Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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Foreign Office to pay £423,000 to whistleblowing lawyer who lost job
FCDO continues to rebut claims by Maria Bamieh, who says she was told to ignore evidence of EU corruption

Rajeev Syal

03, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Racism in aid sector is a hangover of colonialism, says scathing report by MPs
Senior roles still dominated by white people and appeals depict countries as inferior to UK, says international development committee

Sarah Johnson

23, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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‘If you look at the bigger picture of change, aid has been close to irrelevant’
Stefan Dercon, former UK government adviser, discusses his new book – and his belief that wealthy elites, rather than foreign cash, rescue countries from poverty

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

10, Jun, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Aid strategy should prioritise vulnerable communities, not British interests | Letter
Letters: Ruth Bergan, Sandra Martinsone and Alexander Carnwath say the government’s plan fails to show how it will reduce poverty or address issues of sustainable development and climate


29, May, 2022 @4:30 PM

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The Guardian view on the Afghan evacuation: a governmental disaster and human tragedy | Editorial
Editorial: A damning report by the Commons foreign affairs committee exposes the full scale of failure by ministers and officials


24, May, 2022 @5:49 PM

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Plight of Afghan judges in spotlight as court hears UK asylum challenge
Three judicial reviews of Afghans who face ‘real risk to life’ could force wholesale Home Office rethink

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

17, May, 2022 @12:50 PM

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Johnson caused Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe torment and misery. I saw her tell him so | Tulip Siddiq
With brutal honesty, she spoke truth to power, but the prime minister still won’t apologise, says the MP Tulip Siddiq

Tulip Siddiq

17, May, 2022 @12:33 PM

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UK’s new aid strategy condemned as ‘double whammy to world’s poor’
Liz Truss unveils plan to almost halve budget to multilateral bodies, challenge ‘malign actors’ and boost trade-linked deals

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

16, May, 2022 @12:56 PM

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‘The Foreign Office has forgotten us’: Morad Tahbaz’s daughter speaks out on him still being incarcerated in Iran
He should have been sent home with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in March, yet Moran Tahbaz is still being held in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. Now his eldest daughter Roxanne is demanding action

Tim Adams

15, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘Forgotten’ Syrian interpreter attempts suicide after UK asylum delays
The man, who has been awaiting a Home Office decision for almost two years, says the anxiety has had a significant impact on his wellbeing

Nicola Kelly

13, May, 2022 @8:55 AM

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Couple face Belarus prison and loss of surrogate child amid UK visa delays
Graeme Batsman says his Filipina wife’s passport has been caught up in an ‘admin issue’ in Britain

Matthew Weaver

10, May, 2022 @5:46 PM

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No decision yet on British Virgin Islands direct rule, says UK minister after visit
Amanda Milling says ‘significant changes' needed to tackle corruption following talks with political and community leaders

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, May, 2022 @12:13 PM

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