Afghanistan

  • July 16, 2009

    Campaigners are mobilising on both sides of the channel to protest against a planned mass deportation of Afghan migrants from Calais next week, involving the UK and French Governments.

  • July 14, 2009

    The death of 15 British soldiers in just over a week has sparked calls for an end to the UK's involvement in the war in Afghanistan. A poll shows that the majority of the British public want troops withdrawn by the end of the year.

  • June 27, 2009

    Today is the UK's first Armed Forces Day. It is a thinly veiled attempt to deflect scrutiny of politicians who have made disastrous decisions about war, says Symon Hill. But sentiment is no substitute for accountability.

  • April 9, 2009

    While the US the United States is trying to rally NATO behind its South Asian strategy, Asian churches have called "for the withdrawal of US-led international combat troops from Afghanistan".

  • February 27, 2009

    The most severe drought in a decade is fuelling a food crisis in Afghanistan that threatens millions with food shortages and possible starvation, says global humanitarian agency Church World Service.

  • November 27, 2008

    Humanitarian work must be de-linked from the military and the political process in Afghanistan, aid agency Christian Aid has said. Increasingly NGO work is threatened.

  • October 21, 2008

    The United Reformed Church in Britain has condemned as “an offence against God” the assassination of Gayle Williams, a Christian aid worker in Kabul, and the chilling comments of those who killed her.

  • October 20, 2008

    A woman working with a UK-registered Christian relief group has been killed in Kabul by Taliban militants, who accused her of spreading Christianity among Afghans while helping people with disabilities and training local aid workers.

  • June 19, 2008

    Why Prince William should carve out a new role for himself as peacemaker. As the recent focus on the growing death toll in Afghanistan brings into sharp relief, the best way to honour those affected by the disfigurement, maiming and killing which accompanies all wars, is not to glamorise those who do it.

  • June 15, 2008

    The military strategy of trying to win ‘hearts and minds’ in Afghanistan by building schools and health clinics is failing to address the root causes of violence in the country, a report by a group of European and Canadian aid agencies says.