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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.

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Afghanistan: news

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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Who rules us?

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 14:11

Why the elections matter in remotest Afghanistan
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Afghanistan struck by twin blasts

Thursday, August 13th 2009, 11:37

Two bombs in Afghanistan kill at least 14 people, including several children, just days ahead of elections, officials say.
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Fighters kill Afghan police chief

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 9:04

Militants kill a district police chief during an attack in northern Afghanistan, just days ahead of nationwide elections.
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Grim reapers

Tuesday, August 11th 2009, 1:17

Discontent among Afghan farmers who gave up poppy
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Militants launch Afghan attacks

Monday, August 10th 2009, 15:57
related places: Kabul

Militants attack government and police buildings near the Afghan capital, Kabul, days ahead of nationwide elections.
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US to target 'Afghan drug lords'

Monday, August 10th 2009, 13:26
related countries: United States United States

The US puts 50 Afghan drug trafficking suspects on a list of people to be "captured or killed", the New York Times reports.
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NZ to deploy SAS to Afghanistan

Monday, August 10th 2009, 11:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand is to send a contingent of elite troops to Afghanistan, Prime Minister John Key announces.
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UK 'may have 40-year Afghan role'

Saturday, August 8th 2009, 15:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK could be committed to Afghanistan for many years beyond the military phase, the next head of the Army says.
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Afghanistan 'needs more troops'

Friday, August 7th 2009, 12:14

New Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says that more foreign troops are needed in Afghanistan.
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Three UK troops killed in Afghanistan

Friday, August 7th 2009, 11:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British soldiers from the Parachute Regiment have been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Afghan bomb kills four US troops

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 18:28
related countries: United States United States

Nato says four American service members have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in western Afghanistan.
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Bomb strikes Afghan wedding party

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 15:07

A roadside bomb in Afghanistan kills a group of people travelling to a wedding in the south of the country, officials say.
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Nato in pledge on Afghan deaths

Thursday, August 6th 2009, 5:56

The new Nato chief says he is determined to reduce civilian casualties in Afghanistan to an absolute minimum.
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Outrage over Afghan child deaths

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 10:41

Three children and a man are killed in an overnight air strike by foreign forces, angry villagers in southern Afghanistan say.
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Rocket attack on Afghan capital

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 14:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

Suspected Taliban militants fire rockets into the Afghan capital, Kabul, as security fears mount ahead of elections.
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UK Afghan helicopters 'unsafe'

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 12:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK helicopters to be sent to Afghanistan may lack adequate protection for combat, the Daily Telegraph says.
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Afghan priority for new Nato head

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 17:12

Nato's priority must be the Afghan war, including talks with Taliban members, the alliance's new head says.
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Bomb blast hits west Afghan city

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 5:54
related places: Herat

A bomb attack in the western Afghan city of Herat kills at least 12 people and injures many more, officials say.
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More US troops die in Afghanistan

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 10:55
related countries: United States United States

Three more US soldiers die in Afghanistan in one of the worst weekends for foreign forces since the fall of the Taliban.
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Call for UK to revise Afghan role

Sunday, August 2nd 2009, 10:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK troops have suffered "significant mission creep" in Afghanistan and should focus on security, MPs say.
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Western troops die in Afghanistan

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 15:45
related countries: France France, United States United States

Four soldiers - three American and one French - are killed in gun and bomb attacks in Afghanistan, military officials say.
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US pledge to reduce Afghan deaths

Friday, July 31st 2009, 21:13
related countries: United States United States

The new US commander in Afghanistan vows to work to reduce civilian deaths after a UN report showed they had risen.
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Afghan civilian deaths increase

Friday, July 31st 2009, 17:57

More than 1,000 civilians were killed in conflict in Afghanistan in the first six months of 2009, a 24% rise, the UN says.
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Taliban urge Afghan poll boycott

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 10:57

The Taliban call on Afghans to boycott August elections and order their fighters to try to prevent the vote taking place.
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Tajik summit to tackle security

Thursday, July 30th 2009, 8:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Tajikistan Tajikistan

Tajikistan hosts a regional security summit amid fears the conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan are spreading.
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Gun attack on Afghan campaigner

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 11:13

A campaign manager for Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah is seriously injured after gunmen attack his vehicle.
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US, UK urge Taliban 'integration'

Monday, July 27th 2009, 19:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Top US and British officials call for the inclusion of Taliban fighters who renounce extremism in Afghanistan's political life.
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UK urges change in Afghan strategy

Monday, July 27th 2009, 14:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's foreign secretary backs talks with moderate elements of the Taliban as part of a change of emphasis in Afghanistan.
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Can Afghanistan's future be secured?

