The run-up to the Afghan elections was marred by violence, the killing of two Western journalists, threats against voters
In spite of the uncertainty we currently face, the endurance of my people throughout conflict, and in particular the resilience of women, gives me hope for Afghanistan's future. I pray that they have learned from this last decade and can use that learning to build a better future for us all.
Good old Vlad is propping up the news again as the shiftiest world leader. Apart from Kim Jong Un. Or Xi Jinping. Or King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Or - who's that bloke who controls the biggest, most notorious 'intelligence' agency in the world? Oh, of course, US President Barack Obama. Or, for that matter, his chum David Cameron...
Here are the five things you need to know on Sunday 2 February 2014... 1) GOVE UNDER FIRE The education secretary is under
After over a decade of futile bloodshed, David Cameron has declared ''mission accomplished'' in regards to the war in Afghanistan. It's hard not to wonder just how firm his grasp on reality is.
Public stoning, once held up as the pinnacle of Taliban atrocity, could be reintroduced to punish adultery in Afghanistan
The five things you need to know on Tuesday 8 October 2013... 1) 'TWILIGHT OF THE BLAIRITES' Liam Byrne and Stephen Twigg
What an incredible act of disrespect to the soldiers who died bravely to battle for Afghan freedom. What a betrayal of the poor downtrodden Afghans, promised an end to theocratic tyranny in 2001. Are we to simply leave, triumphantly, with a treaty or two, and expect everything to be fine?
Karzai's argument that the UK troop increase in Helmand in 2006 created today's insecurity will sting politicians, but what he says is true. I remember the events clearly; I was in Afghanistan at the time.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has defended Prince Harry over his comments that he killed Taliban fighters while serving in