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News: Afghanistan

We have started to collect the most important news related to Afghanistan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Afghanistan: news

VIDEO: Corruption inside Afghan police bases

Monday, February 25th 2013, 9:22

The BBC's current affairs programme, Panorama, has uncovered evidence of criminality and corruption among Afghan police officers during visits to bases in Helmand province.
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Corruption rife in Helmand police

Monday, February 25th 2013, 2:05

Crime and corruption among Afghan police force in Helmand
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VIDEO: In line of fire with US Marines

Monday, February 25th 2013, 0:04
related countries: United States United States

BBC Panorama has uncovered evidence of corruption and criminality among the Afghan police force in Helmand province.
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US forces 'must leave' Afghan region

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 16:37
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan president orders US special forces out of Wardak province, over claims Afghans working for them are involved in torture and disappearances.
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US denies Afghanistan troops claim

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 14:50
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rejects Germany's claim that he confirmed the number of US troops to stay in Afghanistan after Nato's exit.
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Dunford faces challenges as Isaf head

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 2:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Marine

Meet the Marine who may lead the US out of Afghanistan
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Gay Afghan defies tradition to expose identity

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 2:07

Breaking Afghan taboos on homosexuality
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VIDEO: Fall in Afghan civilian casualties

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 21:15

The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan has fallen for the first time in six years, a UN report says.
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Pakistan Taliban commander arrested

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 12:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Prominent Pakistani Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad is arrested by security forces in eastern Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan civilian casualties fall

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 5:54

The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan has fallen for the first time in six years, a new UN report says, with 2,754 losing their lives.
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Nato accepts Karzai air strike move

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 11:57

Nato says it accepts President Hamid Karzai's order banning Afghan security forces from calling in foreign air strikes in residential areas.
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Karzai limits Nato's Afghan strikes

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 22:26

Afghan security forces are to be banned from calling for foreign air strikes in residential areas, says President Hamid Karzai, in the wake of a raid which killed 10 civilians.
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VIDEO: Women hold global anti-violence protests

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 18:37
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Protesters take to the streets in Afghanistan, Nepal and the Philippines as part of a global campaign to fight for women's rights.
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Nato Afghan air strike 'kills 10'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 13:46

At least 10 civilians, including four children, die in a Nato air strike in the Afghan province of Kunar, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Obama pledges to reignite economy

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 7:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Union

In his State of the Union address US President Obama pledged to revive the economy, called for stricter gun controls and promised America's war in Afghanistan to be over by the end of 2014.
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Obama announces Afghan troop cut

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 7:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Union

President Obama announces in his State of the Union speech that 34,000 US troops will leave Afghanistan by early 2014.
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VIDEO: Obama praises Medal of Honor hero

Monday, February 11th 2013, 20:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honor

US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to a former soldier, saying he prevailed in one of the most intense battles in the Afghan war.
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US veteran receives Medal of Honor

Monday, February 11th 2013, 19:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honor

A former US soldier receives the nation's highest military award for fighting off an attack by hundreds of insurgents on an isolated Afghan base.
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Is the UK abandoning its Afghan interpreters?

Monday, February 11th 2013, 9:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

What will happen to Afghan interpreters when UK troops go?
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VIDEO: 'On road to winning' in Afghanistan

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 18:41
related countries: United States United States

US General Joseph Dunford has assumed command of Nato forces in Afghanistan taking over from General John Allen who says the alliance is on the road to winning the war.
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Isaf 'on road' to Afghan victory

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 9:06

Gen John Allen, the outgoing commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan, says the alliance is on the road to winning the war in the country.
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VIDEO: Isaf 'on road to winning Afghan war'

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 6:15

The outgoing Commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan, Gen John Allen, has said the alliance is on the road to winning the war.
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VIDEO: Music brings young Afghans to US

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 1:19
related countries: United States United States

Members of an Afghan youth orchestra arrive in the US to tour iconic music venues and use music to shape their country's future, says the BBC's Jane O'Brien.
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Isaf rejects Afghan casualty report

