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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. FT Photo Diary

    March 31, 2014

    Afghan vote

    Behrouz Mehri/AFP Voters queue to receive their polling cards, for the upcoming presidential election in Afghanistan, at a...

  6. March 28, 2014

    Taliban gunmen storm guest house in upmarket Kabul

    Militants stormed a guest house in the Afghanistan capital Kabul on Friday, trapping six foreign nationals in an attack...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    March 24, 2014

    'Ballot not Bullet'

    Anja Niedringhaus/AP School children pass a graffiti reading “ballot not bullet” on the outskirts of Kandahar, southern...

  8. March 18, 2014

    Pakistan’s Sharif urged to open second front against Taliban

    Usman Khan is a victim of the Taliban. The seven year old was not caught in one of the militant Islamist group’s deadly bomb...

  9. March 14, 2014

    Saudi Arabia gives financial aid to Pakistan

    Saudi Arabia has given $1.5bn to Pakistan to bolster the country’s falling foreign currency reserves and help cement...

  10. FT Photo Diary

    March 10, 2014

    Honouring Afghanistan’s late vice-president

    Anja Niedringhaus/AP An Afghan honour guard stands next to pictures of late Afghan vice-president Mohammed Qasim Fahim...

  11. March 9, 2014

    Afghan vice-president dies ahead of poll

    KABUL – Afghanistan's vice-president, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, died of natural causes on Sunday, only weeks before the...

  12. March 3, 2014

    Pakistan attack throws ceasefire into doubt

    Gunmen killed at least 11 people including a judge in a rare terrorist attack on Islamabad’s main court on Monday, raising...

  13. February 28, 2014

    John Gapper

    Three o’clock in the morning and a green sign looms above the highway: Weapons/Explosives Not Allowed. Two soldiers stand at...

  14. The World

    February 26, 2014

    Cut and run in Afghanistan?

    Is America really prepared to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan at the end of the year? Even the European nations...

  15. The A-List

    February 21, 2014

    How to define al-Qaeda as it continues its rise

    An intense debate has broken out among western law enforcement officials, intelligence agencies and academics about who or...

  16. February 17, 2014

    Peace talks on hold after Taliban executes Pakistani soldiers

    Peace talks between Pakistan’s government and Taliban militants broke down on Monday after 23 army soldiers in Taliban...

  17. February 13, 2014

    Pakistan attacks cast doubt on Taliban talks

    Eleven policeman were killed and more than 30 injured in an attack on a Karachi bus on Thursday blamed on Taliban...

  18. February 8, 2014

    Afghan civilian deaths rise steeply

    War took an increasing toll on Afghanistan's civilians in 2013 as fighting intensified between the government and...

  19. February 5, 2014

    Emotions as a negotiating tool

    Nelson Mandela famously spent some of his time in prison studying Afrikaner history and teaching himself Afrikaans, the...

  20. February 4, 2014

    Pakistan peace talks with Taliban delayed

    Exploratory peace talks between Pakistan’s government and the country’s extremist Taliban militants hit a last-minute hitch....

  21. FT Photo Diary

    January 28, 2014

    Waiting for Madrasa

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP Dressed in a burka, a Pakistani child, whose family was displaced from Pakistan’s tribal areas due to...

  22. January 21, 2014

    Pakistan suspends polio vaccination campaign after team shot dead

    Pakistan abruptly suspended a polio vaccination campaign in the southern port city of Karachi on Tuesday, after three...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    January 20, 2014

    Grief and mourning in Rawalpindi

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP Uncles of Pakistani student, Zoubair Latif, 17, who was killed in a suicide bombing, wait at a hospital...

  24. January 19, 2014

    Kabul terror attack demonstrates reach of Afghan war

    A deadly Taliban suicide attack on a restaurant frequented by foreigners in central Kabul has shown that even large cities...

  25. January 19, 2014

    Attack on army convoy kills 20 Pakistani soldiers

    A powerful bomb ripped through a Pakistan army truck in the country’s northern city of Bannu near the Afghan border on...

  26. January 18, 2014

    IMF, UN officials among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack

    (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital, killing...

  27. The A-List

    December 30, 2013

    China takes a leaf out of Stalin in central Asia

    Beijing is using tactics drawn from Josef Stalin’s 1930s playbook in order to crush any form of dissent by the Uighurs, the...

  28. November 22, 2013

    US faces fresh roadblock to Afghan exit

    A plan by Pakistani protesters to block Nato’s main supply route for Afghanistan – in protest at continued US drone strikes...

  29. November 19, 2013

    War/Photography, Brooklyn Museum, New York – review

    Think of war photographs and an elite corps of images infiltrates your mind: the South Vietnamese general firing a bullet...

  30. The A-List

    November 18, 2013

    Time for Obama to deploy his cunning in the MidEast

    Sadly, the political correctness that has swept western societies has smothered an appreciation of the virtues of cunning....

  31. FT Photo Diary

    November 15, 2013

    Taking shelter from the elements

    Muhammed Muheisen/AP Ibrahim Mohammed, who was displaced with his family from Pakistan’s tribal region due to fighting...

  32. November 12, 2013

    Pakistanis will regret marginalising Malala

    It is a sign of the desperate, deplorable times in Pakistan that while the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, recently killed...

  33. November 3, 2013

    Pakistan uproar over US drone killing of Taliban chief

    The killing of Pakistan’s Taliban leader by a US drone has prompted threats to block US forces withdrawing from Afghanistan...

  34. November 2, 2013

    Pakistan Taliban vows revenge for leader killed in drone strike

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN/WANA, Pakistan, Nov 2 – Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader on Saturday after he was...

  35. The A-List

    November 1, 2013

    The outbreak of polio in Syria is an indictment of the civilised world

    Polio has returned to the Middle East in a devastating form as a result of war, terrorism, a collapse of services and a...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    October 23, 2013

    Former Taliban militants surrender weapons

    Jalil Rezayee/EPA Former Taliban militants stand behind a rusty old light machine gun as they surrender their weapons under...

  37. October 11, 2013

    Nobel aspirations

    The judges of the Norwegian Nobel Committee have made unexpected decisions in the past when awarding the annual peace prize....

  38. October 11, 2013

    Pakistan’s girls learn a hard lesson

    Malala Yousafzai and her campaign for girls’ education may have missed out on the Nobel Peace Prize, but in a predominantly...

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