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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

Taliban kill three in Kabul attack

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 15:46
related places: Kabul

At least three people are killed when a Taliban suicide bomber attacks an Afghan army bus in Kabul, the fourth such attack since Monday.
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New Afghan leader reopens bank case

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 17:48

Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, says he is resuming the investigation into a banking fraud, said to be one of the largest in the world.
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Afghan troops killed in Kabul attack

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 5:01
related places: Kabul

At least seven Afghan soldiers are killed in a suicide bomb attack targeting a bus carrying troops in the capital, Kabul.
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Afghans sign deal to keep US troops

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 18:32
related countries: United States United States

The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
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VIDEO: Ghani inaugurated as Afghan president

Monday, September 29th 2014, 13:01
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani, is sworn in at a ceremony in Kabul.
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Ghani sworn in as Afghan president

Monday, September 29th 2014, 12:55
related places: Kabul

Ashraf Ghani is sworn in as Afghanistan's new president under a unity deal with his rival, ending months of deadlock over a disputed election.
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VIDEO: New Afghan president to take office

Monday, September 29th 2014, 3:17

Afghanistan's new government takes office on Monday, almost six months after the country's election process began.
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Five worries for Afghanistan's new leader

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 23:10

Defiant Taliban, fragile unity deal - worries for new Afghan leader
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Taliban seize key Afghan district

Friday, September 26th 2014, 8:59
related places: Ghazni

Taliban fighters seize control of a strategic district in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni, officials say, after a week of fierce battle.
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Afghan man 'cut off wife's nose'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 15:41

Police in central Afghanistan are searching for a man who allegedly cut off part of his wife's nose with a kitchen knife
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Karzai warns successors beware of US

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 15:59
related countries: United States United States

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai uses his last speech in office to warn the new government to beware of the United States.
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Ghani praises Afghan vote deal

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 17:41

Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani hails the "first democratic transfer of power" as a "big victory" that may secure peace.
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Missing Afghans found at US border

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 17:31
related countries: United States United States

Three Afghan soldiers who went missing after a military exercise have been found, US media reports
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VIDEO: Ghani on becoming Afghan president

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 12:28

Ashraf Ghani has said people in Afghanistan "demonstrated a remarkable will for wanting transformation" during this election.
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US hopes for Afghan security pact

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 0:36
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes a key bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan can be signed before the end of the month.
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What the Afghan power-sharing deal means

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 22:57

What the Afghan power-sharing deal means
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Afghan contenders sign unity deal

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 14:25

A deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling.
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Nato troops killed in Kabul bombing

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 14:43
related places: Kabul

A Taliban suicide car bomber attacks a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing three Nato personnel and injuring at least 16 civilians.
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Afghan rape death sentences upheld

Monday, September 15th 2014, 15:39

An Afghan court upholds the death sentences for five men convicted of gang raping four women, in a case which has sparked national outrage.
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Afghans 'killed by Nato airstrike'

Wednesday, September 10th 2014, 14:25

At least 11 Afghan civilians are killed and 16 injured in a Nato airstrike in the eastern province of Kunar, local security officials tell the BBC.
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Iran arrests 'fighters bound for IS'

Monday, September 8th 2014, 18:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Pakistan Pakistan, Syria Syria

Iran says it has arrested Afghan and Pakistani citizens who were trying to join Islamic State jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq.
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Death sentences after Afghan rapes

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 20:54

Seven Afghan men are sentenced to death following a gang rape case that has sparked national outrage.
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Afghan election audit completed

Friday, September 5th 2014, 10:30

An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential poll has been completed, officials say, but results will not be made public for days.
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Taliban hit Afghan official complex

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 9:34
related places: Ghazni

Taliban militants attack an Afghan government compound in the eastern town of Ghazni, killing at least 10 people, officials say.
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VIDEO: Fake suicide bomber trains Afghan army

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 8:36

Nato will be asked to pay over $5 billion dollars a year to help fund the country's armed forces
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Viewpoint: How to make Afghan army sustainable

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 21:11

Nato's role in making the Afghan army sustainable
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Afghan militants 'may join IS'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 11:15

Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.
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Arrests over Afghan child marriage

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 10:51

The parents of an eight-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy are arrested on charges of arranging their under-age marriage in northern Afghanistan.
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Historic Afghan minaret 'threatened'

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 15:21

One of Afghanistan's architectural marvels, the minaret of Jam in Ghor province, is in danger of collapse, officials tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: Afghan election audit restarts

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 22:35

An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.
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Afghan election audit restarts

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 16:57

An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.
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VIDEO: Afghan women get US fashion education

Monday, August 25th 2014, 23:28
related countries: United States United States

US female entrepreneur helps her Afghan counterpart
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Afghan vote crisis 'costing billions'

Monday, August 25th 2014, 9:02

Afghanistan's finance minister says the deadlock over the disputed presidential election has cost the economy $5bn.
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VIDEO: Afghan economy hit by political crisis

Monday, August 25th 2014, 7:46

Afghanistan's finance minister says the country's political crisis is having a serious impact on an already fragile economy.
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Men remanded after container death

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 12:46

Two lorry drivers from Northern Ireland are remanded in custody following the death of an Afghan migrant found in a container at Tilbury docks in Essex.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan poll recount under way

