Spy bosses to give evidence to Iraq war inquiry

Author: By Daniel Bentley, Press Association Sir John Scarlett, who retired as director general of the Secret Intelligence Service last month, will be…

Fresh bid to debate Burma travel ban

Author: By Andrew Buncombe, Asia Correspondent The haggard-looking 53-year-old, whose night-time swim to Ms Suu Kyi’s lakeside house led to her …

Pregnant Briton jailed in Laos flown home

Author: By Kiko Rosario, Associated Press Samantha Orobator, 20, was sentenced in June after pleading guilty to drug trafficking. Police said they fou…

UK in Afghanistan for decades, says our man in Washington

Author: By Brian Brady and Jane Merrick A report on the Afghan campaign from the Foreign Affairs Committee claims that British politicians have allowe…

Farewell to the original New Labour cat

Author: By Andy McSmith Sybil belonged to Maggie Darling, who introduced her to 11 Downing Street when her husband, Alistair, was appointed Chancellor…

Joanna Lumley ‘honoured’ by Nepalese welcome

Author: By Paula Fentiman, Press Association The star, who played a pivotal role in a campaign to allow those who fought for Britain to settle here, w…

Government split on need for Afghan troop reinforcements

Author: By Kim Sengupta, Defence Correspondent The Foreign Office (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DFID) are said to believe th…