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Britain's 13-year war in Afghanistan comes to an end

Flag lowered in moving ceremony at Camp Bastion, bringing to end the 13-year war in Afghanistan that has claimed lives of 453 British servicemen and women<p>The soldiers snapped to attention and a Union flag was lowered towards the parched desert sand.<p>With this brief ceremony, Britain’s 13-year war in …

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Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in …

Kurds fear Isis use of chemical weapon in Kobani

Kurds battling Islamic State militants for control of Kobani fear the extremist group may have used an unidentified chemical weapon, according to officials and one of the few doctors still working in the besieged Syrian town.<p>Patients with blisters, burning eyes and breathing difficulties turned up …

Terror funding: Five unanswered questions

Here, we look some at the key questions about terror funding<p><b>1. What has the Government done to pressurise Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia into cutting off terrorist finance?</b><p>MPs are demanding Britain spells out to Parliament the diplomatic action it is taking, if any, against the Gulf states to get …

US and European allies call for end to Libyan violence

Governments of France, Italy, Germany and US join Britain in calling for political solution to end deadly conflict between Islamic militant groups<p>The United States and four European countries jointly called on Saturday for an end to violence in Libya.<p>The governments of France, Italy, Germany, …

Al-Qaeda issues call to support Isil in new threat to American strategy

Al-Qaeda branch calls on group to support Isil in blow to American-led coalition, as monitoring group reports that Isil has been able to fly three Russian fighter jets<p>Al-Qaeda's leading terror franchise has presented a new challenge to the American-led coalition in Syria and Iraq by calling on the …