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Car bomb targets Afghan Nato base

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 8:19

A suicide car bomber targets the same base where seven CIA agents were killed in the Afghan province of Khost in 2009.
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ICC World Twenty20 day two as it happened

Saturday, May 1st 2010, 20:41
related countries: India India

Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 23 runs after India defeat Afghanistan by seven wickets on day two of the ICC World Twenty20.
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India outclass brave Afghanistan

Saturday, May 1st 2010, 16:37
related countries: India India

Afghanistan's hopes of fairytale win in their opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 are denied as India cruise to a seven-wicket win.
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Nato 'kills Afghan MP relative'

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 15:10

An Afghan MP says Nato troops shot dead one of her relatives when they stormed her home in eastern Nangarhar province.
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Damning US Afghan report released

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 5:51
related countries: United States United States

The US defence department says only a quarter of what it regards as key regions in Afghanistan support President Hamid Karzai.
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Prominent Kandahar elder killed

Wednesday, April 28th 2010, 16:01
related places: Kandahar

A prominent Afghan tribal leader who spoke of his fears of assassination by the Taliban has been killed near Kandahar.
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Afghan court jails British ex-army man

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 8:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man found guilty of corruption is sentenced to two years in one of Afghanistan's most notorious prisons.
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Afghan bombs 'target police boss'

Monday, April 26th 2010, 6:47
related places: Kandahar

Two bombs, reportedly targeting a police chief, explode in the Afghan city of Kandahar killing two civilians, officials say.
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'Mass illness' hits Afghan girls

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 18:51

Scores of schoolgirls in northern Afghanistan are taken sick in what authorities allege is mass poisoning by insurgents
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Fatal suicide bomb in Afghanistan

Sunday, April 25th 2010, 9:53

A suicide bomber kills four people and injures several others in an attack at a bazaar in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan tale

Saturday, April 24th 2010, 9:18

How cricket's underdogs reached the top table
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Nato plans Afghanistan transfer

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 14:47

Nato foreign ministers discuss a framework to hand over responsibility in Afghanistan to the government there.
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Kandahar deputy mayor shot dead

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 11:13
related places: Kandahar

The deputy mayor of the southern Afghan city of Kandahar has been shot dead while praying at a mosque, officials say.
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US man jailed for funding terror

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 6:20
related countries: United States United States

An US businessman is sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to funnel money to an Afghan militant training camp.
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Deadly quake in north Afghanistan

Monday, April 19th 2010, 6:52

Seven people are reported dead as a magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Afghanistan and is felt in neighbouring states
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Afghanistan frees Italy aid staff

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 15:54
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Afghanistan frees three Italian aid workers held in connection with an alleged plot to kill a provincial governor, Rome says.
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Pakistan admits civilian deaths

Saturday, April 17th 2010, 14:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's army chief apologises for the deaths of dozens of civilians killed near the Afghan border last week.
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Afghanistan attacks leave 10 dead

Friday, April 16th 2010, 13:28
related places: Kandahar

A bomb in south Afghanistan kills three people and injures 24, including foreigners, while four Germans die in the north.
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Afghans 'abused at secret prison'

Thursday, April 15th 2010, 10:51
related places: Bagram

Afghan prisoners are being abused in a "secret jail" at Bagram airbase, witnesses tell the BBC.
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Nato pulls out of Taliban valley

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 12:44

Nato troops pull out of a Taliban stronghold valley in eastern Afghanistan, commanders say.
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Iran urges UN inquiry into wars

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 0:15
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

Iran asks the UN to investigate Western actions in Afghanistan and Iraq amid growing nuclear tensions.
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Nato forces kill Afghan civilians

Monday, April 12th 2010, 13:59
related places: Kandahar

At least four civilians die and 18 others are wounded as Nato forces fire at a bus in Kandahar, sparking angry protests.
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Italians held over Afghan 'plot'

