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  1. FT Photo Diary

    August 29, 2014

    Soviet era tank top

    Jawad Jalali/EPA An Afghan youth sits astride the gun barrel of a Soviet-era tank, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday. Soviet...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    August 19, 2014

    Afghan independence celebration

    Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images A guard of honour stands as the national anthem plays during an event to mark Independence Day...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. August 5, 2014

    US general shot dead in Afghanistan attack

    US Army Major General Harold Greene was identified as the most senior officer killed in the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon...

  4. 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....

  5. FT Photo Diary

    July 24, 2014

    Eid al-Fitr preparations

    Mohammad Ismail/Reuters Afghan men make special sweets at a traditional factory during the holy Muslim fasting month of...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    July 17, 2014

    Militant attack on Kabul airport

    Omar Sobhani/Reuters A Nato helicopter flies over Kabul airport, Afghanistan, during an attack on the terminal by militants...

  7. FT Photo Diary

    July 15, 2014

    Shrapnel in Kabul

    Rahmat Gul/AP Afghan security personnel investigate a damaged minivan which was hit by a remote controlled bomb on the...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. FT Photo Diary

    June 12, 2014

    Afghan soldiers get ready for poll patrol

    Omar Sobhani/Reuters Afghan National Army soldiers prepare to leave their base for a patrol at polling stations in the...

  15. 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...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    May 21, 2014

    Keeping secure in Afghanistan

    Massoud Hossaini/AP A girl sits on the ground with her back against a concrete security wall in Kabul, Afghanistan   ...

  17. 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...

  18. May 4, 2014

    Afghanistan landslide rescue effort to focus on displaced

    KABUL, May 3 - Afghan officials gave up hope on Saturday of finding any survivors from a landslide in the remote northeast,...

  19. April 29, 2014

    Wealthy Afghans look overseas for bolt-hole

    Rich Afghans have been buying up property in Turkey as an insurance policy against possible problems at home after the...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    April 25, 2014

    Memorial to victims of war in Afghanistan

    Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images Afghan children pose for a photograph holding images of victims of war during a memorial...

  21. April 24, 2014

    Three Americans killed in Kabul hospital attack

    KABUL, April 24 – Three Americans were killed on Thursday when a security guard opened fire at an international hospital in...

  22. April 6, 2014

    Nato commander urges Kabul to allow foreign force to remain

    Nato’s commander in Afghanistan on Sunday hit back at fears that the drawdown of his troops could lead to the collapse into...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  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. February 25, 2014

    US prepares for full withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to prepare for a complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the end of the...

  32. FT Photo Diary

    February 19, 2014

    Displaced in Kabul

    Massoud Hossaini/AP An internally displaced mother holds her children as she sits on the ground at her home in a poor...

  33. FT Photo Diary

    February 18, 2014

    Colour in Kabul

    Nicolas Asfouri/AFP An Afghan balloon seller walks along a street in Kabul. About 9m Afghans, or 36% of the population, are...

  34. FT Photo Diary

    February 10, 2014

    Lakeside in Kabul

    Wakil Kohsar/AFP An Afghan man pushes his cart along the shore of Shuhada lake in Kabul, Afghanistan ...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    February 6, 2014

    Kabul snowfall

    Shah Marai/AFP An Afghan resident walks during snowfall in Kabul on Thursday. The Afghan capital has experienced its second...

  36. Nick Butler

    January 19, 2014

    Comecon reborn

    I am glad I don’t live in eastern Europe and I can quite understand why against a good deal of economic logic Algirdas...

  37. 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...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    December 17, 2013

    Seeking treatment in Afghanistan

    Mohammed Ismail/Reuters Women arrive for treatment at a mobile clinic provided by the Afghan Family Guidance Association, in...

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