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We have started to collect the most important news related to Afghanistan in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Afghanistan: news

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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Audio slideshow

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 0:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The work of British army medics in Afghanistan
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The 'long war'

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 11:42
related countries: United States United States

On the frontline with US troops in Afghanistan
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Drivers halt Afghan supply route

Monday, December 15th 2008, 13:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Lorry drivers in Pakistan say they will no longer take supplies to coalition forces in Afghanistan after a string of Taleban attacks.
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'We got nothing'

Monday, December 15th 2008, 9:49

Afghan former poppy farmers want help
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Bush hails Afghan 'hopeful gains'

Monday, December 15th 2008, 6:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

US President George W Bush speaks of "hopeful gains" in Afghanistan, as he makes his last visit before leaving office.
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Three killed in Afghanistan blast

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 6:54
related places: Kandahar

At least three policemen are killed by an explosion outside a hospital in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, police say.
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Brown in tribute to dead marines

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 17:34

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, in Afghanistan to visit troops, pays tribute to four Royal Marines killed in two explosions.
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Four UK Marines killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 6:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four British Royal Marines have been killed in two separate explosions in Afghanistan, the UK Ministry of Defence says.
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Japan extends Afghan mission

Friday, December 12th 2008, 13:23
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan's parliament has extended the country's controversial naval support for the US-led military operation in Afghanistan.
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US details Afghan reinforcements

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 11:40
related countries: United States United States

The US hopes to get three combat brigades into Afghanistan by the summer, Defence Secretary Robert Gates says.
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US-led strikes kill Afghan police

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 11:59
related countries: United States United States

Six Afghan policemen and a civilian are killed in 'friendly-fire' air strikes in southern Zabul province, officials say.
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Nato reviews Afghan supply route

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 17:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Nato

Nato and the US explore options for supplies into Afghanistan after recent attacks on logistical depots in Pakistan.
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Presence of Taleban 'spreading'

Monday, December 8th 2008, 10:03
related countries: United States United States

The Taleban has a permanent presence in nearly 75% of Afghanistan, a report says, findings the government rejects.
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Militants torch Afghan supplies

Sunday, December 7th 2008, 14:20

More than 90 lorries supplying US forces in Afghanistan are set on fire in a suspected militant attack in Pakistan, police say.
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Canada Afghan death toll hits 100

Friday, December 5th 2008, 22:42
related countries: Canada Canada

Three Canadian soldiers die in a bomb attack in Afghanistan, bringing to 100 the number of Canadians killed there.
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Deal for Afghan-Pakistani border

Friday, December 5th 2008, 21:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan agree to form a joint strategy to tackle cross-border extremism.
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Inmates die in Afghan jail clash

Friday, December 5th 2008, 13:43
related places: Kabul

Afghan authorities say eight inmates have been killed in clashes with prison guards at the Pul-e-Charkhi jail in Kabul.
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Afghan suicide blasts 'kill four'

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 13:47

A double suicide attack leaves at least five people dead in the south-eastern Afghan town of Khost, officials say.
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Body of Afghan leader identified

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 13:25

The body of the first president of Afghanistan, Mohammad Daud Khan, is identified three decades after he was killed in a coup.
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French hostage in Kabul released

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 15:32
related countries: France France
related places: Kabul

A French aid worker who was kidnapped in Kabul has been released, according to France's President Nicolas Sarkozy.
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Ten die in Afghan suicide attack

Monday, December 1st 2008, 14:45

A suicide attack kills 10 people, including two policemen, in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.
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Civilian cost

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 0:34
related countries: United States United States

US military defends its air strikes in Afghanistan
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Taleban's ex-spokesman killed

Friday, November 28th 2008, 16:01

Former high-profile spokesman for the Taleban, Mohammad Hanif, is shot dead in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Sharp drop in Afghan poppy crop

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 20:53

There is a sharp decrease in poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, according to the latest report by UN.
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Kabul bomb attack near US embassy

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 14:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

At least four civilians have been killed in a suicide bomb attack near the US embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say.
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Border control

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 4:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US and Pakistan strategies on the Afghan frontier
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Afghan progress

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 0:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

On patrol with the marines fighting UK's ongoing war
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Arrests after Afghan acid attack

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 10:55

The authorities in southern Afghanistan arrest 10 men accused of spraying acid in the faces of a group of schoolgirls.
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UN team arrives to assess Afghanistan

Monday, November 24th 2008, 11:44

A top-level UN delegation arrives in Afghanistan to assess security and discuss how to use $20bn pledged from donors.
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In pictures

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 17:19

The challenges faced by returning Afghan refugees
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