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Peshawar: Lost for Words

Robin Lustig | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Being at a loss for words is never ideal for a journalist, yet the mind-numbing massacre of 132 schoolchildren in Peshawar has left me struggling... The 132 children of the Army Public School in Peshawar who died in last Tuesday's attack were its latest victims. They will not be the last.

Amir Khan Gifts £30k Gold Shorts To Taliban Attack School

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Sport

British boxing champion Amir Khan has become the latest star to lend a hand to the Peshawar school were children were massacred by the Taliban. The...

When Education Meets Catastrophe

Nikita Malik | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Despite growing up in notoriously crime-ridden countries in Africa, I always felt safe at school. With time, it didn't make much difference that the school bus I rode to school in Johannesburg was bulletproof. I grew used to the barbed wire that surrounded the boundaries of my school in Tanzania.

Pakistan's Tragedy, and Why 'Homeland' Is More Informative Than the News

Oggy Boytchev | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Oggy Boytchev

After the terrible massacre yesterday at Peshawar's Army Public School a three-day nationwide mourning begins in Pakistan. At least 132 children and 9...

Faces Of Pakistan Gunmen Revealed In Chilling Pictures

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

The Taliban fighters who stormed a military-run school in Pakistan and murdered over 140 people - most of them children - can be seen for the first ti...

First Sydney, Now Peshawar - Is There Anywhere That Is Actually Safe From the Grip of Terrorism?

Shehnaz Khan | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Shehnaz Khan

Monday it was Sydney; yesterday it was Peshawar, and tomorrow, is could be anyone or anywhere else. Pessimism doesn't do anyone any favours when it comes to perception of the future, but in this case, I feel as if it's not entirely pessimistic as it's the truth, it's unfortunately the world we now live in. Is there anywhere that's actually safe from the relentless grip of terror?

Afghan Taliban Calls Brutal School Attack Un-Islamic (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC PICTURES The Afghan Taliban has condemned the mass murder of more than 100 children by its Pakistani counterpart as un-Islamic. ...

Jesus Wants Me for a Child Killer

Paul Beaumont | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Paul Beaumont

While civilised people everywhere hold up their hands in horror at the massacre of children in Peshawar, Pakistan, we would do well to remember that it is human, not Biblical values, that stand firm against such evil.

Tragic List Of Children Killed In Peshawar School Massacre Emerges

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK

WARNING: THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT, READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED A harrowing list of children killed in the Peshawar school massacre ha...

Taliban Gunmen Kill More Than 100 At Pakistani Military School

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK

WARNING: THIS REPORT CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT, READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED UPDATE: Tragic List Of Children Killed In Peshawar School Massacre Eme...

Interview with Imran Khan, Part Two - (From His Sit-In in Islamabad)

Nauman Khalid | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nauman Khalid

You speak of Nawaz Sharif's failure to deliver, which is one of the reasons you think he should resign. So if you become PM., what would be the tangible measure of your failure after one year? And if you do fail according to your own standards, will you honorably resign after one year?

Interview With Imran Khan, Part One (From His Sit-in in Islamabad)

Nauman Khalid | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nauman Khalid

NK: To begin with I'd like to put to you what Cyril Almeida, a bright, young thing from Oxford - considering the store you set by a British education ...

Afghan Mother 'Kills 25 Taliban Fighters' In Revenge For Murdering Her Son

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK

An Afghan woman is reported to have killed 25 Taliban fighters after witnessing her son being murdered in an ambush. Reza Gul’s son was a police...

The Light Garden of the Angel King

Catriona Luke | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Catriona Luke

In Kabul, there were bullets in the squash court, three in the bedroom, three near my bed, three in our bathroom, one missing the minister by six inches. The gardener has continued to drive his two donkeys about our garden with complete unconcern, but the day has come when only one donkey is left.

Farewell Afghanistan... Where to Next, Mr Cameron?

Dilly Hussain | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

British soldiers have died, arguably in vain, as the Taliban are stronger now than ever before, and remains a de-facto government in many provinces. Furthermore, the world has become a more dangerous place as a result of Tony Blair and George Bush's war on terror.

Russell Brand's Politics Are an Offensive Mess

Sebastian Murphy-Bates | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Politics
Sebastian Murphy-Bates

I don't dismiss Brand outright; I've heard what he has to say and it makes me despair. I will, and so should you, tell him that he's deeply mistaken. He is capable of understanding these issues and that's what makes some of his tirades so repulsive.

Fury As Christian Mother Sentenced To Hang For 'Insulting Prophet'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

A Christian mother-of-five has been sentenced to hang for blasphemy in Pakistan after a squabble with her work colleagues over a drink of water. Th...

We Wouldn't Expect Malala To Celebrate Winning A Nobel Prize Any Other Way

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest person to win a Nobel prize - and found out in a chemistry lesson at her school in Birmi...

Mehdi Hasan

'As A General, I Could Literally Change The Fortunes Of A Nation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Politics

"If western boots were on the ground," David Richards, the former head of the British armed forces tells me, "if western armies were to be app...

Taliban Official 'Accidentally Geotags Secret Location'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK

A senior Taliban spokesman, who is meant to be in hiding, has denied mistakenly geotagging his location. Zabihullah Mujahid insisted the geotag, wh...

Why Malala Yousafzai is the Girl we Teenagers Should Aspire to Be Like

Alix Long | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alix Long

Malala Yousafzai is not only 'The Girl who was Shot by the Taliban'. She is the girl we teenagers should aspire to be like. She is the girl who will shape our generation, and remind future ones that with the power of education, one can achieve anything and everything.

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...

Media Coverage of Islam in Britain Is All Doom and Gloom

Ismaeel Nakhuda | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Ismaeel Nakhuda

For over a decade now, Muslims in Britain have been under intense media scrutiny with doom and gloom stories abound in the media about the faith, its adherents, places of worship, and religious and cultural practices...

Will There Be a Shi'a-Sunni War in the Middle East? Not Likely

William O. Beeman | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
William O. Beeman

If it is possible for the government of Iraq to repel and contain ISIS with Iran's help, the United States should definitely support such an action. There need be no real fear at this time that either the Shi'a or Sunni forces will evolve into a kind of World War III in the Middle East...

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....