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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.

World news related to Afghanistan – overview

Afghanistan: news

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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VIDEO: UK troops' last year in Afghanistan

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 18:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

UK and US troops are in their final year in Afghanistan and are due to leave by the end of December.
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Afghan 'suicide girl' may go home

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 12:18

The Afghan authorities say a girl whose brother allegedly sent her on a suicide mission may be returned to her family, despite her plea for a new home.
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Ex-Pentagon chief criticises Obama

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 15:08
related countries: United States United States

In a new memoir, former US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates lambasts President Obama's handling of the Afghan war.
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Afghan girl with suicide vest held

Monday, January 6th 2014, 13:28

An Afghan girl as young as eight has been detained wearing a suicide vest in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Female official killed in Herat

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 16:14
related places: Herat

Gunmen in Afghanistan have killed a senior female official in the western city of Herat, police say.
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Soldier killed in Afghanistan named

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 16:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier killed in Afghanistan two days before Christmas is named as Captain Richard Holloway, 29, of The Royal Engineers.
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Army boss in Taliban attacks warning

Friday, December 27th 2013, 13:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The head of the British army warns the Taliban could re-take lost territory after UK troops leave Afghanistan, but says he is "extremely proud" of the Army's work.
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VIDEO: Christmas at Camp Bastion

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 8:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Some 5,000 British service personnel are spending Christmas in Afghanistan, along with tens of thousands of other international forces.
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VIDEO: Asia's Christmas Day celebrations

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 5:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Christmas Day is being celebrated by people in countries across Asia, including Pakistan, Cambodia and Afghanistan.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 20:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Royal Engineers soldier is killed after coming under enemy fire in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence say.
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Afghans set up Belgium protest camp

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 2:30
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Mons

Hundreds of Afghan asylum seekers set up a protest camp in the Belgian town of Mons, demanding to meet Prime Minister Elio di Rupo.
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Afghan general warns over pact delay

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 15:04
related countries: United States United States

A top Afghan general tells the BBC his country may be dangerously exposed if a security pact with the US on its military withdrawal is not signed soon.
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PM sends Christmas message to troops

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 22:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron praises the "service and heroism" of British soldiers in Afghanistan and reiterates his pledge to bring them home by the end of 2014.
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Acquitted murder trial Marines named

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 17:39

Two Royal Marines who were acquitted of the murder of an injured insurgent in Afghanistan have been publicly named for the first time.
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Two tales of brutality to women in Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 6:58

The Afghan woman who got away - and the one who didn't
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US soldiers killed in Afghan crash

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 15:29

Six American soldiers are killed in a crash involving an aircraft in southern Afghanistan, says the Nato-led Isaf coalition.
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What kind of Afghanistan will foreign forces leave?

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 12:15

What kind of Afghanistan do foreign forces leave behind?
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VIDEO: PM hails Afghan 'mission accomplished'

Monday, December 16th 2013, 22:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that British troops can leave Afghanistan in 2014 with "heads held high" after a "job very well done".
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UK Afghan mission accomplished - PM

Monday, December 16th 2013, 21:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK troops can come home from Afghanistan in 2014 knowing that their mission has been accomplished, David Cameron says on a pre-Christmas visit to the country.
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Australia troops leave Afghan base

Monday, December 16th 2013, 4:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia closes its main military base in Afghanistan and its last combat troops withdraw from Uruzgan province.
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Marine not a murderer, says wife

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 18:59

The wife of a marine convicted of murdering an Afghan national in 2011 says her husband was acting under the extreme pressure of conflict.
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Afghan capital blast 'an accident'

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 6:42
related places: Kabul

A powerful explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul, was an accident at a depot for unexploded ordinance, Afghan officials say.
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US veteran aims to be Afghan sole trader

Monday, December 9th 2013, 0:13
related countries: United States United States

The US veteran and his flip-flop factory for Afghanistan
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Life along the Afghan ring road

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 2:23

Beauty and risk on a journey around Afghanistan
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Marine jailed for Afghan murder

Friday, December 6th 2013, 16:37

Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman has been sentenced to life in prison by a court martial for murdering an insurgent in Afghanistan.
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Convicted Marine sergeant named

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 17:11

A Royal Marine who murdered an injured insurgent in Afghanistan is named as Sgt Alexander Blackman, after the High Court lifted an anonymity order.
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VIDEO: Afghan concerns over security

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 7:48

Personal safety and growing fears about corruption and unemployment dominate the concerns of most Afghans, according to a survey published by the Asia Foundation, which helps to shape international policy on Afghanistan.
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