Afghanistan

Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Government ‘hugely reluctant’ to relocate Afghan interpreters

Government ‘hugely reluctant’ to relocate Afghan interpreters

The government has been “hugely reluctant” to relocate local interpreters who assisted British forces in Afghanistan to Britain, the chair of the defence committee has warned.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Afghan man whose deportation was stopped by activist 'will still be deported'

Afghan man whose deportation was stopped by activist 'will still be deported'

Afghan man whose deportation was stopped by activist 'will still be deported'

Swedish police say the 52-year-old Afghan man, who has not been identified, will be removed from the country at a later date after a student protester interrupted his deportation

Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Boris Johnson 'found' in Afghanistan as he avoids Heathrow runway vote

Boris Johnson 'found' in Afghanistan as he avoids Heathrow runway vote

Boris Johnson 'found' in Afghanistan as he avoids Heathrow runway vote

The foreign secretary was pictured meeting an Afghan minister in Kabul instead of voting in a three-line whip on the proposed third runway at Heathrow

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

Parents in Afghanistan name baby after Donald Trump

Parents in Afghanistan name baby after Donald Trump

Parents in Afghanistan name baby after Donald Trump

The father said he thought the name may affect his son's personality and behaviour

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

At least two dead after attack at Save the Children offices in Afghanistan

At least two dead after attack at Save the Children offices in Afghanistan

At least two dead after attack at Save the Children offices in Afghanistan

The building is thought to have been stormed by at least three gunmen

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Thursday, December 28, 2017

At least 40 people were killed this morning

Dozens dead in Kabul suicide bombing

Dozens dead in Kabul suicide bombing

Suicide bombs ripped into cultural centre and news agency

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Isis threatens to attack United States over Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision

Isis threatens to attack United States over Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision

Isis threatens to attack United States over Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision

The group posted threatening messages via social media which warned of action in response to Donald Trump recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

German man 'beat up Afghan teenager on train before doing Nazi salute'

German man 'beat up Afghan teenager on train before doing Nazi salute'

German man 'beat up Afghan teenager on train before doing Nazi salute'

Witnesses claim the man also verbally abused two Syrian people who travelling with the teenager

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

White House defends Trump decision to mention chief-of-staff's son in Niger soldier statement

White House defends Trump decision to mention chief-of-staff's son in Niger soldier statement

White House defends Trump decision to name chief-of-staff's son in Niger defence

The decision by the President to mention John Kelly's son in defending his actions in regard to the deaths of soldiers in Niger provoked criticism

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Anderson Cooper rips into Donald Trump for mentioning chief-of-staff's son

Anderson Cooper rips into Donald Trump for mentioning chief-of-staff's son in Niger soldier death statement

Anderson Cooper rips into Donald Trump for mentioning chief-of-staff's son

Donald Trump mentioned the death of John Kelly's son in Afghanistan while falsely claiming past presidents hadn't called families of fallen soldiers

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Red Cross reduces its presence in Afghanistan for security reasons

Red Cross reduces its presence in Afghanistan for security reasons

Red Cross reduces its presence in Afghanistan for security reasons

The organisation has been running programmes in the country for more than 30 years

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Taliban claim responsibility for rocket attack after Pentagon chief James Mattis arrived in Kabul

Taliban claims responsibility for rocket attack after Pentagon chief James Mattis arrived in Kabul

Taliban claims rocket blasts after Pentagon chief James Mattis arrived in Kabul

A number of rockets exploded around Kabul International Airport hours after the US Defense Secretary arrived

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SAS soldier cleared of war crimes despite cutting hands off 'two dead Taliban fighters'

SAS soldier cleared of war crimes despite cutting hands off 'Taliban fighters'

Soldier cleared of war crime after cutting hands off 'Taliban fighters'

The soldier cut the hands off the bodies in 2013 on a combined operation with the Afghan national security service and the Australian Special Operations Task Group

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Isis claims responsibility for suicide attack on house of Afghanistan lawmaker

Isis claims responsibility for suicide attack on house of Afghanistan lawmaker

Isis claims responsibility for suicide attack on house of Afghanistan lawmaker

Both attackers and two security guards died in the incident

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

'Donald Trump's presidency is a demented disaster', says George Galloway

'Donald Trump's presidency is a demented disaster', says George Galloway

'Donald Trump's presidency is a demented disaster', says George Galloway

Our host made the comments to a caller on his show

'Donald Trump is using the doomed Afghanistan war to save his political skin', says George Galloway

'Donald Trump is using the doomed Afghanistan war to save his political skin', says George Galloway

'Donald Trump is using the doomed Afghanistan war to save his political skin'

George Galloway claims Donald Trump is being held like a hostage in the White House by generals

Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Attack at mosque in Afghanistan leaves 'at least 14 dead'

Attack at mosque in Afghanistan leaves 'at least 14 dead'

Attack at mosque in Afghanistan leaves 'at least 14 dead'

The attack allegedly took place as Friday prayers were beginning

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Afghanistan: 'Lives may be lost on both sides but it's better than amplifying problems', says former commander

