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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

Policemen killed in Afghan blast

Monday, March 16th 2009, 8:59

A suicide bomber kills 11 people, including nine policemen, and wounds many others in an attack in southern Afghanistan.
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Afghan attack kills US soldiers

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 17:12

A roadside bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan kills four US soldiers, Nato-led peacekeeping forces confirm.
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Warning to US about Taleban talks

Friday, March 13th 2009, 17:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul, Washington

Great caution must be exercised in any talks with Afghan rebels, a think-tank warns Kabul and Washington.
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Helmand diary

Friday, March 13th 2009, 15:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK colonel 'spinning plates' in Afghanistan
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Drone 'kills 24 Pakistan Taleban'

Friday, March 13th 2009, 11:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Kurram

Pakistani officials say missiles fired by an unmanned US drone have killed at least 24 militants in Kurram, on the Afghan border.
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Guantanamo inmate joins Taleban

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 11:46

A former Guantanamo detainee is now a key Taleban commander in southern Afghanistan, the Taleban confirms.
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Lahore attack fails to stump brave Afghan cricketers

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 15:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Lahore

While cricketers shun Pakistan following the attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore, the Afghan side arrives in the country.
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Taleban talks

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 7:46
related countries: United States United States

Are negotiations in Afghanistan now on the US agenda?
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Nato 'struggling in Afghan south'

Monday, March 9th 2009, 10:47
related countries: United States United States

Coalition forces in Afghanistan are not winning in large parts of the south, the commander of Nato and US forces says.
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'Militants die' in Pakistan clash

Monday, March 9th 2009, 6:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani troops kill four militants in the Bajaur tribal district near the Afghan border, the army says.
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Obama hints at talks with Taleban

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 12:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President Obama suggests there could be talks with moderate elements of the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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Karzai agrees to delay elections

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 11:36

Afghanistan's president says he now accepts polls must be delayed to August, but insists he will remain in office until then.
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Iran to mull US Afghan invitation

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 10:21
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran would consider a US invitation to a conference on Afghanistan later this month, a government spokesman says.
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Afghan operation is 'worthless'

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 9:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Vietnam Vietnam

The UK military situation in Afghanistan is 'worthless' and similar to the Vietnam war, an ex-SAS commander claims.
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Karzai 'stands by poll decision'

Friday, March 6th 2009, 15:23

The Afghan president still wants an election in April but may be prepared to compromise, his spokesman says.
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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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