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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

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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Haqqani joins UN sanctions list

Monday, November 5th 2012, 22:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The UN Security Council's Taliban sanctions committee adds the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, accused of attacks in Afghanistan, to its blacklist.
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Afghan police in 'insider attack'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 14:12

Four Afghan policemen are shot dead by colleagues in Helmand, police say, in what appears to be the latest in a series of insider attacks.
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Victoria Cross for Australia man

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 4:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, Seychelles Seychelles

An Australian soldier is awarded the Victoria Cross for actions of "exceptional courage" to save fellow troops in an Afghan ambush.
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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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