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#Afghanistan

# afghanistan - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

From The42 Another calamitous display as Ireland ripped apart by 16-year-old spinner Going Backwards

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

Ireland slumped to another heavy defeat to Afghanistan this afternoon.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Gunmen storm Kabul TV station in ongoing attack

The incident started in the last hour.

# afghanistan - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'We cannot tolerate this': Outcry after Afghanistan bans WhatsApp

Afghan authorities said that it was just “testing new technologies” when explaining the reasons for the ban.

# afghanistan - Friday 3 November, 2017

Bowe Bergdahl receives dishonourable discharge, avoiding prison time after deserting US army post

The US soldier deserted his Afghanistan post only to be held captive by insurgents for five years.

# afghanistan - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family

“We’re Irish, haha,” the father said as way of explanation.

# afghanistan - Friday 20 October, 2017

Nearly 60 people killed in two suicide bombings at Afghan mosques

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

# afghanistan - Thursday 19 October, 2017

'I thought at least that was sacred' - Trump's chief of staff strongly defends president's call to war widow

If Trump and John Kelly aren’t getting along, it didn’t show in the chief of staff’s speech this evening.

# afghanistan - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Freed hostage says militants killed his infant daughter and raped his wife

Boyle provided a written statement to The Associated Press saying his family has “unparalleled resilience and determination.”

# afghanistan - Thursday 12 October, 2017

North American family freed from Taliban captivity after 'Kafkaesque nightmare'

Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle were kidnapped during a backpacking trip in Afghanistan in 2012.

# afghanistan - Saturday 26 August, 2017

'Where is my name?': Afghan women want husbands to call them by their own names in public

It is common for women to be referred to as the “wife of” or “daughter of” a man, rather than by their names.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

Trump goes back on criticism of Obama and clears the way for thousands more troops in Afghanistan

Trump for the first time also left the door open to an eventual political deal with the Taliban.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Video footage suggests Russia may be arming the Taliban

The footage obtained by CNN shows Taliban fighters brandishing weapons they claim were supplied by Russian government sources.

# afghanistan - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Afghan girls to attend US robotics event after Donald Trump allows visa u-turn

The six girls from Herat, Afghanistan, were reportedly blocked from attending the robotics competition.

# afghanistan - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Afghan Sesame Street gets 'proud brother' muppet who reveres his educated sister

It’s hoped the new character will help millions of children see the value in education.

# afghanistan - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Victims who escaped their abusers tell their stories of life after being a child sex slave in Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Monday 26 June, 2017

Trump hosts 'true friend' Modi for first one-on-one at White House

Both men won power by portraying themselves as establishment outsiders.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Thousands of US troops could be headed for Afghanistan after Trump decision

Under Barack Obama, troop levels in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria were closely managed by the White House.

# afghanistan - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Afghan commando kills two American soldiers in 'insider attack'

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the volatile district of Achin.

# afghanistan - Saturday 3 June, 2017

At least seven dead in attack on funeral in Kabul

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

# afghanistan - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

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

The French and German embassies were damaged in the blast.

# afghanistan - Friday 28 April, 2017

UK marine who was jailed for killing injured Taliban fighter is freed

A court cut Alexander Blackman’s sentence to seven years after his murder conviction was reduced to manslaughter.

# afghanistan - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Gunmen 'disguised as soldiers' gain access to Afghan military base and kill over 100 people

Families gathered outside the base to hear news of their loved ones at the base in northern Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Saturday 15 April, 2017

Isis death toll from 'Mother Of All Bombs' reaches 90

The bomb was dropped on Thursday.

# afghanistan - Friday 14 April, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Good Friday

The Tallaght hit-and-run, redundancies in Roscommon and a fatal stabbing in Jerusalem – it’s the Fix.

Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago

In December 1917 a ship detonated in Nova Scotia, unleashing a blast equivalent to about 3,000 tonnes of TNT.

What is the 'Mother of All Bombs'?

Here’s what the bomb – dropped by the US on Afghanistan yesterday – involves.

# afghanistan - Thursday 13 April, 2017

US drops biggest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

It’s the second attack they’ve launched this week.

# afghanistan - Thursday 30 March, 2017

From The42 Test play-off place slipping out of grasp as Ireland slump to huge Afghanistan defeat Low Point

Test play-off place slipping out of grasp as Ireland slump to huge Afghanistan defeat

John Bracewell’s side have been beaten by an innings and 172 runs in Greater Noida.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Marine convicted of murdering defenceless Taliban fighter has sentence reduced

Blackman was filmed murdering the injured fighter (and paraphrasing Shakespeare’s Hamlet) in footage captured by a camera on a soldier’s helmet.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Bomb blast at Afghanistan's Supreme Court kills at least 19

The bomber detonated the device as employees were boarding a bus to go home.

# afghanistan - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Over 100 people die in avalanches in Afghanistan

At least 50 people were killed in a single village.

# afghanistan - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Taliban release video of American and Australian teachers who were kidnapped in August

The pair appear pale and unshaven in the video.

# afghanistan - Friday 6 January, 2017

The number of migrants entering Europe by sea dropped massively in 2016

Data from EU border agency Frontex suggests the number of migrants entering Europe via two main routes dropped by two-thirds to 364,000 in 2016.

# afghanistan - Monday 26 December, 2016

Military veterans back in action saving South African rhinos from poachers

In 2008, less than 100 rhinos were poached in South Africa, but in recent years numbers have rocketed with nearly 1,200 killed in 2015 alone.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Couple taken hostage in Afghanistan issue appeal to Trump and Obama

The couple were kidnapped in 2012 during a backpacking trip. Their two sons were born in captivity.

# afghanistan - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Suicide bomber kills four Americans in attack on largest US base in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# afghanistan - Friday 11 November, 2016

Taliban kill at least four in attack on German consulate

Two men were also shot dead by German forces.

# afghanistan - Monday 7 November, 2016

Angelina Jolie wants Irish animation to give 'strong message about empowerment'

The film tells the story of a 12-year-old girl who dresses up as a boy in order to work and provide for her family in Afghanistan.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

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

Many other trapped students were tweeting desperate messages for help.

# afghanistan - Sunday 14 August, 2016

War tourism in Afghanistan: Once-in-a-lifetime adventure or needless risk?

Over 20,000 people visited the Afghan city of Kabul last year.

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