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# afghan - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Dublin man jailed for 18 months for unprovoked beer bottle attack on Afghan cyclists
# Christopher Connors
# Christopher Connors

Dublin man jailed for 18 months for unprovoked beer bottle attack on Afghan cyclists

Apr 18th 2018, 8:59 AM 20,825 Views 69 Comments

One of the three victims was a 13-year-old boy, who has since left Ireland as ‘he doesn’t feel safe here’.

# afghan - Monday 22 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 22nd 2018, 7:15 AM 9,486 Views 9 Comments

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

# afghan - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Afghan girls to attend US robotics event after Donald Trump allows visa u-turn
# Exception
# Exception

Afghan girls to attend US robotics event after Donald Trump allows visa u-turn

Jul 13th 2017, 12:28 PM 9,119 Views 31 Comments

The six girls from Herat, Afghanistan, were reportedly blocked from attending the robotics competition.

# afghan - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Afghan Sesame Street gets 'proud brother' muppet who reveres his educated sister
# Zeerak And Zari
# Zeerak And Zari

Afghan Sesame Street gets 'proud brother' muppet who reveres his educated sister

Jul 9th 2017, 3:30 PM 13,741 Views 42 Comments

It’s hoped the new character will help millions of children see the value in education.

# afghan - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Teenage asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of medical student's rape and murder
# Germany
# Germany

Teenage asylum seeker arrested in Germany on suspicion of medical student's rape and murder

Dec 4th 2016, 7:00 AM 16,070 Views 28 Comments

The murder made big news in Germany and was followed by another as yet unsolved crime.

# afghan - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Man arrested and charged with attacking Afghan family in South Dublin
# Ahmadzai Family
# Ahmadzai Family

Man arrested and charged with attacking Afghan family in South Dublin

May 11th 2016, 2:20 PM 19,759 Views 0 Comments

John Connors, 21, is alleged to have taken part in an assault on two Afghan brothers and their nephew in Ballinteer last Thursday night.

# afghan - Friday 16 October, 2015

Migrant crisis: Man shot dead trying to enter Europe from Turkey
# Border Guards
# Border Guards

Migrant crisis: Man shot dead trying to enter Europe from Turkey

Oct 16th 2015, 8:08 AM 16,058 Views 64 Comments

It comes as the EU and Turkey reach a deal to stem the flow of refugees into Europe.

# afghan - Saturday 18 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 18th 2015, 7:56 PM 18,131 Views 64 Comments

More than 100 people were wounded.

# afghan - Saturday 20 December, 2014

After a decade at Guantanamo, four detainees are going home
# Gitmo
# Gitmo

After a decade at Guantanamo, four detainees are going home

Dec 20th 2014, 7:08 PM 9,431 Views 18 Comments

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

# afghan - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

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

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

May 28th 2014, 9:22 AM 3,815 Views 76 Comments

Under the plan announced at the White House, America will gradually withdraw troops until only a small residual force remains.

# afghan - Saturday 5 April, 2014

A life's work: Stunning photos taken by journalist killed in Afghanistan
# Tribute
# Tribute

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

Apr 5th 2014, 12:21 PM 13,936 Views 10 Comments

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

# afghan - Friday 8 November, 2013

British marine found guilty of murdering Afghan insurgent
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

British marine found guilty of murdering Afghan insurgent

Nov 8th 2013, 8:30 PM 7,750 Views 54 Comments

The marine was convicted by a seven-strong board, consisting of officers and non-commissioned officers, following a two-week trial.

# afghan - Thursday 30 May, 2013

US soldier to admit Afghan killings to escape death penalty
# USA
# USA

US soldier to admit Afghan killings to escape death penalty

May 30th 2013, 8:36 AM 7,761 Views 46 Comments

Robert Bales is accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers last year, and also faces six charges of attempted murder and seven of assault.

# afghan - Saturday 9 March, 2013

Unsolved murder highlights plight of Afghan women
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Unsolved murder highlights plight of Afghan women

Mar 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,593 Views 3 Comments

16-year-old Shakila was found dead in the house where she worked as a maid just over a year ago.

# afghan - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Iran earthquake kills five, destroys villages in rural area
# Iran
# Iran

Iran earthquake kills five, destroys villages in rural area

Dec 5th 2012, 8:37 PM 1,635 Views 6 Comments

The quake registered 5.5 on the moment magnitude scale and hit at around 5pm GMT.

