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# 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.

# afghanistan - Friday 30 May, 2014

From The42 Player fakes trip on way to scoring outrageous penalty in shoot-out win Some Nerve This post contains videos

Player fakes trip on way to scoring outrageous penalty in shoot-out win

Expect to see the ‘Ashad Ali Adubarey’ spot-kick on a local pitch near you this weekend.

# afghanistan - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after end of combat operations

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

Two RAF members withdrawn from duties over “graphic photo with Afghan body”

The photo appears to show servicemen posing with a dead Taliban member.

# afghanistan - Saturday 3 May, 2014

More than 2,000 dead in ‘mass grave’ after landslide buries entire village

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

350 dead and 2,500 feared lost after landslide flattens Afghan town

Villagers were at Friday prayers in two mosques when they were swamped by a tide of debris

# afghanistan - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The cause of the helicopter crash is not immediately known.

# afghanistan - Sunday 6 April, 2014

The 9 at 9: Sunday

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

A life’s work: Stunning photos taken by journalist killed in Afghanistan Tribute This post contains images

A life’s work: Stunning photos taken by journalist killed in Afghanistan

The photojournalist was shot dead by police yesterday ahead of the country’s presidential election vote.

Afghan voters brave Taliban threats in historic election

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

Journalist shot dead in Afghanistan

Two female journalists were shot in a police station in Khoust – one has died and one is seriously injured.

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