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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: Concern over Afghan Sufi attack

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 9:06
related places: Kabul

Afghan police are investigating the murder of 11 Sufi men in Kabul at the weekend.
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Probe into rare Kabul mosque attack

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 17:36
related places: Kabul

Police in Afghanistan are investigating a rare shooting at a Sufi minority mosque in Kabul which left 11 people dead during evening prayers.
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VIDEO: A female taxi driver... in Afghanistan

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 8:28

Afghanistan is one of the most challenging places in the world to be a woman and despite some improvements in recent years, many still struggle to find work.
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Vettori spins Kiwis past Afghanistan

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 5:07
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand make it five World Cup wins from five as a six-wicket win eliminates Afghanistan from quarter-final contention.
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'holds the key to talks'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 16:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's defence minister has told the BBC that his country will do whatever it can to bring the Afghan-Taliban to talks with Afghanistan's government.
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Australia win with record Cup score

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

Australia post a World Cup record total as they beat Afghanistan by the biggest winning margin in the tournament's history.
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Afghan president sacks police chiefs

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 18:40

Twenty-seven senior Afghan police officers are sacked as part an anti-corruption drive by President Ashraf Ghani.
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New avalanches strike Afghanistan

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 14:50

Fresh avalanches hit Afghanistan's Panjshir valley closing off areas already difficult to reach, local officials say, after the death of scores of people.
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Are the Afghan Taliban ready to talk?

Friday, February 27th 2015, 2:08

Are the Afghan Taliban ready to talk?
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Thursday, February 26th 2015, 18:02

Afghan rescuers are searching for dozens of people believed to be trapped under snow after a series of avalanches that killed at least 187 people.
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VIDEO: Avalanches kill 150 in Afghanistan

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 17:24

Officials in Afghanistan say at least 150 people have died after a series of devastating avalanches.
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Scotland 'must get over defeat'

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 13:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Scotland will need time to get over the disappointment of their World Cup defeat by Afghanistan, says captain Preston Mommsen.
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Kabul bomb hits Turkish embassy car

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 10:38
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Kabul

A suicide attack on a Turkish embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, kills at least one, local officials say.
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'Harassment' drives Afghan refugees from Pakistan

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 8:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan refugees 'driven out' after Pakistan school attack
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Afghanistan shock Scotland in thriller

Thursday, February 26th 2015, 6:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghanistan claim their first World Cup victory with a thrilling one-wicket win over Scotland with three balls to spare.
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VIDEO: Many killed in Afghan avalanches

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 21:48
related places: Kabul

Around 100 people have been killed in avalanches in Panjshir province, north of the capital, Kabul.
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Scores killed in Afghan avalanches

Wednesday, February 25th 2015, 15:57

At least 90 people are killed and 100 homes destroyed in a series of avalanches in Afghanistan's mountainous Panjshir province, officials say.
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Gunmen kidnap 30 Afghan Hazaras

Tuesday, February 24th 2015, 17:37
related countries: Iran Iran

Masked gunmen in southern Afghanistan abduct 30 ethnic Hazara men who were travelling by bus from neighbouring Iran.
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Servicemen 'killed by friendly fire'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 16:34
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two UK servicemen were killed in Afghanistan when they were hit by an anti-tank missile attack ordered by a Danish commander, an inquest hears.
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Sri Lanka avoid Afghanistan shock

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 5:56
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Mahela Jayawardene's century helps Sri Lanka avoid a shock defeat by Afghanistan in Pool A of the World Cup.
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New US defence chief in Afghanistan

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 3:17
related countries: United States United States

New US Defence Secretary Ash Carter arrives in Afghanistan, days after taking up the post, saying he wants "lasting success" for the country.
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Afghanistan lose on World Cup debut

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 11:16
related countries: Australia Australia, Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Canberra

Afghanistan's debut World Cup match ends in defeat as Bangladesh are victorious by 105 runs in Canberra.
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Afghan civilian deaths rise sharply

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 9:38

The number of civilian casualties of the conflict in Afghanistan increased by over 22% last year, latest UN figures say.
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Afghan police killed in Taliban raid

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 12:44

An attack by four Taliban suicide bombers at the police headquarters in the Afghan city of Pul-i-Alam has killed 20 people and injured eight others.
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VIDEO: A taste of Kabul's first chip shop

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 6:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

The first British fish and chip shop has opened in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, serving up a taste of the UK to locals.
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How to save Afghanistan's elections

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 6:23

Afghans in Catch-22 situation with electoral reform
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VIDEO: Afghan women hitting the saddle

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 12:32

A group of young Afghan women challenge the stereotypes of their nation by training to compete in cycle races.
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Drone 'kills Afghan IS commander'

Monday, February 9th 2015, 15:10

A drone strike in Afghanistan has killed former Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rauf, who recently swore allegiance to Islamic State, officials say.
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Pakistan trains Afghan army cadets

Friday, February 6th 2015, 11:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Six Afghan army cadets report for training in Pakistan, another sign of increased cooperation between the two neighbours.
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Suicide bomber hits Afghan funeral

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 14:09

At least 12 people are killed in a suicide attack on a funeral in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan economy stagnates amid political deadlock

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 2:25

Political vacuum leaves Afghan businesses feeling blocked
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Afghan cabinet's birthing troubles

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 1:22

Why Afghanistan still has no government
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Afghan journalists face increasing danger - report

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 5:31

Afghan journalists face increasing dangers
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New cabinet blow for Afghan leader

Monday, January 19th 2015, 19:00

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani suffers another setback as he seeks to form a cabinet almost four months after taking office
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Wanted Afghan nominee denies charges

