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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

Ex-Taleban chief named governor

Monday, January 7th 2008, 18:47

A former Taleban commander who switched sides is made governor of the Afghan town of Musa Qala.
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Pakistanis flee into Afghanistan

Monday, January 7th 2008, 4:38

Thousands of Pakistanis are fleeing into Afghanistan as the security situation worsens in tribal regions.
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Afghanistan appeals for food aid

Friday, January 4th 2008, 23:11

Afghanistan appeals to the international community for extra supplies of wheat to tackle dire food shortages.
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Afghan police 'killed by Taleban'

Monday, December 31st 2007, 10:20
related places: Kandahar

At least 16 Afghan policemen die when their checkpoint in the southern province of Kandahar is attacked.
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Taleban sack military commander

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 17:14

Afghan Taleban leader Mullah Omar sacks one of his top military commanders, Mansoor Dadullah.
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Afghanistan expels diplomats

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 11:06

Two diplomats accused by Afghan officials of contacting the Taleban leave after talks to stop their expulsions fail.
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Karzai, Musharraf 'to co-operate'

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 16:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan pledge to co-operate in the fight against Islamic militants.
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Urgent talks on Afghan expulsions

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 13:40

Diplomatic efforts are under way in Afghanistan to try to prevent the expulsion of two senior foreign officials.
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Afghanistan expels top officials

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 19:16

Two senior officials - from the European Union and the United Nations - are told to leave Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan expels top officials

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 16:58

Two senior officials - from the European Union and the United Nations - are told to leave Afghanistan.
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Italy's Prodi visits Afghanistan

Sunday, December 23rd 2007, 12:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's PM, Romano Prodi, visits Afghanistan for talks with President Karzai and an inspection of Italian troops.
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Australia in Afghan commitment

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 14:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France
related places: Kabul

Australia's new PM Kevin Rudd visits Kabul to pledge support, hours after French leader Nicolas Sarkozy also visits.
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Sarkozy warns of Taleban threat

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 11:03
related countries: France France
related places: Kabul

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says Afghanistan must not fall back into the hands of extremist groups.
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Warning over Pentagon funding

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 5:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns the Pentagon could be running out of money for Iraq and Afghanistan.
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US Congress passes Iraq funding

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 0:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US Congress backs a huge federal budget, bowing to President Bush's call for extra Afghan and Iraq funds.
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Afghan security guards 'ambushed'

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 10:09

At least 15 Afghan security guards are killed in an ambush by the Taleban in western Afghanistan, police say.
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German 'kidnapped' in Afghanistan

Monday, December 17th 2007, 15:25
related countries: Germany Germany

A German man missing in north-west Afghanistan has been kidnapped, Afghan police say.
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Five killed by Afghan bike bomb

Monday, December 17th 2007, 6:24

Five people are killed by a bomb mounted on a motorcycle in western Afghanistan, reports say.
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'Rebels killed' near Afghan town

Sunday, December 16th 2007, 9:09

Afghan troops kill rebels in the first fighting near Musa Qala since its capture from the Taleban, say officials.
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Calm after fight for Afghan town

Sunday, December 16th 2007, 3:27

Civilians return to the Afghan town of Musa Qala, after an operation to re-take the town from Taleban forces.
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Five dead in Kabul rocket attack

Saturday, December 15th 2007, 6:10
related places: Kabul

A rocket attack near the governor's residence in the Afghan capital, Kabul, kills five people.
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Ministers meet for Afghan talks

Friday, December 14th 2007, 5:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ministers from countries with troops in south Afghanistan are to meet in Scotland to discuss the country's future.
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Afghanistan allies 'must do more'

Thursday, December 13th 2007, 23:51
related countries: United States United States

Nato allies must do more to fight the Taleban in Afghanistan, the US defence secretary tells the BBC.
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Afghan women make call for peace

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 18:39

About 1,000 Afghan women hold unprecedented meetings around the war-torn country to call for peace.
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Afghan battle being won - Brown

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 15:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Brown rules out talks with the Taleban, saying the coalition is "isolating and eliminating" its leadership.
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UK to set out Afghan strategy

Wednesday, December 12th 2007, 2:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The prime minister is to outline his long-term strategy for Afghanistan, following his visit to the country.
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Mistake over 'captured Taleban'

Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 17:14

The Afghan government admits it was wrong to have claimed to have captured two senior Taleban this week.
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Karzai seeks more Afghan forces

Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 9:07

Afghan President Hamid Karzai seeks more foreign help to build up his country's armed forces.
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Afghan troops take Taleban town

Monday, December 10th 2007, 12:58

Afghan army troops capture Musa Qala after four days of fighting to oust the Taleban rebels controlling the town.
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Soldiers 'seize Taleban leaders'

Sunday, December 9th 2007, 15:12

Two Taleban leaders are seized in the battle for the southern town of Musa Qala, Afghan officials say.
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Toll rises in Taleban town battle

Saturday, December 8th 2007, 20:56

Twelve insurgents are reported dead in fighting at a Taleban-held town, with one British soldier confirmed dead.
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Battle to retake key Taleban town

Friday, December 7th 2007, 17:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

International and Afghan troops open a major offensive on the Taleban-held town of Musa Qala, Nato says.
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Kite Runner boys exit Afghanistan

Friday, December 7th 2007, 12:59

Film studio confirms that the child stars of The Kite Runner have left Afghanistan over concerns for their safety.
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Thirteen killed by Kabul car bomb

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 11:58
related places: Kabul

Thirteen people are killed as a suicide bomber attacks a bus carrying Afghan soldiers in the capital, Kabul.
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'Many wounded' in Afghan attack

