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REUTERS/Andrew BoyersLONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The family of a British teenager killed in a car crash involving a U.S. diplomat's wife said on Tuesday they had reached a resolution in a civil damages claim over the 2019 accident, and could now focus on a separate criminal case. The family has, with the support of the British government, campaigned for justice for their son. Family spokesman Radd Seiger said that "a resolution to the civil claim has been now been reached successfully between the parties". Dunn's family have said Sacoolas was driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the crash. (This story corrects spelling of Seiger's name)Reporting by William James; editing by Michael HoldenOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Harry Dunn, Croughton, Andrew Boyers, diplomat's, Anne Sacoolas, Sacoolas, Liz Truss, Antony Blinken, Radd Seiger, Dominic Raab, Dunn, William James, Michael Holden Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, U.S ., Thomson Locations: Croughton, Brackley, Britain, British, English, Northamptonshire, U.S
LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a long-anticipated shake-up of his cabinet on Wednesday, reassigning his foreign secretary and several other ministers in a move designed to revitalize a government whose popularity now appears to be waning. The biggest change came with the removal of Dominic Raab, whose position as foreign secretary had been considered tenuous after widespread criticism of his handling of the evacuation from Afghanistan. Mr. Raab was appointed justice secretary but was also given the title of deputy prime minister, softening the blow of a move that will be seen by many as a demotion. Mr. Johnson replaced Mr. Raab with Liz Truss, the trade secretary, seen by many as a rising star in the Conservative Party. Mr. Raab’s standing during the evacuation of Afghanistan had been further diminished by his decision to delay returning from vacation as the Taliban took control of Kabul.
Persons: Boris Johnson, reassigning, Dominic Raab, Raab, Johnson, Liz Truss, Raab’s Organizations: , Conservative Party Locations: Afghanistan, Kabul
Ending regional inequality is key to the agenda set in 2019 when Johnson won the biggest Conservative Party parliamentary majority since Margaret Thatcher. "We know the public also want us to deliver on their priorities, and that's why the prime minister wants to ensure we have the right team in place for that," Johnson's spokesman told reporters. Buckland had not committed any gaffes or been criticised over his decision-making, but was moved to make way for Raab. read moreJenrick had been under fire over his role in a one billion pound development proposed by a Conservative Party donor. Rumours of a reshuffle, and who might be on their way up or on their way out, have been swirling for weeks.
Persons: Raab, Johnson, Boris Johnson, Margaret Thatcher, Dominic Raab, Liz Truss, Rishi Sunak, Anne, Marie Trevelyan, COVID, Michael Gove, Stephen Barclay, Gavin Williamson, Robert Buckland, Robert Jenrick, Buckland, Williamson's, Oliver Dowden, Labour Party's, Kate Holton, William James, Guy Faulconbridge, Nick Macfie, Philippa Fletcher Organizations: British, Conservative Party, COVID, European Union, Labour, Thomson Locations: British, Britain, AFGHANISTAN, Crete, Kabul, Johnson, Raab
UK foreign minister says 13 more Britons evacuated from Kabul
  + stars: | 2021-09-09 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: 1 min
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab looks on during a visit of Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Crisis Centre in London, Britain August 27, 2021. Jeff Gilbert/Pool via REUTERSLONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday that 13 British citizens had been able to leave Afghanistan bound for Qatar. "We are grateful to our Qatari friends for facilitating a flight carrying 13 British nationals from Kabul to safety in Doha today," Raab said in a statement. "We expect the Taliban to keep to their commitment to allow safe passage for those who want to leave," he added. Reporting by William James, writing by David MillikenOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Boris Johnson, Jeff Gilbert, Raab, William James, David Milliken Organizations: Britain's, Foreign, Commonwealth, Development, REUTERS LONDON, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, Afghanistan, Qatar, Kabul, Doha
FILE PHOTO; Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab looks on during a visit of Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Crisis Centre in London, Britain August 27, 2021. Jeff Gilbert/Pool via REUTERSLONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - British foreign minister Dominic Raab criticised the arrest of members of a pro-democracy group by Hong Kong police on Wednesday as being another example of how China was using a security law to stifle dissent in the former British colony. "Today's arrests of members of the Hong Kong Alliance are another chilling demonstration of how the National Security Law is being used by Beijing to dismantle civil society and stifle political dissent in Hong Kong," Raab said on Twitter. His comment came after Hong Kong police arrested four members of a group that organises an annual June 4 rally to commemorate those who died in the bloody 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. read moreReporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Kate HoltonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Boris Johnson, Jeff Gilbert, Raab, Michael Holden, Kate Holton Organizations: Foreign, Commonwealth, Development, REUTERS LONDON, Hong Kong Alliance, National Security, Twitter, Hong Kong, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, Hong Kong, China, British, Beijing
