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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

US officer 'stole Iraq aid funds'

Friday, March 6th 2009, 7:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A US army captain is charged with stealing nearly $700,000 intended for Iraq and Afghan relief efforts.
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Clinton pushes for Afghan meeting

Friday, March 6th 2009, 4:14
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

The US Secretary of State calls for a conference on Afghanistan to get all countries involved, including Iran, to work together.
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Nato to discuss Afghanistan

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 7:24
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due at her first Nato meeting, with Russia and Afghanistan topping the agenda.
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Kyrgyz U-turn on US base mooted

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 18:20
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, United States United States

Kyrgyzstan's president raises the possibility of US troops remaining at a key airbase that supports operations in Afghanistan.
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Afghan elections set for August

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 15:18

Afghanistan's Election Commission rejects President Karzai's call for April elections, saying they will take place on 20 August.
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Main US Afghan base is attacked

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 10:25
related countries: United States United States

The main US base in southern Afghanistan is hit by at least one explosion, officials say.
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US Afghan supplies cross Russia

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 16:47
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

A first shipment of non-military supplies has crossed Russia on its way to US forces in Afghanistan, a Russian news agency says.
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UN concern over Afghan elections

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 3:55

A senior UN official says it will be nearly impossible to hold credible elections in Afghanistan in April, as ordered by President Karzai.
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Missiles 'kill seven' in Pakistan

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 14:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Missiles fired by US unmanned aircraft kill seven people close to Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, reports say.
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US resists Karzai poll date call

Sunday, March 1st 2009, 4:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: August

The US says it prefers an August date for elections in Afghanistan, despite President Hamid Karzai's call for an April poll.
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Afghan president urges April poll

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 18:00

Afghan President Hamid Karzai calls for polls to be held in April - earlier than the date set by the electoral commission.
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Election confusion

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 17:52

Afghan president's poll call does little to ease tension
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Afghan president urges April poll

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 14:55

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai urges the country to hold elections in May, rather than August as decided by the electoral commission.
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Key Afghan-Pakistani talks in US

Friday, February 27th 2009, 0:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US agrees with Afghanistan and Pakistan to hold regular talks to tackle rising violence in their volatile border region.
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US lifts ban on war dead photos

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 22:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US defence department ends a ban on news photos of the coffins of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Taleban reconciliation 'possible'

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 22:38

The governor of Afghanistan's Helmand province tells the BBC that the Taleban insurgency can eventually be defeated.
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Remote hope

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 17:52

Change slow to come to isolated Afghan north
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Afghan blast 'kills four troops'

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

Four soldiers from the international coalition are killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the US military says.
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Japan to pay Afghan police salary

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 10:57
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan says it will pay the salaries of 80,000 Afghan police officers for six months as part of its drive to help regeneration.
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'No US rights' for Bagram inmates

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 3:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bagram

Detainees being held at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan cannot use US courts to challenge their detention, the US says.
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Role models?

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 1:08

Curbing the Afghan Taleban with the help of tribal militias
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US finds new Afghan supply route

Friday, February 20th 2009, 12:18
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan, United States United States, Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

Tajikistan and Uzbekistan agree to allow Nato supplies for Afghanistan through their territory, the US says.
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Obama pledges to work with Canada

Friday, February 20th 2009, 0:46
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Barack Obama, in his first foreign trip as US president, promises to co-operate with Canada on trade, energy and Afghanistan.
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Afghan challenges

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 22:59

Nato faces bleak times in unstable Afghanistan
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Nato 'can't allow Afghan failure'

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 21:59

Nato chief Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says that failure in Afghanistan is "not an option" but that military force alone is not a solution.
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US faces fresh Afghan obstacles

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 16:55
related countries: United States United States

Kyrgyzstan votes to close an air base key to US efforts in Afghanistan, as Washington urges Nato to send more troops there.
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Kyrgyz MPs vote to shut US base

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 9:27
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, United States United States

Kyrgyzstan's parliament votes in favour of closing a strategic US air base that supports US and Nato operations in Afghanistan.
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Kyrgyzstan to vote on key US base

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 1:09
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, United States United States

Kyrgyzstan's parliament is to vote on whether to close an air base which the US uses to support Afghan operations.
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Afghanistan hails 'new US ties'

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 17:08
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is turning a new page in US ties, his spokesman says, as 17,000 more American troops are pledged.
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Raids seize $71m of Afghan heroin

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 12:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Afghan troops have seized heroin and drug-making chemicals in Afghanistan worth millions of pounds.
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US to boost troops in Afghanistan

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 9:17
related countries: United States United States

President Obama authorises the deployment of 17,000 extra US troops to Afghanistan to "meet urgent security needs".
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Drug abuse hampers Afghan police

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 5:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sixty per cent of police in Afghanistan's Helmand province use drugs, according to British estimates obtained by the BBC.
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Raids seize $71m of Afghan heroin

Wednesday, February 18th 2009, 4:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Afghan troops have seized heroin and drug-making chemicals in Afghanistan worth more than £50m ($71m).
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Alarm over Afghan civilian deaths

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 14:05

The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan's conflict jumps nearly 40%, with more than 2,000 killed last year, the UN says.
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Conflict voices

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 9:14

Memories of Soviet Afghan war 20 years after pull-out
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 5:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British army soldier has been killed in Helmand province in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Jail upheld in Afghan Koran case

