South and Central Asia

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Revealed: UK forces linked to deaths of nearly 300 Afghan civilians
MoD compensation logs show just £2,380 paid on average, with more than 80 children among victims

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

23, Sep, 2021 @5:04 PM

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Gold of the Great Steppe review – breathtaking exhibition reveals lives of history’s ‘barbarians’
From their astounding burial mounds to their dazzling horses dressed up as mythical beasts, this exhibition about Kazakhstan’s ancient nomads shows the power of archaeology to revive the dead

Jonathan Jones

23, Sep, 2021 @1:55 PM

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England’s Covid travel rules spark outrage around the world
Refusal to recognise vaccines given across Latin America, Africa and south Asia has been denounced as ‘discriminatory’

Tom Phillips, Flávia Milhorance in Rio de Janeiro, Emmanuel Akinwotu, and Jon Henley in Paris

23, Sep, 2021 @11:38 AM

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Zahra Joya: the Afghan reporter who fled the Taliban – and kept telling the truth about women
As a child in Afghanistan, she pretended to be a boy in order to get an education, before starting her own women’s news agency. Now living in Britain, her fight continues

Annie Kelly

22, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Help for vulnerable Afghans must be top of Liz Truss’s priorities | Letter
Letter: It is the government’s duty to help avert a humanitarian and human rights catastrophe, say Elizabeth Winter, Stephanie Draper and Christine Allen


21, Sep, 2021 @3:45 PM

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QC calls on UK to support female judges at risk in Afghanistan
Government urged to give sanctuary to hundreds of female judges and lawyers living under the Taliban

Diane Taylor and Dan Sabbagh

21, Sep, 2021 @10:28 AM

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India seizes $2.7bn of heroin from Afghanistan at port
Heroin production has boomed in Afghanistan in recent years and the country produces most of the world’s supply of the drug

Guardian staff and agencies

21, Sep, 2021 @12:08 AM

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‘It’s heartbreaking’: Steve McCurry on Afghan Girl, a portrait of past and present
The US photographer’s image of Sharbat Gula captured the story of a country, its people and refugees across the world. Thirty six years on, another picture tells a similar tale – but also one of hope

Lorenzo Tondo and Eric Hilaire

20, Sep, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Kabul government’s female workers told to stay at home by Taliban
Only those who cannot be replaced by men may remain, in further sign of Taliban’s hardline rule over Afghans


19, Sep, 2021 @11:03 AM

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‘We don’t want people to be in a panic,’ says chief of Taliban morality police
Exclusive: In his first interview with western media, Kandahar’s enforcer promises things will be different from the brutal 1990s

Emma Graham-Harrison and Abdul Rauf Wafa in Kandahar

19, Sep, 2021 @6:45 AM

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Three killed in explosions in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan
Initial reports suggest a Taliban convoy may have been targeted in the ISKP’s stronghold region

Shah Meer Baloch in Kandahar

18, Sep, 2021 @5:10 PM

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Mark Milley, US general who stood up to Trump, founders over Kabul strike
Civilian deaths in US drone strike deal blow to credibility of chairman of the joint chiefs of staff when he needs it most

Julian Borger in Washington

18, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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