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Afghan official makes Facebook plea

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 9:56

A deputy governor in Afghanistan sends a highly unusual public Facebook message to the president to plead for assistance in fighting the Taliban.
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Pakistan market bombing kills 15

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 12:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kurram

At least 15 people are killed in a bomb blast in a crowded marketplace in a town in Pakistan's Kurram tribal agency, near the Afghan border.
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US strike on Afghan clinic 'killed 42'

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 13:49
related countries: United States United States

Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says a US attack on one of its Afghan clinics killed at least 42 people - substantially more than first reported.
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Kabul embassy attackers killed

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 7:17
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Kabul

All the Taliban gunmen involved in a deadly attack on a foreign guesthouse near the Spanish embassy in Kabul have been killed, Afghan officials say.
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Taliban attack Kabul embassy district

Friday, December 11th 2015, 20:44
related places: Kabul

Taliban militants attack a foreign guesthouse in Kabul's embassy district, killing at least one Spanish police officer.
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Afghanistan intelligence chief quits

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 14:17

The head of Afghanistan intelligence service, Rahmatullah Nabil, resigns citing "pressures from President Ashraf Ghani".
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Kandahar airport death toll jumps to 50

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 8:17
related places: Kandahar

At least 50 people were killed, many of them soldiers, in the Taliban siege of Kandahar airport in southern Afghanistan, the defence ministry says.
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Taliban kill dozens at Kandahar airport

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 22:07
related places: Kandahar

Dozens of people are killed in a Taliban attack on a heavily fortified civilian and military airfield in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.
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VIDEO: How Osama Bin Laden gave CIA the slip

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 0:08

The CIA mission to track down the world's most wanted man
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Indian minister in Pakistan for talks

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 17:04
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is in Islamabad for a security conference on Afghanistan and talks with Pakistani officials.
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Children die in Turkey migrant sinking

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 13:33
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Six children, including a baby, died when a dinghy carrying Afghan migrants capsized off the Turkish coast, reports say.
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'No evidence' Taliban leader dead

Monday, December 7th 2015, 21:07

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says there is "no evidence" Taliban leader Mullah Mansour is dead, after reports of an internal gunfight.
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Hard times on Kabul's Chicken Street

Sunday, December 6th 2015, 0:08
related places: Kabul

How Kabul's Chicken Street fell on hard times
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VIDEO: Migrant stand-off at Macedonia border

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 20:22
related countries: Greece Greece, Macedonia Macedonia, Syria Syria

Thousands of migrants are stuck on the Greek-Macedonian border, with tensions mounting as only people from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are allowed through.
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Taliban leader 'wounded in gunfight'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 18:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Quetta

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been seriously wounded in shooting at a meeting of militants in Pakistan, Taliban sources say.
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VIDEO: Afghan rapper escaped child marriage

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 1:01

The BBC speaks to Sonita Alizadeh, who started rapping after she was nearly sold as a bride by her family.
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US bombed Kunduz clinic 'in error'

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 19:27
related countries: United States United States

A US aircraft attacked a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz because of "human error", a US military inquiry says.
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Soldiers captured after Afghan crash

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 4:07

Three people die and 13 soldiers are captured by the Taliban after a helicopter crash lands in Afghanistan's Faryab province.
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VIDEO: Migrants 'stuck' on Greece border

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 15:19
related countries: Greece Greece, Macedonia Macedonia, Syria Syria

Thousands of people are stuck on Greece's border with Macedonia because they are being told that only those that can prove they are escaping war Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan can pass.
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Balkans to limit migrant intake

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 17:29

Balkan countries bar "economic migrants" from crossing their borders, only allowing entry to those from the Middle East and Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: 'So many children' arrive on Lesbos

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 22:48
related countries: Syria Syria

Thousands of those seeking refuge in Europe come from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, but they face a perilous journey.
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Thousands march in Kabul over killings

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 16:19
related places: Kabul

Afghan security forces fire warning shots into the air at a protest in Kabul over the killings of seven people from the Hazara ethnic minority.
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Thousands protest at Afghan killings

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 17:45

Thousands of Afghans protest over the killing of seven minority Hazaras in a part of the south riven by militant infighting.
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VIDEO: Turkey and bananas welcome EU migrants

