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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

Kabul police chief 'back in post'

Monday, December 1st 2014, 11:31

The police chief of the Afghan capital who resigned on Sunday is to remain in post amid a rising number of militant attacks, his spokesman says.
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Suicide blast hits Afghan funeral

Monday, December 1st 2014, 9:45
related places: Baghlan

At least nine people are killed in a suicide blast targeting a funeral in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan, police say.
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Kabul police boss quits amid attacks

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 16:58
related places: Kabul

The police chief of the Afghan capital Kabul resigns following a spate of attacks on foreigners in the city over the past two weeks.
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VIDEO: Kabul police boss quits amid attacks

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 16:51
related places: Kabul

Kabul's police chief has resigned, following a surge in attacks by Afghan militants on foreigners in the city over the past two weeks.
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Afghan attack hits UK embassy car

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 17:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British worker and an Afghan staff member among those killed.
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Left to the mercy of the Taliban

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 23:10
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan interpreters left by the US to the mercy of the Taliban
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VIDEO: Victims treated after Afghan blast

Monday, November 24th 2014, 22:08

Many children were among a crowd watching a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday when a suicide bomber struck killing at least 50.
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Children among Afghan blast victims

Monday, November 24th 2014, 12:17

Many children were among a crowd gathering to watch a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday when a suicide bomber struck, killing at least 50.
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Bomber 'kills 45' at Afghan match

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 16:22

A suicide bomber in east Afghanistan kills at least 45 people at a volleyball match, as Afghan MPs approve security deals with Nato and the US.
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Afghan MPs approve security pact

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

The lower house of the Afghan parliament approves a security agreement allowing US and Nato troops to remain in the country.
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US 'to expand' Afghan combat role

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 11:30
related countries: United States United States

US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.
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Woman becomes symbol of Afghan dead

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 17:42
related places: Kabul

A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.
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VIDEO: Afghan toddler brutally raped

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 7:05

A three-year-old girl is fighting for her life in Afghanistan after being brutally raped.
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Kabul foreigners' compound attacked

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 18:51
related places: Kabul

Police kill four Taliban suicide bombers during an attack on a compound housing foreign workers in Afghanistan's capital Kabul.
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VIDEO: Why Afghanistan is bad for business

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 11:37

Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani has said he will transform the country's economy, many business are currently struggling.
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Afghan businesses hope for change

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 20:17

Afghan business hopes a new government will bring change
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Fears over Pakistan-Afghan border

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 10:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

As a major survey finds most Afghans still concerned about security, the BBC speaks to a top Pakistan security official about cross-border safety.
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Blast at Kabul foreign compound

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 5:26
related places: Kabul

At least two security guards are killed in a suicide car bomb attack at a foreign-run compound in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, officials say.
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Afghan woman MP survives car attack

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 8:15
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber targets a prominent female Afghan politician, killing three civilians and wounding others in an attack on a Kabul convoy.
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Afghan president in Pakistan visit

Friday, November 14th 2014, 9:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is to meet Pakistani leaders on his first visit to Islamabad - a trip seen as a chance to reset troubled ties.
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Afghan opium levels hit record high

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 11:00

Cultivation of opium poppies in Afghanistan hits new record levels in 2014 as Nato pulls out combat troops.
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Police killed in Afghan bombings

Monday, November 10th 2014, 8:54

At least 10 policemen are killed in two bombings on police stations in the Afghan provinces of Logar and Nangarhar, police say.
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Bomber infiltrates Kabul police HQ

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 10:56
related places: Kabul

Afghan authorities are investigating how a suicide bomber was able to enter the offices of the Kabul police chief and kill a senior officer.
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In pictures: Kabul's battle-scarred palace

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 1:27
related places: Kabul

Images of a ruined Afghan palace still standing tall
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'Militants dead' in Khyber fighting

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 16:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Khyber

