Afghanistan

  • 20 Aug 2010
    Looking a gift horse in the mouth is generally thought graceless and discourteous. But when the donor is a multi-millionaire ex-Prime Minister who took his country into a war of dubious legality and certain immorality, and the recipient is a charitable project for injured service personnel, the convention may justifiably be set aside.
  • 17 Aug 2010

    The Taliban have carried out the first confirmed executions by stoning to be seen in Afghanistan since the arrival of western troops in autumn 2001.

  • 12 Aug 2010

    Mennonites in North America are reflecting with sadness, but also hope, on the life of a development worker killed in Afghanistan last week.

  • 11 Aug 2010

    The International Assistance Mission has rejected Taliban claims that 10 of its staff killed in an attack in Afghanistan had been trying to convert Muslims.

  • 10 Aug 2010

    Following a United Nations report on the killing of Afghan civilians by anti-government fighters, Amnesty International has called for the Taliban to be prosecuted for war crimes.

  • 26 Jul 2010

    NATO has been asked to provide a clear, unified system of accounting for civilian casualties in Afghanistan, as leaked war logs paint a chaotic picture.

  • 7 Jul 2010

    Presbyterians are recommending that their denomination's 219th General Assembly should call on the US government to end combat operations in Afghanistan.

  • 27 Jun 2010

    David Cameron has tried to use Armed Forces Day to whip up support for the unpopular war in Afghanistan, but the ruinous cost of ineffective military spending is clearly at odds with his government's rhetoric about the urgent need for cuts.

  • 22 Jun 2010

    A new report that highlights Afghanistan’s extensive mineral deposits provides fuel for the United States’s military project, says Professor Paul Rogers. But it also signals the existence of a wider resource-competition that reflects the 21st-century’s emerging geopolitics.

  • 22 Jun 2010

    David Cameron’s desire to wrap himself in the flag, and to beat a war drum for military force as the “front and centre of our national life”, fails to engage key policy issues on the Afghan conflict and to acknowledge research findings about the public’s desire for more realistic ways of remembering the victims of war, says the Christian political thinktank Ekklesia.