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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: 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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What 2012 has meant for Afghanistan

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 1:11

What 2012 has meant for Afghanistan
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Afghan blast families sue Germany

Friday, December 28th 2012, 15:39
related countries: Germany Germany

Families of dozens of Afghan civilians killed in a 2009 airstrike sue the German government for 3.3m euros (£2.7m; $4.3m) in damages.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan's new form of justice

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 7:22

A new form of justice is beginning to take hold in Afghanistan, even in the troubled province of Helmand.
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Bomber targets US base in Khost

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 7:56
related countries: United States United States

A suicide car bomber kills at least three people near a US military base in in the south-eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say.
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Kabul police killer 'is Iranian'

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 14:08
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Kabul

A female officer who killed a US civilian aide at the police headquarters in Kabul is an Iranian national, Afghan authorities say.
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UK troops to enjoy festive lunch

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 4:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

All British service personnel serving in Afghanistan will fed a traditional Christmas lunch after a major logistical effort by the military.
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Afghan 'rogue' attacks kill six

Monday, December 24th 2012, 16:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

A Nato adviser is shot dead by a woman police officer in Kabul, as five Afghan policemen are killed in a separate "rogue" attack in the north.
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VIDEO: Fire sweeps through Kabul market

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 12:37
related places: Kabul

At least six hundred shops have been destroyed by a fire which swept through a market in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Fire sweeps through Kabul market

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 3:28
related places: Kabul

Hundreds of shops are destroyed as a fire sweeps through a market and money exchange in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Could mineral wealth transform Afghan economy?

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 0:54

Could mineral wealth transform the Afghan economy?
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Afghan campaign a success - PM

Friday, December 21st 2012, 7:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troops in Afghanistan have paid a "high price" but their efforts have been a success, PM David Cameron has said on a pre-Christmas visit to UK bases.
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Marine sentenced for urine video

Friday, December 21st 2012, 1:13
related countries: United States United States

A US Marine is reduced in ranks and forfeits $500 pay after admitting urinating on the body of a dead Afghan combatant.
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US soldier 'faces death penalty'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 20:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in March could face the death penalty if found guilty of murder, the US Army says.
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VIDEO: Afghans face struggle for divorce

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 19:42

Obtaining a divorce in Afghanistan is a difficult process when most couples chose to marry in the traditional way of giving their verbal consent rather than signing a legal document.
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3,800 UK troops to leave Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 13:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs that nearly 4,000 British troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan next year.
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VIDEO: Blast kills one in Kabul

Monday, December 17th 2012, 12:45
related places: Kabul

At least one person has been killed in an explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Afghan landmine blast kills girls

Monday, December 17th 2012, 12:45

At least nine young girls are killed and two others injured in a landmine explosion in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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US soldier dies in Afghan attack

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 17:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kandahar

A US soldier has been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a Nato airbase outside the Afghan city of Kandahar.
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VIDEO: Judge 'demands bribe for divorce'

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 22:41

An Afghan judge has been secretly taped while allegedly demanding a $2,000 bribe or a marriage from a young woman seeking his help in her divorce case.
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Afghan judge 'bribe demand taped'

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 12:59

A top judge in Afghanistan is secretly recorded making demands for money and marriage from a woman seeking his help in her divorce case.
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Women 'failed' by Afghan justice

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 8:26

Despite some progress, Afghan women victims of violence are still being failed by the justice system, a UN report finds.
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Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 2:46
related countries: United States United States

A US Navy Seal killed during a mission to rescue a doctor kidnapped by the Taliban was a member of the famed Seal Team Six, US officials say.
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VIDEO: Women join Afghan special forces

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 2:17

A group of female soldiers has been trained to join the Afghan military's elite special forces.
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Afghan officials die in attacks

Monday, December 10th 2012, 9:05

An official in charge of women's affairs and an Afghan provincial police chief have been killed in separate attacks, officials say.
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US soldier dies in Afghan rescue

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 23:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

A US commando was killed during a mission to rescue an American doctor kidnapped by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, the White House has said.
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US doctor rescued in Afghanistan

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 9:56
related countries: United States United States

A US doctor abducted by the Taliban in east Afghanistan is freed in a joint US and Afghan operation that killed seven captors, officials say.
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Afghanistan's growing demand for plastic surgery

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 0:34

How Afghan doctors turned their skills to plastic surgery
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Bomber wounds Afghan spy chief

Friday, December 7th 2012, 1:54
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan's intelligence service head Asadullah Khalid is wounded in a Taliban bomb attack in the capital, Kabul.
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Viewpoint: Pakistan military pushing for Afghan talks

Friday, December 7th 2012, 1:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan military's policy shift on Afghanistan 'opens path to peace'
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VIDEO: Afghan women speak out on sexual abuse

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 19:59

Afghan women have previously been wary about reporting sexual crimes but now more and more of them are stepping forward to seek justice.
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Taliban target US Afghan base

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 11:59
related countries: United States United States

Taliban suicide bombers have killed four Afghan soldiers and wounded Nato troops in an attack on a joint US-Afghan airbase in eastern Afghanistan.
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Afghan captives in 'torture risk'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 14:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

People detained by UK forces in Afghanistan cannot be transferred to Afghan custody at present, over fears of ill treatment, the defence secretary tells the High Court.
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Afghan roadside bomb kills five

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 11:20

At least five members of a family, including women and children, are killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province.
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Arrests for Afghan girl beheading

