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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

EU mulls Afghan stability plans

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 4:55

EU ministers seek ways to promote stability in Afghanistan by focusing on civilian reconstruction.
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US guards in Kabul scandal axed

Friday, September 4th 2009, 21:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

Eight security guards at the US embassy in Kabul are fired after being photographed semi-naked at drunken parties.
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Many die in Afghan tanker blasts

Friday, September 4th 2009, 10:56

At least 90 people die in northern Afghanistan as Nato air strikes target fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban, officials say.
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How can strategy in Afghanistan improve?

Friday, September 4th 2009, 10:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown has defended Britain's Afghanistan mission, saying that its aims are "achievable". Do you agree?
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Afghan war 'is not slipping away'

Friday, September 4th 2009, 1:42
related countries: United States United States

The US defence chief says US strategy in Afghanistan can work, but admits time is "limited".
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Afghan election fraud row mounts

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 16:56

Afghan election fraud furore intensifies with further allegations of vote-switching.
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UK soldier killed in Afghan blast

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 5:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier is killed in southern Afghanistan, the UK's Ministry of Defence says.
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Nigerian 'trained in Afghanistan'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 16:32
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A member of the Nigerian sect behind July's Islamist uprising confesses to training in Afghanistan, police say.
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Blast kills top Afghan official

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 15:30
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber near Kabul kills Afghanistan's deputy chief of intelligence and 22 others.
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'Sharp drop' in Afghan opium crop

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 13:47

Afghan opium cultivation has decreased by more than a fifth in a year, with the biggest fall in Helmand, the UN says.
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Afghan president leading in vote

Monday, August 31st 2009, 18:00

Afghanistan's election commission releases further results from the presidential poll, still showing the president in the lead.
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US 'needs fresh Afghan strategy'

Monday, August 31st 2009, 17:27
related countries: United States United States

A report by the top US general in Afghanistan says military success is achievable, but admits the current strategy is not working.
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Nato tankers blown up in Pakistan

Monday, August 31st 2009, 5:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Karachi, Nato

Suspected militants attack more than 20 vehicles carrying Nato supplies from Pakistan's Karachi port to Afghanistan, police says.
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Chinook blown up in Afghanistan

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 15:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK forces deliberately destroy a Chinook helicopter after it was badly damaged in a "hard landing" in Helmand province.
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Afghan election fraud probe grows

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 8:58

Election officials in Afghanistan say they have received more than 560 major allegations of fraud from the 20 August vote.
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Afghan's Karzai extends poll lead

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 15:10

President Hamid Karzai extends his lead over his main rival in the Afghan presidential election, official results show.
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Fury at Nato's Afghan clinic raid

Friday, August 28th 2009, 15:38

An Afghan member of parliament condemns a Nato air strike on a clinic where a Taliban leader was being treated for his injuries.
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US Afghan 'row' worries British diplomat

Friday, August 28th 2009, 0:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Lord Ashdown has said reported US criticism of the Afghan elections could "de-legitimise the whole process".
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Suicide bomb hits Pakistan border

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 21:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 15 people are killed by a suspected suicide bomb attack close to Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.
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US envoy 'in angry Karzai talks'

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 21:24
related countries: United States United States

The US envoy to Afghanistan has had "explosive" talks with President Karzai over claims of election fraud, the BBC learns.
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Ramadan blast in tribal Pakistan

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 14:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 15 people are reported dead and many more injured by a suspected suicide bomb attack close to Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.
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Nato attack on Afghanistan clinic

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 9:48
related countries: United States United States

US and Afghan forces attack a clinic in eastern Afghanistan where a Taliban leader is being treated, Nato says.
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UK ambassador backs mission

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 2:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kabul

The UK ambassador in Kabul defends the use of the military to protect elections in Afghanistan, despite low voter turnout.
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Soldier and son

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 1:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK father talks about his only child, killed in Afghanistan
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Karzai widens lead in Afghan poll

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 23:20

Incumbent Hamid Karzai extends his lead in Afghanistan's presidential election, latest results show.
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Fresh explosion rocks Afghan city

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 20:31
related places: Kandahar

An explosion is reported in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, a day after a bombing there killed at least 43 people.
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Hunt for Kandahar blast survivors

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 14:22
related places: Kandahar

Rescuers search for survivors after a huge car bomb kills more than 40 people in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.
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Devastating blast rocks Afghan city

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 20:58
related places: Kandahar

A massive car bomb explosion in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar brings down buildings and kills at least 40 people.
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Learning lessons

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 18:43
related countries: United States United States

Can US Iraq strategy work in Afghanistan?
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Karzai edges ahead in Afghan poll

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 17:19

The first results in Afghanistan's presidential poll are announced, giving Hamid Karzai a slight lead over one of his main rivals.
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US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 12:35
related countries: United States United States

Four US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Afghanistan, making 2009 the deadliest year so far for foreign troops.
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Teenage inmate leaves Guantanamo

Monday, August 24th 2009, 17:37

One of the youngest detainees at Guantanamo Bay is released and sent back to his native Afghanistan, lawyers say.
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Journalist shot dead in Pakistan

