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Taliban Leader Mullah Omar 'Died In Hospital Two Years Ago'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Taliban leader Mullah Omar died in a Pakistan hospital over two years ago, according to security officials. Abdul Hassib Seddiqi, the spokesman for...

More Shia Dead as Extremism Becomes Commonplace in Pakistan

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

The reality is that Pakistan has become a basket case and has always teetered on being a failed state.

Pakistan Schoolboy's Before-And-After-Photo Is Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK

A boy from the school where nearly 150 children were murdered by the Pakistani Taliban has posted two moving images showing his absent classmates who ...

This Is What Defiance Looks Like - Peshawar Pupils Head Back To School

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK

Clutching their parents' hands tightly, Pakistani children have returned to the school where Taliban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teacher...

Pakistan Finally Wakes Up to the Taliban Threat

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Though I cannot speak for all us, many of us have been rendered, albeit unwillingly, apathetic to the attacks on humanity suffered in Pakistan because of their frequency. This was the weak argument we were using up until now as we slumbered on in a chaotic world. But there's a time for all of us when we awaken and that wakefulness of our conscience is a blessing in itself that must be grasped, nurtured and fed - and I believe Pakistan has suddenly awakened. Finally. Thankfully...

Peshawar: Lost for Words

Robin Lustig | Posted 18.02.2015 | 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 16.02.2015 | 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 16.02.2015 | 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 15.02.2015 | 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 15.02.2015 | 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 22.01.2015 | 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 22.01.2015 | 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 03.01.2015 | 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 28.12.2014 | 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 27.12.2014 | 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...