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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....

The Left Needs to Take Control of the Fight Against Islamofascism

Sebastian Murphy-Bates | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Politics
Sebastian Murphy-Bates

Fear and dogma on the political left has rendered opposition to Islamic extremism the property of the far right in the Western world - It's time to take it back.

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...

The Moment Overjoyed Taliban Suspects Walk Free After US Exchange

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK

This is the moment a Taliban suspect was handed over in Qatar as part of a much-criticised deal that freed a US soldier. Bowe Bergdahl was released...

US Soldier Bowe Bergdahl Freed By Taliban

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK

A US soldier held by the Taliban has been released after nearly five years. US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, 28, is being transferred to a German ho...

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...

Afghanistan Has Turned a Corner

Duncan Anderson | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK
Duncan Anderson

When one considers the security situation, the threats made by the Taliban, and the miserable weather, the election result has been quite phenomenal. There is something immensely humbling to see groups of people holding up their dyed fingers, as much as to say 'Suck to you, Taliban!'

The Bizarre Spectacle of the Pakistan's Negotiations with the Taliban

Murtaza Hussain | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Politics
Murtaza Hussain

Perhaps the greatest folly of all is the belief that negotiations can actually lead to a durable and lasting peace with the Taliban. Past agreements have quickly collapsed due to the organization's military expansionism and desire to expand their writ all over Pakistan; something they make no secret of even today.

Taliban Capture High Ranking British Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

The Taliban have captured a British colonel. Looking mournful, and dragged around by a lead, the militant group's captive is likely to tug heartst...

Afghanistan After 2014: It Won't Be Perfect, but It Will Be Good Enough

Luke Coffey | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Luke Coffey

As Britain approaches the end of its combat operations in Afghanistan, the usual fanfare associated with victory in war will be notably absent. No triumphal parades, no formal surrender ceremony, and no heroic march into an enemy's capital. As Churchill wrote in 1897, "the victory must be looked for in the results."

Bombs, Bullets and Burkas? It's the Bravery and Boldness of Afghan Women We Must Support

Karla McLaren | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Karla McLaren

What fragile progress on women's rights there has been in recent years is down to the work of Afghan women activists, and it will be down to them to ensure that progress is protected and bettered in the months and years ahead. But their ability to do so will be seriously undermined if their security cannot be assured.

'Bomb Hero' Schoolboy To Have School & Stadium Named After Him

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

An heroic teenager who sacrificed his life to save his classmates from a suicide bomber will have his school and a stadium named after him, officials ...