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NZ denies helping US spy on reporter

Monday, July 29th 2013, 15:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, United States United States

New Zealand officials deny a report that its military conspired with US spy agencies to monitor a freelance journalist in Afghanistan.
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UK soldiers assist Afghan operation

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 12:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British soldiers return to an area of Afghanistan they defended until 2010 to assist Afghan troops fighting Taliban insurgents.
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Why are Afghans afraid of 2014?

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 5:42

Gloom, helplessness, uncertainty grip Afghanistan
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Isaf soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 9:58

Three members of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force are killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, the force says.
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Afghan MPs vote to sack minister

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 15:12

Afghanistan's parliament votes to replace Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang, accusing him of failing to tackle insecurity.
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Eight Afghan labourers shot dead

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 6:57
related countries: United States United States

Eight Afghan labourers who were on their way to work at a US military base in Logar province are shot dead, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Afghan prosecutor shot by gunmen

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 22:23

The BBC's defence correspondent, Jonathan Beale has been to Kandahar Province - to speak to commanders on both sides of the conflict as attacks targeting people linked to the government continue
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The fears of a tortured Afghan child bride

Monday, July 15th 2013, 13:14

Afghan child bride dismayed as her torturers walk free
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Inquiry as Afghan escapes custody

Monday, July 15th 2013, 11:51

An investigation is launched after an Afghan soldier who was recently been jailed for firing on Nato troops manages to escape from custody.
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Soldier suicides exceed Afghan toll

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 7:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

More British soldiers and veterans took their own lives in 2012 than died fighting in Afghanistan, the BBC's Panorama learns.
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UK packs up equipment in Afghanistan

Friday, July 12th 2013, 23:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The challenge of moving military equipment out of Helmand
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Nato soldier killed in Kandahar

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 17:24
related places: Kandahar

A Slovakian Nato soldier has been killed and six wounded in an "insider attack" at Kandahar airport, authorities in Bratislava say.
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Civilians killed in Afghan bombing

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 15:43

At least 17 people including women and children are killed by a roadside bomb in in western Afghanistan, officials tell the BBC.
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VIDEO: What prospects for peace in Afghanistan?

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 15:27

Jonathan Beale speaks to Nato and Taliban commanders in Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, about the prospects for reconciliation.
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Afghan suicide blast 'kills 12'

Friday, July 5th 2013, 12:30

At least 12 people are killed, mostly policemen, in a suicide attack at a police station in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan, officials say.
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Top Afghanistan policewoman killed

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 12:12

A top female police officer, Lt Islam Bibi, is shot dead in Afghanistan's Helmand province, officials say.
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VIDEO: Pakistan 'could end Afghan conflict'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 9:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The head of the Afghan army tells BBC HARDtalk fighting in Afghanistan could be stopped "in weeks" if Pakistan told the Taliban to end the insurgency.
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Where does Nato go post-Afghanistan?

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 8:56

Nato commander discusses the alliance's future post-Afghanistan
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Pakistan 'could end Afghan conflict'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 1:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Fighting in Afghanistan could be stopped in weeks if Pakistan told the Taliban to end the insurgency, the head of the Afghan army tells the BBC.
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Scot dies in Afghan suicide bombing

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 18:04
related places: Kabul

Security worker Mark Duffus, 41, is among seven killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul base of a logistics firm supplying Nato forces in Afghanistan.
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Suicide attack on Kabul supply firm

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 6:14
related places: Kabul

Insurgents kill at least seven people in a suicide attack on the Kabul base of a logistics firm supplying Nato forces in Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Suicide bomb attempt thwarted

Monday, July 1st 2013, 21:32
related places: Jalalabad

Afghan security forces have defused an alleged would-be suicide bomber's explosive vest while he was still wearing it, preventing an attack in Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan.
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Taliban 'should join peace process'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 20:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Taliban should engage in the political process if they want a role in Afghanistan's future, British Prime Minister David Cameron says during a trip to the country.
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West 'should have talked to Taliban'

Saturday, June 29th 2013, 11:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The West should have tried talking to the Taliban a decade ago after they had just been toppled from power, the UK's top general in Afghanistan says.
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US-Afghan aircraft deal 'wasteful'

