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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

Afghan front-runner gains support

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 9:32

Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah wins the backing of a key rival - forming the contest's first major coalition.
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UK troops leave last Helmand outpost

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 21:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces pull out of their last forward base in Afghanistan
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RAF man 'posed with dead insurgent'

Friday, May 9th 2014, 18:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Photographs emerge which appear to show at least one British serviceman posing with the dead body of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan.
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Rescued Afghan vows to cross Channel

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 10:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A young Afghan man who was rescued from a makeshift raft off Calais vows he will try to cross the Channel again until he reaches England.
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Viewpoint: India risks destabilising Afghanistan

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 23:39
related countries: India India

Why Indian move risks destabilising Afghanistan
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Day of mourning for Afghan mudslide

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 8:21

The Afghan government declares a day of national mourning for hundreds killed when a mudslide engulfed a north-eastern village on Friday.
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VIDEO: Landslide survivors fight over bread

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 23:40

Survivors of a landslide in Afghanistan that claimed the lives of up to 2,500 people are spending a second night in freezing conditions on an open hillside.
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VIDEO: No hope left after Afghan landslide

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 19:57

Rescuers in Afghanistan have given up hope of finding any more survivors in a double landslide that is feared to have killed more than 2,500 people.
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Afghan landslide missing search ends

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 19:10

Rescuers in Afghanistan abandon their search for survivors after two landslides destroy a village and kill as many as 2,500 people.
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VIDEO: 'People can't live here anymore'

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 18:43

Rescuers in Afghanistan have given up hope of finding any more survivors in a double landslide that is feared to have killed more than 2,500 people.
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Search for Afghan landslide missing

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 12:58

Rescuers in Afghanistan are sifting through mud for a second day after a landslide that is feared to have buried at least 2,000 people.
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Afghan landslide 'kills hundreds'

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 20:47

At least 350 people have been killed and many more are missing, the UN says, after a landslide hit the Afghan province of Badakhshan.
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VIDEO: Forgotten plight of Afghan refugees

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 12:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The BBC's Kim Ghattas visits Afghan refugees in Pakistan and talks to the head of the UN's refugee agency, Antonio Gutteres.
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VIDEO: Afghans count the cost of flooding

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 18:16

BBC Persian's Bahaar Joya visits Jowzjan and Sarpol, two provinces hit hard by recent flash floods in northern and western Afghanistan.
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Taliban claim deadly Afghan bombing

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 16:36

At least 12 people are killed in a Taliban suicide bombing at a checkpoint in central Afghanistan, a spokesman for the provincial governor tells the BBC.
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Afghan flood death toll rises

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 0:22

The death toll from last week's flash floods in northern Afghanistan rises to nearly 150.
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Bomb 'kills five Pakistan Taliban'

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 13:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least five Pakistan Taliban fighters have been killed in a bombing in the South Waziristan tribal area near the Afghan border, local officials say.
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Afghans 'repel big attack on base'

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 11:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan forces backed by Nato air power repel an assault by more than 300 militants on an army base close to the Pakistani border, officials say.
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Army dog given posthumous medal

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 0:23

Sasha, a four-year-old Labrador killed alongside her handler in Afghanistan, is to be recognised for her "exceptional devotion to duty".
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UK helicopter crash personnel named

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 22:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five UK service personnel who died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Afghan crash 'a tragic accident'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 17:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A helicopter crash in Afghanistan, which killed all five British personnel on board, was likely "a tragic accident", British defence officials say.
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Five UK personnel die in Afghan crash

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 23:26

A UK helicopter has crashed in southern Afghanistan, killing all five British personnel on board, four of whom were stationed at the same Hampshire base.
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Afghan election set for run-off

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 18:46

Afghanistan's presidential election is set for a second round run-off, after no candidate wins the 50% needed to be elected outright.
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VIDEO: Deadly floods swamp Afghan villages

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 7:17

At least 80 villagers are killed and hundreds left stranded on roofs as devastating flash floods hit northern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan first-round vote count due

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 5:02

Preliminary results from Afghanistan's presidential election are due to be announced, three weeks after the vote was held.
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Deadly floods swamp Afghan villages

Friday, April 25th 2014, 20:58

At least 80 villagers are killed and hundreds left stranded on roofs as devastating flash floods hit northern Afghanistan, officials say.
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VIDEO: US medics killed in Kabul attack

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 21:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

Three American medics have been shot dead by a policeman at a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, US officials say.
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US medics killed in Kabul attack

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 21:26
related places: Kabul

Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
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Abdullah leads Afghan poll count

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 13:29

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.
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Afghan notebook: First timers

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 1:40

Can young Afghans make their vote count?
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Abdullah 'extends Afghan poll lead'

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 15:27

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead over his rival Ashraf Ghani, latest results from the presidential polls suggest.
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VIDEO: 'Complacency' left Camp Bastion vulnerable

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 8:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

British commanders must "bear a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a Taliban raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, a group of MPs has said.
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MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 22:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say.
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Afghan deputy minister kidnapped

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 7:10
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan's deputy minister of public works Ahmad Shah Wahid is kidnapped by armed men in Kabul, officials say.
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VIDEO: Abdullah 'leading' in Afghan count

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 19:50

The first results of the Afghan presidential election which took place last Saturday are beginning to come through.
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Abdullah ahead in Afghan poll count

