UK News Briefing

  • March 25, 2003

    Chirac attempts to forge holy alliance

    -25/03/2003

    President Jacques Chirac offered yesterday to work with the Vatican to ensure the "primacy of law" in the

    Chirac attempts to forge holy alliance -25/03/2003 President Jacques Chirac offered yesterday to work with the Vatican to ensure the "primacy of law" in the future. In a letter to the Pope he wrote: "I profoundly regret the launch of military...
  • March 24, 2003

    One of the most painful chapters of South Africaís history has drawn to a close as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), handed over the final volumes of the Commissionís report to the...

    Absence of reparations clouds end of reconciliation commission -24/3/2002 One of the most painful chapters of South Africaís history has drawn to a close as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the former chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC...
  • March 24, 2003

    The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has written to Anglican Bishops and Archbishops around the world to express his concerns about the conflict in "the first homeland of Abraham" and his hope for a positive future for the Middle East...

    Archbishop: pray for reconciliation and justice -24/03/2003 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has written to Anglican Bishops and Archbishops around the world to express his concerns about the conflict in "the first homeland of Abraham...
  • March 24, 2003

    The Government appears to be caught between competing demands for aid, as the conflict in Iraq continues.

    Government caught between competing demands for aid -24/3/2003 The Government appears to be caught between competing demands for aid, as the conflict in Iraq continues. At the end of last week, five charities including Christian Aid and Cafod,...
  • March 24, 2003

    Cook warns of gulf between West and Islam

    -24/3/2003

    In his first major interview since he resigned, Robin Cook has warned of the risk of a gulf between the

    Cook warns of gulf between West and Islam -24/3/2003 In his first major interview since he resigned, Robin Cook has warned of the risk of a gulf between the West and the Islamic world, and that the war against terrorism will not be won unless the...
  • March 24, 2003

    Mosul - home of many Christians - bombarded

    -24/03/2003

    The northern Iraqi city of Mosul, location of the second biggest Christian community in Iraq, has co

    Mosul - home of many Christians - bombarded -24/03/2003 The northern Iraqi city of Mosul, location of the second biggest Christian community in Iraq, has come under two waves of bombardment. Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, has been struck with...
  • March 21, 2003

    Bishops issue warnings and lead prayers

    -21/03/2003

    The West has entered "dangerous new terrain" with unpredictable consequences by attacking Iraq, the Archb

    Bishops issue warnings and lead prayers -21/03/2003 The West has entered "dangerous new terrain" with unpredictable consequences by attacking Iraq, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York warned yesterday. Dr Rowan Williams and Dr David Hope said in...
  • March 20, 2003

    Iraqi deputy denies defection attempt

    -20/03/2003

    Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and the only member of Saddam's inner circle to profess a Chri

    Iraqi deputy denies defection attempt -20/03/2003 Tariq Aziz, the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and the only member of Saddam's inner circle to profess a Christian faith, made a dramatic appearance before television cameras in Baghdad last night to...
  • March 19, 2003

    As focus now switches to what will happen when war breaks out, religious leaders across Britain have said that they will hold a peace vigil as soon as war is declared.

    Religious leaders join in anti-war vigil -19/03/2003 As focus now switches to what will happen when war breaks out, religious leaders across Britain have said that they will hold a peace vigil as soon as war is declared. Christian leaders will be...
  • March 19, 2003

    International development secretary Clare Short has set off for New York on a 'healing mission' where she will meet with top-level UN officials in a bid to discuss the post-conflict reconstruction of Iraq.

    Short heads for UN on healing mission -19/03/2003 International development secretary Clare Short has set off for New York on a 'healing mission' where she will meet with top-level UN officials in a bid to discuss the post-conflict reconstruction of...