# afghanistan - Today’s News
The fly-past of two US war planes was no doubt great entertainment for many, but it also trivialises the brutal machinery of war.
# afghanistan - Thursday 28 August, 2014
The US must no longer be impulsively ready to employ its military around the world either for its own or for others’ ends.
# afghanistan - Friday 15 August, 2014
Robert Richards, who was 28, was found dead by his wife at their home in Florida.
# afghanistan - Wednesday 30 July, 2014
Back in 2004, my wife and I were anticipating the arrival of our second son and I had just set up my own business. Then the financial meltdown hit.
# afghanistan - Sunday 6 July, 2014
It’s all to do with the presidential election.
# afghanistan - Sunday 8 June, 2014
Scores of people said to be missing after flash foods hit the remote Baghlan province.
# afghanistan - Saturday 7 June, 2014
The death toll currently stands at almost 60, but is expected to rise as rescue efforts continue.
# afghanistan - Wednesday 4 June, 2014
In the video, one of the Taliban militants is heard telling the soldier: “Don’t come to Afghanistan again. Next time, nobody will release you”.
# afghanistan - Saturday 31 May, 2014
Everyone’s talking about a body found in Dublin, Brian O’Driscoll’s final farewell and a US soldier released by the Taliban.
Plus: How many postmen are attacked by dogs every week.
Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.
# afghanistan - Friday 30 May, 2014
Expect to see the ‘Ashad Ali Adubarey’ spot-kick on a local pitch near you this weekend.
# afghanistan - Wednesday 28 May, 2014
Under the plan announced at the White House, America will gradually withdraw troops until only a small residual force remains.
# afghanistan - Friday 9 May, 2014
The photo appears to show servicemen posing with a dead Taliban member.
# afghanistan - Saturday 3 May, 2014
A search for survivors continues today but there is little hope of finding survivors in the 30-metre deep mud.
# afghanistan - Friday 2 May, 2014
Villagers were at Friday prayers in two mosques when they were swamped by a tide of debris
# afghanistan - Saturday 26 April, 2014
The cause of the helicopter crash is not immediately known.
# afghanistan - Sunday 6 April, 2014
It’s the last day of the weekend – and here’s everything you need to know as we start the day.
# afghanistan - Saturday 5 April, 2014
The photojournalist was shot dead by police yesterday ahead of the country’s presidential election vote.
Afghanistan’s third presidential election brings an end to 13 years of rule by Karzai, who has held power since the Taliban were ousted in 2001.
# afghanistan - Friday 4 April, 2014
Two female journalists were shot in a police station in Khoust – one has died and one is seriously injured.
# afghanistan - Sunday 9 March, 2014
These photos show a people trying to carry on with life among the chaos.
# afghanistan - Thursday 20 February, 2014
# afghanistan - Thursday 6 February, 2014
A video shows “Colonel” wearing a black vest with pouches for equipment and perking his ears when the militants begin chanting.
# afghanistan - Sunday 26 January, 2014
They’re not bad to look at, either.
# afghanistan - Saturday 18 January, 2014
Simon Chase had been living in Limavady with his partner and children. It’s understood he was working with an EU police mission.
A suicide bomber detonated his vest at the entrance to the Lebanese restaurant as two other militants opened fire on customers.
# afghanistan - Thursday 16 January, 2014
The video, sent to officials in the US, is the first proof in more than three years that Bowe Berghdal is still alive.
# afghanistan - Tuesday 24 December, 2013
From Commander Hadfield to Batkid, here are the most striking photographs from 2013.
# afghanistan - Thursday 19 December, 2013
Rigby’s family said justice had been done, but “no amount of justice will bring Lee back”.
# afghanistan - Thursday 12 December, 2013
The Irish need just five more wickets to regain the trophy.
# afghanistan - Saturday 7 December, 2013
Forging closer ties with NATO could enable Ireland to combat global terrorism writes Colm Ó Broin.
# afghanistan - Saturday 30 November, 2013
Paul Stirling top scored with 76 as his side set the fourth highest score in Twenty20 international cricket.
# afghanistan - Monday 25 November, 2013
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.
# afghanistan - Thursday 21 November, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US role will be “limited”.
# afghanistan - Monday 18 November, 2013
A UN report has revealed some of the tactics of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
# afghanistan - Friday 8 November, 2013
The marine was convicted by a seven-strong board, consisting of officers and non-commissioned officers, following a two-week trial.
# afghanistan - Monday 28 October, 2013
The stories you’ve heard about Afghanistan won’t prepare you for what the country is really like: its colour, culture, laughter and resilience is amazing, writes Maya Pastakia.
The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.