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Wikileaks denies 'blood on hands'

Friday, July 30th 2010, 23:04
related countries: United States United States

The founder of Wikileaks rejects US claims he has blood on his hands after releasing leaked documents on the Afghan war.
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Five Taliban off UN sanction list

Friday, July 30th 2010, 21:33
related places: Kabul

Five Taliban are removed from a sanctions list by the UN Security Council, a move sought by Kabul to ease rapprochement with insurgents.
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Five Taliban off UN sanction list

Friday, July 30th 2010, 21:33
related places: Kabul

Five Taliban are removed from a sanctions list by the UN Security Council, a move sought by Kabul to ease rapprochement with insurgents.
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US has deadliest Afghan war month

Friday, July 30th 2010, 16:20
related countries: United States United States

US forces suffered the deadliest month of their nine-year Afghan campaign, with 66 service members killed in July.
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US has deadliest Afghan war month

Friday, July 30th 2010, 16:20
related countries: United States United States

US forces suffered the deadliest month of their nine-year Afghan campaign, with 66 service members killed in July.
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UK soldiers push to clear Taliban

Friday, July 30th 2010, 12:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of UK soldiers launch an operation to clear Taliban insurgents from a key stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
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UK soldiers push to clear Taliban

Friday, July 30th 2010, 11:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of UK soldiers launch an operation to clear Taliban insurgents from a key stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
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UK soldiers push to clear Taliban

Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of British soldiers have launched an operation against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan
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UK soldiers push to clear Taliban

Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hundreds of British soldiers have launched an operation against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan
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FBI to aid Afghan war leak probe

Friday, July 30th 2010, 1:02
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates calls in the FBI to help investigate the leaking of 90,000 classified papers related to the Afghan war.
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FBI to aid Afghan war leak probe

Friday, July 30th 2010, 1:02
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates calls in the FBI to help investigate the leaking of 90,000 classified papers related to the Afghan war.
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Second missing US sailor 'dead'

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

Jarod Newlove, the second of two US servicemen who went missing in Afghanistan last week, is found dead, officials say.
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Second missing US sailor 'dead'

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

Jarod Newlove, the second of two US servicemen who went missing in Afghanistan last week, is found dead, officials say.
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Afghanistan bus blast 'kills 25'

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 11:55

A roadside bomb kills 25 civilians and wounds 20 travelling on a bus in south-western Afghanistan, officials say.
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US House passes war funding bill

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 2:02
related countries: United States United States

The US Congress approves funds to pay for President Barack Obama's plan to increase US troops in Afghanistan, by a 308 to 114 vote.
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Obama on Wikileaks documents

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 22:02

Barack Obama has voiced his concern at the disclosure of 'sensitive information' on the war in Afghanistan which was posted online by Wikileaks, but said that it did not revealed any new information.
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Obama dismisses leak of records

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 18:09
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama reacts to the leaking of classified Afghan war documents by saying they contained no new information.
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Afghan TV channel is closed down

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 17:11
related countries: Iran Iran

The authorities in Afghanistan close down the Emroaz TV channel amid accusations that Iranian officials had complained about some of its coverage.
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The new whistle-blowers

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 15:44
related countries: United States United States

How did the leak of US papers on the Afghan war happen?
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'Friendly fire' UK death inquiry

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 14:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier killed in an explosion in Afghanistan may have been the victim of so-called friendly fire, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Sailor found dead in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 11:08
related countries: United States United States

Nato says the body of one of two US servicemen missing in Afghanistan since last week has been found.
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'Weeks to assess' Afghan war leak

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 4:21
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it could take weeks to determine the damage from a huge leak of classified military records.
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US hits out at Afghan war leaks

Monday, July 26th 2010, 18:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

Washington condemns as "irresponsible" the release by Wikileaks website of 90,000 secret US military records about the conflict in Afghanistan.
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Nato rocket 'killed 52 Afghans'

Monday, July 26th 2010, 15:28

Afghan President Hamid Karzai blames Nato for a rocket attack in Helmand province that killed dozens of civilians.
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UK 'laments' Afghan records leak

Monday, July 26th 2010, 11:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The government "laments" the leak of documents allegedly revealing cases of Afghan civilians killed by UK troops, Downing Street says.
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Pakistan denies backing Taliban

Monday, July 26th 2010, 6:33
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan has strongly denied claims in US military records revealed by the WikiLeaks website that it backed the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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Leaks 'reveal Afghan war details'

Monday, July 26th 2010, 2:26
related countries: United States United States

More than 90,000 secret US military records are leaked to the media by Wikileaks, revealing unreported details of the war in Afghanistan.
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Afghan villagers claim Nato attack

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 18:38

International forces in Afghanistan are to investigate claims that Afghan civilians were killed in an air strike.
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Afghan civilian killings probed

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 17:56

Nato forces investigate reports that a helicopter attack on a village left up to 45 civilians dead in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
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Afghan manhunt for US servicemen

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 12:27
related countries: United States United States

A manhunt is launched in Afghanistan for two US servicemen reportedly snatched by the Taliban, as the insurgents claim one of them was killed.
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Afghan rebels 'seize US soldiers'

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 19:27
related countries: United States United States

Two US soldiers have been captured by Taliban insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, reports say.
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Through the lens

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 13:16
related places: Kabul

Kabul cinema bears witness to Afghanistan's history
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US curbs 'reduce' Afghan attacks

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 6:48
related countries: United States United States

Curbs on US-led forces in Afghanistan to reduce civilian deaths brought declines in insurgent attacks in some areas, a report says.
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Afghan bombing kills US personnel

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 6:12
related countries: United States United States

Four American service members are killed by an improvised bomb in southern Afghanistan, military officials say.
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Nato helicopter in Afghan crash