Saturday, April 10th 2010, 21:41
related countries: Italy Italy

Three Italian medical workers are arrested in Afghanistan in connection with an alleged plot to kill a provincial governor.
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US suspends Kyrgyzstan flights

Saturday, April 10th 2010, 3:51
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, United States United States

The US suspends all troop flights to Afghanistan from Kyrgyzstan, where tensions remain after an uprising against the president.
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Australia suspends asylum claims

Friday, April 9th 2010, 7:30
related countries: Australia Australia, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Australia halts all new asylum claims by people from Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, citing "changing circumstances".
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Afghanistan Nato aircraft crashes

Friday, April 9th 2010, 6:28

At least four people are killed, and several others injured, in a Nato helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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New US soldier video is released

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 11:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: June

The Taliban release a new video which appears to show an American soldier captured in Afghanistan in June.
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Taliban kidnapper released early

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 16:10
related places: Kabul

A senior Afghan Taliban commander jailed for kidnapping foreigners in Kabul in 2004 was given an early release, the BBC learns.
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Afghan election officials resign

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 10:57

The head of Afghanistan's election commission and his deputy quit following Western pressure over electoral fraud.
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Nato investigates Afghan deaths

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 18:09

Nato investigates whether its forces killed four civilians in an air strike in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.
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Karzai defends Afghan fraud claim

Monday, April 5th 2010, 22:46

Afghan President Hamid Karzai defends criticism of the West about fraud in the presidential election, speaking to the BBC.
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Nato admits killing Afghan women

Monday, April 5th 2010, 13:41

Nato admits its forces were responsible for the deaths of three women during a botched raid in Afghanistan in February.
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Kandahar elders criticise Karzai

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 20:52
related places: Kandahar

Tribal elders in the Afghan city of Kandahar sharply criticise President Hamid Karzai over issues of security and corruption.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 20:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier from 3rd Battalion The Rifles has died in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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German troops kill Afghan soldiers

Sunday, April 4th 2010, 0:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Five Afghan soldiers are killed and three injured by German troops in an incident in northern Afghanistan, Nato says.
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Russia's advancing heroin epidemic

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 10:59
related countries: Russia Russia

Since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, opium production in Afghanistan has risen dramatically - and Russia's geographic proximity to the region has made it a huge consumer.
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Building bridges

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 5:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Afghan religious leaders brought to London
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Karzai seeks to allay US concerns

Saturday, April 3rd 2010, 0:09
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai calls the US to ease concerns about a speech in which he blamed the UN and EU for fraud.
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US concern at Karzai fraud claim

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 21:15
related countries: United States United States

The US seeks clarification over claims by the Afghan president that foreign observers were responsible for electoral fraud.
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Germans killed in Afghan attack

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 15:59
related countries: Germany Germany

Three German soldiers have been killed in clashes with the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, military officials say.
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UN envoy denies Afghan poll fraud

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 22:15

A former UN envoy to Afghanistan dismisses accusations of electoral fraud levelled by President Hamid Karzai.
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UN accused over Afghan poll fraud

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 15:34

Afghan President Hamid Karzai launches a stinging attack on foreign officials, accusing them of fraud in last year's elections.
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Karzai election decree rejected

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 6:10

The Afghan parliament rejects a decree that would give President Karzai more control over a key electoral watchdog.
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Afghan market bombing kills many

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 10:15

A bomb in a busy Afghan market kills 13 people as the top US military official visits Kabul ahead of a new offensive.
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Royal treat

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 1:13
related places: Kabul

A rare look at Kabul's off-limits Queen's Palace
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UN attacks Afghanistan corruption

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 15:39

Widespread corruption in Afghanistan is contributing to increased poverty in the country, a UN report says.
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G8 unveils Afghan-Pakistan plan

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 6:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

G8 ministers announce a plan aimed at improving the economic situation in border areas between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Kandahar offensive 'due in June'

Monday, March 29th 2010, 23:32
related places: Kandahar

Nato forces in Afghanistan will launch a planned assault in June on the southern city of Kandahar, military officials say.
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Obama hails forces on Afghan trip

Monday, March 29th 2010, 4:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

US President Barack Obama tells US forces in Afghanistan they are there to help Afghans to forge a "hard-won peace".
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Is Obama's visit important?

