A camaradarie born of adversity characterises the Afghan cricket team and, despite being ranked last among the 12 nations taking part in the Twenty20 World Cup, which begins this week, they are beginning to give the big boys a run for their money. Lynne O'Donnell reports. Pictures by Siddharth Siva.Sunday, 16 September, 2012, 2:36am
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The genial heart surgeon wanders through the shell of a two-storey building and stops in the doorway of a stark rectangular first-floor room. Cooking pots, rubble and workmen's clothes litter the floor; bare windows stare out across dirt tracks and arid farmland.22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Japanese society cannot survive if we stop all nuclear reactors or keep them halted
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
Afghanistan has entered into a critical transition period. China is a trustworthy neighbour and friend
President Hu Jintao's message to his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai (above)9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Mainland vehicles, not mainlanders, are the locusts unleashed on Hong Kong
Paul Zimmerman, Head of Designing Hong Kong
[The] match was a big milestone for Afghanistan ... so much so the Taliban sent a message of support
Omar Zakhilwal of Afghanistan's cricket board after the national team lost its first one-day international12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...
John Tsang presents his final budget1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Shahid Afridi will be out to prove a point to Pakistan's selectors that his sell-by date is still years away when he walks out for the first international Twenty20 match on local soil on the opening day of the Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes today.28 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Strong fan support this weekend would have a critical impact on the success and the future of the new-look Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes, a top official said yesterday.
'Whether we end up making a profit, or in the red, will depend on how many fans turn up and buy their tickets at the gate,' said Shahzada Saleem, president of the Hong Kong Cricket Association.27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Shahid Afridi will arrive in Hong Kong this week full of hope at the prospect of playing for Pakistan on the international stage once again.23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong Sixes organisers have pulled off a coup by signing the world's most prolific hitters of sixes - Shahid Afridi and Sanath Jayasuriya. Now they are targeting a third swashbuckling superstar - West Indian Chris Gayle.
It will be non-stop action with Afridi and Jayasuriya signing up for the All-Stars at next month's Karp Group Hong Kong Sixes at Kowloon Cricket Club.16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
It takes competitiveness away from Hong Kong as a place for high-level businesspeople
Entrepreneur Allan Zeman on the shortage of international schools in Hong Kong
New media has opened a new political era
Liu Ruisheng, managing editor of an official report on new media, says the US is trying to influence public opinion in China via new media13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
They haven't had much match practice, but the United States travel well, if their last two outings are any indication.
It all points to hosts Hong Kong having a tough opener when the ICC World Cricket Division Three tournament gets under way on Saturday.20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
The football World Cup generally means a month of sleep deprivation. New fatherhood means a lot more. When, however, the caregiver in question does triple duty as a police blood-splatter specialist by day and a vigilante serial killer by night, fatigue-related mistakes reach the ridiculous.27 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
For years, Manil Suri wrote in secret. Fearing disapproval from his fellow mathematics professors if they discovered he spent his leisure time writing fiction, Suri attended writing courses clandestinely while establishing himself as a tenured academic at the University of Maryland.29 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
The setting - a dusty, backward garrison town in eastern Pakistan - is a world away from the glamour of Kensington Palace. And the man sitting here is about as far removed as you could possibly imagine from anyone's idea of lover to the world's most famous woman.20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am