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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

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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VIDEO: Afghan women hitting the saddle

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 12:32

A group of young Afghan women challenge the stereotypes of their nation by training to compete in cycle races.
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Drone 'kills Afghan IS commander'

Monday, February 9th 2015, 15:10

A drone strike in Afghanistan has killed former Taliban commander Mullah Abdul Rauf, who recently swore allegiance to Islamic State, officials say.
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Pakistan trains Afghan army cadets

Friday, February 6th 2015, 11:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Six Afghan army cadets report for training in Pakistan, another sign of increased cooperation between the two neighbours.
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Suicide bomber hits Afghan funeral

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 14:09

At least 12 people are killed in a suicide attack on a funeral in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan economy stagnates amid political deadlock

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 2:25

Political vacuum leaves Afghan businesses feeling blocked
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Afghan cabinet's birthing troubles

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 1:22

Why Afghanistan still has no government
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Afghan journalists face increasing danger - report

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 5:31

Afghan journalists face increasing dangers
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New cabinet blow for Afghan leader

Monday, January 19th 2015, 19:00

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani suffers another setback as he seeks to form a cabinet almost four months after taking office
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Wanted Afghan nominee denies charges

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 17:12
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Afghanistan's nominee for agriculture minister, who is on Interpol's most-wanted list, denies charges of fraud and tax evasion from his time in Estonia.
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Afghan nominee on 'most-wanted' list

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 21:43

The Afghan president's office investigates after it emerges that President Ashraf Ghani's nominee for agriculture minister is on Interpol's most-wanted list.
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Afghan arrests over school attack

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 14:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Five men suspected of involvement in the massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, are arrested across the border in Afghanistan.
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Viewpoint: Ghani needs Pakistan help with Taliban talks

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 18:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Why Kabul needs Pakistan's help for dialogue with militants
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Islamic State 'recruiting Afghan fighters'

Monday, January 12th 2015, 18:20

Are Afghans swapping the Taliban white flag for Islamic State black?
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Afghan unity government announced

Monday, January 12th 2015, 12:27

An Afghan government of unity is announced after months of negotiations between new President Ashraf Ghani and defeated rival Abdullah Abdullah.
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Former Afghanistan coach stabbed

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 14:13
related places: Kabul

A former Afghanistan team coach is in hospital after being stabbed near his home outside Kabul, according to police.
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Taliban 'turn down Afghan posts'

Friday, January 9th 2015, 9:36

The Taliban have been offered posts in Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's new government but have turned them down, the BBC understands.
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VIDEO: Deadlock over Afghan government

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 7:10

Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as the new Afghan president in September 2014 but he has still not formed a cabinet.
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Afghan leader queries exit deadline

Monday, January 5th 2015, 8:19

The Afghan president says America's two-year deadline to pull out the last of its troops may need to be re-examined as Taliban attacks continue.
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'US drone' kills Pakistan militants

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 15:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US drone strike near the Afghan border has killed at least six militants, security officials in Pakistan say, as they pursue their own offensive.
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VIDEO: Reviving the Afghan musical soul

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 9:09

A new generation of musicians in Afghanistan is reviving the country's cultural traditions after years of living in a country where music was banned by the Taliban.
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Rocket kills 20 at Afghan wedding

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 5:29

At least 20 people were killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province when a wedding party was hit by a stray rocket., officials say.
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Taliban declares 'defeat' of Nato

Monday, December 29th 2014, 17:11
related countries: United States United States

A Taliban spokesman declares the "defeat" of the US and its allies, a day after the coalition officially ended its combat mission in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Flag ceremony marks new Afghan phase

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 15:14

Nato has formally ended its 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan - heralding the start of a new phase of support for local Afghan troops. Sanjoy Majumder reports.
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Nato marks Afghan mission change

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 12:55

Nato formally ends its 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan at a ceremony marking the beginning of a new phase of support for Afghan troops.
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VIDEO: Kabul: A precarious life after Nato

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 11:30

Nato forces will complete their pullout from Afghanistan after 13 years of conflict in days leaving the city to adjust to a precarious way of life.
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VIDEO: Army chiefs vow anti-Taliban action

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 5:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

The army chiefs of Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to co-ordinate operations along their border, a week after Taliban fighters attacked a school in Peshawar.
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Army chiefs vow anti-Taliban action

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 18:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar, Taliban

The army chiefs of Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to co-ordinate operations along their border, a week after Taliban fighters attacked a school in Peshawar.
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The film where a game decides a woman's future

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 6:40

A film that depicts rural Afghan life with an unflinching eye
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VIDEO: Returning to Afghanistan after the war

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 0:12
related countries: United States United States

The US troops who go back as part of PTSD treatment
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Afghan Guantanamo inmates freed

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 23:46

Four Afghan detainees at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have been sent back to their home country, the Pentagon says.
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Taliban kill 10 in Afghan bank raid

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 16:12

Ten people are killed and many more wounded as Taliban militants attack a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say.
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Afghanistan hit by day of violence

