Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The department of the British government responsible for advising on and executing foreign policy and matters related to the Commonwealth of Nations (which primarily consists of former territories of the British Empire). It also has an administration role in British overseas territories. It was created in its current form in 1968 but traces its origins to 1782. The chancellor of the exchequer is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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As part of a visit to Kuwait, UK Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood announced the EVW scheme will be introduced early next year.
Tobias Ellwood in the Bahraini-British Joint Committee meeting that convened today in the UK Foreign Office.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The British government has been accused of potentially being complicit in Saudi war crimes after a UK Foreign Office (FCO) minister admitted that Saudi forces were "probably" using British-made weapons as part of the country's intervention in Yemen.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is extremely concerning and there is an urgent need for improved and sustained access for humanitarian organisations," said Tobias Ellwood, the Middle East Minister at the UK Foreign Office, in a press statement.
The UK Foreign Office said a body had been found but it had yet to be identified.
The UK is deeply concerned by the terrible situation in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria where intense fighting is continuing between various armed groups, including ISIL and Jabhat al-Nusrah," A UK Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a press statement.
The British foreign secretary also met Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and said that the MEA has not approached the UK Foreign Office with regards to BBC's screening of the banned documentary India's daughter.
The UK Foreign Office said in a statement: "We are aware of the video and are working urgently to verify the contents.
In an exclusive interview, JCB chairman Lord Bamford told the GDN that the UK could do more in terms of business links with the Middle East but said that the UK Foreign Office was always very aware of the role it played in the region.
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has demanded the immediate release of Phillips and Anna-News journalists, and the UK Foreign Office is looking into the incident and is "ready to provide consular assistance," according to statement.
UK Foreign Office spokesperson on Thursday condemned the recent attacks in the West Bank that includes the killing of an Israeli man and wounding of a woman and child.
Muscat: UK Foreign Office Minister Hugh Robertson has opened the new UK visa application centre in the Muscat Grand Mall.