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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

Afghans probe girls' 'poisoning'

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 11:17

Afghan authorities investigate whether about 90 schoolgirls who fell ill were the victims of deliberate poisoning.
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'Drone kills eight in Pakistan'

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 5:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone kill at least eight people in Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, officials say.
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US sacks top Afghanistan general

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 1:05
related countries: United States United States

The US defence secretary says he forced out the top American general in Afghanistan because "new thinking" was needed.
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US to review Afghan air strikes

Monday, May 11th 2009, 4:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

A top US general orders a probe into the use of air strikes in Afghanistan, following protests about civilian casualties.
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Afghan death toll not confirmed

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 14:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Farah

A joint US-Afghan inquiry confirms civilians died in recent US air strikes in Farah but does not clarify the number of dead.
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Karzai urges US to stop strikes

Friday, May 8th 2009, 22:50
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai calls on the US to halt air strikes in his country, following an attack that killed civilians.
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Rudd denies hair-dryer tantrum

Friday, May 8th 2009, 11:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd denies allegations he "threw a wobbly" in Afghanistan over a hair-dryer.
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Afghan diary

Friday, May 8th 2009, 10:57
related countries: United States United States

US soldier at the heart of counter-insurgency work
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Deadly blast hits Afghan province

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 15:02

A suicide bomb attack on a troop convoy kills at least 12 people in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say.
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Afghan anger at deadly US strikes

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 14:52
related countries: United States United States

Hundreds of Afghans stage angry protests at the deaths of civilians in US air strikes earlier this week.
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Afghan anger at deadly US strikes

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 10:42
related countries: United States United States

Hundreds of Afghans stage angry protests at the deaths of civilians in US air strikes earlier this week.
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How can the Taleban be defeated?

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 7:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US, Afghanistan and Pakistan say they are united in defeating al-Qaeda. Can that goal be achieved?
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Obama hails unity over al-Qaeda

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 7:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Barack Obama says after talks with the Afghan and Pakistani leaders that they are united in the goal of defeating al-Qaeda.
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US 'deeply' regrets Afghan deaths

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 18:46
related countries: United States United States

The US "deeply, deeply" regrets the death of Afghan civilians killed by an air strike, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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Under fire

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 17:52
related countries: United States United States

US Congress worried by 'Af-Pak' strategy
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US Afghan strikes 'killed dozens'

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 15:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Red Cross

The Red Cross says US strikes in western Afghanistan killed dozens of civilians as President Karzai visits Washington for talks.
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US planes 'kill Afghan civilians'

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 20:50
related countries: United States United States

An Afghan official tells the BBC of claims that US air strikes in western Afghanistan killed more than 20 civilians.
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Afghan diary

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 19:55
related countries: United States United States

Adrenalin rush as US troops deal with Taleban fire
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Afghanistan attacks leave 25 dead

Monday, May 4th 2009, 11:06

Bomb attacks in eastern and southern Afghanistan kill at least 25 people including civilians, officials say.
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Karzai registers for re-election

Monday, May 4th 2009, 7:06

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai registers as a candidate for the 20 August elections, vowing to "serve the people".
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'Taleban killed' in Pakistan raid

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 8:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 13 Taleban militants and two Pakistani soldiers are killed in a battle near the Afghan border, the Pakistan army says.
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Afghan attack kills Isaf troops

Friday, May 1st 2009, 21:52

Five coalition soldiers have been killed after coming under attack from insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, Nato says.
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Kabul spectacle

Friday, May 1st 2009, 20:59

English visitors bring cricket delight to Afghanistan
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Afghan diary

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 10:26
related countries: United States United States

Embedded with the US Spartans taking on the Taleban
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Australia boosting Afghan force

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 5:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia is to send 450 more troops to Afghanistan because of what its PM calls the deteriorating security situation.
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UK PM to unveil Afghan strategy

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 2:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown will tell parliament how the UK will take a new approach to the war in Afghanistan.
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Tight security at Afghan ceremony

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 17:13

Police are patrolling the Afghan capital, as a ceremony is held to mark the 17th anniversary of the overthrow of the Communists.
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Brown visits Afghanistan troops

Monday, April 27th 2009, 12:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK PM Gordon Brown warns of a "crucible of terrorism" in the Afghanistan and Pakistan border area as he visits the region.
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Poetry and pain

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 23:19

How Pashto verse reflects tragedy of the Afghan war
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Deadly suicide attack in Kandahar

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 9:33
related places: Kandahar

At least three policemen are killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, officials say.
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US to issue 'prison abuse' photos

Friday, April 24th 2009, 19:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US is about to release hundreds of photographs showing alleged prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghans get first national park

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 15:56

Afghanistan creates its first national park in a spectacular mountainous region of deep blue lakes and natural dams.
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Pakistan lays Balochistan blame

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 14:59
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan accuses India and Afghanistan of wanting to destabilise Pakistan in supporting rebels in Balochistan province.
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Afghan cricketers back as heroes

Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 15:25
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Kabul

The Afghan national cricket team makes a triumphant return to Kabul after its heroics in South Africa.
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Afghanistan to boost police force

