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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

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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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
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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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