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US, UK, Australia explored AUKUS pact at G7 meet, behind Macron's back: Reports

Then-UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab (who is now the new justice secretary) was warned that such a deal could negatively affect relations with China and Paris, but the details of the agreement were nonetheless discussed at the G7 summit.
French president Emmanuel Macron (File Photo / AFP)
French president Emmanuel Macron (File Photo / AFP)
Published on Sep 19, 2021 08:16 AM IST
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Dominic Raab reiterates UK won't recognise Taliban rule in Afghanistan

However, the British foreign secretary also stressed upon the need to engage with the Taliban, without whose cooperation, he said, it would not have been possible for the UK to airlift nearly 15,000 people out of Kabul.
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab with Pakistani counterpart SM Qureshi (https://twitter.com/DominicRaab)
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab with Pakistani counterpart SM Qureshi (https://twitter.com/DominicRaab)
Published on Sep 03, 2021 06:28 PM IST
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Dominic Raab reaches Islamabad to hold talks with Pak govt on Afghanistan crisis

Raab is in Pakistan till September 3. He will hold talks with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the evolving situation in Afghanistan and bilateral matters, Geo News reported.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (R) welcomes Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab upon his arrival at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Islamabad.(via Reuters)
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi (R) welcomes Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab upon his arrival at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in Islamabad.(via Reuters)
Published on Sep 03, 2021 02:29 PM IST
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No to recognition, yes to engagement: Britain's immediate plan on Taliban

  • UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab is in Doha to meet his Qatari counterpart and Emir of the Gulf nation to coordinate efforts for humanitarian assistance and ensuring safe passage for those wanting to leave Afghanistan.
Taliban fighters at the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the US military's withdrawal, in Kabul on August 31.
Taliban fighters at the Hamid Karzai International Airport after the US military's withdrawal, in Kabul on August 31.
Published on Sep 02, 2021 03:49 PM IST
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Dominic Raab heads to Afghanistan’s neighbours to hold talks on evacuations

The British government recently opened a discussion with the Taliban regarding the safe passage of its remaining nationals and allies out of Afghanistan and dispatched senior civil servant Simon Gass to meet with representatives of the Islamic Emirate in Doha.
Raab is expected to visit Pakistan for talks on establishing routes out of Afghanistan through third countries, according to the Associated Press.(Reuters file photo)
Raab is expected to visit Pakistan for talks on establishing routes out of Afghanistan through third countries, according to the Associated Press.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 11:41 PM IST
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Two UK citizens, child of another, killed in Kabul airport attack: Government

  • British foreign minister Dominic Raab said two other UK nationals were injured in the attack that reportedly killed 13 US troops and over 70 Afghans.
The blasts that reportedly killed as many as 13 US troops and more than 70 Afghans have been claimed by the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) terrorists. (AP Photo)
The blasts that reportedly killed as many as 13 US troops and more than 70 Afghans have been claimed by the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) terrorists. (AP Photo)
Published on Aug 27, 2021 11:37 PM IST
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UK foreign minister draws flak for skipping phone call to Afghan counterpart

  • UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab, who was on holiday in Crete, never reportedly made the phone call, drawing flak from opposition parties and triggering demands of resignation.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab walks outside Downing Street, in London, Britain.(Reuters / File)
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab walks outside Downing Street, in London, Britain.(Reuters / File)
Published on Aug 20, 2021 07:31 PM IST
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G7 foreign ministers call for ‘shared mission’ to prevent crisis in Afghanistan

“The G7 Ministers call on the international community to come together with a shared mission to prevent the crisis in Afghanistan escalating,” a statement from the British foreign minister Dominic Raab said.
G7 called for the militants to guarantee safe passage to Afghan nationals and foreigners who want to leave the country. In picture - US soldiers stand guard as Afghan people wait to board a military aircraft to leave Afghanistan at the airport in Kabul.(AFP)
G7 called for the militants to guarantee safe passage to Afghan nationals and foreigners who want to leave the country. In picture - US soldiers stand guard as Afghan people wait to board a military aircraft to leave Afghanistan at the airport in Kabul.(AFP)
Published on Aug 19, 2021 11:23 PM IST
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UK to help vulnerable countries against Russia, China cyber threat

