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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. September 30, 2014

      US and Afghanistan sign security deal

      The new government in Afghanistan signed security pacts with both the US and Nato on Tuesday which will allow around 12,000...

    2. 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...

    3. September 22, 2014

      Afghan power sharing deal gets off to a shaky start

      The two have been arguing for months. Their supporters threatened violent revolt, causing the price of bullets to rise, got...

    4. 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...

    5. August 28, 2014

      Pakistani and Afghan elites cannot afford any more infighting

      Severe political crises in Pakistan and Afghanistan, both mired in wrangling over recent election results, have obscured the...

    6. August 8, 2014

      Afghan presidential rivals sign unity deal

      The two men vying to succeed Hamid Karzai as Afghanistan’s president have agreed on a unity government to end their dispute...

    7. August 7, 2014

      Taliban’s summer surge threatens Afghanistan’s stability

      As politicians in Kabul wrangle over the result of Afghanistan’s contested presidential election, Taliban forces have used...

    8. July 25, 2014

      Afghanistan: open for business?

      It took two weeks for Sayed Khalid’s family to walk 225km from Kabul to Peshawar – and almost 20 years for him to get back....

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      July 8, 2014

      Karzai's portrait comes down

      Omar Sobhani/Reuters Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah take down a large portrait of Afghan...

    13. beyondbrics

      July 7, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Afghanistan’s election put in peril | Abdullah Abdullah, one of the candidates, is threatening to reject...

    14. 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...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      June 27, 2014

      Supporting Abdullah Abdullah

      Rahmat Gul/AP Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah chant slogans during a protest in Kabul,...

    16. June 23, 2014

      Afghan official quits over poll allegations

      Afghanistan’s presidential poll took another twist on Monday after a senior election official quit over fraud allegations by...

    17. June 18, 2014

      Afghan election candidate calls foul on ballot

      Afghanistan’s landmark presidential election was veering off the rails on Wednesday after one of the two candidates in the...

    18. 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...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      June 6, 2014

      Abdullah Abdullah assassination attempt

      Majid Saeed/Getty People look down at the site of a suicide attack that struck the convoy of presidential candidate Abdullah...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. April 20, 2014

      Abdullah Abdullah extends lead in Afghan poll

      Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah’s lead in the Afghan presidential race has widened, the latest official tally...

    24. April 14, 2014

      Vote count hints at run-off in Afghan presidential poll

      Afghanistan’s presidential election was hardening into a two horse race on Monday, after two of the three former senior...

    25. April 4, 2014

      Discord grows as voters struggle to make their mark in Afghan poll

      Afghanistan prepares to vote Mohammed Reza went to register this week for Afghanistan’s historic presidential election – but...

    26. 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...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      April 2, 2014

      Face of support for Afghanistan elections

      Ahmad Masood/Reuters A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah attends the final day of election...

    28. 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...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      April 1, 2014

      Abdullah Abdullah campaigns in Afghanistan

      Hoshang Hashimi/AP Girls wave flags at a campaign rally for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, in Herat. The...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      March 5, 2014

      Afghan presidential election campaign candidate

      Massoud Hossaini/AP Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah throw shredded paper on his head as they...

    31. October 6, 2013

      Warlords and politicians vie to lead Afghanistan

      Afghanistan presidential election A slew of senior politicians signed up on Sunday as candidates for Afghanistan’s...

    32. January 26, 2011

      Karzai points to ‘foreign interference’

      Afghan president Hamid Karzai opened the session of parliament on Wednesday with a speech claiming that unnamed foreigners –...

    33. November 24, 2010

      Afghans launch new poll probe

      Afghanistan’s attorney-general has announced a new investigation into allegations of fraud at parliamentary polls, throwing...

    34. April 19, 2010

      Afghan president under fire over electoral reforms

      Afghan opposition leaders warned yesterday that electoral reforms agreed by Hamid Karzai and the west were insufficient to...

    35. April 18, 2010

      Karzai under fire over poll reform

      Afghan opposition leaders gave warning on Sunday that electoral reforms agreed by President Hamid Karzai and the west were...

    36. April 17, 2010

      Karzai names new election official

      Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan’s president, named a new election commission chairman on Saturday after bowing to Western pressure...

    37. February 24, 2010

      Karzai gains control of poll watchdog

      Western diplomats fear a decree signed by Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, granting him control of an independent...

    38. February 10, 2010

      Changing momentum

      >DP: But there is increasing talk now about actually talking to the Taliban and negotiating with them. Outsiders’...

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