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VIDEO: Improving the Army's kit: The SA80

Monday, January 20th 2014, 5:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Staff Sergeant Nick Brown explains how the standard issue personal rifle has been modified and updated during the British combat mission in Afghanistan.
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'Foreign spies' behind Kabul attack

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 15:56
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan's National Security Council has accused "foreign intelligence services" of being behind Friday's deadly attack on a Kabul restaurant.
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Two Britons killed in Kabul attack

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 14:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

Two Britons, one of them a Labour Party MEP candidate, were among 21 victims of a suicide attack at a restaurant in Afghanistan, the Foreign Office says.
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Security probe after Kabul attack

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 13:42
related places: Kabul

Three Afghan officials are suspended as an investigation begins into an attack on a restaurant that killed 21 people, many of them foreigners.
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Kabul attack kills foreign officials

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 11:51
related places: Kabul

A senior IMF official and four UN employees were among 21 people killed in a bomb and gun attack on a restaurant in Kabul, officials say.
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Owner dies defending Kabul restaurant

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 2:42
related places: Kabul

Popular restaurateur died defending Taverna from Taliban
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Afghans in Belgium fear return home

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 1:54
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgium's Afghan asylum seekers refuse to go home
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Kabul restaurant attack 'kills 14'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 23:04
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomb and gun attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital kills at least 14 people, including an IMF representative.
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Defiant Taliban eye return to power

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 18:03

An Afghan Taliban spokesman tells the BBC it is "confident of victory" over Nato-led forces, amid scepticism about the militants' ability to make a comeback.
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VIDEO: 'Confident of victory': Taliban interview

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 17:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

In a rare interview with the BBC, the Taliban tell the BBC's John Simpson that they will retake control of Afghanistan when British and US troops leave at the end of 2014.
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Atheist given religious asylum in UK

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Afghan citizen is granted asylum in the UK for religious reasons, because he is an atheist.
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Afghan 'suicide girl' reveals ordeal

Monday, January 13th 2014, 3:01

An Afghan girl tells the BBC how her family ordered her to wear a suicide vest and attack a police checkpoint in Helmand province.
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AUDIO: Afghan girl's family 'forced attack'

Monday, January 13th 2014, 1:17

A young Afghan girl found wearing a suicide vest has told the BBC how her family tried to force her to attack a police checkpoint.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan's new entrepreneurs

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 8:46
related places: Kabul

The BBC's Caroline Wyatt reports from Kabul's old city on the hopeful signs in Afghanistan, despite the scars of decades of war.
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US 'concern' over Afghan releases

Friday, January 10th 2014, 3:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington expresses concern about a plan by the Afghan government to release scores of prisoners considered by the US to be dangerous.
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Afghan Taliban prisoners to be freed

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 22:47
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan says it will release scores of prisoners regarded by the US as a security threat, saying there is insufficient evidence against them.
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VIDEO: UK troops' last year in Afghanistan

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 18:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

UK and US troops are in their final year in Afghanistan and are due to leave by the end of December.
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Afghan 'suicide girl' may go home

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 12:18

The Afghan authorities say a girl whose brother allegedly sent her on a suicide mission may be returned to her family, despite her plea for a new home.
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Ex-Pentagon chief criticises Obama

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 15:08
related countries: United States United States

In a new memoir, former US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates lambasts President Obama's handling of the Afghan war.
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Afghan girl with suicide vest held

Monday, January 6th 2014, 13:28

An Afghan girl as young as eight has been detained wearing a suicide vest in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Female official killed in Herat

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 16:14
related places: Herat

Gunmen in Afghanistan have killed a senior female official in the western city of Herat, police say.
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Soldier killed in Afghanistan named

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 16:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier killed in Afghanistan two days before Christmas is named as Captain Richard Holloway, 29, of The Royal Engineers.
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Army boss in Taliban attacks warning

Friday, December 27th 2013, 13:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The head of the British army warns the Taliban could re-take lost territory after UK troops leave Afghanistan, but says he is "extremely proud" of the Army's work.
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VIDEO: Christmas at Camp Bastion

