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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.

World news related to Afghanistan – overview

Afghanistan: news

MoD names two dead UK soldiers

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 18:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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VIDEO: Afghan boxer wins Kabul match

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 17:33
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Kabul

Millions of Afghans have watched a German-born Afghan win the country's first professional men's boxing match in the capital Kabul
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Civilians killed by Afghan bomb

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 13:09

A roadside bomb in the southern Afghan province of Helmand kills at least 10 civilians, officials say, most of them women and children.
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UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 23:12

Two British soldiers have been shot dead at a checkpoint in Afghanistan by a man wearing a local police uniform, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Afghan wins Kabul boxing match

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 21:38

An Afghan boxer wins the country's first professional men's boxing match, with millions across the country watching the victory live on television.
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Afghan key vote date is announced

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 18:37

The Afghan Election Commission says the presidential election will be on 5 April 2014, ending speculation the vote may have been held before then.
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Afghanistan's first female rapper upbeat on future

Monday, October 29th 2012, 9:58

Afghanistan's first female rapper upbeat about the future
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Kandahar: Assassination capital of Afghanistan

Monday, October 29th 2012, 0:11
related places: Kandahar

Kandahar, the assassination capital of Afghanistan
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Events support charged marines

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 12:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Events are taking place across the UK in support of five Royal Marines charged with murder over an incident in Afghanistan last year.
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Troop deaths 'not friendly fire'

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 14:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Royal Marine and an Army medic who died in Afghanistan were not killed by British forces, an initial Ministry of Defence report says.
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Afghan mosque blast kills dozens

Friday, October 26th 2012, 11:53

At least 41 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack at a mosque in northern Afghanistan, officials say.
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NZ to resettle Afghan translators

Friday, October 26th 2012, 7:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand says it has offered to resettle 23 Afghan interpreters and their families who fear being targeted by the Taliban after troops leave.
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Doubts over 'viable' Afghanistan

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 11:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK might have to recognise that creating a viable state in Afghanistan is not achievable, an influential group of MPs says.
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Two British deaths in Afghanistan

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 8:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Royal Marine and a female soldier have been killed while on patrol in Afghanistan - the woman is the third who has died since the conflict began.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan's first national park opens

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 1:14

Afghanistan has opened its first ever national park and is preparing for the day when tourists might visit to marvel at its spectacular scenery, archaeological treasures and wildlife.
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Protecting Afghanistan’s environment and tourist future

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 23:08

Afghan tourist hope faces new threat - climate change
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Afghan forces die in gun battle

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 19:25
related places: Herat

At least 10 Afghan security personnel are killed in a gun battle with Taliban insurgents in the western province of Herat, officials say.
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VIDEO: Afghan minister: Nato exit 'difficult'

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 12:28

Afghanistan's Deputy Foreign Minister, Jawad Ludin, discusses the rise of green on blue attacks and security. He tells Stephen Sackut that the Nato withdrawal of 2014 will be a 'difficult and challenging milestone'.
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Six Afghan police killed in south

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 12:35

Six Afghan policemen are killed after being attacked by colleagues in Helmand province - in a checkpoint attack claimed by the Taliban.
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Afghan wedding party hit by bomb

Friday, October 19th 2012, 13:16
related places: Balkh

At least 18 people, mostly women and children, are killed by a roadside bomb as they travel to a wedding in Balkh province, northern Afghanistan.
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Car bomb injures Afghan soldiers

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 9:23

At least 45 Afghan soldiers are injured by a suicide car bomb at a joint Afghan-Nato military outpost in eastern Paktia province.
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Afghan girls' education praised

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 17:49

Afghanistan has overcome more obstacles than any other country in its efforts to educate girls, a Unesco report has found.
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Nato 'regret' over Afghan deaths

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 15:56

Nato forces in Afghanistan express regret over the deaths of "three innocent Afghan civilians" during an operation against insurgents on Sunday.
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Five marines charged with murder

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 19:37

Five Royal Marines are charged with murder in connection with an incident in Afghanistan in 2011, the MoD confirms.
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Viewpoint: Strategy shift for smooth Afghan transition

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 0:08

Strategies for a smooth transition in 2014
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Bomb targets Afghan intelligence

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 14:36
related places: Kandahar

Several people are killed as a suicide attacker bombs an Afghan intelligence office in Kandahar province.
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Marines held in murder inquiry

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Seven Royal Marines have been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to an incident in Afghanistan in 2011, the Ministry of Defence says.
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US warns of 'Afghan fraud' risks

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

Nato troops in Afghanistan have been exposed to greater risk of Taliban bomb attacks because of fraud, a US government agency alleges.
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Successes and challenges in Afghan girls' education

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 12:34

How Afghanistan is educating its young women
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VIDEO: Brighter future for Afghan girls?

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 6:29

More than three million girls in Afghanistan are now receiving some form of education - a sign of the country's changing attitudes towards women.
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Nato appoints supreme commander

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 13:03
related countries: United States United States

Nato names US General John Allen as its new Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, leaving his role as head of Nato-led forces in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Kabul restaurant for former drug addicts

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 18:23
related places: Kabul

An Afghan woman has opened a restaurant in Kabul staffed by former drug addicts.
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Afghanistan 'heading for crisis'

Monday, October 8th 2012, 14:30

A new report on Afghanistan warns that the departure of Nato forces in 2014 could be followed by the government's collapse and even civil war.
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Afghanistan's 'green on blue' crisis

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 23:41

The collapse of trust between troops in Afghanistan
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VIDEO: Kabul rocks to alternative music

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 8:57
related places: Kabul

For the second year running, Kabul is playing host to an alternative music festival - 'Sound Central'.
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Suicide bombing rocks Afghan city