IFRC urges urgent global humanitarian support for Afghanistan
  + stars: | 2021-09-07 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Foreign governments have pledged continued humanitarian support, but there is no clarity on how this help will be delivered following the fall of Kabul to the Islamist militant Taliban movement last month. "Some 18 million Afghans – half the population – are in need of humanitarian assistance as severe drought compounds hardships caused by years of conflict and the pandemic," an IFRC statement said. The Taliban, too, have appealed to the international community to continue support for Afghanistan. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, whose country has increased its aid budget for Afghanistan, said last week that humanitarian assistance would flow through agencies and not to the Taliban directly. Western countries fear that the looming humanitarian crisis and economic collapse could result in hundreds of thousands of Afghan refugees.
Persons: Martin Griffiths, Joe Biden, , Dominic Raab, Simon Cameron, Moore Organizations: West Asia News Agency, REUTERS, International Federation of Red, Red Crescent Societies, U.S, White House, Thomson Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, WANA, United States, Afghan, Islamabad
Only one in 125 guards at the British embassy in Kabul were evacuated despite promises to help, the Guardian reported. The UK conducted a rescue operation to evacuate people from Kabul after the Taliban captured Afghanistan. Staff who guarded the British embassy at Kabul were employed on outsourced contracts by a firm called GardaWorld, which has now fired them, the Guardian reported. During the August evacuation effort, the department issued a statement saying: "We will help all those Afghan security guards contracted through GardaWorld to protect the embassy. But despite the UK government's promise of help, only one guard called Faiz successfully fled to the UK, the Guardian reported.
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Yaqubi warned that the Taliban will have no regard for their lives of disabled Afgans and may target activists. Now, she is pleading with the Taliban and Western governments to ensure the safety and care of disabled Afghans. In the 2000s and 2010s, the Taliban used disabled Afghans as fodder to sow terror throughout the country, strapping bombs to their chests and sending them out to die. Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty ImagesThe arrival of the Taliban could mean the end of programs to support disabled Afghans. She knows she's one of the lucky ones, with plenty of compatriots and colleagues fighting for disabled rights still left behind.
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UK PM Johnson to address lawmakers about Afghanistan on Monday
  + stars: | 2021-09-05 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with military personnel who worked on the Afghan evacuation, during a visit to Merville Barracks in Colchester, Britain September 2, 2021. Dan Kitwood/Pool via REUTERSLONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address lawmakers on Monday about Britain's withdrawal from Afghanistan, amid criticism of the handling of the evacuation and failure to predict how quickly the Taliban would sweep through the country. The United States and Britain withdrew from Afghanistan last month, and Johnson's foreign minister Dominic Raab has admitted that both countries misjudged the Taliban's capacity to seize control. read moreSome who served in Afghanistan have spoken of their anger and grief about what has happened, and Johnson will say that, despite the Taliban's rapid return, the efforts of a 20-year campaign were not in vain. ($1 = 0.7213 pounds)Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Emelia Sithole-MatariseOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Boris Johnson, Dan Kitwood, Dominic Raab, Johnson, Alistair Smout, Emelia Sithole Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS LONDON, Thomson Locations: Merville, Colchester, Britain, Afghanistan, United States, Kabul, British
UK and US officials are sniping at each other in the wake of the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal. Biden ignored Boris Johnson's call for three days, and Johnson has revived the "Sleepy Joe" nickname, reports say. Members of the UK Armed Forces taking part in the evacuation of entitled personnel from Kabul airport, in Afghanistan in August 2021. But if the briefing war doesn't end soon, that damage in the coming years may become more severe. "The public briefing war has got to come to an end as quickly as possible," Burt said.