Monday, August 24th 2009, 9:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Unidentified gunmen shoot dead an Afghan journalist in an ambush near Peshawar in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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US names secret terror suspects

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 15:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US military starts notifying the Red Cross of terror suspects at secret detention camps in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Afghan challenger alleges fraud

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 13:39

The main challenger in Afghanistan's presidential elections, Abdullah Abdullah, alleges widespread vote rigging.
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Afghan polling 'marked by fraud'

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 12:42

Afghanistan's presidential poll was marred by intimidation and vote fraud, but generally fair, election monitors say.
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Bomber targets Afghan city centre

Friday, August 21st 2009, 17:54
related places: Jalalabad

A man is killed trying to mount a suicide bomb attack on a police station in the Afghan city of Jalalabad, police say.
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Afghan rivals claim poll victory

Friday, August 21st 2009, 14:26

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's campaign says he has enough votes for a majority, but his main rival also claims victory.
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Polish army chief quits amid row

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 21:59
related countries: Poland Poland

The head of Poland's army resigns after a row in which said troops in Afghanistan were poorly equipped.
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US 'deadline' for Afghan results

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 21:05
related countries: United States United States

The head of US Central Command, Gen David Petraeus, says international forces have about a year to prove their strategy in Afghanistan can succeed.
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Afghan queues

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 19:14
related places: Herat

Voters in Herat undeterred by threats and fraud
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Afghan poll hailed as a 'success'

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 16:56

Afghanistan's leader and his Western allies praise voters for braving Taliban threats and taking part in elections.
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Afghans vote amid militant threat

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 12:57

Polls close in Afghanistan's presidential poll, as voting passes off without major violence despite threats from the Taliban.
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Are you voting in Afghanistan?

Thursday, August 20th 2009, 2:18

Millions of Afghans are going to the polls in a presidential election. Are you voting?
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Afghanistan on alert before vote

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 19:22

Security forces in Afghanistan are on high alert on the eve of presidential elections that the Taliban have vowed to disrupt.
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In check

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 12:23

How texting will map fairness of Afghan vote
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New violence hits Afghan capital

Wednesday, August 19th 2009, 9:44

Troops battle insurgents raiding a bank in Kabul, killing three, a day before Afghan presidential elections.
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Deadly pre-poll attack hits Kabul

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 17:15
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber kills 10 people in an attack on Western troops in the Afghan capital, two days before a presidential election.
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Afghan candidates' helicopter row

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 16:12

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah accuses President Karzai of forcing two of his election helicopters to land.
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Corruption fears over Afghan poll

Tuesday, August 18th 2009, 11:06

Voting cards are being offered for sale in Afghanistan ahead of its presidential election, as rebels attack the capital, Kabul.
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Bamiyan promise

Monday, August 17th 2009, 23:24

Putting the Afghan province back on the map
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Obama urges Afghan patience

Monday, August 17th 2009, 22:04
related countries: United States United States

The US president says there will be no quick victory over the Taliban in Afghanistan, two days before elections there.
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Afghan campaign draws to a close

Monday, August 17th 2009, 16:39

On the last day of campaigning before Thursday's poll, candidates in the Afghan presidential election woo voters.
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UK Afghan forces 'are undeterred'

Monday, August 17th 2009, 3:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Military chiefs insist British troops in Afghanistan are "undeterred" by the violence despite the UK military death toll passing 200.
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Fight for rights

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 23:20

Afghan women still battling for equality
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Sunday, August 16th 2009, 21:44

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is challenged about his alliances with warlords, during a live TV election debate.
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UK Afghanistan deaths pass 200

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 20:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, taking the number of UK fatalities to 204.
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Row over Afghan wife-starving law

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 15:28

An Afghan bill allowing a husband to starve his wife if she refuses to have sex becomes law, sparking criticism.
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Deaths take UK Afghan toll to 201

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 8:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers die after explosions in Afghanistan, taking the number of UK troops killed since 2001 to 201.
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Will deaths affect UK Afghan mission?

Sunday, August 16th 2009, 7:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three more British soldiers lose their lives in Afghanistan, bringing the number of UK service personnel killed to 204. Send us your thoughts on the mission.
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Karzai condemns Kabul Nato blast

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 19:01
related places: Kabul

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemns a suicide bombing outside Nato's headquarters in Kabul, which killed seven people.
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Afghan suicide bomb near Nato HQ

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 12:49
related places: Kabul

A suicide car bomb explodes outside the Nato headquarters in the Afghan capital, killing seven people, officials say.
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Cynicism and apathy mark Afghan polls

Saturday, August 15th 2009, 10:47

As Afghanistan prepares to elect a new president, Kate Clark finds many people disheartened compared to the excitement of earlier years.
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Afghan vote campaign intensifies

Friday, August 14th 2009, 11:46

The three leading presidential candidates tour the country courting votes ahead of next week's elections.
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Village complaints

Friday, August 14th 2009, 1:34

Afghan discontent leads to pre-election apathy
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Three UK soldiers die in Helmand

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 21:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British soldiers have been killed in an explosion while on patrol in Helmand province, the UK government says.
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