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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

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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Body of killed US general returns

Thursday, August 7th 2014, 16:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Delaware

The body of Major General Harold Greene, who was killed by an Afghan soldier, arrives at an air base in Delaware in a military ceremony.
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Bergdahl questioned over capture

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 14:13

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl is being questioned by the lead Army investigator over the circumstances of his disappearance from a base in Afghanistan in 2009.
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US general killed by Afghan soldier

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 0:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Kabul

A US general is killed and 15 others are injured when an Afghan soldier opens fire at a military academy near Kabul, officials say.
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Afghan soldier attacks Nato troops

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 14:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

A man in Afghan military uniform opens fire at a British-run military academy near Kabul, killing one soldier and wounding at least 14, officials say.
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Huge Afghan vote audit resumes

Monday, August 4th 2014, 14:33

A huge operation to check eight million votes in the disputed Afghan election resumes as both candidates back the process, after a row over alleged fraud.
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Afghan vote fraud claim after 'leak'

Monday, August 4th 2014, 0:03

One of Afghanistan's presidential candidates has aired a tape that he says is proof of a plan to to fix the election in favour of his rival.
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Afghan election recount stalls again

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 12:54

The recount of votes in Afghanistan's presidential election comes to a halt amid a dispute over which votes to discard.
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Kenyan unity lessons for Afghan rivals

Friday, August 1st 2014, 0:32
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Raila Odinga's advice to feuding Afghan rivals
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Cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 23:44

A cartoonist's view of war and peace in Afghanistan
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Fifteen killed in Afghan bus attack

Friday, July 25th 2014, 8:50

Suspected Taliban gunmen kill 15 bus passengers from the minority Hazara community in the central Afghan province of Ghor, officials say.
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Aid workers shot dead in Herat

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 13:01
related countries: Finland Finland
related places: Herat

Gunmen in Afghanistan shoot dead two Finnish women working with an international Christian charity in the western city of Herat.
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Awesome scale of auditing every Afghan vote

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 6:19

Race against time to audit every Afghan vote
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'Foreigners' killed in Kabul attack

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 8:50
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber outside Kabul airport kills at least one Afghan and at least three foreign security guards, officials say.
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Medal of Honor for Afghanistan hero

Monday, July 21st 2014, 22:47

President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a soldier who single-handedly fended off a Taliban attack after his comrades were killed or relocated.
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Afghanistan election audit suspended

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 9:37

Afghanistan's election commission suspends an audit of votes from June's hotly-disputed presidential run-off because of a "misunderstanding".
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Kabul airport Taliban attack over

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 9:13
related places: Kabul

An attack by Taliban militants near Kabul international airport is brought under control hours after it began, Afghan officials say.
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VIDEO: Kabul airport attacked by gunmen

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 6:51
related places: Kabul

A fierce gunfight between Afghan police units and Taliban insurgents who attacked Kabul International Airport has ended.
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Questions remain ahead of Afghan election audit

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 21:07

Will deal unravel as Afghan vote audit begins?
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Bergdahl retains civilian lawyer

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 18:03

Ex-Taliban captive Sgt Bowe Bergdahl retains his lawyer amid an ongoing Army investigation into his 2009 disappearance from a base in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: 'Entire families' hit by Afghan bomb

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 22:22

At least 89 people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide attack at a busy market in eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province, local officials say.
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Afghan market bomb attack kills 89

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 15:26

A suicide bomb attack at a market in eastern Afghanistan kills 89 people, officials say, hours after the president's media team is attacked in Kabul.
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VIDEO: Afghan candidates agree vote audit

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 14:58

Afghanistan's two presidential election candidates have agreed to an audit in an attempt to resolve a dispute over the result of last month's vote.
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Afghan notebook: Anxious wait

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 0:33

Afghans pay the price for election stalemate
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Afghan candidates agree vote audit

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 22:28

Afghanistan's two presidential candidates have agreed to a vote audit in an attempt to resolve a row over the result, the US Secretary of State says.
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Fresh US push to solve Afghan crisis

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 10:22
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds fresh talks with the two candidates of the Afghan presidential vote who accuse each other of electoral fraud.
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The Karzai years: From hope to recrimination

Friday, July 11th 2014, 23:09

Did Hamid Karzai fail Afghanistan?
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Afghan candidate backs vote audit

