Kabul

Mohammed Kabir, aged 105, in a garden he created in the courtyard of the ruined Darulaman Palace in Kabul for the soldiers stationed there

Bombs and begonias: gardening in a war zone

15 September 2018 9:00 am

During the civil war in Afghanistan in the late 1980s, Mr and Mrs Roami, a science professor and a nurse,…

While we weren't looking, the Taleban surged back in Afghanistan

12 December 2015 9:00 am

So many lives lost, a trillion dollars spent, yet the Taleban is resurgent

Portrait of the week

15 August 2015 9:00 am

Home The Metropolitan Police encouraged people to celebrate VJ Day despite reports in the Mail on Sunday (picked up from…

Hooray for Homeland - Carrie’s back blasting America’s enemies to pieces with drones

25 October 2014 9:00 am

One of the more welcome and surprising things about television at the moment is that Homeland (Channel 4, Sunday) is…

And the Mountain Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini - review

11 May 2013 9:00 am

The American comedian Stephen Colbert once joked that when he publicly criticised the novels of Khaled Hosseini, his front garden…

Clashing by night

18 June 2011 12:00 am

Cables from Kabul is Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles’s valedictory account of his years as ambassador to Kabul (2007-9) and as this country’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (2009-10).