A British soldier in Afghanistan. A British royal marine was convicted of murder today following the execution of an injured insurgent in Afghanistan.  Photograph: PA Wire

A British royal marine was convicted of murder today following the execution of an injured insurgent in Afghanistan. A court martial board found the (...)

Families made a presentation to MPs and Baroness Nuala O’Loan at the House of Lords in Westminster today. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA

Families demanding an independent probe into three days of killings by the Parachute Regiment in Belfast in August 1971 are being stymied by the Briti(...)

Prime minister Kevin Rudd, campaigning for elections on September 7th, said he would allow the investigation to run its course and that he had full confidence in the military. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Australia’s military is investigating a unit of special forces soldiers accused of cutting the hands from corpses of one or more insurgents killed dur(...)

A dangerous escalation

The rush to military action against Syria led by the United States, Britain and France following the use of chemical weapons on civilians there is ill(...)

A Free Syrian Army  fighter  provides cover while his comrade inspects  a body in Aleppo this week. Photograph: Reuters

We are in August, which rather than TS Eliot’s April, seems to be the cruellest month. This time next year will mark the centenary of the outbreak of (...)

Independent TD Clare Daly claimed there was no strict adherence to rules when Jack Charlton was building his Republic of Ireland teams in the 1980s and 1990s. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Government should take an approach to whistleblower Edward Snowden’s asylum plea similar to Jack Charlton’s approach in building his Republic of I(...)