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Concern over Afghan 'withdrawal'

Friday, August 15th 2008, 10:28

More than 50 schools close in a southern Afghan province after threats by militants, a politician says.
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Ambush-hit NGO stops Afghan work

Thursday, August 14th 2008, 10:52

An aid group suspends work in Afghanistan - after 25 years - following the killing of three female aid workers.
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Aid women killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 21:39
related places: Kabul

Taleban gunmen shoot dead three female international aid workers and their local driver near the Afghan capital Kabul.
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Inching closer

Wednesday, August 13th 2008, 16:03
related places: Kabul

Taleban threats and attacks come to Kabul's doorstep
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Canada Afghan troop deaths mount

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 10:11
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian corporal is killed in fighting in Afghanistan, the 90th soldier to die since Canada's mission there began in 2002.
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Civilians die in Pakistan battles

Tuesday, August 12th 2008, 6:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Seven civilians die in new fighting between militants and Pakistani security forces in a tribal area near the Afghan border.
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Building lives

Monday, August 11th 2008, 9:23
related places: Kabul

Kabul's street children get help from famous singer
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'Dozens die' in Pakistan clashes

Sunday, August 10th 2008, 11:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

More than 100 pro-Taleban militants die in four days of heavy fighting near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, officials say.
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Fierce clashes near Afghan border

Friday, August 8th 2008, 12:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Fierce fighting continues between troops and militants in north-west Pakistan, as the army denies soldiers are surrounded.
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Civilians killed in Afghan clash

Friday, August 8th 2008, 11:42
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces in Afghanistan say they accidentally killed four women and a child while battling militants in the east.
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Deadly clash in tribal Pakistan

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 14:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least five Pakistani troops and about 25 pro-Taleban militants die in clashes along the Afghan border, say officials.
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Olympic hope

Wednesday, August 6th 2008, 14:19

Taekwondo star could win Afghan medal
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'Al-Qaeda' woman appears in court

Tuesday, August 5th 2008, 23:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A Pakistani woman scientist accused of links to al-Qaeda appears in a US court charged with trying to kill US soldiers.
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Afghan bomb brings wedding carnage

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 14:40

A bride and groom are among at least 10 people killed as an explosion hits a wedding party bus in southern Afghanistan.
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Aid workers freed in Afghanistan

Saturday, August 2nd 2008, 14:38
related countries: France France

A French aid organisation says two of its workers have been freed after being held hostage in Afghanistan.
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Afghan blasts kill Nato soldiers

Friday, August 1st 2008, 15:50

Nato says five soldiers and one civilian have died in two separate blasts in eastern Afghanistan.
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Pakistan spies 'aided Kabul bomb'

Friday, August 1st 2008, 12:02
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

US officials claim elements in Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency helped in the Indian embassy bombing in Kabul.
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Aid warning over Afghan violence

Friday, August 1st 2008, 11:22

Aid agencies in Afghanistan say the country's growing violence may force them out of areas previously seen as safe.
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Afghan al-Qaeda leader 'killed'

Friday, August 1st 2008, 4:40
related countries: United States United States

Al-Qaeda says one of its commanders in Afghanistan, Abu Abdullah al-Shami, has been killed in a US air strike.
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Afghan unrest sparks aid warning

Friday, August 1st 2008, 1:17

Aid agencies in Afghanistan warn that growing violence may force them out of areas previously seen as safe.
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Blast at Pakistan's Herat mission

Thursday, July 31st 2008, 12:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Herat

A small bomb explodes outside the Pakistani consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat, injuring two people, police say.
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Afghan response 'underwhelming'

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 9:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's defence minister criticises some Nato member states for their "underwhelming" efforts in Afghanistan.
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Nato soldier dead in Afghan blast

Wednesday, July 30th 2008, 7:13

Another soldier is killed on Tuesday in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, Nato officials say.
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Bribe or be stuck

Tuesday, July 29th 2008, 5:12

Afghan truck drivers forced to pay up - again and again
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Nato 'prevents Taleban advance'

Sunday, July 27th 2008, 15:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Taleban fighters have been stopped from taking over an area close to the Pakistan border, Afghan and Nato officials say.
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UK troops kill Afghan civilians

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 15:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK soldiers in Afghanistan kill four civilians and injure three others after a vehicle fails to stop at a checkpoint.
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UK troops kill Afghan civilians

Saturday, July 26th 2008, 10:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK soldiers in Afghanistan kill four civilians and injure three others after a vehicle fails to stop at a checkpoint.
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Taleban 'winning propaganda war'

Friday, July 25th 2008, 7:09

A leading international think-tank warns that the Afghan government and its foreign allies may lose the propaganda war with the Taleban.
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Karzai 'impeding Afghan drug war'

Friday, July 25th 2008, 0:34
related countries: United States United States

An ex-US narcotics official accuses President Hamid Karzai of obstructing efforts to tackle the Afghan drugs trade.
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Efforts to 'retake' Afghan town

Thursday, July 24th 2008, 10:22

Nato-led forces and Afghan troops are trying to retake an area which insurgents seized earlier this week, Isaf says.
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Al-Qaeda leader in rare TV interview

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 11:50

The man believed to be al-Qaeda's commander of operations in Afghanistan, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, gives a rare TV interview.
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Suicide attack in Afghan capital

Tuesday, July 22nd 2008, 4:49
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber blows himself up in the Afghan capital, Kabul, wounding three people, Afghan officials say.
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India says dialogue under stress

Monday, July 21st 2008, 15:04
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

India says its peace process with Pakistan is under stress following this month's suicide attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul.
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Obama urges focus on Afghanistan

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 15:40
related countries: United States United States

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama says Afghanistan should be the focus of the "war on terror", on a visit to Kabul.
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Coalition 'bombs Afghan police'

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 8:08

At least 13 police and civilians are killed in two incidents involving international forces in Afghanistan, officials say.
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Al-Qaeda 'may be shifting focus'

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 0:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The top US commander in Iraq says al-Qaeda may be shifting its focus and sending fighters from Iraq to Afghanistan.
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Obama opens foreign tour in Kabul

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 18:37
related countries: United States United States

US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama meets military officials and visits a US base during a trip to Afghanistan.
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Aid workers seized in Afghanistan

Friday, July 18th 2008, 21:02
related countries: France France

A French aid organisation says two of its workers have been abducted in central Afghanistan.
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Where is mother?

