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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

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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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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