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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: 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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US halts shipments from Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 0:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US military halts its ground cargo shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan because of the risk to drivers after protests over US drone strikes.
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VIDEO: One-way trade route in Afghanistan

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 19:07
related countries: United States United States

The United States is threatening to pull out of a security pact with Afghanistan unless it is signed by the end of the year - without the pact trade routes could be threatened.
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Afghan police killed by truck bomb

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 6:55

At least four Afghan policemen are killed after a suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into a police base, officials say.
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Sharif vow on Afghan Taliban talks

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 14:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif promises help to facilitate talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, during a visit to Kabul.
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Karzai condemns 'deadly US strike'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 7:36
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemns a US air strike that killed a small child and injured two women in southern Helmand province.
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VIDEO: Pakistan militants a growing threat?

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 1:05

As Nato forces prepare to leave Afghanistan, the Taliban remains a threat and another militant group in the region also continues to cause concern.
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VIDEO: Pakistan protests block Nato supplies

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 8:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Nato, Peshawar

Protests against US drone strikes in Pakistan have begun targeting a border crossing near Peshawar - a key supply route for Nato troops in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan protesters block Nato route

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 7:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Protesters in Pakistan block the main supply route for provisions destined for Nato troops in Afghanistan over the contentious issue of drone strikes.
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Karzai stands by US deal delay

Monday, November 25th 2013, 22:38
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan president refuses to back down on his decision not to sign a key security deal in a meeting with the US national security adviser.
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VIDEO: Nato trucks blocked in Pakistan

Monday, November 25th 2013, 15:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Protesters in north-west Pakistan have been stopping vehicles on the main Nato supply route into Afghanistan, in an effort to stop provisions reaching troops.
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Afghans urge US pact deal this year

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 10:34
related countries: United States United States

A security pact with the US is backed by Afghan elders who call for it to be signed this year rather than delayed as President Karzai wants.
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US-Afghan clash on pact timetable

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 11:35
related countries: United States United States

The US says a new, post-2014 security deal with Afghanistan should be signed by the end of the year - conflicting with views of the Afghan president.
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Obama pledge as Afghan pact debated

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 19:23
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama writes a letter vowing to respect Afghanistan's sovereignty, as Afghan elders debate a crucial post-2014 security pact.
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Loya Jirga debates US-Afghan pact

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 12:10
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan president urges an assembly of tribal elders to back a new security deal with the US, which he says would see 15,000 foreign troops stay in the country after 2014.
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Afghan-US security deal 'finalised'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 22:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

The US says it has reached agreement with Afghan officials on the text of a deal paving the way for some US troops to remain after 2014.
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Afghan refugees 'abused in Iran'

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 6:42
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch accuses Iran of failing to protect Afghan refugees from abuse.
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Afghan-US deal strikes impasse

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 5:58
related countries: United States United States

US and Afghan officials give conflicting reports of a compromise designed to save a security deal that will allow US forces to remain in Afghanistan after next year.
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The 'dissenting' clerics killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 2:03

Militants silence hundreds of Afghan religious scholars
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Afghan-US security deal at impasse

Monday, November 18th 2013, 22:06
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan government rejects a key proposal of a security agreement with the US, putting the deal in doubt days before tribal leaders consider it.
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Killed Afghans 'had helped police'

Monday, November 18th 2013, 14:46

Six men whose bodies were found over the weekend in southern Afghanistan had helped with police work, local officials say.
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Deadly suicide bombing hits Kabul

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 19:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

At least 10 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul near a compound where an Afghan-US security pact is to be debated.
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VIDEO: Will Afghanistan descend into civil war?

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 11:57

Documentary photographer Robert Nickelsberg talks to the BBC about the more than three decades he has spent covering conflicts in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Afghan opium yield at record level

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 15:39

Afghan opium cultivation has reached record levels, with more than 200,000 hectares planted with the poppy, according to the United Nations.
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Afghan opium harvest at record high

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 7:41

Afghan opium cultivation reaches a record level, with more than 200,000 hectares planted with the poppy for the first time, a UN report says.
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UK warns over Afghanistan commitment

Monday, November 11th 2013, 19:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain will be forced to end its long-term military commitment to Afghanistan unless its government signs a security agreement with international forces, the defence secretary warns.
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Marine murder leniency call 'wrong'

