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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

UN in talks on Afghan returnees

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 6:43

The UN refugee agency is to hold talks in Afghanistan to mobilise support for the return and reintegration of Afghan refugees.
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Taleban reject Karzai peace plan

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 9:00

Taleban militants in Afghanistan reject an offer of peace talks from Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
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Pakistan backed raid, says Nato

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 6:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Nato-led troops in Afghanistan say Pakistani security forces helped in a recent attack on militants.
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Khyber pass reopened to convoys

Monday, November 17th 2008, 10:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan has reopened a key route for fuel tankers and trucks supplying international forces in Afghanistan, after militants hijacked twelve trucks and two humvee armoured vehicles last week.
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Karzai offers Taleban safety deal

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 16:34

Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, offers safe passage to Taleban leader Mullah Omar if he agrees to peace talks.
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Robust defence

Friday, November 14th 2008, 18:34

Afghan president tells BBC what his country needs
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Foreigners attacked in Peshawar

Friday, November 14th 2008, 11:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Unidentified gunmen wound two foreign journalists in the latest attack in Peshawar in north-west Pakistan, police say.
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Taleban vow to win Afghan fight

Friday, November 14th 2008, 8:20

The Taleban's top spokesman gives a rare interview, taking questions from BBC listeners and urging foreign troops to leave.
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'Extra UK troops' for Afghanistan

Friday, November 14th 2008, 2:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Up to 2,000 more British troops are likely to be sent to Afghanistan next year, the BBC learns.
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Afghan suicide attack kills eight

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 17:20
related countries: United States United States

Seven civilians and a US soldier die in a suicide car bomb attack on a US convoy in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials say.
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CBC reporter details Afghan kidnap

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 11:07
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian journalist held hostage for 28 days in Afghanistan gives her first interview since she was freed.
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Rough justice

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 16:37

Women in an Afghan jail endure dire conditions
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Acid attack on Afghan schoolgirls

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 13:28
related places: Kandahar

Attackers spray acid in the faces of at least 15 girls outside a school in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, police say.
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'Six dead' in Afghan bomb blast

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 12:50
related places: Kandahar

At least six people are killed and 40 wounded in a bomb blast in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, police say.
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UN dismay over Afghan executions

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 23:15

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expresses concerns at five recent executions in Afghanistan.
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Words as weapon

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 12:45

Using literacy to combat the Taleban in Afghanistan
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Pakistan militants hijack trucks

Monday, November 10th 2008, 19:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Militants in north-west Pakistan hijack 12 trucks carrying supplies for Western forces in Afghanistan, a government official says.
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'Give us security'

Monday, November 10th 2008, 14:58

The Afghan plea as development stalls amid fighting
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Afghan transport minister sacked

Monday, November 10th 2008, 11:07

Afghan President Hamid Karzai fires his transport minister "for carrying out suspicious activities", his office says.
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Spanish troops die in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 14:55
related countries: Spain Spain

Two Spanish soldiers are killed and another is seriously hurt in a suicide bomb attack in western Afghanistan, officials say.
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Canadian reporter freed in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 9:13
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Kabul

A Canadian CBC TV journalist is freed in Afghanistan four weeks after being kidnapped in the capital, Kabul.
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Afghanistan bans street begging

Friday, November 7th 2008, 5:41

The government in Afghanistan bans begging on the country's streets, saying beggars are vulnerable to crime.
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Air raid 'kills Afghan civilians'

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 11:56

At least five Afghan civilians have been killed in an air strike by international forces in the north-west, local officials say.
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Taleban warn Obama on troop plans

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 17:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Taleban militants say the new US president should adopt a different policy towards Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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US Afghan air strike 'killed 40'

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 17:03
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says about 40 people were killed in a US air strike and urges Barack Obama to act.
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Afghan officials 'helped insurgents'

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 1:17
related countries: United States United States

Two Afghan officials helped insurgents in one of the worst attacks on US forces since 2001, a US investigation suggests.
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Afghan tales

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 0:04

Alan Johnston on the stories behind 30 years of turmoil
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Afghan official held in Pakistan

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 14:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Afghan government official is kidnapped in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP), police say.
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Gunmen seize French man in Kabul

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 10:13
related countries: France France
related places: Kabul

A French aid worker is kidnapped and a driver who intervened is killed, in the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say.
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Afghan stalemate?

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 9:56

Alastair Leithhead looks back on three years in Helmand
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Car bomb kills Pakistani soldiers

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 14:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Eight Pakistani soldiers are killed as a suicide bomber drives his vehicle into a checkpoint near the Afghan border, officials say.
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UK minister shocked by Afghan claim

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 18:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government denies it has been cavalier with British soldiers' lives in Afghanistan.
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SAS commander quits 'over kit'

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 14:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Reports say that the British SAS reservist commander in Afghanistan has resigned in protest at poor equipment.
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New head for US Central Command

Friday, October 31st 2008, 15:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: Asia

Gen David Petraeus takes over US military operations in the Middle East and much of Asia, including Afghanistan.
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Call for Afghan 'Berlin airlift'

