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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

US to open direct Taliban talks

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 21:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US is to open direct peace talks with the Taliban after more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan, senior White House officials announce.
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Nato hands over security to Afghans

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 10:48

Afghan forces have formally taken over security for the whole of the country for the first time since Nato-led troops ousted the Taliban in 2001.
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Deadly blast before Afghan handover

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 5:50
related places: Kabul

A bomb explodes in western Kabul on the day Nato is due to formally hand over command of security responsibilities to Afghan forces.
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In pictures: Afghan army's elite special forces

Monday, June 17th 2013, 23:49

The elite Afghan forces taking over from Nato
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VIDEO: Inside hospital treating Afghan troops

Friday, June 14th 2013, 6:29

David Loyn reports on the heavy price paid by Afghan troops as they are set to take the lead in combat operations across the whole country.
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Afghan forces count cost of war

Friday, June 14th 2013, 0:35

The Afghan soldiers paying the price for taking on the Taliban
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Six Afghan police found shot dead

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 8:31

Six Afghan policemen have been killed in an insider attack at their checkpoint in southern Helmand province, officials say.
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US general: 'Do not abandon Afghans'

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 7:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Progress

The general who will oversee the end of Nato's mission in Afghanistan says human rights progress may not be sustainable without international help.
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VIDEO: US general says Taliban talks needed

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 6:09
related countries: United States United States

The US general who will oversee the end of the Nato mission in Afghanistan has said there will have to be talks with the Taliban at some stage.
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VIDEO: Deadly blast at Kabul Supreme Court

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 17:46
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomb attack in Kabul has killed at least 16 people and injured more than 40 others outside the Supreme Court, Afghan police say.
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Deadly blast at Kabul Supreme Court

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 16:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomb attack in Kabul kills at least 16 people and injures more than 40 others outside the Supreme Court, Afghan police say.
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Taliban 'behead boys in Kandahar'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 14:33
related places: Kandahar

The Taliban behead two boys in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar for spying, officials say.
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Gun battle shakes Kabul airport

Monday, June 10th 2013, 10:59
related places: Kabul

Heavily armed Taliban militants die in a gun battle with Afghan forces after taking over a building near Kabul airport.
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In pictures: Food insecurity in Afghanistan

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 22:35

Food insecurity in Afghanistan's Bamyan Province
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Afghan 'insider attack' kills troops

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 19:12

Two US soldiers and an American civilian have been killed in a possible insider attack in Afghanistan, the Nato-led force says.
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Afghan attack kills six Georgians

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 20:29
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Six Georgian soldiers have been killed by a suicide attack in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, the Georgian defence ministry says.
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Afghan fury over massacre 'leniency'

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 14:30
related countries: United States United States

Afghans near Kandahar react with anger to the news that a US soldier who massacred 16 people last year has escaped the death penalty.
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Afghan attacks soldier pleads guilty

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 22:05
related countries: United States United States

US soldier Robert Bales avoids the death penalty for murdering 16 Afghan civilians last year, after a military judge accepts his guilty plea.
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VIDEO: Afghan interpreters can come to UK

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 16:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government has confirmed up to 600 Afghans who worked in dangerous roles supporting allied forces will be allowed to resettle in the UK
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UK soldiers' Afghan abuse punished

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 15:03
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One British soldier is fined and another has his rank reduced at a court martial after admitting abusing Afghan civilians.
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Afghan children die in suicide blast

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 10:34

At least 10 children are among 13 killed as a suicide bomber attacks a military patrol in eastern Afghanistan, say police and Nato officials.
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VIDEO: Fighting Afghan electoral fraud

Friday, May 31st 2013, 18:41

In an effort to see off electoral fraud in next year's Afghan presidential elections, officials are opening a number of voting registration centres across the country which will mean Afghans will only be allowed to cast their votes at the same centre
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VIDEO: Afghan attacks soldier to plead guilty

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 19:44
related countries: United States United States

An American soldier charged with killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan has agreed to plead guilty to murder charges, in a deal which will allow him to avoid the death penalty.
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Afghan attacks soldier to plead guilty

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 12:53
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in two rampages last year will plead guilty to avoid the death penalty, his lawyers say.
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Major attack on Kabul 'thwarted'

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 9:42
related places: Kabul

A potentially sophisticated attack on the Afghan capital is foiled and a huge cache of weapons recovered, the intelligence agency says.
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VIDEO: Afghan Red Cross office attacked

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 22:18

A Red Cross office has been attacked by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Afghans 'unlawfully held' by forces

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 21:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces are detaining up to 85 Afghan nationals in a holding facility at Camp Bastion, in what could amount to unlawful detention and internment, documents obtained by the BBC suggest.
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Red Cross targeted in Afghan attack

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 20:53
related places: Jalalabad

Militants attack an office of the Red Cross in eastern Afghanistan, killing a security guard, local officials say.
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UK 'ready to return Afghan suspects'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 16:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Up to 90 Afghans held at Camp Bastion are set to be returned to the Afghan authorities, the Ministry of Defence says, after their lawyers argue their detention could be unlawful.
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Afghans 'unlawfully held' by UK army

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 15:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces are detaining Afghan nationals in a holding facility at Camp Bastion in what could amount to unlawful detention, documents obtained by the BBC suggest.
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Pencil extracted from man's head

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 12:10
related countries: Germany Germany

An Afghan man had a pencil stuck in his head for years, the German doctors who removed it say.
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UK confirms holding up to 90 Afghans

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 10:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces are detaining 80 to 90 Afghans in a holding facility at Camp Bastion, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed, in what lawyers argue could amount to unlawful detention.
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Afghan police 'kill colleagues'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 13:46
related places: Kandahar

