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# kabul - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

Irish woman in Kabul 'confident' she will be able to leave city within next two days
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Irish woman in Kabul 'confident' she will be able to leave city within next two days

Updated Aug 17th 2021, 11:22 AM 81,992 Views 41 Comments

Aoife MacManus, who has been in Kabul for two years working in the primary education sector, said the last 36 hours have been “very hectic”.

# kabul - Monday 16 August, 2021

Timeline: 20 years after invading Afghanistan, the US faces its 'not Saigon' moment
# How Did We Get Here
# How Did We Get Here

Timeline: 20 years after invading Afghanistan, the US faces its 'not Saigon' moment

Updated Aug 16th 2021, 5:02 PM 31,559 Views 39 Comments
  • Almost 20 years since the US entered Afghanistan, the troop pull-out has seen the Taliban return swiftly across the country.
  • President Joe Biden's urging of Afghans to "fight for themselves" has proven a fruitless plea.
  • How did we get here that, despite trillions of dollars, the situation appears back to square one?
The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Taliban are returning to power in Afghanistan after two decades - but who are they?

Aug 16th 2021, 2:59 PM 31,932 Views 31 Comments

The last time the Taliban had control over the country, women and girls were mostly denied education or employment.

# kabul - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Afghan President says he fled country to prevent 'flood of bloodshed'
# Kabul
# Kabul

Afghan President says he fled country to prevent 'flood of bloodshed'

Updated Aug 15th 2021, 8:00 PM 150,624 Views 227 Comments

The Taliban has captured much of the country in the last week.

# kabul - Friday 6 August, 2021

Government advises all UK nationals to leave Afghanistan immediately
# Taliban
# Taliban

Government advises all UK nationals to leave Afghanistan immediately

Aug 6th 2021, 10:43 PM 31,325 Views 30 Comments

“You should note an overall increased threat to Western interests in Kabul,” the UK government’s website states.

# kabul - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Afghans bury dead from bloody school blasts
# Kabul
# Kabul

Afghans bury dead from bloody school blasts

May 9th 2021, 1:27 PM 11,108 Views 17 Comments

More than 50 people, mostly female students, were killed in yesterday’s attack.

# kabul - Saturday 8 May, 2021

25 killed, 52 wounded in blast near school in Afghanistan
# Bombing
# Bombing

25 killed, 52 wounded in blast near school in Afghanistan

May 8th 2021, 4:37 PM 7,343 Views 2 Comments

Afghan Ministry spokesman Tareq Arian told reporters that the casualties could rise

# kabul - Sunday 17 January, 2021

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

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.

# kabul - Sunday 20 December, 2020

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

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.

# kabul - Monday 13 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 13th 2020, 8:25 AM 10,808 Views 1 Comment

At least 43 people are dead in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

# kabul - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

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

Two professors released by Taliban three years after kidnapping

Nov 19th 2019, 10:53 AM 21,534 Views 6 Comments

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

# kabul - Sunday 18 August, 2019

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

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

Updated Aug 18th 2019, 2:24 PM 36,410 Views 32 Comments

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

# kabul - Wednesday 3 April, 2019

'Totally unacceptable': British soldiers shown shooting at Jeremy Corbyn target
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Totally unacceptable': British soldiers shown shooting at Jeremy Corbyn target

Apr 3rd 2019, 10:15 AM 23,998 Views 46 Comments

The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation.

# kabul - Friday 21 December, 2018

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

'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 14,427 Views 65 Comments

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

# kabul - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 20th 2018, 9:59 PM 8,041 Views 10 Comments

The attack targeted a religious celebration in the Afghan capital.

# kabul - Monday 30 April, 2018

Ten journalists, including AFP photographer and BBC reporter, killed in Afghanistan attacks
# Kabul
# Kabul

Ten journalists, including AFP photographer and BBC reporter, killed in Afghanistan attacks

Apr 30th 2018, 9:30 PM 22,413 Views 31 Comments

A double suicide blast in Kabul killed 25 people early this morning.

# kabul - Sunday 22 April, 2018

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

'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!”

# kabul - Saturday 24 February, 2018

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

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.

# kabul - Monday 29 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 29th 2018, 7:01 AM 5,348 Views 10 Comments

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

# kabul - Sunday 28 January, 2018

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

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.

# kabul - Saturday 27 January, 2018

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

'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.

# kabul - Monday 22 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 22nd 2018, 7:15 AM 9,489 Views 9 Comments

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

# kabul - Sunday 21 January, 2018

18 people killed in Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack, including 14 foreigners
# Hostage
# Hostage

18 people killed in Kabul Intercontinental Hotel attack, including 14 foreigners

Jan 21st 2018, 2:45 PM 15,506 Views 31 Comments

Afghan security forces killed all six attackers during the night-time siege.