Friday, February 8th 2013, 16:18
related countries: United States United States

The Nato-led force in Afghanistan rejects a UN report accusing the US of killing hundreds of children in air strikes over the past four years.
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Iran shows 'captured drone footage'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 18:16
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran broadcasts video footage purportedly taken from a US spy drone captured in 2011, which it says shows a US airbase in Afghanistan.
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Cost of Afghan bribery 'increases'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 10:12

The cost of corruption has risen sharply in Afghanistan over the last few years but fewer people are paying bribes, a UN report says.
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VIDEO: How music is helping young Afghans

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 21:18
related countries: United States United States

Members from the Afghan youth orchestra, including orphans and street children, are in the US for a concert tour highlighting the changes happening in their war-torn country.
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Why the Sahara is not the 'new Afghanistan'

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 0:59

Why the Sahara is not the 'new Afghanistan'
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US suspends Afghan airline ban

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 9:32
related countries: United States United States

The US suspends a ban on Afghan airline Kam Air while an investigation is carried out into allegations of drug smuggling the company denies.
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VIDEO: Leaders upbeat on Afghan peace deal

Monday, February 4th 2013, 22:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan's Asif Ali Zardari have said they will work towards a peace deal for Afghanistan within six months.
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Afghan peace deal 'in six months'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 14:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Nato

The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, in talks in the UK, agree to work towards a peace deal for Afghanistan in six months.
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VIDEO: 'The Taliban stormed my office'

Friday, February 1st 2013, 0:41

The BBC's Orla Guerin meets Parwan provincial governor Basir Salangi to look at the challenges of governing Afghanistan.
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The Afghan girl sold to be a child bride

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 15:32

The six-year-old girl sold to be a child bride
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VIDEO: Can Afghan forces tame the Taliban?

Monday, January 28th 2013, 14:27

By the end of 2014 Nato's combat forces will all have left Afghanistan, leaving the country's own security forces to fight a determined enemy on their own.
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Afghanistan's security prospects after Nato withdrawal

Monday, January 28th 2013, 5:06

How will Afghan security forces cope when Nato withdraws?
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Afghan roadside bomb hits police

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 7:58
related places: Kandahar

At least 10 people are killed, mainly police officers, as a roadside bomb detonates in the southern city of Kandahar, officials say.
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VIDEO: Boy escapes Taliban suicide plan

Sunday, January 27th 2013, 5:40

A 12-year-old Afghan boy marked out by the Taliban as a potential suicide bomber runs away before the plan can be carried out.
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Afghan suicide bomb hits market

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 17:16

At least 10 people have been killed and many injured in a suicide attack in a busy market in the north-eastern city of Kunduz, officials say.
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US bars Afghan airline over drugs

Friday, January 25th 2013, 15:08
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan's largest private airline, Kam Air, is barred from receiving US military contracts amid allegations of drug smuggling - charges rejected by its owner.
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'Five killed' in Afghan car bomb

Friday, January 25th 2013, 8:18

At least five civilians are killed when in a car bomb attack thought to have been targeting a Nato convoy in eastern Kapisa province, officials say.
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Pakistan 'holding 700 militants'

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 13:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan for the first time admits holding about 700 suspected militants without trial in internment centres near the Afghan border.
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Prince Harry 'longs for family time'

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 20:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prince Harry says he is "longing" to spend some time with his family after arriving back in Britain following his 20-week deployment in Afghanistan.
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Top US general cleared over emails

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 17:29
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon clears the top US general in Afghanistan, John Allen, of misconduct in an emails case that led CIA director David Petraeus to resign.
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UK Afghan force reduced 'in autumn'

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 19:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

This year's withdrawal of 3,800 UK troops from Afghanistan is unlikely to happen until the autumn, Britain's top general there says.
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Prince Harry 'fired at' Afghan enemy

Monday, January 21st 2013, 19:30

Prince Harry says he fired weapons at the Taliban during his time as an Army pilot in Afghanistan, in interviews broadcast as he ends a five-month deployment there.
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Militants attack Kabul police HQ

Monday, January 21st 2013, 11:02
related places: Kabul

Militants attack the offices of Kabul's traffic police, detonating two bombs before taking control of the headquarters for several hours, leaving three dead.
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UN: Afghan torture 'widespread'

