Pressure mounts on opposition to quell deadly protests

Kenya's defeated opposition faced mounting calls at home and abroad to calm their supporters Sunday after claims of election rigging sparked violent protests that left at least 11 people dead.

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