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Pakistanis killed in cross-border fire

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 13:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says seven of its soldiers have been killed in the South Waziristan tribal region by fire from across the border with Afghanistan.
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UK to extend Afghanistan troops' stay

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 12:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to extend the stay of its 450 troops in Afghanistan to the end of next year, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon tells MPs.
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VIDEO: Quake injured treated in hospital

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 12:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

People injured in Monday's earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan are being treated in hospital, as the search for survivors in more remote areas continues.
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Hundreds die in Afghan-Pakistan quake

Monday, October 26th 2015, 20:09
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

More than 260 people are reported killed after a major earthquake hits north-east Afghanistan and Pakistan, with many more injured.
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VIDEO: Moment quake hits Kabul TV studio

Monday, October 26th 2015, 13:04
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

A presenter on Kabul's Ariana TV was forced to leave his desk as an earthquake hit. Tremors have been felt in Pakistan and northern India as well as northern Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: 'Panic and chaos' as quake hits Kabul

Monday, October 26th 2015, 12:58
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

A powerful earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors also felt in Pakistan and northern India.
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Afghan people smuggler 'feels guilt'

Monday, October 26th 2015, 0:13

Afghan people smuggler gives frank account of his motives
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VIDEO: People smuggler: I'm doing a good job

Monday, October 26th 2015, 0:13

People smuggler "Abdul" tells the BBC why he helps people to leave Afghanistan.
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Police investigate Afghan war 'abuse'

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 17:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police launch a criminal investigation into allegations that British soldiers mistreated more than 100 civilians during the war in Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan win landmark ODI series

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 15:15
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Bulawayo

Afghanistan clinch a historic one-day international series win over Zimbabwe after a 73-run victory in Bulawayo.
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Pakistan and Afghanistan: The new Great Game

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 2:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

What is Pakistan's agenda when it comes to Afghanistan?
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Afghan hospital hit 'during IT outage'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 10:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

A key intelligence network used by the US Army was not operational during the recent mistaken attack on a hospital in Afghanistan, says a member of Congress.
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German hostage released in Afghanistan

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 21:02
related countries: Germany Germany

A German aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in August is released and is in good health, her employer says.
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Afghanistan hails US troops extension

Friday, October 16th 2015, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan government welcomes the US's decision to extend its military presence beyond 2016, while the Taliban vows to step up attacks on US troops.
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US to extend Afghan military presence

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 16:20
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama confirms plans to keep 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016, in a shift in policy.
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VIDEO: Obama briefing on troops in Afghanistan

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 14:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama speaks from the White House on his decision keep 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan.
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Taliban kill 19 Afghan policemen

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 18:03

At least 19 Afghan border police officers were killed when Taliban fighters overran their posts in the south of the province, police tell the BBC.
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Taliban admit Kunduz withdrawal

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 17:30
related places: Ghazni

The Afghan Taliban say that they have withdrawn from the strategic city of Kunduz, amid fresh fighting in Ghazni province, further south.
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Two RAF dead in Afghan crash named

Monday, October 12th 2015, 17:16
related places: Kabul

Two RAF airmen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghan capital, Kabul, are named as Flt Lt Geraint Roberts and Flt Lt Alan Scott.
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Five Nato personnel die in Kabul crash

Monday, October 12th 2015, 12:58

Five people, including two RAF personnel, are killed in a helicopter crash in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Heard the one about the minister who got in a 'Kabul Taxi'?

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 23:21

Heard the joke about the Afghan minister who got in a cab?
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UK military convoy attacked in Kabul

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 15:16
related places: Kabul

A convoy of UK military vehicles has been hit by a blast in the Afghan capital, UK officials say, with seven reported injured but no British casualties.
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US to compensate Kunduz strike victims

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 23:52
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon is to pay compensation to victims and families of the 22 people killed in a US airstrike on an MSF hospital in northern Afghanistan.
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Bowe Bergdahl 'shouldn't be jailed'

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 22:54
related countries: United States United States

A hearing in the case of US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, who is accused of desertion in Afghanistan, recommends he be spared jail, his lawyers say.
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MSF demands Kunduz war crimes probe

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 11:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva, Aid

Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres wants a never-used body to investigate the US bombing of its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz.
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Afghan hospital strike 'a mistake'

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 7:04
related countries: United States United States

The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan says an air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz that killed 22 people was a mistake.
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Afghans 'called in' clinic strike - US

Monday, October 5th 2015, 16:11
related countries: United States United States

Afghan forces called in the air strike that hit a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in Kunduz, killing 22 people, a US general says.
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MSF 'disgust' at Afghan hospital claims

Monday, October 5th 2015, 13:45

The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says it is "disgusted" by Afghan government justifications for Saturday's attack on its hospital in Kunduz.
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VIDEO: Kunduz bombing survivors speak to BBC

Monday, October 5th 2015, 6:44

Some of those injured in the bombing of a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, speak to the BBC about their ordeal.
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MSF demands Afghan hospital inquiry

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 16:00
related countries: United States United States

The medical charity MSF urges an independent inquiry into air strikes - thought to have been carried out by US aircraft - that hit its hospital in northern Afghanistan.
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US investigates Afghan hospital bombing

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 3:42
related countries: United States United States

President Obama promises a "full investigation" after suspected US air strikes on an MSF-run hospital kill at least 19 people in northern Afghanistan.
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UN denounces Afghan hospital bombing

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 1:12

Air strikes on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed 19 people were "tragic, inexcusable and possibly even criminal", the UN says.
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VIDEO: UN denounces Kunduz hospital bombing

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 21:54
related countries: United States United States

The UN says the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan, was "tragic, inexcusable and possibly even criminal".
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MSF condemns Afghan hospital bombing

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

Medical charity MSF condemns "in the strongest terms" air strikes on its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, as the death toll rises to 19.
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Air strike kills Afghan medical staff

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 7:59

An air strike hits a clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz, killing at least three medical staff, as Nato admits US forces may have been involved.
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Inzamam named Afghanistan coach

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 17:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Afghanistan appoint former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq as temporary coach for their tour of Zimbabwe.
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Fears for Afghans trapped in Kunduz

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 16:09

Rights groups have expressed concern for civilians trapped in the Afghan city of Kunduz, as the government accuses the Taliban of crimes against humanity.
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VIDEO: Kunduz witness: 'No Afghan troops here'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 15:09

Rights groups have expressed concern for the large numbers of civilians trapped in the Afghan city of Kunduz, amid fierce fighting between the Taliban and government troops.
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Fierce clashes for control of Kunduz

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 7:26

Explosions and gunfire have been reported in Kunduz as Afghan government forces try to drive out Taliban fighters who seized the northern city earlier this week.
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VIDEO: Battle for Kunduz 'not yet won'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 6:54

Fighting is continuing between Afghan forces and the Taliban in parts of Afghanistan's northern city of Kunduz, despite government claims that it had regained control of the city.
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Eleven dead in Afghan Hercules crash

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 3:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Jalalabad

At least 11 people die, including six US troops, after a US C-130 Hercules aircraft crashes at an airport in Afghanistan, the US military confirms.
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Afghan forces claim Kunduz control

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:13

Afghan officials say they have regained control of key areas of the northern city of Kunduz, several days after it was seized by the Taliban.
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Taliban tighten grip on key Afghan city

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 21:52

Taliban fighters seize a military hilltop site in Kunduz, defying efforts by Afghan and Nato forces to retake the northern city.
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VIDEO: Kunduz capture shows Taliban strength

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 21:58
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon says the capture by the Taliban of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz is a setback, but the US is confident it can be retaken by Afghan security forces.
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Afghan forces fight to retake key city

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 20:57

Afghan forces battle to retake the strategic city of Kunduz, which was overrun by the Taliban in their biggest military victory since 2001.
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VIDEO: Prisoners filmed fleeing Afghan jail

Monday, September 28th 2015, 21:41

The Taliban have overrun the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, taking control of most areas and freeing hundreds of prisoners from its jail.
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Taliban overrun key Afghan city

Monday, September 28th 2015, 19:24

The Taliban overrun the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, taking control of most areas and freeing hundreds of jailed prisoners.
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Militants attack Afghan sports match

Monday, September 28th 2015, 2:24

At least nine people die in an attack on a sports match in Paktika, as fighters allied to Islamic State attack checkpoints across Nangarhar.
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Nato denies Afghan abuse cover-up

