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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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'In it to win it'

Monday, July 5th 2010, 9:53
related countries: United States United States

What tactics for new US commander in Afghanistan?
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Many killed in Afghan drug raid

Monday, July 5th 2010, 4:57

Afghan authorities say more than 60 militants and drug traffickers have been killed in Helmand province during a three-day raid.
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Petraeus assumes Afghan command

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 14:05
related countries: United States United States

The new commander of US-led forces in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, formally takes over the 130,000-strong force.
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Can Gen Petraeus win in Afghanistan?

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 10:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Gen David Petraeus has formally taken over command in Afghanistan. Will he repeat his Iraq success?
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Petraeus assumes Afghan command

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 7:29
related countries: United States United States

The new commander of US-led forces in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, formally takes over the 130,000-strong force.
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Petraeus calls for Afghan unity

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 3:27
related countries: United States United States

The new US commander in Afghanistan, Gen David Petraeus, demands a united effort to tackle the nine-year conflict.
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Unyielding soil

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 10:37

Trying hard to train Afghan troops in Helmand
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Petraeus arrives in Afghanistan

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 3:37
related countries: United States United States

US Gen David Petraeus arrives in Afghanistan to take command of American and Nato forces fighting the Taliban insurgency.
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Afghan riddle

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 23:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan weighs up its chances after McChrystal's exit
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Afghan suicide raid on US office

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 13:34
related countries: United States United States

At least four people die when suicide bombers attack the office of a US development organisation in the Afghan province of Kunduz.
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US chief in Afghan civilian vow

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 17:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United States United States
related places: Brussels, Kabul

US Afghanistan commander Gen Petraeus vows to protect Afghan civilians in the Taliban conflict, as he briefs Nato in Brussels.
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Taliban rule out Nato negotiation

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 8:30

The Taliban in Afghanistan tell the BBC they will not enter into any kind of negotiations with Nato forces.
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US to cut $4bn Afghanistan aid

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 8:15
related countries: United States United States

US lawmakers vote to cut almost $4bn (£2.7bn) in aid to the government of Afghanistan after allegations of corruption.
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Nato 'repels' Taliban base attack

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 0:53
related places: Jalalabad

The Taliban attack a Nato base in east Afghanistan a day after the US commander, Gen Petraeus, warned of escalating violence.
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Senate backs Petraeus war role

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 21:12
related countries: United States United States

The US Senate confirms Gen Petraeus as the new commander in Afghanistan after his predecessor was sacked.
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Petraeus warns on Afghan security

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 0:24
related countries: United States United States

The man chosen to take charge of the US military in Afghanistan warns of an escalation of violence in the coming months.
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Character test

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 11:39

The Afghan women jailed for "moral crimes"
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Damning report on Afghan forces

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 10:00
related countries: United States United States

The US and its partners have no effective way of monitoring how successfully Afghan forces operate, US auditors say.
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McChrystal to retire from US Army

Monday, June 28th 2010, 23:57
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United States United States

General Stanley McChrystal, who was fired last week by President Obama as the US commander in Afghanistan, is to leave the US Army.
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Norwegians killed in Afghanistan

Monday, June 28th 2010, 11:22
related countries: Norway Norway

Four Norwegian soldiers in Afghanistan are killed by a roadside bomb, Norway's defence ministry says.
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CIA defends Blackwater contract

Monday, June 28th 2010, 7:22

The CIA director defends a $100m Afghan contract for the controversial security company formerly known as Blackwater.
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Afghan war 'hard and slow' - CIA

Sunday, June 27th 2010, 22:14

The war in Afghanistan has been "harder and slower" than expected, CIA director Leon Panetta concedes.
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Deadly 'drone strike' in Pakistan

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 14:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US missile strike has killed four suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, Pakistani officials say.
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UK PM wants troops home by 2015

Friday, June 25th 2010, 23:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says he would like UK troops out of Afghanistan by 2015 but prefers not to look at "strict timetables".
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Afghanistan hails mineral wealth

Friday, June 25th 2010, 12:12

Afghanistan could be self-sufficient within a decade if its mineral resources are properly exploited, its mines minister says.
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Australia PM backs Afghan mission

Friday, June 25th 2010, 11:22
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

Australia's new PM, Julia Gillard, assures US President Barack Obama that she supports the military campaign in Afghanistan.
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UK Taliban transfers 'to remain'

