Veterans argue signing up offers young people a better life, but campaigners say it's unethical and exploitative
PM makes surprise visits to Cyprus and Kabul, where he met new Afghan president Ashraf Ghani
Former PM joins calls for UK to consider deploying the army to fight Islamic State
Government accused of sending 'mixed messages' about their mission against Islamic State militants
Nato leaders will discuss Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State – but what will the summit achieve?
Tories and Lib Dems had been at odds on on new powers to seize passports of returning jihadist fighters
Set-back for US weapon which would be able to hit a target anywhere in the world within one hour
White House said those responsible were 'real patriots', as human rights groups call for 'legal consequences'
Experts say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is likely to have been downed by a Buk missile launcher. But who fired it?
UK's £185m unmanned Taranis drone completes 'full stealth' flight above the Australian desert
A street vendor in Kabul sells balloons to a group of Afghan children. Although the economy in Afghanistan has shown some signs of improvement since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, low wages and unemployment remain challenges for the government.
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