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.

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.

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.

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.

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.'

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

`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.

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.

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.

Ex-UK PM Brown made UN education envoy

The role will see Gordon Brown trying to get 61 million more children enrolled in education across the world by 2015 to meet a UN MDG.

Tony Blair `would love to comeback as UK leader’

Former British prime minister Tony Blair, who became Labour leader in 1994 and British chief in 1997, resigned in June 2007.

No record of ‘war’ call to Murdoch: Gordon Brown

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown said that records released by the Cabinet Office confirmed that he did not call Murdoch to declare "war" on News Corp.