Bacha posh: why some Afghan girls are raised as boys

Briefing Wed 1 Oct, AT 11:26

Generations of girls are dressed up as boys so that they can be afforded basic freedoms – but at what cost?

Afghan election: Ghani and Abdullah form unity government

One-Minute Read Mon 22 Sep, AT 15:48

Ashraf Ghani becomes president of Afghanistan five months after first votes were cast

The Guest

The Guest – reviews of 'compelling' retro thriller

Hot Ticket Fri 5 Sep, AT 07:42

Dan Stevens reveals his 'mesmerising' dark side in 'bonkers' new thriller about a returned soldier

Taliban video showing Sgt Bowe Bergdahl being handed over to US forces

Bowe Bergdahl was locked in shark cage as punishment

One-Minute Read Mon 9 Jun, AT 14:42

Returned prisoner refuses to speak to family and objects to hospital staff calling him 'sergeant'

Afghan commandos sit on their vehicle after a clash with Taliban fighters

How will Afghan forces cope without Nato support?

Briefing Fri 30 May, AT 16:02

Analysts say the Taliban is growing in strength as Nato forces begin their withdrawal

Crispin Black

Boot out armchair generals who led us to Afghan defeat

Mon 7 Apr, AT 08:01 Crispin Black

Let the veterans of Helmand take over the army - we might stand a chance of winning next time

Taliban threat to Afghan poll: was anything accomplished?

Mon 31 Mar, AT 12:17 Robert Fox

Three news books suggest Britain's adventure in Afghanistan was a horrible waste of lives and money

Afghanistan elections

Why Afghanistan's elections are a critical test of peace

Briefing Mon 24 Mar, AT 15:08

As international troops begin to leave Afghanistan and violence continues, the world is watching this crucial vote

Secret weapon behind Chuck Hagel’s plan to shrink US army

Tue 25 Feb, AT 12:58 Crispin Black

It’s oil. Self-sufficient in energy because of shale oil, the US no longer needs to fret about the sheiks

Bagram

Bagram prisoner release heightens US-Afghan tensions

One-Minute Read Thu 13 Feb, AT 10:12

US officials have strongly criticised the release of 65 'dangerous' detainees from Bagram

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