Friday, July 11th 2014, 10:34

One of the two remaining candidates in Afghanistan's disputed presidential election Ashraf Ghani says he backs an "extensive audit" of votes.
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Kerry: Afghan poll crisis 'critical'

Friday, July 11th 2014, 8:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Afghanistan is at a "critical moment" as he tries to resolve tensions over the disputed presidential poll.
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VIDEO: Kerry to hold Afghan poll talks

Friday, July 11th 2014, 5:21
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to try to resolve tensions over the country's disputed presidential election.
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Karzai poster row bodes ill for Afghanistan

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 15:26

Why ripping up Karzai portrait bodes ill for Afghanistan
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Afghan civilian casualty toll rises

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 11:34

The number of civilian casualties killed or injured in Afghanistan has risen by nearly a quarter in the last six months, the United Nations says.
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VIDEO: Abdullah backers destroy Karzai poster

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 15:37

The BBC's Karen Allen reports from a rally by Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah, who is claiming victory over his rival in a close election.
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Defiant Abdullah claims Afghan win

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 15:31

Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah contests election results placing him second, as the US warns against a power grab.
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VIDEO: Afghan blast: Four Nato soldiers dead

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 9:02
related places: Bagram

A suicide bomber has killed 16 people - including four Nato soldiers - in an attack on the outskirts of Bagram air base in north-eastern Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Ashraf Ghani leads in Afghan poll

Monday, July 7th 2014, 22:06

Ashraf Ghani is leading the race to replace Hamid Karzai as president of Afghanistan, according to preliminary results.
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Ghani leads in early Afghan count

Monday, July 7th 2014, 19:04

Ashraf Ghani wins 56% of votes cast in Afghanistan's presidential election, according to preliminary results.
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US senator urges Afghan vote audit

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 15:10
related countries: United States United States

A senior US senator says he expects the Afghan Election Commission to conduct a "comprehensive audit" of votes from the presidential run-off.
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Taliban attack Kabul oil tankers

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 10:50
related places: Kabul

The Taliban in Afghanistan launch a rocket attack on hundreds of oil tankers outside the capital, Kabul.
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Abdullah 'would accept' vote defeat

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 11:56

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he would respect his rival winning, but only if June's vote is proved to have been fair.
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Afghan suicide bomber kills troops

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 7:25
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber kills at least eight military officers in an attack on an air force bus in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say.
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VIDEO: Five dead in Kabul military bus bomb

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 6:50
related places: Kabul

At least five people have been killed by a suicide bomber in an attack on a military bus in Kabul.
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VIDEO: Afghan election result delayed

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 23:02

Electoral authorities have said they want to delay any announcement in the Afghan election because of allegations of voter fraud.
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VIDEO: What is ordinary life like in Kabul?

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 11:03
related places: Kabul

The BBC's Bill Turnbull has been meeting residents of the Afghan capital Kabul to see what life there is really like - and if it is any safer.
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VIDEO: Women troops train in Afghanistan

Friday, June 27th 2014, 13:59

BBC News visits 'the Sandhurst of the Sands' - the Afghan army academy training troops in preparation for the withdrawal of international forces.
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Afghans protest over poll 'fraud'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 10:18
related places: Kabul

Thousands of supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah march through Kabul to protest against alleged fraud.
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Afghanistan 'won't mirror Iraq'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 4:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The most senior British Army officer in Afghanistan says he does not believe that country will follow Iraq into sectarian conflict when international troops withdraw.
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Scores killed in Afghanistan clashes

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 11:14

Scores of Taliban militants, civilians and soldiers are killed during heavy clashes in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, local officials say.
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Top Afghan election official quits

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 13:08

A senior Afghan election official at the centre of fraud claims in the presidential run-off resigns "for the sake of national unity".
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Afghan 'vote fraud' tapes emerge

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 18:23

The BBC in Afghanistan hears audio tapes allegedly revealing a senior election official ordering ballot box stuffing in the 14 June presidential run-off.
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VIDEO: 'We've lost our fingers and our vote'

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 16:31
related places: Kabul

Supporters of Dr Abdullah have marched through Kabul in protest at what they say was a fraudulent election.
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Afghan attack targets top adviser

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 12:28
related places: Kabul

A suicide attack in Afghanistan targeting a senior government official kills one civilian and injures several others in Kabul, police say.
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