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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

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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VIDEO: Afghan childbirth 'most dangerous'

Monday, October 14th 2013, 8:55

Afghanistan is one of the most risky places in the world to give birth with a death every two hours from childbirth complications or problems during pregnancy.
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US in partial Afghan security deal

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 19:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

The US and Afghanistan say they have resolved disagreements on a bilateral security deal after lengthy talks in Kabul, although differences remain.
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Kerry in Afghanistan for key talks

Friday, October 11th 2013, 14:58
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry begins talks in Afghanistan, which are expected to focus on a stalled security agreement between the two nations.
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The goal of Afghanistan's beautiful game

Friday, October 11th 2013, 11:38

How Afghanistan's beautiful game is much more than just sport
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VIDEO: Afghans await Premier League final

Friday, October 11th 2013, 1:14

The finals of Afghanistan's Premier League take place on Friday, giving Afghans the chance to cheer on their new heroes.
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VIDEO: Mime show for Kabul children

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 16:47
related places: Kabul

A performance group in Afghanistan is introducing mime to children. Theatre was banned under the Taliban, but it's gradually making a reappearance.
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UK troops praised for Afghan role

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 16:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Army commander has paid tribute to British troops as the deployment of the last major British force sent to Helmand in southern Afghanistan begins.
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VIDEO: UK's last major Afghan deployment

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 13:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The last sizeable British force to go to Helmand province in Afghanistan have begun their deployment.
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Karzai: Nato has caused suffering

Monday, October 7th 2013, 16:54

Afghan President Hamid Karzai tells BBC Newsnight that Nato has inflicted great suffering on the Afghan people, with insufficient gains.
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Warlords and technocrats line up to replace Karzai

Monday, October 7th 2013, 12:12

Who is lining up to replace Afghanistan's President Karzai
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Nato soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 7:22

Four soldiers with international forces in southern Afghanistan are killed, reportedly by a roadside bomb.
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MoD to examine US base attack report

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 18:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The Ministry of Defence is to examine a US review into a Taliban attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan which criticised Britain for the way it handled security.
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Afghan pullout: Central Asia worries

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 0:35

Under threat from Islamic militancy?
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VIDEO: Kabul celebrates historic cricket win

Friday, October 4th 2013, 17:10

Celebrations have taken place across Afghanistan after its cricketers qualified for the first time for the World Cup, to be held in 2015.
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Afghanistan in historic cricket win

Friday, October 4th 2013, 15:57

Celebrations take place across Afghanistan after its cricketers qualify for the first time for the World Cup, to be held in 2015.
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Honour for soldier with broken back

Friday, October 4th 2013, 1:13

A soldier who fought off Afghan insurgents with a broken back is among more than 100 people recognised in the latest round of military honours.
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Afghan arrested over soldier deaths

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 4:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A former Afghan National Army soldier accused of killing three Australian soldiers has been captured and will be put on trial, Australian forces say.
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Afghan prison nightmare remembered

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 14:30

'They started giving me electric shocks'
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US generals retire over Taliban raid

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 1:36
related countries: United States United States

The head of the US Marine Corps orders two generals to retire over their failure to defend Camp Bastion in Afghanistan from a Taliban attack in 2012.
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Verdict upheld in terror house case

Monday, September 30th 2013, 14:17

A man jailed for trying to recruit people for the Afghan jihad loses his appeal, paving the way for the first ever seizure of a family home as a terrorist asset.
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VIDEO: Inside 'peace' palace ruined by war

Monday, September 30th 2013, 10:43

The BBC's David Loyn takes a look inside a former royal palace and home to the communist-era parliament in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Mourning Afghanistan's 5,000 missing

Monday, September 30th 2013, 6:30

Afghanistan is holding a memorial to remember thousands of people who disappeared under its communist regime of the late seventies.
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America's Afghan whistleblower

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 2:09
related countries: United States United States

The former anti-mafia lawyer cleaning up US Afghan aid
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Surgery for Afghan 'two-headed' baby

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 12:32

Doctors in eastern Afghanistan successfully conduct a rare operation to remove a second skull growing on the head of a two-month-old baby girl.
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Afghan Taliban kill 11 policemen

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 14:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kandahar, Taliban

Taliban militants kill at least 11 policemen in an attack on a checkpoint at Shorabak in Kandahar province, along the Pakistan border.
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Nato troops killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 14:13

A man wearing Afghan security forces uniform has shot three Nato troops dead, the coalition says, in what appears to be the latest "insider attack".
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Date set for Taliban chief release

Friday, September 20th 2013, 21:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Senior Afghan Taliban figure Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is to be released from prison in Pakistan on Saturday, officials say.
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Militants kill 18 Afghan police

Friday, September 20th 2013, 12:51

At least 18 Afghan police officers are killed and 13 wounded in a Taliban ambush in northern Badakhshan province, the interior ministry says.
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When Duke Ellington played Kabul

Friday, September 20th 2013, 1:04
related places: Kabul

When Duke Ellington took his band to play Kabul
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