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    1. FT Photo Diary

      February 10, 2015

      Car bomb in Kunduz

      Smoke rises in the sky after a suicide car bomb attack in Kunduz province. Taliban insurgents launched an attack on a police...

    2. January 18, 2015

      Pakistan PM orders increase in petrol supplies amid fuel crisis

      Pakistan’s prime minister ordered emergency measures to increase petrol supplies, as the deepening fuel crisis in the south...

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    1. January 13, 2015

      US seeks wider Pakistan push against extremists

      US secretary of state John Kerry on Tuesday praised Pakistan’s military operations against Taliban militants while urging a...

    2. January 6, 2015

      Pakistan lawmakers vote on military courts for terror trials

      Pakistan’s parliament moved to amend the country’s constitution to establish military courts for the trial of insurgents, as...

    3. January 2, 2015

      US pullout of Afghanistan leaves Pakistan on edge

      The end of the US combat missions in Afghanistan this week has left Pakistan fearing an Iraq-style breakdown in security...

    4. The A-List

      December 26, 2014

      Remembering Christmas Day in Afghanistan, 1979

      On the morning of December 25, 1979, I was shopping in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Late the previous night there had been garbled...

    5. December 24, 2014

      Pakistan PM calls for new anti-terror force

      Pakistan’s government on Wednesday proposed giving a more central role to the army in fighting militant groups as Nawaz...

    6. December 22, 2014

      Pakistan court halts militants’ executions

      A Pakistani provincial high court on Monday temporarily halted the hangings of five militants who were sentenced to death...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      December 22, 2014

      Female fighter commandos in Pakistan

      Female Pakistani police commandos take part in an exercise at a police training centre in Nowshera, a district in the Khyber...

    8. December 21, 2014

      Pakistan executes four convicted militants

      Pakistan executed four convicted militants on Sunday, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sought to show he was getting tough on...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      December 19, 2014

      Remembering the Peshawar schoolchildren

      Pakistani schoolchildren look out the doorway of their school, before a special class about the victims killed in Tuesday’s...

    10. December 18, 2014

      The school massacre in Pakistan shows Taliban cannot be tamed

      On Tuesday Pakistan suffered the worst terrorist attack in its history. Even as the blood was being scraped from the floor...

    11. December 16, 2014

      School massacre may awaken silent majority

      Taliban kill more than 100 in Pakistan school Anyone who learns of the scores of schoolchildren murdered by Islamist gunmen...

    12. The A-List

      December 16, 2014

      The motives behind the Taliban's brutal attack on schoolchildren in Peshawar

      Early this morning, reports began to come in of a bomb blast in Peshawar — but there was little unusual about that. The...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      December 16, 2014

      Pakistan Army rescue school children

      Pakistani soldiers transport rescued school children from the site of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar...

    14. December 14, 2014

      $1tn cost of longest US war hastens retreat from military intervention

      Afghan slideshow The Afghanistan war, the longest overseas conflict in American history, has cost the US taxpayer nearly...

    15. December 14, 2014

      Afghanistan: ‘This is not over yet’

      Afghan slideshow On September 12 2001, Abdul Rashid went to the house of a Kabul friend whose living room had become popular...

    16. The A-List

      December 10, 2014

      Isis' reputation exceeds its reach

      In recent weeks, every major terrorist assault around the world has brought with it questions about the possible involvement...

    17. December 5, 2014

      ‘The Billion Pound Base’, Channel 4

      A town the size of Reading with an infrastructure including an airport the size of Gatwick, a hospital, fast food outlets...

    18. December 5, 2014

      ‘The Good War’, by Jack Fairweather

      For Nato and the west, Afghanistan was supposed to be the “good war”, a label that suggested a clear and noble purpose and...

    19. November 27, 2014

      Kajaki: The True Story – film review

      “Wounded in inaction” is not a phrase you expect to read in a war report. But that is what happened – essentially – to a...

    20. November 27, 2014

      Bomb blast hits British embassy vehicle in Kabul

      Britain has condemned an attack on a UK embassy vehicle in Kabul on Thursday in which five people died. A British security...

    21. November 23, 2014

      Suicide bomber targets Afghan volleyball game

      Gardez, Afghanistan – A suicide bomber killed 45 people at a volleyball match in Afghanistan on Sunday, a provincial...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      November 20, 2014

      Green Village guards Kabul

      Marai Shah/AFP/Getty Images Afghan security force keeps watch as they block a road at the site of suicide car bomb at the...

    23. The A-List

      November 17, 2014

      Can China bring peace to south Asia?

      During the past two months, the leaders of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan have met with China’s powerful president Xi...

    24. The A-List

      November 4, 2014

      Pakistan's India rivalry harms its anti-terrorism strategy

      Relatives gather around victims of the terrorist attack at Wagah border, Pakistan, on November 2  © AFP On Sunday night a...

    25. October 28, 2014

      Spectre of Isis looms over Pakistan

      When Pakistan’s Shia Muslims began to mark the start of the Islamic month of Muharram this week, the period of mourning was...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      October 27, 2014

      Taliban attack Kunduz

      Nasir Waqif/EPA Afghan security officials take position outside the building of a local attorney general in Kunduz,...

    27. October 26, 2014

      UK forces and US Marines end Afghanistan combat operations

      Pulling out of Afghanistan British forces and US Marines formally ended their combat operations in Afghanistan on Sunday...

    28. October 24, 2014

      ‘Afghanistan: The Lion’s Last Roar?’, BBC2

      Underprepared, under-resourced, with no clear achievable objective, “a story of folly” that has, according to one CIA man,...

    29. October 14, 2014

      Pakistan Taliban leaders pledge allegiance to Isis

      Six leaders of the Pakistani Taliban have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, and...

    30. October 10, 2014

      Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

      Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for supporting female education was named joint...

    31. October 3, 2014

      David Cameron reaffirms UK commitment to Afghanistan

      Britain will remain committed to the security and development of Afghanistan long after its combat troops leave at the end...

    32. September 29, 2014

      Ghani succeeds Karzai as Afghan president

      Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was inaugurated as president of Afghanistan on Monday, replacing Hamid Karzai in a ceremony that...

    33. September 28, 2014

      Obama’s Faustian pact with the Saudis

      You go to war with the allies you have, not the ones you wish for, to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld. President Barack Obama’s...

    34. September 26, 2014

      Dozens killed as Taliban storm strategic Afghanistan district

      GHAZNI, Afghanistan – Hundreds of Taliban fighters have stormed a strategic district in an Afghan province not far from the...

    35. The A-List

      September 25, 2014

      Beijing needs to talk to the Uighurs

      Ilham Tohti during his trial © REUTERS/CCTV via Reuters TV The sentencing of Chinese scholar Ilham Tohti to life...

    36. September 21, 2014

      Afghan presidential rivals seal power-sharing deal

      Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates have agreed to share power, drawing a line under a contested election that has...

    37. beyondbrics

      September 17, 2014

      Guest post: why Canada should give military assistance to Ukraine

      By Taras Kuzio of the University of Alberta As Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s president, arrives in Canada to address both...

    38. September 9, 2014

      Tension rises as Nato wind-down threatens Afghan boomtowns

      When Haji Anayatullah was a boy, Bagram district, an hour’s drive north of Kabul, was nothing more than a collection of mud...

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