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# afghanistan - Today’s News


# afghanistan - Sunday 22 May, 2016

US air strike "more than likely" kills Taliban leader

The strike took place “in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area.”

# afghanistan - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Man arrested and charged with attacking Afghan family in South Dublin

John Connors, 21, is alleged to have taken part in an assault on two Afghan brothers and their nephew in Ballinteer last Thursday night.

# afghanistan - Sunday 8 May, 2016

'They said next time they'll kill us': Thugs attack Afghan family in Dublin

The men are reported to have told the family: “Go back to your own country”.

# afghanistan - Monday 11 April, 2016

Politician threatens to have reporter's nose cut off after being asked about rape Afghanistan This post contains videos

Politician threatens to have reporter's nose cut off after being asked about rape

A clip of the exchange has sparked angry reaction online.

# afghanistan - Friday 1 April, 2016

A US soldier singing a Wolfe Tones’ song in Afghanistan has caused a bit of a stir online

A TV channel for the US military even contacted the Pentagon to ask about it.

# afghanistan - Monday 21 March, 2016

Man who says he was abducted by Taliban to be given new asylum hearing in Ireland

The man said he had been forced to work for a Taliban commander as a translator.

# afghanistan - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Meet the 19-year-old student fighting patriarchy through boxing

In a country where women sports players remain a taboo, Afghan boxer Sadaf Rahimi is thriving in the ring.

# afghanistan - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Arriving in Europe alone at 17 to work 16-hour shifts and sleep on mattresses

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied Afghan minors sought asylum in Europe last year. Many of them are now spread out in special shelters across the continent.

# afghanistan - Thursday 25 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge The little kid with the plastic Messi jersey has finally gotten the real thing Murtaza Ahmadi

# afghanistan - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

Five men detained after jumping out of trailer at Dublin Port

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

# afghanistan - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Fury as woman’s nose is sliced off by her husband

Reza Gul, 20, was rushed to hospital after her husband attacked her with a pocket knife.

# afghanistan - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Teenager killed by celebratory bullets fired after cricket victory

Bullets shot into the air are still deadly.

# afghanistan - Friday 1 January, 2016

Taliban suicide car bomber hits Afghan restaurant popular with foreigners

Three people were wounded by the attack, which the Taliban claimed responsibility for.

# afghanistan - Sunday 27 December, 2015

This chart shows the cost of fighting Islamic State compared to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Iraqi war has cost the US in the region of $1.64 billion.

# afghanistan - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Families used as ‘human shields’ during fatal Taliban airport siege

At least 50 people, mainly civilians, were killed in the attack.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Court was right to not recognise marriage of 14-year-old girl

The girl and her ‘husband’ were seeking asylum.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

Man held at Guantánamo Bay for 13 years in case of mistaken identity

Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri has been detained at the camp without charge.

# afghanistan - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Former US drone operators: ‘The innocent civilians we killed only fuelled the terrorism of ISIS’

Read the extraordinary open letter to Barack Obama, written by four US Air Force whistleblowers.

# afghanistan - Saturday 14 November, 2015

Concerned about immorality, some men are going out of their way to stop female drivers

Gender equality is enshrined in the Afghan constitution, but the idea of a woman driver is still seen as controversial, provocative and even immoral.

# afghanistan - Sunday 8 November, 2015

Charity review finds US attack on MSF hospital “conducted with a purpose to kill and destroy”

At least 30 people were killed, including 13 staff members, 10 patients and seven unrecognisable bodies yet to be identified.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death

The killing happened in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Monday 2 November, 2015

There is no room to bury people shipwrecked off Greece as crossing numbers continue to rise

United Nations figures show that more than 218,000 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in October.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Over 300 confirmed dead in south Asian quake as rescue effort expands

The magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India yesterday.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Kian Egan ‘not surprised’ Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods Stress Positions This post contains videos

Kian Egan ‘not surprised’ Westlife song used as part of CIA torture methods

The American Civil Liberties Union says the song My Love was played along with heavy-metal to break down prisoners.

# afghanistan - Sunday 11 October, 2015

After patients burn to death in hospital bombing, charity refuses to take US money

President Barack Obama has apologised to the charity, admitting the attack was a mistake.

# afghanistan - Monday 5 October, 2015

The US is struggling to explain how it bombed an MSF hospital and killed 22 people Doctors Without Borders This post contains videos

The US is struggling to explain how it bombed an MSF hospital and killed 22 people

Medecins Sans Frontieres are calling the attack a ‘war crime’.

# afghanistan - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Obama promises investigation into US hospital airstrike that saw “patients burn to death in their beds”

12 Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) staff members were killed in the attack.

# afghanistan - Saturday 3 October, 2015

As many as 20 people killed in alleged US airstrike, including MSF workers

The charity says Washington was fully appraised of the hospital’s location in advance of the strike.

# afghanistan - Monday 21 September, 2015

American soldiers ‘told to ignore’ sexual abuse of boys by Afghan allies

Troops were reportedly instructed to “look the other way” in cases of abuse, even when it took place on military bases.

# afghanistan - Saturday 12 September, 2015

The many different routes that migrants are taking to reach western Europe…

Migrants are travelling huge distances even before they reach the Mediterranean and the harrowing voyage across.

# afghanistan - Saturday 22 August, 2015

“Exceptionally busy”: Irish holidaymakers are still packing out flights to Kos

The cafés along the beach-front in the popular sun spot have become an unlikely first port of call for thousands of refugees.

# afghanistan - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Suicide bomber dressed in police uniform detonated himself outside police academy

Over 50 people have been killed in the attacks.

# afghanistan - Saturday 1 August, 2015

A country full of AK-47s is banning toy guns

Almost two hundred children have been injured by toys guns.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

For the last two years, the Taliban have hidden that their supreme leader is dead

Mullah Omar died in 2013 but the Taliban have recently released quotes in his name.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Afghan man found at side of Irish motorway with no knowledge of what country he was in

The man claims to have travelled as a stowaway for three months before ending up at the side of the M7 motorway near Naas, Co Kildare.

# afghanistan - Monday 27 July, 2015

At least 20 dead after gunfight at wedding party

The victims were all male guests at the wedding aged between 14 and 60.

# afghanistan - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Mystery, super poppy seeds could double how much opium the Taliban can sell

It’s the cash crop for the Taliban – and it’s about to get even scarier.

# afghanistan - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Obama ‘profoundly regrets’ drone strike that killed US and Italian hostages

“On behalf of the United States government, I offer our deepest apologies to the families.”

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