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# afghanistan - Today’s News

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 - Yesterday’s News

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.”

# afghanistan - Saturday 18 April, 2015

Victims lying in pools of blood after deadly Islamic State suicide attack

More than 100 people were wounded.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

The Irish are among the most free people in the world

When it comes to travel visas anyway. Not all nations have it so easy though…

# afghanistan - Saturday 11 April, 2015

Bullet-ridden bodies of kidnapped aid workers found in Afghanistan

The Taliban had demanded the release of some of their colleagues in government custody.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Today’s top stories in 6 seconds

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

Woman thrown from building and set on fire for burning Qur’an ‘was innocent’

Almost two dozen people have been arrested, and a similar number of police questioned.

# afghanistan - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Afghan woman beaten to death and set on fire for allegedly burning Koran

The 27-year-old’s family deny she was involved.

# afghanistan - Saturday 17 January, 2015

From The42 Ireland hit stumbling block as they lose to Afghanistan for first time in five years Upset

Ireland hit stumbling block as they lose to Afghanistan for first time in five years

Phil Simmons’ side need to beat Scotland on Monday to win the Dubai Tri-series.

# afghanistan - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party

WARNING: Some people may find the images in this post distressing.

# afghanistan - Sunday 28 December, 2014

The Afghanistan war is officially over after 13 years – but nobody has told the insurgents

About 3,500 foreign troops – mostly from the US – were killed during the $1 trillion campaign.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge BBC reporter gets incredibly high on burning drugs, giggles uncontrollably Hee Hee

# afghanistan - Saturday 20 December, 2014

After a decade at Guantanamo, four detainees are going home

This moves Obama closer to his goal of closing the military jail.

# afghanistan - Monday 1 December, 2014

There was a 61% increase in terror attacks across the world in a single year

A new report has detailed incidents across the world.

# afghanistan - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Suicide bomber on motorcycle kills 50 at volleyball game

WARNING: This article contains a graphic image of those killed in the blast.

# afghanistan - Saturday 22 November, 2014

How should Ireland decide whether to send troops abroad?

Questions have been raised over the triple-lock system in the Dáil recently.

# afghanistan - Monday 20 October, 2014

Taliban toddler says he’s going to use AK47 to “shoot people”

The shocking footage is included in a BBC documentary to be broadcast tonight.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Suicide bomber kills three NATO soldiers near US embassy in Afghanistan

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

# afghanistan - Sunday 7 September, 2014

Gang sentenced to death over rape of four women

There were angry protests outside the court as the case sparked outrage.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Opinion: Croke Park war plane stunt betrayed the history of the GAA

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

Opinion: Dramatic change is needed in American foreign policy – the people have no appetite for war

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

US Marine who urinated on corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has died

Robert Richards, who was 28, was found dead by his wife at their home in Florida.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Opinion: Here I go again, back to Riyadh. My life has changed so much in just ten years…

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

Why was the Afghan government asked to ban Facebook? Ban

Why was the Afghan government asked to ban Facebook?

It’s all to do with the presidential election.

# afghanistan - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Rescuers battle to aid Afghan flood victims as death toll hits 80

Scores of people said to be missing after flash foods hit the remote Baghlan province.

# afghanistan - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Dozens die in Afghan flash floods – and there’s “nothing left” for the survivors

The death toll currently stands at almost 60, but is expected to rise as rescue efforts continue.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years Free This post contains videos

Taliban release video showing US soldier Bowe Bergdahl being released after 5 years

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about a body found in Dublin, Brian O’Driscoll’s final farewell and a US soldier released by the Taliban.

Brennan’s bread, cannabis, and the world’s heaviest man: The week in numbers

Plus: How many postmen are attacked by dogs every week.

Only US soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan freed after five years

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

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