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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

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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Afghan CIA bomber 'fooled family'

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 18:38
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The Jordanian bomber who killed CIA agents in Afghanistan lied to his family about his intentions, the BBC is told.
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CIA bomber 'was a double agent'

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 16:57
related countries: Jordan Jordan, United States United States

The bomber who killed seven CIA employees in Afghanistan was an al-Qaeda double agent from Jordan, US reports say.
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Mardell's America

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 15:55
related countries: United States United States

US commander berates intelligence in Afghanistan
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UN chief warns of Afghan decline

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 5:20

UN head Ban Ki-moon says there is a risk that Afghanistan's deteriorating situation could become irreversible.
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Afghan rockers

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 1:08

Kabul Dreams band which is breaking down barriers
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Karzai orders MPs to cancel break

Monday, January 4th 2010, 14:37

The Afghan president suspends a parliamentary recess until a new cabinet is approved after MPs reject most nominated ministers.
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Afghan blasts kill five soldiers

Monday, January 4th 2010, 13:04
related countries: United States United States

Five servicemen from the US and UK are killed in Afghanistan - the first deaths blamed on hostile action in 2010.
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US 'plotters' in Pakistan court

Monday, January 4th 2010, 10:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Five US nationals suspected of plotting attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan appear in a Pakistani court.
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In pictures

Monday, January 4th 2010, 0:10
related countries: Italy Italy

Afghan amputees and the Italian who helps them
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UN fears impact of Karzai setback

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 12:51

A senior UN official says the rejection of most of the Afghan president's cabinet is a worrying setback.
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Taliban fight

Sunday, January 3rd 2010, 0:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Why 2010 will be key for Pakistan and Afghanistan
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Karzai cabinet nominees rejected

Saturday, January 2nd 2010, 22:31

Afghan MPs deal President Hamid Karzai a big political setback rejecting 17 of 24 nominees for his new cabinet.
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French seized near Kabul 'alive'

Friday, January 1st 2010, 22:30
related countries: France France
related places: Kabul

Two French journalists kidnapped in Afghanistan earlier this week are alive and in good health, French media report.
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CIA bomber 'courted as informant'

Friday, January 1st 2010, 13:15

The bomber who killed seven CIA employees in Afghanistan was invited to the base as a potential informant, officials say.
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Obama lauds CIA after bomb strike

Friday, January 1st 2010, 7:40

Barack Obama rallies the CIA after seven staff were killed by an Afghan bomber - one of the worst attacks in its history.
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CIA chief confirms Afghan deaths

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 22:09

The CIA chief confirms seven officers - reportedly including a mother-of-three who was station chief - were killed in Afghanistan.
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French reporters held near Kabul

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 17:10
related countries: France France
related places: Kabul

Two French reporters and three Afghans travelling with them are kidnapped north-east of Kabul, Afghan officials say.
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'Afghan soldier' kills CIA staff

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 15:13
related countries: United States United States

Eight Americans working for the CIA at a base in Afghanistan are killed by a bomber reportedly dressed as an Afghan soldier.
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Nato troops shot in Afghanistan

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 17:14
related countries: United States United States

A US serviceman is killed and two Italians wounded by an Afghan soldier in Badghis province, officials say.
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Afghan children 'die in fighting'

Monday, December 28th 2009, 15:38

At least 10 Afghan civilians, most of them children, are killed during Western military operations, says President Hamid Karzai.
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Militants kill Afghan policemen

Monday, December 28th 2009, 11:26

Two policemen are killed when militants attack a checkpoint in north-western Afghanistan, police say.
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Accidental soldier

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 17:47

The mountaineer caught up in Soviet-Afghan war
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Palace coup

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 1:10
related places: Kabul

Eyewitnesses recall Soviet seizure of Kabul in 1979
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US condemns Taliban soldier video

Friday, December 25th 2009, 18:35
related countries: United States United States

The US military says a video, issued by the Taliban, of a captive soldier in Afghanistan is an affront to his family.
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Taliban video shows US soldier

Friday, December 25th 2009, 13:55
related countries: United States United States

The Taliban releases a video showing a US soldier Bowe Robert Bergdahl, captured in Afghanistan almost six months ago.
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Afghan suicide bomb kills eight

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 16:53
related places: Kandahar

A suicide bomber kills eight Afghan civilians in Kandahar when his bomb explodes near a hotel, police say.
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Afghan senator killed by police

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 10:08

An Afghan senator is killed while driving through a police ambush set for Taliban militants in north Afghanistan, officials say.
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Taliban gunmen storm Afghan town

Monday, December 21st 2009, 10:40

Security forces in eastern Afghanistan kill two militants who seized a building in the city of Gardez, officials say.
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Guantanamo inmates flown home

Sunday, December 20th 2009, 15:58
related countries: United States United States

The US transfers 12 detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan, Yemen and Somaliland, officials say.
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Karzai presents cabinet nominees

Saturday, December 19th 2009, 8:51

Afghan President Hamid Karzai presents his cabinet nominees to parliament, amid close Western scrutiny over corruption.
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French Afghan assault concludes

