UK Afghanistan

Prince Harry Was Moved From Afghanistan Military Base During Taliban Attack

PA | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

Prince Harry was moved to a guarded location during a recent Taliban attack on Camp Bastion, the Defence Secretary has revealed. Philip Hammond had...

Taliban Raiders Wore US Uniforms During Attack On Camp Bastion

PA | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

The full scale of the Taliban attack on Camp Bastion became clear today as it emerged that 15 insurgents wearing US Army uniforms destroyed six Harrie...

Two British Soldiers Shot Dead In Afghanistan By Man Wearing Police Uniform

PA | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK

Two British soldiers have been shot dead in Afghanistan by a man wearing the local Afghan police uniform, the Ministry of Defence said. The soldier...

Prince Harry 'Was Primary Target' Of Taliban Attack On Camp Bastion

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK

Prince Harry was the primary target of an attack on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, senior Taliban sources have said. The prince, who turns 28 on Saturd...

Troops Could Return From Afghanistan 'Earlier Than Expected'

PA | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has revealed he is considering plans to bring back some British troops from Afghanistan earlier than expected. Mr ...

Rusi Report: The Real News is Not Taliban but the West Wants Exit

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK
Jasdev Singh Rai

RUSI is a reputable organisation with its feet firmly on the ground and contacts with the highest decision making bodies. Hence its research that the ...

The Bravery and Devotion of Our Animal Friends

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

The PDSA Dickin Medal contains the words 'We also serve' and these emotional words always remind me that these animals have performed supreme acts of gallantry to protect lives. This latest recipient is Theo, a British Arms and Explosives Search Dog who died just hours after his handler was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.

British Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Named

PA | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK

A soldier killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb has been named as Sergeant Lee Paul Davidson of The Light Dragoons. The 32-year-old from Doncast...

The Teen Bomber Who Killed Six

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK

Afghan officials have said a suicide bomber, who killed six outside NATO headquarters in Kabul, four of them children, could have been as young as 12....

British Soldier Dies From Wounds Inflicted In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

A soldier has died after being wounded in Afghanistan last month, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. The serviceman, from 1st Battalion Grenadier ...

Royal Has Always Loved The Army

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

Prince Harry's love of the Army began when he was just a boy and his determination to carve out a life in the forces has been evident ever since. A...

Camp Bastion A Million Miles From Las Vegas

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

Prince Harry was settling into daily life and the austere conditions at Camp Bastion on Friday. The setting here could hardly be more different to ...

From The Playboy Prince To The Frontline

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

Just a few weeks ago, embarrassing images of Prince Harry frolicking naked in a Las Vegas hotel generated a firestorm for the royal. It appeared as...

Apache Attack Helicopter 'Awesome'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

In Prince Harry's words, the Apache attack helicopter is simply "awesome". Designed to hunt and destroy tanks, the fearsome Apache is capable of fl...

Prince Harry Is Back In Afghanistan

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK

Prince Harry has arrived in Afghanistan to fly attack helicopters in the fight against the Taliban. The 27-year-old Army captain, who spent 10 week...

British Soldier's Horror At Being Strafed By 'Friendly-Fire American Apache Helicopter

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

A rifleman told an inquest on Thursday how he thought he was going to die in a tragic friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan in 2009. Rifleman Denve...

Taliban Targeted Boy For Suicide Bomb Mission

PA | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

An Afghan teenager has told a High Court judge that he travelled to Britain after the Taliban tried to recruit him as a suicide bomber. The youth, ...

US Troops Punished For Quran Burnings, Urinating On Corpses (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

Nine American soldiers have escaped criminal prosecution over two separate incidents of burning Qurans and urinating on the corpses of insurgents in A...

Taliban Accused Of Beheading 17 People After Mixed-Sex Dancing

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK

Seventeen people are believed to have been beheaded by the Taliban, after late-night music and dance party for young Afghan men and women. Some 15 ...

Nato Kills Taliban Leader In Airstrike

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK

A senior Taliban officer has been killed in an eastern Afghanistan airstrike that also claimed the lives of twelve other militants, according to Nato....

Tributes Paid To 'Bright, Committed' Guardsman Jamie Shadrake, Killed In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK

A soldier shot dead as he defended a checkpoint in Afghanistan was today named as Guardsman Jamie Shadrake of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. T...

British Soldier Killed While On Sentry Duty In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK

A soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards has been killed in Afghanistan while on sentry duty, the Ministry of Defence said on Saturday. The so...

Siblings Who Fled War-Torn Afghanistan Celebrate Top Results

PA | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Four siblings who fled war-torn Afghanistan are celebrating after notching up a string of top A-levels between them. The brother and three sisters,...

Families Pay Tribute To British Soldiers Killed On Duty

PA | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

The families of two British servicemen killed on duty in Afghanistan have paid tribute to them. Father-of-four Lance Corporal Matthew David Smith, ...

Supporting Smallholders in Securing Global Food Security

Jeremy Lefroy | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Politics
Jeremy Lefroy

I look forward to the UK using its presidency of the G8 to championing the role of smallholder farmers globally and ensuring that their voice is heard and their contribution recognised.