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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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'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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