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WATCH: The Obamas' Christmas Address

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Politics

With Saturday's weekly address to the nation, President Obama was joined by his wife Michelle to wish America a happy Christmas. "This weekend, par...

Cameron Dismisses Fears Afghanistan Will Revert To Terrorist Haven

PA | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron has dismissed fears that Afghanistan could revert to a terrorist haven as he paid a pre-Christmas visit to troops in the country. The...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 21st December 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker and Gareth Richman | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

'I Have To Live, I Have To Love': Recovery Of Afghan Woman Whose Nose & Ears Were Cut Off By Taliban

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK

An Afghan woman whose nose and ears were hacked off after she fled a forced, abusive marriage has spoken of her ongoing recovery. Aesha Mohammadz...

US Army To Seek Death Penalty For Afghan Shooter

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

The US army has announced it will seek the death penalty for the American soldier accused of murdering 16 civilians in Afghanistan. Nine children ...

British Troop Levels In Afghanistan To Be Almost Halved By End Of 2014

PA | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Politics

Around 3,800 British troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan during 2013, David Cameron has announced. The prime minister told the House of Commo...

WATCH: British Troops Do 'Gangnam Style'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Now, we were all set to ban 'Gangnam Style' parodies from this site for good. A joke's a joke and all that... But then British troops at Camp Bastion ...

Cameron Hints At Speedier Withdrawal From Afghanistan

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has hinted that Britain's withdrawal from Afghanistan could be speeded up amid suggestions the force size could be nearly halved by next...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 19th December 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker and Gareth Richman | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post picture desk live bringing you the best pictures of the day from around the world chosen by our very own photo editors. We woul...

Landmine Explosion Kills 10 Girls In Afghanistan

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

At least 10 girls have been killed and two other injured after a landmine exploded in eastern Afghanistan. The girls were aged between nine and 11 ...

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' | 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.