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Car bomb kills eight and wounds 47 people in western Afghanistan
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Car bomb kills eight and wounds 47 people in western Afghanistan

Mar 13th 2021, 9:24 AM 5,949 Views 0 Comments

The UN Security Council has condemned attacks targeting civilians in the country.

Firefighters battle huge blaze at Afghanistan-Iran border
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Firefighters battle huge blaze at Afghanistan-Iran border

Feb 14th 2021, 12:55 PM 10,897 Views 13 Comments

More than 500 lorries lined up at the border carrying natural gas and fuel were ablaze.

Sublime Rashid helps Afghanistan secure 3-0 whitewash over Ireland
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Sublime Rashid helps Afghanistan secure 3-0 whitewash over Ireland

Jan 26th 2021, 3:25 PM 1,983 Views 3 Comments

Ireland suffered a 36-run loss in the third one-day international in Abu Dhabi today.

Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal
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Biden administration to review US-Taliban withdrawal deal

Jan 23rd 2021, 1:14 PM 16,015 Views 42 Comments

The US struck a deal with the Taliban in Qatar last year.

Gunmen assassinate two Afghan judges in Kabul ambush
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Gunmen assassinate two Afghan judges in Kabul ambush

Jan 17th 2021, 7:06 PM 13,163 Views 3 Comments

Violence has risen in Afghanistan in recent months despite peace talks between the Taliban and government.

At least eight killed in car bomb blast in Afghanistan’s capital
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At least eight killed in car bomb blast in Afghanistan’s capital

Updated Dec 20th 2020, 10:12 AM 5,433 Views 2 Comments

Children, women and elders were among the dead and wounded, the interior ministry said.

Islamic State group claims Kabul rocket attacks that left eight dead and 31 wounded
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Islamic State group claims Kabul rocket attacks that left eight dead and 31 wounded

Updated Nov 21st 2020, 1:57 PM 23,452 Views 14 Comments

The rockets hit various parts of central and north Kabul just before 9:00 am local time.

Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges
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Australian elite troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 in Afghanistan, report alleges

Nov 19th 2020, 7:30 AM 24,793 Views 37 Comments

The findings recommended 19 soldiers be investigated by police for possible charges, including murder.

'Truly momentous' peace talks open between the Taliban and the Afghan government
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'Truly momentous' peace talks open between the Taliban and the Afghan government

Updated Sep 12th 2020, 1:22 PM 20,197 Views 31 Comments

“We want a humanitarian ceasefire,” the former chief executive for Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah said.

Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?
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Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?

Jul 1st 2020, 3:35 PM 21,215 Views 61 Comments

Trump has come under increasing pressure to explain mounting media reports regarding the allegations.

Ireland end 7-year wait to beat Afghanistan
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Ireland end 7-year wait to beat Afghanistan

Mar 10th 2020, 1:46 PM 3,807 Views 2 Comments

Kevin O’Brien hit a last-ball six as his side clinched a consolation super-over victory.

US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed
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US-Taliban landmark peace deal signed as full American troop withdrawal agreed

Updated Feb 29th 2020, 6:13 PM 23,958 Views 53 Comments

“We’re seizing the best opportunity for peace in a generation,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

Snow, rain and flash floods leave dozens dead in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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Snow, rain and flash floods leave dozens dead in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Jan 13th 2020, 8:25 AM 10,806 Views 1 Comment

At least 43 people are dead in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan
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Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan

Nov 29th 2019, 7:15 AM 11,271 Views 17 Comments

The US President also announced that the US and Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks.

Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping
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Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping

Nov 19th 2019, 10:53 AM 21,532 Views 6 Comments

Timothy Weeks and Kevin King were abducted by gunmen in 2016.

Taliban say US 'will be harmed more than anyone' after Trump halts talks
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Taliban say US 'will be harmed more than anyone' after Trump halts talks

Updated Sep 8th 2019, 4:57 PM 33,321 Views 49 Comments

Trump’s announcement draws a fresh question mark on whether the United States will leave Afghanistan anytime soon.

Islamic State claims suicide-bomber attack that killed 63 people at Afghan wedding
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Islamic State claims suicide-bomber attack that killed 63 people at Afghan wedding

Updated Aug 18th 2019, 2:24 PM 36,409 Views 32 Comments

“I will never see happiness in my life again,” the groom told a local TV station.

Police make arrests and investigate footage of fans fighting at Cricket World Cup
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Police make arrests and investigate footage of fans fighting at Cricket World Cup

Jul 3rd 2019, 1:03 PM 8,177 Views 5 Comments

The match between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Leeds was marred by crowd trouble.

Shahzad plunders century as Afghanistan thrash Ireland in Belfast
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Shahzad plunders century as Afghanistan thrash Ireland in Belfast

May 21st 2019, 7:12 PM 2,949 Views 1 Comment

Graham Ford’s side were brought crashing back down to earth after Saturday’s win.

Ireland rue nightmare start as Afghanistan claim historic Test victory
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Ireland rue nightmare start as Afghanistan claim historic Test victory

Mar 18th 2019, 9:53 AM 4,230 Views 3 Comments

Graham Ford’s side battled valiantly in Dehradun but had left themselves with too much damage to repair.

