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Packing up and shipping out. Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Farewell to Afghanistan, the unwinnable war

British combat operations have now officially ended in Afghanistan with the handing over of Camp Bastion, the last British military base in the country, handed over to Afghan forces. It was fittingly symbolic…
Doing deals: Zalmai Rassoul and Gul Agha Sherzai will support front-runner Abdullah Abdullah in the run-off. EPA/S Sabawoon

Afghanistan election: with Kabul in lockdown, we watch and wait

The date for the second round of the Afghan Presidential elections has just been announced – June 14. It will be a run off between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzi. It can’t come soon enough…

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