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Bahrain urged to deliver human rights reforms as king visits London

Bahrain urged to deliver human rights reforms as king visits London | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
David Cameron offers Britain's help in implementing changes recommended in scathing report on abuses of freedoms...
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Uzbekistan: British PR Firms Eager to Flack for Dictatorship

The British daily The Independent has an intriguing story about a special undercover investigation: some public relations firms would be eager to accept lucrative lobbying contracts from the governme...
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The Acton Spring? How unrest in Syria spilled over into the respectable streets of west London

The Acton Spring? How unrest in Syria spilled over into the respectable streets of west London | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
His surname roughly translates as "The Mute" in English, and it's fitting.
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University urged to pay back £105,000 for Syrian centre

University urged to pay back £105,000 for Syrian centre - A SCOTTISH university is under pressure to pay back funding it received with the help from Syria's ambassador to the UK.
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U.S., British diplomats say Syria's al-Assad should act now

U.S., British diplomats say Syria's al-Assad should act now | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Washington (CNN) -- Senior U.S. and British diplomats say although Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's recent speech on lifting the country's long-standing state of emergency struck a conciliatory tone and he has promised to lift the law, he now needs to implement reforms and stop his government's security crackdown.
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Libya: British forces launch missile attacks on Gaddafi

Libya: British forces launch missile attacks on Gaddafi | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Britain and America have rained missiles on Libya as Col Muammar Gaddafi defied the world and continued to attack civilians.
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Congo protest leads to over 100 arrests after trouble in London

Congo protest leads to over 100 arrests after trouble in London | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Property was damaged and members of the public threatened as a group broke away from the main demonstration...
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Britain meets Syria opposition, condemns crackdown

LONDON (Reuters) - World powers will do as much as they can to turn up the heat on the Syrian government, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday, calling President Bashar al-Assad's crackdown...
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Britain Bars Syrian Envoy From Royal Wedding

Britain said it had revoked the Syrian ambassador’s invitation to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, over Syria’s recent crackdown on dissidents.
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Syrian funding causes embarrassment at British university

Syrian funding causes embarrassment at British university | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
University of St Andrews to review acceptance of funding arranged by Bashar al-Assad's controversial regime in Damascus
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West backs off calls for Libya regime change as Qaddafi warns of 'long war'

West backs off calls for Libya regime change as Qaddafi warns of 'long war' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
French, US, and British airstrikes have crippled Libyan coastal defenses and air abilities as the largest coalition of military force since the Iraq war enters its second day.
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