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#Afghanistan

# afghanistan - Today’s News

'I don't know where my daughters are': Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

A wounded man in a hospital bed wept saying: “I don’t know where my daughters are. God damn the attackers!”

# afghanistan - Friday 30 March, 2018

From The42 'I was fully convinced in my head that it was just a job and it would be okay. That was naive' Mixed Emotions

'I was fully convinced in my head that it was just a job and it would be okay. That was naive'

With no work for him at home, John Mooney had to broaden his horizons and last Friday he was part of the Afghanistan squad which shattered Ireland’s World Cup dreams.

# afghanistan - Monday 12 March, 2018

How we're responding to the greatest crisis of our generation

Exploring integration and extremism in the context of the refugee crisis.

# afghanistan - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A murder investigation in Sligo, Fianna Fáil’s rising popularity and the death of British actress Emma Chambers…

Over 20 killed in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# afghanistan - Monday 29 January, 2018

Five killed as gunmen storm Kabul military academy in IS-claimed attack

Five people were killed and ten wounded in what’s been the third major attack in the city in several days.

# afghanistan - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Pakistan accused of supporting militants who killed nearly 100 in suicide bombing yesterday

The Afghan government the attack was carried out by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network with Pakistani backing.

# afghanistan - Saturday 27 January, 2018

'A massacre': Ambulance bomb kills at least 90 people and wounds 151 in Kabul

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

11 injured after gunmen blast Save the Children office in Afghanistan

Save the Children is an international non-governmental organisation that promotes children’s rights.

# afghanistan - Monday 22 January, 2018

'Pray for me. I may die': Kabul hotel guest's plea during siege

At least 18 people were killed, including 14 foreigners, in the 12-hour ordeal.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested on 15 charges including sexual assault

The identity of the alleged victim was being withheld by a court.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

The US President used his first tweet of 2018 to tear into Islamabad.

# afghanistan - Sunday 31 December, 2017

From The42 Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018 New Challenge

Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018

Phil Simmons will lead the country into Test cricket.

# afghanistan - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Their sons and husbands are killed fighting for their country, leaving these widows with no income earner

The lives of Afghani war widows are often very difficult.

# 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.

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