Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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Foreign Office making ‘draconian’ cuts to overseas aid, says Andrew Mitchell
Development minister says Ukrainian refugees have affected costs while UK ‘no longer a development superpower’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

06, Dec, 2022 @8:46 PM

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Revealed: UK has failed to resettle Afghans facing torture and death despite promise
Those who risked their lives helping British government face a ‘toxic combination of incompetence and indifference’

May Bulman and Nicola Kelly

03, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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UK foreign secretary visits Kyiv to reaffirm support for Ukraine
James Cleverly, who says Russia will fail in its attempt to ‘break Ukrainian resolve’, announces fresh support package

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

25, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Dominic Raab’s conflicts with staff led to delays in Afghanistan evacuation, sources claim
Raab allegedly allowed only a handful of senior staff to engage with him near the final stages of the operation

Aubrey Allegretti and Anna Isaac

19, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Dominic Raab was warned about his behaviour by top Foreign Office official
Exclusive: fresh claims that Simon McDonald relayed staff complaints to Raab when he was foreign secretary

Pippa Crerar Political editor and Jessica Elgot in Bali

14, Nov, 2022 @9:37 PM

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UK gave away ‘too much for too little’ in free trade deal with Australia, says former minister, blaming Truss – as it happened
George Eustice says the free trade deal with Australia – hailed by Boris Johnson as one of the big gains from Brexit – was poor

Andrew Sparrow

14, Nov, 2022 @6:24 PM

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UK criticised for ‘disastrous decision’ to cut health aid pledge by almost a third
Charities say reduced donations to the Global Fund will lead to the preventable deaths of up to 1.5 million people

Lizzy Davies and Aubrey Allegretti

14, Nov, 2022 @3:48 PM

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Foreign Office asks Iran to explain alleged death threats to UK-based reporters
Deputy ambassador summoned after Met police warns of credible threats to journalists reporting on Iran protests

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

11, Nov, 2022 @6:27 PM

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Foreign Office vetting deterring top scientists from UK, Royal Society warns
Frustration growing at delays that leave some unable to take up prestigious posts for up to seven months

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

07, Nov, 2022 @11:43 AM

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Boris Johnson’s attacks behind fall in support for overseas aid, says minister
Andrew Mitchell, the international development minister, says former PM calling aid budget a ‘giant cashpoint in the sky’ harmed backing

Michael Savage Policy editor

06, Nov, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Rishi Sunak scraps plans to move embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
Palestinian mission in UK welcomes statement, which appears to put end to review ordered by Liz Truss

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

03, Nov, 2022 @11:48 AM

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Political prisoner Alaa Abd El-Fattah will escalate hunger strike during Cop27
British-Egyptian activist says he will cease drinking, raising fears he may die while officials attend summit

Ruth Michaelson

03, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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