Friday, October 31st 2008, 0:14
related countries: Germany Germany

An emergency relief operation is urged to prevent Afghanistan falling victim to a devastating famine.
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Suicide attack at Afghan ministry

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 11:22
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber blows himself up at a ministry in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing himself and four others, police say.
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Afghan women decry Taleban talks

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 19:04

Afghan women's representatives call on President Karzai not to undermine their position by talking to the Taleban.
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New attempt to seek Taleban peace

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 13:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan and Afghanistan agree to make contact with militant groups, including the Taleban, through a tribal council.
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Nato's Afghan forces 'hit limit'

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 2:00
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Coalition forces in Afghanistan have "now reached their limit", the former commander of UN forces in Bosnia says.
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US suffers losses in Afghanistan

Monday, October 27th 2008, 11:58
related countries: United States United States

A US helicopter is shot down in central Afghanistan and two US soldiers are reported killed in a Taleban attack in the north.
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Australia probes Afghan killings

Monday, October 27th 2008, 6:34
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia investigates a report that up to 20 deported Afghan asylum seekers were killed by the Taleban after returning home.
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Meeting to discuss Afghan border

Monday, October 27th 2008, 4:41
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

A meeting to discuss the problems of the violent Afghan border is due to begin in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.
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'US strike' kills Taleban leader

Monday, October 27th 2008, 4:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A suspected US missile strike kills 20 people, including a top Taleban leader, in NW Pakistan, witnesses and officials say.
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Kabul shooting leaves three dead

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 22:05
related places: Kabul

An Afghan security guard has shot dead two foreigners and killed himself in the capital Kabul, the government says.
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US claims Afghan opium progress

Friday, October 24th 2008, 23:39
related countries: United States United States

Afghan opium production will fall by almost a third this year, a US report says, but UN figures suggest a much smaller drop.
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Media groups decry Afghan ruling

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 12:13

International media watchdogs condemn the 20-year jail term given to an Afghan journalism student for blasphemy.
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Air strike kills Afghan soldiers

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 7:10

Nine Afghan soldiers have been killed and four injured in an air strike by international forces in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan rethink

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 15:08
related countries: United States United States

Mounting challenges facing next US president
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Afghan man spared death sentence

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 14:59

A student convicted of blasphemy in Afghanistan has his death sentence reduced to a 20-year jail term.
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Japan backs Afghan naval mission

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 7:35
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan's lower house of parliament votes to extend a controversial naval mission backing US operations in Afghanistan.
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Nato 'wavering' over Afghanistan

Monday, October 20th 2008, 21:25

A top Nato commander says Western efforts in Afghanistan are "disjointed" and that political will is wavering.
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UK charity worker killed in Kabul

Monday, October 20th 2008, 19:01
related places: Kabul

A female aid worker with British and South African citizenship is shot dead in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Afghan suicide blast kills seven

Monday, October 20th 2008, 14:40

A suicide bomber attacks a Nato patrol in northern Afghanistan, killing two soldiers and five children, Nato says.
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Taleban kill many in bus attacks

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 13:07
related places: Kandahar

Taleban insurgents kill at least 27 people, beheading some, travelling on buses in the Afghan province of Kandahar.
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Winter hardship in Afghanistan

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 11:27

Damian Grammaticas visits Afghanistan's Saighan Valley, where drought will mean severe deprivation this winter.
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Winter hardship in Afghanistan

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 11:27

Damian Grammaticas visits Afghanistan's Saighan Valley, where drought will mean severe deprivation this winter.
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Afghan strike 'kills civilians'

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 17:19

At least 18 civilians are killed in an air strike by foreign forces in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, reports say.
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Germany to boost Afghanistan role

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 16:16
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's parliament votes overwhelmingly to extend the mandate of its forces in Afghanistan and to boost troop levels.
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Afghan policeman 'kills US soldier'

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 15:06
related countries: United States United States

An Afghan policeman kills a US soldier in Afghanistan, the second incident of its kind in less than a month, the US military says.
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Taleban raid on key Afghan town

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 9:28

At least 18 Taleban militants are killed in a second major attack on a southern Afghan town this week, officials say.
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Afghan violence 'worst in years'

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 22:22

Attacks on troops, civilians and aid workers in Afghanistan are at their highest level for six years, according to the UN.
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Taleban official to sue Pakistan

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 14:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Afghan Taleban's former ambassador to Pakistan says he is suing Pakistan over his arrest there in 2002.
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'American' arrested in Pakistan

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 5:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A man thought to be a US citizen is arrested in a tribal area close to the Afghan border, police say.
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Neglected nomads

Monday, October 13th 2008, 16:10

Afghan Kuchis want government promises honoured
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Taleban killed in Afghan battles

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 10:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dozens of Taleban militants are killed by security forces in fighting in southern Afghanistan, local and British officials say.
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'US missiles' hit Pakistan town

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 1:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

At least four people die in a missile attack on a town in a Pakistani tribal region near Afghanistan, officials say.
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Dozens killed in Pakistan bombing

Friday, October 10th 2008, 19:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Twenty-seven people are killed and more than 80 wounded in a suicide bombing on Pakistani tribal elders near the Afghan border.
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