UK foreign minister William Hague steps down

2014-07-15 07:00

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says he is stepping down from his post as the country's top diplomat after four years in the job in an unexpected move prompted by a government reshuffle.

UK sees thaw with Iran, will reopen embassy

2014-06-17 16:40

UK's William Hague says 'circumstances are right' to re-open embassy in Iran as relations thaw

UK to host Boko Haram summit

2014-06-05 22:25

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague will host a meeting of African and Western officials in London next week aimed at stepping up international efforts to defeat the Islamist group Boko Haram.

Egypt slammed over 683 to death sentences

2014-04-29 07:52

The UN and Washington have condemned death sentences handed to 683 alleged Islamists including Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie in an Egyptian court.

Ukraine biggest 21st century Europe crisis: Hague

2014-03-03 11:58

The unrest in Ukraine is "the biggest crisis in Europe in the 21st century", British Foreign Secretary William Hague says, as he warned Russia to back down in Crimea.

UK to accept vulnerable Syria refugees

2014-01-30 11:31

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says that his country is preparing to accept the most vulnerable Syrian refugees this year.

Iran halts nuke activity after IAEA nod

2014-01-20 14:28

Iran has halted its most sensitive nuclear activity under a ground-breaking deal with world powers, a confidential UN atomic agency report shows.

Hope for peace in Syria fades

2013-10-23 15:45

Prospects for a Syria peace conference in Geneva next month look dim after key opposition leaders spurned efforts by Western and Arab powers to persuade them to attend.

113 countries sign pledge against sexual violence

2013-09-25 09:01

Ministers from 113 countries have signed a declaration pledging new action to end sexual violence in conflict.

Aus joins UK, US, urges Zim poll re-run

2013-08-05 09:30

Australia which suspended sanctions against Zimbabwe to help encourage "free and fair" elections has added its voice to international concerns on voting in last week’s elections, a report says.


UK 'extremely concerned' by Gaza deaths

2014-07-12 13:00

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says he is "extremely concerned" about the loss of life in Gaza, where five days of Israel air strikes have killed more than 120 Palestinians.

Jolie, Hague vow action against sexual violence

2014-06-10 18:09

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague have vowed to ensure the world's first summit on ending sexual violence in conflict resulted in practical action.

Nigeria schoolgirl kidnappings 'disgusting'

2014-05-06 14:10

Britain’s foreign minister William Hague has condemned the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria as "disgusting", and says London is offering "practical help".

Pro-Russia troops take Crimea terminal

2014-03-03 14:06

Pro-Russian troops are in control of a ferry terminal in Ukraine's Crimea region close to Russia, intensifying fears that Moscow will send even more troops to the Black Sea region.

UK calls Homs evacuee screening 'outrageous'

2014-02-13 18:50

Britain says it was "outrageous" that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime had been detaining men and boys evacuated from the ravaged city of Homs.

Syria warring sides gather as Geneva II begins

2014-01-22 09:48

Nearly three years after the start of their fierce civil war, Syria's opposing sides will gather with world powers in Switzerland for the most serious effort yet to end the war.

Hague believes Iran nuke deal within reach

2013-11-20 19:24

The remaining differences between Iran and world powers over a potential deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme are narrow, British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.

UK to press Sri Lanka on rights at summit

2013-10-16 11:06

The UK's delegation to the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka will press the government to address human rights and reconciliation years after the civil war ended, a UK envoy says.

SA, UK in talks over visas

2013-09-10 23:30

South Africa and Britain have held talks about British visa requirements, the country's foreign secretary William Hague says.

EU blacklists Hezbollah's armed wing

2013-07-22 13:09

EU foreign ministers have agreed to list the armed wing of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation.

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