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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

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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Afghan politician defects to Taliban

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 15:22
related places: Sar-e Pol

A former Afghan senator and district governor has defected to the Taliban in the northern province of Sar-e-Pol, officials tell the BBC.
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Six die near Pakistan-Afghan border

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 13:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least six people have been killed in Pakistan in shooting close to the border with Afghanistan, officials say.
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Taliban kill Afghan poll official

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 8:56

The head of Afghanistan's electoral commission in the northern province of Kunduz dies after being shot by Taliban insurgents.
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UN rights chief fears for Afghanistan

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 11:46

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay expresses concern that human rights are deteriorating in Afghanistan as foreign troops withdraw from the country.
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Top Afghanistan policewoman dies

Monday, September 16th 2013, 11:48

The most senior policewoman in Afghanistan's troubled Helmand province dies a day after being shot by unidentified gunmen.
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Pakistan officers 'killed by Taliban'

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 15:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Two senior Pakistani military officers and a soldier are killed by Taliban militants near the border with Afghanistan.
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'At least 27' Afghan miners killed

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 8:11
related places: Samangan

Twenty-seven miners trapped underground are found dead in the northern Afghan province of Samangan, officials confirm to the BBC.
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Afghan Taliban attack US consulate

Friday, September 13th 2013, 8:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Herat

Security forces put down an attack by Taliban insurgents on the US consulate in the Afghan city of Herat, which left several dead and 17 injured.
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VIDEO: Afghan blast near US consulate

Friday, September 13th 2013, 3:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Herat

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have attacked the US consulate in the western city of Herat.
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In pictures: Afghanistan celebrates football win

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 14:58

Afghans celebrate international football success
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Afghan footballers in historic win

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 16:56
related countries: India India

Afghanistan wins its first international football trophy, beating India 2-0 in the final of the South Asian Football Federation Championship.
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'Many dead' in Afghan roadside bombs

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 14:54

At least 11 people have been killed, including women and children, in two roadside bomb attacks targeting vehicles in separate Afghan provinces.
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Pakistan 'to free Taliban leader'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 13:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan is to release a top Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in a bid to help the Afghan peace process, reports say.
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Afghan female police officers face uphill battle

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 1:02

The challenges facing policewomen in Afghanistan
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Arrests over Indian diarist's murder

Monday, September 9th 2013, 18:38
related countries: India India

Two people have been held in Afghanistan over the killing of an Indian woman who wrote a memoir about her escape from the Taliban, officials say.
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Taliban hit Afghan intelligence HQ

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 13:23

At least four Afghan intelligence staff are killed when suicide bombers attack offices of the provincial intelligence department in Wardak.
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Abducted female Afghan MP released

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 11:19

Female Afghan MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar has been released by her Taliban kidnappers, the militants and Afghan officials say.
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Pakistan 'frees Taliban prisoners'

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 9:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan announces the release of seven Taliban prisoners in what it says is an attempt to advance the Afghan peace process.
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VIDEO: Afghan gunmen kill Indian diarist

Friday, September 6th 2013, 4:04
related countries: India India

An Indian woman, who wrote a popular memoir about her escape from the Taliban, has been shot dead in Afghanistan by suspected militants, police say.
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Afghan gunmen kill Indian diarist

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 14:31
related countries: India India

An Indian woman, who wrote a popular memoir about her escape from the Taliban, is shot dead in Afghanistan by suspected militants, police say.
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Shia mosque attacked in Kabul

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 5:52
related places: Kabul

At least two worshippers have been injured after two men armed with assault rifles and knives attacked a Shia mosque early on Thursday, officials say.
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UK general: Afghan forces effective

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 3:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nato's second-in-command in Afghanistan, UK Gen John Lorimer, tells the BBC that local troops are an "effective force" despite rising casualties.
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VIDEO: Asylum seekers living in limbo

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 4:57
related countries: Australia Australia, Iran Iran, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Every year, thousands of asylum seekers leave Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Iran to make the dangerous and illegal journey across the sea to Australia.
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Afghan police held over child deaths

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 20:29

Eight policemen are arrested in northern Afghanistan, accused of killing six children when they fired rockets into a pond to catch fish.
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Taliban bombers attack US base

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 10:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

Taliban militants attack a US base in eastern Afghanistan, sparking a lengthy gun battle in which three insurgents were killed.
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VIDEO: Afghan politics a 'man's world'

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 6:44

In Afghanistan, a female politician who escaped an assassination attempt in the south of the country says she fully intends to return to work.
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Afghanistan bank attack kills five

Saturday, August 31st 2013, 8:39
related places: Kandahar

A suicide bomber kills five people and injures around 20 outside a bank in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.
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Australia military in Afghan probe

Friday, August 30th 2013, 8:48
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's military is investigating an incident in which troops allegedly mutilated an insurgent in Afghanistan, a media report says.
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Suicide blast kills Afghan official

Friday, August 30th 2013, 7:47

A suicide bomber has killed a district governor and six others at a memorial service in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, officials say.
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Karzai condemns Afghan attacks

Tuesday, August 27th 2013, 16:04
related places: Herat

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemns the killing of 12 civilians in two separate attacks in Afghanistan.
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US soldier awarded Medal of Honor

Monday, August 26th 2013, 19:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Honor

US President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to a soldier for heroism during an Afghan battle that lasted more than six hours.
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Karzai calls for Pakistan peace role

Monday, August 26th 2013, 15:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, Taliban

Afghan President Hamid Karzai urges Pakistan "to facilitate peace talks" between his country and the Taliban during a brief visit to Islamabad.
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Afghan massacre soldier given life

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 20:50
related countries: United States United States

Robert Bales, the US soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers last year, is sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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Afghan massacre US soldier 'sorry'

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 20:44
related countries: United States United States

Robert Bales, the US soldier who killed 16 Afghan villagers, apologises for the "act of cowardice" as he makes his case for release one day.
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Afghan massacre victim eyes killer

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier who killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan is confronted by one of the survivors, as his sentencing hears graphic details of the massacre.
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VIDEO: Circus school brings hope to young Afghans

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 20:24

A charity in Afghanistan is teaching young boys and girls traumatised by years of conflict circus skills to help them develop a sense of confidence and learn the value of teamwork.
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VIDEO: Afghans celebrate football victory

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 17:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul, There

There have been joyous scenes in Kabul after Afghanistan's footballers beat Pakistan 3-0 in a friendly match - the first international game played in the capital for a decade.
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Afghan footballers defeat Pakistan

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghanistan's footballers beat Pakistan 3-0 in a friendly match - the first international to be held in Kabul in a decade.
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VIDEO: Football fever at Afghan match

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 15:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan's footballers have triumphed over Pakistan 3-0 in a friendly match, the first international game played in Kabul in a decade.
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Attack on Afghanistan camp kills 10

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 9:43

Nine building contractors and a policeman have been killed by insurgents in an attack on a camp in western Afghanistan, officials say.
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