Friday, June 25th 2010, 11:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK troops can continue to transfer Taliban suspects to Afghan detention but not to a site subject to an existing ban, the High Court says.
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Battle goes on

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 22:19

Mixed results for Afghan offensive in Marjah
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Afghan strategy 'still on course'

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 20:51
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United States United States

Nato insists its Afghan strategy remains on course, as Gen David Petraeus replaces sacked US commander Stanley McChrystal.
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'Complex' task for Afghan force

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 18:42
related countries: United States United States

The US military's top officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, warns that the months ahead in Afghanistan will be challenging.
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US chief's fate remains unclear

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 14:50
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United States United States

Stanley McChrystal, US forces chief in Afghanistan, leaves the White House amid uncertainty over whether he still has a job.
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Obama 'angry' at general's claims

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010, 5:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

An article on the top US general in Afghanistan was an "enormous mistake" and has angered the president, the White House says.
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US summons general over article

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 17:02
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United States United States

Top US Afghan commander Gen Stanley McChrystal is called back to Washington after reported criticism of senior US officials.
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More Afghans addicted to drugs

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 10:47

A new United Nations report says there has been a sharp rise in the number of drug addicts in Afghanistan.
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US funds 'reach Afghan warlords'

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 8:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

The US military pays $4m per week to Afghan security firms who funnel money to warlords and the Taliban, a report says.
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Afghan crash kills Nato soldiers

Monday, June 21st 2010, 13:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Three Australian commandos are among four Nato personnel killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.
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Afghan riddle

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 14:51
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

Oslo peacemakers flummoxed by the war without end
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Mission possible?

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 11:31
related countries: United States United States

Soldiers face tight deadline for results in Afghanistan
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Rising Afghan violence alarms UN

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 11:29

Afghanistan has seen a dramatic rise in violence this year, with roadside bomb attacks nearly doubling, the UN says.
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Japan in Afghan corruption call

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 14:02
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese prime minister, in talks with the Afghan president, asks for good governance from Kabul as part of a $5bn aid offer.
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Pakistan troops 'held by Taliban'

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 12:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Dozens of Pakistani soldiers have been captured after a cross-border raid by the Afghan Taliban, the militants say.
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Taliban fighter

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 5:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

How UK drug addict became a militant in Afghanistan
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Untapped Afghan mineral wealth 'huge'

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 2:45

Afghanistan may have more than a trillion dollars worth of untapped mineral deposits, officials suggest.
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Pakistan spy agency accused over Taliban

Sunday, June 13th 2010, 11:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency gives the Afghan Taliban far greater backing than previously thought, a report says.
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Nato upbeat on Afghan operations

Friday, June 11th 2010, 16:13
related countries: United States United States

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates insists the Nato-led force in Afghanistan is regaining the initiative from insurgents.
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Roadside bomb kills nine Afghans

Friday, June 11th 2010, 15:51
related places: Kandahar

A roadside bomb kills nine civilians in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, officials say.
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UK PM praises Helmand troops

Friday, June 11th 2010, 8:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron tells troops in Afghanistan he wants the British public to "revere and support" them for their "incredible work".
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Speak with care

Friday, June 11th 2010, 6:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British PM talks of Afghan commitment and of withdrawal
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Kandahar operation to 'go slower'

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 15:57
related places: Kandahar

Nato's commander in Afghanistan says an operation in Kandahar will move "more slowly" to give it time to gain local support.
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UK PM in surprise Afghanistan visit

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives in Afghanistan on a surprise visit, his first since being elected in May.
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'Suicide bomb' at Afghan wedding

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 9:30
related places: Kandahar

A blast which killed 40 people at a wedding in southern Afghanistan appears to be a suicide bombing, officials say.
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Hostile fire downs Nato helicopter

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 20:33

Four American soldiers are killed after their helicopter is shot down in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Nato says.
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War and peace

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 6:14

What next in Afghanistan's crucial year?
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Nato hit by 10 Afghanistan losses

Monday, June 7th 2010, 19:20

Ten Nato soldiers, at least five American, die across Afghanistan in the deadliest day in months for coalition troops.
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Afghans to hold prisoner review

Sunday, June 6th 2010, 15:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai orders a review of the cases of every Taliban suspect held in the country's prisons.
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UK soldiers die in Afghanistan

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 8:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two soldiers from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment have been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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