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News: Afghanistan

We have started to collect the most important news related to Afghanistan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Afghanistan – overview

Afghanistan: news

Police die in Pakistan bomb blast

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 17:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suicide bomber kills at least 12 people in Pakistan's volatile tribal area on the Afghan border.
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Afghan avalanche toll exceeds 165

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 17:01

Rescuers dig through snow in Afghanistan to reach hundreds trapped by avalanches that have killed at least 165 people.
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Warning over UK troop illnesses

Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 9:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghan and UK hospitals are being stretched by the number of troops wounded in Helmand, the National Audit Office says.
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Open plan

Monday, February 8th 2010, 20:24

Why surprise plays little part in latest Afghan operation
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Villages empty before Afghan push

Monday, February 8th 2010, 11:19

Hundreds of villagers leave a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan ahead of an expected Nato-led offensive.
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Afghan policeman 'planted bombs'

Monday, February 8th 2010, 8:23

A senior Afghan policeman is arrested in connection with planting and storing roadside bombs, Nato officials say.
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Karzai may introduce army draft

Sunday, February 7th 2010, 17:31
related countries: Germany Germany

Afghan President Hamid Karzai tells a conference of the world's top defence officials in Germany he is considering introducing conscription.
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Afghan villagers shot 'in error'

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 9:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan police shoot dead seven young men near the Pakistani border after mistaking them for insurgents, a police official says.
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Fatal blast hits Afghan dog fight

Friday, February 5th 2010, 9:22

A bomb attack on a dog fight in southern Afghanistan kills at least three people and injures at least 30 more, police say.
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Afghan security better, says US

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 18:15
related countries: United States United States

Security in Afghanistan remains serious but is no longer deteriorating, says the US and Nato commander in the country.
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Afghan suicide blast kills three

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 17:35
related places: Kandahar

A suicide attack in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar has killed three people and wounded 17, Afghan police say.
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Pakistani guilty of US murder attempt

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 21:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US court finds a Pakistani female scientist guilty of attempting to murder US agents while detained in Afghanistan.
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US soldiers die in Afghan attack

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 7:50
related countries: United States United States

Two US soldiers die in a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan, a Nato statement says.
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Flying lessons

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 0:09

Back to class for Afghan helicopter pilots
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Afghan endgame

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 0:11

Can talking to the Taliban stop the war?
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Afghan translator kills two US soldiers

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 15:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

Two US soldiers who died in Afghanistan on Friday were shot dead by an Afghan interpreter, it has emerged.
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Afghan Taliban deny talks with UN

Saturday, January 30th 2010, 9:56

The Afghan Taliban deny reports that some of their members met UN special envoy Kai Eide to discuss peace.
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Fierce gun battle in Afghan city

Friday, January 29th 2010, 11:06
related places: Lashkar Gah

A gun battle breaks out out between Afghan security forces and militants in the southern city of Lashkar Gah, officials say.
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Taliban talks plans gather pace

Friday, January 29th 2010, 6:40

Plans to engage the Taliban in talks gather pace with an Afghan peace council invitation and reports of a secret UN meeting.
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Afghan security move 'this year'

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 23:47

Afghanistan could control security in some of its provinces by the end of 2010, a summit on the country's future says.
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'Tide must turn' for Afghanistan

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 11:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown sets a mid-2011 deadline for "turning the tide" in Afghanistan, at a 70-nation London summit.
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What can the Afghan summit achieve?

Thursday, January 28th 2010, 8:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A summit on the future of Afghanistan starts in London. Should the Afghan government talk to the Taliban?
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Brown supports Taliban talk offer

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 21:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown backs Afghan plans to talk to moderate Taliban as he takes part in a BBC-organised debate.
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Brown supports Taliban talk offer

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 21:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown backs Afghan plans to talk to moderate Taliban as he takes part in a BBC-organised debate.
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Mothers' pain

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 18:51

Mothers of three fallen troops reflect on Afghan war
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UN eases curbs on ex-Taliban men

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 13:03

The UN removes five former Afghan Taliban officials from its sanctions list which was imposed due to alleged al-Qaeda links.
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War to peace

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 10:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Could London conference lead to Afghan withdrawal?
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Afghan aid risks 'militarisation'

Wednesday, January 27th 2010, 1:29

A group of aid agencies warns there is a danger that aid sent to Afghanistan is becoming increasingly militarised.
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Bomber strikes near US Kabul base

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 18:06
related places: Kabul

A suspected suicide bomber strikes near a US military base in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, causing casualties, officials say.
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Germany to boost Afghan forces

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 13:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany will increase its military deployment in Afghanistan by 500 troops, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.
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UK Afghan ambassador in Nato role

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 12:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

The UK's ambassador in Kabul is to be the new Nato senior civilian representative for Afghanistan.
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Afghan police killed in Helmand

Tuesday, January 26th 2010, 7:42

At least four policemen are killed in an attack in Afghanistan's volatile southern Helmand province, officials say.
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Karzai bid to ease Taliban curbs

Monday, January 25th 2010, 19:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Afghanistan's president says he will propose lifting UN sanctions against some Taliban leaders at a summit this week in London.
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Nato to launch Helmand operation

Monday, January 25th 2010, 19:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nato troops are to launch an offensive to take back areas of southern Afghanistan, the British commander there says.
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US general signals Taliban talks

Monday, January 25th 2010, 9:54
related countries: United States United States

The top US commander in Afghanistan calls for a negotiated peace with the Taliban, ahead of a major conference.
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Taliban in Quetta?