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 8:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some 5,000 British service personnel are spending Christmas in Afghanistan, along with tens of thousands of other international forces.
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VIDEO: Asia's Christmas Day celebrations

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 5:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Christmas Day is being celebrated by people in countries across Asia, including Pakistan, Cambodia and Afghanistan.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 20:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Royal Engineers soldier is killed after coming under enemy fire in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence say.
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Afghans set up Belgium protest camp

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 2:30
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Mons

Hundreds of Afghan asylum seekers set up a protest camp in the Belgian town of Mons, demanding to meet Prime Minister Elio di Rupo.
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Afghan general warns over pact delay

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 15:04
related countries: United States United States

A top Afghan general tells the BBC his country may be dangerously exposed if a security pact with the US on its military withdrawal is not signed soon.
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PM sends Christmas message to troops

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 22:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron praises the "service and heroism" of British soldiers in Afghanistan and reiterates his pledge to bring them home by the end of 2014.
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Acquitted murder trial Marines named

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 17:39

Two Royal Marines who were acquitted of the murder of an injured insurgent in Afghanistan have been publicly named for the first time.
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Two tales of brutality to women in Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 6:58

The Afghan woman who got away - and the one who didn't
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US soldiers killed in Afghan crash

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 15:29

Six American soldiers are killed in a crash involving an aircraft in southern Afghanistan, says the Nato-led Isaf coalition.
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What kind of Afghanistan will foreign forces leave?

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 12:15

What kind of Afghanistan do foreign forces leave behind?
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VIDEO: PM hails Afghan 'mission accomplished'

Monday, December 16th 2013, 22:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that British troops can leave Afghanistan in 2014 with "heads held high" after a "job very well done".
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UK Afghan mission accomplished - PM

Monday, December 16th 2013, 21:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK troops can come home from Afghanistan in 2014 knowing that their mission has been accomplished, David Cameron says on a pre-Christmas visit to the country.
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Australia troops leave Afghan base

Monday, December 16th 2013, 4:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia closes its main military base in Afghanistan and its last combat troops withdraw from Uruzgan province.
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Marine not a murderer, says wife

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 18:59

The wife of a marine convicted of murdering an Afghan national in 2011 says her husband was acting under the extreme pressure of conflict.
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Afghan capital blast 'an accident'

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 6:42
related places: Kabul

A powerful explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul, was an accident at a depot for unexploded ordinance, Afghan officials say.
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US veteran aims to be Afghan sole trader

Monday, December 9th 2013, 0:13
related countries: United States United States

The US veteran and his flip-flop factory for Afghanistan
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Life along the Afghan ring road

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 2:23

Beauty and risk on a journey around Afghanistan
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Marine jailed for Afghan murder

Friday, December 6th 2013, 16:37

Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman has been sentenced to life in prison by a court martial for murdering an insurgent in Afghanistan.
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Convicted Marine sergeant named

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 17:11

A Royal Marine who murdered an injured insurgent in Afghanistan is named as Sgt Alexander Blackman, after the High Court lifted an anonymity order.
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VIDEO: Afghan concerns over security

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 7:48

Personal safety and growing fears about corruption and unemployment dominate the concerns of most Afghans, according to a survey published by the Asia Foundation, which helps to shape international policy on Afghanistan.
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US halts shipments from Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 0:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US military halts its ground cargo shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan because of the risk to drivers after protests over US drone strikes.
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VIDEO: One-way trade route in Afghanistan

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 19:07
related countries: United States United States

The United States is threatening to pull out of a security pact with Afghanistan unless it is signed by the end of the year - without the pact trade routes could be threatened.
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Afghan police killed by truck bomb

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 6:55

At least four Afghan policemen are killed after a suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into a police base, officials say.
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Sharif vow on Afghan Taliban talks

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 14:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promises help to facilitate talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, during a visit to Kabul.
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Karzai condemns 'deadly US strike'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 7:36
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemns a US air strike that killed a small child and injured two women in southern Helmand province.
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VIDEO: Pakistan militants a growing threat?

