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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

Nato soldiers 'believed drowned'

Friday, November 6th 2009, 18:19

Two US soldiers originally thought missing in Afghanistan are believed to have drowned, officials say.
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Brown warns Karzai on corruption

Friday, November 6th 2009, 15:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will not be "deterred, dissuaded or diverted" from its Afghan mission, despite risks to troops, PM Gordon Brown says.
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Security fears force UN Afghan relocation

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 15:26

The UN says it is to temporarily move 600 of its foreign staff in Afghanistan, after last week's deadly Taliban hostel raid.
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US official defends Afghan wait

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

The US Homeland Security secretary defends the time it is taking for President Obama to decide on his Afghan strategy.
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UK 'must investigate Afghan raid'

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 13:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain must investigate a raid that freed a UK journalist from the Taliban but left his Afghan colleague dead, an NGO says.
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Can Afghan security be improved?

Thursday, November 5th 2009, 10:47

Three ex-chiefs of defence have launched an attack on Gordon Brown's commitment to the war in Afghanistan. Has Gordon Brown convinced you that UK troops should stay in Afghanistan?
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Five shot by Afghan policeman named

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 21:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The five British soldiers killed in an attack by an Afghan police officer have been named by the UK's Ministry of Defence.
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Law and disorder

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 17:21

Spotlight on troubled police force in Afghanistan
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Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 16:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Taliban could have infiltrated the Afghan police to kill five British soldiers in Afghanistan, Gordon Brown says.
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Karzai rival says poll victory 'illegal'

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 13:32

Former Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says Hamid Karzai's re-election "has no legal basis".
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Five UK soldiers die in Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 12:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five British soldiers are shot dead in an attack in Afghanistan, which the UK military blames on a "rogue" Afghan policeman.
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UK MP urges Afghan withdrawal

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 3:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former Labour minister calls for the "great majority" of British troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan.
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Karzai vows to battle corruption

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 13:20

Newly re-elected Afghan President Hamid Karzai pledges to eradicate corruption, as the Taliban label him a "puppet".
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Karzai's 'to do' list

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 12:34

Challenges Afghan president must meet to be effective
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Obama urges 'new Afghan chapter'

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 21:47

Barack Obama urges Hamid Karzai to "write a new chapter" in governing Afghanistan, after its disputed presidential poll.
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Karzai declared elected president

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 18:15

Hamid Karzai is declared Afghan president as poll officials scrap the second round of a fraud-marred election.
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UN chief in Kabul for key talks

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 10:15
related places: Kabul

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is in Kabul for talks with President Karzai amid confusion over the planned presidential election run-off.
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Future of Afghan election unclear

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 6:09

Afghanistan's presidential run-off due in five days' time is thrown into doubt after the challenger pulls out.
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Afghanistan poll in disarray after pull-out

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 18:19

Afghanistan's election is thrown into confusion after President Karzai's rival says he will pull out of the second round next week.
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What next for Afghanistan?

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 7:26

Around 600 UN staff are moved out as Hamid Karzai's re-election is branded "illegal". What now for the country?
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Abdullah to make run-off decision

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 13:12

President Hamid Karzai's rival in the Afghan presidential election run-off is set to announce if he intends to pull out of the vote.
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Killed officer warned of shortage

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 11:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The most senior British officer to be killed in the Afghan campaign warned about the risks to troops of a shortage of helicopters.
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Civilians killed in Afghan blast

Friday, October 30th 2009, 7:38

At last eight civilians are killed as a roadside bomb hits their vehicle in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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UN to boost Afghanistan security

Friday, October 30th 2009, 3:35

The UN Security Council backs a call by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to offer more protection to UN staff in Afghanistan.
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More poll centres for Afghan vote

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 14:59

Afghan election officials say they will open more voting centres in the presidential run-off than they did in the fraud-riddled first round.
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Officers' mess

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 14:31

How a lack of leadership holds back Afghan army
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Obama honours Afghanistan killed

Thursday, October 29th 2009, 10:29

President Obama pays his respect to 18 Americans killed in Afghanistan, the first time he has honoured the dead in this way.
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UN chief condemns Kabul killings

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 19:42
related places: Kabul

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon denounces as "shocking and shameless" a Taliban attack which killed five UN staff in Kabul.
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US warned on drone attacks

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 10:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US is told its use of drones to target suspected terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan may break international law.
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UN staff killed in Kabul attack

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 9:41
related places: Kabul

Six foreign UN employees and three Afghans are killed in an attack in Kabul, 10 days before the presidential election run-off.
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US to pay Taliban to switch sides

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 3:20
related countries: United States United States

US military commanders in Afghanistan are to be allowed to pay Taliban fighters who renounce violence.
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American dream

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 0:46
related countries: United States United States

Afghan talent show star begins new life in United States
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Afghan bombs kill eight US troops

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 18:49
related countries: United States United States

Eight US soldiers die in attacks in south Afghanistan, making October the deadliest month for the US in the war there.
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US diplomat quits over Afghan war

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 12:52
related countries: United States United States

A senior US diplomat in Afghanistan resigns in protest at the war against the Taliban, the Washington Post reports.
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EU to increase support for S Asia

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 7:07
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg, Pakistan Pakistan

