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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

Afghan becomes open heart surgeon

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 23:07

An Afghan doctor has become the first ever medic in his war-torn country to qualify as an open-heart surgeon.
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Airstrike kills Afghan civilians

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 19:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four Afghan civilians are killed in an airstrike by British forces, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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UK strike kills Afghan civilians

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 18:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four Afghan civilians are killed in an airstrike by British forces, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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Taleban threat hits Afghan phones

Wednesday, March 12th 2008, 12:23

Afghan mobile phone companies respond to Taleban attacks by turning off their signal at night in the south.
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Afghan shops join doctors' strike

Tuesday, March 11th 2008, 16:06
related places: Herat

Shops and factories in the Afghan province of Herat join a doctors' strike to demand better security.
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UK pledges £3m Afghan food aid

Sunday, March 9th 2008, 14:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The government has promised an extra £3m in new funding to help meet growing food shortages in Afghanistan.
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Kai Eide nominated Afghan envoy

Thursday, March 6th 2008, 21:41
related countries: Norway Norway

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon names Norwegian diplomat Kai Eide as the next UN envoy to Afghanistan.
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Afghan MPs oppose Prophet cartoon

Wednesday, March 5th 2008, 5:54

Afghan MPs protest against a cartoon and a film regarded as insulting to Prophet Mohammed and Koran.
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Nato fears over Dutch Islam film

Monday, March 3rd 2008, 5:07
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Nato's head says he fears a Dutch film criticising Islam will have repercussions for troops in Afghanistan.
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Prince Harry rejects 'hero' label

Sunday, March 2nd 2008, 12:05

Prince Harry insists he is not a hero - and hails the bravery of his fellow soldiers after his early return from Afghanistan.
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Prince returns from Afghanistan

Saturday, March 1st 2008, 14:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prince Harry arrives back in the UK from Afghanistan after his tour of duty was cut short because of a media leak.
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Harry withdrawn from Afghanistan

Friday, February 29th 2008, 22:11

Prince Harry is pulled out of Afghanistan after news of his secret front line deployment leaked out.
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Record for Afghan poppy planting

Friday, February 29th 2008, 18:34
related countries: United States United States

The Afghan government must do more to combat opium poppy production, says US government report.
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Army considers Harry deployment

Friday, February 29th 2008, 9:59

Senior generals are to decide whether Prince Harry can continue front-line duty in Afghanistan.
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Prince Harry on Afghan front line

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 23:49

Prince Harry has been on the front line in Afghanistan for 10 weeks, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Helmand clash 'kills 25 Taleban'

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 13:15

Afghan police say that they have killed 25 Taleban insurgents on Wednesday in the province of Helmand.
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Taleban 'run 10% of Afghanistan'

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 12:53
related countries: United States United States

The Taleban have retaken about 10% of Afghanistan, US intelligence chief Mike McConnell says.
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Deadly missile strike in Pakistan

Thursday, February 28th 2008, 10:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 12 people, including suspected militants, die in a missile attack in Pakistan, officials say.
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Nato troops killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, February 27th 2008, 10:36

The Nato-led force in Afghanistan says two of its soldiers have been killed in the east of the country.
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Blast kills five Afghan policemen

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 7:45

A roadside bomb hits a police vehicle in eastern Afghanistan, killing five policeman, say officials.
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Canada debates Afghan mission

Tuesday, February 26th 2008, 4:45
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Ottawa

A debate begins in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa on the future of the country's troops in Afghanistan.
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Afghan reporter shocked by trial

Monday, February 25th 2008, 15:31

An Afghan reporter sentenced to death for blasphemy says his trial lasted just four minutes.
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Oscars tribute to torture victim

Monday, February 25th 2008, 14:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood

Tributes are paid at the Oscars award ceremony in Hollywood to a young Afghan taxi driver who died in US military detention
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Taleban in mobile phone threat

Monday, February 25th 2008, 11:13

The Taleban threaten to blow up Afghan mobile phone masts unless the companies switch off at night time.
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Canada eyes Afghan 2011 exit

Friday, February 22nd 2008, 12:48
related countries: Canada Canada

The 2,500 Canadian troops in south Afghanistan are due to leave within four years, under a government plan.
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Afghan chief criticises Britain

Thursday, February 21st 2008, 5:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Kandahar

The governor of the Kandahar province in Afghanistan criticises British attempts to negotiate with the Taleban.
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Nato chief calm on Afghan visit

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 6:03

Nato head Jaap de Hoop Scheffer plays down tensions in the alliance as he arrives in Afghanistan.
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Nato chief calm on Afghan visit

Wednesday, February 20th 2008, 6:03

Nato head Jaap de Hoop Scheffer plays down tensions in the alliance as he arrives in Afghanistan.
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Ex-Afghan warlord is 'suspended'

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 19:43

Afghanistan's attorney general says he has suspended former warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum from the government.
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'Car bomb' explodes in Kandahar

Tuesday, February 19th 2008, 10:51
related places: Kandahar

A car bomb goes off in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least one person, police say.
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Dozens die in latest Afghan bomb

Monday, February 18th 2008, 12:29

A bomb in Afghanistan reportedly kills 35 civilians and injures many people, three of them Nato troops.
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Afghan bomb toll 'rises to 100'