Afghanistan thrash Ireland to take ODI series lead
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Afghanistan thrash Ireland to take ODI series lead

Mar 8th 2019, 4:04 PM 3,102 Views 0 Comments

Rashid Khan helped his side recover from 131-7 to make 223 all out before they skittled the Irish for 114 in Dehradun.

Brilliant Balbirnie levels ODI series for Ireland
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Brilliant Balbirnie levels ODI series for Ireland

Mar 5th 2019, 8:15 PM 4,459 Views 2 Comments

Andy Balbirnie took advantage of being dropped on 51 to steer Ireland home, making 145 not out from just 136 balls.

At least 30 killed when shaft built by people looking for gold collapses
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At least 30 killed when shaft built by people looking for gold collapses

Jan 6th 2019, 3:14 PM 10,623 Views 3 Comments

Illegal mining is common in Afghanistan, with the Taliban relying on the sector for much of its revenue.

Afghanistan slaps travel ban on football chiefs as graphic details of alleged sexual abuse emerge
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Afghanistan slaps travel ban on football chiefs as graphic details of alleged sexual abuse emerge

Dec 28th 2018, 4:44 PM 7,058 Views 5 Comments

Afghanistan women’s footballers have spoken out against their FA president.

'If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early': Trump under fire as he orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan
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'If you're the Taliban, Christmas has come early': Trump under fire as he orders major military withdrawal from Afghanistan

Dec 21st 2018, 6:59 AM 14,421 Views 68 Comments

The move stunned officials in Kabul who are involved in an intensifying push to end the 17-year conflict.

'Everyone was screaming for help': At least 50 people killed in Kabul suicide bombing
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'Everyone was screaming for help': At least 50 people killed in Kabul suicide bombing

Nov 20th 2018, 9:59 PM 8,040 Views 10 Comments

The attack targeted a religious celebration in the Afghan capital.

California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD
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California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD

Updated Nov 8th 2018, 9:45 PM 50,428 Views 74 Comments

In April, the authorities were called after Long was “somewhat irate, acting a little irrationally” at his home.

US threatens International Criminal Court with sanctions if it prosecutes Americans for war crimes
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US threatens International Criminal Court with sanctions if it prosecutes Americans for war crimes

Sep 11th 2018, 7:05 AM 25,134 Views 42 Comments

The court is considering prosecuting US servicemen over alleged detainee abuse.

Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers
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Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers

Aug 26th 2018, 10:44 AM 7,744 Views 2 Comments

Ashraf Ghani’s government is facing fierce criticism over an increasingly deadly insurgency.

Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan
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Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan

Jun 9th 2018, 1:36 PM 9,599 Views 17 Comments

Today’s announcement coincides with the Afghan government announcing a ceasefire earlier this month.

In rural Afghanistan this girl lives as a boy because her family never had a son
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In rural Afghanistan this girl lives as a boy because her family never had a son

Apr 29th 2018, 8:00 AM 24,007 Views 24 Comments

The 18-year-old has pretended to be a boy for most of her life.

'I don't know where my daughters are': Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57
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'I don't know where my daughters are': Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

Apr 22nd 2018, 12:52 PM 7,772 Views 10 Comments

A wounded man in a hospital bed wept saying: “I don’t know where my daughters are. God damn the attackers!”

'I was fully convinced in my head that it was just a job and it would be okay. That was naive'
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'I was fully convinced in my head that it was just a job and it would be okay. That was naive'

Mar 30th 2018, 8:00 AM 31,603 Views 6 Comments

With no work for him at home, John Mooney had to broaden his horizons and last Friday he was part of the Afghanistan squad which shattered Ireland’s World Cup dreams.

How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation
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How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation

Mar 12th 2018, 8:30 AM 22,080 Views 73 Comments

Exploring integration and extremism in the context of the refugee crisis.

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Feb 24th 2018, 8:02 PM 11,120 Views 2 Comments

A murder investigation in Sligo, Fianna Fáil’s rising popularity and the death of British actress Emma Chambers…

Over 20 killed in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan
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Over 20 killed in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan

Feb 24th 2018, 11:59 AM 3,657 Views 2 Comments

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

Five killed as gunmen storm Kabul military academy in IS-claimed attack
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Five killed as gunmen storm Kabul military academy in IS-claimed attack

Jan 29th 2018, 7:01 AM 5,345 Views 10 Comments

Five people were killed and ten wounded in what’s been the third major attack in the city in several days.

Pakistan accused of supporting militants who killed nearly 100 in suicide bombing yesterday
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Pakistan accused of supporting militants who killed nearly 100 in suicide bombing yesterday

Jan 28th 2018, 8:17 AM 7,390 Views 33 Comments

The Afghan government the attack was carried out by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network with Pakistani backing.

'A massacre': Ambulance bomb kills at least 90 people and wounds 151 in Kabul
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'A massacre': Ambulance bomb kills at least 90 people and wounds 151 in Kabul

Jan 27th 2018, 3:13 PM 12,881 Views 72 Comments

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

11 injured after gunmen blast Save the Children office in Afghanistan
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11 injured after gunmen blast Save the Children office in Afghanistan

Jan 24th 2018, 7:13 AM 6,234 Views 25 Comments

Save the Children is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights.