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  1. July 13, 2014

    Afghan presidential rivals agree to full recount of vote

    Afghanistan has stepped back from an escalating crisis over its disputed election as the two rivals for the presidency...

  2. July 11, 2014

    Kerry faces weekend of frantic diplomacy as crises multiply

    US secretary of state John Kerry has embarked on a frenetic long weekend of personal diplomacy to try to salvage two of the...

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  1. July 11, 2014

    US looks to cool Afghanistan poll tensions

    The US has launched an urgent effort to stop Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election disintegrating into a conflict...

  2. July 7, 2014

    Afghan election dispute mounts

    Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai led the preliminary vote in Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election on Monday, but his rival’s...

  3. The A-List

    July 3, 2014

    Pakistan's offensive against militants is right - but it needs to explain what it is doing

    For the first time since 2009. a major offensive against Islamic militants in Pakistan’s tribal areas has been launched with...

  4. June 30, 2014

    Pakistan’s Shia targeted by Sunni militants

    Human Rights Watch, the international advocacy group, has warned of the growing threat to Shia Hazara Muslims from Sunni...

  5. June 26, 2014

    Karachi: Under siege

    It has been a long night for Ahmed Chinoy. Tired but animated, the businessman tells how he helped co-ordinate a shootout...

  6. June 25, 2014

    Airliner hit by gunfire landing in Pakistan

    Suspected Taliban gunmen have fired on a commercial airliner arriving in the Pakistani city of Peshawar from Saudi Arabia,...

  7. June 22, 2014

    Thousands flee as Pakistan attacks Sunni extremists

    One-third of a million civilians have fled Pakistan’s North Waziristan region along the Afghan border as Pakistani armed...

  8. June 18, 2014

    Pakistan’s Shia fear new wave of Sunni attacks

    Every Thursday, Saaeda Adil travels 8km to the Behesht-i-Zainab graveyard, in the Pakistan border town of Quetta. She is...

  9. June 16, 2014

    Pakistan launches new military offensive against Taliban

    Pakistan’s army was on Monday deployed across the country’s leading cities to protect against a militant backlash, a day...

  10. June 15, 2014

    Pakistani air strikes kill dozens of militants

    Pakistani air force jets bombed up to eight suspected Taliban hide-outs near the Afghan border early on Sunday, killing at...

  11. June 14, 2014

    Afghans ignore Taliban threats and vote again in final test

    KABUL, June 14 – Polls closed in Afghanistan on Saturday after a mostly peaceful run-off to elect a successor to President...

  12. June 11, 2014

    Taliban attacks highlight power of Pakistan’s military

    Within minutes of the Taliban’s weekend assault on the Karachi international airport at the weekend – the first of two...

  13. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2014

    Farewell to Taliban at Venezuela’s central bank

    Should one laugh or cry over Venezuela? The answer is: it depends on who you are, and when. Usually, it is investors and...

  14. June 10, 2014

    Taliban militants attack Karachi airport security academy

    Taliban militants on Tuesday attacked a training facility for security guards near Karachi’s international airport in...

  15. The A-List

    June 10, 2014

    Pakistan must unleash the military on the militants

    The horrifying suicide attack on Karachi airport by Pakistani Taliban will place the government on a direct collision course...

  16. June 9, 2014

    Karachi attack is latest setback to Pakistan-Taliban peace hopes

    Pakistani officials moved swiftly on Monday to claim victory over Taliban militants as army commandos combed the areas...

  17. beyondbrics

    June 9, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Taliban claims Karachi airport attack | The Pakistan military retakes Karachi airport but only after 29...

  18. June 8, 2014

    Pakistan army regains control after Karachi airport attack

    Karachi airport attack The Pakistan army on Monday regained control of the country’s largest airport in the southern port...

  19. June 6, 2014

    Obama discovers the perils of direct dealings with the Taliban

    From the video, the handover looked swift and simple. Three American special forces soldiers approached the waiting group of...

  20. June 4, 2014

    Prisoner swap reveals Guantánamo dilemma

    The hearing from Guantánamo Bay comes to life with the flicker on a television screen in faraway Washington, displaying a...

  21. June 4, 2014

    Taliban video shows handover of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl

    The Afghan Taliban have released a video showing the handover of their prisoner US Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl to American...

  22. June 3, 2014

    Obama faces growing backlash over US soldier release

    President Barack Obama faces a growing backlash over the release of an American soldier captured by the Taliban as...

  23. June 1, 2014

    Republicans attack Taliban prisoner swap

    Republicans attacked President Barack Obama for "making deals with terrorists" to release a US soldier held captive by the...

  24. June 1, 2014

    US soldier freed in Taliban prisoner swap

    A US soldier held captive for five years by the Afghan Taliban has been released after the US agreed to hand over five...

  25. The A-List

    June 1, 2014

    Pakistan’s polio disgrace

    For a country of 200m, with a modern economy, an elected democratic government, nuclear weapons and one of the largest...

  26. May 27, 2014

    US to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2016

    The US will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan in 2016 after maintaining a military presence in the country for the next...

  27. May 19, 2014

    London imam Abu Hamza convicted of US terrorism charges

    NEW YORK, May 19 (Reuters) – Abu Hamza al-Masri, a former imam at Finsbury Park mosque in London, was convicted of terrorism...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    May 16, 2014

    Afghan sunset

    Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images An Afghan boy walks along an ancient wall on the outskirt of Mazar-i- Sharif. Afghanistan...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    May 12, 2014

    Tears in Afghanistan

    Rahmatullah Alizadah/AFP A wounded child cries after receiving treatment at a hospital following an attack in Ghazni...

  30. May 5, 2014

    Afghanistan: Moscow brings back the memories

    The Russians are returning to Afghanistan. A quarter of a century after the end of the Soviet occupation, Moscow wants...

  31. April 21, 2014

    Fraud fears grow in Afghan poll count

    Fears of fraud are casting a lengthening shadow over Afghanistan’s landmark elections as half the votes are yet to be...

  32. April 20, 2014

    Tensions high in Pakistan after attack on prominent journalist

    The brother of a prominent Pakistani journalist wounded by gunmen at the weekend has blamed the country’s security services...

  33. April 16, 2014

    Army chiefs exposed Camp Bastion troops to ‘unnecessary risk’

    MPs have accused British commanders running the Camp Bastion base in Afghanistan of complacency and inadequate defence...

  34. April 10, 2014

    Ashraf Ghani displays winning swagger after Afghanistan poll

    Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has no doubt that he will be the next president of Afghanistan even as uncertainty swirls around the...

  35. April 9, 2014

    Pakistan market attack leaves 23 dead

    At least 23 people were killed and up to 40 injured on Wednesday in a powerful bomb blast at the main fruit and vegetable...

  36. April 5, 2014

    Afghans brave fear of violence to vote in presidential election

    Afghanistan prepares to vote Many Afghans braved the threat of Taliban attack to turn out for a historic but messy...

  37. April 3, 2014

    Afghanistan: Into the unknown

    The spring blossoms beginning to flourish beneath the snow-capped peaks flanking the Panjshir valley in Afghanistan cannot...

  38. April 1, 2014

    Abdullah seeks to tap into Afghanistan’s poll passion

    Abdullah Abdullah and his entourage emerged from Herat airport and set off for their latest campaign stop by driving...

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