Creative treatment for PTSD
Former soldiers are finding creative ways to cope with their mental illness. An exhibition by the organisation Style for Soldiers has been showcasing artworks by medically discharged servicemen suffering from PTSD and brain injuries. Their work often reveals the impact of the ‘invisible wounds’ left by war.
UK to send more troops to Afghanistan
The UK has announced that it will send 440 more troops to serve in Afghanistan, bringing the total number of its troops there to more than a thousand. The government made the announcement ahead of discussion at NATO about its military deployments in Afghanistan, which continues to be plagued by Taliban attacks. The extra troops…
Afghan interpreter scheme an “utter failure”
MPs say a scheme meant to help Afghan civilians who worked for the British armed forces as interpreters is an “utter failure” – with thousands of people living under “continual daily threat”.
Is Iran really ‘the world’s leading state sponsor of terror’?
President Trump has claimed that Iran is the world’s “leading state sponsor of terror”. But is that fair? Before he became president, Trump said the “world’s biggest funder of terrorism” was Saudi Arabia – not Iran. So is his latest claim is just political rhetoric?
Afghan girl roboticists allowed to travel to US
The Trump travel ban is still stalled before the courts. Afghanistan was not on the list of Muslim-majority countries affected by the ban, but a group of young roboticists from that country has become a cause celebre. They had a very diffcult journey to the US. We went along to meet them when they began…