LONDON: Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan may have led to an increase in rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new research looking at the mental health of Britain’s soldiers. The study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry on Monday, found the overall rate of PTSD among current and ex-serving military personnel was six per cent in 2014-2016, compared with four per cent in 2004-2006. The increase in PTSD rates was mainly seen among ex-serving personnel who had been deployed to Iraq and…
WASHINGTON: In a growing dispute between Donald Trump and the parents of a Muslim U.S. Army officer killed in the Iraq war, the father said on Monday that the Republican presidential nominee lacked the empathy to be a leader and chided him for throwing the first salvo in their exchange.
LONDON: Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Wednesday defended his case for going to war in Iraq, after a long-awaited report found the 2003 invasion was based on flawed evidence and woefully executed.
A campaign led by Shia paramilitaries to drive Islamic State militants from Iraq's Sunni heartland was rebranded on Wednesday after criticism that the name chosen for the push was overtly sectarian.