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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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Afghanistan's shattered history

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 14:45

Martin Patience reports from Afghanistan, a country worn down by 30 years of war.
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Afghan jail break police sacked

Thursday, June 26th 2008, 14:08
related places: Kandahar

The police chief of the Afghan city of Kandahar is sacked after 900 prisoners escaped from the main jail.
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Eastern Afghan attacks 'up 40%'

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 23:33
related countries: United States United States

Attacks by insurgents in eastern Afghanistan are up by 40% compared with last year, the US military says.
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Policewoman shot dead in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 16:11

Insurgents in western Afghanistan shoot dead a policewoman for the first time, police say.
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Germany to bolster Afghan force

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 11:30
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany says it will send an extra 1,000 soldiers to northern Afghanistan, amid signs of strain in the Nato mission.
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Taleban's '$100m opium takings'

Tuesday, June 24th 2008, 5:44

Taleban insurgents in Afghanistan took more than $100m from the opium trade in 2007, a top UN official tells the BBC.
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More civilians die in Afghanistan

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 16:33

Seven more Afghan civilians are killed in bomb attacks during renewed violence across Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan 'needs' more troops

Monday, June 23rd 2008, 6:16

Up to 6,000 additional Nato soldiers are needed in Afghanistan if the alliance is to pull out on time, a top general warns.
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Soldiers killed in Afghan blasts

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 22:46
related countries: United States United States

Five foreign soldiers die in two bombings in Afghanistan as the Taleban step up their attacks against coalition troops.
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Paying off a debt with a daughter

Saturday, June 21st 2008, 10:40

Kate Clark meets an Afghan farmer hit by the poppy ban, who has had to sell his daughter for marriage.
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Afghan suicide attack 'kills six'

Friday, June 20th 2008, 8:57

Five civilians and a US-led coalition soldier die in a suicide attack in the Afghan province of Helmand, officials say.
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US House approves war funds bill

Friday, June 20th 2008, 4:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Democrat

The Democrat-held US House of Representatives approves $162bn to pay for another year of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Taleban 'cleared from Kandahar'

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 12:40
related places: Kandahar

Nato and Afghan forces say they have driven Taleban fighters from areas close to the southern city of Kandahar.
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Anti-Taleban operation launched

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 16:19
related places: Kandahar

Nato and Afghan forces launch an operation to drive Taleban insurgents from Kandahar's outskirts.
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Four UK soldiers die in Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 11:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan when as their vehicle is caught in an explosion, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Afghans flee amid fears of battle

Wednesday, June 18th 2008, 5:19

Hundreds of people flee their homes in a district of southern Afghanistan fearing fighting between troops and the Taleban.
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Extra UK troops for Afghanistan

Monday, June 16th 2008, 21:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troop numbers in Afghanistan will increase to more than 8,000 by next spring, Des Browne tells MPs.
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Taleban 'capture Afghan villages'

Monday, June 16th 2008, 18:23

About 500 Taleban fighters take over several villages in southern Afghanistan, local officials say.
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Karzai issues warning to Pakistan

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 15:17
related countries: United States United States

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he is ready to send troops over the border into Pakistan to confront militants.
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Nato concedes Taleban jail blow

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 23:48
related places: Kandahar

Nato admits a jail-break by hundreds of prisoners in the Afghan city of Kandahar was a success for the Taleban.
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Taleban jail raid frees hundreds

Saturday, June 14th 2008, 13:52
related places: Kandahar

Afghan security forces hunt for hundreds of prisoners who escaped from a jail after Taleban fighters blew up the main gate.
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UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 19:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan, according to the Ministry of Defence.
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Donors pledge $20bn in Afghan aid

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 16:51
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

World donors pledge some $20bn to rebuild Afghanistan - but want more done to stamp out corruption and co-ordinate relief.
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US defends Afghan border strike

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 8:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The Pentagon defends an air strike by US forces along the Afghan border, said to have killed 11 Pakistani soldiers.
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Afghans seize 'largest drug haul'

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 21:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Afghan police seize almost 240 tonnes of hashish, in what is believed to be the biggest-ever seizure of illegal drugs.
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'Aid juggernaut'

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 19:09

Could donors' meeting save Afghanistan?
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Key Afghan donor meeting in Paris

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 18:38
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The Afghan government is to ask international donors to fund a $50bn reconstruction plan at a meeting in Paris, officials say.
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Pakistan fury at deadly US strike

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 16:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan condemns a US air strike which killed 11 of its soldiers along the border with Afghanistan.
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Pakistan condemns US air strike

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 15:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan's military says an American air strike which left 11 of its soldiers dead was a "cowardly attack".
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Pakistan troops 'die in US raid'

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 6:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

At least 10 Pakistani soldiers are reported to have been killed in an apparent airstrike by US-led forces near the Afghan border.
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World Bank urges Afghan openness

