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We have started to collect the most important news related to Afghanistan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Afghanistan: news

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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UK 'to send 500 more to Helmand'

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 17:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown is expected to announce Britain will send an extra 500 military personnel to Afghanistan.
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Should more troops go to Afghanistan?

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 8:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has agreed in principle to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan. Is this the right decision?
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Karzai questions vote fraud panel

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 16:00

President Hamid Karzai says he has "serious doubts" about the UN-backed body investigating election fraud in Afghanistan.
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Japan 'will end' Afghan mission

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 9:06
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan says it will not renew its operation in support of the US-led mission in Afghanistan, but is mulling alternative ways to help.
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Asylum for boat-explosion Afghans

Monday, October 12th 2009, 11:26

Australia announces that it will give refugee status to 42 Afghan men who survived a suspicious boat explosion in April.
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Afghan quits election fraud panel

Monday, October 12th 2009, 10:48

An Afghan member resigns from the UN-backed panel investigating vote fraud, blaming "interfering foreigners".
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Clinton warning to Afghan leader

Monday, October 12th 2009, 8:36
related countries: United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the winner of Afghanistan's election will need to do more to stabilise the country.
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UN highlights Afghan poll fraud

Sunday, October 11th 2009, 14:33

The senior UN envoy in Afghanistan acknowledges that "widespread fraud" affected the country's presidential election.
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Will Obama change Afghan strategy?

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 11:15

Paul Adams reports from Washington on the Obama administration's long, fractious debate over its strategy in Afghanistan.
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Nato lorries torched in Pakistan

Friday, October 9th 2009, 5:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Twenty gunmen in north-west Pakistan attack vehicles used to take Nato supplies to Afghanistan, police say.
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UN urges stronger Afghan mission

Friday, October 9th 2009, 0:20
related countries: United States United States

The UN Security Council calls for a stronger force in Afghanistan amid key talks in the US on additional troops.
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UN Afghan envoy denies cover-up

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 17:59

The head of the UN's Afghan mission rejects his deputy's allegations that he tried to cover up electoral fraud.
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Afghan bomb strikes India embassy

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 14:38
related places: Kabul

The Taliban says it carried out a suicide bombing near the Indian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least 17 people.
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Obama seeks advice on Afghanistan

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 5:44
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama meets senior advisers as the US marks eight years of military operations in Afghanistan.
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UN defends Afghan election role

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 23:06
related countries: United States United States

The UN is again forced to defend its role in the Afghan elections after a US newspaper publishes voter turnout data.
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Afghan police freed after US raid

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 15:21
related countries: United States United States

Thirteen Afghan policemen captured during one of the deadliest attacks on US forces are freed, Afghan officials say.
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Mardell's America

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 11:13

Obama narrows options in Afghanistan
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Has the Afghan war made a difference?

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 9:54

President Barack Obama will not pull out or cut troop levels in Afghanistan. Should troops be increased?
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Obama 'rules out' Afghan cutbacks

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 6:46
related countries: United States United States

The US president tells senior politicians that his Afghanistan strategy review will not look at reducing troop numbers.
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Afghan bride wins 'maintenance'

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 5:50
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

An Indian army doctor is ordered by a Delhi court to pay monthly maintenance to an Afghan woman who has accused him of bigamy.
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Bitter debate

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 10:19
related countries: United States United States

US media divided over next steps in Afghanistan
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Sacked UN man attacks mission

Monday, October 5th 2009, 22:55

Peter Galbraith, the UN official dismissed following a row over Afghanistan's election, lashes out at the mission's management.
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US 'needs time' on Afghan troops

Monday, October 5th 2009, 16:36
related countries: United States United States

The US defence secretary says more time is needed for the crucial decision on sending extra troops to Afghanistan.
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Soldier's Afghan plea to UK minister

Monday, October 5th 2009, 6:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The defence secretary is told by a front-line UK soldier in Afghanistan that "more troops on the ground" are needed.
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Eight US soldiers killed in Taliban raid

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 13:44

Coalition forces suffer their worst casualties for more than a year as eight US soldiers are killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan.
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UN Afghan neutrality questioned

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 15:14

The main challenger for Afghanistan's presidency calls for an investigation into the UN's role since the August election.
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'Different' Afghan strategy urged

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 14:44
related countries: United States United States

Forces in Afghanistan will have to adopt a "dramatically different" strategy to ensure success, the top US general there says.
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Obama Afghan review to last weeks

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 2:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama will take several more weeks to review strategy in Afghanistan, the White House says.
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Social work

