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Honour British war dead with peace not war

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The best way to honour those who died is to build a better world than the one which came before it.

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Extremists have no intention of changing their opinion of us

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Those who have chosen to side with IS will smear opponents whatever we do.

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‘Kony 2012’ and the forgotten conflict in the Central African Republic

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Although Joseph Kony still poses a threat, the rebel leader is not the most urgent problem facing CAR right now.

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Three left wing arguments against intervention in Syria, and why they are wrong

Understandably reluctant to get entangled in foreign adventures after the war in Iraq, Barack Obama’s administration has been so keen to make a break with the past that it has failed over Syria to recognise that inaction often has deadlier consequences than action.

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Torture evidence found in Syrian government prisons

Torture devices and evidence of abuse have been found in government-controlled prisons in the city of Raqqa, the first city to come under the control of the opposition, a report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims.

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Britain set to send “sizeable amount” of troops to back France as Mali donor conference opens

David Cameron has said Britain is prepared to send a “sizeable amount” of troops in support of French forces battling Islamist militias in Mali.

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As Syrian opposition form coalition against Assad, Gen. Richards says UK could intervene

The Chief of the Defence Staff has said there are contingency plans in place for Britain to intervene militarily in Syria in the next few months.

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In Brussels, Israel and Iran hold ‘positive’ talks; in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu steps up rhetoric

Yesterday, ‘positive’ talks between Israeli and Iran in Brussels were followed hours later by Benjamin Netanyahu vowing his readiness to “press the button”.

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NATO ‘on message’ on Afghanistan – but what does the message mean?

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells us we are near the end of our mission in Afghanistan, but are we really?

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Afghanistan: International Humanitarian Law, Rules of Engagement and the Geneva Conventions

Matthew E Carn examines the law as it relates to the case of the seven Royal Marines arrested on suspicion of murder in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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