Britain's top cyber spy also warned in April that the West needed to act urgently to ensure China does not dominate important emerging technologies and gain control of the "global operating system".
British foreign minister Dominic Raab said Britain and its partners needed to take action to ensure there was a cyberspace that was free, open and peaceful in the face of hostile states, (Bloomberg)
British foreign minister Dominic Raab said Britain and its partners needed to take action to ensure there was a cyberspace that was free, open and peaceful in the face of hostile states, (Bloomberg)
Published on May 12, 2021 04:01 PM IST
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G7 nations seek to unite in bid to rein in China

  • Backing US President Joe Biden’s calls for a deeper alliance of democracies, host Britain invited guests including India, South Korea and Australia for talks in central London stretched out over three days.
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab in London. Andy Rain/EPA/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab in London. Andy Rain/EPA/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
Published on May 05, 2021 12:30 AM IST
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UK’s Raab assures India help with ‘whatever they ask for’ amid Covid-19 crisis

  • UK foreign secretary said that Britain has provided oxygen concentrators, ventilators, and it will be sending another package of a “thousand ventilators very shortly.”
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab attends BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain.(via Reuters)
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab attends BBC TV's The Andrew Marr Show in London, Britain.(via Reuters)
Published on May 02, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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UK in last lap in fight against Covid-19, says foreign secretary Raab

The senior Cabinet minister indicated that the government is looking at certain social distancing and other safeguards that would still be needed after June 21.
Britain's foreign secretary Dominic Raab wears a protective mask.(Reuters file photo)
Britain's foreign secretary Dominic Raab wears a protective mask.(Reuters file photo)
Published on May 02, 2021 06:05 PM IST
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Ukraine-Russia tensions rise, UK to send warships to Black Sea in May: Report

US-UKRAINE-CRISIS-RUSSIA-BRITAIN:UK warships to sail for Black Sea in May as Ukraine-Russia tensions rise- Sunday Times
An anti-submarine Type 23 frigate will leave the Royal Navy's carrier task group in the Mediterranean and head through the Bosphorus into the Black Sea(UK Royal Navy)
An anti-submarine Type 23 frigate will leave the Royal Navy's carrier task group in the Mediterranean and head through the Bosphorus into the Black Sea(UK Royal Navy)
Published on Apr 18, 2021 10:14 AM IST
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UK, USA want Russia to de-escalate situation in Ukraine

UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab said he agrees with US secretary of state Blinken on de-escalating the situation in Ukraine.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken arrive to take part in a North Atlantic Council (NAC) at foreign ministers level, at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels in this file photo from March 2021. (AFP)
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken arrive to take part in a North Atlantic Council (NAC) at foreign ministers level, at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels in this file photo from March 2021. (AFP)
Published on Apr 11, 2021 10:46 PM IST
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UK foreign minister Raab says democracy in retreat globally

Britain this week announced an overhaul of its foreign and defence policy to prioritise influence in the Indo-Pacific as a way to help moderate the expanding power and assertiveness of China's Communist Party leadership.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks during a news conference(REUTERS )
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks during a news conference(REUTERS )
Published on Mar 17, 2021 04:19 AM IST
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UK seeks to 'moderate' China with push for more influence in Indo-Pacific

Britain's biggest foreign and defence policy review since the end of the Cold War will set out how Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to be at the forefront of a reinvigorated, rules-based international order based on cooperation and free trade.
"I am profoundly optimistic about the UK’s place in the world and our ability to seize the opportunities ahead," Boris Johnson will say in a statement to parliament.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 16, 2021 04:45 PM IST
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UK Minister proposes Hong Kong electoral changes undermine trust in China

China's parliament approved on Thursday a draft decision to change Hong Kong's electoral system, further reducing democratic representation in the city's institutions and introducing a mechanism to vet and screen politicians' loyalty to Beijing.
This is the latest step by Beijing to hollow out the space for democratic debate in Hong Kong, contrary to the promises made by China itself,
This is the latest step by Beijing to hollow out the space for democratic debate in Hong Kong, contrary to the promises made by China itself," Raab said in a statement.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 06:20 PM IST
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Look forward to welcoming UK prime minister Boris Johnson, says India

Asked whether the spread of the new variant of coronavirus in the UK, which has already resulted in several countries restricting the entry of travellers from Britain, would affect the invitation to Johnson, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said there had been no change.
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab had announced the acceptance of India’s invitation to Johnson during a recent visit to New Delhi.(AP)
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab had announced the acceptance of India’s invitation to Johnson during a recent visit to New Delhi.(AP)
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 09:17 PM IST
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UK’s Indo-Pacific tilt about managing challenges, taking advantage of opportunities in region: Dominic Raab

