The UK Ministry of Defence confirmed Thursday that it has agreed to pay £2.83 million ($5.58 million) to the family of an Iraqi who died while being detained by UK troops and several other men who were mistreated.
A major case involving the abuse and torture of 10 Iraqi civilians
at the hands of the British military was settled Thursday, with
lawyers for the victims saying the Ministry of Defense agreed to pay
them just under $6 million
Two Afghan soldiers and at least 23 militants were killed Wednesday during a military operation to push out Taliban rebels from several villages in south Afghanistan, the country's defense ministry said.
The European Union has agreed to freeze the overseas assets of Iran's Bank Melli, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Monday, but a spokeswoman for the EU's foreign policy chief said no decision had been reached.
Defense and foreign ministers from eight NATO countries were gathering Friday in Scotland for a two-day conference to discuss Afghanistan's future, where the U.S. defense secretary plans to press allies to commit more resources to the fight there.
Fresh from a trip to Iraq, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrived in Afghanistan Monday on an unannounced visit to meet with Afghan leaders and British troops who are part of NATO's International Security Assistance Force.
Prince William's former Sandhurst academy platoon leader was killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, making him the highest-ranking British officer to die since operations started there nearly six years ago.
The British government has banned all military service members from talking to the media in return for payment following a storm of protests over interviews with the 15 marines and sailors who were held captive in Iran.