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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

Karzai rebuke to US: What angered Afghan leader?

Monday, March 18th 2013, 11:38
related countries: United States United States

What lies behind Afghan leader's stinging rebuke to US?
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Huge bomb defused in Afghan capital

Friday, March 15th 2013, 12:34
related places: Kabul

A truck bomb containing nearly eight tonnes of explosives is defused in Kabul, intelligence officials say.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan's tank graveyards

Friday, March 15th 2013, 0:03

As Nato plans the drawdown of its forces from Afghanistan, some wonder whether they will dump military hardware there as the Soviet army did.
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Karzai talk 'put Nato lives at risk'

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 15:27
related countries: United States United States

US and Nato troops in Afghanistan face greater risks after an "inflammatory speech" by President Hamid Karzai, Nato's top commander warns.
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Bomber attacks Afghan sports fans

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 16:16

A suicide bomber kills at least seven people in an attack on spectators at a buzkashi sports event in north-east Afghanistan.
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Five dead in Afghan helicopter crash

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 3:28

Five Americans from the Nato-led foreign forces in Afghanistan die in a helicopter crash blamed on a rainstorm, the US says.
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US troops killed in 'insider attack'

Monday, March 11th 2013, 14:59
related countries: United States United States

Two US soldiers and a number of Afghan troops are shot dead in the latest "insider attack" by a member of the Afghan security forces.
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Karzai rebuke for US and Taliban

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 20:45
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai issues a stinging rebuke to the US and Taliban, saying both are guilty of sowing fears for post-2014 Afghanistan.
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Deadly bomb attack on Kabul ministry

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 7:56
related places: Kabul

At least nine people die as a suicide bomber attacks the Afghan defence ministry in Kabul, during a visit to the city by the new US Pentagon chief.
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Pentagon's new chief in Afghan trip

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 5:45

Chuck Hagel makes first trip as Pentagon chief to Afghanistan
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Meeting Afghanistan's 'invisible' first lady

Friday, March 8th 2013, 1:38

The backseat life of Afghanistan's first lady
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UK gives £10m to fund Afghan mining

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 6:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is to spend £10m over three years to help Afghanistan exploit its huge natural resources, the prime minister announces.
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Bodies of Afghan troops handed over

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 16:39

The bullet-riddled bodies of 16 Afghan soldiers killed by the Taliban in the north-eastern province of Badakhshan have been handed over to officials.
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Soviet soldier found in Afghanistan

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 20:02
related places: Herat

A Soviet soldier who went missing in Afghanistan nearly 33 years ago is found living with Afghans in the western province of Herat.
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Kabul Bank chiefs jailed for fraud

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 11:36

Two former chiefs of Afghanistan's Kabul Bank are sentenced to five years in jail for the multi-million dollar fraud that almost led to its collapse in 2010.
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Afghan graffiti artist makes her mark in India

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 0:30
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Afghan graffiti artist finds refuge in Mumbai
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Nato apology for Afghan boys' deaths

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 17:13

The Nato-led Isaf force apologises for the deaths of two young Afghan boys, killed when a coalition helicopter fired mistaking them for insurgents.
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Chuck Hagel stirs up India-US storm over Afghanistan

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 12:45
related countries: India India, United States United States

Andrew North on a row that sheds light on India-US ties
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Attack on Afghan police kills 17

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 12:18
related places: Ghazni

An overnight attack by insurgents on an Afghan police post in Ghazni province leaves 11 police officers and six others dead.
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Nato admits Taliban figures 'error'

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 17:38
related countries: United States United States

US-led military forces in Afghanistan admit that an "error" led them to mistakenly claim a fall in Taliban attacks last year.
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VIDEO: Burqa business in decline in Kabul

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 17:14
related places: Kabul

Burqa traders in the Afghan capital Kabul are reporting a decline in business, with some going bust altogether
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AUDIO: Afghan police abuse 'should be a warning'

