A Million Miles Away...

Alex Ford | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK
Alex Ford

For me it sums up my tour in Afghanistan. In the picture I am hot, sweaty; covered from head to foot in protective gear; helmet, glasses, body armour, blast pants, gloves, boots... carrying my rifle, ammunition, equipment, food, water.

'Bankers' Libor Fines To Pay For Afghan Memorial'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron has visited troops on the front line in Afghanistan as a senior British commander claimed talks with the Taliban should h...

'Afghan Interpreters Are Being Abandoned By Britain'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK

Britain has a "moral obligation" to help Afghan interpreters who are in danger of being abandoned and left at the mercy of the Taliban, a number of ke...

Joint Afghan Patrols To Be Scaled Back After 'Green On Blue' Attacks

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

Western operations with Afghan soldiers and policemen are to be scaled back after a string of "green on blue" attacks in which local recruits turn the...

Nato Air Strike 'Kills Family Of Eight' In Afghanistan

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK

Eight civilians, including a woman and six children, have been killed by an Nato airstrike in the Paktia province of Afghanistan, local officials have...

Afghan Schoolgirls Poisoned In Their Classrooms

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK

More than 70 girls and their teachers have been poisoned at a school in Afghanistan, the BBC has reported. A toxic powder was released in their cla...

British Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Named

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK

A British soldier shot dead in Afghanistan has been named as Michael Roland, a father of twins from Worthing, Sussex. He had been in Afghanistan fo...

Afghan Project Was Undermined From The Outset

Chris McCarthy | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Politics
Chris McCarthy

Since Operation Enduring Freedom was launched in October 2001, relations between the Afghan people and American forces have always been brittle.

Diary From Kabul: Life is Full of...

Martin Middlebrook | Posted 11.04.2012 | Home
Martin Middlebrook

I want to give you the impression that s****ing in a bag is a messy and undignified business, that somehow on first attempt I got it wrong, and sheepishly headed for the laundry. But it was annoyingly easy and hygienic.

Opportunities For Afghanistan Soldiers To Withdraw Early, Says Cameron

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

David Cameron has confirmed there will be "opportunities" in all countries for early troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. But, in an apparent swipe a...

Afghan Rape Victim Does Not Have To Marry Attacker

Posted 04.12.2011 | UK

An Afghan woman who was gaoled for adultery after being raped will be released from prison with no pre-conditions, her lawyer has insisted. Reports...

BBC Pashto after 30 years of Afghan War

Andres Ilves | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK
Andres Ilves

As we approach the tenth anniversary of the events of September 11th, 2001, it bears remembering that by then the Afghan war had been running continuously for over 20 years

British Solider Missing in Helmand: Family Informed

PA | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK

The military is investigating the death of a British soldier who was found dead with gunshot wounds after going missing from his checkpoint in souther...