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Taliban seize bus passengers killing 10

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 9:06

Taliban militants have killed at least 10 people after kidnapping dozens of bus passengers in Kunduz province, in northern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Ruined Kabul palace to be rebuilt

Monday, May 30th 2016, 12:04
related places: Kabul

An ambitious project to reconstruct the historic Darul Aman palace, reduced to ruins in the Afghan civil war, has begun in the capital, Kabul.
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VIDEO: The scourge of opium in Afghanistan

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 22:40

Opium production has long been a problem in Taliban-controlled areas of Afghanistan, but it is also grown in many government-controlled regions.
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Afghan Taliban announce new leader

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 17:33

The Afghan Taliban name Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as their new leader following the death of Mullah Mansour in a drone strike.
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VIDEO: Who is the new Taliban leader?

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan Taliban have announced Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada as its new leader to replace Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike.
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Afghans confirm Taliban leader's death

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 16:21
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan's spy agency confirms Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed, after the US targeted him in a drone strike.
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Taliban chief 'probably killed' in raid

Sunday, May 22nd 2016, 7:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour is likely to have been killed in a US air strike on the Afghan-Pakistani border, officials say.
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Pakistan ex-PM's hostage son comes home

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 10:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The kidnapped son of Pakistan's ex-Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani returns home, after being rescued by US-Afghan special forces.
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Pakistan ex-PM's kidnapped son rescued

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 16:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The kidnapped son of Pakistan's ex-Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani is rescued in Afghanistan in a joint Afghan-US operation.
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Afghan teens build new lives in Germany

Monday, May 9th 2016, 9:53
related countries: Germany Germany

River helps Afghan boys adapt to Germany
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VIDEO: Young refugees find new lives in Germany

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 23:30
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

Young refugees from Afghanistan and Syria have fled war to find a new life in Germany.
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Afghanistan hangs six Taliban prisoners

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 13:41

Afghanistan executes six Taliban inmates - first since Ashraf Ghani became president - as the Taliban attacks police in Helmand province.
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Afghanistan fuel tanker crash kills 73

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 12:16
related places: Ghazni

Two buses and a fuel tanker collide in Afghanistan's Ghazni province killing 73 people and injuring more than 50, officials say.
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Two Nato soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 21:34

Two Nato soldiers are killed in Afghanistan and a third wounded when attackers wearing Afghan security forces uniforms open fire on them, Nato says.
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Video shows Afghan woman's 'execution'

Saturday, May 7th 2016, 11:48

A video emerges showing a woman being shot dead in public in Afghanistan after her alleged conviction by an informal Taliban court.
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Afghan raid 'frees captives of Taliban'

Friday, May 6th 2016, 14:55

More than 60 people held by the Taliban in the south of Afghanistan are freed by special forces in an overnight operation, Nato officials say.
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VIDEO: Migrant children 'dream of getting to UK'

Wednesday, May 4th 2016, 22:24
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lyse Doucet speaks to Afghan and Syrian teenagers in Calais, who are hoping to rebuild their lives in Britain.
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Messi boy flees Afghan threats

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 11:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Afghan boy who wore a homemade Lionel Messi shirt flees to Pakistan with his family, who say they received kidnap threats after he shot to fame.
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VIDEO: Afghan press freedom still under threat

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 11:03
related places: Kabul

Despite greater media diversity and rising professional standards in recent years, press freedom in Kabul is under still threat and working for the country's most popular television station can carry a deadly risk.
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VIDEO: Messi shirt boy 'forced' to leave Afghanistan

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 9:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The father of the five-year-old Afghan boy, who became an internet sensation after being photographed wearing a homemade Lionel Messi football shirt, says the family has been forced to leave Afghanistan due to repeated threats.
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VIDEO: Afghan hospital bombing 'not a war crime'

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 4:09
related countries: United States United States

A US military report into an air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan in 2015 concludes that it "was not a war crime".
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Afghan clinic bombing 'not a war crime'

Friday, April 29th 2016, 17:20
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon says the bombing of an Afghan hospital that left 42 dead was not a war crime, confirming that 16 US troops will face disciplinary action.
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Australian aid worker 'kidnapped'

Friday, April 29th 2016, 2:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian woman working for an aid agency in the city of Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan has been kidnapped.
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US forces 'punished for hospital attack'

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 21:32
related countries: United States United States

Sixteen US military personnel are disciplined over last year's bombing of an Afghan hospital in Kunduz that left 42 dead, officials say.
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Kabul attack death toll rises to 64

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 10:57
related places: Kabul

The number of people killed in a suicide attack in Kabul more than doubles to 64, making it one of the deadliest in the Afghan capital for years.
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Kabul hit by large suicide attack

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 15:42
related places: Kabul

At least 28 people have been killed and more than 300 injured in a large suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, say officials.
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Afghan bomber 'kills 12 recruits'

Monday, April 11th 2016, 13:48
related places: Jalalabad

At least 12 people are killed by a bomb targeting police recruits on a bus in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Strong earthquake shakes Asian cities

Sunday, April 10th 2016, 19:48
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake centred in Afghanistan shakes major cities across south-west Asia.
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'No end date' for Kabul power-sharing

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 22:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

There is no fixed date for an end to the power-sharing deal between rival Afghan leaders, says US Secretary of State John Kerry during a visit to Kabul.
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VIDEO: Boy sealed in lorry rescued by texting

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 3:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A seven-year-old boy from Afghanistan was rescued from a sealed lorry on a British motorway after texting someone in the US for help.
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VIDEO: BBC goes back to Camp Bastion

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 20:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghan army forces are beginning a major operation to recapture areas of Helmand lost to the Taliban since the British withdrawal.
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Could the Taliban rift be healing?

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 9:16

Could the Afghan Taliban rift be healing?
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Afghanistan's ArtLords try to reclaim Kabul

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 23:16
related places: Kabul

The ArtLords armed with paintbrushes
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VIDEO: Afghan president: 'No sympathy for migrants'

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 6:38

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has taken a tough stance on the tens of thousands of his citizens who are fleeing the country to make the dangerous journey to Europe.
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US $86m spy plane 'never used'

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 22:50
related countries: United States United States

The US Drug Enforcement Administration spent $86m (£60m) on a spy plane to be flown in Afghanistan, but it was never used, a government report says.
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Afghanistan bow out with shock WI win

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 13:34

West Indies suffer a shock six-run defeat by Afghanistan, but still advance to the World Twenty20 semi-finals as group winners.
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VIDEO: Farkhunda's story one year on

Friday, March 18th 2016, 0:09

One year on from her brutal killing, the death of Farkhunda Malikzada continues to reopen old wounds in Afghanistan.
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US troops punished over hospital attack

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 22:41
related countries: United States United States

The US military disciplines more than a dozen service members after an air strike on an Afghan hospital killed 42 people last year.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan cricket team takes on the world

Tuesday, March 8th 2016, 21:55

Cricket is fast becoming immensely popular in Afghanistan because of the team's improving performance and because of ongoing violence the team is unable to practice at home.
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Taliban refuse fresh Afghan peace talks

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 14:42

The Taliban have refused to resume long-stalled peace talks with the Afghan government, insisting that foreign troops pull out first.
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Why did Pakistan admit to hosting the Afghan Taliban?

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 18:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Why did Pakistan say it is hosting Afghan Taliban leaders?
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'Five militants dead' in Afghan attack

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 14:39
related places: Jalalabad

An attack in the Afghan city of Jalalabad leaves five militants dead, including a suicide bomber whose device killed only himself, police say.
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Many killed in Afghanistan bombings

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 13:12

A suicide bomber kills at least 12 people in the Afghan capital, Kabul, hours after a similar attack in the eastern province of Kunar.
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Viewpoint: Talks with the Afghan Taliban

Saturday, February 27th 2016, 0:24

Can peace moves with the Afghan Taliban succeed?
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VIDEO: Messi makes Murtaza's day

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 15:47

The Afghan boy who became an online hit after wearing a homemade shirt bearing Lionel Messi's famous number 10 has received something that will be more difficult to rip than the carrier bag he was pictured in.
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Afghan boy bags real Messi shirt - finally

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 10:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The Afghan boy who became an online hit after wearing a homemade Lionel Messi shirt receives the real thing - from the Argentine footballer himself.
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Germany sends home rejected Afghans

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 12:38
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Kabul

A special flight from Germany carrying 125 deported Afghans arrives in Kabul, as European countries try to reduce the numbers of asylum seekers.
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How IS has been making enemies in Afghanistan

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 0:23

How IS has been making enemies in Afghanistan
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Stuck between IS and the Taliban

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 4:35

The Afghan families stuck between IS and the Taliban
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Three killed in raid on Swedish clinic

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 11:37
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A Swedish aid group says a clinic it runs in Afghanistan has been attacked, with two patients and a carer killed.
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Afghan casualties 'reach record high'

Sunday, February 14th 2016, 16:18

The number of people killed and wounded in conflict in Afghanistan has risen to the highest level yet recorded, the UN mission in the country says.
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India PM in 'happy birthday' gaffe

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 13:38
related countries: India India

Afghanistan's president takes to Twitter to correct India's leader - who had wished him happy birthday on the wrong day.
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Sangin 'on verge of falling to Taliban'

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 13:13
related places: Sangin

The key Afghanistan district of Sangin in Helmand is once again on the verge of falling to the Taliban, an Afghan commander tells the BBC.
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Pentagon releases prisoner abuse photos

Saturday, February 6th 2016, 9:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The Pentagon releases nearly 200 photographs linked to allegations of abuse by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago.
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Air strikes hit IS radio in Afghanistan

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 12:33
related countries: United States United States

US air strikes in eastern Afghanistan have destroyed a radio station used by the Islamic State militant group, US and Afghan officials say.
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Kabul suicide bombing kills 20

Monday, February 1st 2016, 17:38
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber kills 20 people - reportedly police officers - in an attack on a police headquarters in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say.
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Afghan policeman kills 10 colleagues

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 11:21

A policeman, believed to be collaborating with insurgents, drugs and kills 10 of his colleagues in the province of Uruzgan, officials say.
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Calling the new branch of IS – in Afghanistan

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 0:00

Dialling up the new branch of IS – in Afghanistan
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VIDEO: Afghan leader 'needs help' tackling IS

Monday, January 25th 2016, 22:50

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani calls on the international community to help his government tackle the growing threat of so-called Islamic State in the east of the country.
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The Duchess and the Afghan coat lady

Monday, January 25th 2016, 16:13

What happens to people who cannot be identified after death?
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We will bury IS - Afghan leader

Monday, January 25th 2016, 8:15

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani pledges to "bury" the Islamic State militant group, whose local offshoot has clashed with government forces and the Taliban.
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VIDEO: Afghan President: 'We will bury Daesh'

Monday, January 25th 2016, 1:36

The Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said the Islamic State group will be defeated in Afghanistan and Afghans will fight back against a group that is alien to them.
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The Nigerian football star coaching Afghan migrants in Sweden

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 8:06
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Sweden Sweden

African champion now coaching team of migrants in Sweden
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US 'wasted millions' on Afghan aid

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 2:03
related countries: United States United States

A US watchdog attacks a Pentagon agency for "ill-conceived" reconstruction projects in Afghanistan, including an attempt to import goats.
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Kabul suicide bomber kills media staff

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 20:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kabul

Seven employees of a popular Afghan TV channel are killed after their bus is targeted by a suicide car bomber in Kabul.
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VIDEO: 'I watched the Taliban destroy my work'

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 0:05
related places: Kabul

'I watched the Taliban destroy my life's work'
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Suicide bomber targets Afghan gathering

Sunday, January 17th 2016, 12:53
related places: Jalalabad

A suicide bomber kills at least 13 people at the Jalalabad home of a prominent politician who backs President Ashraf Ghani's peace talks with the Taliban.
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Gun battle near Pakistan Afghan mission

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 12:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Jalalabad

At least seven Afghan security personnel are killed in a gun battle near the Pakistani consulate in Jalalabad, the interior ministry says.
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Four-way Afghanistan peace talks begin

Monday, January 11th 2016, 10:13
related countries: China China, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

Key Afghan, Pakistani, Chinese and US officials meet for talks aimed at establishing a roadmap for peace between Afghanistan and the Taliban.
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Afghan cricket fan killed by gunfire

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 15:43
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

An Afghan teenager is killed by gunfire in the south of the country as cricket fans celebrate victory over Zimbabwe in Sharjah.
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Casualties in US Afghan mission

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 20:56
related countries: United States United States

One US service member is killed and two wounded during a special forces mission in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.
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