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# afghanistan - Yesterday’s News

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# 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.

# afghanistan - Sunday 24 July, 2016

A nutty way to make money - the Taliban are stealing pistachios in Afghanistan

The country is being deprived of much-needed income by the thieves.

# afghanistan - Saturday 23 July, 2016

At least 80 people have been killed in Kabul bombing

The blast struck a group of ethnic Hazara demonstrators.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 6 July, 2016

Obama announces 8,400 troops to remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office

The number is significantly more than the president had previously announced.

# afghanistan - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Capturing the Republic: Why an acclaimed photographer came back to his roots to mark 2016

Seamus Murphy left Ireland in his 20s but came back to chronicle modern day Ireland for the centenary year.

# afghanistan - Saturday 18 June, 2016

'Our colleagues didn’t die peacefully like in the movies... They died painfully, slowly'

Dr Kathleen Thomas gave an emotional account of the Kunduz hospital bombing in Dublin this week.

# 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.

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