Monday, July 27th 2009, 9:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's foreign secretary has called for a change in emphasis in strategy in Afghanistan. Will a change work?
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Afghanistan 'agrees Taliban deal'

Monday, July 27th 2009, 8:38

Afghan officials agree a truce with the Taliban in a north-western province ahead of elections next month.
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UK minister speaks on Afghan mission

Monday, July 27th 2009, 0:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK foreign secretary will address Nato on options for the international coalition to achieve victory in Afghanistan.
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Afghan election hopeful attacked

Sunday, July 26th 2009, 14:20

Mohammed Qasim Fahim, Afghan President Hamid Karzai's running mate, survives an assassination attempt, officials say.
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Sceptical voters

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 23:51

Testing the popular mood on an Afghan bus journey
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Pakistani held over Polish death

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 22:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Poland Poland
related places: Taliban

Pakistani police arrest a former right-wing MP accused of ordering the Taliban murder of an abducted Polish engineer.
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Suicide bombers hit Afghan city

Saturday, July 25th 2009, 19:10

Taliban suicide bombers strike government targets in Khost, eastern Afghanistan, the latest attack ahead of August polls.
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Afghan woman MP lists 'enemies'

Friday, July 24th 2009, 23:29

A female member of the Afghan parliament strongly criticises Nato forces in the country - and the Taliban and Afghan "warlords".
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Afghan woman MP lists 'enemies'

Friday, July 24th 2009, 22:25

A female member of the Afghan parliament, Malalai Joya, strongly criticises Nato forces in the country - and the Taliban and Afghan 'warlords'.
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Karzai 'to review foreign forces'

Friday, July 24th 2009, 14:53

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will will review agreements with foreign forces in Afghanistan if re-elected.
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TV debate for Afghan contenders

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 19:05

A TV debate between Afghan presidential candidates goes ahead, despite incumbent Hamid Karzai's withdrawal.
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Afghan war is 'worth the effort'

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 9:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The war against the Afghan Taliban is in the national interest of the US and Europe, US Vice-President Joe Biden tells the BBC.
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UK minister admits Afghan shortage

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 11:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lord Malloch Brown rows back on comments made in a interview that Britain did not have enough helicopters in Afghanistans.
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Afghan plan

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 22:04
related countries: United States United States

The US looks to make progress in a troubled country
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Afghan cities attacked by Taliban

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 14:27

At least five Afghan security personnel and several militants die in a series of Taliban strikes in eastern Afghanistan.
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Filipinos killed in Afghan crash

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 9:01
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The Philippines says that 10 of its nationals died in a helicopter crash at a military base in Afghanistan on Sunday.
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Nato warning over Afghan mission

Tuesday, July 21st 2009, 0:45

Nato's head warns that abandoning the alliance's mission in Afghanistan would have a 'devastating' effect.
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Four US troops die in Afghanistan

Monday, July 20th 2009, 19:17
related countries: United States United States

Four US soldiers have been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, Nato and US officials say.
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US seeks Afghan prison overhaul

Monday, July 20th 2009, 17:51
related countries: United States United States

A US military review is calling for the overhaul of the entire Afghan prison system, Pentagon officials say.
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Nato jet crashes in Afghanistan

Monday, July 20th 2009, 6:32

A Nato fighter jet crashes at an airbase in southern Afghanistan, a day after a civilian helicopter crash at the same base.
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US names soldier in Taliban video

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 16:26
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon identifies a US soldier shown in a Taliban video as a 23-year-old private captured in Afghanistan last month.
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Afghan helicopter crash kills 16

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 12:07
related countries: United States United States

A civilian helicopter crashes in south Afghanistan killing at least 16 people, with Nato saying it was not shot down.
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Army pushes for more helicopters

Friday, July 17th 2009, 20:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown is under fresh pressure after the chief of the defence staff calls for more helicopters in Afghanistan.
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PM 'will listen to Army demands'

Friday, July 17th 2009, 14:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Demands for more equipment for UK forces in Afghanistan will be considered, the government says.
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Troops need more, says Army head

Friday, July 17th 2009, 10:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The head of the British army says better equipment is needed to protect troops from roadside bombs in Afghanistan.
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Afghan blast 'kills at least 11'

Friday, July 17th 2009, 9:44
related places: Kandahar

At least 11 civilians, including five children, are killed in a blast in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, officials say.
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Soldier dies in Afghan explosion

Friday, July 17th 2009, 8:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Routing Taliban 'may take time'

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 10:00
related countries: United States United States

The top military commander in the US, Adm Michael Mullen, says he does not know how long it will take for security to improve in Afghanistan.
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Afghan helicopter crash kills six

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 10:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

At least six civilians are killed when a private helicopter crashes in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, Nato says.
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Obama 'examining Afghan killings'

Monday, July 13th 2009, 12:12

President Obama says he is examining an alleged 2001 Afghan massacre, amid claims the Bush administration resisted inquiries.
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UK Afghan mission support 'rises'

Monday, July 13th 2009, 2:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Public opinion is almost evenly divided over the UK Afghan mission but support is up since 2006, a new poll suggests.
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Memorial service for UK soldiers

Monday, July 13th 2009, 1:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troops will hold a private service later in Afghanistan to remember those killed there in recent days.
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Can Britain succeed in Afghanistan?

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 18:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A lack of helicopters is undermining UK forces' operations and troop protection in Afghanistan, says a group of MPs. Do you agree?
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