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 15:44
related countries: United States United States

The senior Nato commander in Afghanistan denies reports that US troops were ordered to overlook the abuse of young boys by police and militias.
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Afghan Taliban 'open to peace talks'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 12:17
related countries: United States United States

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour suggests he is open to peace talks with the government if a security deal with the US is scrapped.
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VIDEO: Why Afghans are leaving the country

Monday, September 21st 2015, 17:10
related places: Kabul

Afghans, the second biggest group of migrants into Europe after Syrians, tell the BBC's Harun Najafizada in Kabul, why they want to leave their country.
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Detainee dies in Australian hospital

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 23:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Afghan asylum seeker has died in hospital after setting himself on fire at a detention centre in Western Australia.
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Taliban 'resolve splits' over leader

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 15:55

A dispute that threatened to split the Afghan Taliban is resolved after relatives of late leader Mullah Omar back his successor, the group says.
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Aqeela Asifi: A life of teaching Afghan refugee girls

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 23:47

The Afghan woman who set out to educate refugee girls
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Afghan boy's lonely start in Germany

Monday, September 14th 2015, 23:13
related countries: Germany Germany

What happens to a migrant child arriving with no family?
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Afghan Taliban storm Ghazni prison

Monday, September 14th 2015, 11:18
related places: Ghazni

Taliban militants storm a jail in Ghazni, central Afghanistan, killing at least four police officers and freeing more than 350 prisoners.
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VIDEO: Abdullah denies government infighting

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 15:57

Abdullah Abdullah, the chief executive officer in Afghanistan's unity government, has denied that fighting between himself and President Ashraf Ghani is hampering progress.
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VIDEO: Hamid Karzai: 'I'm not a coup maker'

Friday, September 11th 2015, 22:45

The former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai says he wouldn't consider a coup against the country's new government.
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Afghan schoolgirls 'poisoning' probed

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 12:33
related places: Herat

Police in Afghanistan investigate the suspected poisoning of about 600 schoolgirls in Herat province by toxic gas.
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Pakistani drone 'kills three militants'

Monday, September 7th 2015, 12:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's military says it has deployed a locally-made drone for the first time, killing three militants near the Afghan border.
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VIDEO: The Afghans desperately seeking asylum

Friday, September 4th 2015, 17:15

One of the largest groups of refugees trying to get to Europe is from Afghanistan, which remains in the grip of a conflict which has driven people to flee for many years.
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Taliban admit Mullah Omar death silence

Monday, August 31st 2015, 12:45

The Afghan Taliban say they covered up the death of their former leader Mullah Omar for more than two years, apparently for strategic reasons.
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Kabul families struggle to smile amid rising violence

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 23:12
related places: Kabul

Kabul family life on hold amid violence
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Migrant truck deaths accused in court

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 15:02
related countries: Austria Austria, Hungary Hungary

Three Bulgarians and an Afghan appear in court in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in the back of a lorry in Austria.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan 'struggling' with Taliban

Friday, August 28th 2015, 8:18

The acting Afghan defence minister Masoom Stanekzai, told the BBC that the country's security forces now face challenges after the withdrawal of Nato last December.
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Taliban capture key Helmand district

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 12:38
related countries: United States United States

Taliban fighters seize control of a strategically-important district headquarters in Afghanistan's Helmand province despite American air strikes.
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VIDEO: Afghans clinging to a 'normal life'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 7:05

Shaimaa Khalil meets Afghans trying to lead "a normal life" in Afghanistan where a series of attacks this month has left dozens of people dead.
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Nato soldiers dead in Afghan attack

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 6:39

Two people in Afghan military uniforms open fire on a vehicle killing two Nato soldiers at a military base in southern Afghanistan, alliance officials say.
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VIDEO: Grandmother 'wheeled to Hungary'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 12:13
related countries: Hungary Hungary

A refugee in Hungary has told the BBC how he pushed his grandmother in a wheelchair all the way from Afghanistan.
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Afghan gas blasts 'kill 10 children'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 7:20
related places: Herat

A series of explosions at a gas terminal in the western Afghan city of Herat kills 10 children and an adult, a hospital official says.
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