The bodies of at least 17 suspected militants are recovered in Pakistan's restive Khyber tribal agency near the Afghan border, the army says.
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New Nato chief arrives in Kabul

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 9:38
related places: Kabul

The new Nato Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, arrives in Afghanistan for his first trip to the country since taking office last month.
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'Russian Taliban' in US court trial

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 2:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

A former Russian army officer who is alleged to have fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan appears in a US court on terrorism charges.
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Afghan president 'vows rape justice'

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 21:38

The Afghan government orders the arrest of a group of men accused of gang rape, after the victim's husband made an emotional appeal.
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Afghan President begins China visit

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 13:22
related countries: China China

Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani, makes his first visit to China where investment is likely to be high on the agenda.
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US sceptical about Afghan war - poll

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 1:07
related countries: United States United States

More than a decade on, fewer than half of US respondents say intervention in Afghanistan was worthwhile, a BBC poll finds.
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Last British troops leave Helmand

Monday, October 27th 2014, 21:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The last UK troops leave Helmand province in Afghanistan, as a poll suggests 68% of the UK public think the 13-year campaign was not "worthwhile".
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Taliban abduct police in Afghanistan

Monday, October 27th 2014, 15:27

At least 17 police officers have been abducted by Taliban militants in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province, officials say.
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VIDEO: Keeping the Taliban at bay in Kabul

Monday, October 27th 2014, 7:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Kabul

As British and US troops end combat operations in Afghanistan, millions of Afghans are now left wondering if their country and its capital Kabul will remain out of Taliban hands.
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Afghan sacrifice 'never forgotten'

Monday, October 27th 2014, 4:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British troops who died in Afghanistan will never be forgotten, the prime minister has said after the UK's 13-year-long military campaign ended.
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UK ends Afghan combat operations

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 18:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The last UK base and a key US base in Afghanistan are handed over to Afghan security forces, ending British combat operations in the country.
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VIDEO: Meeting Afghanistan's 'thin blue line'

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 23:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

By the end of the year, British forces will have ended combat operations in Afghanistan leaving Afghan security forces to fight the Taliban threat.
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VIDEO: Exhibition on a changing Afghanistan

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 23:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Imperial War Museum's latest exhibition focuses on Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave.
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Military heads admit Afghan mistakes

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 23:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.
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US $7bn fails to stop opium growth

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 22:16
related countries: United States United States

US counter-narcotics efforts costing $7.6bn fail to stop production of opium poppies in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high, a new report says.
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Life inside a Taliban stronghold

Monday, October 20th 2014, 9:31
related places: Kabul

Rare glimpse of militants' camp at the gateway to Kabul
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Taliban launch deadly Afghan attacks

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 16:07

Hundreds of Taliban fighters carry out two attacks in central and eastern Afghanistan, killing at least four Afghan soldiers.
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Emotional return to a changing Afghanistan

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 0:05

Journey home reveals a changing Afghanistan
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Afghan forces arrest Haqqani leaders

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 12:06

Two senior leaders of the Haqqani militant network have been captured by Afghan security forces, intelligence officials say.
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Afghan first lady moves into the limelight

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 6:44

Afghan first lady moves into the limelight
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Taliban 'kill 22' in mountain ambush

Monday, October 13th 2014, 14:22
related places: Kabul

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan kill at least 22 security force members in an ambush in Sar-e-Pol province north of Kabul, officials say.
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Five Afghan men hanged for rape

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 14:08

Five Afghan men are executed at a prison near Kabul for gang-raping four women in a case that sparked national outrage.
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Plea to stop Afghan rape executions

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 17:59

Human rights groups urge the new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to intervene to stop the execution of five convicted rapists.
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Afghan notebook: Kabul glitterati

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 0:18
related places: Kabul

Getting the red carpet treatment in the Afghan capital
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PM: Troops face generational battle

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 12:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

David Cameron tells troops in Afghanistan they are facing the "struggle of our generation" against Islamist extremism, during a visit to Camp Bastion.
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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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