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US commands UK Afghanistan forces

Tuesday, June 1st 2010, 7:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US takes over operational control of 8,000 British troops serving in southern Afghanistan later.
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Canadian Afghan commander sacked

Sunday, May 30th 2010, 3:24
related countries: Canada Canada

The head of Canadian forces in Afghanistan is dismissed after allegations of an inappropriate personal relationship.
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US censures six over drone deaths

Saturday, May 29th 2010, 13:30
related countries: United States United States

Six US operators of an unmanned drone, which mistakenly attacked a civilian convoy in Afghanistan, are reprimanded.
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Karzai brother denies corruption

Thursday, May 27th 2010, 7:22

Ahmad Wali Karzai, the half-brother of the Afghan president, denies any involvement in corruption.
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Afghan Alcatraz

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 16:17

Talking to Taliban in Afghanistan's most notorious prison
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Taliban besiege Afghan district

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 12:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police in eastern Afghanistan appeal for help after clashes with hundreds of Taliban fighters they say are from Pakistan.
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Red Cross trains Taliban in first aid

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 11:25

The International Committee of the Red Cross says it trained the Afghan Taliban in first aid.
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US Afghan troops 'near 100,000'

Monday, May 24th 2010, 22:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

There are more US troops in Afghanistan than Iraq for the first time since Saddam Hussein was toppled in 2003, officials say.
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Street life

Monday, May 24th 2010, 13:19
related places: Kabul

Children scratching out a living on Kabul's streets
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Afghan insurgents hit Nato base

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 10:34
related places: Kandahar

Insurgents attack Nato's main base in south Afghanistan, the second assault on a major site in recent days.
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UK ministers 'united' on Afghanistan

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 16:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK ministers insist they are committed to reconstruction in Afghanistan, on their first official visit to Kabul.
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Beckham swaps to defence as he visits UK troops in Helmand

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 14:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Footballer David Beckham makes a surprise visit British troops in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
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Rocket cache uncovered in Kabul

Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 14:24
related places: Kabul

Afghan police say they have seized a cache of hundreds of rockets hidden on the outskirts of the capital Kabul.
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UK troops to go under US command

Friday, May 21st 2010, 18:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

About 8,000 British troops based in Afghanistan are to come under the operational command of the US, the MoD says.
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Afghan plane crash site reached

Friday, May 21st 2010, 10:36

Search teams reach the wreckage of an Afghan plane that crashed on Monday, but officials say there are no signs of life.
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Suicide attack hits Afghan police

Friday, May 21st 2010, 7:29

Four die after a group of suicide bombers storm a police base in the eastern Afghan province of Pakitika, officials say.
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Afghan plane wreckage is located

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 15:47

Afghan and Nato teams locate the wreckage of an Afghan passenger plane which crashed on Monday, officials say.
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US probes Afghan civilian deaths

Thursday, May 20th 2010, 14:49
related countries: United States United States

The US military opens a criminal investigation into claims that its soldiers were involved in unlawful deaths of Afghan civilians.
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Afghan insurgents attack air base

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 12:23
related places: Bagram

The Taliban attack one of the biggest US bases in Afghanistan, using machine guns and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
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Wreckage of Afghan plane spotted

Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 7:20
related places: Kabul

The wreckage of the Afghan passenger plane which crashed between Kunduz and Kabul on Monday is found.
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Kabul suicide car bomber kills 18

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 13:26
related places: Kabul

A car bomber kills 18 people including five US soldiers in the deadliest attack this year on foreign troops in Kabul.
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Search resumes for Afghan plane

Tuesday, May 18th 2010, 7:58
related places: Kabul

Rescuers resume a search for an Afghan passenger plane which crashed between Kunduz and Kabul on Monday, officials say.
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Opium chaos

Monday, May 17th 2010, 17:21

The inexorable rise of addiction in Afghanistan
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Afghan passenger aircraft crashes

Monday, May 17th 2010, 15:28
related places: Kabul

An Afghan passenger plane carrying about 40 people crashes between Kunduz and Kabul, officials say.
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Afghan peace cleric shot dead

Monday, May 17th 2010, 15:06

A prominent Muslim cleric who made calls for peace in Afghanistan has been shot dead in Kunar province, officials say.
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Karzai first to see new UK PM

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 14:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Afghan President Hamid Karzai flies to London for talks with the new UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Afghans protest against Nato raid

Friday, May 14th 2010, 7:32

Hundreds of villagers in eastern Afghanistan protest over a Nato military raid, which they claim killed several civilians.
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US 'will not destroy Kandahar'

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 23:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kandahar

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says an assault against the Taliban in Kandahar will not destroy the southern Afghan city.
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Anti-Iran protest in Afghanistan

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:45
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Jalalabad

Thousands of Afghans protest in the city of Jalalabad against the alleged executions of a number of Afghan refugees in Iran.
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Fungus hits Afghan opium poppies

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:10

A serious disease has hit poppies in Afghanistan, driving up opium prices in the region, UN officials tell the BBC.
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Obama backs Afghan Taliban effort

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 19:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama backs Afghanistan's efforts to engage with Taliban militants who renounce violence.
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Kabul changes

Wednesday, May 12th 2010, 17:13

Jogging machines and office blocks signal new era
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Karzai thanks wounded US troops

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 22:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Afghan President Hamid Karzai visits injured US soldiers in Washington, thanking them for their sacrifice.
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Pakistan's Iran envoy 'attacked'

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 17:28
related countries: Iran Iran, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Tehran

Pakistan's ambassador to Iran is in hospital after being attacked by an Afghan man in the capital Tehran, officials say.
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'Second jail' at Afghan air base

Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 12:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bagram, Red Cross

The US airbase at Bagram, Afghanistan houses a jail distinct from the main prison, the Red Cross tells the BBC.
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Karzai to visit US amid tensions

Monday, May 10th 2010, 7:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Afghan President Hamid Karzai heads for the US for talks after a recent public spat between the sides on corruption.
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Fresh floods in north Afghanistan

Friday, May 7th 2010, 9:36

Fresh floods hit north Afghanistan, after a week of flooding across the country in which at least 65 people died.
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Afghans protest against Iran

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 9:11
related countries: Iran Iran

Hundreds of Afghans demonstrate against alleged ill-treatment and executions of Afghan refugees by the Iranian authorities.
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South Africa crush Afghans to qualify

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 23:54
related countries: Barbados Barbados, South Africa South Africa

South Africa secure their place in the Super Eights with an emphatic 59-run victory over Afghanistan in their final World Twenty20 group match in Barbados.
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Suicide squad targets Afghan town

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 15:07

Nine suicide bombers are killed along with four bystanders in an attack in the Afghan city of Zaranj, officials say.
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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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