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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

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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New focus

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 23:06

Gates shifts America's attention to Afghanistan
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Afghanistan is 'greatest' US test

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 19:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Congress

Afghanistan is the Obama administration's greatest military challenge, Defence Secretary Robert Gates tells Congress.
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Nato strains

Monday, January 26th 2009, 21:15
related countries: United States United States

Obama's US wants allies to do their bit in Afghanistan
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Karzai anger at US strike deaths

Sunday, January 25th 2009, 17:06
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan president criticises a US military strike said to have killed civilians, saying such incidents strengthened rebels.
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Afghanistan raid leaves 15 dead

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 10:01
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces killed 15 militants in eastern Afghanistan, the US military says, but local officials say civilians died in the raid.
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Obama appoints key hotspot envoys

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 11:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Obama names envoys to the Middle East and Pakistan and Afghanistan after ordering Guantanamo Bay to close.
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Karzai hails Guantanamo closure

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 10:48
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomes the decision by new US President Barack Obama to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.
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Kandahar casualty

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 20:46

The Afghan hospital treating Taleban and civilians
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New Afghan civilian deaths probe

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 14:41

The US military in Afghanistan investigates reports of civilian deaths after a fresh plea by President Karzai to prevent them.
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Trauma nation

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 18:40

Coping with mental disorder in Afghanistan
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Afghan raids 'kill 22 militants'

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 7:51
related countries: United States United States

US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan say they have killed 22 militants in clashes in the south and east of the country.
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Afghan raids 'kill 22 militants'

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 7:51
related countries: United States United States

US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan say they have killed 22 militants in clashes in the south and east of the country.
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Fresh attacks on Pakistan schools

Monday, January 19th 2009, 11:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Taleban militants blow up five more schools in north-west Pakistan despite a government pledge to safeguard education.
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Nato chief faults Afghan leaders

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 17:07

Nato's secretary general says Afghan government corruption is as much to blame as insurgents for instability.
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Five die in Kabul suicide attack

Saturday, January 17th 2009, 15:13
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Kabul

A suicide car bomber strikes in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing four civilians and an American soldier.
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Afghan general dies in air crash

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 13:04

A top Afghan general and 12 other soldiers die when their helicopter crashes in bad weather in the west of the country.
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US general in Central Asia visit

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 16:05
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, United States United States

Top US commander Gen David Petraeus visits Kazakhstan to discuss support for US operations in Afghanistan.
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US Afghan tribe plan 'is risky'

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 15:07
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan's ambassador in the US says a US-backed plan to form local tribal groups to combat the insurgency is risky.
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Karzai 'to show India solidarity'

Monday, January 12th 2009, 7:04
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi, Mumbai

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is meeting India's PM in Delhi and is expected to express support after Mumbai.
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Australians 'kill Taleban chief'

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 19:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian special forces kill a senior Taleban leader in Afghanistan, the Australian Defence Ministry says.
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Biden and Karzai in Kabul meeting

Saturday, January 10th 2009, 23:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

US Vice-President elect Joe Biden meets Afghanistan's president to discuss the country's need for help in reconstruction.
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