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article 10 February 2015 Politics, Jordan
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Kayla Mueller's 'heartbreaking' letter before Syria death

Barack Obama confirms the death of Kayla Mueller, a US aid worker who had been held hostage by Islamic State militants.

article 05 February 2015 UK, Iraq
News
Is Britain doing enough to tackle Islamic State militants?

Britain needs to play a greater role in the fight in Iraq against Islamic State militants, according to a report published by MPs.

article 30 January 2015 World, Iraq
Islamic State's new global tactics
by Islamic State's 'exceedingly dangerous' new tactics

The killing of at least 30 security personnel in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula could be more than just jihadist violence - but an indication of new and dangerous tactics from the Islamic State group.

article 28 January 2015 UK, Afghanistan
Author Andrew O'Hagan
Andy Davies by Getting inside the 'problem' of the Afghan war

Author Andrew O'Hagan's new novel The Illuminations examines the experiences of the soldiers who went to Afghanistan believing in the war, but who returned home to Britain profoundly disillusioned.

post 21 January 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog No Chilcot report on Iraq: absolutely no surprise

No one knows how to delay an urgent inquiry into serious misjudgments, mistakes, and misdoings, than the British 'system'.

video 15 January 2015 World, Afghanistan

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Should Europe be more fair to migrants risking their lives?

Gulwali Passarlay, an Afghan refugee who came to Britain partly with the help of smugglers, tells Channel 4 News he tried 100 times to escape to the UK from Calais.

article 14 January 2015 World, Afghanistan
News
Islamic State forces target Afghanistan's Helmand province

Afghanistan's Helmand province is the latest area to be targeted by Islamic State, who are offering wages to Taliban fighters who volunteer to join.

post 05 January 2015
Read more from Jon on Snowblog Time to end the special UK 'military relationship' with America?

For the first time in nearly a decade and a half we are not formally at war - but exactly how many "security" or "military" people we have left behind in Iraq and Afghanistan is an imprecise matter.

video 02 January 2015 World, Afghanistan

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The future for Afghanistan, and the Taliban - video

The Taliban has declared victory in Afghanistan as the era of American occupation comes to an end. Channel 4 News talks to a top Taliban commander about his view on western intervention.

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