Friday, June 28th 2013, 17:12
related countries: United States United States

A US watchdog says a Pentagon plan to spend $780m (£513m) on 48 new aircraft for unskilled Afghan pilots would be "imprudent".
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Transfer of Afghan detainees begins

Friday, June 28th 2013, 10:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ten Afghan detainees captured by British forces are transferred to the Afghan authorities, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Thursday, June 27th 2013, 14:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Afghan detainees captured by British forces have dropped legal challenges to their detention and can now be transferred to Afghan authorities.
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Renewed US-Afghan pledge on talks

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 1:46
related countries: United States United States

The US and Afghan presidents reaffirm their commitment to peace talks with the Taliban, hours after Taliban militants attacked a CIA station.
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Taliban assault in Kabul secure zone

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 10:35
related places: Kabul

Afghan security forces fight off militants who attacked near the presidential palace, one of the most secure areas of Kabul.
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New hope for US prisoner of Taliban

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 15:12
related countries: United States United States

New hope for sole US prisoner of Taliban in Afghanistan
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Kerry cautious on Taliban talks

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 15:19
related countries: Qatar Qatar, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry expresses caution about future talks with the Taliban, following a row over the Afghan insurgents' office in Qatar.
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Taliban office row frustrates talks

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 16:10
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A row over the status of the Taliban's newly-opened office in Qatar continues to frustrate efforts to start Afghan peace talks there.
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Kerry calls Karzai to defuse tension

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 5:43
related countries: Qatar Qatar, United States United States

The US Secretary of State John Kerry calls the Afghan leader to defuse tension over the opening of a Taliban office, an Afghan official tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Kerry calls Karzai to defuse tension

Thursday, June 20th 2013, 0:48
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken by phone to Afghan President Hamid Karzai to try to defuse tensions, an Afghan spokesman has told the BBC.
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Karzai to boycott Taliban talks

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 17:06

The Afghan government will not take part in peace talks with the Taliban unless the process is "Afghan-led", President Hamid Karzai announces.
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US Taliban move prompts Afghan ire

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 11:56
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan suspends talks on a bilateral security agreement with the US, after Washington's announcement of peace talks with the Taliban.
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Taliban hit US base after talks news

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 6:13
related countries: United States United States

Four US soldiers are killed in a Taliban attack at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, shortly after the US announced direct talks with the militants.
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US to open direct Taliban talks

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 21:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The US is to open direct peace talks with the Taliban after more than 10 years of war in Afghanistan, senior White House officials announce.
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Nato hands over security to Afghans

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 10:48

Afghan forces have formally taken over security for the whole of the country for the first time since Nato-led troops ousted the Taliban in 2001.
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Deadly blast before Afghan handover

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 5:50
related places: Kabul

A bomb explodes in western Kabul on the day Nato is due to formally hand over command of security responsibilities to Afghan forces.
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In pictures: Afghan army's elite special forces

Monday, June 17th 2013, 23:49

The elite Afghan forces taking over from Nato
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VIDEO: Inside hospital treating Afghan troops

Friday, June 14th 2013, 6:29

David Loyn reports on the heavy price paid by Afghan troops as they are set to take the lead in combat operations across the whole country.
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Afghan forces count cost of war

Friday, June 14th 2013, 0:35

The Afghan soldiers paying the price for taking on the Taliban
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Six Afghan police found shot dead

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 8:31

Six Afghan policemen have been killed in an insider attack at their checkpoint in southern Helmand province, officials say.
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US general: 'Do not abandon Afghans'

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 7:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Progress

The general who will oversee the end of Nato's mission in Afghanistan says human rights progress may not be sustainable without international help.
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VIDEO: US general says Taliban talks needed

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 6:09
related countries: United States United States

The US general who will oversee the end of the Nato mission in Afghanistan has said there will have to be talks with the Taliban at some stage.
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VIDEO: Deadly blast at Kabul Supreme Court

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 17:46
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomb attack in Kabul has killed at least 16 people and injured more than 40 others outside the Supreme Court, Afghan police say.
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Deadly blast at Kabul Supreme Court

