The Bench: Meghan Markle ‘using book to show Prince Harry’s upset at loss of military titles’

Meghan Markle is using her new children’s book to show ‘how much the army meant to Harry and how upset he is to lose his military titles,’ a royal author has claimed – as price is slashed by £3 a month before release.  In one illustration in The Bench, a red-headed soldier wearing an American-style … Read more

At least 30 killed and 60 injured as car bomb explodes ‘outside hospital’ in Afghanistan

At least 30 killed and 60 injured as car bomb explodes ‘outside hospital’ in Afghanistan At least 30 people killed by car bomb in eastern Afghanistan province of Logar Blast detonated near a hospital and the home of former provincial council head Ministry of health spokesperson said that 40 people have been taken to hospital  It … Read more

Al Qaeda vows to ‘wage war’ against the US ahead of 10-year anniversary of Bin Laden’s death

Al Qaeda has vowed to ‘wage war on all fronts’ against the US unless they retreat from the entire Islamic world. Speaking ahead of the tenth anniversary since Osama Bin Laden’s death, two operatives said the terrorist network is planning a comeback as President Joe Biden prepares to withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan by September 11. … Read more

Hero paratrooper Ben Parkinson says he has ‘no reason to be upset’ about his life

Hero paratrooper Ben Parkinson who’s the most severely injured soldier to survive Afghanistan tells GMB he has ‘no reason to be upset’ because it would be a ‘betrayal of the men who saved him’ Ben Parkinson is the most seriously injured British soldier from the Afghan war He defied medics expectations to go skydiving and … Read more

Biden withdraws most staff from Kabul embassy after threats Taliban will take over when troops leave

The State Department is ordering home most remaining staff at the U.S. embassy in Kabul due to security concerns after President Joe Biden announced earlier this month a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. All personnel have been instructed, according to a Tuesday report, to depart Afghanistan unless their jobs require them … Read more

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: The cutting-edge medicine that has helped save hero soldiers like Ben Parkinson 

Reading Ben Parkinson’s extraordinary story, the first part of which is serialised in today’s Mail, stirred up some powerful memories. Ten years ago I spent time in Afghanistan making a documentary about medicine on the frontline, about the courage of soldiers such as Ben as well as new developments in trauma medicine. The survival rate … Read more