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 13:05

Partial results released after Afghanistan's presidential vote show Abdullah Abdullah slightly ahead in a tight race with Ashraf Ghani.
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VIDEO: Anja Niedringhaus funeral held

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 17:34
related countries: Germany Germany

Hundreds of mourners in Germany have been paying their respects to Anja Niedringhaus, the German Associated Press photographer killed in Afghanistan last week.
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Injured Afghan girl's joyous homecoming

Friday, April 11th 2014, 20:46

Injured Afghan girl returns to joyous welcome
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Casting the vote in India and Afghanistan

Friday, April 11th 2014, 16:23
related countries: India India

William Dalrymple on a tale of two elections
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VIDEO: Afghan child casualties top priority

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 19:38

Karen Allen looks at one of the top priorities for the new Afghan leader - to reduce growing numbers of civilian casualties, among them young children.
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Afghan notebook: Spotting fraud

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 0:33

Five things to watch out for in Afghanistan's election
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Leading candidates raise the stakes in Afghan elections

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 17:37

Main Afghan presidential candidates gear up for run-off vote
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VIDEO: US soldier in visa campaign for Afghan interpreters

Monday, April 7th 2014, 11:28
related countries: United States United States

US soldier in visa campaign for Afghan interpreters
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Afghan ballot counting under way

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 14:26

Vote counting is well under way in Afghanistan after Saturday's landmark poll to elect a new president to succeed Hamid Karzai.
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Voters flock to polls in Mazar-e-Sharif

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 12:00
related places: Mazar

Enthusiastic voters turn out in Afghanistan
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Leaders hail Afghan poll 'success'

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 7:08

Afghan and Western leaders welcome the end of voting in Afghanistan's presidential election, which saw more than seven million voters take part.
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Millions turn out for Afghan poll

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 20:33

More than seven million Afghans voted in Saturday's presidential poll, officials say, but there are reports of ballot paper shortages and sporadic violence.
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Afghans vote in historic election

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 15:25

Voters in Afghanistan go to the polls to choose a new president, but there are reports of ballot paper shortages and sporadic violence.
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AUDIO: Khalizad on 'historic' election

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 12:15
related countries: United States United States

Former US ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalizad on 'historic' presidential election.
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VIDEO: Window smashed at Afghan polling station

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 10:46

Karen Allen reports from a female polling station in northern Afghanistan, where the presidential elections are underway.
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VIDEO: Afghan women secure polling stations

Friday, April 4th 2014, 23:23

Western security forces train thousands of temporary female police officers to help make sure women are able to cast their votes at polling stations ahead of upcoming presidential elections.
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Foreign reporters shot in Afghanistan

Friday, April 4th 2014, 15:59

An Afghan police officer kills a veteran Associated Press photographer and wounds her colleague a day before presidential polls.
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Huge security as Afghan poll looms

Friday, April 4th 2014, 5:47

There is huge security in Afghanistan as presidential candidates prepare for Saturday's vote, which will be the first democratic transfer of power.
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VIDEO: Taliban's war on Afghan women

Friday, April 4th 2014, 0:26

As Afghanistan prepares to go to the polls, women in particular are feeling threatened by Taliban threats to attack voters.
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Afghan elections: What is at stake

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 23:34

What is at stake and who are the main players?
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No US deaths in Afghanistan in March

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 10:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: March

There were no US military deaths in Afghanistan in March, the first zero-fatality month in the country since January 2007, Pentagon says.
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Afghans set to defy the Taliban in presidential vote

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 4:45

Afghan voters to take on the Taliban in presidential vote
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VIDEO: Leaving Helmand to an uncertain future

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 4:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As Afghan forces struggle to provide security for Saturday's elections, UK troops are beginning to withdraw, leaving an uncertain future behind for Helmand.
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VIDEO: Former Afghan warlord who would be VP

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 4:34

Ahead of elections in Afghanistan, the BBC's Karen Allen interviews General Abdul Rashid Dostum, the former Afghan warlord who would be vice-president.
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VIDEO: Britain hands over Helmand command

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 20:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britain formally hands over command of military operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan to the US.
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Leaving Helmand to uncertain future

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 20:30

Afghan election fears as foreign troops depart
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VIDEO: Rare interview with Afghan general

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 13:06

General Abdul Rashid Dostum has told the BBC that he hopes for a "lawful transfer or power" in Saturday's presidential elections.
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Police killed in Kabul suicide blast

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 12:07
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber kills six police officers outside a ministry building in the Afghan capital Kabul, the latest attack in the run-up to Saturday's polls.
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VIDEO: Afghan vote: A tale of two candidates

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 8:58

Afghans go to the polls on Saturday to vote in what may be their most crucial election, the presidential race to replace Hamid Karzai.
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Britain hands over Helmand command

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 4:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Britain formally hands over command of military operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan to the US.
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VIDEO: Afghan women's vice-presidency hopes

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 23:18

For the first time in Afghanistan, there is the prospect of a woman becoming vice-president, a major change in a country with an international reputation for abuse of women's rights.
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VIDEO: Why does the Afghan election matter?

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 10:00

Why the entire Afghan army is on alert this week
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Afghanistan attacks leave 18 dead

Monday, March 31st 2014, 18:18

Eighteen people have been killed in a series of attacks in Afghanistan, officials say, as it prepares for presidential and provincial elections.
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VIDEO: Afghan voices: Female rapper Ramika

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 23:14

The teenage rapper who expresses herself through music
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