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LIVE BLOG: Foreign and commonwealth office questions

Foreign and commonwealth office questions

MPs will ask the Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond and his team, questions on international affairs

We will be live blogging throughout the session.

This live blog will begin from 11:30am BST on July 22, 2014

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LIVE BLOG: Parliamentary debate: The Middle East and North Africa

Parliamentary debate: The Middle East and North Africa

Live updates on the parliamentary debate, 'The Middle East and North Africa', in Westminster Hall

We will be live blogging throughout the parliamentary session.

This live blog will begin from 1:30pm BST on July 17, 2014

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LIVE BLOG: Syrian vulnerable persons relocation scheme

Syrian vulnerable persons relocation scheme

At a Westminster Hall debate this afternoon in the British parliament, MP Sarah Teather will be discussing the effectiveness of the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme and calling on the UK government to provide for more support for Syrian refugees.

We will be live blogging throughout the parliamentary session.

This live blog will begin from 2pm BST on July 16, 2014

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London seminar discusses UAE's disturbing human rights record

Dr Azzam TamimiAt a seminar in Westminster, London hosted by the Middle East Monitor (MEMO), journalists and human rights experts gathered to hear discussion around one of the lesser known traits of the United Arab Emirates, its human rights record and treatment of political activists in the wake of the Arab Spring. Dr Azzam Tamimi, a leading media personality, opened the session noting that when most people think of the UAE, Dubai being a prime example, they think of a growing metropolis, shopping malls, horse racing, tourism and the huge levels of expatriate employment. Yet the reality after the Arab Spring has been in stark contrast to this and the UAE's role as a key player in events in the MENA region began to emerge.

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