Friday, July 18th 2008, 12:30
related places: Kabul

The family which lost five members in Kabul suicide blast
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Stand-off over Pakistan hostages

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 16:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Security forces in north-west Pakistan say they are closing in on militants holding hostages near the border with Afghanistan.
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Doubts over US Afghan operation

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 15:51
related countries: United States United States

Nato says US forces killed two Taleban commanders in western Afghanistan, amid reports of heavy civilian casualties.
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Focus shift

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 2:13
related countries: United States United States

US sees porous Afghan borders as terror priority
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Afghan team probes 'nuclear dump'

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 22:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Afghan president sets up a team to investigate claims Pakistan dumped nuclear waste in South Afghanistan.
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Nato attacks 'rebels in Pakistan'

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 17:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Nato-led forces in Afghanistan say they have fired into Pakistan after coming under attack from there by suspected militants.
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Pakistan troops shell militants

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 16:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's military launches an operation against pro-Taleban militants close to the Afghan border.
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US troops abandon Afghan outpost

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 12:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

American troops abandon a remote village in eastern Afghanistan where militants killed nine US soldiers on Sunday.
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Beauty spot

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 8:57

Can first Afghan national park spark tourist revival?
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Militants breached US Afghan base

Monday, July 14th 2008, 10:33
related countries: United States United States

More than 100 insurgents breach a US outpost in north-eastern Afghanistan, killing nine US soldiers, military officials say.
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Six Afghan guards killed in blast

Monday, July 14th 2008, 8:05

At least six Afghan security guards are killed in a roadside bombing in the southern province of Helmand, police say.
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Tragic wedding

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 21:48
related countries: United States United States

Afghan civilians tell of US raid that killed dozens
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US suffers heavy Afghan losses

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

Nine US troops are killed by Afghan insurgents, in one of the biggest losses of life in a single attack since the 2001 invasion.
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Deadly blast hits Afghan market

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 15:03

At least 21 people, including many children, are killed by a suicide attacker in southern Afghanistan.
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Rebels blamed for Afghan attack

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 16:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Nato says militants launched an attack on the border with Pakistan which wounded Afghan and Pakistani troops.
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US 'killed 47 Afghan civilians'

Friday, July 11th 2008, 14:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

A US air strike in Afghanistan on Sunday killed 47 civilians, 39 of them women and children, investigators say.
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Alarm over Afghan civilian deaths

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 15:37

At least 250 Afghan civilians have been killed or wounded in recent insurgent attacks or military action, the Red Cross says.
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Afghans point finger over bombing

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 16:44
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

A spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai makes a veiled accusation against Pakistan after India's Kabul embassy is bombed.
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UN condemns India embassy attack

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 4:36
related countries: India India
related places: Kabul

The UN strongly condemns Monday's suicide bombing at the Indian embassy in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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Bomb rocks India embassy in Kabul

Monday, July 7th 2008, 15:19
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber rams a car full of explosives into the Indian embassy in the Afghan capital, killing 41 people.
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Afghan strike 'hit wedding party'

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 17:14

At least 20 people, said by locals to be a wedding party, die in a missile strike by coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan.
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UN to urge revamp of Afghan aid

Sunday, July 6th 2008, 6:27

The UN's envoy to Afghanistan is to set out a new plan on aid spending amid fears that millions have been wasted.
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Farmers caught in the poppy trade

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 11:07

The BBC's Kate Clark meets the Afghan farmers trapped by the criminal economy of the poppy trade.
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Gunmen kill Afghan MP in Kandahar

Saturday, July 5th 2008, 7:55
related countries: United States United States

Afghan member of parliament Habibullah Jan is shot dead by unknown gunmen in Kandahar province, officials say.
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Friday, July 4th 2008, 8:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

South Korean police arrest several South Asian men suspected of trafficking heroin ingredients to the Taleban.
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Policemen killed in Afghan attack

Friday, July 4th 2008, 6:38

Eight policemen die in an attack on a police checkpoint in southern Afghanistan, a police official has said.
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US 'to boost Afghanistan force'

Thursday, July 3rd 2008, 7:16
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush says more US troops will be deployed in Afghanistan by next year.
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US helicopter downed near Kabul

Wednesday, July 2nd 2008, 15:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

An American Blackhawk helicopter is shot down in Afghanistan in a province bordering the capital, Kabul.
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Militants vow joint Afghan raids

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 16:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two militant groups based in Pakistan decide to coordinate attacks against coalition forces inside Afghanistan.
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Foreign forces' worst Afghan toll

Tuesday, July 1st 2008, 12:10

The month of June is the deadliest for foreign troops in Afghanistan since the 2001 fall of the Taleban, official figures show.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan mine blast

Sunday, June 29th 2008, 17:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has been killed after stepping on a mine in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Taleban 'to boost Afghan attacks'

Friday, June 27th 2008, 21:57

A resurgent Taleban is likely to step up the scope of its attacks around Afghanistan during 2008, the Pentagon warns.
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US Senate approves war funds bill

Friday, June 27th 2008, 10:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US Senate approves $162bn to pay for another year of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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