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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

Clinton urges Afghanistan unity

Tuesday, March 31st 2009, 13:07
related countries: United States United States

The US secretary of state says help from countries around the world is needed if Afghanistan is to develop peacefully.
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Nine die in Afghanistan attack

Monday, March 30th 2009, 17:11

Nine people have died in a suicide bomb attack on a police compound in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan leader 'can stay in power'

Sunday, March 29th 2009, 19:37

The Afghan Supreme Court rules Hamid Karzai may remain president until elections later this year.
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Pakistan army raid 'kills rebels'

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 18:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's army says troops, backed by artillery and helicopter gunships, have killed 26 militants in a raid near the Afghan border.
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Afghan leader welcomes US review

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 14:34
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai praises a US review of strategy in the region, saying it was better than he expected.
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Afghan soldier shoots dead US pair

Friday, March 27th 2009, 23:16
related countries: United States United States

An Afghan soldier shot dead two US coalition troops and wounded a third before turning the gun on himself, the US military says.
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US rethinks Afghan strategy

Friday, March 27th 2009, 18:27
related countries: United States United States

President Obama announces a major rethink of strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, with fresh forces and funds.
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Is Obama's Afghan strategy right?

Friday, March 27th 2009, 11:28

President Obama has announced a fundamental rethink of US strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Will it work?
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Change of plan

Friday, March 27th 2009, 0:13

Barack Obama's new direction in Afghanistan
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Karzai denies corruption claims

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 18:52

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says claims of widespread corruption in his government are politically motivated.
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Iran accepts US Afghan invitation

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 16:27
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Iran agrees to attend a US-backed conference on Afghanistan but Washington plays down the prospect of a high-profile meeting.
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Afghan attack kills nine police

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 7:54

Nine policemen die as suspected Taleban militants attack a police checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, police say.
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Seven die in Afghanistan attack

Wednesday, March 25th 2009, 13:30

Seven people die after a roadside bomb explodes near a van carrying civilians in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Seven die in Afghanistan attack

Wednesday, March 25th 2009, 6:00

Seven people die after a roadside bomb exploded near a van carrying civilians in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.
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Living in fear

Wednesday, March 25th 2009, 1:44

Terrifying tale of persecuted Afghan actress
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UK 'in Afghanistan for long term'

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 18:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British forces may be in Afghanistan for five years and civilians for 20 years or more, Britain's new envoy says.
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Obama ponders Afghan 'exit plan'

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 16:16
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama says the US must have an "exit strategy" in Afghanistan, despite sending more troops there.
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Adapting tactics

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 13:16

Can Obama really come up with new Afghan strategy?
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Tough task

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 11:22
related countries: United States United States

US envoy on why Afghan challenge is 'hardest thing'
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US 'needs new Pakistan strategy'

Sunday, March 22nd 2009, 2:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US strategy in Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent years has failed, Pakistan's foreign minister tells the BBC.
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Envoy damns US Afghan drug effort

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 19:52
related countries: United States United States

US counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan are "wasteful and ineffective", the US envoy to Afghanistan says.
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Bombers strike on Afghan new year

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 12:54

Two bombings in eastern Afghanistan have left at least eight people dead, officials say.
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Afghan blasts kill Canada troops

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 0:29
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Kandahar

Four Canadian soldiers are killed and eight injured in two separate bombs in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.
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Allies facing Afghan 'stalemate'

Friday, March 20th 2009, 9:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Foreign Secretary David Miliband admits the UK, the US and their allies face a "strategic stalemate" in some parts of Afghanistan.
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US-Afghan units 'kill 33 Taleban'

Friday, March 20th 2009, 6:41
related countries: United States United States

The US in Afghanistan says Afghan and international troops have killed 33 militants in Helmand and Logar provinces.
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Bomb explosion 'kills Afghan MP'

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 10:05

An Afghan MP and four others are killed by a roadside bomb in the southern province of Helmand, officials say.
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Obama 'mulls Afghan army boost'

Thursday, March 19th 2009, 8:10
related countries: United States United States

The US is planning to more than double Afghanistan's national security forces to try to bring stability, US media reports say.
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US military sex attack reports up

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 16:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Sexual assault reports in the US military rose 8% last year, with a 25% jump in cases in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon says.
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Remains of Afghan leader buried

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 9:52

The remains of former Afghan president Mohammad Daud Khan are buried in Kabul 30 years after he was killed in a coup.
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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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