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DUBAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Qatar's ambassador to Afghanistan said a technical team was able to reopen Kabul airport to receive aid, according to Qatar's Al Jazeera news channel, which also cited its correspondent as saying domestic flights had restarted. The airport's runway has been repaired in cooperation with authorities in Afghanistan, the ambassador said, according to Al Jazeera. The channel said two domestic flights were operated from Kabul to the cities of Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar. Kabul airport had been closed since the end of the massive U.S.-led airlift of its citizens, other Western nationals and Afghans who helped Western countries. The end of that operation marked the withdrawal of the last U.S. forces from Afghanistan after 20 years of war.
Persons: Qatar's Al, Al, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman, Dominic Raab, Yousef Saba, Mark Potter, William Maclean Organizations: Taliban, Qatar's, Britain's, Thomson Locations: DUBAI, Afghanistan, Kabul, Qatar's Al Jazeera, Al Jazeera, Mazar, Sharif, Kandahar, Western, U.S, United States, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al, Thani, Doha, Gulf, Turkey
Britain says wants to engage with Taliban
  + stars: | 2021-09-03 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: 1 min
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab walks outside Downing Street, in London, Britain, August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKayISLAMABAD, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Britain will not recognise the Taliban as the new government in Kabul but must deal with the new realities in Afghanistan and does not want to see the social and economic fabric of the country broken, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Friday. Speaking during a visit to Pakistan he said it would not have been possible to evacuate some 15,000 people from Kabul without some degree of cooperation with the Taliban, who seized Kabul on Aug. 15. "We do see the importance of being able to engage and having a direct line of communication," he said. Reporting by Asif Shahzad and Gibran Peshimam; Editing by Catherine EvansOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Hannah McKay, Asif Shahzad, Gibran Peshimam, Catherine Evans Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, Hannah McKay ISLAMABAD, Kabul, Afghanistan, Pakistan
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab walks outside Downing Street, in London, Britain, August 16, 2021. "The approach we're taking is that we don't recognise the Taliban as a government," he said, adding that Britain normally recognized states rather than governments. "We do see the importance of being able to engage and having a direct line of communication." But they are wary of Taliban promises that Afghanistan will not go back to the harsh fundamentalist rule exercised during their last period in power before 2001. "The Taliban has made a series of undertakings - some of them are positive at the level of words.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Hannah McKay, Raab, Asif Shahzad, Gibran Peshimam, James Mackenzie, Catherine Evans, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, Hannah McKay ISLAMABAD, Kabul, Afghanistan, Pakistan, United States, Kabul .
DOHA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Thursday said there is a need to engage with the Taliban on Afghanistan, but Britain has no immediate plans to recognise their government. Raab was speaking in Qatar after meeting the Qatari foreign minister. Raab said they had discussed ensuring Afghanistan does not harbour terrorism in the future, preventing a humanitarian crisis, preserving regional stability and holding the Taliban to account on their commitment to a more inclusive government. Writing by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Alex RichardsonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Raab, Lisa Barrington, Alex Richardson Organizations: British, Thomson Locations: DOHA, Afghanistan, Britain, Qatar
Live Afghanistan Live Updates: Pentagon Says Working With Taliban Against ISIS-K Is ‘Possible’ The U.S. and its allies are recalibrating what level of cooperation to have with the organization that now controls Afghanistan. Outside a bank branch in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. Qatar previously hosted Taliban leaders, and was the site of peace talks between the Taliban and the United States. The United States and other NATO countries have also been major suppliers over the past two decades. “The demand,” Enayatullah said, “is too much.” The Taliban won the war in Afghanistan, and an economic crisis may be their prize.
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Gen. Mark Milley did not rule out working with the Taliban to fight ISIS-K in Afghanistan. The US was reliant on the Taliban last week to provide security around Kabul's airport. At a Wednesday press conference alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Milley addressed the recent unlikely partnership between the Taliban and US in Kabul. On the US working with the Taliban to secure Kabul's airport last week, Milley said Wednesday: "In war, you do what you must in order to reduce risk." And when pressed on whether the US could work with the Taliban to target ISIS-K, Milley replied: "It's possible."