Friday, December 18th 2009, 6:54
related countries: France France

A major assault by coalition troops in Afghanistan's eastern Uzbin Valley concludes successfully, military officials say.
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Afghan wishes

Friday, December 18th 2009, 1:29

Locals go head to head with governor in BBC debate
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French launch major Afghan attack

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 22:56
related countries: France France

More than 1,100 troops - 800 of them French - have launched a major operation in Afghanistan, the AFP news agency reports.
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Nato fails to secure Russian help

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 12:48
related countries: Russia Russia

Nato's secretary general fails to gain any commitment from Russia to help win the war against the Taliban insurgency.
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Afghans release Iraqi journalist

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 16:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad and two Afghan reporters held hostage for six days in Afghanistan are released.
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Nato seeks Russian helicopter aid

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 15:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Nato's secretary general asks Russia to provide helicopters for the Afghan war on his first official trip to Moscow.
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German probe into Afghan strike

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 11:14
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany opens an inquiry into a strike in Afghanistan that killed up to 142 people, amid calls for the defence minister to resign.
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Afghan police die in bomb attack

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 7:44

Five Afghan policemen are killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the western Afghan province of Herat, officials say.
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Two UK soldiers die in bomb blast

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 22:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British and two Afghan soldiers are killed by a suspected suicide bomber while on patrol in Helmand province.
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ICRC visits prisoners of Taliban

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 11:54

Representatives from the International Red Cross pay their first visit to prisoners held by the Taliban in Afghanistan, officials say.
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Suicide bomb hits Afghan capital

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 11:06
related places: Kabul

At least eight people die in a suicide bombing in Kabul, as President Hamid Karzai opens an anti-corruption meeting there.
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Afghans and US to clash at Twenty20

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 10:36
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Ireland and Scotland are grouped with Afghanistan and the USA at the ICC World Twenty20 qualifier in the United Arab Emirates from 9 to 13 February.
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Gunmen kill 16 Afghan policemen

Monday, December 14th 2009, 15:45

At least 16 policemen have been killed by suspected militants in two attacks in Afghanistan, officials say.
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New effort to tackle Afghan bombs

Monday, December 14th 2009, 4:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown is to outline new efforts to counter the roadside bombs that have led to rising UK deaths in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan urged to widen offensive

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 16:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The regional US commander, David Petraeus, has urged Pakistan to step up pressure on the Afghan Taliban.
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Brown visits troops in Afghanistan

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 16:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kandahar

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been visiting British troops and meeting the Afghan president in Kandahar.
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Fighting the elusive enemy in Afghanistan

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 12:00
related countries: United States United States

Embedded with the US marines in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Mark Urban says the Taliban are proving hard to track down.
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Blackwater denies covert CIA help

Friday, December 11th 2009, 17:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Blackwater

US security firm Blackwater denies a New York Times report that it took part in CIA raids in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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UN Afghan envoy to leave in March

Friday, December 11th 2009, 11:44

The UN envoy to Afghanistan, Kai Eide, will not continue in his role once his current term expires in March, the UN says.
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'No quick success' in Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 17:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A top US general says military success in Afghanistan is likely to be slower than in Iraq after the troop surge there.
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US 'must step up' Bin Laden hunt

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 1:56
related countries: United States United States

The top US commander in Afghanistan says al-Qaeda cannot be defeated until Osama Bin Laden is killed or captured.
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Karzai appeals for forces funding

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai warns it will take 15 years before the country is able to fund its own security forces.
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South Korea troops to Afghanistan

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 7:15

South Korea says it will send 350 soldiers to Afghanistan to protect engineers working on reconstruction projects.
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Kabul mayor guilty of corruption

Monday, December 7th 2009, 16:46
related places: Kabul

An Afghan court sentences the mayor of Kabul to four years in prison on corruption charges and issues a warrant for his arrest.
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US rejects Afghan exit criticism

Sunday, December 6th 2009, 17:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senior

Senior government figures reject criticism of President Barack Obama's plan to start pulling troops from Afghanistan in 2011.
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Clinton lauds Nato Afghan pledge

Friday, December 4th 2009, 18:07
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomes a pledge by Nato allies to send at least 7,000 extra troops to Afghanistan.
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Nato allies to add 7,000 to surge

Friday, December 4th 2009, 15:47
related countries: United States United States

Nato's top official says 25 countries will send at least 7,000 extra troops to support the US surge in Afghanistan.
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Clinton expects Nato troop pledge

Friday, December 4th 2009, 7:43
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United States United States

Hillary Clinton is confident Nato allies will pledge more troops for Afghanistan, as she arrives in Belgium for talks.
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Nato 'to boost Afghan deployment'

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 19:10
related countries: United States United States

More than 20 countries plan to send more troops to Afghanistan following a US decision to boost its deployment, Nato officials say.
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Italy 'to boost Afghan mission'

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 10:19
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Italy is to send about 1,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to support a US troops surge, say reports.
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Italy 'to boost Afghan mission'

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 8:48
related countries: United States United States

Italy is to send about 1,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to support a US troops surge, say reports.
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Doubts and hopes

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 0:13
related countries: United States United States

US public reacts to extra troop plan for Afghanistan
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