While the bravery and sacrifice of British troops is not in doubt, British strategy in Afghanistan does not bear up well under scrutiny.
Councils warn thousands of Afghans who came to UK after Taliban seized power could become homeless
Councils have warned that up to eight thousand Afghans who came to the UK seeking asylum after the Taliban seized power are at risk of becoming homeless.
Royal Marine verdict delayed
A Royal Marine who’s serving a life sentence for killing an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan – will have to wait until next week before finding out if he will be granted bail – after the judge said he was delaying his decision. Sergeant Alexander Blackman has already spent three years in custody – but…
Pakistan: students and police killed in attack on university
Militants open fire on students and staff at a university in Charsadda, in north-west Pakistan, killing at least 19 and injuring scores more.
Taliban defiant as battle for Sangin rages
The Islamist group says Britain has made a “stupid decision” by sending troops back to Helmand province as its fighters battle Afghan forces for control of the strategic town of Sangin.
Kunduz: Afghan forces battle Taliban for control
Afghan forces are fighting to regain control of the city of Kunduz after it became the first provincial city to be seized by the Taliban since the 2001 US-led invasion.
Mullah Omar’s family refuses to back new Taliban leader
Channel 4 News has learned that the dead Afghan Taliban chief’s relatives are refusing to swear allegiance to his successor.
Afghan Taliban split over new chief
Akhtar Mansoor calls for unity among the jihadi group in a new audio recording – but Mullah Omar’s replacement is already causing bitter divisions in the Islamist militant group.
Taliban bomb attack strikes Afghan parliament
The Taliban attacks the symbolic heart of Afghanistan’s fragile new democracy as the new defence minister is sworn in.
Ten jailed for Pakistan Taliban attack on Malala Yousafzai
Ten men are jailed for 25 years each for their role in 2012 Pakistan Taliban shooting attack on education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai.
Bomb blasts kill 14 people at churches in Lahore
Fourteen people are killed and nearly 80 wounded after bombs explode outside two churches in Lahore, Pakistan. A Taliban splinter group has claimed responsibility.
Inside Osama Bin Laden’s Afghan compound
A series of newly released images show the late Osama Bin Laden inside his Tora Bora compound in the Afghan mountains.
How 2014 unfolded – in tweets
In Britain, 2014 was the year of the floods, Ukraine saw a revolution, Scotland almost went indy and the deadly Ebola struck west Africa.
‘Does Islam allow this?’ Peshawar massacre: a father’s story
We spent much of yesterday at Channel 4 News trying to get hold of our friend and former colleague Mushtaq Yusufzai in Peshawar. Late last night he finally posted the following on Facebook:
Taliban threatens more attacks as Peshawar funerals begin
Pakistan lifts its moratorium on the death penalty for terrorists as the funerals of the 141 people killed in the Taliban’s attack on a Peshawar school begin.