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article 18 August 2014 UK, Afghanistan
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Afghan Sikhs claim asylum in Britain

The 34 Afghan Sikhs discovered in a shipping container in Tilbury are claiming asylum in the UK - and a test case will decide on how the government deals with claims from this minority group.

post 08 August 2014
Read more from Kylie Morris on her blog 'Today America is coming to help'

US President Barack Obama authorizes targeted air strikes in Iraq to prevent an 'act of genocide' against some 40,000 religious minorities trapped in a remote mountain area.

post 15 July 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Don't bet the farm on peace in Afghanistan

This is precisely the kind of act guaranteed to wipe the gloss of the weekend euphoria as US Secretary of State John Kerry flew in to Kabul to broker a deal between arch-rivals.

post 11 July 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog In Afghanistan, the insurgents are resurgent

A 24 per cent spike in civilian casualties in Afghanistan in the first half of 2014 suggests the Taliban and other insurgent groups are on the march again.

post 08 July 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Does civil war loom after Afghanistan elections?

We were supposed to leave Afghanistan with some kind of credible military forces to stop all this from happening. That does not look very credible.

video 05 July 2014 World, Afghanistan

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Afghan Taliban torches hundreds of oil tankers - video

The Afghanistan Taliban claims responsibility for setting fire to 200 oil tankers - which it says were delivering fuel to Nato forces - near Kabul.

video 02 July 2014 World, Iraq

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Should the US be supporting moderate Syrian rebels? - video

US Ambassador Robert Ford says people who say it's impossible to tell the between good and bad rebels in Syria are being "intellectually lazy." "We should be supporting moderate groups," he says.

article 24 June 2014 World, Iraq
News
Isis rebels 'capture' Baiji Iraq oil refinery

Sunni rebels in Iraq claim they have fully captured the country's main oil refinery at Baiji, north of Baghdad.

article 23 June 2014 UK, Jordan
Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' US help for Iraq
Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' US help for Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US will not delay in helping Iraq defeat the Isis insurgency.

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