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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

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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Taliban defiant over Obama surge

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 21:20
related countries: United States United States

The Taliban say they will step up the fight in Afghanistan, after the US pledges to send substantial reinforcements.
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Nato pledges 5,000 Afghan troops

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 10:48

Nato's secretary general says members will do "substantially more" to fight against al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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Obama orders Afghan troop surge

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 10:43
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama orders 30,000 more US soldiers to Afghanistan but also spells out an exit strategy.
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Obama 'to outline Afghan end-game'

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 0:07
related countries: United States United States

President Obama is to send 30,000 new US troops to Afghanistan, excerpts from his new strategy speech say.
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Will extra US troops end the Afghan war?

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 23:06
related countries: United States United States

Italy is to send about 1,000 extra troops to Afghanistan to support a US troops surge. Is more troops the solution to the conflict?
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'Boot camp'

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 13:36
related countries: United States United States

Elite US marines train for possible Afghan posting
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Karzai briefed on new US strategy

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 10:49

Barack Obama briefs Afghan leader Hamid Karzai about the US strategy for Afghanistan to be unveiled later.
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Obama issues new Afghan orders

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 0:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

President Barack Obama issues new orders for the US military operation in Afghanistan, after deciding on new troop numbers.
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Afghan kit 'ready' for troop rise

Monday, November 30th 2009, 2:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is expected to confirm its armed forces now have the equipment needed to send more troops to Afghanistan.
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Bin Laden was 'within US grasp'

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 11:57
related countries: United States United States

The US failure to capture Bin Laden in Afghanistan in late 2001 inflamed regional insurgency, a US Senate report says.
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Brown steps up pressure on Karzai

Saturday, November 28th 2009, 18:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK prime minister says Afghanistan's president will be set targets for training Afghan forces and tackling corruption.
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German minister resigns over raid

Friday, November 27th 2009, 13:25
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Labour Minister Jung resigns amid allegations of a cover-up relating to a deadly Nato air strike in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan warns US on Afghan plan

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 18:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan has warned the US that sending more soldiers to Afghanistan could destabilise its southwest border region.
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Afghan raid: German general quits

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 12:24
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's top soldier resigns over allegations of a cover-up related to a Nato air strike in Afghanistan that killed civilians.
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US sets date for Afghan decision

Wednesday, November 25th 2009, 23:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

President Obama will make his long-awaited announcement on US strategy in Afghanistan next Tuesday, the White House says.
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Obama seeks Afghanistan closure

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 20:01
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama pledges to "finish the job" in Afghanistan and says he will announce a decision on sending more US troops "shortly".
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Mardell's America

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 17:33

Decision time for Obama on Afghanistan troops
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Afghanistan: An unholy madness?

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 14:26

Hugh Sykes reports on the deeply complex political puzzle that poverty-stricken Afghanistan is facing.
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Dutch dilemma

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 8:20
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Debate over the Netherlands' troops in Afghanistan
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US Afghan decision 'within days'

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 8:17
related countries: United States United States

The US president will announce his decision on whether to deploy more US troops to Afghanistan "within days", aides say.
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Seven soldiers die in Afghanistan

Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 4:34
related countries: United States United States

Four US servicemen and three Afghan soldiers die in Afghanistan, as President Obama continues talks on troop levels.
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Afghan ministers accused of graft

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 20:12

Two Afghan cabinet ministers and 15 former ministers are being investigated for alleged corruption, justice officials say.
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Indian PM Singh begins US visit

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 4:47
related countries: India India, United States United States

Indian PM Manmohan Singh begins a visit to the US for talks expected to be dominated by Afghanistan and nuclear issues.
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Clashes at Australia refugee camp

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 2:00
related countries: Australia Australia, Christmas Island Christmas Island, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Clashes erupt between Sri Lankan and Afghan refugees at Australia's Christmas Island immigration centre.
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Kabul capital

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 0:51

Real estate prices go through the roof in Afghanistan
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US sets marker on Afghan corruption

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 1:57
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates says foreign aid donors must use their influence to tackle corruption in Afghanistan.
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Coaxing Karzai

Friday, November 20th 2009, 21:32

Will Clinton's approach to Afghan leader pay off?
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Afghan ex-warlord escapes attack

Friday, November 20th 2009, 14:18

MP and former Afghan warlord Abdul Rasul Sayyaf narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in which five bodyguards die.
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Afghan leader 'must show results'

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 18:59

Western leaders urge Hamid Karzai to make concrete gains, as he is sworn in for a second term as Afghanistan's president.
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Karzai sets Afghan forces target

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 17:24
related countries: United States United States

President Karzai says he wants Afghan forces in charge within five years, as he is sworn in for a second term amid fresh violence.
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Canada hears of Afghan 'torture'

Thursday, November 19th 2009, 4:48
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian diplomat says many Afghan detainees captured by Canadian forces in 2006 and 2007 are likely to have been tortured.
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On the take

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 16:33

How corruption permeates life in Afghanistan
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Obama 'close' to Afghan decision

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 13:06
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama says he is "close" to a decision on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan and will announce it within "weeks".
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Soviet lessons

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 6:26

Echoes for Nato in the Soviet exit from Afghanistan
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Afghans 'blame poverty for war'

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 1:23

Poverty and unemployment are seen as the main factors fuelling conflict in Afghanistan, according to a survey in that country.
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Afghanistan 'not war without end'

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 20:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghanistan is "not a war without end" but Nato cannot leave a vacuum for the Taliban to fill, Britain's foreign secretary says.
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Taliban leader 'flees Pakistan'

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 14:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat, Taliban

One of the most wanted Taliban leaders in Pakistan says he has escaped to Afghanistan and is planning new attacks.
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War-torn nations 'most corrupt'

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 10:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

War-torn nations, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, remain the world's most corrupt, Transparency International says.
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UK plans Afghan handover talks

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 9:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British PM Gordon Brown plans to hold talks in London to discuss a timetable for the handover of power in Afghanistan.
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Afghan force to fight corruption

Monday, November 16th 2009, 17:33

Afghan officials launch a force tasked with fighting corruption, amid increasing Western pressure for the problem to be tackled.
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Afghan market attack 'kills 10'

Monday, November 16th 2009, 16:38

At least 10 people are reported to have been killed in a rocket attack on a market in north-east Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan migrants held in Indonesia

Monday, November 16th 2009, 6:55
related countries: Australia Australia, Indonesia Indonesia

Police on the Indonesian island of Java detain about 40 Afghan migrants about to board a boat heading for Australia.
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US demands Afghan 'bribery court'

Sunday, November 15th 2009, 16:14
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai must set up major bodies to fight crime and corruption, the US secretary of state says.
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Afghan plans

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 1:53
related countries: United States United States

Where do the key US players stand on troop numbers?
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Afghan corruption probe announced

Friday, November 13th 2009, 13:40

Afghanistan's chief prosecutor reveals he has a list of senior officials and ministers suspected of taking bribes.
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Brown hopeful over Afghan boost

Friday, November 13th 2009, 10:21

Gordon Brown says he is hopeful he will be able to persuade allies to send more military personnel to Afghanistan.
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Explosion at Nato base in Kabul

Friday, November 13th 2009, 10:08
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber has struck a Nato base in the Afghan capital, injuring three Western soldiers and three Afghan civilians.
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Way ahead?

Friday, November 13th 2009, 8:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK suggests new plans for Afghan reconciliation
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