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 2:10

David Loyn looks at how votes are being checked in the wake of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election.
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VIDEO: Afghan stowaways seeking UK asylum

Monday, August 18th 2014, 22:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A group of people from Afghanistan rescued from a shipping container in Essex are claiming asylum in the UK, the Home Office has said.
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Ship stowaways included 13 children

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 19:02

Thirteen children aged as young as one were among the 35 Afghan Sikh immigrants found in a shipping container at Tilbury docks in Essex, police say.
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VIDEO: Afghan Romeo and Juliet 'live in fear'

Monday, August 11th 2014, 12:27

A young Afghan couple - who faced prejudice, threats and even jail after falling in love - are now finally married and living together.
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US rebuked over Afghan death probes

Monday, August 11th 2014, 12:00
related countries: United States United States

The US is accused by a new Amnesty International report of failing to properly investigate the deaths of Afghan civilians blamed on their forces.
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Afghan rivals differ on unity deal

Saturday, August 9th 2014, 14:39

Afghan rivals differ on power-sharing deal
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VIDEO: National unity deal for Afghan rivals

Friday, August 8th 2014, 21:13

Afghan presidential rivals, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, agree to form a united government. after months of feuding.
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Afghans sign unity government deal

Friday, August 8th 2014, 13:35

Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates sign a deal to form a national unity government after weeks of feuding.
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Kerry arrives for Afghan unity talks

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 17:19
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to discuss a vote audit after the disputed election and hopes for a unity government.
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Body of killed US general returns

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 16:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delaware

The body of Major General Harold Greene, who was killed by an Afghan soldier, arrives at an air base in Delaware in a military ceremony.
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Bergdahl questioned over capture

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 14:13

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl is being questioned by the lead Army investigator over the circumstances of his disappearance from a base in Afghanistan in 2009.
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US general killed by Afghan soldier

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 0:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Kabul

A US general is killed and 15 others are injured when an Afghan soldier opens fire at a military academy near Kabul, officials say.
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Afghan soldier attacks Nato troops

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 14:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

A man in Afghan military uniform opens fire at a British-run military academy near Kabul, killing one soldier and wounding at least 14, officials say.
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Huge Afghan vote audit resumes

Monday, August 4th 2014, 14:33

A huge operation to check eight million votes in the disputed Afghan election resumes as both candidates back the process, after a row over alleged fraud.
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Afghan vote fraud claim after 'leak'

Monday, August 4th 2014, 0:03

One of Afghanistan's presidential candidates has aired a tape that he says is proof of a plan to to fix the election in favour of his rival.
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Afghan election recount stalls again

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 12:54

The recount of votes in Afghanistan's presidential election comes to a halt amid a dispute over which votes to discard.
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Kenyan unity lessons for Afghan rivals

Friday, August 1st 2014, 0:32
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Raila Odinga's advice to feuding Afghan rivals
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Cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 23:44

A cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan
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Fifteen killed in Afghan bus attack

Friday, July 25th 2014, 8:50

Suspected Taliban gunmen kill 15 bus passengers from the minority Hazara community in the central Afghan province of Ghor, officials say.
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Aid workers shot dead in Herat

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 13:01
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Herat

Gunmen in Afghanistan shoot dead two Finnish women working with an international Christian charity in the western city of Herat.
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Awesome scale of auditing every Afghan vote

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 6:19

Race against time to audit every Afghan vote
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'Foreigners' killed in Kabul attack

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 8:50
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber outside Kabul airport kills at least one Afghan and at least three foreign security guards, officials say.
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Medal of Honor for Afghanistan hero

Monday, July 21st 2014, 22:47

President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a soldier who single-handedly fended off a Taliban attack after his comrades were killed or relocated.
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Afghanistan election audit suspended

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 9:37

Afghanistan's election commission suspends an audit of votes from June's hotly-disputed presidential run-off because of a "misunderstanding".
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Kabul airport Taliban attack over

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 9:13
related places: Kabul

An attack by Taliban militants near Kabul international airport is brought under control hours after it began, Afghan officials say.
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VIDEO: Kabul airport attacked by gunmen

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 6:51
related places: Kabul

A fierce gunfight between Afghan police units and Taliban insurgents who attacked Kabul International Airport has ended.
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Questions remain ahead of Afghan election audit

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 21:07

Will deal unravel as Afghan vote audit begins?
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Bergdahl retains civilian lawyer

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 18:03

Ex-Taliban captive Sgt Bowe Bergdahl retains his lawyer amid an ongoing Army investigation into his 2009 disappearance from a base in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: 'Entire families' hit by Afghan bomb

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 22:22

At least 89 people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide attack at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province, local officials say.
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Afghan market bomb attack kills 89

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 15:26

A suicide bomb attack at a market in eastern Afghanistan kills 89 people, officials say, hours after the president's media team is attacked in Kabul.
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VIDEO: Afghan candidates agree vote audit

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 14:58

Afghanistan's two presidential election candidates have agreed to an audit in an attempt to resolve a dispute over the result of last month's vote.
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Afghan notebook: Anxious wait

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 0:33

Afghans pay the price for election stalemate
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Afghan candidates agree vote audit

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 22:28

Afghanistan's two presidential candidates have agreed to a vote audit in an attempt to resolve a row over the result, the US Secretary of State says.
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