With a popular product and thoughtful marketing, says Mark Steel, even in war-torn Afghanistan there are always opportunities for those with flair and vision.
The actions of the United States and its allies in Syria have only led to escalating violence and chaos.
Chris Cole from Drone Wars UK explains why we must confront the use of drones
Obama has repeatedly stated that there are "preconditions" for peace negotiations, the most important one being the downfall of the Syrian government, ie, regime change.
The intensity and frequency of the airlifts shipping arms to the rebels suggest a well-planned and coordinated clandestine military logistics operation.
Sending western troops into Syria would be badly received – especially in the UK, where by a 32-point margin (55%-23%) Britons reject the idea of sending in UK and allied troops.
A grim anniversary should have sent Obama on a visit to Baghdad with reparations for the Iraqi people, instead he's in Israel conferring on the next war in the Middle East.
Karzai orders US elite force to leave Maidan Wardak province after local reports of disappearance of nine people
Conventional accounts blame the Taliban for the expansion of drug production, and claim opium funds insurgency. Julien Mercille shows the reality behind the failed 'war on drugs' in occupied Afghanistan.