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News: Afghanistan

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: Afghan aid projects 'at risk'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 23:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Many British aid projects in Afghanistan are too ambitious and may fail to survive the withdrawal of international forces, according to an independent report for the government.
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Nato strike kills Afghan soldiers

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 10:47

At least five soldiers from the Afghan army have been killed in a Nato air strike in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan and Nato officials say.
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Karzai brother quits Afghan poll

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 8:04

The brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai drops out of the forthcoming election race to endorse fellow candidate Zalmai Rassoul.
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VIDEO: Plight of malnourished Afghan children

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 23:07

Half of all children under five in Afghanistan are suffering from the effects of malnutrition, according to estimations.
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Taliban fighters freed by jail trick

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 16:27
related places: Kandahar

Prison officials in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar have been tricked into releasing a dozen Taliban fighters.
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Afghanistan clinch historic victory

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 16:23
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 32 runs at the Asia Cup, their historic first victory over a Test-playing nation.
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Afghan notebook: Illiterate army

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 1:19

Millions spent but little to show for it in Afghanistan
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VIDEO: Afghan voices: The woodcutter's story

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 20:14

Azim, a woodcutter, tells how decades of conflict have left many Afghan people with few opportunities to prosper.
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US Afghan pullout 'may harm morale'

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 17:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

America's top military officer says speculation over a possible total US pullout from Afghanistan in 2014 could encourage the Taliban.
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VIDEO: US planning full Afghan pullout

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 5:04
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama has warned his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai that the US may pull all of its troops out of his country by the year's end.
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US plans full Afghanistan pullout

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 23:03
related countries: United States United States

President Obama tells Afghan leader Hamid Karzai the US may withdraw all its troops by the end of the year if no security deal is signed.
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Afghan suicide bomb 'kills nine'

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 17:13

A suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan kills nine people, officials say.
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Afghanistan medical crisis 'deepens'

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 11:27

Despite years of aid, medical care in Afghanistan remains severely limited as casualty rates from violence climb, warns humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres.
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Afghan army 'had warning' of attack

Monday, February 24th 2014, 18:38

The Afghan army had prior warning of a Taliban attack that killed 21 Afghan soldiers at a checkpoint on Sunday, the BBC has learned.
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Afghan troops die in Taliban attack

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 15:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kunar, Taliban

Taliban fighters kill 21 Afghan soldiers in an attack on a checkpoint in Kunar province close to Afghanistan's border with Pakistan.
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Afghan notebook: Bomb-proof call centre

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 0:09

Afghan bomb-proof call centre answers election queries
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Afghan notebook: Struggling restaurants

Monday, February 17th 2014, 21:36

How the city's best eateries cope with security threats
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Karzai orders rewrite of abuse bill

Monday, February 17th 2014, 12:31

Afghan President Hamid Karzai orders last-minute changes to controversial draft legislation critics say would let domestic abusers off the hook.
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VIDEO: From Olympic pool to execution site

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 19:08
related countries: United States United States

The Taliban marks the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan by calling on Afghans to drive out US troops.
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Afghan notebook: A last bar of Russian chocolate

Friday, February 14th 2014, 21:18
related countries: Russia Russia

Afghans remember lost treats - and look to the future
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Prisoners in US-Afghan row freed

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 16:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bagram

Afghan authorities release 65 detainees from the Bagram detention centre, a move the US condemns as "deeply regrettable".
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VIDEO: Former Afghan prisoners enjoy freedom

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 15:12
related places: Bagram

The BBC's David Loyn speaks to some of the 65 prisoners released from high security Bagram detention centre.
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Afghan-US row over detainee release

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 2:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bagram

Afghanistan says it will go ahead with the release of 65 detainees from Bagram detention centre despite the US insisting the men are "dangerous".
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Illegal hunts on rise in Afghanistan

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 13:40

Illegal wildlife hunting is on the increase in Afghanistan, threatening several vulnerable species, campaigners say.
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Alarm as Kabul records polio case

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 0:38
related places: Kabul

A three-year-old girl is diagnosed with polio in Kabul - the Afghan capital's first case of the disease since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
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In pictures: Afghan box camera

Monday, February 10th 2014, 10:34

Afghanistan's disappearing street photographers
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Spike in Afghan civilian casualties

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 9:11

The number of civilians killed and wounded in Afghanistan rose 14% in 2013, with women and children particularly badly affected, the UN says.
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Afghan notebook: On song, off message

Friday, February 7th 2014, 21:40

A famous Afghan singer's musical rebuke to Karzai
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AUDIO: Boy risked Tunnel death to reach UK

Friday, February 7th 2014, 15:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Afghan boy has told the BBC how he smuggled himself into Britain by hiding on a Channel Tunnel train.
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Taliban capture British military dog

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 17:43
related countries: United States United States

ISAF officials in Afghanistan have confirmed that the military dog captured by the Taliban, belonged to British forces.
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VIDEO: Taliban 'capture US military dog'

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 12:41
related countries: United States United States

The Taliban claim to have captured a dog belonging to US troops during fighting in eastern Afghanistan last December.
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Afghan election campaign under way

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 12:20
related places: Kabul

The campaign for Afghanistan's 5 April presidential election is formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul.
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Afghan election workers shot dead

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 18:56
related places: Herat

Two Afghan election workers for presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah are shot dead in Herat, the day before official campaigning starts.
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The story of Afghan cricket

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 2:16

How Afghan cricket got a new lease of life
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VIDEO: US troops pull out of Afghanistan

