Category - Afghanistan

  • October 23, 2009

    Campaigners from across the country will join with serving soldiers and military families tomorrow (24 October) to call for an end to the Afghan war. They include Joe Glenton, who is facing court-martial for refusing to return to Afghanistan.

  • October 21, 2009

    The Afghan government and its international supporters must immediately set out a clear and effective plan to ensure a credible second round of presidential election voting, says Amnesty.

  • October 7, 2009

    An international group of Christians have marked the eighth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Afghanistan by blockading a key military base while sharing holy communion, music and Bible readings.

  • October 7, 2009

    Only 37% of the UK public support the war in Afghanistan, according to research published today, eight years after it began. Despite the government's attempts to increase support for the war, it is opposed by 56% of the population.

  • September 30, 2009

    The government is facing yet another criticism over the war in Afghanistan after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) admitted that a girl in the country's Helmand province died due to a leaflet drop by the Royal Air Force (RAF).

  • September 11, 2009

    British ministers are facing accusations of fatal errors in the rescue of a journalist in Afghanistan. The family of an Afghan translator killed during the rescue say that the captives' release could have been acheived without violence.

  • September 8, 2009

    The British government should pull its troops out of Afghanistan and pursue an ethical foreign policy, according to the outgoing Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Wales.

  • August 14, 2009

    A US soldier is to face a court-martial today for refusing to fight after exploring the teachings of Jesus. Travis Bishop rejected an order to deploy to Afghanistan after he reflected on the ethics of war and studied the Bible.

  • July 25, 2009

    The Archbishop of Canterbury has expressed deep concern about the plight of British service personnel in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, as opposition to armed intervention continues.

  • July 20, 2009

    Despite the growing death toll in Afghanistan, a combination of unemployment and aggressive advertising is pushing a record number of young men in Scotland to join the army.