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    1. The Exchange

      April 10, 2015

      The mysterious reappearance of the Taliban's Omar

      The Afghan Taliban posted on their website on April 4 an extraordinary 5,000-word biographical essay about their founder and...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      March 24, 2015

      Women demand justice for Farkhunda

      Protesters demand justice for a woman beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning the Koran last week,...

    1. FT Photo Diary

      March 16, 2015

      Kabul vaccinations

      A health worker gives polio vaccine drops to a child on the second day of a national campaign in Afghanistan on Monday....

    2. The Exchange

      March 6, 2015

      Pakistan ousts Afghans even as it fosters talks with Taliban

      Since December, Pakistan has ousted tens of thousands of Afghan refugees, forcing them to return to Afghanistan with barely...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      March 5, 2015

      Afghan men highlight International Women's Day

      Male civil society members wear burqas to protest violence against women, ahead of International Women’s Day, in Kabul,...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      February 24, 2015

      Afghan boatman

      Afghan children sail on a homemade boat in a lake on the outskirts of Kabul on Tuesday. Each ride costs 50 Afghanis ($0.87) ...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      February 18, 2015

      Watching the cricket world cup

      Afghan families watch the live broadcast of the Cricket World Cup match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at a refugee camp...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      February 11, 2015

      Afghan shoe shine

      Afghan shoe-shine boy Sameiullah, 11, leaves his house for the Karta-e-Sakhi cemetery where he waits for customers daily, in...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      February 5, 2015

      Afghan graduation

      Afghan National Army soldiers perform during their graduation ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan ...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      January 29, 2015

      Afghan Buzkashi

      Afghan horse riders compete for the goat during a friendly buzkashi match on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      January 8, 2015

      High kick in Kabul

      An Afghan man kicks a poster of Pakistani religious leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman during a demonstration against his visit in...

    10. FT Photo Diary

      January 7, 2015

      Winter relief in Kabul

      A girl stands among Afghan women lining up to receive winter relief assistance donated by the United Nations High...

    11. The A-List

      December 26, 2014

      Remembering Christmas Day in Afghanistan, 1979

      On the morning of December 25, 1979, I was shopping in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Late the previous night there had been garbled...

    12. 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...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      December 8, 2014

      Kabul dust

      An Afghan man heads home, walking through a dust cloud as the sun sets in Kabul on Monday. ...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      November 27, 2014

      Embassy attack in Kabul

      A British security official escorts a survivor from the wreckage of a British embassy vehicle after a suicide attack in...

    15. November 27, 2014

      Bomb blast hits British embassy vehicle in Kabul

      Britain has condemned an attack on a UK embassy vehicle in Kabul on Thursday in which five people died. A British security...

    16. The A-List

      November 17, 2014

      Can China bring peace to south Asia?

      During the past two months, the leaders of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan have met with China’s powerful president Xi...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      October 30, 2014

      Commemorations ahead of the day of Ashura

      Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Afghan Shiites devotees beat themselves with chains and blades during commemorations ahead of the Day...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      October 22, 2014

      Afghan army training

        © Mohammad Ismail/Reuters Afghan army officers take part in a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre in...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      October 21, 2014

      Afghan bomb blast survivor

      Massoud Hossaini/AP An Afghan National Army soldier who survived a road side bomb explosion walks past the site of the blast...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      October 2, 2014

      Waiting for custom

      Shah Marai/AFP An Afghan trader waits for customers early in the morning at a livestock market ahead of the sacrificial Eid...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. September 26, 2014

      Dozens killed as Taliban storm strategic Afghanistan district

      GHAZNI, Afghanistan – Hundreds of Taliban fighters have stormed a strategic district in an Afghan province not far from the...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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....

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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