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 23:57
related countries: United States United States

US Marines try to win Afghan hearts and minds
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Afghan sacking 'sends bad signal'

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 23:20

The UN Afghan envoy apparently dismissed in a row about election fraud tells the BBC the move sent "a terrible signal" about the UN.
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Afghan debate

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 19:32
related countries: United States United States

Is stamping out safe havens a realistic US aim?
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UN recalls envoy from Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 16:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Senior

The UN recalls one of its senior officials from Afghanistan following a row over the August presidential vote.
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RAF leaflet box kills Afghan girl

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 7:16

An investigation begins into the death of an Afghan girl who died when a box of leaflets dropped by an RAF aircraft landed on her.
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RAF leaflet box kills Afghan girl

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 7:16

An investigation begins into the death of an Afghan girl who died when a box of leaflets dropped by an RAF aircraft landed on her.
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Afghan war 'not just US battle'

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 18:42
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama stresses the joint fight with Nato, as he meets its leader for talks on Afghanistan.
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US 'bomb plot' man denies charges

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 16:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

An Afghan-born man charged with plotting to carry out bomb attacks on the US pleads not guilty in a New York court.
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Afghan bus bombing kills dozens

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 12:07
related places: Kandahar

At least 30 civilians are killed as a bus hits a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, officials say.
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Nato chief calls for US support

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 2:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Anders Fogh Rasmussen tries to calm US "doubts" over Nato's commitment in Afghanistan in his first US speech.
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Counting the cost

Monday, September 28th 2009, 16:46

Stakes are high as Afghan votes are recounted
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Afghan storm kills French troops

Sunday, September 27th 2009, 9:56
related countries: France France

Three French soldiers are killed in a violent storm in north-eastern Afghanistan, the French military says.
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Afghan minister 'survives blast'

Sunday, September 27th 2009, 7:27
related places: Herat

Afghan Energy Minister Ismail Khan survives a bomb attack that kills four in the western city of Herat, police say.
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More troops sought in Afghanistan

Sunday, September 27th 2009, 2:26
related countries: United States United States

The senior US military commander in Afghanistan has formally requested more troops to combat the resurgent Taliban.
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UK soldier rides bike to raise funds for rescued Afghan puppies

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 13:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A soldier goes on a sponsored cycle ride to raise funds for stray pups rescued from Afghanistan's battle zones.
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Iraq legacy for Afghan campaign

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 11:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Hugh Sykes reflects on how British forces might learn vital lessons for Afghanistan from their experiences in Iraq.
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US man linked to 9/11 train plot

Friday, September 25th 2009, 18:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

An Afghan-born US man may have plotted an attack in New York for the 9/11 anniversary this month, a prosecutor says.
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'Bin Laden' urges Afghan pull-out

Friday, September 25th 2009, 17:43

Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden urges European nations to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, in a new audio message.
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US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Friday, September 25th 2009, 9:05
related countries: United States United States

Five US servicemen are killed in three separate attacks across southern Afghanistan, the US military says.
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US charges suspect in 'bomb plot'

Friday, September 25th 2009, 1:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

An Afghan-born US man is charged with plotting to carry out attacks after learning in Pakistan how to make bombs.
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US commander denies Afghan rift

Thursday, September 24th 2009, 5:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

The top US military commander in Afghanistan denies a rift with the White House over sending more troops to Afghanistan.
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Al-Qaeda video threat to Germany

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 21:41
related countries: Germany Germany

Security is tightened in Germany after al-Qaeda videos emerge threatening attacks if troops do not leave Afghanistan.
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'Terror plot' Afghans denied bail

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 15:35
related countries: United States United States

Two Afghan-born men charged with lying to officials about a plot to launch attacks in the US are denied bail after court hearings.
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Obama's dilemma

Monday, September 21st 2009, 19:45
related countries: United States United States

Tough task of selling Afghan policy to US public
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US in Afghanistan failure warning

Monday, September 21st 2009, 17:27
related countries: United States United States

The US mission in Afghanistan will "fail" unless troops are increased, the top military commander there says in a confidential report.
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Italians mourn Afghanistan dead

Monday, September 21st 2009, 11:18
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italy holds a day of mourning for six soldiers killed in a bomb attack in Afghanistan last week, with a state funeral in Rome.
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Can the mission in Afghanistan succeed?

Monday, September 21st 2009, 11:18
related countries: United States United States

A top US general said the mission will "likely result in failure" if there is no change of strategy. What is your view?
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