Afghanistan: 'Lives may be lost on both sides but it's better than amplifying problems', says former commander

'Lives may be lost in Afghanistan but it'll be better than amplifying problems'

Colonel Richard Kemp says we can't accept defeat in Afghanistan

Rocket hit Kabul just hours before Donald Trump announced Afghanistan strategy

Rocket hit Kabul just hours before Donald Trump announced Afghanistan strategy

Rocket hit Kabul just hours before Trump announced Afghanistan strategy

A police officer claims the rocket landed on a football pitch but there were no reported injuries

Monday, August 7, 2017

Monday, August 7, 2017

Afghan refugees speak out about being attacked by Taliban, Islamic State and US

Afghan refugees speak out about being attacked by Taliban, Islamic State and US

Afghan refugees speak out about being attacked by Taliban, Islamic State and US

Many from the Nangarhar Province are now living in an unfinished university building in Jalalabad

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Donald Trump suggests dismissal of US Afghanistan war commander

Donald Trump 'ready to fire US commander in Afghanistan'

Donald Trump 'ready to fire US commander in Afghanistan'

The US President is reportedly frustrated by the ongoing struggles in the region

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

29 dead in attack on mosque in west Afghanistan

29 dead in attack on mosque in western Afghanistan

29 dead in attack on mosque in western Afghanistan

The Shiite place of worship in Herat came under attack by two assailants, once of whom detonated a suicide vest

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017

Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul suicide attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul suicide attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul suicide attack

The Iraqi embassy in Afghanistan came under attack after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside the gate

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Muslim convert known as Tartan Taliban accused of teaching bomb making and funding extremist groups

Muslim convert known as 'the tartan Taliban' accused of teaching bombmaking and funding terror groups

Muslim convert known as 'the tartan Taliban' accused of funding terror groups

Charity Action on Armed Violence has released a dossier including James McLintock, who changed his name to Yaqoob Mansoor Al-Rashidi

George Galloway: 'Tony Blair did more damage to the country than even Margaret Thatcher'

George Galloway: 'Tony Blair did more damage to the country than even Margaret Thatcher'

George Galloway: 'Blair did more damage to Britain than even Margaret Thatcher'

George Galloway believes that the work Tony Blair did means everyone in the world is now unsafe

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Gambian students denied US visa to present robot at international competition

Afghan girls denied US visa to present robot at international competition

Afghan girls denied US visa to present robot at international competition

A team from the Gambia also wanted to go to the competition, but have been denied a visa

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Explosion at police headquarters kills 11 in southwest Pakistan

Explosion at police headquarters kills 11 in southwest Pakistan

Explosion at police headquarters kills 11 in southwest Pakistan

The blast took place in front of the offices of the Quetta police chief in Baluchistan, which has seen conflict from Islamist violence and separatist insurgency

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Isis warlord reported to have dominion over seized territory in Afghanistan

New Isis warlord reported to have dominion over seized territory in Afghanistan

New Isis warlord reported to have dominion over seized territory in Afghanistan

Azizullah, a second-generation warlord, has a history of violence and murder against people in the Faryab and Sar-e-Pul provinces

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Islamic State are attempting to capture Osama Bin Laden's old stronghold in Afghanistan, claim officials

Isis attempting to capture Osama Bin Laden's old stronghold in Afghanistan, claim local officials

Isis attempting to seize Bin Laden's old stronghold in Afghanistan - officials

Officials in Afghanistan report the group has seized territory around Tora Bora in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

China 'willing to mediate talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan' to improve relations

China 'willing to mediate talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan' to improve relations

China 'willing to mediate talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan'

A statement given by Afghan President Ashram Ghani says peace with Pakistan is his demand and it must be solved between the governments

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

New poll suggests majority of voters agree with Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy

New poll suggests majority of voters agree with Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy

New poll suggests majority of voters agree with Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy

A survey conducted by The Independent claims voters agree with the Labour leader when he says foreign intervention increases risks of domestic terrorism

Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

Hundreds of Afghan protesters demand resignation of president Ashraf Ghani after Kabul bombing

Hundreds of Afghan protesters demand resignation of president Ashraf Ghani after Kabul bombing

Hundreds of Afghan protesters demand resignation of president after Kabul bomb

Security forces fired into the air to disperse protests calling for the resignation of Ashraf Ghani after the blast killed more than 80 people

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Afghan Cricket Board cancels matches with Pakistan after Kabul explosion

Afghan Cricket Board cancels matches with Pakistan after Kabul explosion

Afghan Cricket Board cancels matches with Pakistan after Kabul explosion

The board released a statement to say it wouldn't play matches with a country who reportedly "provide safe haven" for terrorists

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

 Germany postpones deportation flight of Afghan asylum seekers after Kabul bomb

Germany postpones deportation flight of Afghan asylum seekers after Kabul bomb

Germany postpones deportation flight of Afghan asylum seekers after Kabul bomb

Two German embassy staff and an Afghan guard were injured when a bomb hit Kabul

Kabul bomb: 'Isis aim for global publicity to recruit more members', says RUSI

Kabul bomb: 'Isis wants to be the go-to organisation for sadism'

Kabul bomb: 'Isis wants to be the go-to organisation for sadism'

Margaret Gilmore, of the RUSI thinktank, tells Julia Hartley-Brewer Isis want to be the go to organisation for extremism

Massive explosion rocks diplomatic area of Kabul

Massive explosion rips through diplomatic area of Kabul

Massive explosion rips through diplomatic area of Kabul

At least nine people have been killed and dozens injured

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy - was the Labour Leader wrong?

Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy - was the Labour Leader actually wrong?

Jeremy Corbyn on foreign policy - was the Labour Leader actually wrong?

Corbyn divided opinion with his campaign speech on foreign policy

Twitter divided over Jeremy Corbyn's foreign policy comments

Manchester Attack: Jeremy Corbyn savaged by critics for 'excusing terrorism'

Jeremy Corbyn savaged by critics for 'excusing terrorism'

The Labour Leader is expected to declare UK foreign policy must change because he claims the involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan has led to an increased risk of terrorism

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Isis claims attack on Afghanistan state TV station

Isis claims attack on Afghanistan state TV station

At least two dead after gang of four attacks national TV premises in Jalalabad

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

'The Government manipulates defence statistics to appear stronger in Brexit negotiations', says Royal Marine

UK war hero claims government manipulates defence figures for Brexit

UK war hero claims Britain manipulates defence figures for Brexit

Royal Marine James Glancy tells Carole Malone that he fears those being trained in the army now won't be prepared enough for deployment

Australia considering NATO request to send more troops to Afghanistan, says Malcolm Turnbull

Australia considering NATO request to send more troops to Afghanistan, says PM

Australia considers NATO request to send more troops to Afghanistan

The country has close to 300 soldiers in Afghanistan, and Malcolm Turnbull is considering sending more

Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Abdul Hasib has been described as the architect of several attacks

Isis Afghan leader Abdul Hasib killed in raid

Isis Afghan leader Abdul Hasib killed in raid

Hasib was killed in a targeted raid last month, it has been confirmed

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

'Marine A endured six months of hell before shooting injured Taliban fighter', says lawyer

'Marine A lawyer says 'he wasn't Rambo... he'd reached breaking point when he shot Taliban fighter'

Marine A lawyer says 'he wasn't Rambo... he'd reached his breaking point'

Jonathan Goldberg QC said that Marine A's previous legal team made a very serious omission by not including psychiatric evidence

Marine Alexander Blackman's murder conviction is quashed

Marine A Alexander Blackman's murder conviction quashed

Marine A Alexander Blackman's murder conviction quashed

Marine A's murder conviction has been replaced with manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

War memorial: 'The first people invited to the ceremony should have been relatives of the dead', says Colonel

First people invited to war memorial ceremony should have been relatives of the dead, says former Afghan commander

War memorial: 'Relatives should have been the first people invited to ceremony'

Relatives of soldiers killed in Afghanistan have criticised the failure to invite the military to the unveiling of a new war memorial in central London

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

At least 30 people killed in attack on Afghanistan military hospital where gunmen were dressed as medics

Terrorists dressed as medics kill 30 at Afghan military hospital

Terrorists dressed as medics kill 30 at Afghan military hospital

At least 30 people have been killed and several others have been injured in an attack on a military hospital in Afghanistan's capital

Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

National Geographic's 'Afghan girl' Sharbat Gula to receive medical treatment in India

National Geographic's 'Afghan girl' to receive medical treatment in India

Sharbat Gula became the face of the struggles refugees faces after she was photographed in National Geographic in 1984

Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

British soldiers legal abuse: 'It's our fault as politicians that we haven't sorted this out', says Colonel Bob Stewart

War crimes allegations against British troops are baseless and 'nuts' says Colonel Bob Stewart

War crimes claims against British troops are 'nuts' says Colonel Bob Stewart

Two inquiries are taking place into allegations of misconduct in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Col Stewart believes the claims are vastly overblown

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Expert dismisses lone wolf idea in Manhattan and New Jersey bombings

Manhattan and New Jersey suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami didn't act alone, says anti-terror expert

Manhattan and New Jersey suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami 'didn't act alone'

Former counter-terror detective David Videcette explained why he thought the lone wolf theory wasn't true

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Turkish police detain 40 people over supposed links to Isis

Turkish police detain 40 people over supposed links to Isis

Turkish police detain 40 people over supposed links to Isis

The country has seen a number of high-profile terror attacks from the militant group over the last year.

Police release name of suspect in Manhattan bombing

Manhattan bombing suspect named as Ahmad Khan Rahami

Manhattan bombing suspect named as Ahmad Khan Rahami

The NYPD are searching for 28 year old Ahmad Khan Rahami

Monday, September 5, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016

Calais Jungle on fire

A Jungle Migrant's Tale: 'Why I crawled through the Channel Tunnel to escape hell'

A Jungle Migrant's Tale: 'Why I crawled through Channel Tunnel to escape hell'

Umer, 13, saw his father killed by the Taliban and then braved the Channel Tunnel to flee the horrors of the Calais migrant camp. Here he tells his incredible story to talkRADIO