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  1. March 23, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Saad Mohseni

    A jovial gunman in khaki looks me up and down, discerns (correctly) that I am unarmed, and waves me through the gate into...

  2. March 14, 2012

    War in Afghanistan: From necessity to atrocity

    First came the image of army specialist Jeremy Morlock, leering into the camera while holding up the head of a murdered...

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  1. March 12, 2012

    Let the Kony campaign be just the start

    What would Joseph Kony make of it all? Running the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group has never been easy. That the Ugandan...

  2. January 6, 2012

    Meditation vacation

    The guru looked troubled. A spry 75-year-old, who could have passed for 60, he usually wore an expression as pure as his...

  3. September 25, 2011

    Hurtling down Afghanistan’s road to perdition

    I was taking tea with a former Mujahideen fighter pilot in the Safi Landmark hotel in Kabul when a suicide bomber blew...

  4. September 20, 2011

    Afghan chief negotiator assassinated

    The senior Afghan official in charge of negotiating with the Taliban, Burhanuddin Rabbani, the former president, was killed...

  5. September 8, 2011

    Afghanistan and Pakistan: Response that opened a deadly Pandora’s box

    Osama bin Laden’s dreams of establishing a global Islamic caliphate are dust. Only a handful of his longest-serving...

  6. August 16, 2011

    The killers of Karachi

    The hitman did not bother to knock. He announced his arrival by firing a volley of shots through Salima Khan’s front door....

  7. July 22, 2011

    A battle for supremacy fought out at 12,000ft

    When the summer sun melts the snows of the Hindu Raj, a small army of horsemen gathers to do battle. They may be barbers or...

  8. April 18, 2011

    Abu Dhabi property begins to compete

    The price of living and working in Abu Dhabi is gradually becoming more competitive with neighbouring emirates and countries...

  9. December 20, 2010

    Helping Pakistan’s flood victims return home

    The Pakistan floods maybe out of the headlines, but with fields still flooded and planting impossible, many families are...

  10. December 12, 2010

    Dubai financial centre slashes rents

    Dubai’s financial centre has slashed rents by as much as two-thirds in a bid to make the district more attractive as the...

  11. October 1, 2010

    Ex-official jailed for fake expense claim

    A former House of Commons official has been jailed after admitting drawing up fake expense claims totalling almost £6,000...

  12. August 12, 2010

    Audio slideshow: Pakistan’s devastating floods

    As the relief effort is hampered by further rainfall, Matthew Green reports from Pakistan, having just visited a makeshift...

  13. June 22, 2010

    A diary from the Afghanistan frontline

    In this diary from the frontline Matthew Green, who is embedded with US forces in Helmand and Kandahar, reports his...

  14. June 11, 2010

    Cameron visit

    David Cameron paid his first visit to Afghanistan since becoming UK prime minister, jetting into Kabul yesterday for talks...

  15. June 8, 2010

    Ten Nato troops die in Afghanistan

    Ten Nato troops, including seven Americans, were killed in attacks in Afghanistan yesterday in one of the worst single-day...

  16. June 2, 2010

    Drone increase

    The Central Intelligence Agency has sharply expanded a campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan under the Obama administration...

  17. May 20, 2010

    Pakistan ponders retaining general

    Pakistan is considering creating a new military post so the head of its army can stay in office after his term ends in...

  18. May 18, 2010

    More than 40 in Afghan air crash

    An Afghan airliner with more than 40 people on board, including foreign nationals, crashed near the Salang Pass north of...

  19. May 14, 2010

    Display of unity fails to yield common strategy on war

    Strolling in one of Washington’s most exquisite gardens this week, Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, and Hillary Clinton,...

  20. May 6, 2010

    Eight bombers in Afghan attacks

    Eight Taliban suicide bombers blew themselves up in attacks on government targets in Afghanistan's Nimroz province...

  21. April 29, 2010

    Kabul to crack down on web

    Afghanistan's government is introducing rules to stop web users accessing sites promoting pornography, alcohol and gambling...

  22. April 27, 2010

    Bombs kill two

    A series of explosions killed two in Kandahar yesterday, the latest in a series of attacks launched ahead of a US operation...

  23. April 21, 2010

    Kandahar official killed in mosque

    The deputy mayor of Kandahar has been shot dead in the latest in a series of attacks apparently designed to foil US efforts...

  24. April 17, 2010

    Afghan mission workers missing

    Five Afghans working for the United Nations mission in Afghanistan were reported to have gone missing yesterday in the same...

  25. April 5, 2010

    West stunned by Karzai's attitude

    The diatribe launched by Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president against the west has sparked a fresh bout of soul-searching...

  26. April 3, 2010

    Karzai criticism upsets Washington

    The rift between Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's president, and the US deepened yesterday when the White House called a fierce...

  27. February 27, 2010

    Kabul attack kills 17 as US plans new offensive

    US forces are planning a major new offensive to wrest control of Kandahar from the Taliban, a senior Obama administration...

  28. February 25, 2010

    Taliban chief to be handed over

    Pakistan has agreed to hand the Taliban's military chief over to Afghanistan in the latest sign that Islamabad is bowing to...

  29. February 12, 2010

    US reaches out to Afghan hearts and minds

    Washington is stepping up efforts to bolster local authorities and boost economic projects in southern Afghanistan to...

  30. January 18, 2010

    Karzai rebuffed again on cabinet

    Hamid Karzai will attend a conference in London on January 28 backed by only a partial cabinet, after the Afghan parliament...

  31. January 15, 2010

    Taliban leader escapes air attack

    The leader of Pakistan's Taliban, who is suspected of involvement in the bombing of a Central Intelligence Agency base in...

  32. January 5, 2010

    Karzai seeks to call MPs into line

    Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan, sought to stamp his authority on a rebellious parliament yesterday by ordering...

  33. December 12, 2009

    UN's Afghan envoy to leave

    Kai Eide, the Norwegian head of the UN mission in Afghanistan, who was criticised for his handling of the country's...

  34. December 9, 2009

    Convicted mayor back at work

    Afghanistan's ability to handle high-profile corruption cases was thrown deeper into doubt yesterday when the mayor of Kabul...

  35. December 9, 2009

    Convicted mayor back at work

    Afghanistan's ability to handle high-profile corruption cases was thrown deeper into doubt yesterday when the mayor of Kabul...

  36. November 24, 2009

    Kabul to probe global contractors

    A senior Afghan official pledged yesterday to open corruption investigations into international contracting companies as...

  37. November 7, 2009

    Taliban recovers soldiers' bodies

    The Taliban said yesterday it was holding the bodies of two drowned foreign soldiers they had recovered in western...

  38. November 6, 2009

    UN to evacuate Afghanistan staff

    The United Nations said yesterday it would evacuate hundreds of foreign personnel from Afghanistan temporarily as it...

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