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video 14 October 2014 World, Iraq

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Halting the Islamic State advance - video

US President Barack Obama meets military leaders from 20 countries to tackle Islamic State in Iraq, after recent IS gains in Anbar province where an Iraqi military base was seized.

post 06 October 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog The disabled Afghanistan veteran bullied by his superiors

You may think, having lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan, that a serving paratrooper determined to return to this regiment would be welcomed back as a hero. You may think so.

article 03 October 2014 UK, Afghanistan
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Cameron first in line to meet new Afghan president

David Cameron becomes the first world leader to meet Afghanistan's new president following an unannounced visit to the country.

post 23 September 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Prescott compares Blair to medieval Christian crusader

Former deputy premier John Prescott attacks his former boss Tony Blair's business activities and his views on military intervention overseas.

post 09 September 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Resurgent Taliban threaten US exit strategy for Afghanistan

A New York Times article at the weekend suggests the Afghan police and army, whose efficiency was used to justify the US and British exit, are not up to the job.

post 01 September 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Will the 'Afghan spring' disintegrate into a cold winter?

Afghanistan's leading presidential candidates have disputed the election results since the first round of voting in April. The potential for political implosion is very real now.

article 23 August 2014 UK, Afghanistan
Two lorry drivers are remanded in custody after appearing in court charged in connection with the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury docks.
Lorry drivers remanded over Tilbury container death

Two lorry drivers are remanded in custody after appearing in court charged in connection with the discovery of a dead man in a container at Tilbury docks.

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.

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