Sunday, January 20th 2013, 17:10

The UN says torture in Afghan prisons continues to be widespread, despite its recommendations in a similar report more than a year ago.
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VIDEO: Al-Qaeda 'lever' for frustrations

Friday, January 18th 2013, 1:27
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United States United States

Former US Commander in Afghanistan Stanley McChrystal says al-Qaeda's "brand" must be defeated, in a discussion of his memoir with the BBC's Katty Kay.
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UK soldier dies of Afghan wounds

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 16:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has died in a UK hospital from wounds suffered in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Afghan security offices attacked

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 14:58
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomb attack on the Afghan National Directorate of Security building in Kabul leaves seven dead, including six attackers, and many injured.
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VIDEO: Recruiting drug couriers in Tajikistan

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 9:49
related countries: Russia Russia, Tajikistan Tajikistan

The BBC's Rustam Qobil travels to a remote village in Tajikistan where Afghan drug dealers are trying to recruit couriers to help transport their contraband into lucrative markets in Russia and Europe.
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Recruiting Tajik drug couriers

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 2:31

Tajik villages on lucrative Afghan drugs route to West
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VIDEO: Winter misery for Kabul camp refugees

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 8:10
related places: Kabul

Thousands of displaced people living in camps in and around the Afghan capital Kabul face a difficult winter, with freezing conditions a key concern.
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Afghan children succumb to harsh winter weather

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 0:47

Severe winter takes it toll on Afghan children
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US to end Afghan combat role early

Friday, January 11th 2013, 21:21
related countries: United States United States

US troops in Afghanistan will end "most" combat operations and switch to a support role this spring, President Obama and his Afghan counterpart say.
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Obama and Karzai discuss endgame

Friday, January 11th 2013, 18:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

President Barack Obama welcomes his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai, to the White House to discuss the future role of the US in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Obama to hold talks with Karzai

Friday, January 11th 2013, 5:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai will meet US President Barack Obama in Washington later for talks about a continued international military presence in the country.
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Afghan mission in 'last chapter'

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 20:50
related countries: United States United States

The US and Afghanistan have reached the "last chapter" in an effort to make Afghanistan secure and sovereign, the US defence secretary says.
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UK soldier killed in shooting named

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 22:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier shot dead by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army is named by the Ministry of Defence as 23-year-old Sapper Richard Walker.
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Fresh trial for Polish soldiers

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 17:43
related countries: Poland Poland

Four Polish soldiers acquitted of killing eight civilians in Afghanistan go on trial for a second time in Warsaw after a judge questioned conflicting evidence.
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US mulling Afghan 'zero option'

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 23:26
related countries: United States United States

The White House says it is possible that no US troops will remain in Afghanistan past 2014, as President Hamid Karzai arrives for talks.
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Afghan army gunman kills UK soldier

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 12:20

A British soldier is shot dead and six others are injured by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army at a patrol base in Helmand.
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US drone 'kills eight' in Pakistan

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 11:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US drone attack kills at least eight suspected militants in a Pakistan north-western tribal area near the Afghan border, officials say.
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Afghan suicide attack 'kills four'

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 9:59

Four people are killed in a suicide attack on tribal elders in Spin Boldak in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Safer behind Afghan prison walls'

Friday, January 4th 2013, 9:13

The BBC's David Loyn takes a look at how one prison in Afghanistan is taking a softer approach to punishment.
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VIDEO: Afghan toy inspires landmine destroyer

Friday, January 4th 2013, 6:29

Two brothers raised in Afghanistan design a prototype landmine destroyer based on a toy they played with as children.
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Pakistan 'frees Taliban figure'

Monday, December 31st 2012, 17:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan frees the former justice minister of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Turabi, as part of moves to encourage a peace process, officials say.
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US woman missing in Afghanistan

Monday, December 31st 2012, 11:13
related countries: United States United States

The family of a pregnant American woman missing with her husband in Afghanistan make a fresh appeal for her safe return.
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VIDEO: Local government reforms in Afghanistan

Monday, December 31st 2012, 6:17

In the troubled province of Helmand, Afghanistan, local government reform has been a notable success.
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