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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: 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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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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