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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

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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Afghan bombings kill US Marines

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 18:33

Four US Marines are killed by improvised bombs in Afghanistan, the US military says.
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US president sets Afghan target

Sunday, July 12th 2009, 7:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: August, Allied

Allied forces must stabilise Afghanistan for August elections before devising a new security strategy, Barack Obama says.
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Afghan strategy 'right', Brown says

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 21:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK prime minister defends his Afghan strategy after eight deaths in one day, but warns of a "dangerous battle" ahead.
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UK sticks by Afghan op despite losses

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 14:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband defends the military mission in Afghanistan after eight soldiers die in 24 hours.
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Eight UK troops dead in 24 hours

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 7:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Five more British soldiers have died in Afghanistan, bringing to eight the total killed over 24 hours, the UK says.
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Back on song?

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 1:32
related places: Kabul

Kabul's old maestros struggle in a changed world
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Can a war in Afghanistan be won?

Friday, July 10th 2009, 21:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The number of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan has reached 184. Do you want the troops to stay?
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Two more UK deaths in Afghanistan

Friday, July 10th 2009, 13:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two more British soldiers are killed in Helmand province in Afghanistan, taking the death toll to nine in nine days of fighting.
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Nato denies 'Afpak' imperial plan

Friday, July 10th 2009, 9:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

The head of Nato's military committee says the alliance has no imperial ambitions in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Many killed in Afghan explosion

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 10:26

At least 25 people are killed in an explosion in Logar province in central Afghanistan, police officials say.
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Is Afghan troop strategy right?

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 10:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troops in Afghanistan are not getting the "political backing" they deserve. Do you agree?
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'Twelve die' in Afghan explosion

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 4:44

At least 12 people are killed in an explosion in Logar province in central Afghanistan, police officials say.
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Afghan 'anti-woman law changed'

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 21:00

The Afghan government says it has changed a planned law which critics said legalised rape within marriage.
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Taliban return

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 0:00

Radicals gaining strength in Afghanistan's north
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Kyrgyz-US airbase deal made law

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 13:26
related countries: United States United States

Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev signs into law a deal letting the US continue using an airbase to support international forces in Afghanistan.
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Nato troops killed in Afghan crash

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 7:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier and two Canadian troops are killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Top of the pops

Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 1:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Afghan singing star working the London Tube
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US troops killed in Afghan blasts

Monday, July 6th 2009, 17:11
related countries: United States United States

Six US soldiers with Nato-led forces are killed in two separate bomb explosions in Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan car bomb attack near base

Monday, July 6th 2009, 7:26

At least two people have been killed and many others wounded in a suicide bombing near a major Nato base in southern Afghanistan.
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UK soldiers die in Afghan blast

Sunday, July 5th 2009, 8:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British service personnel have been killed in separate attacks in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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US soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 12:37
related countries: United States United States

The US military says two of its soldiers have been killed in a sustained attack on a military base in eastern Afghanistan.
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UK troops face critical Afghan task

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 11:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK forces in Afghanistan are paying a high price as the Taliban fight back with deadly weapons. Caroline Wyatt, just back from Helmand province, says it is a critical time.
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UK forces 'encounter few Taliban'

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 5:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces on a major operation in Afghanistan say they have encountered little resistance from the Taliban.
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Russia 'agrees US troop transit'

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 22:47
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

An Obama administration official says Russia has agreed to let US troops bound for Afghanistan fly through its airspace.
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US sees 'fierce' Afghan fighting

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 9:22
related countries: United States United States

US forces launching a major offensive in the Afghan province of Helmand say they have met fierce Taliban resistance.
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UK forces launch Taliban assault

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 6:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: More

More than 700 UK troops launch a major offensive against insurgent strongholds in Afghanistan.
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Afghan rebels capture US soldier

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 22:40
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier is captured by militants in eastern Afghanistan, as the US launches a major anti-Taliban offensive in the south.
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US opens 'major Afghan offensive'

