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Symbolic strength

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 16:21
related places: Sangin

The Taliban's capture of the crucial southern Afghan city of Sangin is highly significant.
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Afghan Taliban capture crucial town of Sangin

Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 13:18
related places: Sangin

Government forces retreat as the district headquarters fall to militants after a year-long battle.
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Pakistan PM orders Afghan border crossings to reopen

Monday, March 20th 2017, 13:30

The border crossings were shut as tensions soared over a wave of deadly militant attacks.
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Killers in disguise

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 0:44

The Afghan capital was rocked by a brutal militant attack last week on the city's military hospital.
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Afghan migrant boy dubbed 'Little Picasso'

Monday, March 13th 2017, 20:21

This 10-year-old Afghan boy is making a name for himself in a Serbian camp.
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Afghanistan: IS gunmen dressed as medics kill 30 at Kabul military hospital

Wednesday, March 8th 2017, 15:54
related places: Kabul

Gunmen dressed as doctors stormed the largest military hospital in Kabul.
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Wheelchair man

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 1:24
related places: Now

Mohammad Sayed was abandoned by his family in Afghanistan after he was paralysed by a bomb. Now he's designed a comic book superhero based on his own life story.
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Afghan family of five detained in US despite valid entry visas

Monday, March 6th 2017, 6:25
related countries: United States United States

The family, including three young children, had special immigrant visas.
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In a man's world

Sunday, March 5th 2017, 1:09

Dr Homa Amiri Kakar left her job in a remote Afghan province but is returning, wracked with guilt.
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Simultaneous Taliban attacks kill at least 16 in Kabul

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 17:01
related places: Kabul

The almost simultaneous attacks targeted a police station and intelligence agency offices.
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'Taliban infiltrator' aids police killing in Helmand province

Tuesday, February 28th 2017, 10:03

Twelve are dead after an infiltrator allegedly allowed militants into a police checkpoint.
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Terror threat

Saturday, February 25th 2017, 1:18

The Islamic State group spread to Afghanistan two years ago. How big a threat does it pose?
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Senator Grassley confronted by Afghanistan interpreter seeking asylum

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 2:59

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley faced tough questions from his constituents at a town hall meeting.
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Pakistan 'kills 100 militants' after Sufi shrine attack

Friday, February 17th 2017, 18:13

Pakistan kills suspected militants in Sindh and the north-west, and fires rockets into Afghanistan.
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Blame game

Friday, February 17th 2017, 15:44
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani military points the finger at Afghanistan and India, but some believe the answer is more complex.
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Nato has troops 'shortfall' in Afghanistan - US general

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 18:42
related countries: United States United States

The general says extra forces are needed to train Afghan troops in the war with the Taliban.
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US Army officer brings Afghan interpreter to live with him

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 14:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Palo Alto, California

Qismat Amin will live for now with Captain Matthew Ball and his wife in Palo Alto, California.
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Afghanistan killings: Red Cross halts aid after attack

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 11:40

An aid organisation warns that attacks on relief workers in conflict zones could become the norm.
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Six Afghan ICRC workers 'killed by Islamic State'

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 20:11

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is putting its work in Afghanistan on hold.
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Suicide bomber kills many at Kabul's Supreme Court

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 20:10
related places: Kabul

The bomber targeted the court's car park as employees were leaving work, Afghan police say.
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Afghan avalanches: Frantic bid to find buried survivors

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 14:35

The hazardous terrain and heavy snow continue to hamper the efforts of rescuers.
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Afghan civilian casualties: Why have they hit a new high?