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 18:21

Police in northern Afghanistan have arrested two men accused of beheading a girl after her father rejected a marriage proposal for her, officials say.
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Afghan bank inquiry 'was tainted'

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 11:39

Afghan politicians interfered in a $900m banking fraud inquiry, a report claims, after a leaked audit said members of the political elite stole the money.
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At the mercy of Afghanistan's warlords

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 0:18

At the mercy of a feudal warlord in rural Afghanistan
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VIDEO: Kabul Bank fraud 'profited elite'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 16:51

Afghanistan's failed Kabul Bank was involved in a fraud that funnelled almost $900m into the pockets of a small number of the political elite, an independent auditors' report says.
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Kabul Bank fraud 'profited elite'

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 12:58

Afghanistan's failed Kabul Bank was involved in a fraud that funnelled almost $900m to a small number of the political elite, a leaked auditors' report says.
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VIDEO: Roadworks bring traffic chaos to Kabul

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 10:19
related places: Kabul

Works to improve roads and drains in Kabul have led to disruption for many drivers in the city.
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DJ to broadcast from Afghanistan

Monday, November 26th 2012, 17:40

Greg James is to host his Radio 1 afternoon show from the country for five days from Monday 10 December.
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The chequered tale of the Taliban 'boy commander'

Monday, November 26th 2012, 11:55

The boy commander jailed by both sides in Afghanistan's conflict
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VIDEO: Giant photos pop-up on Afghan streets

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 0:59
related places: Kabul

Pop-up snapshots on the streets of Kabul
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'Two die' in Afghan suicide blast

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 7:33

At least two people are killed and dozens injured after a suicide car bomber launches an attack in Afghanistan's Wardak province, officials say.
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Dismay over new Afghan executions

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 17:02

Human rights groups criticise Afghanistan for hanging 14 people in two days after a virtual moratorium on executions for years.
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Three dead in Kabul suicide bomb

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 8:31
related places: Kabul

Two Afghan security guards are killed by a suicide bomber in a heavily-guarded area of Kabul home to foreign embassies and Nato HQ, police say.
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Afghan opium harvest 'down sharply'

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 15:45

Opium production in Afghanistan has dropped by a third, according to a UN report, even as the amount of land devoted to opium production went up.
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Bond star in UK Afghan base visit

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 18:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Bond star Daniel Craig surprises UK troops serving at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan with a visit as they prepare to watch the 007 latest film, Skyfall.
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Bomb kills Afghan wedding guests

Friday, November 16th 2012, 15:52

A roadside bomb in western Afghanistan kills 17 people travelling in a wedding party. Most of the victims are women and children
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Withdraw UK troops now - Ashdown

Friday, November 16th 2012, 11:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain should pull its troops out from Afghanistan as quickly as decently possible, former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown says.
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Pakistan releases Afghan Taliban

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 16:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Pakistan has freed 13 mid-level members of the Afghan Taliban as part of apparent efforts to encourage peace moves, Afghan officials say.
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Pakistan agrees Taliban releases

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 15:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, Taliban

Pakistan agrees to free several jailed Afghan Taliban officials during talks with Afghan peace negotiators in Islamabad, officials say.
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VIDEO: Death sought in US soldier case

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 6:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

US military prosecutors demand the death penalty for Sgt Robert Bales, who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan in March.
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Death sought in US soldier case

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 5:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

US military prosecutors demand the death penalty for Sgt Robert Bales, who is accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan in March.
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VIDEO: Petraeus scandal engulfs US general

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 19:44
related countries: United States United States

The top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is being investigated in connection with the scandal surrounding the former CIA director David Petraeus.
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Petraeus scandal engulfs general

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 16:42

The Pentagon is investigating its top commander in Afghanistan for "inappropriate" emails to a woman in the Petraeus scandal, officials say.
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VIDEO: Cigarette papers 'halted Afghan battles'

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 12:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

While many are pessimistic about Afghanistan's future when British and US troops leave in 2014, the director of the Royal United Services Institute has brighter hopes for its future.
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One dead in Kabul rocket attack

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 8:01
related places: Kabul

At least one person is killed after militants fire rockets into the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Karzai for more India investment

Monday, November 12th 2012, 10:04
related countries: India India

Afghan President Hamid Karzai calls for greater Indian investment in Afghanistan during talks with PM Manmohan Singh in Delhi.
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UK soldier dies in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 22:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has been killed by an individual wearing an Afghan army uniform, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Afghan attack kills newborn baby

Sunday, November 11th 2012, 14:23

A mother and her newborn baby were among six people killed when a roadside bomb explodes in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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VIDEO: Marines prepare Helmand withdrawal

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 17:05

As the Nato withdrawal from Afghanistan gathers pace, some 500 service personnel are preparing to leave by the end of the year - but before then, Royal Marines continue to mentor local police and army recruits.
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Afghanistan bombings 'kill 20'

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 16:52
related places: Laghman

At least 20 people, including 12 civilians, have been killed in four separate militant attacks in the south and east of Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan policeman jailed for rape

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 15:25

An Afghan policeman is sentenced to 16 years in jail for raping a young woman whose case drew international attention after she reported the attack.
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US soldier in court over massacre

Monday, November 5th 2012, 22:49
related countries: United States United States

Preliminary hearings begin for US soldier Sgt Robert Bales who is accused of killing 16 civilians, including nine children, in Afghanistan.
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