Monday, January 25th 2010, 1:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Claims that Afghan leadership is in Pakistani city
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Afghan parliament poll postponed

Sunday, January 24th 2010, 12:27

Afghanistan is postponing its parliamentary election by four months until September, the election commission confirms.
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Rare warbler found in Afghanistan

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 2:44

Scientists say they have discovered a breeding site for the world's least-known bird species in a remote part of Afghanistan.
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Taliban intensifies Afghan PR campaign

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 10:33

Nato forces and the Taliban are both fighting for the hearts and minds of the Afghan people, as Allan Little explains.
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US drone 'kills Filipino militant'

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 7:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A Filipino militant wanted by the US is believed killed in a drone strike in Pakistan near the Afghan border, officials say.
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Back pain 'is army's worst enemy'

Friday, January 22nd 2010, 5:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be withdrawn from the combat due to back or joint pain than war injuries, a study says.
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Peace scheme mooted for Taliban

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 18:09

Afghan President Hamid Karzai tells the BBC he envisages a foreign-funded peace scheme to win over Taliban moderates.
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Afghan security forces to expand

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 7:33

Afghanistan's security forces are to be increased by more than 100,000 by the end of 2011, an international panel recommends.
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Coded Biblical references on army gunsights cause concern

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 15:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Coded references to biblical passages are inscribed on gunsights used by the US and British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, it emerges.
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Grim message

Tuesday, January 19th 2010, 15:38

Taliban attack shows Afghan war is changing
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Militants attack Afghan capital

Monday, January 18th 2010, 18:11
related places: Kabul

Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers attack buildings in Kabul, setting off explosions and sparking gun battles.
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US men allege torture in Pakistan

Monday, January 18th 2010, 12:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Five US citizens being held in Pakistan on suspicion of plotting attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan allege they are being tortured.
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Parliament delays Afghan cabinet

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 15:39

The Afghan parliament starts a winter recess without waiting for President Karzai to fill his cabinet, dealing him another setback.
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Pakistan drone attack 'kills 15'

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 9:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

An attack by a US drone kills at least 15 suspected militants in north-west Pakistan near the Afghan border, officials say.
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Karzai in second cabinet setback

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 15:54

Afghan MPs reject 10 of 17 revised cabinet posts suggested by President Hamid Karzai, dealing him a new blow.
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US releases Afghan prison names

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 4:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bagram

The US releases the names of 645 prisoners held at Bagram air base in Afghanistan following a freedom of information lawsuit.
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'Loud explosion' in central Kabul

Friday, January 15th 2010, 16:06
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Kabul

A loud explosion has been heard near the German embassy in Afghanistan, witnesses in Kabul say.
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US soldier killed in Afghan blast

Friday, January 15th 2010, 8:13
related countries: United States United States

An American soldier is killed by a bomb explosion in troubled southern Afghanistan, Nato-led forces say.
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Afghan mission

Friday, January 15th 2010, 6:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US troops surge brings new focus for UK forces
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Afghan suicide bombing kills 20

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 15:00

Twenty people are killed and 13 injured in a suicide bombing in a crowded market place in southern Afghanistan.
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US soldiers die in Afghanistan

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 22:12
related countries: France France, United States United States

Attacks in Afghanistan leave four US and one French soldier dead, with the US death toll for 2010 now 14.
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Afghan civilian deaths 'rise 14%'

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 12:53

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan have gone up by 14% in 2009 compared with 2008, the UN reports.
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Afghan anger over 'Koran burning'

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 7:17

Protesters alleging that foreign troops burned a copy of the Koran clash with Afghan and international troops in Helmand.
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Six soldiers die in Afghanistan

Monday, January 11th 2010, 21:49
related countries: United States United States

Six international soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, officials say, in the deadliest day for Nato for two months.
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Afghan bomb kills Mirror reporter

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 17:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British journalist has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
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'CIA bomber' shown vowing revenge

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 17:07
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Pakistan Pakistan

Video of a suicide bomber who killed CIA agents in Afghanistan shows him vowing revenge for a Pakistani Taliban chief's death.
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Taliban's reach

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 15:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

CIA bomber video illustrates Pakistan-Afghan link
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Miliband in Pakistan terror talks

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 14:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Foreign Secretary David Miliband has arrived in Pakistan for talks on Afghanistan and combating terrorism.
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Karzai names cabinet candidates

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 10:48

Afghan President Hamid Karzai names his choices for cabinet posts, including none of those rejected by MPs last week.
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Afghan warlord 'paid $2m by UK'

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 10:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK paid $2m (£1.3m) for the services of an Afghan warlord in the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, a special forces commander tells the BBC.
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US site hit in west Afghanistan

Friday, January 8th 2010, 18:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Herat

Rockets are fired at the site of a future US consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat, but no-one is injured.
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Afghan market bomb 'kills nine'

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 16:31

Four children are among at least nine people killed by a suspected suicide bomber at a market in eastern Afghanistan, say reports.
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Blast hits troubled Afghan region

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 11:23

A bomb blast in Afghanistan's troubled eastern Khost province slightly injures the acting governor, officials say.
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Threats to Afghan future, says UN

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 18:07

The top UN official in Afghanistan says "negative trends" threaten to make the country's situation unmanageable.
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