At least seven Afghan policemen are killed as two colleagues open fire in the southern province of Kandahar, officials say.
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Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul

Friday, May 24th 2013, 19:48
related places: Kabul

Afghan security forces battle Taliban insurgents for hours in central Kabul, following an explosion that shook the capital.
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In pictures: Kabul kids on wheels

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 1:02
related places: Kabul

Why Afghan children are learning the art of skateboarding
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Afghan interpreters to get UK visas

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 12:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Up to 600 Afghan interpreters who worked alongside British troops are set to be given the right to live in the UK, in an apparent climbdown by ministers.
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VIDEO: Afghans discouraged from inter-marrying

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 19:41

Afghan authorities want to discourage the practice of inter-family marriages as the children of such couplings can sometimes have serious health issues.
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Afghan women 'jailed over morals'

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 16:50

The number of women in Afghanistan jailed for "moral crimes" has risen by 50% in the past 18 months, says Human Rights Watch.
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Afghan policemen killed in blast

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 11:10
related places: Herat

At least seven Afghan policemen are killed by a roadside bomb that hit their vehicle in the western province of Herat, officials say.
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Karzai to push for India defence aid

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 8:14
related countries: India India

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in India to press for more military aid, ahead of the planned withdrawal of Nato-led forces from Afghanistan in 2014.
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Deadly suicide bomb in Afghanistan

Monday, May 20th 2013, 9:58
related places: Baghlan

A suicide attack in Afghanistan's Baghlan province kills at least 14 people, including a senior local politician opposed to the Taliban.
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VIDEO: Afghan MPs halt women's law debate

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 18:21

A debate by Afghan MPs about beefing up a law to prevent violence against women has been halted amid angry scenes.
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Afghan MPs halt women's law debate

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 9:05

The Afghan parliament interrupts debate on a law to prevent violence against women, with conservatives calling for it to be scrapped.
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Deadly car bombing hits Kandahar

Friday, May 17th 2013, 19:05
related places: Kandahar

A car bomb attack has killed at least nine people at an elite complex in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, officials say.
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Deadly suicide attack in Kabul

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 15:16
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber has targeted a convoy of foreign military vehicles in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least 15 people, officials say.
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Afghan army takes fight to Taliban

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 21:31

Afghan forces soon to assume full control of campaign
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US soldiers killed in Afghan blast

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 16:29
related places: Kandahar

Three US soldiers with the Nato-led force in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan have been killed by a roadside bomb, officials say.
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Longer Afghan tours for UK soldiers

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 11:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troops will start serving longer tours in Afghanistan ahead of their withdrawal in 2015, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced.
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Georgians killed in Afghan attack

Monday, May 13th 2013, 19:03
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Three Georgian soldiers serving with the Nato-led force in southern Afghanistan are killed in an insurgent attack on a base.
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Minister names 'corrupt' Afghan MPs

Monday, May 13th 2013, 14:23

'Corrupt' Afghan lawmakers are named in parliament by Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal, triggering a noisy reaction in the lower house.
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Bomb blast kills 10 Afghan civilians

Monday, May 13th 2013, 10:34

A roadside bomb kills at least 10 civilians, including women and children, in southern Afghanistan, police say.
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Afghan protest at Iran 'shooting'

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 18:13
related countries: Iran Iran

Afghanistan summons the Iranian ambassador in protest at an alleged fatal shooting of illegal migrants by Iranian border guards.
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Turkey hostages freed in Afghanistan

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 15:48
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Four of eight Turkish nationals captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan have been freed, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says.
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Karzai says US could have nine bases

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 17:57
related countries: United States United States

US troops could have nine bases in Afghanistan after most Nato troops withdraw in 2014, President Hamid Karzai says, ahead of a final security accord.
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Afghan and Pakistani troops clash

Monday, May 6th 2013, 16:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan and Pakistani troops clash for the second time in a week amid tensions over a dispute between the two countries over their shared border.
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Seven Nato troops die in Afghanistan

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 21:56

Seven Nato soldiers in Afghanistan have died in two attacks, the alliance says, days after the Taliban launched their annual spring offensive.
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VIDEO: Afghan music scene flourishes

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 19:38

After years under Taliban rule, where music was banned, the young music scene in Afghanistan is taking shape with a new wave of rappers and rockers.
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AUDIO: 'Death threats' for Afghan interpreter

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 9:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three Afghan interpreters who worked for British forces in Afghanistan are taking the government to court accusing them of discriminating against them.
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Afghan interpreters in residency bid

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 3:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lawyers for three Afghan interpreters who worked for British forces launch legal action to try to win them the right to settle in the UK.
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Soldiers killed in Afghanistan named

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 21:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Ministry of Defence names the three British soldiers who died after their armoured vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
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Three UK soldiers die in Afghanistan

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 17:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says officials will look carefully at how three British soldiers died in a bomb attack on a heavily armoured vehicle in Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan bomb kills Nato troops

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 15:52

Three members of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) are killed in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan.
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US cargo plane crash at Afghan base

Monday, April 29th 2013, 20:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bagram, All

All seven crew members have died after a civilian cargo plane crashed at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, Nato confirms.
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Karzai admits secret US cash 'help'

Monday, April 29th 2013, 14:59
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai admits his office received secret payments from the US, but says the amounts were small and used legitimately.
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Afghan Nato plane crash kills four

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 18:20

A plane has crashed in southern Afghanistan, killing four military personnel, the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) says.
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Rough justice and Taliban amputations in Afghanistan

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 0:26

How Taliban justice is making a comeback in Afghanistan
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