Foreign ministers meet in Luxembourg to boost EU support for Afghanistan and Pakistan amid growing instability.
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Obama vows no rush on Afghanistan

Monday, October 26th 2009, 22:54
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says he will not be rushed as he considers whether to send more US troops to Afghanistan.
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Afghan rivals row over poll chief

Monday, October 26th 2009, 20:45

Afghan leader Hamid Karzai rejects calls by his presidential rival to sack the chief of the country's election commission.
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Battling for life

Monday, October 26th 2009, 15:18

Game of chance for Afghan mothers and babies
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Afghan crashes kill 14 Americans

Monday, October 26th 2009, 15:16
related countries: United States United States

At least 14 Americans are killed and more injured in a series of helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, military officials say.
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Afghan poll rivals rule out deal

Monday, October 26th 2009, 0:48

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and rival Abdullah Abdullah rule out any power-sharing deal.
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Afghan protest over 'burnt Koran'

Sunday, October 25th 2009, 15:02

Afghan protesters burn an effigy of Barack Obama amid claims troops set fire to a Koran.
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On the rocky road to Shahr-e Bozorg

Saturday, October 24th 2009, 10:20

Lyse Doucet discovers the beauty and perils of one of the remotest areas of Afghanistan.
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Taliban vow to attack Afghan poll

Saturday, October 24th 2009, 9:31

Campaigning opens for Afghanistan's run-off presidential election, but the Taliban threatens anyone taking part.
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US envoy sees fairer Afghan poll

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 21:03
related countries: United States United States

The US special envoy to Afghanistan says it is reasonable to hope for fewer irregularities in the presidential run-off poll.
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Nato 'backs new Afghan strategy'

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 15:00

Nato's says defence chiefs support the Afghan strategy outlined by their commander.
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Mardell's America

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 8:49
related countries: United States United States

US plays its Afghanistan cards close to its chest
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Afghan dreaming?

Friday, October 23rd 2009, 0:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

US marines in California train for action abroad
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UN confident over Afghan run-off

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 1:14

The UN envoy to Afghanistan says the presidential election run-off will take place, despite rumours of a power-sharing deal.
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Afghan opium fuels 'global chaos'

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 21:41

Afghanistan's opium funds global terrorism, caters to 15 million addicts, and kills 100,000 people a year, the UN says.
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Afghan poll fraud officials fired

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 16:24

Officials involved in flawed Afghan elections are being removed ahead of next month's run-off, the UN says.
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Afghan challenge

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 12:05

Difficulties pile up ahead of planned run-off vote
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Australia to review Afghan force

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 3:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia's defence minister calls for recommendations on how soon troops could pull out from Afghanistan.
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Afghan election goes to run-off

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 16:50

Afghanistan will hold a deciding round of its fraud-mired election on 7 November, pitching Hamid Karzai against his main rival.
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Will an Afghan run-off make a difference?

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 13:03

President Hamid Karzai has agreed to hold a second round of presidential elections. Is this the right move?
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Final Afghan election results due

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 9:51

Afghanistan's electoral body is set to declare the presidential election result, after weeks of wrangling and uncertainty.
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Final Afghan election results due

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 8:11

Afghanistan's Independent Electoral Commission says it will announce final results of the country's elections.
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Karzai 'to answer poll criticism'

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 7:17
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is set to respond to doubts over his election victory claim, says US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Karzai 'stripped of outright win'

Monday, October 19th 2009, 21:35

A panel probing Afghan election fraud finds Hamid Karzai did not gain enough valid votes for an outright win, the BBC learns.
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Karzai team 'rejects poll review'

Monday, October 19th 2009, 11:14

Supporters of Afghan President Hamid Karzai criticise a UN panel investigating fraud in August's election, reports say.
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US decision after Afghan result

Monday, October 19th 2009, 1:53
related countries: United States United States

The US says it will take no decision on more troops to Afghanistan until it decides its government is a "true partner".
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US senator warns on Afghan troops

Sunday, October 18th 2009, 0:57
related countries: United States United States

US Senator John Kerry says it would be "irresponsible" to send more US troops to Afghanistan before election results are clear.
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Karzai 'faces West poll pressure'

Saturday, October 17th 2009, 16:55

World leaders are pressing Afghan President Hamid Karzai to accept he may have to face a run-off vote, the BBC has learned.
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Where to now?

Friday, October 16th 2009, 15:48

Four scenarios as Afghanistan waits for election results
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US troops killed in Afghan blast

Friday, October 16th 2009, 15:30
related countries: United States United States

Four US soldiers have been killed in a roadside blast in southern Afghanistan, Nato-led forces say.
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Afghan envoy says run-off likely

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 21:40
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan's ambassador to the US says a run-off vote to settle the country's presidential election is likely.
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Italy fury at 'Taliban pay' claim

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 16:13
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy angrily denies a UK newspaper report that it paid Taliban fighters in Afghanistan to keep the peace.
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Karzai rival backs election panel

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 15:54

President Hamid Karzai's main rival in recent Afghan elections expresses faith in a UN-backed panel investigating fraud.
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US dismisses Afghan surge report

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 11:06
related countries: United States United States

A White House spokesman denies that US President Barack Obama is to announce a major surge in troops for Afghanistan.
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