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Afghan burka-clad bombers killed

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 10:13
related places: Lashkar Gah

Afghan security forces shoot dead two burka-clad militants who attacked a charity in the city of Lashkar Gah.
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Two UK soldiers killed in Helmand

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 8:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers have been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the MoD says.
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Australia boat blast 'deliberate'

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 7:05
related countries: Australia Australia

A coroner in Australia rules an asylum seekers' boat was deliberately set on fire by three Afghan refugees.
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Pentagon to review spy ring claim

Monday, March 15th 2010, 17:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US Defence Department may investigate one of its staff over claims he ran an unofficial spy ring in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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Afghan attack 'was warning to US'

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 11:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kandahar

Bomb attacks on the Afghan city of Kandahar were a warning to US and Nato forces not to target the region, the Taliban say.
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Many killed in Afghan bomb blasts

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 0:31
related places: Kandahar

At least 30 people have been killed in a series of suspected suicide bombings in the Afghan city of Kandahar, officials say.
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Karzai U-turn on polling watchdog

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 16:22

The Afghan president agrees to let two foreigners sit on a key election monitoring body, reversing a previous decision.
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Afghan plea for 'no proxy wars'

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 14:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Afghanistan does not want other countries' "proxy wars" fought on its soil, President Hamid Karzai says in Islamabad.
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Afghan police drug abuse 'rife'

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 10:36
related countries: United States United States

Drug abuse is rife in the Afghan police force with up to 40% of recruits testing positive in some areas, a US report says.
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Afghan anxieties

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 20:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Why the UK fears politics and force are out of synch
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Iran attacks US over Afghanistan

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 13:33
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Kabul

Iranian President says it is the US, not Tehran, that is playing a "double game" in Afghanistan.
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UK seeks Afghan political drive

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 1:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary David Miliband is to urge the Afghan president to seek a political solution to the conflict with the Taliban.
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UK seeks Afghan political drive

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 1:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary David Miliband is to urge the Afghan president to seek a political solution to the conflict with the Taliban.
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US warns of 'hard Afghan fight'

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 12:07
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns of "hard fighting" ahead, in his first Afghan trip since a major offensive there.
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War-weariness

Monday, March 8th 2010, 16:49
related places: Kabul

Kabul residents determined to get on with life
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Karzai hears Marjah grievances

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 15:03

Afghan President Karzai visits Marjah for the first time since it was taken from the Taliban, and hears a list of complaints.
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Afghan Taliban clash with rivals

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 9:52

At least 60 people are killed as Taliban militants fight with rivals from an Islamic group in northern Afghanistan, police say.
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Brown sees troops in Afghanistan

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 20:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown visits British troops in Afghanistan amid a growing row over his evidence to the Iraq war inquiry.
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US to conduct Blackwater review

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 5:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Blackwater

The US defence secretary will review allegations of misconduct in Afghanistan by the security firm once known as Blackwater.
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US Afghan general gets more power

Friday, March 5th 2010, 11:30
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United States United States

The top commander in Afghanistan, Gen Stanley McChrystal, gets expanded authority over forces there.
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Pakistan 'holds key Taliban boss'

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 20:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

Another top leader of Afghanistan's Taliban, Agha Jan Mohtasim, is held in Pakistan, US and Pakistani officials say.
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Workers killed in Afghan attack

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 7:07

Four people, including three Pakistanis, die in a gun attack on a bus in southern Afghanistan, police say.
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US worry over Afghan media curbs

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 11:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul, Washington

The US envoy to Afghanistan says Washington is concerned about new media restrictions imposed by Kabul.
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Afghans ban live attack coverage

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 12:17

Afghanistan bans live coverage of militant assaults in the country saying broadcasts could help gunmen during attacks.
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Nato soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Monday, March 1st 2010, 15:09

Nato says four of its troops have been killed in three separate attacks in western and southern Afghanistan.
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Modern odyssey

Monday, March 1st 2010, 11:02

Afghan child migrant recalls risky journey to Europe
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Big rise in Afghan child migrants

Monday, March 1st 2010, 10:46

UN aid agencies are increasingly concerned about the numbers of Afghan children migrating alone across Europe.
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Journey's end

Monday, March 1st 2010, 10:33

How Afghan migrant's dream cost him his family
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Big rise in Afghan child migrants

Monday, March 1st 2010, 7:13

United Nations aid agencies warn of a sharp increase in unaccompanied Afghan children applying for asylum in Europe.
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Afghan bomb 'kills 11 civilians'

Sunday, February 28th 2010, 14:46

A roadside bomb blamed on the Taliban kills 11 civilians in southern Afghanistan's Helmand, officials say.
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Russia blames Nato for drug surge

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 17:47
related countries: Russia Russia

The head of Russia's drug control agency accuses Nato of not doing enough to curb Afghanistan's heroin production.
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UK sees Afghan presence 'for years'

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 11:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain will be "militarily engaged" in Afghanistan for a further five years, head of the Army General Sir David Richards says.
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Saturday, February 27th 2010, 0:33
related countries: Italy Italy

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, mired in fraud charges, compares Italian prosecutors and judges to the Afghan Taliban.
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US 'to rid Kandahar of Taleban'

Friday, February 26th 2010, 21:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kandahar

The US says it is planning a new offensive later this year to drive the Taliban from the southern Afghanistan city of Kandahar.
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In the crossfire

Friday, February 26th 2010, 16:06

BBC editor witnesses Taliban Kabul attack
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Suicide attack on Afghan capital

