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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

Three killed in Kabul airport bomb

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 17:08
related places: Kabul

Three people, including a Briton, have been killed in a suicide bombing near the international airport in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, officials say.
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Fourteen dead in Kabul hotel attack

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 11:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

Afghan officials say 14 people were killed, including citizens of the UK, the US and India, in an attack claimed by the Taliban on a hotel in Kabul.
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VIDEO: Afghan bus hostages released

Monday, May 11th 2015, 22:17

The Afghan president Ashraf Ghani has confirmed that 19 of 31 men kidnapped on a bus in southern Afghanistan have been released in an apparent prisoner swap.
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Kidnappers free 19 Afghan Hazaras

Monday, May 11th 2015, 14:08

Militants who kidnapped 31 Hazara people from a bus in Afghanistan free 19 of them, while negotiations continue for the release of the other 12.
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Afghan forces fight back in key city

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 14:54

The Afghan government launches a major counter-offensive against Taliban forces threatening the north-eastern provincial capital of Kunduz.
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Four to hang over Afghan mob killing

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 10:37

Four men are sentenced to death in Afghanistan over the mob killing of a woman falsely accused of burning the Koran.
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Afghan Koran lynching trial begins

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 14:03
related places: Kabul

Forty-nine Afghan men appear in a court in Kabul accused of a mob attack in which a woman was beaten to death accused of burning the Koran.
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Afghanistan landslide buries village

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 15:11

At least 52 people, mostly women and children, are killed in north-east Afghanistan after a landslide sweeps through a village cut off by winter snow.
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Farkhunda's death - 'turning point' for Afghanistan?

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 22:25

The Afghan shrine killing that could be a watershed
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VIDEO: Hostage deaths 'raise questions'

Friday, April 24th 2015, 0:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The White House says two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region were killed in a US counter-terrorism operation in January.
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US admits hostages killed in raid

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 21:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: White House

The White House says a US counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Afghan-Pakistan border region.
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New Afghan cabinet after long delay

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 12:05

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani swears in 16 new ministers - nearly completing his cabinet after seven months of delay.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan blast leaves many dead

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 15:53
related places: Jalalabad

At least 33 people have been killed and 100 injured in a suicide bomb attack in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.
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Many dead in Afghanistan bank blast

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 13:46
related places: Jalalabad

Islamic State says it carried out a suicide bomb attack that killed at least 33 people and injured 100 in the east Afghan city of Jalalabad.
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Taliban fighters kill 18 Afghans

Monday, April 13th 2015, 15:20

At least 18 Afghan soldiers are killed - eight beheaded - by Taliban fighters in a major attack in north-east Afghanistan, officials say.
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Deadly gun battle in Afghan city

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 15:58
related places: Mazar

At least 10 people are killed and more than 65 wounded in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif after gunmen storm a court complex.
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US soldier 'shot by Afghan soldier'

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 14:26
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier in eastern Afghanistan is killed, reportedly after being fired upon by an Afghan soldier in an "insider" attack.
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Video shows Afghan hostage beheaded

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 9:38

Militants who kidnapped 31 people from a bus in Afghanistan release a video showing one of the hostages being beheaded.
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VIDEO: Afghan government 'failing women'

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 8:19

Amnesty International has said the Afghan government is not doing enough to support those who stand up for women's rights in the country.
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Empty cabinet a year after Afghan vote

Monday, April 6th 2015, 23:39

Afghanistan still without a full government one year after elections
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VIDEO: Struggle to fill Afghan government

Monday, April 6th 2015, 16:21

One year on from the presidential election in Afghanistan, officials are still trying to agree on cabinet appointments.
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Taliban publish Mullah Omar biography

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 15:01

The Afghan Taliban publish a surprise biography of the reclusive Mullah Mohammed Omar, to mark his 19th year as their supreme leader.
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Afghan suicide bomb blast kills 16

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 12:27

At least 16 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say.
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Why I am ashamed to be a man in Afghanistan

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 1:16

Afghan lynching triggers one man's guilt
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Taliban-swap US soldier charged

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 20:11
related countries: United States United States

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years before a controversial prisoner swap, is charged with desertion.
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Afghan leader praises US sacrifice

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 17:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has told the Congress his country owes the US a "profound debt" for its military sacrifices.
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US to slow Afghan troops withdrawal

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 19:33
related countries: United States United States

The US will keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan throughout 2015, delaying plans for withdrawal, the White House has said.
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Protests grow over Afghan lynching

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 16:48
related places: Kabul

More than 2,000 people march in Kabul to demand justice for Farkhunda, 28, an Afghan woman beaten to death by a mob last week.
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Gunmen kill 13 in Afghan road attack

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 8:15

Gunmen attack vehicles on a road in eastern Afghanistan, shooting dead at least 13 people they took off a bus, local officials say.
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Woman lynched 'for speaking out'

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 18:34

An Afghan woman who was lynched after being falsely accused of burning the Koran was killed for tackling superstitious practices, eyewitnesses say.
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Visiting Afghan leader praises US

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 16:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

In his first official visit to Washington, the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani praises the US for the commitment shown to his country over 14 years.
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VIDEO: Woman killed 'for speaking her mind'

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 13:55
related places: Kabul

The family of a young woman beaten to death in Afghanistan say the police did not do enough to protect her. The woman, Farkhunda, was killed by an angry mob after a mullah at a shrine in Kabul accused her of trying to burn the Koran.
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Women help bury Kabul mob victim

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 13:54
related places: Kabul

Women break Afghan funeral customs to help bury a woman killed by a mob in Kabul on an apparently false charge of burning the Koran.
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Viewpoint: A clean Afghanistan slate

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 0:30
related countries: United States United States

Does Ghani visit signals start of better US-Afghan relations?
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Inquiry into Afghan woman's killing

Friday, March 20th 2015, 14:02

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani orders an inquiry after a mob beat a woman to death and burned her body for allegedly setting fire to the Koran.
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Afghan lynched 'after burning Koran'

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 17:38
related places: Kabul

An Afghan woman is lynched by a crowd in the Afghan capital Kabul after reportedly burning a copy of the Koran, police say.
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Service honours UK Afghan war effort

Friday, March 13th 2015, 16:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Queen and many veterans attend a service at St Paul's Cathedral to commemorate the end of British involvement in the war in Afghanistan.
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England bow out with nine-wicket win

Friday, March 13th 2015, 11:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's miserable World Cup campaign ends with a nine-wicket win over Afghanistan in a rain-hit game in Sydney.
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VIDEO: Troops 'paid the ultimate sacrifice'

Friday, March 13th 2015, 10:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has paid tribute to the 453 British soldiers killed during service in Afghanistan for their "ultimate sacrifice".
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Afghan president salutes UK war dead

Friday, March 13th 2015, 9:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghanistan's president pays tribute to the British soldiers who died in the country, ahead of services to mark the end of the UK's involvement in the war.
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Artist in hiding after 'iron underwear' stunt

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 12:34

Afghan woman artist in hiding after metal bodysuit protest
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VIDEO: In hiding because of a costume

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 11:06

An Afghan artist has been forced into hiding after receiving death threats for dressing in a metal suit showing the female form.
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The man who helped blow up the Bamiyan Buddhas

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 0:56

The man who helped to blow up Afghanistan's Buddhas
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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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