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 8:32

Abuse by Afghan police in part of Helmand province has been uncovered by Panorama, which broadcast the story on BBC1 last night. Major Richard Streatfeild, now returned from the army, and Rory Stewart, a Conservative MP with a long-standing interest
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VIDEO: Corruption inside Afghan police bases

Monday, February 25th 2013, 9:22

The BBC's current affairs programme, Panorama, has uncovered evidence of criminality and corruption among Afghan police officers during visits to bases in Helmand province.
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Corruption rife in Helmand police

Monday, February 25th 2013, 2:05

Crime and corruption among Afghan police force in Helmand
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VIDEO: In line of fire with US Marines

Monday, February 25th 2013, 0:04
related countries: United States United States

BBC Panorama has uncovered evidence of corruption and criminality among the Afghan police force in Helmand province.
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US forces 'must leave' Afghan region

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 16:37
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan president orders US special forces out of Wardak province, over claims Afghans working for them are involved in torture and disappearances.
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US denies Afghanistan troops claim

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 14:50
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rejects Germany's claim that he confirmed the number of US troops to stay in Afghanistan after Nato's exit.
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Dunford faces challenges as Isaf head

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 2:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Marine

Meet the Marine who may lead the US out of Afghanistan
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Gay Afghan defies tradition to expose identity

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 2:07

Breaking Afghan taboos on homosexuality
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VIDEO: Fall in Afghan civilian casualties

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 21:15

The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan has fallen for the first time in six years, a UN report says.
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Pakistan Taliban commander arrested

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 12:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Prominent Pakistani Taliban commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad is arrested by security forces in eastern Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan civilian casualties fall

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 5:54

The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan has fallen for the first time in six years, a new UN report says, with 2,754 losing their lives.
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Nato accepts Karzai air strike move

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 11:57

Nato says it accepts President Hamid Karzai's order banning Afghan security forces from calling in foreign air strikes in residential areas.
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Karzai limits Nato's Afghan strikes

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 22:26

Afghan security forces are to be banned from calling for foreign air strikes in residential areas, says President Hamid Karzai, in the wake of a raid which killed 10 civilians.
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VIDEO: Women hold global anti-violence protests

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 18:37
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Protesters take to the streets in Afghanistan, Nepal and the Philippines as part of a global campaign to fight for women's rights.
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Nato Afghan air strike 'kills 10'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 13:46

At least 10 civilians, including four children, die in a Nato air strike in the Afghan province of Kunar, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Obama pledges to reignite economy

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 7:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Union

In his State of the Union address US President Obama pledged to revive the economy, called for stricter gun controls and promised America's war in Afghanistan to be over by the end of 2014.
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Obama announces Afghan troop cut

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 7:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Union

President Obama announces in his State of the Union speech that 34,000 US troops will leave Afghanistan by early 2014.
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VIDEO: Obama praises Medal of Honor hero

Monday, February 11th 2013, 20:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honor

US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to a former soldier, saying he prevailed in one of the most intense battles in the Afghan war.
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US veteran receives Medal of Honor

Monday, February 11th 2013, 19:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honor

A former US soldier receives the nation's highest military award for fighting off an attack by hundreds of insurgents on an isolated Afghan base.
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Is the UK abandoning its Afghan interpreters?

Monday, February 11th 2013, 9:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

What will happen to Afghan interpreters when UK troops go?
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VIDEO: 'On road to winning' in Afghanistan

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 18:41
related countries: United States United States

US General Joseph Dunford has assumed command of Nato forces in Afghanistan taking over from General John Allen who says the alliance is on the road to winning the war.
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Isaf 'on road' to Afghan victory

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 9:06

Gen John Allen, the outgoing commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan, says the alliance is on the road to winning the war in the country.
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VIDEO: Isaf 'on road to winning Afghan war'

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 6:15

The outgoing Commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan, Gen John Allen, has said the alliance is on the road to winning the war.
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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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