Friday, February 26th 2010, 13:49
related places: Kabul

Explosions and gunfire in the centre of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, leave at least 17 people dead, officials say.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Friday, February 26th 2010, 10:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan while taking part in Operation Moshtarak.
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Court 'bans Taliban extradition'

Friday, February 26th 2010, 10:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The Afghan Taliban's top military commander, recently detained in Pakistan, is not to be extradited, the Lahore High Court rules.
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Heroes' welcome for Afghan team

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 16:10
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan's cricketers return to a heroes' welcome in Kabul after qualifying for the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.
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Company promotes climbing holidays in Afghanistan

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 7:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Scottish company is helping tourists visit Afghanistan in a bid to help the country's mountain tourism industry.
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Suspicious times

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 2:00

Afghan journalist describes scene in war zone Marjah
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Concern at Karzai poll power grab

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 15:37

Western diplomats express deep concern at a decree by Afghan President Hamid Karzai giving him control of the election watchdog.
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Dutch election to be held in June

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 15:11
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Netherlands is to hold a general election on 9 June, after the government's collapse in a row over Afghanistan.
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Taliban leader 'held in Pakistan'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 9:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A senior leader of the Afghan Taliban has been detained in north-west Pakistan, reports in the US media say.
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Bike bomb kills Afghan civilians

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 7:25
related places: Lashkar Gah

At least seven civilians are killed by a bomb left on a bicycle near a bus station in the southern Afghan city, Lashkar Gah.
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Guilty plea in New York bomb plot

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 22:46

Afghan-born Colorado airport bus driver Najibullah Zazi pleads guilty to plotting to blow up New York's subway system.
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US-led advance in Marjah 'steady'

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 21:26
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces trying to clear a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan are making "steady progress", the top US commander says.
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Blast kills Afghan tribal chief

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 15:07

A suicide bomber kills an influential Afghan tribal chief and 14 other people in eastern Nangarhar province, officials say.
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Testing times

Monday, February 22nd 2010, 1:26

How to measure success of Nato's Afghan mission
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Dutch cabinet falls in Afghan row

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 16:12
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The Dutch government collapses in a row within the governing coalition over extending troop deployments in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan air strike 'kills 30'

Saturday, February 20th 2010, 6:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 30 militants die in a Pakistani air strike in a restive tribal area near the border with Afghanistan, the military says.
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Afghan police sent to war zone

Friday, February 19th 2010, 17:48

Hundreds of Afghan police officers are sent to areas captured by Nato-led forces in an offensive against the Taliban.
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Six troops die in Afghan fighting

Friday, February 19th 2010, 10:08

Nato forces in Afghanistan say six of their soldiers are killed in a single day during a major offensive against the Taliban.
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Taliban chiefs 'held in Pakistan'

Friday, February 19th 2010, 8:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two senior members of the Afghan Taliban are detained in Pakistan, reports say - but there is confusion over the details.
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Leading role

Friday, February 19th 2010, 2:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Taliban arrest shows Pakistan's aims in Afghanistan
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Nato strike 'kills Afghan police'

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 21:02

A Nato air strike mistakenly kills seven policemen during a firefight with Taliban in the north of Afghanistan, officials say.
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Bomb hits Pakistan militant group

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 15:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A bomb kills at least 10 people in a village hashish market in Pakistan close to the Afghan border, officials say.
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Taliban ammunition 'running low'

Thursday, February 18th 2010, 14:05

Taliban militants battling troops in southern Afghanistan, are running out of ammunition, Nato officials say citing intelligence reports.
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US hails Taliban chief's capture

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 21:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Taliban

The US hails the capture of the Afghan Taliban military commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, as a "big success" for US-Pakistani cooperation.
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Taliban 'lining up human shields'

Wednesday, February 17th 2010, 16:09
related countries: United States United States

Taliban militants are increasingly using civilians as "human shields" as they fight allied troops, an Afghan general says.
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Afghanistan missile 'hit target'

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 18:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A US missile that killed 12 people in a house in the Afghan town of Marjah hit its intended target, a top British commander says.
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Marjah Taliban resist US push

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 13:06
related countries: United States United States

US forces face sporadic resistance in the Taliban stronghold of Marjah as the Nato offensive in Afghanistan completes its fourth day.
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Taliban 'forced from strongholds'

Monday, February 15th 2010, 22:43

Nato and Afghan troops are succeeding in pushing militants from their strongholds in Helmand province, officials say.
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Taliban bombs 'slow Afghan push'

Monday, February 15th 2010, 11:41

Improvised bombs placed by Taliban fighters are slowing Nato's big offensive in Afghanistan, military officials say.
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Situation report

Monday, February 15th 2010, 10:43

Afghan operation's success so far and challenges ahead
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Civilians die in Afghan offensive

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 17:13

Nato confirms 12 civilians were killed when two rockets missed their target during a big offensive on the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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Nato troops fight gunmen and IEDs

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 15:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US, UK and Afghan forces face gun battles and booby-traps on day two of a major offensive against the Taliban.
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Nato hails major Afghanistan operation

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 8:12

Nato hails progress so far in a key offensive to oust the Taliban in Afghanistan's Helmand province as it enters a second day.
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Major offensive targets Helmand

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 15:22

Coalition troops say they are making good progress in Afghanistan's biggest offensive since the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001.
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Afghan offensive takes aim at Taliban

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 7:21
related countries: United States United States

More than 15,000 US, British and Afghan troops launch the biggest military push in Afghanistan since toppling the Taliban in 2001.
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Will Afghan operation make a difference?

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 6:44

Nato has launched a major offensive against the Taliban. Is it the right strategy?
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