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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

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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Afghans donate blood for Ashura

Friday, January 9th 2009, 18:50

Around 1,200 Afghan Shia Muslims donate their blood, instead of shedding it, during religious ceremonies for Ashura.
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Afghan bomb 'kills six at market'

Friday, January 9th 2009, 9:37

Six people, including a top police official, die in a suicide bombing at a market in south-west Afghanistan, officials say.
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Dozens killed in Afghan fighting

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 18:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

Coalition forces say they have killed about 50 insurgents in Afghanistan, amid reports of dozens of civilian casualties.
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Afghan foetus 'aborted by razor'

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 14:53

The family of a 14-year-old Afghan rape victim are accused of removing her foetus using a razor without anaesthetic.
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Zardari in Afghanistan for talks

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 13:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari is in Kabul for talks with his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai.
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Kabul winter

Monday, January 5th 2009, 17:56

Facing the cold is a heated issue in Afghanistan
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Australian killed in Afghanistan

Monday, January 5th 2009, 3:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A Taleban rocket attack kills an Australian soldier in south Afghanistan, the eighth to be killed in the country since 2001.
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UK forces take key Taleban bases

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 12:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troops in Afghanistan captured four key Taleban strongholds in the run up to Christmas, the MoD reveals.
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Afghanistan's continuing misery

Saturday, January 3rd 2009, 12:23

More than seven years of Western aid has failed to make a real impact on daily life in Afghanistan, the BBC's Hugh Sykes reports.
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Afghan murder charge for Canadian

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 18:59
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian military police charge a Canadian officer with murdering an unarmed Afghan man in Helmand Province.
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Pakistan resumes Afghan supplies

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 12:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The main supply route for Nato and US forces in Afghanistan, Pakistan's Khyber Pass, is re-opened after three days.
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New US drone attack 'kills three'

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 7:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Suspected US missile strikes have killed at least three Pakistani militants close to the Afghan border, officials say.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 6:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
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Taleban ambush kills 20 policemen

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 10:43

Twenty Afghan policemen are killed in a Taleban ambush on a politician's home in Helmand, officials say.
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'US drone kills three' in Pakistan

Thursday, January 1st 2009, 8:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Three people have died in a suspected US drone attack in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, reports say.
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'Militants die' in Afghan attacks

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 8:50

International military forces in Afghanistan say they have killed 17 militants in two separate operations.
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Pakistan suspends Afghan supplies

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 15:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Nato

Pakistan suspends a key supply route to US and Nato forces in Afghanistan to begin an offensive against militants, officials say.
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Afghan suicide bombing kills two

Monday, December 29th 2008, 9:42
related countries: United States United States

Two people are killed and 20 wounded, including two US soldiers, in a suicide attack in north Afghanistan, officials say.
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Kabul life

Monday, December 29th 2008, 7:45
related places: Kabul

Video snapshots of Kabul's people at work and play
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Canadian troops among Afghan dead

Sunday, December 28th 2008, 9:52

Fourteen children and two Canadian soldiers are among those killed in two attacks in Afghanistan.
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Afghan police die in suicide bomb

Saturday, December 27th 2008, 20:19
related places: Kandahar

Three Afghan police and two civilians die when a suicide bomber strikes on the outskirts of the southern city of Kandahar.
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CIA 'using Viagra' to win over Afghan warlords

Friday, December 26th 2008, 18:13

America's CIA is using the sex-enhancing drug Viagra to win over Afghan warlords, the Washington Post reports.
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Nato help sought to guard graves

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 13:13

Afghanistan seeks Nato's help in guarding mass graves which are believed to contain the remains of over 2,000 Taleban prisoners.
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Nato soldier dies in Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 11:22

The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (Isaf) says one of its soldiers has been killed in the east of the country.
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Taleban leader Omar denies talks

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 12:01

Taleban leader Mullah Omar says reports of talks to end the Afghan insurgency are "baseless propaganda".
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US increases Afghan troop pledge

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 18:42
related countries: United States United States

The chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff says up to 30,000 additional troops could be sent to Afghanistan next year.
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Afghan blast kills Danish troops

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 1:04
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Three Danish soldiers are killed, and one injured, in Afghanistan when their vehicle is hit by a roadside bomb or mine.
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US 'to boost Afghanistan force'

Friday, December 19th 2008, 21:25
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates orders the deployment of a combat aviation brigade to Afghanistan, officials say.
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Zardari postpones visit to Kabul

Friday, December 19th 2008, 8:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari's trip to Kabul is postponed because of "bad weather", officials say.
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Rally demands Afghan supplies end

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 18:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Nato, Peshawar

Thousands in the Pakistani city of Peshawar demand an end to US air strikes and to supplies to Nato and the US in Afghanistan.
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