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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.

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Afghanistan: news

Many dead in Afghan suicide blast

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 19:54

A suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan kills 18 people including 11 police officers, the government says.
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'Taleban killed' in fresh clashes

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 4:53
related countries: United States United States

The US military and Afghan government say more than 20 Taleban rebels have been killed in fresh clashes.
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Karzai unhurt after parade attack

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 18:02
related places: Kabul

Afghan President Hamid Karzai escapes unharmed as gunfire breaks out at a military ceremony in Kabul.
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Germany sorry for Afghan spying

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 16:15
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany apologises to Afghanistan for a spying incident which targeted an Afghan minister.
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Afghan spying row in Germany

Friday, April 25th 2008, 11:57
related countries: Germany Germany

German intelligence agents are at the centre of a spying row involving a German journalist and an Afghan minister.
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Pakistan fury at Nato border raid

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 15:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan lodges a "strong protest" with Nato and the Afghan military after a soldier is killed in a border skirmish.
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Deadly attacks hit Afghanistan

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 9:49

At least 10 people die in three separate attacks, including two suicide bombs, in Afghanistan, officials say.
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Oil painting 'originated in East'

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 21:19

Painting with oils took place in ancient Afghanistan long before it was known in Europe, researchers say.
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Gates criticises Air Force role

Monday, April 21st 2008, 15:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Air Force heads are "stuck in old ways" on tactics in Afghanistan and Iraq, defence chief Robert Gates says.
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Pakistan envoy 'held by Taleban'

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 16:28

Pakistan's missing ambassador to Afghanistan appears in a video saying he is being held by militants.
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Dutch commander's son killed

Friday, April 18th 2008, 18:33
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The son of the new Dutch armed forces commander is killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.
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US 'lacks Pakistan terror policy'

Friday, April 18th 2008, 8:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US report says that Islamist militants are still operating freely along the Pakistani border with Afghanistan.
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UN warning on Afghan refugees

Friday, April 18th 2008, 8:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The United Nations says that Pakistan should revise plans to return 2.4m refugees to Afghanistan.
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Many killed at Afghan mosque

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 18:07
related places: Zaranj

A suicide bomb outside a mosque in the south Afghan city of Zaranj kills at least 20 people and injures 30.
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Afghanistan suicide bomb kills 17

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 17:11
related places: Zaranj

A suicide bomb in Zaranj in southwestern Afghanistan kills at least 17 people and injures 35.
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Karzai urged to halt executions

Thursday, April 17th 2008, 12:05

A human rights group calls on the Afghan President Hamid Karzai to reject execution orders for around 100 prisoners.
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Nato troops killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, April 16th 2008, 6:56

Two Nato soldiers are killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, the alliance says in a statement.
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Taleban attack kills 11 policemen

Monday, April 14th 2008, 13:04

Taleban insurgents storm a police post in the southern Afghanistan, killing at least 11 policemen, officials say.
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'Progress signs' in Afghanistan

Sunday, April 13th 2008, 0:09

An army chief who has just returned from Afghanistan says there were "real signs of progress" there.
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US is 'undermining' Afghan trials

Friday, April 11th 2008, 8:49
related countries: United States United States

A rights group says the US is standing by while international standards for fair trials are violated in Afghanistan.
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Afghan suicide attack kills eight

Thursday, April 10th 2008, 7:18
related places: Kandahar

A suicide car bomb explodes in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, killing at least eight civilians, officials say.
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Al-Qaeda leader al-Masri 'dead'

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 21:13
related countries: United States United States

The US says Abu Obaidah al-Masri, reputedly al-Qaeda's mastermind in Afghanistan, has died.
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Militants kill 17 Afghan workers

Tuesday, April 8th 2008, 15:14

Militants kill 17 road workers and injure another 16 in a restive province of southern Afghanistan.
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Probe of Afghan 'civilian deaths'

Monday, April 7th 2008, 13:30
related countries: United States United States

Afghan officials investigate reports that up to 33 civilians died in a US and Afghan army operation.
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Afghans 'seize Taleban leader'

