Myanmar coup: Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to ramp up pressure on military to step aside

The UK foreign secretary is to demand the instigators of the coup in Myanmar stand down and release the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In an address to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday, Dominic Raab will say the democratic wishes of the nation should be respected, and violent scenes like those over the weekend when two protesters were

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Syrian foreign minister says U.S. sanctions 'suffocate Syrians, just like George Floyd'

‘Pivotal turning point’: Perino says Trump’s landmark peace deals put Iran, Syria, Lebanon on ‘back foot’ Dana Perino reacts to President Trump presiding over the signing of two momentous peace deals Syria’s foreign minister drew comparisons between his country and George Floyd, saying that U.S. sanctions have “suffocated” the Middle East nation. Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem

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Foreign journalists warn of Hong Kong visa delays

Foreign journalists in Hong Kong are facing “highly unusual” visa delays at a time of high tension between the US and China, a group representing international media has said. The Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) suggested visas were being used “as a weapon in international disputes”. Foreign media face restrictions on the Chinese mainland but Hong Kong has long been an

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