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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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Kabul shrine attack kills Shia Muslims during Ashura

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 21:41
related places: Kabul

Gunmen open fire at a key shrine in Kabul, where Shia Muslims had gathered for Ashura, a religious day of mourning.
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'We could be hanged'

Friday, October 7th 2016, 2:35

Four members of the LGBT community talk to the BBC about their secret lives in Afghanistan, where homosexuality is a taboo subject.
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Afghanistan aid: Donors promise $15.2bn in Brussels

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 20:33
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

International donors are committing $15.2bn in aid to get Afghanistan through the next four years.
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Hiding in terror

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 14:54

Two residents in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz tell of their terror as fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government traps them in basements.
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Kunduz assault: Taliban forces 'defeated'

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 4:48

The governor of Afghanistan's Kunduz province says Taliban forces which staged an assault on the provincial capital have been defeated.
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Kunduz assault: Afghan forces 'in control of city'

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 20:49

Afghan security forces drive Taliban fighters out of Kunduz city centre after a day of fierce fighting, Nato and local authorities say.
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Grim odyssey

Monday, September 26th 2016, 23:25
related countries: Austria Austria, Italy Italy, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Udine

Asylum seekers - mainly Afghan and Pakistani men - leave Austria for Italy, but they face bleak conditions in the city of Udine, Bethany Bell reports.
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Liverpool calling

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 23:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cambridge, Kabul

When 15-year-old Waheed Arian arrived in the UK from 1990s Afghanistan, he was told he would probably become a taxi driver. Some years later, he started a degree at the University of Cambridge and has now set up a scheme where British doctors advise
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Afghanistan strikes deal with warlord

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 14:32

Afghanistan's government signs an agreement with the Hezb-e-Islami militant group, led by notorious militant Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
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New York bombing suspect named as Ahmad Khan Rahami

Monday, September 19th 2016, 15:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

US officials name Ahmad Khan Rahami as a suspect wanted in connection with New York and New Jersey attacks.
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US hostage rescue bid in Afghanistan fails

Thursday, September 8th 2016, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

US forces in Afghanistan carried out a failed attempt to rescue two hostages last month, the Pentagon has revealed.
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Afghan blasts: Kabul charity hit by bomb and gun attack

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 8:22
related places: Kabul

An attack on the offices of an international charity in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, has left at least one civilian dead, officials say.
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Afghan blasts: Twin Kabul explosions 'kill 24 people'

Monday, September 5th 2016, 19:20
related places: Kabul

Twin blasts in the Afghan capital Kabul kill at least 24 people and injure 91 near the defence ministry, officials say.
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Afghanistan bus inferno kills dozens

Sunday, September 4th 2016, 6:20

An inferno sparked by the collision of a passenger bus and fuel tanker in southern Afghanistan kills at least 36 people.
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Australian aid worker Kerry Wilson freed in Afghanistan

Monday, August 29th 2016, 4:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Aid worker Kerry Jane Wilson who was abducted earlier April in Afghanistan has now been freed, says Australia's foreign minister.
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Back to the tents?

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 23:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan has told all three million Afghan refugees within its borders to leave - causing chaos on its borders, the BBC's M Ilyas Khan reports.
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Kabul raid: Seven students among 13 dead in university attack

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 3:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

Thirteen people including seven students died in an attack by gunmen on the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul, police say.
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Afghan troops 'retake Kunduz district from Taliban'

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 15:32
related places: Khanabad

Afghan government forces have pushed the Taliban back from a key northern district near Kunduz, the provincial governor says.
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Pakistan helicopter crew freed in Afghanistan

Saturday, August 13th 2016, 8:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The crew of a Pakistani helicopter forced to land in an Afghan district where the Taliban are active are freed and transferred to Pakistan.
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IS leader in Afghanistan killed, US believes

Friday, August 12th 2016, 21:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Hafiz Saeed Khan, leader of so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan and Pakistan, died in a US drone strike last month, the US now believes.
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Taliban conflict: Thousands flee as fighting threatens Helmand

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 16:37

Thousands of people flee intense fighting in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province as government forces battle Taliban insurgents.
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US and Australian professors kidnapped in Afghanistan

Monday, August 8th 2016, 6:49
related places: Kabul

Two foreign professors, one from the US and one from Australia, are kidnapped in the Afghan capital Kabul, police tell the BBC.
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Afghan Islamic State releases captured US kit photos

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 17:40
related countries: United States United States

The Islamic State group releases photos of weapons and kit belonging to US soldiers discarded after fighting in Afghanistan.
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