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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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      A look at polo around the world: the state of the game in various countries, its stars...
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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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