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 10:11

Afghanistan's government must be more accountable if it is to rebuild the economy, the World Bank warns.
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Pakistan agents 'helping Taleban'

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 6:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A leading US think-tank accuses members of Pakistan's intelligence service of aiding the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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Funeral for BBC Afghan reporter

Monday, June 9th 2008, 7:07

Abdul Samad Rohani, a BBC reporter in Afghanistan's Helmand province, is buried a day after he was found shot dead.
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Blast takes UK Afghan toll to 100

Monday, June 9th 2008, 2:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three UK soldiers die in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, bringing the number killed there to 100 since 2001.
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Grim milestone

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 20:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British death toll in Afghanistan reaches 100
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BBC Afghan reporter is shot dead

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 15:10

Abdul Samad Rohani, a BBC reporter in Afghanistan's Helmand province, is found shot dead after being abducted.
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Pakistan defends militant talks

Friday, June 6th 2008, 10:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Pakistan's foreign minister defends his country's decision to negotiate with militants during talks in Kabul.
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Pakistan 'gives militants refuge'

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 16:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Spanta criticises Pakistan for negotiating peace deals with pro-Taleban militants.
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Apology after Afghan sex claims

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 12:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's military says sorry to Bollywood entertainer Tania Zeta over false claims she had sex with troops in Afghanistan.
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World Bank in Afghan aid warning

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 6:00

The World Bank calls on President Karzai's government to improve the way aid money is spent.
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Nato 'needs more' in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 8:04
related countries: United States United States

The outgoing Nato forces general in Afghanistan says the war against the Taleban is "under-resourced".
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S Asia 'focus for al-Qaeda fight'

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 5:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US security chief tells the BBC the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan are the new focus for the war on terror.
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Nato troops die in Afghan blast

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 17:57

A suicide car bomb attack kills two international soldiers in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan.
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Dozens of Afghan Taleban 'killed'

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 7:19
related places: Kabul

Afghanistan's military says 30 Taleban fighters are killed in a joint Nato operation in the western Farah province.
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Afghan bomb kills bus passengers

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 8:26

A roadside bomb hits a bus in western Afghanistan, killing eight passengers, officials say.
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Suicide bomb kills Afghan troops

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 9:09

A suicide bomber blows himself up in eastern Afghanistan, killing four Afghan soldiers and a child.
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Three die in Afghan Koran protest

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 15:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Koran

Two civilians and a Nato soldier die in a protest in Afghanistan over the shooting of a Koran by a US soldier.
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Afghan schools closed by threats

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 15:24

More than 50 schools close in a southern Afghan province after threats by militants, a politician says.
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German jailed for stabbing rabbi

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 11:03
related countries: Germany Germany

A German court jails a Muslim of Afghan origin for three and a half years for stabbing a Jewish rabbi in the street.
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Afghan student in torture claim

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 14:40

An Afghan student sentenced to death for insulting Islam tells a court he confessed under torture.
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Afghans free foreign contractors

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 9:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan security forces free two foreign workers kidnapped last month, while Pakistan's envoy describes his release.
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Pakistan Afghan ambassador freed

Saturday, May 17th 2008, 6:44
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's envoy to Afghanistan, abducted by suspected Taleban militants in February, is released.
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US aid 'failing to reach target'

Friday, May 16th 2008, 16:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US Congress provides billions of dollars for Pakistan and Afghanistan but much of the money never gets there.
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US House rejects war funding bill

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 21:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Democrat

The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives rejects a bill to fund wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Afghan police hit by bomb attack

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 9:00

At least five policeman and two civilians are killed by a female suicide attacker in western Afghanistan.
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Pakistan in Taleban prisoner swap

Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 17:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's army swaps prisoners with the Taleban and cuts troop numbers in a tribal area near Afghanistan.
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Taleban 'down US helicopter'

Tuesday, May 13th 2008, 10:53
related countries: United States United States

A US military helicopter makes an emergency landing in Afghanistan amid reports militants shot it down.
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Senior Afghan officials suspended

Monday, May 12th 2008, 16:38

Eight senior Afghan government officials are suspended over a Taleban attack on President Karzai.
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Taleban killed in Afghan incursion

Monday, May 12th 2008, 11:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani militants take back the bodies of at least nine comrades killed in Afghanistan, witnesses say.
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Australian military clears troops

Monday, May 12th 2008, 8:56
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia's military clears its troops of wrongdoing in an Afghan battle that left two women and a baby dead.
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US raid sparks Afghan unrest

Saturday, May 10th 2008, 21:14
related countries: United States United States

Police open fire at a protest in eastern Afghanistan over the deaths of three people in a US raid on a house.
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Australia launches abuse probe

Friday, May 9th 2008, 6:12
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian army says it is probing allegations that its soldiers mistreated prisoners in Afghanistan.
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Afghans meet to restore dialogue

Friday, May 9th 2008, 4:40

Prominent Afghans call for restoration of talks with insurgent groups to bring peace to the country.
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