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 18:41
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama has made a surprise visit to Afghanistan. What effect will his visit have?
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Nato axes 'distracting' junk food joints in Afghanistan

Friday, March 26th 2010, 12:07

Burger bars and pizza joints in Nato bases across Afghanistan are to be closed down in an effort "to increase efficiency".
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Fatal clash in Pakistan's Orakzai

Friday, March 26th 2010, 5:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Five Pakistani soldiers and at least 21 suspected militants die in clashes near the Afghan border, Pakistan's military says.
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UN hails Pakistan's refugee move

Friday, March 26th 2010, 5:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The UN welcomes Pakistan's decision to allow nearly 1.7m Afghan refugees to remain in the country for three more years.
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Air strike in Pakistan 'kills 11'

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 16:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani military aircraft bomb areas near the Afghan border killing at least 11 people, local officials say.
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Soldiers relive Afghan shooting

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 9:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK soldiers wounded last year when a rogue Afghan policeman opened fire on them, killing five comrades, tell of their ordeal.
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Karzai in China to discuss trade

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 11:59
related countries: China China

Afghan President Hamid Karzai begins a visit to China, with trade and investment high on the agenda.
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Afghan Taliban name new deputy leaders

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 13:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The Taliban say Mullah Omar has named two new deputies following the arrest of his military chief in Pakistan.
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Many killed in Afghan avalanche

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 12:38

At least 35 people were killed in an avalanche in a remote area of northern Afghanistan two weeks ago, officials say.
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Afghan insurgents in peace talks

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 16:56
related places: Kabul

A delegation from Gulbuddin Hekmatyar's militant group meets President Karzai in Kabul, the Afghan government says.
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Afghan blast 'kills 10' in south

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 10:45

Ten people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, officials say.
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Taliban arrests halt UN contacts

Friday, March 19th 2010, 0:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Ex-UN envoy in Afghanistan says Pakistan's arrest of Taliban leaders halted a channel of secret UN communications.
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Afghan burka-clad bombers killed

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 10:13
related places: Lashkar Gah

Afghan security forces shoot dead two burka-clad militants who attacked a charity in the city of Lashkar Gah.
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Two UK soldiers killed in Helmand

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 8:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers have been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the MoD says.
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Australia boat blast 'deliberate'

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 7:05
related countries: Australia Australia

A coroner in Australia rules an asylum seekers' boat was deliberately set on fire by three Afghan refugees.
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Pentagon to review spy ring claim

Monday, March 15th 2010, 17:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US Defence Department may investigate one of its staff over claims he ran an unofficial spy ring in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Afghan attack 'was warning to US'

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 11:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kandahar

Bomb attacks on the Afghan city of Kandahar were a warning to US and Nato forces not to target the region, the Taliban say.
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Many killed in Afghan bomb blasts

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 0:31
related places: Kandahar

At least 30 people have been killed in a series of suspected suicide bombings in the Afghan city of Kandahar, officials say.
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Karzai U-turn on polling watchdog

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 16:22

The Afghan president agrees to let two foreigners sit on a key election monitoring body, reversing a previous decision.
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Afghan plea for 'no proxy wars'

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 14:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Afghanistan does not want other countries' "proxy wars" fought on its soil, President Hamid Karzai says in Islamabad.
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Afghan police drug abuse 'rife'

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 10:36
related countries: United States United States

Drug abuse is rife in the Afghan police force with up to 40% of recruits testing positive in some areas, a US report says.
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Afghan anxieties

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 20:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why the UK fears politics and force are out of synch
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