Pirate hostages fear they will be killed in days

Author: By Kunal Dutta and Daniel Howden in Nairobi Paul and Rachel Chandler, from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, were filmed on Wednesday by a Channel 4 Ne…

Exclusive: Ashcroft’s bank lent millions to disgraced premier

Author: By Stephen Foley in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Lord Ashcroft’s British Caribbean Bank (BCB), which is run locally by his son Andre…

Karzai told to talk with the Taliban

Author: By Kim Sengupta The initiative is a step up from previous calls for rank-and-file Taliban, who are not doctrinaire jihadists, to be offered am…

Foreign Office warns Mann to ‘keep quiet’

Author: By Brian Brady and David Randall The veteran mercenary returned to Britain last week after he was pardoned by oil-rich Equatorial Guinea&#8217…

Brown: We must not walk away from Afghanistan

Author: Press Association In a high-profile speech in London, hastily arranged following a series of British deaths in Afghanistan this week, Mr Brown…

Afghan murders ‘strike heart of UK strategy’

Author: By Gavin Cordon and Andrew Woodcock, Press Association Kim Howells, who now chairs the Intelligence and Security Committee, said the incident …

‘Our guns will exterminate them randomly,’ pirates warn

“Anyone who tries [a] rescue will kill the ones they want to rescue,” said Nor Abdiwali, who claims to be the commander of the group holdi…

British holidaymaker dies in fall

Author: By Rosa Silverman, Press Association Angela Kennett died yesterday in the up-market tourist destination in the province of Malaga, the Foreign…

British couple stabbed to death in Mombasa

Author: By Nicky Trup The bodies of Norman and Rita Joel, of Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, were found dumped in the village of Mwakirunge, 16km from Mombasa….

Mentally ill Briton ‘could be executed within days’

Author: By Gareth Llewellyn, Press Association Akmal Shaikh was arrested at Urumqi Airport in north-west China with 4kg (8.8lb) of heroin in a suitcas…