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 14:10

Two Nato personnel die as their helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force says.
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Servicemen's bodies repatriated

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 13:51

The bodies of four servicemen who were killed in four separate incidents in Afghanistan are being repatriated.
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Two soldiers die in Afghan rescue

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 9:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers are shot dead in Afghanistan while trying to rescue a wounded colleague in a "courageous and selfless act".
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Cameron denies Afghan confusion

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 18:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron denies sending "mixed messages" over plans to withdraw British troops from Afghanistan by 2015.
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Afghan exit 'could start in 2011'

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 5:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan could start as early as next year, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Afghan takeover date agreed

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 22:00

President Hamid Karzai says he wants his country to take control of security by 2014
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Tough target

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 21:03

Afghan goal of assuming security control not easy to achieve
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Powers back Afghan takeover date

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 19:00
related places: Kabul

A major conference on Afghanistan endorses President Karzai's goal that Afghan forces should lead security operations across the country by 2014.
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Inside Kabul's security centre

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 13:18
related places: Kabul

Security has been extremely tight in Kabul as the Afghan city hosts its first major international conference.
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Afghans train for security roles

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 6:02

The training of Afghan soldiers and police by international forces is one of the keys to a successful transfer of power in the country.
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'Historic' conference

Monday, July 19th 2010, 16:32

Lyse Doucet assesses meeting on Afghanistan's future
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Afghan-Pakistan trade deal agreed

Monday, July 19th 2010, 2:53
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghanistan and Pakistan sign a trade deal allowing Afghan lorries to use a route through Pakistan to carry goods to India.
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Afghan pull-out date reconfirmed

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 22:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government restates a target of removing UK troops from Afghanistan by 2014 and announces a major boost in aid spending for the country.
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Three dead servicemen identified

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 19:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British servicemen killed in Afghanistan within 24 hours of each other are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Afghan aid boost to be announced

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 11:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is to boost spending on aid projects in Afghanistan by 40%, while at the same time reviewing the amount it gives to other countries.
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Kabul suicide blast kills three

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 8:54
related places: Kabul

At least three people have been killed by a suicide bomb in Kabul, two days before world leaders gather in the city for a landmark conference.
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Afghan aid boost to be announced

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 4:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is to boost spending on aid projects in Afghanistan by 40%, while at the same time reviewing the amount it gives to other countries.
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Four UK forces deaths in 24 hours

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 22:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier from the Royal Logistic Corps is killed in Afghanistan - the fourth UK serviceman to die in 24 hours.
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Servicemen killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 13:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A soldier and marine are killed in separate explosions in southern Afghanistan while an RAF serviceman dies in a road accident.
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'Killer of UK troops acted alone'

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 20:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A man who says he is the Afghan soldier who killed three UK soldiers in Afghanistan tells the BBC he acted alone.
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Afghan local defence force backed

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

US-backed plans for an Afghan local defence force to help fight the Taliban have been approved by President Hamid Karzai.
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Killed UK soldiers named by MoD

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 22:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The three British soldiers killed by a rogue Afghan soldier in Helmand province have been named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Nato's Afghan death toll mounts

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 16:39
related countries: United States United States

Five more US soldiers are killed in two separate attacks in Afghanistan, taking Nato's death toll to 12 over 24 hours.
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Major manhunt for Afghan soldier

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 13:28

A manhunt is under way in Helmand province for the rogue Afghan soldier who killed three members of the Royal Gurkha Rifles.
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Eight die in Afghan suicide raid

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 11:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Kandahar

Three US soldiers and five Afghans die in a Taliban suicide attack in Kandahar, as a manhunt continues for an Afghan soldier who killed three UK troops.
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Fighting talk

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 1:29
related countries: United States United States

Should the US talk to the Afghan Taliban?
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Planning an exit

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 23:58

Attacks by Afghan soldiers pose Nato problems
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UK soldiers killed 'by rogue Afghan'

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 16:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says UK and Afghan troops should continue to work together, after an Afghan soldier killed three British servicemen.
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Watchdog in Taliban talks warning

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 8:11

The Afghan government's attempts to seek reconciliation with Taliban may harm the rights of women, a rights group warns.
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Pakistan points finger over blast

Monday, July 12th 2010, 14:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's interior minister blames Taliban militants from Afghanistan for a bomb blast in a tribal area that killed more than 100 people.
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Afghan civilian deaths 'rising'

Monday, July 12th 2010, 12:41

More than 1,000 Afghan civilians died in attacks in the first half of 2010 but deaths from Nato air strikes fell, a new report says.
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Afghan raids kill five US troops

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 14:20
related countries: United States United States

Five US soldiers are killed in separate gun attacks and bombing incidents in the east and south of Afghanistan, Nato says.
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Gunmen kill Pakistani tribesmen

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 13:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Eleven Pakistani Shia tribesmen are killed as they divert into Afghanistan to avoid unsafe Pakistan road.
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Long road for Afghanistan's security forces

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 11:11

With UK troops set to hand over the Sangin area to US forces, Frank Gardner reflects on the challenges in the accelerated drive to prepare Afghan soldiers to take full control of their country.
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Pakistan suicide bomb kills many

Friday, July 9th 2010, 15:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 50 people are killed in a suicide bombing in a Pakistani tribal village on the border with Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan corruption 'on the rise'

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 4:35

Corruption in Afghanistan has doubled in the two years since 2007, according to a survey by an anti-corruption charity.
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Nato error kills Afghan soldiers

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 16:07

A Nato airstrike has accidentally killed five Afghan soldiers and wounded two others, officials in Afghanistan say.
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UK troops to pull out of Sangin

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 12:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Sangin

UK troops in the Sangin area of Afghanistan's Helmand province will be replaced by US forces, the UK defence secretary says.
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