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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

Court to probe Afghan war crimes

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 7:31

The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court says he is probing possible war crimes in Afghanistan.
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Afghan election process 'biased'

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 3:46

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah tells the BBC the election commission is biased towards President Hamid Karzai.
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Kabul double act

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 23:52
related countries: United States United States

John Simpson meets two key US figures
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Afghan sceptics alarm Nato chief

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 15:52

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he is concerned by growing scepticism about the war in Afghanistan.
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Four die in Afghan rescue mission

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 14:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A kidnapped Western journalist is freed in a raid in Afghanistan, but a UK soldier and three Afghan civilians are killed.
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EU trio call for UN Afghan summit

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 13:39
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain, France and Germany urge the UN to hold a major conference on Afghanistan's future by the end of the year.
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Four killed in Afghan rescue mission

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 11:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK soldier dies in a raid to free a kidnapped Western journalist, which also leaves his Afghan colleague and two civilians dead.
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Four killed in Afghan rescue mission

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 10:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK soldier dies in a raid to free a kidnapped Western journalist, which also leaves his Afghan colleague and two civilians dead.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan rescue bid

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 9:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A member of the British forces is killed during a rescue operation for a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.
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UK reporter freed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 6:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British journalist who was kidnapped in Afghanistan is freed by Nato troops, but his translator dies in the raid, reports say.
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Nato lorries torched in Pakistan

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 5:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Gunmen in Pakistan set fire to lorries carrying fuel for Nato forces in Afghanistan, police say.
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Recount clouds Karzai poll lead

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 21:56

President Karzai passes the 50% mark needed for victory in the Afghan presidential poll, but fraud claims cast doubt on the result.
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Deadly day for US troops overseas

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 16:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Four US soldiers die in roadside bombings in Iraq while four more are killed in fighting in eastern Afghanistan.
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Merkel regrets Afghan raid deaths

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 12:14
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Chancellor Merkel says she "deeply regrets" any loss of innocent life caused by an air strike in Afghanistan.
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Recounts ordered in Afghan vote

Tuesday, September 8th 2009, 12:04

The Afghan poll complaints commission orders a number of audits and recounts of votes from last month's presidential election.
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Taliban demand air strike inquiry

Monday, September 7th 2009, 12:17
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan Taliban call for an international inquiry into a US air raid which a human rights group says killed up to 70 civilians.
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Germany seeks Afghan raid answers

Monday, September 7th 2009, 6:43
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for an urgent investigation into a deadly airstrike in Afghanistan on Friday.
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'Three die' in Kabul rocket blast

Monday, September 7th 2009, 4:55
related places: Kabul

A rocket attack on the Afghan capital Kabul kills three civilians, a senior police official says.
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After the poll

Monday, September 7th 2009, 4:11

What happened to the Afghan village wary of voting?
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Karzai closer to Afghan poll win

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 19:08

Afghan President Hamid Karzai edges closer to the 50% threshold needed to avoid a run-off, latest election results show.
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US general sees strike aftermath

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 17:01
related countries: United States United States

The head of international forces in Afghanistan visits the site of an air strike amid reports that civilians were among scores killed.
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Defining moment for Afghanistan

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 11:01

Election officials in Afghanistan are investigating scores of claims of fraud in the presidential election. The BBC's Chris Morris says the outcome will be a critical moment for Afghanistan.
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New Afghan 'poll frauds' emerge

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 9:44

The BBC learns of new fraud allegations from Afghanistan's election, but the deadline for complaints has passed.
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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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