World Affairs
21 May 2009
On the outskirts of Chaman, a town in Balochistan on the Afghan border, there is a compound with high mud walls topped...
World Affairs
05 March 2009
That night the sky was blacker than usual because of a power cut and there were thousands of stars. I tried to pick out...
World Affairs
11 December 2008
Ziarat, a valley in Pakistan's remote southern province of Balochistan, has juniper forests, apple orchards, and...
International Politics
13 November 2008
Dusk is falling over Kabul, and for Mortazar, a 17-year-old boy with an easy smile and a red waistcoat, it's time to go...
World Affairs
15 May 2008
Thick palm trees and dark canals slid past my window as the train eased slowly into Minya, a city on the west bank of...
Asia
01 November 2007
For collectors of ghoulish memorabilia with at least £35,000 to spare, Christmas came early. A black Mercedes Benz...
International Politics
18 October 2007
"You've picked a bad day to arrive in Tarim," said my taxi driver, Ahmed. "What do you mean?" I asked. "It's Friday,"...
UK Politics
04 October 2007
We may associate the word corruption with Russian oligarchs and African republics run by venal government officials,...
Politics
30 August 2007
At a ceremony to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade on 23 August, Ken Livingstone...
Politics
16 August 2007
On 16 August, the leaders of an influential but not widely known group called the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (...
Europe
19 July 2007
The Tories may have turned to Iain Duncan Smith for new thinking on family policy. But for decades the British left has...
International Politics
28 June 2007
The urban population of Africa and Asia will double by 2030, according to the latest annual UN population report. This...
Law
09 April 2007
Some 300 members of the public crowded into a lecture theatre last month to learn how to help the Metropolitan Police...
Music and Performance
02 April 2007
Authorities in Vienna are planning to drive drunks and drug addicts from the city's main underground station,...
UK Politics
26 February 2007
On Saturday, 24 February, tens of thousands of people will march through London and Glasgow in co-ordinated "No Trident...

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