# afghanistan - Sunday 6 April, 2014
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
The photojournalist was shot dead by police yesterday ahead of the country’s presidential election vote.
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
Two female journalists were shot in a police station in Khoust – one has died and one is seriously injured.
# afghanistan - Sunday 9 March, 2014
These photos show a people trying to carry on with life among the chaos.
# afghanistan - Thursday 20 February, 2014
# afghanistan - Thursday 6 February, 2014
A video shows “Colonel” wearing a black vest with pouches for equipment and perking his ears when the militants begin chanting.
# afghanistan - Sunday 26 January, 2014
They’re not bad to look at, either.
# afghanistan - Saturday 18 January, 2014
Simon Chase had been living in Limavady with his partner and children. It’s understood he was working with an EU police mission.
A suicide bomber detonated his vest at the entrance to the Lebanese restaurant as two other militants opened fire on customers.
# afghanistan - Thursday 16 January, 2014
The video, sent to officials in the US, is the first proof in more than three years that Bowe Berghdal is still alive.
# afghanistan - Tuesday 24 December, 2013
From Commander Hadfield to Batkid, here are the most striking photographs from 2013.
# afghanistan - Thursday 19 December, 2013
Rigby’s family said justice had been done, but “no amount of justice will bring Lee back”.
# afghanistan - Thursday 12 December, 2013
The Irish need just five more wickets to regain the trophy.
# afghanistan - Saturday 7 December, 2013
Forging closer ties with NATO could enable Ireland to combat global terrorism writes Colm Ó Broin.
# afghanistan - Saturday 30 November, 2013
Paul Stirling top scored with 76 as his side set the fourth highest score in Twenty20 international cricket.
# afghanistan - Monday 25 November, 2013
The penalty for married adulterers, as well as 100 lashes by whip for unmarried offenders, appears in a draft revision of the country’s penal code.
# afghanistan - Thursday 21 November, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US role will be “limited”.
# afghanistan - Monday 18 November, 2013
A UN report has revealed some of the tactics of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
# afghanistan - Friday 8 November, 2013
The marine was convicted by a seven-strong board, consisting of officers and non-commissioned officers, following a two-week trial.
# afghanistan - Monday 28 October, 2013
The stories you’ve heard about Afghanistan won’t prepare you for what the country is really like: its colour, culture, laughter and resilience is amazing, writes Maya Pastakia.
The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.
# afghanistan - Tuesday 22 October, 2013
Amnesty International says that the US has failed to live up to its promise of openness with Pakistani villagers leaving in constant fear.
# afghanistan - Thursday 10 October, 2013
The 16-year-old who has become an emblem of the fight against the most radical forms of Islamism has also been nominated for the Nobel peace prize.
# afghanistan - Tuesday 1 October, 2013
The country receives a high ranking in the category that measures social connections and physical safety, but fares less well for ‘employment and education’.
# afghanistan - Sunday 22 September, 2013
As the Taliban ramps up its’ war on women, one lawmaker has told of her experience of being kidnapped.
# afghanistan - Wednesday 18 September, 2013
Beatings, disfigurations, kidnappings and murders of women by relatives and armed groups are continuing in Afghanistan. Why are these horrifying crimes being brushed under the carpet? asks Horia Mosadiq.
# afghanistan - Friday 13 September, 2013
The US State Department said there were no American casualties though four Afghan policemen were among the wounded.
# afghanistan - Monday 2 September, 2013
Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.
The incident occurred near the Pakistani border.
# afghanistan - Friday 23 August, 2013
Nidal Hasan had openly declared he carried out the killings, fuelling suspicions he is actively seeking the death penalty.
# afghanistan - Wednesday 21 August, 2013
The Irish Anti War Movement (IAWM) say they expect a crowd of between 10 and 100.
# afghanistan - Tuesday 20 August, 2013
25-year-old Manning faces a maximum potential sentence of 90 years in jail.
# afghanistan - Wednesday 7 August, 2013
Lieutenant Colonel Kris Poppe urged a military judge to either prevent Major Nidal Hasan from representing himself at the high-profile trial or allow the court-appointed lawyers tasked with assisting him to be removed from the case.
# afghanistan - Saturday 27 July, 2013
Two bombers walked into crowded market as shoppers bought food to break their fasts at sunset for Ramadan.
# afghanistan - Sunday 21 July, 2013
That’s the very dilemma facing postmen in Kabul, now a city of five million people.
# afghanistan - Sunday 14 July, 2013
A total of 50 serving and veteran British soldiers died by suicide last year, more than the 40 who died in combat in Afghanistan.
# afghanistan - Thursday 4 July, 2013
Controversy over the United States’ use of drones has grown along with the body count, writes Scott Fitzsimmons and Karina Sangha – who say while drone operators are at minimal risk of suffering physical harm, they risk psychological damage.
# afghanistan - Wednesday 3 July, 2013
After living in Afghanistan, I got to see first-hand what the people of that country go through, writes Noel Scanlon, who says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the country’s future.