Persons: Mark Milley, Milley, Lloyd Austin, Austin, Dominic Raab, Critics, Biden Organizations: ISIS, Service, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Islamic State, Defense, Taliban, Press, US, Pentagon Locations: Afghanistan, Kabul's, Kabul, Afghan, Taliban, Jalalabad
Britain's Raab, in Qatar, cites need to engage with Taliban
  + stars: | 2021-09-02 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
DOHA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Thursday there is a need to engage with the Taliban on Afghanistan, but Britain has no immediate plans to recognise their government. Raab was speaking during a joint press conference with Qatar Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Doha, where he visited housing for refugees evacuated from Afghanistan after the Taliban swept to power last month. Sheikh Mohammed said Qatar was talking with the Taliban and working with Turkey for potential technical support to restart operations at Kabul airport. "We are engaging with them (Taliban), engaging also with Turkey if they can provide any technical assistance on that front. Hopefully in the next few days there will be some good news," Sheikh Mohammed said.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Raab, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman, Sheikh Mohammed, Lisa Barrington, Aziz El Yaakoubi, Alex Richardson, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: British, Qatar Foreign, Qatari, Doha, Thomson Locations: DOHA, Afghanistan, Britain, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al, Thani, Doha, Qatar, Turkey, Kabul, United Kingdom
Britain announces new Myanmar sanctions
  + stars: | 2021-09-02 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
A Union Jack flag flutters over the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, April 2, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis KonstantinidisLONDON, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Britain announced new Myanmar sanctions on Thursday, saying it was targeting a key business associate of the military junta for providing arms and financial support following a coup earlier this year. Britain has previously imposed sanctions on individuals and entities in Myanmar following the February coup. read more"The military junta has shown no signs of halting its brutal attack on the people of Myanmar," foreign minister Dominic Raab said in a statement. Reporting by Alistair Smout, Editing by Paul SandleOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: flutters, Tay Za, Htoo, Dominic Raab, Alistair Smout, Paul Sandle Organizations: REUTERS, Britain, Htoo Group, Companies, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, Myanmar
REUTERS/Saeed Ali Achakzai/File PhotoLONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Britain said on Friday it would release 30 million pounds ($41 million) of aid to support nations neighbouring Afghanistan dealing with refugees fleeing the country since the Taliban took control. The remainder will go to nations that experienced a significant number of refugees to provide essential services and supplies, it said. "It is vital that we help those fleeing Afghanistan and do not allow the crisis there to undermine regional stability," British foreign minister Dominic Raab said. Many fleeing the country are believed to be heading to Pakistan, while another of Afghanistan's neighbours Tajikistan has pledged to accept 100,000 refugees. Britain itself has said it would take some 20,000 Afghan refugees with 5,000 expected to arrive in the first year.
Persons: Saeed Ali Achakzai, Dominic Raab, Raab, Michael Holden, Lisa Shumaker Organizations: REUTERS, UNHCR, Britain, Thomson Locations: Afghanistan, Chaman, Pakistan, Britain, Tajikistan, Qatar
LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister Dominic Raab said the intelligence assessment was that it was unlikely Kabul would fall this year as he defended Britain's withdrawal from Afghanistan after the Taliban swept across the country much more quickly. Britain, like the United States, failed to predict how quickly the Afghan government would fall, meaning it had not made sufficient preparation for the chaos that would follow when the Taliban seized power. Defending his handling of the crisis, Raab said he had had more than 40 meetings or calls where Afghanistan was on the agenda between March and end of August. Raab said he would travel to the region, including visiting Pakistan for the first time as foreign minister, later on Wednesday to discuss the crisis. Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and Paul Sandle; Writing by Andrew MacAskill, Editing by Alistair SmoutOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Raab, Boris Johnson, unread, Britain's, Kylie MacLellan, Paul Sandle, Andrew MacAskill, Alistair Smout Organizations: NATO, Thomson Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, Britain, United States, Afghan, Crete, Pakistan
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the UK could be involved in future military ops in Afghanistan. Raab added that the UK reserves its right to exercise lawful self-defense, particularly where terrorist groups are concerned. He admitted that there were intelligence failings in Afghanistan, but said the blame does not lie solely with the UK. Raab said that the UK would not "get ahead of ourselves" but did not rule out the possibility of future military intervention in the region. More than 100,000 British soldiers have been deployed to Afghanistan in the last 20 years, per the British Army.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Raab, Al, Kabul's Hamid Karzai, Boris Johnson, Ben Wallace, wouldn't Organizations: British, Service, BBC, Guardian, British Army, BBC Radio, Kabul's Hamid Karzai International Airport, BBC . British Locations: Afghanistan, extremis, Al Qaeda, Kabul
Evacuees walk to be processed during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 25, 2021. A Politico report on Monday said American forces decided to keep the Abbey Gate open longer than they wanted to allow Britain to continue evacuating personnel. "We got our civilian staff out of the processing centre by Abbey Gate, but it's just not true to suggest that, other than securing our civilian staff inside the airport, that we were pushing to leave the gate open," Raab told Sky News. He said Britain had taken mitigating action, including warning people not to come to the airport. Raab defended his response to the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan, dismissing reports he failed to do enough to prepare.
