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# afghanistan - Saturday 21 November, 2020

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

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

# afghanistan - Thursday 19 November, 2020

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

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

# afghanistan - Saturday 12 September, 2020

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

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

# afghanistan - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

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

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

# afghanistan - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

From The42 Ireland end 7-year wait to beat Afghanistan Winning

Ireland end 7-year wait to beat Afghanistan

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

# afghanistan - Saturday 29 February, 2020

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

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

# afghanistan - Monday 13 January, 2020

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

At least 43 people are dead in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Friday 29 November, 2019

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan

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

# afghanistan - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping

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

# afghanistan - Sunday 8 September, 2019

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

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

# afghanistan - Sunday 18 August, 2019

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

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

# afghanistan - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

From The42 Police make arrests and investigate footage of fans fighting at Cricket World Cup Ugly Scenes This post contains videos

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

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

# afghanistan - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

From The42 Shahzad plunders century as Afghanistan thrash Ireland in Belfast Odi Series

Shahzad plunders century as Afghanistan thrash Ireland in Belfast

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

# afghanistan - Monday 18 March, 2019

Ireland rue nightmare start as Afghanistan claim historic Test victory

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

# afghanistan - Friday 8 March, 2019

From The42 Afghanistan thrash Ireland to take ODI series lead Well Beaten

Afghanistan thrash Ireland to take ODI series lead

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

# afghanistan - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Brilliant Balbirnie levels ODI series for Ireland

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

# afghanistan - Sunday 6 January, 2019

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

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

# afghanistan - Friday 28 December, 2018

From The42 Afghanistan slaps travel ban on football chiefs as graphic details of alleged sexual abuse emerge Claim

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

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

# afghanistan - Friday 21 December, 2018

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

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

# afghanistan - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

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

The attack targeted a religious celebration in the Afghan capital.

# afghanistan - Thursday 8 November, 2018

California bar shooter Ian David Long suspected of suffering from PTSD

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

# afghanistan - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

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

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

# afghanistan - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Afghan leader rejects resignation letters from spy chief and ministers

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

# afghanistan - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Taliban announces unprecedented ceasefire for end of holy month of Ramadan

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

# afghanistan - Sunday 29 April, 2018

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

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

# afghanistan - Sunday 22 April, 2018

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

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

# afghanistan - Friday 30 March, 2018

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

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.

# afghanistan - Monday 12 March, 2018

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

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

# afghanistan - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

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

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# afghanistan - Monday 29 January, 2018

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

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

# afghanistan - Sunday 28 January, 2018

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

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

# afghanistan - Saturday 27 January, 2018

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

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

11 injured after gunmen blast Save the Children office in Afghanistan

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

# afghanistan - Monday 22 January, 2018

'Pray for me. I may die': Kabul hotel guest's plea during siege

At least 18 people were killed, including 14 foreigners, in the 12-hour ordeal.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault

The identity of the alleged victim was being withheld by a court.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

The US President used his first tweet of 2018 to tear into Islamabad.

# afghanistan - Sunday 31 December, 2017

Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018

Phil Simmons will lead the country into Test cricket.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner

The lives of Afghani war widows are often very difficult.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Another calamitous display as Ireland ripped apart by 16-year-old spinner

Ireland slumped to another heavy defeat to Afghanistan this afternoon.

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