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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

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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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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