In an interaction with a small group of Indian reporters, Raab said the UK was acting to address “as swiftly as possible” the outstanding legal issues that have held up the extradition of fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.(ANI)
UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 07:55 PM IST
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India, UK launch virtual vaccines hub for cooperation on clinical trials, regulatory approvals

Visiting UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab announced the launch of the hub, aimed at protecting people in both countries by enhancing cooperation on the development and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.
Image for representation.(REUTERS)
Image for representation.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 05:32 PM IST
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‘Discussed vast potential of India-UK partnership’: PM Modi meets UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab

In a tweet, PM Modi also said he is looking forward to his UK counterpart Boris Johnson’s visit to India next month as the chief guest of the Republic Day celebrations.
PM Modi and UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab (twitter.com/narendramodi)
PM Modi and UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab (twitter.com/narendramodi)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 02:41 PM IST
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UK foreign secretary holds talks with Indian counterpart

Dominic Raab and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar held talks for about four hours and discussed a wide range of issues, including the post-pandemic world, defense, trade and the environment, the diplomats told reports after their meeting.
The two sides also discussed the situation in Afghanistan, the evolution of the Indo-Pacific region and developments in the Middle East, Jaishankar said.(REUTERS)
The two sides also discussed the situation in Afghanistan, the evolution of the Indo-Pacific region and developments in the Middle East, Jaishankar said.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 15, 2020 05:31 PM IST
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‘Growing recognition, acceptance for idea of Indo-Pacific’, says External affairs minister S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said it was a matter of satisfaction that there is a growing recognition and acceptance of the idea of Indo-Pacific. Jaishankar was speaking at the joint conference alongside UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar leave after attending a joint news conference in New Delhi, India, December 15, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar leave after attending a joint news conference in New Delhi, India, December 15, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 04:18 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times: UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab to meet external affairs minister S Jaishankar today and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melvill(REUTERS)
Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 22, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melvill(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 08:58 AM IST
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UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab to hold talks with foreign minister S Jaishankar today

Dominic Raab arrived in India on Monday on a four-day visit. As part of the visit, Raab will travel to Bengaluru where he will meet Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa on December 17.
Dominic Raab (right) reached India on Monday.(Twitter/MEAIndia)
Dominic Raab (right) reached India on Monday.(Twitter/MEAIndia)
Updated on Dec 15, 2020 08:11 AM IST
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UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab’s India visit begins today; bilateral cooperation in focus

Raab will hold talks with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar in New Delhi on December 15 on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest
Britain's Secretary of State for foreign affairs Dominic Raab.(File photo)
Britain's Secretary of State for foreign affairs Dominic Raab.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 01:13 PM IST
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British foreign secretary begins visit on Dec 16 to focus on trade and security

South Block officials said that there has been a sea change in Britain’s attitude towards India under the Boris Johnson administration.
British foreign secretary is scheduled to travel to India on December 16-17 and hold meetings with foreign minister S Jaishankar(Twitter/S Jaishankar)
British foreign secretary is scheduled to travel to India on December 16-17 and hold meetings with foreign minister S Jaishankar(Twitter/S Jaishankar)
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 06:30 PM IST
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‘People have right to demonstrate peacefully, let them’: UN chief’s spokesman on farmers’ protest

“We want to see people have a voice in their lives,” Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said.
Representatives of various farmer unions hold placards after a meeting with Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar over the Center's new farm laws outside Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(PTI)
Representatives of various farmer unions hold placards after a meeting with Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar over the Center's new farm laws outside Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 11:12 PM IST
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News updates from Hindustan Times at 1pm: 36 British MPs write to Dominic Raab in support of farmers’ protests and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Thirty-six British MPs from various parties have written to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, asking him to raise the issue of farmers’ agitation with the Narendra Modi government(REUTERS)
Thirty-six British MPs from various parties have written to British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, asking him to raise the issue of farmers’ agitation with the Narendra Modi government(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 05, 2020 01:03 PM IST
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UK concerned over Iran situation, awaiting full facts on scientist killing

“We are concerned about the situation in Iran and the wider region we do want to see de-escalation of tensions,” British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab told Sky News, after Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday.
Britain's Foreign Affairs secretary Dominic Raab arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain.(Reuters/ File photo)
Britain's Foreign Affairs secretary Dominic Raab arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain.(Reuters/ File photo)
Published on Nov 29, 2020 02:49 PM IST
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