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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

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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US Marine receives Medal of Honor

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 20:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honor

US President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a marine who rushed towards a live grenade to shield a comrade during a Taliban attack in Afghanistan.
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Afghan hopeful to reject poll result

Thursday, June 19th 2014, 19:18

Afghan candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he will reject any final result following Saturday's presidential vote, which he says was marred by fraud.
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VIDEO: Karzai dismisses 'al-Qaeda comeback'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 22:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has dismissed the possibility of al-Qaeda linked groups making a comeback in his country in a similar way to Iraq
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Karzai rules out Iraq scenario in Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 21:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Lyse Doucet asks if Iraq scenario may unfold in Afghanistan
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Afghan president hopeful cries foul

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 13:15

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah demands an immediate halt to vote-counting amid fraud allegations.
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VIDEO: Karzai dismisses 'al-Qaeda comeback'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 7:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Afghan President Hamid Karzai dismisses the possibility of al-Qaeda linked groups making a comeback in his country in a similar way to Iraq.
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Karzai dismisses 'al-Qaeda comeback'

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 5:46

Afghan President Hamid Karzai tells the BBC there is no possibility of groups linked to al-Qaeda making a comeback.
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Afghan polls: Trading allegations of fraud

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 0:08

Little faith in Afghan polls amid fraud claims
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Pakistan and Kabul discuss security

Monday, June 16th 2014, 22:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Hamid Karzai discuss regional security amid air strikes against militants in Pakistan's north-west.
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US opens Bergdahl investigation

Monday, June 16th 2014, 19:26
related countries: United States United States

The US military has opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Sgt Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance from an Afghan outpost.
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Afghan police 'kill finger-cutters'

Monday, June 16th 2014, 15:00

Afghan police say they have killed two Taliban militants accused of cutting off the ink-stained fingers of a group of elders who voted in Saturday's presidential run-off.
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VIDEO: Pakistan offensive in N Waziristan

Monday, June 16th 2014, 0:06

Pakistan's army says it has launched a "comprehensive operation" against militants in North Waziristan, near the Afghan border.
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Pakistan in tribal area offensive

Sunday, June 15th 2014, 19:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's army says it has launched a "comprehensive operation" against militants in North Waziristan, near the Afghan border.
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Afghans vote despite Taliban attacks

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 18:05

At least 46 people are killed across Afghanistan as millions vote in the second round ballot to choose a new president, officials say.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan election polls close

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 15:11

Polls have officially closed in Afghanistan's presidential election, where voters are choosing a successor to Hamid Karzai.
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VIDEO: Afghans go back to the polls

Friday, June 13th 2014, 14:16

Voters in Afghanistan go back to the polls tomorrow to elect the country's next president.
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Bowe Bergdahl arrives back in US

Friday, June 13th 2014, 12:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier freed in May after five years in Taliban captivity arrives at a Texas military base after a flight from Germany.
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Afghanistan: What's in a name?

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 11:01

Why Afghan candidates' names are laden with meaning
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The crumbling Afghan prison built with US cash

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 11:48
related countries: United States United States

The crumbling Afghan prison built with US cash
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US investigates friendly-fire deaths

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 19:46
related countries: United States United States

US military officials investigate the reported friendly-fire incident in southern Afghanistan that killed five American soldiers and two Afghans.
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US troops killed in coalition strike

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 16:42

Five Nato soldiers have been killed in an incident in southern Afghanistan, the Nato-led force says.
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VIDEO: On the Afghan campaign trail

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 8:48

Afghans are preparing to vote in presidential elections. David Loyn has been following the two remaining contenders on their campaign trail.
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VIDEO: Bergdahl family 'gets death threats'

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 16:53
related countries: United States United States

US authorities are investigating death threats apparently emailed to the father of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier released by the Afghan Taliban last week after five years in captivity.
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VIDEO: Floods kill dozens in Afghanistan

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 1:00

Rescuers in northern Afghanistan are searching for survivors after flash floods killed more than seventy people and destroyed thousands of homes.
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Dozens killed in Afghan flash floods

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 17:03
related places: Baghlan

Flash flooding in the remote northern Afghan province of Baghlan kills at least 73 people and forces thousands from their homes, police say.
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Afghan candidate survives bombing