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 1:05

As Nato forces prepare to leave Afghanistan, the Taliban remains a threat and another militant group in the region also continues to cause concern.
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VIDEO: Pakistan protests block Nato supplies

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 8:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Nato, Peshawar

Protests against US drone strikes in Pakistan have begun targeting a border crossing near Peshawar - a key supply route for Nato troops in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan protesters block Nato route

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 7:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Protesters in Pakistan block the main supply route for provisions destined for Nato troops in Afghanistan over the contentious issue of drone strikes.
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Karzai stands by US deal delay

Monday, November 25th 2013, 22:38
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan president refuses to back down on his decision not to sign a key security deal in a meeting with the US national security adviser.
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VIDEO: Nato trucks blocked in Pakistan

Monday, November 25th 2013, 15:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Protesters in north-west Pakistan have been stopping vehicles on the main Nato supply route into Afghanistan, in an effort to stop provisions reaching troops.
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Afghans urge US pact deal this year

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 10:34
related countries: United States United States

A security pact with the US is backed by Afghan elders who call for it to be signed this year rather than delayed as President Karzai wants.
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US-Afghan clash on pact timetable

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 11:35
related countries: United States United States

The US says a new, post-2014 security deal with Afghanistan should be signed by the end of the year - conflicting with views of the Afghan president.
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Obama pledge as Afghan pact debated

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 19:23
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama writes a letter vowing to respect Afghanistan's sovereignty, as Afghan elders debate a crucial post-2014 security pact.
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Loya Jirga debates US-Afghan pact

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 12:10
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan president urges an assembly of tribal elders to back a new security deal with the US, which he says would see 15,000 foreign troops stay in the country after 2014.
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Afghan-US security deal 'finalised'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 22:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

The US says it has reached agreement with Afghan officials on the text of a deal paving the way for some US troops to remain after 2014.
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Afghan refugees 'abused in Iran'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 6:42
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch accuses Iran of failing to protect Afghan refugees from abuse.
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Afghan-US deal strikes impasse

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 5:58
related countries: United States United States

US and Afghan officials give conflicting reports of a compromise designed to save a security deal that will allow US forces to remain in Afghanistan after next year.
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The 'dissenting' clerics killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 2:03

Militants silence hundreds of Afghan religious scholars
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Afghan-US security deal at impasse

Monday, November 18th 2013, 22:06
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan government rejects a key proposal of a security agreement with the US, putting the deal in doubt days before tribal leaders consider it.
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Killed Afghans 'had helped police'

Monday, November 18th 2013, 14:46

Six men whose bodies were found over the weekend in southern Afghanistan had helped with police work, local officials say.
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Deadly suicide bombing hits Kabul

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 19:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

At least 10 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul near a compound where an Afghan-US security pact is to be debated.
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VIDEO: Will Afghanistan descend into civil war?

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 11:57

Documentary photographer Robert Nickelsberg talks to the BBC about the more than three decades he has spent covering conflicts in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Afghan opium yield at record level

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 15:39

Afghan opium cultivation has reached record levels, with more than 200,000 hectares planted with the poppy, according to the United Nations.
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Afghan opium harvest at record high

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 7:41

Afghan opium cultivation reaches a record level, with more than 200,000 hectares planted with the poppy for the first time, a UN report says.
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UK warns over Afghanistan commitment

Monday, November 11th 2013, 19:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain will be forced to end its long-term military commitment to Afghanistan unless its government signs a security agreement with international forces, the defence secretary warns.
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Marine murder leniency call 'wrong'

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 13:03

The armed forces should not request leniency when a Royal Marine is sentenced for murdering an Afghan insurgent, the chief of the defence staff says.
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Afghan forces up for the fight in Kunar valley

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 4:05

Remote valley may be a post-2014 template for Afghan army
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Murder 'must not besmirch marines'

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 12:49

The PM says a Royal Marine's conviction for murdering an Afghan should not "besmirch" the organisation, as an ex-commander urges sentencing clemency.
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