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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: New Year hope at Kabul festivities

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 22:14
related places: Kabul

In the midst of Afghanistan's growing security and economic woes, there has been a celebration of the Persian New Year.
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Afghan notebook: A voice silenced

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 6:25

Remembering Sardar, gunned down by the Taliban
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Gunmen attack Afghan election office

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:31

Insurgents attack an office of Afghanistan's electoral commission in Kabul, less than two weeks before presidential elections.
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VIDEO: Afghanistan's long distance doctors

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 11:00

Doctors are using the internet and basic software to help improve the treatment and diagnosis of patients in remote areas of Afghanistan.
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From secret school to Afghanistan's future

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 0:41

From secret school to Afghanistan's future
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VIDEO: Nine killed in Kabul hotel gun attack

Friday, March 21st 2014, 17:46
related places: Kabul

Nine people were killed when gunmen broke into a hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul and attacked diners on Thursday evening.
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Nine killed in Kabul hotel attack

Friday, March 21st 2014, 8:24
related places: Kabul

Nine people, including four foreigners, are killed when Taliban gunmen burst into a luxury hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul.
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Big rise in opium near British base

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 14:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The area used for cultivating opium around Britain's main base in Afghanistan nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2013.
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Ten policemen die in Afghan attack

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 9:29
related places: Jalalabad

At least 18 people killed as gun battles follow a car bomb attack by Taliban fighters on a city in eastern Afghanistan ahead of elections.
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The violent Turkish drama Afghan children love

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 0:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey

The bloodthirsty Turkish drama Afghan children love
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Afghan notebook: Wowing the crowds

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 21:24

On the election campaign trail in Afghanistan
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Hong Kong knocked out of World T20

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:53

Hong Kong become the first side to be knocked out of the World Twenty20 as they lose to Afghanistan by seven wickets.
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Canada troops home from Afghanistan

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 15:04
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomes home the last of his country's troops to leave Afghanistan.
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Many killed by Afghan suicide bomber

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 7:55

A suicide bomber kills at least 15 people, including women and children, at a busy market in northern Afghanistan.
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Saying goodbye to Camp Bastion

Monday, March 17th 2014, 5:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British troops scaling down their operation in Afghanistan
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UK nears end of Afghanistan pullout

Monday, March 17th 2014, 4:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troops have made another move towards their exit from Afghanistan and now just control just two bases, the MoD says.
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Bangladesh crush Afghanistan in T20

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 17:16
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

Hosts Bangladesh and newcomers Nepal seal one-sided victories on the opening day of the World Twenty20.
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The Afghan madrassa accused of radicalising women

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 1:04

The Afghan madrassa accused of radicalising women
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Untimely death blows Afghan election wide open

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 1:12

Why Afghanistan's election outcome is impossible to predict
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Journalist dies in Afghanistan attack

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 15:07
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: A

A journalist with Swedish and British nationality has been killed in Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan's vice-president dies

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 9:58

One of Afghanistan's two vice-presidents, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, has died of natural causes, a government spokesman says.
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Ex-military chief's Afghanistan plea

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Former head of the British armed forces Gen Lord Richards appeals for western powers not to give up on Afghanistan once troops withdraw.
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Miliband in Afghan visit to troops

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 21:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Labour leader Ed Miliband says he would support British military intervention in future conflicts if it was "in the national interest".
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VIDEO: Ed Miliband in Afghanistan visit

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 17:54

A Labour government would impose stiff penalties on anyone who abused or discriminated against members of the armed forces, the party's leader Ed Miliband has said.
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Afghan notebook: Downhill daredevils

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 1:22

Homemade skis and stunning views racing down Afghan slopes
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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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