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    1. The A-List

      May 24, 2016

      Death of the Taliban chief starts a dangerous power struggle

      The killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the Taliban leader, by American drone missiles in a remote corner of Pakistan has...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      May 16, 2016

      Watching the protest

      Men watch demonstrators from Afghanistan’s Hazara minority during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan   ...

    1. FT Photo Diary

      April 19, 2016

      Suicide bomb in Kabul

      An unidentified relative of one of the victims, who was killed in a suicide bomb blast that targeted the Ministry of...

    2. April 19, 2016

      Dozens die in Kabul blast after Taliban ‘spring offensive’ threat

      A car bomb in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, killed 28 people and injured hundreds more on Tuesday, just days...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      April 12, 2016

      Burning drugs and alcohol

      An Afghan security officer walks past a pile of confiscated drugs being burned in ceremony in Jalalabad, east of Kabul,...

    4. April 4, 2016

      A ‘band of brothers’ forged from many nations in Kabul

      Thirty years in the British army has provided me with countless challenges, from ducking petrol bombs in Northern...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      March 27, 2016

      Handing in their weapons

      Taliban fighters hold their weapons before surrendering them to Afghan authorities in Jalalabad, east of Kabul,...

    6. March 18, 2016

      ‘The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House’, by Zalmay Khalilzad

      From Dick Cheney to Donald Rumsfeld, the administration of George W Bush has come to be defined by its most abrasive...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      March 8, 2016

      Making their mark

      Friba Hameed, 30, an Afghan police officer, second right, helps paint part of a mural of herself on a wall outside the...

    8. March 6, 2016

      Taliban reject Afghanistan peace talks

      The Afghan Taliban will not take part in peace talks with President Ashraf Ghani’s western-backed government planned...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      March 2, 2016

      Change of command

      New Commander of Resolute Support forces and United States forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General John Nicholson,...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      February 1, 2016

      Vendor along the Kabul-Jalalabad highway

      An Afghan vendor display fish for sale along the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in Sorubi district of Kabul, Afghanistan   ...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      February 1, 2016

      Site of suicide attack

      Afghan girls stand at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ten people were killed and 20 wounded, most...

    12. January 20, 2016

      When an embassy becomes an art gallery

      Dignitaries visiting the new US embassy in Nine Elms, south London, which is due for completion in late 2016, will...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      January 5, 2016

      Explosion in Kabul

      Afghan men carry a wounded man at the site of an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. A large explosion struck close to...

    14. January 1, 2016

      Army chief General Raheel Sharif grows in power in Pakistan

      The face of General Raheel Sharif, Pakistan’s army chief, stares out from banners in the city of Karachi that proclaim...

    15. December 28, 2015

      Taliban suicide bomber attacks Nato convoy in Kabul

      A suicide car bomb targeting a foreign convoy near Kabul airport claimed one civilian life on Monday, in the latest...

    16. The Exchange

      December 24, 2015

      Sangin shows the west must stay committed to Afghanistan

      The battle for Sangin, and the Taliban’s claim to have captured the Helmand town from the Afghan army, follows an...

    17. The Exchange

      December 10, 2015

      Chaos within Afghan Taliban as leadership struggle intensifies

      As if recent events in Afghanistan were not calamitous enough — the fall of the city of Kunduz to the Taliban (since...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      November 18, 2015

      Afghan winter workers

      An Afghan worker walks next to coal blocks to be crushed and sold as fuel source during winters in Kabul, Afghanistan,...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      November 17, 2015

      Pulling back the curtain

      An Afghan refugee girl peers through the curtain of her temporary home on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan today. ...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      November 16, 2015

      Shifting coal

      Afghan laborers work at a charcoal shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday. In the winter, prices of wood and charcoal rise...

    21. October 26, 2015

      Powerful earthquake measuring 7.5 rocks Afghanistan and Pakistan

      A powerful earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan on Monday, killing over 200 people according to local...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      October 8, 2015

      Afghan labouring

      An Afghan labourer pushes his wheelbarrow at a brick factory on the outskirts of Kabul on Thursday ...

    23. The Exchange

      October 5, 2015

      Kunduz hospital tragedy unlikely to focus west on Afghans' plight

      Doctors and nurses of the international medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières abandoned its bombed hospital in the...

    24. October 4, 2015

      Obama orders probe into Afghan hospital bombing

      The US has ordered an investigation into the weekend bombing of a hospital run by Médecins Sans Frontières in the...

    25. October 2, 2015

      Kunduz battle raises Afghanistan fears

      The fall of the northern city of Kunduz to the Taliban on Monday may have proved shortlived, but it has prompted an...

    26. October 1, 2015

      Afghan forces hail recapture of Kunduz

      Afghan officials say government fighters have recaptured the northern city of Kunduz from Taliban militants who seized...

    27. September 14, 2015

      Taliban frees inmates in Afghanistan jail raid

      Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Ghazni on Monday stormed a prison believed to be holding...

    28. September 5, 2015

      Jewellery producers can bring hope amid war and poverty

      In a workshop in Kabul, 25 jewellery craftsmen are sitting cross-legged on the floor, labouring over the new season...

    29. August 10, 2015

      Taliban slaughter threatens Afghan peace talks

      A car bomb exploded near the entrance to Kabul’s international airport on Monday, the fourth deadly attack in the...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      August 10, 2015

      Explosion near Kabul airport

      An Afghan policeman stands guard as smoke and flames rise from the site of a huge blast struck near the entrance of...

    31. August 8, 2015

      Wave of Kabul attacks leave at least 50 dead

      KABUL, August 8 — A wave of attacks on Afghan army, police and US special forces in Kabul on Friday killed at least 50...

    32. August 2, 2015

      The aftermath of the shadowy life and death of Mullah Omar

      In late 1994 and much of 1995 I would stand outside the Kandahar residence of Mullah Mohammed Omar, leader of the newly...

    33. July 29, 2015

      Afghanistan confirms death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar

      Mullah Omar, the fugitive Afghan Taliban leader not seen in public since the overthrow of his Islamist regime in 2001,...

    34. July 8, 2015

      Afghan talks revive flickering hopes for peace

      Afghanistan’s Taliban rebels met representatives of President Ashraf Ghani’s government in their first official round...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      July 7, 2015

      Afghan bombing

      A member of the Afghan security forces keeps watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide car...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      June 30, 2015

      Kabul bomb blast

      An Afghan policeman reacts at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan June on Tuesday. A suicide bomber...

    37. June 29, 2015

      InFrontier takes stake in Afghan pharmacy chain

      A British private equity company has taken a stake in an Afghan pharmacy chain in a deal touted as evidence that the...

    38. June 25, 2015

      It will take silky diplomacy to build China’s new road

      Today it is known as the Karakoram Highway, a twisting road carved high into the mountains along which trucks inch...

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