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VIDEO: BBC goes back to Camp Bastion

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 20:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghan army forces are beginning a major operation to recapture areas of Helmand lost to the Taliban since the British withdrawal.
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Could the Taliban rift be healing?

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 9:16

Could the Afghan Taliban rift be healing?
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Afghanistan's ArtLords try to reclaim Kabul

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 23:16
related places: Kabul

The ArtLords armed with paintbrushes
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VIDEO: Afghan president: 'No sympathy for migrants'

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 6:38

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has taken a tough stance on the tens of thousands of his citizens who are fleeing the country to make the dangerous journey to Europe.
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US $86m spy plane 'never used'

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 22:50
related countries: United States United States

The US Drug Enforcement Administration spent $86m (£60m) on a spy plane to be flown in Afghanistan, but it was never used, a government report says.
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Afghanistan bow out with shock WI win

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 13:34

West Indies suffer a shock six-run defeat by Afghanistan, but still advance to the World Twenty20 semi-finals as group winners.
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VIDEO: Farkhunda's story one year on

Friday, March 18th 2016, 0:09

One year on from her brutal killing, the death of Farkhunda Malikzada continues to reopen old wounds in Afghanistan.
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US troops punished over hospital attack

Thursday, March 17th 2016, 22:41
related countries: United States United States

The US military disciplines more than a dozen service members after an air strike on an Afghan hospital killed 42 people last year.
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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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