Tuesday, December 4th 2007, 7:39
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomb targeting a foreign military convoy in Kabul wounds 22 people, officials say.
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Afghan army to 'treble in size'

Sunday, December 2nd 2007, 16:36

The Afghan Ministry of Defence announces plans to treble the size of its army to 200,000 troops.
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Taleban 'not a threat', says UK

Thursday, November 29th 2007, 6:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Office minister says the Taleban are not a credible threat to the government of Afghanistan.
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Nato bomb 'kills Afghan workers'

Wednesday, November 28th 2007, 22:45

A Nato air strike kills 12 men working on a road in Afghanistan's north-east, a provincial governor says.
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Afghan suicide bomber kills two

Tuesday, November 27th 2007, 5:15
related places: Kabul

A suicide car bomb targeting a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, kills two civilians.
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Children killed in Afghan bombing

Saturday, November 24th 2007, 14:20
related countries: Italy Italy

Eight people, including children and an Italian soldier, are killed in a suicide blast near the Afghan capital.
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Nato defends Afghanistan tactics

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 14:33

The Secretary General of Nato, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, says their forces are doing all they can to avoid Afghan civilian casualties.
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Afghan civilian deaths alarm UN

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 23:08

The UN human rights chief says she is dismayed at casualties caused by Nato-led forces in Afghanistan.
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China wins major Afghan project

Tuesday, November 20th 2007, 15:52
related countries: China China

A Chinese mining company has won a tender to develop one of the world's largest copper mines in Afghanistan.
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Guards 'killed Afghan civilians'

Monday, November 19th 2007, 19:52

Many people reported dead in an Afghan bomb attack were shot dead by guards, an internal UN document says.
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Pakistan clashes 'leave 80 dead'

Monday, November 19th 2007, 13:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 80 people are killed in sectarian clashes in a tribal area of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan suicide attack kills seven

Monday, November 19th 2007, 13:24

A suicide attack targeting an Afghan provincial governor kills his son and six of his bodyguards, officials say.
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Afghan bomb kills Nato Canadians

Saturday, November 17th 2007, 16:04
related countries: Canada Canada

A roadside bomb kills two Canadian soldiers of the Nato-led forces in Afghanistan and an interpreter, officials say.
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US war costs report 'incorrect'

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 23:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Republicans demand the retraction of a Democrats' report on the hidden costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Poles charged over Afghan deaths

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 17:33
related countries: Poland Poland

Seven Polish soldiers are charged in connection with the deaths of six civilians in an attack in Afghanistan this year.
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Iranian abducted in Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 12:38
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Herat

An Iranian engineer is kidnapped in the western Afghan province of Herat, the authorities say.
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Poles held 'over Afghan deaths'

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 18:53
related countries: Poland Poland

Seven Polish soldiers are arrested in connection with the deaths of civilians in Afghanistan, Poland says.
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'Hidden costs raise' US war price

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 18:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The cost of the US military effort in Iraq and Afghanistan is almost double the official figure, a US report says.
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Nato chided over Afghan detainees

Tuesday, November 13th 2007, 17:24

Nato should halt all transfers of prisoners to Afghan prisons because of the risk of torture, says Amnesty International.
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Afghan civilians die in US raid

Monday, November 12th 2007, 12:25
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces say they have killed 15 insurgents and three civilians in fighting in southern Afghanistan.
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Nine troops dead in Afghan ambush

Saturday, November 10th 2007, 13:01

Six US soldiers and three Afghan troops are killed in an ambush in eastern Afghanistan, US officials say.
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Ball bearings in Afghan bomb

Friday, November 9th 2007, 11:32
related places: Baghlan

Ball bearings were used to maximise casualties in a deadly Afghan bombing, an initial probe shows.
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Afghanistan holds funeral for MPs

Thursday, November 8th 2007, 12:03
related places: Baghlan, Kabul

Funerals are held in Kabul for five Afghan MPs killed in a bombing on Tuesday in northern Baghlan province.
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Afghanistan mourns bomb victims

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 10:08

Afghanistan holds three days of mourning after dozens were killed in one of the worst bombings in recent years.
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Many dead in Afghan bombing

Tuesday, November 6th 2007, 22:01

At least 40 people, including six MPs and children, are killed in a suicide attack in north Afghanistan, officials say.
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Militants free Pakistani troops

Sunday, November 4th 2007, 17:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pro-Taleban militants free more than 200 Pakistani soldiers captured near the Afghan border in August.
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Afghan Koran distributor arrested

Sunday, November 4th 2007, 16:00

The distributor of a translation of the Koran is arrested in Afghanistan over complaints the edition is un-Islamic.
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Merkel in surprise Afghan visit

Saturday, November 3rd 2007, 10:37
related countries: Germany Germany

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, arrives in Afghanistan, where her country has 3,000 troops.
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Army contracting alarms US panel

Friday, November 2nd 2007, 3:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A panel issues a scathing report on the way the US army handles contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Japan ends Afghan naval mission

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 15:10
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan ends its naval support for the US-led mission in Afghanistan, after it is scuppered by a political row.
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Police hunt for Taleban fighters

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 12:48
related places: Kandahar

Afghan police in the Kandahar province search houses for Taleban fighters after three days of clashes.
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Japan PM left in Afghan deadlock

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 5:43
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's PM Yasuo Fukuda fails to get opposition agreement to continue a support mission for Afghanistan.
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Several dead in Afghan blast

Monday, October 29th 2007, 6:50

At least three people are killed after a suicide bomber blows himself up near an Afghan police convoy.
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