Friday, June 6th 2014, 11:09
related places: Kabul

The front-runner in Afghanistan's presidential election, Abdullah Abdullah, survives a deadly suicide bomb attack on his convoy in Kabul.
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Bergdahl home town cancels welcome

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 3:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Home

The home town of Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier freed from Afghan captivity, cancels a welcome rally over safety concerns, amid allegations he deserted.
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Video shows US soldier handover

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 22:08
related countries: United States United States

The Taliban release a video showing the moment US soldier Bowe Bergdahl was handed to US forces.
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Missing couple in 'Taliban' video

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 21:00
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

An American woman and a Canadian man who went missing in Afghanistan in 2012 are shown captive on videos released by their families.
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Pakistani soldiers killed in attacks

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 14:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Five people, two of them soldiers, are killed in a blast near Pakistan's capital Islamabad, while four soldiers die in a shooting near the Afghan border.
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Freed Taliban five to choose war or peace

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 17:56

Freed Taliban five could help shape course of Afghan conflict
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Afghan bomber kills Turkish workers

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 9:45
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least seven people, three of them Turkish engineers, are killed by suicide bombers in two separate attacks in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Anger over Bergdahl prisoner swap

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 0:19
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan government has reacted angrily to a US deal that freed an American soldier, in exchange for five senior Taliban militants from Guantanamo Bay.
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VIDEO: 'Our son needs time to decompress'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 20:10
related countries: United States United States

US soldier Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, who has been released after nearly five years in captivity in Afghanistan, needs time to ''decompress'', his parents have told a news conference.
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VIDEO: Taliban celebrate prisoner 'victory'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 18:37
related countries: United States United States

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has issued a rare public statement hailing the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held US soldier as a "big victory".
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Hagel praises soldier release team

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 13:09
related countries: United States United States

The US defence secretary, on a visit to Afghanistan, praises special forces involved in the release of a Taliban-held US soldier.
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US 'assured' on Afghan release deal

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 7:43
related countries: Qatar Qatar, United States United States

The US says it has received security assurances from Qatar, which has taken five Guantanamo Bay prisoners exchanged for a Taliban-held US soldier.
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Afghan notebook: Sporting chance

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 23:39

Afghan politicians wake up to the power of sport
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US soldier freed by Taliban captors

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 23:11
related countries: United States United States

The only US soldier held by the Taliban in Afghanistan is freed in a deal that includes the release of five Afghan detainees at Guantanamo.
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Pakistani strike 'kills 16 militants'

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 15:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani forces say they have killed at least 16 militants after attacks on army checkpoints near the Afghan border.
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VIDEO: Afghan wheelchair basketball team

Friday, May 30th 2014, 23:03

Afghan wheelchair basketball team play game of their lives
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Afghan Notebook: Kabul to Calais

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 3:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Afghans risking it all to reach Britain
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US to keep 9,800 Afghanistan troops

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 19:53
related countries: United States United States

The US will keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after the US concludes its combat mission at the end of this year, President Barack Obama says.
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Obama makes surprise Afghan visit

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 23:11
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama tells US troops serving in Afghanistan that America's longest war would come to "a responsible end" at the end of 2014.
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Afghanistan sacks 5,300 poll staff

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 14:32

Afghanistan's election commission sacks thousands of staff over alleged fraud, less than a month before the second round of presidential elections.
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Afghan notebook: Helmand homecoming

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 23:10
related places: Lashkar Gah

A reporter's emotional return to Lashkar Gah
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Afghanistan Indian consulate attack

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 9:45
related countries: India India
related places: Herat

Heavily-armed gunmen launch an assault on the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Herat, but diplomatic staff escape unharmed.
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Jailed ex-marine loses murder appeal

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 10:15

An ex-Royal Marine jailed for life for murdering an Afghan insurgent loses his appeal but has his minimum term cut to eight years.
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Afghan notebook: Life inside

Monday, May 19th 2014, 20:54
related places: Kabul

What's life like inside Kabul's only prison for women?
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VIDEO: Sandhurst training for Afghan recruits

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 3:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sandhurst

The first group of officer cadets at a new British-run academy in Afghanistan are now half way through their training, modelled on Sandhurst in the UK.
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