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 16:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomb attack in Kabul kills at least 16 people and injures more than 40 others outside the Supreme Court, Afghan police say.
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Taliban 'behead boys in Kandahar'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 14:33
related places: Kandahar

The Taliban behead two boys in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar for spying, officials say.
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Gun battle shakes Kabul airport

Monday, June 10th 2013, 10:59
related places: Kabul

Heavily armed Taliban militants die in a gun battle with Afghan forces after taking over a building near Kabul airport.
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In pictures: Food insecurity in Afghanistan

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 22:35

Food insecurity in Afghanistan's Bamyan Province
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Afghan 'insider attack' kills troops

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 19:12

Two US soldiers and an American civilian have been killed in a possible insider attack in Afghanistan, the Nato-led force says.
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Afghan attack kills six Georgians

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 20:29
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Six Georgian soldiers have been killed by a suicide attack in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, the Georgian defence ministry says.
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Afghan fury over massacre 'leniency'

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 14:30
related countries: United States United States

Afghans near Kandahar react with anger to the news that a US soldier who massacred 16 people last year has escaped the death penalty.
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Afghan attacks soldier pleads guilty

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 22:05
related countries: United States United States

US soldier Robert Bales avoids the death penalty for murdering 16 Afghan civilians last year, after a military judge accepts his guilty plea.
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VIDEO: Afghan interpreters can come to UK

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 16:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government has confirmed up to 600 Afghans who worked in dangerous roles supporting allied forces will be allowed to resettle in the UK
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UK soldiers' Afghan abuse punished

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 15:03
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

One British soldier is fined and another has his rank reduced at a court martial after admitting abusing Afghan civilians.
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Afghan children die in suicide blast

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 10:34

At least 10 children are among 13 killed as a suicide bomber attacks a military patrol in eastern Afghanistan, say police and Nato officials.
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VIDEO: Fighting Afghan electoral fraud

Friday, May 31st 2013, 18:41

In an effort to see off electoral fraud in next year's Afghan presidential elections, officials are opening a number of voting registration centres across the country which will mean Afghans will only be allowed to cast their votes at the same centre
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VIDEO: Afghan attacks soldier to plead guilty

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 19:44
related countries: United States United States

An American soldier charged with killing 16 villagers in Afghanistan has agreed to plead guilty to murder charges, in a deal which will allow him to avoid the death penalty.
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Afghan attacks soldier to plead guilty

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 12:53
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in two rampages last year will plead guilty to avoid the death penalty, his lawyers say.
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Major attack on Kabul 'thwarted'

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 9:42
related places: Kabul

A potentially sophisticated attack on the Afghan capital is foiled and a huge cache of weapons recovered, the intelligence agency says.
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VIDEO: Afghan Red Cross office attacked

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 22:18

A Red Cross office has been attacked by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, local officials say.
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VIDEO: Afghans 'unlawfully held' by forces

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 21:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces are detaining up to 85 Afghan nationals in a holding facility at Camp Bastion, in what could amount to unlawful detention and internment, documents obtained by the BBC suggest.
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Red Cross targeted in Afghan attack

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 20:53
related places: Jalalabad

Militants attack an office of the Red Cross in eastern Afghanistan, killing a security guard, local officials say.
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UK 'ready to return Afghan suspects'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 16:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Up to 90 Afghans held at Camp Bastion are set to be returned to the Afghan authorities, the Ministry of Defence says, after their lawyers argue their detention could be unlawful.
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Afghans 'unlawfully held' by UK army

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 15:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces are detaining Afghan nationals in a holding facility at Camp Bastion in what could amount to unlawful detention, documents obtained by the BBC suggest.
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Pencil extracted from man's head

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 12:10
related countries: Germany Germany

An Afghan man had a pencil stuck in his head for years, the German doctors who removed it say.
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UK confirms holding up to 90 Afghans

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 10:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces are detaining 80 to 90 Afghans in a holding facility at Camp Bastion, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed, in what lawyers argue could amount to unlawful detention.
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Afghan police 'kill colleagues'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 13:46
related places: Kandahar

At least seven Afghan policemen are killed as two colleagues open fire in the southern province of Kandahar, officials say.
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