Monday, February 16th 2009, 16:32

An Afghanistan court upholds 20-year prison terms for two men who published a translation of the Koran which contained errors.
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Muslim Battalions

Monday, February 16th 2009, 14:47

Central Asia's role in the Soviet-Afghan war
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Holbrooke holds key India talks

Monday, February 16th 2009, 14:19
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

New US envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, holds talks with Indian leaders on the last leg of a regional tour.
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'US missile strikes' hit Pakistan

Monday, February 16th 2009, 9:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

At least 18 people are reported dead in a suspected US drone attack in north-west Pakistan near the Afghan border.
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In pictures

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 18:54

Soviet war veterans mark Afghan anniversary
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US to include Afghans in review

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 16:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

The Obama administration is to include Afghanistan in a major US policy review of the region, President Hamid Karzai says.
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'US strike' kills 27 in Pakistan

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 19:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistani officials say a suspected US missile attack near the Afghan border has left at least 27 militants dead.
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Kabul 20 years after the Soviets

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 18:24
related places: Kabul

Lyse Doucet looks back 20 years to when she was in Kabul and Soviet troops were pulling out of Afghanistan.
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Pakistan missile hit 'kills 20'

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 6:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistani officials say a suspected US missile attack near the Afghan border has left at least 20 people dead.
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History lesson

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 0:04

Soviet veterans see mistakes repeated in Afghan war
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Australia probes Afghan killings

Friday, February 13th 2009, 8:58

Australia says it is investigating an incident in which its soldiers reportedly killed five children in an exchange with the Taleban.
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US 'lost track of Afghan weapons'

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 16:41
related countries: United States United States

The US has failed to keep proper records of many thousands of weapons shipped to Afghanistan, a report says.
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Deadly attacks hit Afghan capital

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 14:39
related places: Kabul

An assault on government buildings in the Afghan capital, Kabul, leaves at least 27 people, including eight attackers, dead.
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Afghans 'urgently need US troops'

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 5:52
related countries: United States United States

The most senior US soldier, Adm Mike Mullen, says more US troops are needed urgently in Afghanistan.
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Obama warning on Pakistan 'haven'

Tuesday, February 10th 2009, 7:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US President Barack Obama says he will not allow "safe havens" for militants in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
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Kazakhstan to allow US shipments

Monday, February 9th 2009, 12:31
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, United States United States

Kazakhstan says it will allow the US to ship non-military cargo through its territory to Afghanistan.
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Afghan people 'losing confidence'

Monday, February 9th 2009, 11:00

Afghans are increasingly pessimistic about the future with support for the government and Nato falling, a BBC/ABC poll finds.
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'Jilted bride'

Monday, February 9th 2009, 0:40
related countries: India India

'Abandoned' Afghan wife takes her fight to India
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Afghanistan 'tougher than Iraq'

Sunday, February 8th 2009, 14:37
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The new US special envoy to Afghanistan says winning the conflict there will be "much tougher" than in Iraq.
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Italy agrees to boost Afghan force

Saturday, February 7th 2009, 9:40
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy is to increase its contribution to Nato forces in Afghanistan by 800 to 2,800 troops this year, the BBC learns.
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Kyrgyz closure of US base 'final'

Friday, February 6th 2009, 20:12
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, United States United States

Kyrgyzstan says it will not reverse a decision to close a US base vital to US and Nato forces in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan militant raid 'kills 50'

Friday, February 6th 2009, 15:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistani helicopter gunships attack Islamist militants in the Khyber region, killing more than 50 fighters, officials say.
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Russia allows US Afghan supplies

Friday, February 6th 2009, 11:37
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Moscow

Moscow says it has agreed to a US request to ship non-military supplies for its troops in Afghanistan across Russian territory.
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Out of favour

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 18:36
related countries: United States United States

Why US-Afghan relations are at an all-time low
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High hopes for Afghan cricket team

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 11:33
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

The Afghan cricket team has got into the final qualifying round for the Cricket World Cup finals in 2011. William Reeve, was beside the pitch to cheer the team on at their latest victory in Buenos Aires.
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Kyrgyzstan delays vote on US base

Thursday, February 5th 2009, 6:51
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, United States United States

Kyrgyzstan's parliament prepares to debate the closure of a key US air base supporting US and Nato operations in Afghanistan.
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Kyrgyzstan moves to shut US base

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 11:03
related countries: United States United States

Kyrgyzstan's government submits a decree to parliament for the closure of a key US air base in the Central Asian state.
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Afghanistan 'priority', says UN

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 10:58
related places: Kabul

UN head Ban Ki-moon begins a key regional visit in Kabul, with a pledge that Afghanistan will be a priority this year.
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Cabinet 'ignores' Afghan cricket

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 19:18

Afghan cricketers are dismayed not to get government recognition after reaching the final stages of the World Cup.
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Pakistan bridge blast cuts supply

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 16:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Suspected militants in north-west Pakistan blow up a bridge, cutting a crucial supply link to Nato forces in Afghanistan.
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Afghan bomber kills 21 policemen

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 17:34

A suicide bomber in police uniform blows himself up inside a police station in south Afghanistan, killing 21 officers, police say.
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Afghan presidential vote delayed

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 11:21

Afghanistan's presidential elections are delayed from May until August because of security concerns and other problems.
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