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 12:58
related countries: United States United States

The US military says it has begun a large operation against the Taliban in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.
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Reach for the top

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 22:48

Afghan climbers aim for cloud nine with historic ascent
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Afghan guards held after shootout

Monday, June 29th 2009, 13:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kandahar

Forty-one US-trained Afghan guards are arrested in Kandahar after a clash in which the provincial police chief was killed.
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Afghan clash 'kills police chief'

Monday, June 29th 2009, 9:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kandahar

A provincial police chief and at least eight other officers are killed in a clash with US-trained Afghan guards in Kandahar, reports say.
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Afghan clash 'kills police chief'

Monday, June 29th 2009, 8:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kandahar

A provincial police chief and at least six other officers are killed in a clash with US-trained Afghan forces in Kandahar, reports say.
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Ambush kills 12 Pakistan troops

Monday, June 29th 2009, 7:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Taliban militants kill 12 soldiers in an ambush on a Pakistani military convoy near the Afghan border, the army says.
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US changes tack on Afghan poppies

Saturday, June 27th 2009, 17:38
related countries: United States United States

The US is to change the way it deals with Afghanistan's massive poppy growing industry, branding eradication "a failure".
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Kyrgyzstan approves base deal

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 10:06
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, United States United States

Kyrgyzstan's parliament approves a deal allowing the US to continue using an airbase to support Afghan operations.
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'Shift needed' in Afghan combat

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 6:18
related countries: United States United States

US and Nato-led troops in Afghanistan must make a "cultural shift" to protect Afghan civilians, the new US commander says.
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US troops bolster UK in Afghanistan

Thursday, June 25th 2009, 4:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US troops have been sent to Helmand because British forces "lacked capacity", the UK's top commander in Afghanistan says.
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Ex-detainees allege Bagram abuse

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 15:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bagram

A number of former detainees at the US-run Bagram military base in Afghanistan allege they suffered abuse, the BBC hears.
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Militants 'killed in Afghanistan'

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 11:37

Afghan and coalition forces have killed 23 militants including a Taliban commander in the south, an Afghan general says.
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German troops die in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 14:51
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Three German soldiers are killed in Afghanistan when their patrol came under fire, the defence ministry in Berlin says.
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UK forces in major Afghan assault

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 11:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British soldiers are taking part in a major airborne assault on a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
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Militant nexus

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 17:17

The ties on either side of Afghan-Pakistan border
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US 'to limit Afghan air strikes'

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 16:12
related countries: United States United States

The new US commander in Afghanistan is to limit the use of air strikes in a bid to reduce civilian casualties, officials say.
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Two die in US Afghan base attack

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 7:32
related countries: United States United States

Two US soldiers have been killed in a rare rocket attack on the main US base in Afghanistan, officials say.
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US reporter flees Afghan captors

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 21:17
related countries: United States United States

A US journalist kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan last year has managed to escape, the New York Times reports.
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US admits Afghan airstrike errors

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 0:10
related countries: United States United States

US forces in Afghanistan carried out deadly airstrikes without following their own rules, a Pentagon inquiry concludes.
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China mulls Afghan border request

Friday, June 12th 2009, 18:11
related countries: China China

Chinese and Afghan foreign ministry officials may open up a strategically important and beautiful border area, officials say after a meeting.
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US 'to protect Afghan civilians'

Friday, June 12th 2009, 17:08
related countries: United States United States

The incoming US general in Afghanistan says his priority will be to review Nato operations in a bid to reduce civilian casualties.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan blast

Friday, June 12th 2009, 8:30
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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Pakistan deals 'aiding Taliban'

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 6:47
related countries: United States United States

Pakistan's peace deals with the Taliban are behind an upsurge in violence in Afghanistan, a top US official says.
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US admits problems in Afghan raid

Monday, June 8th 2009, 21:03
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon admits problems with last month's air raids in Afghanistan, in the first official remarks on the incident.
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