Friday, November 6th 2015, 0:11
related countries: Syria Syria

Cheese and turkey sandwiches - and lots of bananas - the food that gives migrants from Syria and Afghanistan their first taste of Europe.
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US planes 'fired on Kunduz hospital staff'

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 18:40
related countries: United States United States

Medecins Sans Frontieres staff were shot at from the air while fleeing a hospital in Afghanistan hit by US strikes last month, the charity says.
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Taliban splinter group names leader

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 18:02

A breakaway Afghan Taliban faction has appointed its own leader, underlining deep divisions in the group after the death of founder Mullah Omar.
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Afghan woman is stoned for adultery

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 21:57

A video has emerged showing a young woman accused of adultery being stoned to death in central Afghanistan officials say.
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VIDEO: The Afghan girl, 14, teaching classes

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 23:12

Activist Aziza Rahimzada, 14, explains why she chose to help her impoverished community by offering classes to children.
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US spent $43m on Afghan fuel station

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 21:10
related countries: United States United States

A US military oversight report says a remote vehicle fuelling station in Afghanistan cost $43m, and calls the spending "gratuitous and extreme".
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VIDEO: Russia's role in Syria stirs memories

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 0:37
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russian air strikes on Syria have revived painful memories for the soldiers the USSR sent into Afghanistan in the 1980s.
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Syria conflict: Russia's scars from Afghanistan

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 0:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Soviet veterans scarred by lessons of Afghanistan
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Afghan conflict sparks fear in Tajikistan

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 0:34
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

Afghan conflict sparks fear and instability in Tajikistan
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VIDEO: Harry: 'Afghanistan changed my life'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 21:29
related countries: United States United States

Prince Harry meets Michelle Obama during a visit to the US to promote Invictus Games, and recalls the effect of serving in Afghanistan.
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Taliban seize quake-hit Darqad district

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 12:45
related places: Darqad

The Taliban seize Afghanistan's earthquake-hit Darqad district, raising fears that insecurity may hamper efforts to reach affected areas.
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Afghan-Pakistan quake rescue expands

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 17:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghanistan and Pakistan step up efforts to help those affected by Monday's magnitude-7.5 earthquake, which killed more than 360 people.
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Pakistanis killed in cross-border fire

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 13:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says seven of its soldiers have been killed in the South Waziristan tribal region by fire from across the border with Afghanistan.
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UK to extend Afghanistan troops' stay

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 12:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to extend the stay of its 450 troops in Afghanistan to the end of next year, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon tells MPs.
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VIDEO: Quake injured treated in hospital

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 12:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

People injured in Monday's earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan are being treated in hospital, as the search for survivors in more remote areas continues.
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Hundreds die in Afghan-Pakistan quake

Monday, October 26th 2015, 20:09
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

More than 260 people are reported killed after a major earthquake hits north-east Afghanistan and Pakistan, with many more injured.
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VIDEO: Moment quake hits Kabul TV studio

Monday, October 26th 2015, 13:04
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

A presenter on Kabul's Ariana TV was forced to leave his desk as an earthquake hit. Tremors have been felt in Pakistan and northern India as well as northern Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: 'Panic and chaos' as quake hits Kabul

Monday, October 26th 2015, 12:58
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

A powerful earthquake has struck northern Afghanistan, with tremors also felt in Pakistan and northern India.
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Afghan people smuggler 'feels guilt'

Monday, October 26th 2015, 0:13

Afghan people smuggler gives frank account of his motives
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VIDEO: People smuggler: I'm doing a good job

Monday, October 26th 2015, 0:13

People smuggler "Abdul" tells the BBC why he helps people to leave Afghanistan.
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Police investigate Afghan war 'abuse'

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 17:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police launch a criminal investigation into allegations that British soldiers mistreated more than 100 civilians during the war in Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan win landmark ODI series

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 15:15
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Bulawayo

Afghanistan clinch a historic one-day international series win over Zimbabwe after a 73-run victory in Bulawayo.
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Pakistan and Afghanistan: The new Great Game

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 2:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

What is Pakistan's agenda when it comes to Afghanistan?
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Afghan hospital hit 'during IT outage'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 10:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