Monday, February 6th 2017, 12:41

The rise includes a ten-fold increase in casualties from attacks linked to Islamic State militants.
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Afghan diplomat shot dead inside Karachi consulate

Monday, February 6th 2017, 11:47

His bodyguard is arrested after the shooting at the Karachi consulate.
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Afghanistan and Pakistan avalanches kill more than 100

Monday, February 6th 2017, 6:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Entire villages are reportedly buried following heavy snow in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Afghan warlord Hekmatyar sanctions dropped by UN

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 12:21

The move is part of a peace deal paving the way for Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to return to Afghanistan.
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Eight Afghan policemen from one family killed by colleague

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 17:59

Eight policemen from a single family are shot dead in a suspected Taliban attack in Afghanistan.
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Afghan woman's ears cut off by husband

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 11:25

The woman, Zarina, tells the BBC she is the victim of a horrifying and unprovoked attack.
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Afghanistan women's orchestra closes global forum

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 15:26

The Zohra Afghan women's orchestra teaching music - once banned under the Taliban - to girls.
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Green-eyed girl: Photo 'caused problems'

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 13:58

National Geographic Afghan 'cover girl' speaks exclusively to the BBC about life back in her homeland.
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Istanbul Reina nightclub attack suspect 'trained in Afghanistan'

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 11:50

The man held for the New Year's Eve nightclub attack has confessed, the city's governor says.
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Green-eyed girl

Monday, January 16th 2017, 19:42

The Afghan woman made famous by a 1985 magazine cover tells the BBC of her hope for a new beginning.
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US and Australian men in Taliban video

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 10:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba, United States United States
related places: Kabul

It is the first time the two professors have been seen on camera since being kidnapped in Kabul.
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Great Game

Thursday, January 12th 2017, 0:20

Amid precarious security, world powers jostle for influence in a new "Great Game" in Afghanistan.
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UAE confirms five officials killed in Afghan attack

Wednesday, January 11th 2017, 14:46
related places: Kandahar

The United Arab Emirates calls three days of mourning after five officials were killed in Kandahar.
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Afghanistan bombings: Dozens killed across the country

Tuesday, January 10th 2017, 21:16

The violence is the worst in weeks with scores killed or wounded in Kabul, Kandahar and Helmand.
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The Afghan families being repatriated by Pakistan

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 9:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The BBC follows a family being repatriated to Afghanistan from Pakistan
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Kabul nights

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 0:16

Where do Kabulis go to escape the stress and fear of daily life in the Afghan capital?
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Afghanistan Taliban: Eight dead in attack on MP's house

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 9:06
related places: Kabul

At least eight people were killed when Taliban gunmen attacked the house of an Afghan MP in Kabul.
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Hostage couple's 'Kafkaesque' ordeal

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 11:52
related countries: United States United States

An Afghan insurgent group releases video of a kidnapped North American couple with two children.
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Taliban 'kill woman who divorced husband and remarried'

Monday, December 19th 2016, 16:25

Taliban militants in Afghanistan kill a woman who divorced her husband and remarried, officials say.
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Afghanistan fuel tanker hits bus, killing at least 14

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 10:25

At least 14 people are killed in a collision between a bus and a fuel tanker in Afghanistan, officials say.
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Five female security staff at Kandahar airport killed

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 14:33
related places: Kandahar

Five female security staff in Afghanistan are killed on their way to work, officials say.
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Afghan murder suspect in Germany 'was jailed in Greece'

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 18:48
related countries: Germany Germany, Greece Greece

An Afghan teenager suspected of murder in Germany had been convicted of a violent crime in Greece, reports say.
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Faryadi Sarwar Zardad: UK deports warlord who tortured Afghans

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 13:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former Afghan warlord is deported after serving a landmark prison term in the UK for torture.
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Lionel Messi meets Afghan boy who became viral star

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 11:06

An Afghan boy who became an online hit after wearing a homemade shirt bearing Lionel Messi's famous number 10 meets his hero.
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Afghan Vice-President Dostum accused of sex assault

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 3:26

A senior Afghan official says he was sexually molested by Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum.
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona star meets Afghan boy who became viral star

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 14:09

Six-year-old Murtaza Ahmad, who became an online hit after wearing a homemade shirt bearing Lionel Messi's famous number 10, meets his hero.
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Messi meets Afghan plastic T-shirt boy

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 12:15

An Afghan boy who became an online hit after wearing a homemade shirt bearing Lionel Messi's number 10 meets his hero.
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The case of Maria L

Friday, December 9th 2016, 0:01
related countries: Germany Germany

The arrest of an Afghan asylum seeker over a murder in Germany triggers tension and debate over immigrant crime.
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Freiburg murder: Germans urged not to scapegoat migrants

