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Yogini’s guide to dexterity

Ladies, practise these simple asanas and reap the benefits.

03 Sep 2017 5:34 AM

Afghan farmers get high on bountiful poppy harvest

Lashes swished and whirled through the air in a burst of celebration around a sea of opium poppies, as farmers in a southern Afghan village rejoiced over a bumper harvest with a traditional rope game.

31 May 2016 5:34 AM

The story of an Afghan child bomber’s life

Undertaker Malik Abdul Hakim works at the grave of a suicide attacker in a cemetery well-known as the “Talib-an graveyard” in Zherai district of Kandahar. (Photo: AFP)

20 Apr 2016 2:17 AM

Secret lives of Afghanistan’s female poets

With her kohl-rimm martyr eyes cast down, Nadia lilts through a folk couplet before a secret assembly of women poets on a forbidden subject that often gets people killed in Afghanistan — love.

19 Feb 2016 2:28 AM

Warlord unites foes, friends in anti-Taliban fight

As the Taliban expands into his old stomping grounds in northern Afghanistan, former warlord general Abdul Rashid Dostum — who boasts of having a Ph.D in killing militants — is galvanising legions of

27 Nov 2015 3:30 AM