Afghan talks in doubt after Omar death

Admission exposes rifts with Taliban hardliners

Kabul confirms death of Taliban leader

Fugitive Mullah Omar died more than two years ago

Afghan talks revive hopes for peace

Observers are sceptical about the Taliban commitment

786 Pharmacy Afghanistan

InFrontier takes stake in Afghan pharmacy

UK group says deal shows the country is opening to business

Taliban attacks Afghan parliament

Concern over ability of Nato-trained forces to counter militants

Will widening Taliban offensive target a major Afghan city?

Car bomb kills 3 in Afghan capital

Taliban claims responsibility for attack on EU police mission

The Khon — or masked play — is the visually spectacular meeting point of Thai arts and culture.

Thai junta turns softer face to London

Dance show is lighter side of campaign to promote Asia tradition

US drone strike killed western hostages

Barack Obama describes accidental deaths as ‘terrible tragedy’

Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33

Isis claims responsibility for bank bombing that targeted government workers

US slows Afghanistan troop drawdown

Posture of 9,800 to remain until end of year

How to share world with true believers

First, accept that we are playing the long game of containment

China’s power play in Afghanistan

Beijing is waiting to fill the vacuum left by the US, writes Ahmed Rashid

US pullout leaves Pakistan fearing blowback

End of US combat missions in Afghanistan risks empowering jihadis in Pakistan

Remembering Christmas 1979 in Afghanistan

We should give some thought to how badly we rebuild nations

Costly missteps mark US road to war

Watchdog identifies catalogue of waste

Cost of the Afghanistan war

Afghanistan: ‘This is not over yet’

The Taliban’s threat and Kabul’s weakness make full disengagement unlikely

UK spy chiefs asked for CIA report deletions

Downing Street contradicts denials on Senate torture summary

Prosecute CIA torturers, say campaigners

Legal experts say individuals face arrest outside US

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