UK Afghanistan

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.

Afghanistan Suicide Bomber Kills 37 During Eid Prayers

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

A suicide bomb attack outside a mosque has reportedly killed at least 40 people in northern Afghanistan, according to officials. The bomber struck ...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 26th October 2012

Posted 26.10.2012 | 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...

Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Named Amid Reports They Died In 'Green On Blue' Attack

PA | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

A Royal Marine and a medic who died after being injured while on patrol in Afghanistan were tonight named by the Ministry of Defence as Corporal David...

Women on the Frontline - the Perfect Picture

Kiran Kaur | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Kiran Kaur

Women have as much right as men to fight on the frontline.

Polio: Why we Need to Keep on Fighting

Carolyn Miller | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Carolyn Miller

Like most people who have grown up in the UK, I used to think of polio as more or less eradicated.

UK To Double Drones In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

The UK will double the number of armed RAF drones in Afghanistan to 10 with the new aircraft to be operated remotely from Britain. A Ministry of De...

Court Releases Marines Charged With Murder Of Afghan

PA | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

Five Royal Marines charged with murder following an incident in Afghanistan have been released from custody. The marines had been held in military ...

Afghanistan's 'Fearless Female Prosecutor' Jails 100 Women For Adultery

Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

A woman labelled Afghanistan's "fearless female prosecutor" and lauded as one of the most 100 most influential people in the world is also the country...

From Walford To Afghanistan: Lacey Lands Role As A Soldier

PA | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Lacey Turner has landed a new role as a soldier in Afghanistan. The former 'EastEnders' actress, 24, will star as Molly Dawes in the BBC One drama,...

WeFree at San Patrignano, Free From Prejudices

Stefania Mattana | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Stefania Mattana

Let's admit it: if someone, before last Tuesday, had told me that the most delightful pizza of my life would be created by the brainstorming of English chefs and former drug addicts, I probably never would have believed them.

Imran Khan Visits 14-Year-Old Girl Shot By Taliban

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Imran Khan, the Pakistani cricket star turned politician, has caused outrage by claiming that the Taliban are fighting a 'holy war' justified by Islam...

Five Royal Marines Charged With Murder

PA | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK

Five Royal Marines have been charged with murder in relation to an incident in Afghanistan in 2011, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said today. Seven...