UK Afghanistan

Russia-Iran Style Cooperation in Syria Could Prove Possible in Afghanistan, But With Greater Success

Jamila Mammadova | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jamila Mammadova

Twenty-five years ago the Soviet Army returned home after nine years of fighting in Afghanistan. After the soviet withdrawal, the country plunged i...

Corbyn Shelves Foreign Policy Speech In Wake Of Paris Murders

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has postponed a keynote speech on UK foreign policy in the wake of the Paris attacks. The Labour leader had been set to signal he wou...

A Former Soldier Will Today Defy Medical Science To Lay A Wreath At The Cenotaph

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.11.2015 | UK

In 2010, Army Sergeant, Rick Clement, stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan. The resulting explosion tore off his legs and his genitals and he was f...

Afghan Woman 22 Accused Of Adultery Is Stoned To Death In Sickening Video

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

A 22-year-old woman has been stoned to death by a group of men identified as Taliban insurgents, after she was accused of adultery. Afghan official...

Media Interest in Refugees May Have Peaked ... the Influx Hasn't

Alistair Burnett | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

If they think their readers and audiences are zoning out, journalists need to find fresh ways to report and explain the whys and wherefores of the influx and to hold politicians to account for the way they have dealt with both the refugees arriving and the reasons they are fleeing their homes.

Bombing Of Afghan Hospital Was 'No Mistake', Says Medical Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK

The head of an international medical charity has claimed that the extent and precision of the bombing damage to a hospital in Afghanistan suggests the...

British Soldiers Being Sued By Taliban Over Human Rights Breaches

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.10.2015 | UK

Taxpayers face paying out millions to defend British soldiers being sued by enemies who claim their human rights have been breached, it has been repor...

A Soldier's Account Of His Afghan Deployment Set To "Mad World" Is Haunting

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK

Video of an American battalion's deployment in Afghanistan set to the Gary Jules' and Michael Andrews' version of the classic ballad "Mad World" has r...

I Have No Words to Express This - It Is Unspeakable

Lajos Zoltan Jecs | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK
Lajos Zoltan Jecs

What is in my heart since this morning is that this is completely unacceptable. How can this happen? What is the benefit of this? Destroying a hospital and so many lives, for nothing. I cannot find words for this.

US Admits It May Have Killed Aid Workers After Afghanistan Hospital Bombed

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.10.2015 | UK

The US has admitted that it may have killed workers from aid organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders) in an ...

Afghan Interpreter Who Saved The Lives Of British Soldiers Is Stranded In Calais

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

An ex-soldier has set up a Crowdfunder campaign to raise money for an Afghan interpreter he served with in Helmand, who is currently stuck in Calais t...

My Experience in Calais' Refugee Camp - The Jungle

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jaz O'Hara

I've been thinking all day about how I can find the words for what we experienced last week. An hours drive from my house, then half an hour on the Eurotunnel, and we were in the world's worst refugee camp in terms of resources and conditions, yet we were welcomed with open arms. It's amazing how only the people who have nothing really know how to share.

20 Dead After Suicide Bomber Hits Police Academy In Kabul

AP | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has struck outside the gates of a police academy in Kabul, killing at least 20 recruits. A police officer, who g...

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar 'Died In Hospital Two Years Ago'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Taliban leader Mullah Omar died in a Pakistan hospital over two years ago, according to security officials. Abdul Hassib Seddiqi, the spokesman for...

Nigeria's Leader Can Change World's Approach to Insurgencies and What Drives Them

General Sir Nick Parker | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
General Sir Nick Parker

The measure of success in Northern Nigeria is whether civilians feel free from fear. Nigeria's sovereign government, with international partners lending their expertise, should be able not simply to clear the battlefield, but to satisfy the reasonable aspirations of the people to a secure and prosperous future. That could be a lesson for the rest of the world to learn.

Providing Refugees With a Second Chance at Life

Freshta Sharif | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Politics
Freshta Sharif

I want my government to remember the numerous times the UK has displayed compassion and commitment to human life and dignity by providing refuge for those facing persecution. During the Second World War they helped the Kindertransport children, in the 1980s they took in refugees from Vietnam, and in the 1990s they helped those fleeing from war in Bosnia and Kosovo. Sadly, the lack of support they are currently offering refugees will definitely be a stain on their history.

With Prince Harry Retiring, the Army Has Lost One of Its Best Young Leaders

James Wharton | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK
James Wharton

The most important moment I will remember personally, the time the Prince stepped in and told a group of very unhappy soldiers to 'back the f**k off' and leave me alone. The morning Harry had to come to my rescue, word had got round among the other regiment about what had happened between me and one of their own, and a group of angry sergeants wanted my blood - because to them, I was obviously to blame. Harry caught wind of the situation and confronted the older non-commissioned officers, and made, quite clear, that they would be for the high jump if they gave me another second's hassle over the issue - my sexuality.

A Tribute To Prince Harry's 10-Year Army Service

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Prince Harry is today leaving the British Army after more than a decade of service. The Royal, who is fifth in line to the throne, has served two ...

Ross Kemp On Thanet

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ross Kemp, the actor turned bold investigative reporter renowned for fronting fearless documentaries from global hotspots, has undertaken his most dar...

Questions of War

William Shield | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
William Shield

In 2009 I did my first tour of Afghanistan. I was based out of Kandahar airfield as part as RBGS (regional battle group south). This meant, that for the southern region we were available to anyone that needed help on an operation...

How Was a Violent Criminal with Prior Convictions in South Korea Able to Get So Close to US Ambassador?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Even as the massive joint military exercise by South Korea and the US is set to begin on March 28, the protestors of the drill have already perpetrated one violent assault and multiple verbal attacks on it.

Decades Of 'Unintended Consequences': USA Fuelling Its Own Enemies

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

You would expect that thousands of American citizens would demonstrate against this act of self-destruction, with a leading role for veterans and their families, but we hardly see any signs of protest.

The Full Impact of Afghanistan Is Yet to Be Seen

Air Vice Marshal David Murray | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Air Vice Marshal David Murray

As we attempt to slowly understand the full impact of the Afghanistan campaign and stay abreast of the huge changes afoot to the structure of our Armed Forces, SSAFA will continue to review and meet the changing needs of the military community. But we cannot do it alone.

Incredible Pictures Show Osama Bin Laden Relaxing In Tora Bora hideout

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Newly resurfaced photographs give an incredible insight into the world of Osama Bin Laden before he became the world's most wanted man. The former ...

This Afghanistan Soldier Basically Just Got A Medal For Feminism

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK

A female army officer has been given a medal for challenging the "highly misogynistic" views of Afghan soldiers. Staff Sergeant Kate Lord, 32, rece...