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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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Why are the Taliban resurgent in Afghanistan?

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 1:54

Why violence has intensified in Afghanistan
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Gun battle near Indian Afghan mission

Monday, January 4th 2016, 6:45
related countries: India India
related places: Mazar

Afghan forces are battling militants to flush them out from a building near the the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif
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'Car bomb attack' on Kabul restaurant

Friday, January 1st 2016, 18:54
related countries: France France
related places: Kabul

A loud blast has rocked the Afghan capital Kabul, hitting a French restaurant popular with foreigners, in a car bomb attack that reportedly killed two people.
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Pakistan-Afghanistan hotline set up

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 23:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan and Afghanistan establish a hotline between their respective military commanders to reduce frequent cross-border tensions.
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Afghan accused of US soldier bribes

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 5:06
related countries: United States United States

US prosecutors file charges against an Afghan businessman accused of bribing American soldiers to win multi-million dollar contracts.
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Northern Afghanistan hit by earthquake

Friday, December 25th 2015, 22:28
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

A powerful earthquake strikes northern Afghanistan and is felt as far away as India, with damage reported in northern Pakistan.
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Afghan forces 'kill Taliban fighters'

Thursday, December 24th 2015, 15:25
related places: Sangin

A local Taliban commander and 50 fighters have been killed in overnight fighting in the Sangin district of Helmand province, Afghan officials say.
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Afghan Taliban 'overrun Sangin area'

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 21:20
related places: Sangin

Latest reports from southern Afghanistan suggest that the district of Sangin in Helmand province is now almost entirely under Taliban control.
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VIDEO: Taliban claim Helmand province gains

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 20:17
related places: Sangin

Afghan government forces have lost control of the centre of the town of Sangin in Helmand province, reports suggest.
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Afghan forces 'reinforce Sangin'

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 12:02
related places: Sangin

Military reinforcements arrive in the Afghan district of Sangin to support forces besieged by the Taliban, the Helmand deputy governor tells the BBC.
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Harsh lessons from Sangin

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 12:49
related places: Kabul, Sangin

What Sangin reveals about the failures of Kabul and Nato
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Afghan forces resist Taliban siege

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 11:38
related places: Sangin

Afghan forces struggle to hold the police HQ in the strategic town of Sangin in Helmand province, amid a siege by Taliban fighters, officials say.
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Taliban 'close to taking' Helmand town

Monday, December 21st 2015, 21:21
related places: Bagram

Reports from the southern Afghan province of Helmand suggest Taliban militants are close to overrunning the strategic town of Sangin.
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Police fear capture in Taliban siege

Monday, December 21st 2015, 12:47
related places: Sangin

Afghan police besieged by the Taliban in Helmand's Sangin district say they are low on ammunition and risk being taken prisoner.
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Taliban battle police in Afghan town

Monday, December 21st 2015, 5:51

Fierce fighting continues in Sangin in the Afghan province of Helmand, as security forces try to hold off a Taliban attack.
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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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