Monday, October 1st 2012, 14:22

A suicide bomber has killed at least 20 people, three of them Nato soldiers, in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say.
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US toll in Afghan war hits 2,000

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 21:32

A checkpoint shooting in Afghanistan brings to 2,000 the number of US soldiers to have died in the conflict.
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VIDEO: Afghan war: 2,000 US troops killled

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 18:54
related countries: United States United States

A checkpoint shooting in eastern Afghanistan has taken the US military's death toll in the war past 2,000.
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VIDEO: Trust eroded by Afghan forces attacks

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 9:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The deaths of two British soldiers in Afghanistan last weekend brings the number of UK military personnel killed by local Afghan forces to nine this year.
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US Marines charged in urine video

Monday, September 24th 2012, 19:55
related countries: United States United States

Two US Marines are referred for trial over a video showing troops urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, the US military says.
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Inside Camp Bastion

Monday, September 24th 2012, 16:17

Explore the military fortress in the Afghan desert
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VIDEO: Aftermath of Camp Bastion attack

Monday, September 24th 2012, 14:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The BBC has learnt more about the four hour firefight inside one of the largest NATO bases in Afghanistan. British and US soldiers battled against insurgents wearing US army uniforms inside Camp Bastion, in Helmand province.
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Deals boost Chinese-Afghan ties

Sunday, September 23rd 2012, 14:06
related countries: China China
related places: Kabul

China and Afghanistan sign a range of economic and security agreements after a surprise visit to Kabul from China's domestic security chief.
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Afghanistan death soldier named

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 22:42

A serviceman who died at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, is named as Sergeant Jonathan Eric Kups, of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
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Afghans ban Pakistan newspapers

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 9:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Afghanistan bans all newspapers from Pakistan saying they are "a propaganda resource" for Taliban militants.
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Soldier dies in shooting incident

Friday, September 21st 2012, 20:34

A soldier from 28 Engineer Regiment has been killed in a shooting incident at an allied base in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Wright 99 fires England through

Friday, September 21st 2012, 17:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Luke Wright hits 99 not out as England begin their World Twenty20 defence with a 116-run win over Afghanistan.
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'Surge' troops leave Afghanistan

Friday, September 21st 2012, 7:53
related countries: United States United States

The last of 33,000 extra US soldiers sent to Afghanistan by President Barack Obama more than three years ago have left, the Pentagon says.
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Soldier has baby in Afghanistan

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 12:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A team of doctors has flown out to Afghanistan after a British servicewoman gave birth to a boy at Camp Bastion, having not realised she was pregnant.
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Karzai sacks governor of Helmand

Thursday, September 20th 2012, 10:21

Afghan President Hamid Karzai sacks Helmand Governor Gulab Mangal as part of a series of sweeping political changes.
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India beat spirited Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 17:18

India work hard to overcome a spirited Afghanistan side by 23 runs in their opening match at the World Twenty20.
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Edinburgh woman killed in bombing

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 14:50

An Edinburgh woman was among 12 people killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan on Tuesday, it has emerged.
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VIDEO: Afghan women take to cricket pitch

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 21:14

As sport in Afghanistan continues to emerge from years of Taliban suppression, a newly formed women’s cricket team has high hopes for the future.
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Nato Afghan patrol curb 'prudent'

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 17:17

The head of Nato says Isaf's move to scale back joint operations with Afghan troops after an increase in insider attacks is "prudent and temporary".
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Nato curbs Afghan joint patrols

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 15:38

Nato restricts operations with Afghan forces following a string of deadly attacks on its personnel by rogue Afghan security forces.
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Hague downplays Nato Afghan move

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 13:19

Foreign Secretary William Hague insists Nato's decision to scale down joint patrols with Afghan forces will have a "minimal" impact on UK strategy.
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Suicide bomber targets Kabul bus

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 9:47
related places: Kabul

A female suicide bomber hits a minibus carrying foreigners near the Afghan capital Kabul, killing up to 12 people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Sri Lanka braced for Twenty20

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 8:39
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The cricket Twenty20 World Cup begins in Sri Lanka with teams from Afghanistan to the West Indies taking part
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VIDEO: Nato restricts Afghan operations

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 8:36

Nato says it is to restrict operations with Afghan troops following a string of deadly attacks on its personnel by rogue Afghan security forces
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Afghan insider attacks downplayed

Monday, September 17th 2012, 14:52
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta describes insider attacks on coalition troops in Afghanistan as the "last gasp" of the Taliban.
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Violent film protests in Kabul

Monday, September 17th 2012, 6:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

More than 1,000 people stage an angry protest near US and Nato buildings in the Afghan capital, firing guns and setting police vehicles alight.
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Dead Afghanistan soldiers named

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 23:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan by a rogue policeman are named by the MoD as Sgt Gareth Thursby and Pte Thomas Wroe.
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Nato strike kills Afghan women

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 17:01
related places: Laghman

At least eight women have died in an air strike in the eastern Afghan province of Laghman, local officials say - Nato concedes civilians may have died.
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UK soldiers' killer faked injury

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 14:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The killer of two British soldiers shot in Afghanistan on Saturday lured them to his side with a fake injury before firing on them, the BBC understands.
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Two soldiers dead in Afghanistan

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 10:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers have been shot dead in Afghanistan by a man wearing a local police uniform, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Four dead in rogue Afghan attack

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 9:47

Four Nato soldiers in Afghanistan have been killed by a suspected Afghan police officer, Nato says - the second such attack in 24 hours.
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VIDEO: The world's most dangerous golf course?

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 23:07
related places: Kabul

A round on one of world's most dangerous golf courses - in Kabul
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VIDEO: Prince at attacked Afghan base

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 21:55
related countries: United States United States

The Taliban has attacked a base in southern Afghanistan where Prince Harry is stationed, killing two US marines.
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