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Afghanistan

The Passion of Manzoor Pashteen

Francesca Marino

The 25-year-old Pashtun tribal leader is charismatic and defiant, much to the anguish of the powerful Pakistani army

City of Contrasts

Creating Kabul from the constellation of powerful stories it holds within

The Backstory of our Anxieties

We are still living in the changes authored by the years 1979 and 1989

Kandahar 1999: Story of a Hijacking

The first-person narrative recalls the drama that kept India awake for seven fateful nights

Facing up to the Forbidden

The novelist Nemat Sadat tells Bhavya Dore about the travails of coming out as a gay man in Afghanistan

War and Pieces

Steve Coll goes deeper into the debacle in Afghanistan

‘We need a book of the times we’re living in’

Investigative journalists Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark tell Shikha Kumar about the research for their bestselling book on Osama bin Laden. A film is in the making

ISIS: The End of an Idea

The defeat of ISIS in Iraq and Syria should not be an occasion for global complacency. Anchal Vohra reports from Najaf and Baghdad

Blood in the Sand

A line drawn in Afghanistan which changed the history of the subcontinent forever

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