Saturday, 28 November 2020

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British Foreign Minister, Palestinian president discuss regional issues

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson discussed recent political developments over the phone. According to Palestine’s official news agency, Abbas reiterated the Palestinian leadership’s commitment to a “two-state solution” and a Palestinian state within pre-1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. Abbas said Palestine was ready to sit at the negotiating ...

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Foreign aid to be shifted to support UK policy, Boris Johnson says

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LONDON: The UK’s aid budget will be shifted to projects that promote its interests, the foreign secretary has said. Boris Johnson said the money will be “more sensibly distributed” to support foreign policy aims such as denying safe havens to Islamist militants. His comments came as Penny Mordaunt, the international ...

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Boris Johnson to visit Moscow first time in 5 years

MOSCOW: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday will hold talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the first official visit by a minister from London in five years. The visit could signal an improvement in relations after years of antagonism. It comes after Johnson in April cancelled ...

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Sadiq Khan to take control of London Stadium

LONDON: Decisions taken by Boris Johnson as the mayor of London to convert the Olympic Stadium for West Ham United’s use cost almost £300m of public money and have saddled the stadium operator with annual losses of about £20m, a highly critical review has found. The review, by the accountants ...

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Boris Johnson meets top Iranian officials

TEHRAN: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held talks with senior Iranian officials, including his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations, including economic, banking and commercial ties. The sides also insisted on the importance of boosting cooperation both in the region and the ...

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British foreign minister to visit Iran, lobby for jailed aid worker

LONDON: British foreign minister Boris Johnson will travel to Iran on Saturday to lobby counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, reported Reuters. The trip will be only the third by a British foreign minister to Iran in the last 14 years, and ...

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Corbyn premiership spreads caution among Tories

LONDON: Senior members of the UK’s ruling Conservative Party have urged Prime Minister Theresa May to reunite her divided government before Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn takes over her position. May’s cabinet has been riddled with division over the country’s overall strategy to handle Brexit, more than a year after the ...

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Rohingya crisis: Boris Johnson warns Suu Kyi over Muslim treatment

LONDON: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has warned Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi that the treatment of the Muslim Rohingya is “besmirching” the country’s reputation. Mr Johnson called on Ms Suu Kyi, the country’s de facto leader, to “use her remarkable qualities” to end prejudice against Muslims in Rakhine state. Violence ...

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UK visit delayed as Boris Johnson criticises Trump over Charlottesville

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Donald Trump got his response to Charlottesville “totally wrong” and has all but confirmed the US President’s state visit to Britain will no longer go ahead this year. Prime Minister Theresa May issued the invitation when she became the first leader to visit Mr ...

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