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 15:22

Afghanistan plans to recruit 15,000 new police officers in time for the presidential election in August, the interior minister says.
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Deadly quakes strike Afghanistan

Friday, April 17th 2009, 6:49

Two earthquakes hit eastern Afghanistan leaving at least 22 people dead and dozens injured, reports say.
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Explosion on asylum seekers' boat

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 8:04
related countries: Australia Australia

Three people are killed in a blast on a boat carrying Afghan asylum seekers that had been intercepted by the Australian navy.
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Afghan 'anti-rape' women attacked

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 13:31
related places: Kabul

Dozens of Afghan women who tried to protest against a new law they say legalises rape within marriage are attacked in the capital Kabul.
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Taleban 'kill love affair couple'

Tuesday, April 14th 2009, 9:52

The Taleban in Afghanistan publicly shoot dead a young couple who they said had tried to elope to marry, officials say.
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One-way flight to Afghan outback

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 11:14

A visit to a new school in Afghanistan turns into an unforgettable 21-hour journey for Ian Pannell when he is abandoned by his American hosts.
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Obama seeks extra funds for wars

Friday, April 10th 2009, 4:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama is seeking $83.4bn to fund operations in Afghanistan and Iraq this year, sources reveal.
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Afghan suicide bomber kills five

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 9:28

Policemen and a child are among five killed in a suicide bomb attack in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, police say.
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S Asia foes 'face common threat'

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 14:15
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US envoy Richard Holbrooke calls for India, Pakistan and the US to work together to defeat Islamic militants.
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Iranian dream

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 23:35
related countries: Iran Iran

Afghan migrants yearn for better life over border
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Dutch soldier dies in Afghan raid

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 7:11
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A rocket attack on a Nato base in southern Afghanistan leaves a Dutch soldier dead and five injured.
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Roman police find sewer children

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 21:17
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italian police find more than 100 immigrants, including 24 Afghan children, living in sewers beneath railway stations in Rome.
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Extra Nato troops for Afghan poll

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 15:54
related countries: France France

Nato agrees to boost troop numbers to cover the Afghan presidential election at a summit marred by street violence.
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Karzai orders urgent law review

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 15:42

The Afghan president orders an urgent review of a controversial new law that critics say might tolerate rape within marriage.
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New Afghan law worries Nato chief

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 11:45

Nato's head Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says planned new Afghan women's laws could harm future Nato involvement.
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What has Nato achieved?

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 6:36

Nato has agreed to boost troop numbers to cover the Afghan presidential election in August. What will this achieve?
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Aid agencies issue Afghan warning

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 6:29

Leading charities warn that increased military deployments in Afghanistan could lead to more civilian casualties.
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Foreign detainees 'have US right'

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 18:42
related countries: United States United States

A US judge rules that suspects held by the US in Afghanistan have the right to challenge their detention in US courts.
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Russia may offer US Afghan access

Thursday, April 2nd 2009, 15:03
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia agrees to discuss the transit of American military supplies to Afghanistan across its territory.
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Afghan 'anti-women law' attacked

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 17:27

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is urged to abolish a new law that the UN and aid agencies say legalises rape within marriage.
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Afghan rebels 'getting stronger'

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 15:49
related countries: United States United States

Afghan insurgents are gaining strength but will be fought "relentlessly" by US troops, the top US regional commander says.
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Iran denies US claims of meeting

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 14:25
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran

Tehran denies a US statement that an Iranian representative held talks with a senior US official at an Afghanistan conference.
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Many killed in 'US drone attack'

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 11:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A missile fired by a suspected US drone kills at least 14 people in Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, eyewitnesses say.
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'10 dead' in Afghanistan attack

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 11:39
related places: Kandahar

A suicide attack on a local council building in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar kills at least 10 people, officials say.
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Key Afghan-Pakistan talks due

Wednesday, April 1st 2009, 5:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Turkey Turkey

The Afghan president meets his Pakistani counterpart in Turkey for talks on ways to combat Islamic militants.
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Iran and US hold 'cordial' talks

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 17:04
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US envoy to Afghanistan had "a cordial exchange" with a senior Iranian official, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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Afghan army 'kills 30 militants'

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 13:35
related countries: United States United States

Afghan and US troops kill 30 insurgents in the central province of Uruzgan, the local police chief tells the BBC.
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Clinton urges Afghanistan unity

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 13:07
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state says help from countries around the world is needed if Afghanistan is to develop peacefully.
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Nine die in Afghanistan attack

Monday, March 30th 2009, 17:11

Nine people have died in a suicide bomb attack on a police compound in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan leader 'can stay in power'

Sunday, March 29th 2009, 19:37

The Afghan Supreme Court rules Hamid Karzai may remain president until elections later this year.
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Pakistan army raid 'kills rebels'

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 18:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's army says troops, backed by artillery and helicopter gunships, have killed 26 militants in a raid near the Afghan border.
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Afghan leader welcomes US review

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 14:34
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai praises a US review of strategy in the region, saying it was better than he expected.
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