UK Afghanistan

Hacked To Death For Rejecting A Marriage Proposal

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK

A 15-year-old Afghan girl has died after she was allegedly set upon by two men, who hacked her head part-way off, because she rejected a marriage prop...

Young Mother Wins DNA Fight To Prove Dead Soldier Fathered Her Child

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

A young mother has won her fight to prove her fiancé fathered their daughter before he was killed in Afghanistan. Emma Hickman, 19, couldn't offic...

Lord Gilbert Suggests Dropping A Neutron Bomb On Pakistan-Afghanistan Border

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Politics

A former Labour defence minister has suggested threatening to drop a neutron bomb on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in order to crack down on terrori...

We Need to Bring Our Troops Home

Natalie Bennett | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Our most recent occupation of Afghanistan has been marked, much like the others, by a directionless war that turns Afghans into enemies while getting bogged down in mud and blood. The growing occurrence of so called 'green on blue' attacks on allied forces are not simply a failure of security checks but a deeper sign that more Afghan's than ever are unconvinced that the 11 year occupation has been for their benefit. We should bring home the 9,000 British service men and women still stationed in Afghanistan, taking them out of harm's way.

'Afghanistan Is Lost And Britain Should Leave Now'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics

The war in Afghanistan is not worth one more life and Britain should withdraw immediately, Lord Ashdown has said. Writing in The Times on Friday, t...

Arrested For 'Burning A Poppy'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK

A man has been arrested for posting an image of a burning poppy on Facebook. Kent Police said in a statement that the man, from Aylesham, was detai...

Let Us Forget...

Grainne Gillis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

There are not many things I dislike about living in London. Of course, the weather could be better sometimes; transport could definitely be improved upon; and an increase in the living wage would help most ordinary Londoners. But the one day of the year I have come to absolutely loathe and despise in over a decade of living in this great city is Remembrance Sunday.

Queen Leads Tributes To War Dead At The Cenotaph

PA | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

The country fell silent today to remember its war dead at services across the country as the Queen led the nation in honouring the fallen. At the C...

Felicity A Morse

Remembrance Day 'Risks Glossing Over The Horrors Of War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

Remembrance Day risks becoming a divisive issue which "sugars over the horrors of war", an author and former BBC reporter has claimed. Ted Harrison...

The Best News Pictures Of 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK

Picture Editors see thousands of photos every day - photographers in the field face stiff competition to get their images in our newspapers and on our...

Has Harry Forgotten How To Use A Phone?

PA | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Prince Harry has phoned home from the front line in Afghanistan three times, the Prince of Wales revealed today. Like any other serviceman away on ...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 9th November 2012

Posted 09.11.2012 | UK

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: Scroll down for the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures of the day, brought to you by The Huffing...

After US Elections, Afghanistan's Future Is at Stake

Jasmine Whitbread | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK
Jasmine Whitbread

This week I am attending the World Economic Forum in India with leading politicians, economists, business leaders and community leaders. It is interesting to note that one particular issue has come to the fore at the forum this week after the US election result: a real and more focused conversation about the future of Afghanistan.

Don't Blow It Obama, Amnesty Warn

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK

Amnesty International has called on President Obama to regain his "credibility" on human rights - which the British charity said he was in danger of l...

Obama's Second Term: Realist or Radical?

Saqeb Mueen | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Politics
Saqeb Mueen

When he won his first election four years ago, he promised to restore America's reputation in the world. But as he starts his second and final term following a strong election victory last night, president Barack Obama resumes service in the White House with a reputation abroad as a hard-nosed leader who killed Osama Bin Laden and who sent drones to pursue extremists in far-flung places.

How Do UK Defence Experts View US Foreign Relations After Four Years of Obama?

Joel Faulkner Rogers | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Politics
Joel Faulkner Rogers

According to UK defence and security experts, president Obama's Afghan and counter-terrorism policies are broadly on the right track, while popular perceptions of US decline, diminishing European importance and Chinese supremacy are overstated. However, the Obama administration is also seen as having failed to improve US foreign relations in most key areas, particular with regards to Russia and the Middle East.

A Christmas Royal Appointment

WENN | Posted 04.11.2012 | Home

Prince Harry will be making an appearance at the royal Christmas celebrations this year via video link from his posting to Afghanistan. The young r...

Why I Won't Wear A Poppy

Assed Baig | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Assed Baig

Rather than wearing a poppy, if we really want to remember the dead, then why don't we stop engaging in new wars? Why don't we stop occupying other countries? Why don't we stop bombing and killing children?

'Fiercely Loyal, Calm, Caring'

PA | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

Two British soldiers shot dead by a man wearing Afghan police uniform were named today as Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhan...

No Mere 'Talking Shop' - the High Level Panel Could Save Children's Lives

Justin Byworth | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Politics
Justin Byworth

Involving children in the discussions that affect them truly changes the outcomes. Ensuring that those discussions are focused on the most poor and the most vulnerable will guarantee that this week's meeting has the lasting effects on children's lives that those gathered must surely want.

Two Gurkhas Shot Dead In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK

Two Gurkhas have been killed in Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform, in what appears to be the latest "green-on-blue" attack on Brit...

Romney's New Foreign Policy Is America's Oldest Bad Habit

Joel Faulkner Rogers | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Politics
Joel Faulkner Rogers

If Romney were to win this race for the White House, at least one prediction seems reliable: enter more Rose Garden references to a time when US policy-makers wore powdered wigs and knee-high breeches.

Taliban 'Recruits Burka-Clad Women To Wield Kalashnikov Rifles And Rocket Propelled Grenades' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK

A video of burka-clad women firing machine guns has emerged online. The 46-second clip entitled "Taliban recruits for the burkha brigade" features...

British Army Afghan Deaths 'Not Friendly Fire'

PA | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK

An initial review into the deaths of a Royal Marine and an army medic in Afghanistan has revealed the killings were not caused by "friendly fire", the...

The Greening Agenda: Women in Afghanistan?

Melanie Ward | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Politics
Melanie Ward

It is time for Justine Greening and the UK government to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to supporting women in Afghanistan. They must follow Australia's lead and make a sizeable new financial commitment to help end the shocking abuse of women.