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 17:12
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Afghanistan's nominee for agriculture minister, who is on Interpol's most-wanted list, denies charges of fraud and tax evasion from his time in Estonia.
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Afghan nominee on 'most-wanted' list

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 21:43

The Afghan president's office investigates after it emerges that President Ashraf Ghani's nominee for agriculture minister is on Interpol's most-wanted list.
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Afghan arrests over school attack

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 14:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Five men suspected of involvement in the massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, are arrested across the border in Afghanistan.
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Viewpoint: Ghani needs Pakistan help with Taliban talks

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 18:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Why Kabul needs Pakistan's help for dialogue with militants
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Islamic State 'recruiting Afghan fighters'

Monday, January 12th 2015, 18:20

Are Afghans swapping the Taliban white flag for Islamic State black?
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Afghan unity government announced

Monday, January 12th 2015, 12:27

An Afghan government of unity is announced after months of negotiations between new President Ashraf Ghani and defeated rival Abdullah Abdullah.
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Former Afghanistan coach stabbed

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 14:13
related places: Kabul

A former Afghanistan team coach is in hospital after being stabbed near his home outside Kabul, according to police.
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Taliban 'turn down Afghan posts'

Friday, January 9th 2015, 9:36

The Taliban have been offered posts in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's new government but have turned them down, the BBC understands.
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VIDEO: Deadlock over Afghan government

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 7:10

Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as the new Afghan president in September 2014 but he has still not formed a cabinet.
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Afghan leader queries exit deadline

Monday, January 5th 2015, 8:19

The Afghan president says America's two-year deadline to pull out the last of its troops may need to be re-examined as Taliban attacks continue.
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'US drone' kills Pakistan militants

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 15:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US drone strike near the Afghan border has killed at least six militants, security officials in Pakistan say, as they pursue their own offensive.
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VIDEO: Reviving the Afghan musical soul

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 9:09

A new generation of musicians in Afghanistan is reviving the country's cultural traditions after years of living in a country where music was banned by the Taliban.
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Rocket kills 20 at Afghan wedding

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 5:29

At least 20 people were killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province when a wedding party was hit by a stray rocket., officials say.
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Taliban declares 'defeat' of Nato

Monday, December 29th 2014, 17:11
related countries: United States United States

A Taliban spokesman declares the "defeat" of the US and its allies, a day after the coalition officially ended its combat mission in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Flag ceremony marks new Afghan phase

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 15:14

Nato has formally ended its 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan - heralding the start of a new phase of support for local Afghan troops. Sanjoy Majumder reports.
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Nato marks Afghan mission change

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 12:55

Nato formally ends its 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan at a ceremony marking the beginning of a new phase of support for Afghan troops.
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VIDEO: Kabul: A precarious life after Nato

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 11:30

Nato forces will complete their pullout from Afghanistan after 13 years of conflict in days leaving the city to adjust to a precarious way of life.
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VIDEO: Army chiefs vow anti-Taliban action

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 5:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

The army chiefs of Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to co-ordinate operations along their border, a week after Taliban fighters attacked a school in Peshawar.
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Army chiefs vow anti-Taliban action

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 18:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

The army chiefs of Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to co-ordinate operations along their border, a week after Taliban fighters attacked a school in Peshawar.
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The film where a game decides a woman's future

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 6:40

A film that depicts rural Afghan life with an unflinching eye
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VIDEO: Returning to Afghanistan after the war

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 0:12
related countries: United States United States

The US troops who go back as part of PTSD treatment
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Afghan Guantanamo inmates freed

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 23:46

Four Afghan detainees at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.
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Taliban kill 10 in Afghan bank raid

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 16:12

Ten people are killed and many more wounded as Taliban militants attack a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say.
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Afghanistan hit by day of violence

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 22:56
related places: Kabul

At least 20 people - including 12 members of a landmine-clearing team - are killed in a series of attacks blamed on the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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Kabul bomber attacks French school

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 19:54
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber attacks a French school in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing several people and injuring others, officials say.
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VIDEO: Taliban 'assassin' is caught on CCTV

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 12:08
related places: Kabul

The BBC's Richard Galpin reports from Kabul on an attempt on the life of Kabul's police chief at the time, Zahir Zahir, which was captured on CCTV.
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Suicide bomber kills Afghan soldiers

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 5:44
related places: Kabul

At least six Afghan soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber on the outskirts of the capital Kabul, police and officials say.
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VIDEO: Kabul suicide bomb caught on CCTV

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 0:09

Kabul's former police chief, Zahir Zahir talks about the suicide bomb in early November which he narrowly avoided.
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Afghanistan decries CIA 'violations'

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 23:20
related countries: United States United States

The new Afghan president adds his voice to widespread condemnation of past CIA interrogation techniques, following a damning US report.
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A reinvigorated anti-Taliban alliance?

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 7:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Afghan-Pakistani alliance boosted by victories, says Ahmed Rashid
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VIDEO: Nato ends Afghan combat mission

Monday, December 8th 2014, 23:22

Nato has formally ended its combat mission in Afghanistan - from the start of 2015, a new Nato force will train and support the Afghan security forces.
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Has life improved for Afghan women?

Monday, December 8th 2014, 1:31

Brave schoolgirls hope for a better future for Afghan women
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The man who found 100 bombs

Monday, December 8th 2014, 0:07

The man who found 100 bombs in Afghanistan
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US 'repatriates Taliban chief'

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 14:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Bagram, Taliban

The US is reported to have repatriated to Pakistan a senior Pakistani Taliban commander, Latif Mehsud, who was held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Afghan president 'overcoming the past'

Friday, December 5th 2014, 13:57

The BBC's Lyse Doucet speaks to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
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