Friday, January 31st 2014, 11:53
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's David Loyn spends time with American troops as they prepare to pull out of Afghanistan taking their military equipment with them.
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VIDEO: Karzai on his legacy in Afghanistan

Friday, January 31st 2014, 11:37
related countries: United States United States

The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai has been talking to the BBC about the US troop withdrawal from his country and his legacy surrounding any future security agreement.
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VIDEO: Afghan voices: The businesswoman

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 20:16

Businesswoman Hassina Sherjan speaks to the BBC in the first of a monthly series hearing from ordinary Afghan men and women about their hopes and fears for the future.
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VIDEO: US military equipment leaves Afghanistan

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 9:14
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, United States United States

The BBC's David Loyn reports from Manas base in Kyrgyzstan as US troops pack up military equipment as part of their withdrawal from Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: US soldiers check out of Afghanistan

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 7:46
related countries: United States United States

David Loyn reports from a military transit base in Manas, Kyrgyzstan as some US soldiers head home from Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Year of change ahead for Afghans

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 0:34

It is a big year for Afghanistan, with all foreign combat troops expected to be gone by the end of 2014, and presidential elections expected in April.
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The mammoth military task of leaving Afghanistan

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 18:10

How do you get military aircraft, trucks and weapons back home?
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Equality rules at 'Sandhurst in the Sand'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Sandhurst

How the UK's Afghanistan legacy may promote equality
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VIDEO: Rare look inside fight against Taliban

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Afghan army's chief of staff says they will not lose ground to the Taliban after British troops leave at the end of 2014.
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US condemns Afghan prisoner release

Monday, January 27th 2014, 8:23
related countries: United States United States

The US military condemns an order by the Afghan government to release 37 prisoners deemed by the Americans to pose a threat to security.
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Will the Taliban retake Afghanistan?

Monday, January 27th 2014, 2:44

Will the Taliban take over in Afghanistan?
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VIDEO: Will the Taliban take over again?

Monday, January 27th 2014, 0:57
related places: Kabul

The BBC's world affairs editor John Simpson visits Kabul to discover what shape Afghan government forces are in and whether the Taliban could take over again.
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Deadly suicide bombing hits Kabul

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 4:38
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber blows himself up near a bus carrying soldiers in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least four people, official say.
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Afghan-US deal 'hinges on talks'

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 21:21
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai again says he will not sign a US security deal until peace process is under way with Taliban
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US general warns of Afghan civil war

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 8:11
related countries: United States United States

An American general who led Nato troops in Afghanistan warns that the greatest danger facing the country when foreign troops leave is civil war.
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Taliban assault on Nato Afghan base

Monday, January 20th 2014, 10:50
related places: Kandahar

Nato officials in Afghanistan say one of their soldiers was killed when troops repelled a Taliban attack on a base in southern Kandahar province.
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VIDEO: Improving the Army's kit: The SA80

Monday, January 20th 2014, 5:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Staff Sergeant Nick Brown explains how the standard issue personal rifle has been modified and updated during the British combat mission in Afghanistan.
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'Foreign spies' behind Kabul attack

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 15:56
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan's National Security Council has accused "foreign intelligence services" of being behind Friday's deadly attack on a Kabul restaurant.
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Two Britons killed in Kabul attack

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 14:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

Two Britons, one of them a Labour Party MEP candidate, were among 21 victims of a suicide attack at a restaurant in Afghanistan, the Foreign Office says.
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Security probe after Kabul attack

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 13:42
related places: Kabul

Three Afghan officials are suspended as an investigation begins into an attack on a restaurant that killed 21 people, many of them foreigners.
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Kabul attack kills foreign officials

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 11:51
related places: Kabul

A senior IMF official and four UN employees were among 21 people killed in a bomb and gun attack on a restaurant in Kabul, officials say.
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Owner dies defending Kabul restaurant

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 2:42
related places: Kabul

Popular restaurateur died defending Taverna from Taliban
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Afghans in Belgium fear return home

Saturday, January 18th 2014, 1:54
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Belgium's Afghan asylum seekers refuse to go home
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Kabul restaurant attack 'kills 14'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 23:04
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomb and gun attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital kills at least 14 people, including an IMF representative.
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Defiant Taliban eye return to power

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 18:03

An Afghan Taliban spokesman tells the BBC it is "confident of victory" over Nato-led forces, amid scepticism about the militants' ability to make a comeback.
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VIDEO: 'Confident of victory': Taliban interview

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 17:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

In a rare interview with the BBC, the Taliban tell the BBC's John Simpson that they will retake control of Afghanistan when British and US troops leave at the end of 2014.
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Atheist given religious asylum in UK

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 16:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Afghan citizen is granted asylum in the UK for religious reasons, because he is an atheist.
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Afghan 'suicide girl' reveals ordeal

Monday, January 13th 2014, 3:01

An Afghan girl tells the BBC how her family ordered her to wear a suicide vest and attack a police checkpoint in Helmand province.
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AUDIO: Afghan girl's family 'forced attack'

Monday, January 13th 2014, 1:17

A young Afghan girl found wearing a suicide vest has told the BBC how her family tried to force her to attack a police checkpoint.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan's new entrepreneurs

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 8:46
related places: Kabul

The BBC's Caroline Wyatt reports from Kabul's old city on the hopeful signs in Afghanistan, despite the scars of decades of war.
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US 'concern' over Afghan releases

Friday, January 10th 2014, 3:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Washington expresses concern about a plan by the Afghan government to release scores of prisoners considered by the US to be dangerous.
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Afghan Taliban prisoners to be freed

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 22:47
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan says it will release scores of prisoners regarded by the US as a security threat, saying there is insufficient evidence against them.
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