Monday, December 5th 2016, 17:44

Germans are urged not to scapegoat migrants, as an Afghan youth is suspected of rape and murder.
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'Hunted down'

Monday, December 5th 2016, 11:07

How one Afghan migrant woman was followed by her allegedly abusive husband to the gates of Europe.
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Bowe Bergdahl appeals to Obama for pardon

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 18:27
related countries: United States United States

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his unit in Afghanistan, asks President Obama for a pardon.
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Afghan policewomen face down their fears to serve

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 0:23

The Afghan women risking all to join the police.
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Merkel reaches out to tearful Afghan refugee boy

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 12:28
related countries: Germany Germany

An Afghan boy's emotional "thank you" to Germany's Chancellor Merkel moves her party allies.
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Afghan boy in Germany thanks Merkel during migrant debate

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 12:06
related countries: Germany Germany

An Afghan boy, Edris, thanks German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a debate on the migrant crisis.
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Afghanistan's Top Guns: The pilots taking on the Taliban

Saturday, November 26th 2016, 23:57
related countries: United States United States

The US-led Nato coalition is training a new breed of pilots in Afghanistan to support forces fighting the Taliban.
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Survivor tells of Kabul mosque attack

Monday, November 21st 2016, 17:22
related places: Kabul

At least 27 people have been in killed in a suicide attack on a Shia Muslim mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, police say.
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Afghanistan Kabul mosque suicide attack kills dozens

Monday, November 21st 2016, 16:12
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber kills at least 27 people at a Shia Muslim mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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US Bagram airbase bomber was 'an employee' and ex-Taliban

Sunday, November 13th 2016, 20:11
related countries: United States United States

A bomber who killed four at a US airbase in Afghanistan was an employee at the facility, it emerges.
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Bagram blast: Bomber kills Americans at Afghan base

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 16:50
related countries: United States United States

A suicide bomber kills four Americans inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan: Fatal attack on German consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif

Friday, November 11th 2016, 11:02
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Mazar

A suicide bomber rams a truck into the German consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, killing four people.
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Afghan 'green-eyed girl': Pakistan deports Sharbat Gula

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 15:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Afghan woman made famous by a National Geographic front cover in 1985 has been deported from Pakistan after she was found with fake ID papers.
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Al-Qaeda leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 2:20
related countries: United States United States

The US confirms the death of a senior al-Qaeda leader targeted by a US drone strike in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan to deport 'green-eyed girl' back to Afghanistan

Friday, November 4th 2016, 11:34

Pakistan is to deport Sharbat Gula, the National Geographic "green-eyed girl", back to Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan Nato: '30 civilians killed' during Taliban fighting

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 15:31

Thirty civilians are said to have died in fighting in Afghanistan which involved Nato air strikes.
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'Afghan Girl': National Geographic star denied bail

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016, 13:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

National Geographic's iconic Afghan refugee is denied bail in Pakistan over ID card fraud charges.
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'Afghan Girl': National Geographic star 'should be bailed'

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 20:51

National Geographic's iconic Afghan refugee should be bailed, Pakistan's interior minister says.
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Al-Qaeda leader 'targeted by US drone strike in Afghanistan'

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 23:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

US military officials say a drone strike targeted a senior al-Qaeda leader in north eastern Afghanistan on Sunday.
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Afghan Girl: National Geographic photographer vows to help

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 18:14

The photographer whose National Geographic image immortalised an Afghan refugee vows to help after reports that she is arrested in Pakistan for ID fraud.
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Thirty abducted civilians killed by IS in Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 8:14

IS-linked militants in Afghanistan kidnap and kill 30 civilians, officials tell the BBC.
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Afghanistan opium production up 43% - UN drugs watchdog

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 9:35

Afghanistan's illicit trade in the main ingredient for heroin has jumped, which the United Nations calls "a worrying reversal".
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Coming home

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 23:55

A humanitarian catastrophe is looming as thousands of Afghan refugees are sent home this winter. Ahmed Rashid asks who is speaking up for Afghans?
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