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 22:56
related places: Kabul

At least 20 people - including 12 members of a landmine-clearing team - are killed in a series of attacks blamed on the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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Kabul bomber attacks French school

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 19:54
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber attacks a French school in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing several people and injuring others, officials say.
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VIDEO: Taliban 'assassin' is caught on CCTV

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 12:08
related places: Kabul

The BBC's Richard Galpin reports from Kabul on an attempt on the life of Kabul's police chief at the time, Zahir Zahir, which was captured on CCTV.
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Suicide bomber kills Afghan soldiers

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 5:44
related places: Kabul

At least six Afghan soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber on the outskirts of the capital Kabul, police and officials say.
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VIDEO: Kabul suicide bomb caught on CCTV

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 0:09

Kabul's former police chief, Zahir Zahir talks about the suicide bomb in early November which he narrowly avoided.
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Afghanistan decries CIA 'violations'

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 23:20
related countries: United States United States

The new Afghan president adds his voice to widespread condemnation of past CIA interrogation techniques, following a damning US report.
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A reinvigorated anti-Taliban alliance?

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 7:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Afghan-Pakistani alliance boosted by victories, says Ahmed Rashid
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VIDEO: Nato ends Afghan combat mission

Monday, December 8th 2014, 23:22

Nato has formally ended its combat mission in Afghanistan - from the start of 2015, a new Nato force will train and support the Afghan security forces.
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Has life improved for Afghan women?

Monday, December 8th 2014, 1:31

Brave schoolgirls hope for a better future for Afghan women
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The man who found 100 bombs

Monday, December 8th 2014, 0:07

The man who found 100 bombs in Afghanistan
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US 'repatriates Taliban chief'

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 14:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Bagram, Taliban

The US is reported to have repatriated to Pakistan a senior Pakistani Taliban commander, Latif Mehsud, who was held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Afghan president 'overcoming the past'

Friday, December 5th 2014, 13:57

The BBC's Lyse Doucet speaks to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
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Kerry renews US Afghan commitments

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 17:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, More

John Kerry renews American commitments to invest in Afghanistan and create a "powerhouse" region, after a conference in London.
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VIDEO: Are pomegranates key to Afghan future?

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 13:34

Daud Qarizadah reports on plans to replace poppies with pomegranates in Afghanistan's agriculture industry.
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VIDEO: Afghan security fears impact economy

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 10:33
related places: Kabul

As foreign troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, security fears are already impacting on the country's economy, reports Mike Wooldridge from Kabul.
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Afghanistan: Can pomegranates power the economy?

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 22:58

Could humble fruit unlock Afghanistan's economic potential?
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Viewpoint: Can China bring peace to Afghanistan?

Monday, December 1st 2014, 15:05

Can China fill Nato and America's shoes?
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Kabul police chief 'back in post'

Monday, December 1st 2014, 11:31

The police chief of the Afghan capital who resigned on Sunday is to remain in post amid a rising number of militant attacks, his spokesman says.
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Suicide blast hits Afghan funeral

Monday, December 1st 2014, 9:45
related places: Baghlan

At least nine people are killed in a suicide blast targeting a funeral in Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan, police say.
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Kabul police boss quits amid attacks

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 16:58
related places: Kabul

The police chief of the Afghan capital Kabul resigns following a spate of attacks on foreigners in the city over the past two weeks.
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VIDEO: Kabul police boss quits amid attacks

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 16:51
related places: Kabul

Kabul's police chief has resigned, following a surge in attacks by Afghan militants on foreigners in the city over the past two weeks.
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Afghan attack hits UK embassy car

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 17:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British worker and an Afghan staff member among those killed.
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Left to the mercy of the Taliban

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 23:10
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan interpreters left by the US to the mercy of the Taliban
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VIDEO: Victims treated after Afghan blast

Monday, November 24th 2014, 22:08

Many children were among a crowd watching a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday when a suicide bomber struck killing at least 50.
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Children among Afghan blast victims

Monday, November 24th 2014, 12:17

Many children were among a crowd gathering to watch a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday when a suicide bomber struck, killing at least 50.
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Bomber 'kills 45' at Afghan match

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 16:22

A suicide bomber in east Afghanistan kills at least 45 people at a volleyball match, as Afghan MPs approve security deals with Nato and the US.
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Afghan MPs approve security pact

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

The lower house of the Afghan parliament approves a security agreement allowing US and Nato troops to remain in the country.
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US 'to expand' Afghan combat role

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 11:30
related countries: United States United States

US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.
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Woman becomes symbol of Afghan dead

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 17:42
related places: Kabul

A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.
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VIDEO: Afghan toddler brutally raped

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 7:05

A three-year-old girl is fighting for her life in Afghanistan after being brutally raped.
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Kabul foreigners' compound attacked

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 18:51
related places: Kabul

Police kill four Taliban suicide bombers during an attack on a compound housing foreign workers in Afghanistan's capital Kabul.
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