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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: 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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Kerry renews US Afghan commitments

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 17:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, More

John Kerry renews American commitments to invest in Afghanistan and create a "powerhouse" region, after a conference in London.
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VIDEO: Are pomegranates key to Afghan future?

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 13:34

Daud Qarizadah reports on plans to replace poppies with pomegranates in Afghanistan's agriculture industry.
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VIDEO: Afghan security fears impact economy

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 10:33
related places: Kabul

As foreign troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, security fears are already impacting on the country's economy, reports Mike Wooldridge from Kabul.
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Afghanistan: Can pomegranates power the economy?

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 22:58

Could humble fruit unlock Afghanistan's economic potential?
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Viewpoint: Can China bring peace to Afghanistan?

Monday, December 1st 2014, 15:05

Can China fill Nato and America's shoes?
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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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