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 13:03

The armed forces should not request leniency when a Royal Marine is sentenced for murdering an Afghan insurgent, the chief of the defence staff says.
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Afghan forces up for the fight in Kunar valley

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 4:05

Remote valley may be a post-2014 template for Afghan army
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Murder 'must not besmirch marines'

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 12:49

The PM says a Royal Marine's conviction for murdering an Afghan should not "besmirch" the organisation, as an ex-commander urges sentencing clemency.
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Marine guilty of Afghanistan murder

Friday, November 8th 2013, 20:56

A Royal Marine is found guilty of murdering an injured Afghan insurgent, in what the prosecution called "an execution", but two others are cleared.
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Afghan 'execution' audio released

Thursday, November 7th 2013, 15:35

The audio of a conversation between three Royal Marines as they allegedly murdered a captured Afghan insurgent is released by a judge.
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Imran Khan presses for Nato blockade

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 14:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Nato, Taliban

Pakistani politician Imran Khan threatens to block Nato supply lines to Afghanistan in protest at the killing by a US drone of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud.
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Marine thought Afghan 'already dead'

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 14:45

A Royal Marine accused of shooting dead an injured insurgent in Afghanistan tells a court martial he believed the Afghan was dead at the time.
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Afghan villagers kill alleged bomber

Monday, October 28th 2013, 17:19
related places: Ghazni

A man was stoned to death in Afghanistan's Ghazni province because villagers believed he set off a bomb that killed 18 wedding guests, officials say.
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Karzai to meet Pakistan PM in UK

Monday, October 28th 2013, 10:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is beginning a visit to Britain, during which he will hold talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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VIDEO: Afghan rapper voices women's rights

Monday, October 28th 2013, 10:16

Paradise, a female Afghan rapper has retuned to her home country after years of living abroad, hoping to succeed in Afghanistan's music industry. Her songs are about women's rights and gender equality issues.
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Afghan bomb kills wedding guests

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 15:03
related places: Ghazni, Kabul

A roadside bomb attack in Ghazni province, south of the Afghan capital Kabul, has killed 18 people on their way to a wedding, officials say.
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VIDEO: Fatal row at 'Afghan Sandhurst'

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 13:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

An Afghan soldier has been shot dead and three Nato colleagues wounded in a dispute at a British-run officer training academy near Kabul.
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Fatal row near UK-run Afghan academy

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 9:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

A row which left an Afghan soldier dead and three Nato colleagues wounded occurred at the perimeter gate of the new UK-run officer training base in Kabul, it emerges.
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Afghan-Nato soldier row turns deadly

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 11:56
related places: Kabul

An Afghan soldier is killed at a military base in the capital Kabul after a row with international troops turned violent, officials say.
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VIDEO: 'Afghan Sandhurst' launched in Kabul

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 14:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul, Sandhurst

A military academy, based on Sandhurst in the UK, has launched in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: UNICEF: World must stand by Afghans

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 11:34

The head of the UN children's agency UNICEF has warned that Afghanistan risks drifting back into civil war if international donors do not continue funding programmes.
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US signs deal to use Romanian base

Friday, October 18th 2013, 23:01
related countries: Romania Romania, United States United States

The US agrees a deal with Romania to use its air base as a key transit point for American forces leaving Afghanistan, officials have said.
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Afghan militants attack Isaf convoy

Friday, October 18th 2013, 16:58
related places: Kabul

Taliban militants attack convoy outside an international compound on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, Kabul, security sources say.
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Six soldiers 'unlawfully killed'

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 15:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Six British soldiers who died in an Afghan bomb blast in March 2012 were "unlawfully killed on active service", a coroner rules.
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Afghan veteran gets Medal of Honor

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 0:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honor

President Barack Obama awards the highest US military honour to a hero of a ferocious Afghan firefight who questioned his superior officers.
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Bomb in mosque kills Afghan governor

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 18:37

A governor in eastern Afghanistan is killed by a bomb apparently hidden in a microphone during prayers at a mosque for the Muslim festival of Eid.
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Grim consequences of Afghan Governor Jamal's death

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 17:28

Demoralising effect of Afghan governor's murder
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier described as "the brightest and the best" has been killed by enemy fire while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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