A key intelligence network used by the US Army was not operational during the recent mistaken attack on a hospital in Afghanistan, says a member of Congress.
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German hostage released in Afghanistan

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 21:02
related countries: Germany Germany

A German aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in August is released and is in good health, her employer says.
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Afghanistan hails US troops extension

Friday, October 16th 2015, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan government welcomes the US's decision to extend its military presence beyond 2016, while the Taliban vows to step up attacks on US troops.
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US to extend Afghan military presence

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 16:20
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama confirms plans to keep 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016, in a shift in policy.
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VIDEO: Obama briefing on troops in Afghanistan

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 14:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama speaks from the White House on his decision keep 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan.
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Taliban kill 19 Afghan policemen

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 18:03

At least 19 Afghan border police officers were killed when Taliban fighters overran their posts in the south of the province, police tell the BBC.
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Taliban admit Kunduz withdrawal

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 17:30
related places: Ghazni

The Afghan Taliban say that they have withdrawn from the strategic city of Kunduz, amid fresh fighting in Ghazni province, further south.
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Two RAF dead in Afghan crash named

Monday, October 12th 2015, 17:16
related places: Kabul

Two RAF airmen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghan capital, Kabul, are named as Flt Lt Geraint Roberts and Flt Lt Alan Scott.
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Five Nato personnel die in Kabul crash

Monday, October 12th 2015, 12:58

Five people, including two RAF personnel, are killed in a helicopter crash in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Heard the one about the minister who got in a 'Kabul Taxi'?

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 23:21

Heard the joke about the Afghan minister who got in a cab?
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UK military convoy attacked in Kabul

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 15:16
related places: Kabul

A convoy of UK military vehicles has been hit by a blast in the Afghan capital, UK officials say, with seven reported injured but no British casualties.
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US to compensate Kunduz strike victims

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 23:52
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon is to pay compensation to victims and families of the 22 people killed in a US airstrike on an MSF hospital in northern Afghanistan.
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Bowe Bergdahl 'shouldn't be jailed'

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 22:54
related countries: United States United States

A hearing in the case of US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, who is accused of desertion in Afghanistan, recommends he be spared jail, his lawyers say.
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MSF demands Kunduz war crimes probe

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 11:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Geneva, Aid

Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres wants a never-used body to investigate the US bombing of its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz.
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Afghan hospital strike 'a mistake'

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 7:04
related countries: United States United States

The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan says an air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz that killed 22 people was a mistake.
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Afghans 'called in' clinic strike - US

Monday, October 5th 2015, 16:11
related countries: United States United States

Afghan forces called in the air strike that hit a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in Kunduz, killing 22 people, a US general says.
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MSF 'disgust' at Afghan hospital claims

Monday, October 5th 2015, 13:45

The charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says it is "disgusted" by Afghan government justifications for Saturday's attack on its hospital in Kunduz.
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VIDEO: Kunduz bombing survivors speak to BBC

Monday, October 5th 2015, 6:44

Some of those injured in the bombing of a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, speak to the BBC about their ordeal.
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MSF demands Afghan hospital inquiry

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 16:00
related countries: United States United States

The medical charity MSF urges an independent inquiry into air strikes - thought to have been carried out by US aircraft - that hit its hospital in northern Afghanistan.
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US investigates Afghan hospital bombing

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 3:42
related countries: United States United States

President Obama promises a "full investigation" after suspected US air strikes on an MSF-run hospital kill at least 19 people in northern Afghanistan.
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UN denounces Afghan hospital bombing

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 1:12

Air strikes on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed 19 people were "tragic, inexcusable and possibly even criminal", the UN says.
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VIDEO: UN denounces Kunduz hospital bombing

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 21:54
related countries: United States United States

The UN says the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan, was "tragic, inexcusable and possibly even criminal".
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MSF condemns Afghan hospital bombing

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 16:06
related countries: United States United States

Medical charity MSF condemns "in the strongest terms" air strikes on its hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz, as the death toll rises to 19.
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Air strike kills Afghan medical staff

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 7:59

An air strike hits a clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz, killing at least three medical staff, as Nato admits US forces may have been involved.
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