Persons: Isaiah Campbell, Handout, Dominic Raab, it's, Raab, Baron, Andrew MacAskill, Paul Sandle, Andrew Heavens, Nick Macfie Organizations: Hamid, Airport, . Marine Corps, British, Politico, Sky News, BBC News, Sunday Times, Thomson Locations: Kabul, Afghanistan, Britain, United States, U.S
LONDON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab urged his counterparts from other countries on Monday to work together to provide safe passage out of Afghanistan for eligible Afghans still in the country, the ministry said. Raab also said the Taliban leadership should be judged on its actions and on whether people are allowed to leave, the Foreign Office said in a statement. Raab took part in a virtual meeting of foreign ministers and officials from the United States, Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, NATO, Qatar and Turkey. Reporting by William Schomberg; Editing by Hugh LawsonOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Raab, William Schomberg, Hugh Lawson Organizations: British, Foreign, European Union, Thomson Locations: Afghanistan, United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, NATO, Qatar, Turkey
1/9 Taliban forces stand guard a day after the U.S. troops withdrawal from Hamid Karzai international airport n Kabul, Afghanistan August 31, 2021. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the U.S. military was not concerned with images of Taliban members walking through Kabul airport holding weapons and sizing up U.S. helicopters. He said the world would hold the Taliban to their commitment to allow safe passage for those wanting to leave Afghanistan. Blinken said the United States was prepared to work with the new Taliban government if it did not carry out reprisals against opponents. Taliban spokesman Mujahid said the group wanted to establish diplomatic relations with the United States, despite the two decades of hostility.
Persons: Zabihullah Mujahid, Chris Donahue, al, , Antony Blinken, Dominic Raab, Hamid Karzai, Stringer Read, Frank McKenzie, Ross Wilson, McKenzie, we'd, Ahmad Massoud, John Kirby, We're, Joe Biden, Biden, Blinken, Mujahid, Steven Coates, Simon Cameron, Moore, Nick Macfie, Kevin Liffey, Mark Heinrich Our Organizations: NATO, Pentagon, 82nd Airborne, America's, Taliban, Azizi Bank, Kabul Star Hotel, U.S, British, REUTERS, U.S . Central Command, CNN, Islamic State, Reuters, Thomson Locations: U.S, Washington, Kabul, Afghanistan, al Qaeda, United States, Western, Emirate
LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Two British nationals and the child of a third British national were killed in Thursday's attack at Kabul airport, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Friday. The Kabul airport attack on Thursday, which killed 13 U.S. troops and at least 79 Afghans, was claimed by Islamic State militants. read moreTwo further British nationals were injured in the attack, Raab added. Defence minister Ben Wallace said earlier on Friday that Britain would not accept any more people for flights out of Kabul beyond those already inside the airport. read moreReporting by David Milliken; Editing by Edmund Blair and Catherine EvansOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dominic Raab, Raab, Ben Wallace, Wallace, David Milliken, Edmund Blair, Catherine Evans Organizations: Islamic, ISIS, Thomson Locations: British, Kabul, U.S, Afghan, Afghanistan, Britain
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