# afghan - Friday 19 October, 2012

15 wedding guests killed in roadside bomb in Afghanistan
# Bomb
# Bomb

15 wedding guests killed in roadside bomb in Afghanistan

Oct 19th 2012, 10:30 AM 2,173 Views 9 Comments

The passengers were on their way to a wedding in northern Afghanistan when the bomb went off.

# afghan - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Afghanistan: 7 killed in gun battle and bomb attack
# Kabul
# Kabul

Afghanistan: 7 killed in gun battle and bomb attack

Aug 2nd 2012, 4:23 PM 1,397 Views 1 Comment

Five people were killed in the gun battle today just outside Kabul while two NATO service members were killed in a separate bomb attack in the south of the country.

# afghan - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

22 NATO supply trucks destroyed in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

22 NATO supply trucks destroyed in Afghanistan

Jul 18th 2012, 9:46 AM 1,847 Views 1 Comment

All the trucks were parked in the Rabatak area of the province where the truckers had stopped to rest.

# afghan - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

UK: Nine men jailed in racially charged sex ring case
# UK
# UK

UK: Nine men jailed in racially charged sex ring case

May 9th 2012, 12:39 PM 3,532 Views 14 Comments

The men, all of South Asian descent, were found to have lured girls as young as 13 into sexual encounters using alcohol and drugs. Far-right parties protested outside the court

# afghan - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

NATO leaders meet to discuss handover and exit from Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

NATO leaders meet to discuss handover and exit from Afghanistan

Apr 18th 2012, 11:26 AM 626 Views 2 Comments

Funding of the fledgling Afghanistan security forces is expected to top the agenda at the two-day talks in Brussels.

# afghan - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Vehicle explodes on Afghan runway as US Defence Secretary's plane lands
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Vehicle explodes on Afghan runway as US Defence Secretary's plane lands

Mar 14th 2012, 5:46 PM 2,445 Views 2 Comments

It is not immediately clear if Leon Panetta was being targeted in the incident.

# afghan - Monday 30 January, 2012

Family found guilty of murdering three daughters in "honour killing"
# Guilty
# Guilty

Family found guilty of murdering three daughters in "honour killing"

Jan 30th 2012, 10:09 AM 5,762 Views 25 Comments

Prosecutors said the defendants killed the teenage sisters for defying rules on dress, dating, socialising and using the internet.

# afghan - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Afghan students protest US security pact negotiations
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan students protest US security pact negotiations

Nov 20th 2011, 5:32 PM 1,713 Views 3 Comments

Protest follows tribal leaders’ decision to back negotiations for a new security agreement with the US.

# afghan - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Four dead in suicide bombing at Karzai brother's memorial service
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Four dead in suicide bombing at Karzai brother's memorial service

Jul 14th 2011, 11:30 AM 296 Views 0 Comments

Afghan president was away in Kabul when attack was launched on Kandahar mosque. UN figures show number of Afghan civilians killed this year is up on figures for last year.

# afghan - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Afghan president’s brother assassinated
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghan president’s brother assassinated

Jul 12th 2011, 9:25 AM 269 Views 2 Comments

Ahmad Wali Karzai has reportedly been killed by his bodyguard.

# afghan - Monday 28 March, 2011

Suicide bombers kill 20 civilians in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Suicide bombers kill 20 civilians in Afghanistan

Mar 28th 2011, 9:13 AM 289 Views 0 Comments

A truck was loaded with explosives in eastern Afghanistan and then detonated in the grounds of a construction company, killing 20 civilians and wounding about 50 others.

# afghan - Sunday 29 August, 2010

Taliban attack Nato base in Afghanistan
# Taliban Attack
# Taliban Attack

Taliban attack Nato base in Afghanistan

Aug 29th 2010, 2:05 PM 586 Views 0 Comments

Foreign and Afghan troops have repelled a Taliban attack in Khost province.

# afghan - Monday 16 August, 2010

Taliban stones young couple to death
# Taliban
# Taliban

Taliban stones young couple to death

Aug 16th 2010, 1:45 PM 105 Views 0 Comments

Two Afghans had planned to elope.

# afghan - Tuesday 20 July, 2010

Karzai's handover deal supported
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Karzai's handover deal supported

Jul 20th 2010, 7:51 PM 221 Views 0 Comments

Afghan leader’s call for 2014 deadline.

Afghanistan wants full security handover by 2014
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Afghanistan wants full security handover by 2014

Jul 20th 2010, 11:15 AM 158 Views 0 Comments

The first international conference in Kabul focuses on the country’s shaky future.