Monday, February 18th 2008, 10:24
related places: Kandahar

Funerals are held in the Afghan city of Kandahar after an attack that officials say killed more than 100 people.
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Scores killed in Afghan bombing

Sunday, February 17th 2008, 22:15
related places: Kandahar

A suicide bomb kills up to 80 people in Kandahar in one of Afghanistan's deadliest attacks since 2001.
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Afghan mission on track, US says

Friday, February 15th 2008, 19:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

America's top soldier, Admiral Mike Mullen, dismisses claims that Nato's Afghan mission is in jeopardy.
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Pakistani diplomat still missing

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 7:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says there is still no news on its ambassador to Afghanistan who is believed to have been kidnapped.
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MPs concerned by Karzai comments

Thursday, February 14th 2008, 1:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British MPs express concern about critical comments made by the Afghan president about the UK.
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Miliband urges democracy push

Tuesday, February 12th 2008, 20:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Mistakes in Afghanistan and Iraq must not overcome the "moral pulse" to encourage democracy, says minister.
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Pakistani ambassador missing

Monday, February 11th 2008, 19:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan goes missing near the border and is feared kidnapped.
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Top Afghan militant 'captured'

Monday, February 11th 2008, 15:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A leading Afghan Taleban fighter is captured after a shootout in south-west Pakistan, police say.
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US warning on Nato's Afghan role

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 12:11
related countries: United States United States

Europe needs convincing that Nato's Afghan mission is part of a wider war on terror, says the US defence secretary.
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Nato's Afghan strategy 'working'

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 4:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior British diplomat defends Nato's operation in Afghanistan, saying the overall strategy is working.
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Piloting Afghanistan to a prosperous future

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 12:06

Lyse Doucet reports that the international community's efforts to rebuild Afghanistan need to be better co-ordinated.
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Canada seeks troops pledge

Friday, February 8th 2008, 11:21
related countries: Canada Canada, France France
related places: Paris

Canada sends a high-level delegation to Paris to sound out a possible offer of military help in Afghanistan.
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Nato dismisses Afghanistan crisis

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 23:45

Nato rejects talk of a crisis over its Afghanistan operation, saying the alliance is making good progress.
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Karzai denies tensions with West

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 16:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: West

Afghan President Hamid Karzai plays down differences with the West, during a visit by top US and UK diplomats.
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West warned over Afghan failure

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 12:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

Nato's chief says failure in Afghanistan could fuel attacks in the West, as top UK and US diplomats visit the country.
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Nato 'at risk over Afghanistan'

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 2:28
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns the future of Nato is in danger due to differences over Afghanistan.
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UK-US talks on Afghan war

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 11:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Gordon Brown welcomes the US secretary of state for talks on bolstering support for the war in Afghanistan.
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More opium likely in Afghan south

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 3:18

The amount of opium poppy cultivated in Afghanistan's volatile southern provinces will increase in 2008, the UN says.
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Poland warning over Nato troops

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 5:08
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's foreign minister criticises some Nato members for not committing enough troops to Afghanistan.
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Report urges Afghan farmer boost

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 2:25

A new report on Afghanistan's drugs trade urges investment to provide alternative livelihoods for farmers.
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Germany rejects US troops appeal

Friday, February 1st 2008, 17:44
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Germany turns down a US appeal to send more troops to Afghanistan, amid signs of strain in the Nato mission.
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Top al-Qaeda commander 'killed'

Friday, February 1st 2008, 11:38

A senior al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed, top Western officials say.
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US seeks troops for Afghanistan

Friday, February 1st 2008, 9:59
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

The US urges Germany to send more troops to southern Afghanistan, amid signs of strain in the Nato mission.
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Afghanistan's future 'in peril'

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 17:01

Nato is not winning in Afghanistan and the country faces a humanitarian catastrophe, new reports say.
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Blast kills top Afghan official

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 16:10

The deputy governor of Afghanistan's Helmand province is killed in a bomb attack on a mosque.
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Afghan senate blasphemy retreat

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 15:37

The senate of the Afghan parliament backs down over its support for the death sentence against a journalist.
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Canada PM issues Afghan ultimatum

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 10:34
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Canada tells the US that it will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan unless Nato deploys more troops there.
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One killed in Kabul suicide blast

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 4:49
related places: Kabul

A suicide car bomb targeting an army vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, kills one person, officials say.
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Afghan blasphemy death backed

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 9:03

The upper house of the Afghan parliament supports a death sentence issued against a journalist for blasphemy.
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Afghan women stage rare protest

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 7:06
related countries: United States United States

Women stage a rare demonstration in Afghanistan calling for the release of a kidnapped US aid worker.
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Afghanistan 'failed state' risk

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 4:45
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan risks turning into a failed state and becoming a forgotten war, a US study says.
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Ashdown pulls out of Afghan role

Sunday, January 27th 2008, 13:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Paddy Ashdown says he will not become UN envoy to Afghanistan after strong opposition from Kabul.
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Kabul against Ashdown envoy role

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 23:22

Afghanistan makes it clear it does not want Paddy Ashdown as the new United Nations envoy to the country.
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US woman seized in Afghanistan

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 12:56
related countries: United States United States

An American woman working for an aid agency is kidnapped in southern Afghanistan, along with her driver.
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UK rejects Karzai troops criticism

Friday, January 25th 2008, 15:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK hits back at claims by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that UK troops are making the country's situation worse.
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