Ex-ministers call for vote on war in Afghanistan

Author: By Nigel Morris, Deputy Political Editor The move is being led by Frank Field, the former social security minister, and backed by a number of …

Thousands protest at Japanese US air base

Author: By Isabel Reynolds, Reuters The row over the re-siting of the Futenma air base threatens to stall a realignment of the 47,000 US military pers…

Obama likely to send only 30,000 more troops

Author: By Kim Sengupta, Defence Correspondent, in Kabul But Barack Obama, who tours the region this week, is expected to announce his decision based …

US likely to dispatch 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan

Author: By Kim Sengupta in Kabul The announcement that the 200th member of the British forces has been killed in combat in the conflict ? the seventh …

Taliban university bomb kills six

Author: By Kamran Haider in Dera Ismail Khan The government made an immediate link between the university attack and an offensive against the Taliban,…

US commander calls for new Afghanistan strategy

Author: AP US Defence Secretary Robert Gates, acknowledging bright spots but also “gloom and doom” in a new assessment of the war, said Mo…

US general calls for new strategy against Taliban

Author: AP Increasing U.S. forces is a hot-button issue that could ignite furious debate in Washington on the U.S. military’s future in an incre…