Gordon Brown

British prime ministers since World War II

British prime ministers since World War II

Theresa May is Britain`s 14th prime minister since World War II

Jul 14, 2016, 08:55 AM IST
Sadiq Khan: Know why this son of a Pakistani bus driver is trending

Sadiq Khan: Know why this son of a Pakistani bus driver is trending

London voters on Thursday elected their first Muslim mayor as Labour's Sadiq Khan comfortably romped home despite a xenophobic and Islamophobic campaign run by his Conservative opponent that even invoked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name to garner Hindu votes.

May 07, 2016, 09:25 AM IST

UN gets USD 250 million to educate Syrian children, needs more

Donors have pledged USD 250 million to educate over one million Syrian children this year but an additional USD 500 million is urgently needed to fund the program in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan, the UN envoy for global education has said.

Jan 13, 2016, 05:49 AM IST

UN seeks $100 mn to enrol Syrian children in Lebanese schools

UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown wants to raise $100 million so 100,000 more Syrian refugee children can join Lebanese public schools in September.

May 27, 2015, 19:35 PM IST

British ex-PM Brown in UN appeal for Syrian students

British ex-prime minister Gordon Brown launched an appeal Tuesday in his role as UN education envoy to raise $100 million in aid for Syrian students who have taken refuge in Lebanon.

May 26, 2015, 23:59 PM IST

Scottish nationalists crush opponents, setting stage for new independence bid

Scottish nationalists rampaged to victory north of the border in Britain`s national election, obliterating their opponents and setting the stage for a new battle over independence.

May 08, 2015, 12:20 PM IST

UN envoy appeals for Syrian refugee education in Lebanon

Gordon Brown, UN special envoy for education, launched an international appeal Wednesday to close a funding gap and pay for the education of 500,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

Mar 19, 2015, 03:16 AM IST
Helen Mirren to reprise royal role in new Broadway 'The Audience'

Helen Mirren to reprise royal role in new Broadway 'The Audience'

 Helen Mirren, who has played Elizabeth the First, Elizabeth the Second and Queen Charlotte, is portraying Queen Elizabeth II in the Broadway play 'The Audience.'

Mar 03, 2015, 12:36 PM IST

Gordon Brown proposes security plan for Pakistani schools

 UN Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown has proposed a security plan for Pakistani schools that includes improved safety measures.

Feb 18, 2015, 10:38 AM IST

Gordon Brown not to contest in next general election

 Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he will not contest in next general elections, drawing the curtain on a three-decade-long political career.

Dec 02, 2014, 10:38 AM IST

Britain`s ex-PM Brown retires from politics

Britain`s former prime minister Gordon Brown, who waited patiently for the top job only to be voted out after three years, said Monday he was stepping down from parliament after three decades.

Dec 02, 2014, 02:09 AM IST

Ex-British PM Gordon Brown to leave politics

Rivals and allies are paying tribute to former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who plans to step down from Parliament at a national election in May.

Dec 01, 2014, 23:41 PM IST
Britain must honour pledge to grant Scotland powers: Gordon Brown

Britain must honour pledge to grant Scotland powers: Gordon Brown

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown told British leaders on Saturday that they must honour their promise to grant further powers to Scotland after voters backed staying in the United Kingdom in an independence referendum.

Sep 20, 2014, 16:05 PM IST

Ex-PM emerges as unlikely `saviour` of United Kingdom

The man credited with swinging Scotland`s independence referendum and saving Prime Minister David Cameron`s job is ironically his predecessor, Gordon Brown, who was defeated by Cameron in the 2010 General Election.

Sep 19, 2014, 17:20 PM IST

UN envoy Brown vows new school for kidnapped Nigerian girls

UN education envoy Gordon Brown has pledged that a school from where more than 200 girls were kidnapped by Islamist militants will be rebuilt, as he visited Nigeria for talks on boosting security. Britain`s former prime minister met President Goodluck Jonathan and Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as part of his "Safe School Initiative" unveiled in May, which aims to help hundreds of schools hit by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Jun 18, 2014, 04:16 AM IST

Malala reunited with Pak school friends injured in attack

Teenage rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, was on Saturday reunited with two Pakistani school-mates also injured in the attack.

Oct 19, 2013, 22:16 PM IST

Malala Yousufzai, Gordon Brown back schooling for Syrian refugee kids

The 16-year-old education activist attended a press conference unveiling the proposed initiative that would place some 400,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanese schools.

Sep 24, 2013, 13:10 PM IST

`Ex-British minister may attend Rouhani`s inauguration`

Former British foreign secretary Jack Straw may attend Hassan Rouhani`s inauguration ceremony, an advisor to the Iranian President-elect has said.

Jul 19, 2013, 11:27 AM IST

Al Qaeda suspect extradited from Britain to US

A man accused of leading an Al Qaeda plot to set off bombs in Manchester has been extradited to the US because of his alleged involvement in a wider conspiracy to also bomb New York and Norway.

Jan 03, 2013, 21:12 PM IST

Malala`s father named as UN Advisor on education

The father of Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls` right to education, has been named as the Special UN Advisor on Global Education.

Dec 10, 2012, 17:30 PM IST