UK Afghanistan

'A Fantastic Foreign Secretary'? William Hague Leaves Office

Ian Sinclair | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Politics
Ian Sinclair

You'll have heard, of course, of the maxim "Don't speak ill of the dead". However, you are probably less familiar with the media's recent modification to this: "Don't speak ill of the recently departed Foreign Secretary".

Obama's Diplomatic Coalition of the Willing - Or Else!

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

An all out war in the Middle-East, creating more failed states, will not only effect the US economy, it is also likely to pose a real safety risk to US citizens both here and abroad as terrorists entities like ISIS pledge to annihilate those who do not follow their path to salvation.

'Bulk' Of British Forces To Be Out Of Afghanistan By October

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK

The "bulk" of British forces in Afghanistan will be pulled out by the end of October if the country's disputed presidential election is not resolved a...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Up To 20 'Establishment' Paedophiles? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 8 July 2014... 1) UP TO 20 'ESTABLISHMENT' PAEDOPHILES? REALLY? From the Daily Mail: "Failure to ...

Don't Shoot the Messenger! Especially If You're The Taliban

Piers Secunda | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK
Piers Secunda

In the early summer of 2010 I sent an email to the owner of an Afghan press agency called "Kabul Pressistan" expecting no response. The email was t...

RAF Doubles Number Of Reaper Drones In Afghanistan

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Five new Reaper drones, the most recent addition to the RAF’s arsenal, have started combat operations in Afghanistan, according to the Ministry of D...

'They Were Lucky' - Afghan Immigrants Rescued From Dinghy

PA | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

Nine suspected illegal immigrants had to be rescued when they became stranded on a small power boat in the English Channel. Their rigid inflatable ...

Why Investing in Malaria Control Matters for the Muslim World

Hervé Verhoosel | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Hervé Verhoosel

The small bite of an infected mosquito caused an estimated 207 million cases of malaria in largely developing countries around the world each year. Almost half of these cases occur in predominantly Muslim countries belonging to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)...

Obama - Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place

Jon-Christopher Bua | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jon-Christopher Bua

Along with the hope that "The Arab Spring" gave the world, it now seems that attempts at establishing some form of democracy in Lebanon, Egypt, Libya and elsewhere have not worked out so well for the US and the West. Perhaps it is time for the US and the West to rethink its mission as "Champion of Democracy" and "Keeper of World Peace".

First We Took Afghanistan. Then We Gave Them Iraq

Justin Huggler | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

ISIS are right at the heart of things. And we put them there... Three years after his death, Osama bin Laden's dream is coming true after all: a great Sunni Muslim uprising in the Middle East. Only ISIS are so violent they make Al-Qaeda look like a bowling team.

Iraq Crisis: West's Continued Interference Fuels the Unrest

Tony Clarke | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Clarke

At the moment, the need to stop the bloodshed is far greater than any desire for perfect multifaceted Muslim nations. But, if there is a hope of fixing Iraq's damaged democracy and creating an Iraq and a Syria where Kurds, Shia and Sunni Muslims can live in peace together, then the UK and the US need to learn its lessons and keep our distance.

Taliban 'Hacked Off Voters' Fingers'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK

The Taliban have been hacking off people's fingers to stop them voting in Afghanistan's presidential election - or as a punishment for having done so....

Election Day in Kabul

Mohammed Subhan | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Mohammed Subhan

Here is a plea - not just from me - but from my generation of young Afghans. The soldiers you have lost did not die in vain - the money you have spent has not been wasted - PLEASE - don't throw away what you have achieved. We are going to need your help for a few more years yet. It won't be forever - but it will be longer than two and a half years.

Watch Bowe Bergdahl Being Released After Five Years With Taliban (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

The Taliban has published this video of Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army sergeant they captured in 2009 and held for five years, being released, after a dea...

Bowe Bergdahl's Release Not Welcomed By Everyone In US

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- On Saturday, American soldier Bowe Berghdahl was released by the Taliban after spending almost five years in captivity in Afghanistan. Cau...

A Female Perspective - Mentoring PTIs at the ANA Officer Academy

Kate Lord | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Kate Lord

Prior to Real Madrid's 4-0 thumping of Osasuna last month, Sergio Ramos had netted just 1 goal in 43 appearances in all competitions this season. Fast-forward to the present day and the defender has 5 in his last 6, including a brace against Bayern to cement Los Blancos' place in the Champions League final.

It's a Man's World - Mentoring In Qargha

Kate Lord | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Kate Lord

A year ago I was offered a chance to deploy to Afghanistan as a mentor at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy located in Qargha, out to the west of the capital city of Kabul. My job here is to mentor the Afghan female PTIs who will deliver the physical training syllabus to the female officer cadets...

Is This Picture Of British Soldiers Showing 'Understandable Joy'?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK

A top British army commander has reacted to disturbing pictures which appear to show at least one UK serviceman posing with a dead Taliban fighter. ...

British Serviceman 'Pictured Giving Thumbs-Up' Over Dead Taliban Fighter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK

Pictures purportedly showing a British serviceman posing with a dead Taliban fighter have emerged via the website Live Leak. The images were taken in ...

'UFO' Attacks Taliban Camp = Aliens Join Fight Against Terror (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK

Footage purporting to show an unidentified flying object attacking a Taliban camp has been made available online. It was published to YouTube on 5...

'Robinson Crusoe' Migrant Rescued From Makeshift Raft In English Channel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK

A young Afghan migrant, desperately attempting to reach Britain, attempted to sail across the channel on Robinson Crusoe-like raft of wooden planks, a...

GRAPHIC: Parents Take Ultimate Revenge On Cleric Who Sexually Assaulted Their Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW: The parents of a teenage girl have been arrested after they attacked a religious cleric and cut off his nose and ears ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Has Nigel Bottled It?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Wednesday 30 April 2014... 1) HAS NIGEL BOTTLED IT? It's the question that'll be asked across Westm...

Afghanistan Helicopter Crash Victims Named

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

Five British servicemen killed when the Lynx helicopter they were travelling in crashed in southern Afghanistan have been named by the Ministry of Def...

Confirmed: Five Dead In Afghanistan Chopper Crash Were British

PA | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK

Five military personnel killed when their Lynx helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan were UK service members, the Ministry of Defence confirmed. ...