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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.

Who Is On The Secret 'Kill List'?

PA | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Defence chiefs are facing a legal challenge to provide details of Britain's role in supplying information to an American military "kill list" in Afgha...

Dead Soldiers' Body Parts Kept Without Permission From Families, MoD Admits

PA | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK

The body parts and tissue of soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been kept by the Ministry of Defence without the permission of their families, offici...

One Arena Where Britain Won't Be Winning Gold

Julie Tomlin | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK
Julie Tomlin

In general the mainstream media presents Britain as the world's good guys, but our policies are so often out of sync with the rhetoric that it should not be a surprise that others around the world charge our leaders with hypocrisy.

Extraordinary Muslim Women at the Olympics - Past to Present

Shaista Gohir | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Sport
Shaista Gohir

Their biggest hurdle preventing girls from taking up sports is religious extremism, particularly for those living in conservative Muslim countries. Although there is nothing in the Quran forbidding women and girls from exercising and playing sports, religious scholars are making Islam more restrictive than it should be through misinterpretations.

Sanctions: A 'Necessary Evil' Iranian Women Don't Buy

Julie Tomlin | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK Politics
Julie Tomlin

If we care about women's rights and don't want our government to get away with hypocritical claims that they do too, isn't it time we make sure their opinions are heeded?

British Intervention In Syria 'Increasingly Likely'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

It will be difficult for Britain to avoid intervening in Syria, a former Army commander has warned Colonel Richard Kemp, who led UK forces in Afgha...

Mission Motorsport

Nancy Atkinson-Turner | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nancy Atkinson-Turner

Every so often in life you come across someone so inspiring that it stops you in your tracks. Their passion, enthusiasm and selflessness is impossible to resist and you realise you have to be involved with them, whether it be at work, in love or as in my case, volunteering.

Cameron Enjoys Bangers And Mash In Helmand (PICTURES)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron shared a lunch of German sausage and potato with British troops as he questioned them about the capabilities of their Afghan counterpart...

David Cameron Visits British Troops In Afghanistan

PA | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron insisted today that he was "confident" he could meet his promise to bring British troops back from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 as he ...

Now We Can Spot Them: Snow Leopards Tracked By Satellite In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

Two snow leopards have been captured, fitted with satellite collars and released for the first time in Afghanistan – and one of them was tracked ven...

Exact Timing Of Afghanistan Withdrawal 'Undecided', Says No.10

PA | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Politics

No decisions have yet been taken on the exact timing of withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan after the end of this year, prime minister David...

The Arms Trade is a Feminist Issue

Julie Tomlin | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK
Julie Tomlin

When Egyptian activist Salma Said was asked at a discussion in London on women and the Arab Spring about what people in the West could do to help, her answer was immediate and direct: "You could stop your politicians selling arms to the people who are shooting us." Said spoke from experience: she was hospitalised after being shot during protests that followed the Port Said football stadium tragedy that left at least 74 people dead.

Afghan MP Among 20 Dead At Wedding Bomb Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Prominent Afghan MP Ahmad Khan Samangani was killed in a suicide bombing at his daughter's wedding on Saturday, along with 20 others. Samangani was...

We Must not Abandon our Commitment to Afghan Women

Nicola Blackwood MP | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Politics
Nicola Blackwood MP

The state of women's rights in Afghanistan is now at a critical crossroads. Surveys show there is widespread fear among Afghan women that their government and its international partners will trade away their rights in a cynical attempt to barter some kind of political settlement with insurgent groups ahead of the international military pull-out in 2014.