# kabul - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Islamic State claims Kabul suicide bombing that killed over 40 people
# Shiite Cultural Centre
# Shiite Cultural Centre

Islamic State claims Kabul suicide bombing that killed over 40 people

Dec 28th 2017, 7:05 PM 10,992 Views 46 Comments

Some anguished relatives were so distraught they crawled on the ground pulling their hair.

# kabul - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Gunmen storm Kabul TV station in ongoing attack
# Ongoing Attack
# Ongoing Attack

Gunmen storm Kabul TV station in ongoing attack

Nov 7th 2017, 7:26 AM 8,450 Views 2 Comments

The incident started in the last hour.

# kabul - Friday 20 October, 2017

Nearly 60 people killed in two suicide bombings at Afghan mosques
# Kabul
# Kabul

Nearly 60 people killed in two suicide bombings at Afghan mosques

Oct 20th 2017, 8:50 PM 6,809 Views 67 Comments

“I rushed inside the mosque and saw all the worshippers covered in blood,” one witness said.

# kabul - Monday 24 July, 2017

At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing
# Taliban
# Taliban

At least 24 killed in Kabul car bombing

Jul 24th 2017, 6:57 AM 4,736 Views 8 Comments

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.

# kabul - Saturday 3 June, 2017

At least seven dead in attack on funeral in Kabul
# Explosion
# Explosion

At least seven dead in attack on funeral in Kabul

Jun 3rd 2017, 6:40 PM 12,748 Views 34 Comments

The violence comes just three days after a bomb blast in the city killed 90 people.

# kabul - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

At least 64 people killed and 320 wounded as bomb blast rips through Afghan diplomatic quarter
# Kabul
# Kabul

At least 64 people killed and 320 wounded as bomb blast rips through Afghan diplomatic quarter

May 31st 2017, 8:08 AM 23,571 Views 101 Comments

The French and German embassies were damaged in the blast.

# kabul - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

"We are stuck inside and very afraid": Militants attack American University in Afghanistan
# Kabul
# Kabul

"We are stuck inside and very afraid": Militants attack American University in Afghanistan

Aug 24th 2016, 5:23 PM 14,972 Views 79 Comments

Many other trapped students were tweeting desperate messages for help.

# kabul - Saturday 23 July, 2016

At least 80 people have been killed in Kabul bombing
# Islamic State
# Islamic State

At least 80 people have been killed in Kabul bombing

Jul 23rd 2016, 2:03 PM 15,561 Views 184 Comments

The blast struck a group of ethnic Hazara demonstrators.

# kabul - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Five men detained after jumping out of trailer at Dublin Port
# Irish Ferries
# Irish Ferries

Five men detained after jumping out of trailer at Dublin Port

Feb 16th 2016, 9:56 AM 28,042 Views 86 Comments

The five men are believed to be illegal immigrants from Afghanistan.

# kabul - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Suicide bomber dressed in police uniform detonated himself outside police academy
# Casualties
# Casualties

Suicide bomber dressed in police uniform detonated himself outside police academy

Aug 8th 2015, 9:20 PM 26,901 Views 22 Comments

Over 50 people have been killed in the attacks.

# kabul - Thursday 5 March, 2015

Photos: Men in burqas say 'Don't tell women what to wear, keep your eyes away'
# BURQAS
# BURQAS

Photos: Men in burqas say 'Don't tell women what to wear, keep your eyes away'

Mar 5th 2015, 10:18 PM 19,616 Views 42 Comments

They organised the march ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8.

# kabul - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Suicide bomber kills three NATO soldiers near US embassy in Afghanistan
# This Is Still Happening
# This Is Still Happening

Suicide bomber kills three NATO soldiers near US embassy in Afghanistan

Sep 16th 2014, 9:22 AM 3,564 Views 10 Comments

NATO hasn’t yet released the nationalities of the victims.

# kabul - Saturday 5 July, 2014

# kabul - Sunday 9 March, 2014

This is the Afghanistan that never makes it into the headlines
# The Other Side
# The Other Side

This is the Afghanistan that never makes it into the headlines

Mar 9th 2014, 4:00 PM 30,882 Views 60 Comments

These photos show a people trying to carry on with life among the chaos.

# kabul - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Co Derry resident among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Co Derry resident among 21 killed in Kabul suicide attack

Jan 18th 2014, 3:57 PM 9,416 Views 7 Comments

Simon Chase had been living in Limavady with his partner and children. It’s understood he was working with an EU police mission.

IMF and UN staff among dead in Kabul restaurant attack
# Suicide Bombing
# Suicide Bombing

IMF and UN staff among dead in Kabul restaurant attack

Jan 18th 2014, 12:34 PM 7,170 Views 17 Comments

A suicide bomber detonated his vest at the entrance to the Lebanese restaurant as two other militants opened fire on customers.

# kabul - Monday 25 November, 2013

Death by stoning may return as punishment for adultery in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Death by stoning may return as punishment for adultery in Afghanistan

Nov 25th 2013, 4:16 PM 14,515 Views 143 Comments

The penalty for married adulterers, as well as 100 lashes by whip for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country’s penal code.