Authorities say the gunman rode on a motorbike and shot the group of men
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Monday 13 January 2014
A supervisor on the case, said: 'The decision represents an important recognition that a lack of religious belief is in itself a thoughtful and seriously-held philosophical position'
Wednesday 08 January 2014
The group called the girl's story 'government propaganda'
Sergeant Alexander Blackman: Royal Marine jailed for life for murder of Afghan insurgent challenges verdict
Monday 06 January 2014
39-year-old lodges applications for permission to appeal against both conviction and sentence
Monday 30 December 2013
The history of Afghanistan's last ten years is the history of the West walking away
Elephant appeal: Photojournalist Kate Brooks documents the dangerous demise of these giants of the wild
Saturday 28 December 2013
As a photojournalist, Kate Brooks was used to documenting war zones. Then she discovered a new kind of genocide – the killing of Africa’s elephants
Wednesday 18 December 2013
The incident marks the biggest loss of life of NATO troops since June 2013
Sunday 08 December 2013
Gulf between rich and poor fuels revival of a practice which has become a status symbol for affluent men and a ticket out of poverty for young women
Corruption Perceptions Index: Scandal-hit Spain drops 10 places in global corruption rankings led by Somalia, North Korea and Afghanistan
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Somalia, North Korea and Afghanistan are the most corrupt regions according to Transparency International
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif assures Hamid Karzai of peace-talk 'facilitation' after release of senior Taliban leader
Saturday 30 November 2013
Afghanistan considers that Pakistan holds significant influence over Taliban, who are believed to launch attacks from bases in the country
Saturday 30 November 2013
The top US commander in Afghanistan apologised to President Hamid Karzai for a drone strike that killed a child and NATO promised an investigation as rising tensions threatened efforts to persuade the Afghan leader to sign a long-delayed security agreement.
Saturday 16 November 2013
More than 20 were also injured after a bomb attack in the Afghan capital
Friday 08 November 2013
Transition was the watchword in Helmand in the summer and autumn of 2011. The West’s exit strategy was under way, the political appetite for investing more “blood and treasure” in the long war had waned. I witnessed the handing over of Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, to Afghan control, and it seemed a landmark.
Wednesday 06 November 2013
A British soldier has been killed in a suicide blast while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
Tuesday 15 October 2013
A bomb planted inside a mosque microphone killed the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Logar province as he was delivering a speech to worshippers on this morning to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, officials said.
Sunday 13 October 2013
Talks to decide the future of US involvement in Afghanistan continued last night, amid tensions over a "military operation" in which American forces "forcibly removed" a senior Taliban commander from an Afghan government convoy.
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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