Monday, April 7th 2008, 11:03
related places: Kandahar

Afghan officials say they have arrested a senior Taleban commander in the southern city of Kandahar.
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Taleban accuse Sarkozy of U-turn

Saturday, April 5th 2008, 20:57
related countries: France France

The Taleban accuse Nicolas Sarkozy of reneging on a pledge to withdraw French troops from Afghanistan.
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More US troops for Afghan force

Friday, April 4th 2008, 22:10
related countries: United States United States

The United States says it plans to send a "significant" number of extra troops to Afghanistan next year.
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Afghan suicide blast kills three

Friday, April 4th 2008, 6:59

A suicide bomber kills at least three police officers in an attack in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Nato meets Canada's troop demands

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 15:40
related countries: France France

Canada will continue its frontline role in Afghanistan, after the commitment of more troops at a Nato conference.
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Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 7:23
related countries: Romania Romania

Nato is to discuss how to maintain links with Georgia and Ukraine after failing to agree on their membership.
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More Nato troops for Afghan mission

Thursday, April 3rd 2008, 4:06
related countries: France France


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Bush praises Nato Afghan pledges

Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 16:21
related countries: United States United States

US President George W Bush urges Nato allies to send more troops to Afghanistan.
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Blast kills two British soldiers

Monday, March 31st 2008, 8:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers are killed in an explosion on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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Afghan 'trust' in Arab troops

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 11:56

Frank Gardner meets Arab troops in Afghanistan who are using their Islamic credentials to win the public's trust.
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Deadly blast in south Afghanistan

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 10:37

A bomb explosion near a power plant in the Afghanistan kills two employees, police say.
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US Mid-East commander replaced

Saturday, March 29th 2008, 0:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The Pentagon replaces a commander of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, who quit early amid controversy.
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UN's Afghan envoy begins work

Friday, March 28th 2008, 11:47
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Kabul

Norwegian diplomat Kai Eide starts work in Kabul as the new UN envoy to Afghanistan.
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France pledges Afghanistan troops

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 21:15
related countries: France France

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says he will send more troops to Afghanistan to support Nato's mission.
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Helmand market bomb 'kills eight'

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 12:22

A car bomb attack kills at least eight people in a farmers' market in the south of Afghanistan, police say.
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Donors accused of failing Afghans

Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 14:23

Some $10bn (£5bn) in aid promised to Afghanistan has still to be delivered, a group of aid agencies says.
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Fuel supplies for US troops hit

Monday, March 24th 2008, 16:30
related countries: United States United States

Some 40 road tankers supplying fuel to foreign troops in Afghanistan are blown up.
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US-Afghan forces kill insurgents

Sunday, March 23rd 2008, 12:54
related countries: United States United States

More than a dozen insurgents are killed in a joint US-Afghan operation in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Nato soldier dies in Afghan blast

Friday, March 21st 2008, 13:54

A soldier with the Nato-led force is killed in a blast in southern Afghanistan, the alliance says.
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Cheney meets Afghan leader

Thursday, March 20th 2008, 10:08
related countries: United States United States

US Vice-President Dick Cheney meets Afghan President Hamid Karzai on an unannounced visit to Kabul.
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Afghan civilians killed in raid

Wednesday, March 19th 2008, 14:24
related countries: United States United States

US-led forces in Afghanistan say a woman and boy have died in a raid, locals say four more killed were also civilians.
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Shooting rocks Afghan prison

Tuesday, March 18th 2008, 15:06

Afghan security forces seal off the country's main high-security prison after days of unrest there.
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Afghan blast kills Nato soldiers

Monday, March 17th 2008, 14:14

A suicide car bomb attack on a Nato convoy kills three Nato soldiers in southern Helmand province, police say.
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Canadian MPS back Afghan mission

Friday, March 14th 2008, 10:40
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's parliament extends its army's Afghan mission by two years on condition Nato allies send reinforcements.
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Six dead in Kabul suicide attack

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 15:14
related places: Kabul

A suicide car bomb blast kills six Afghan civilians and injures more on the road to the airport in Kabul.
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Pakistan protests at US shelling

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 12:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan criticises US forces in Afghanistan for cross-border shelling that it says killed two women and two children.
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UN call on Afghan mandate

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 4:47

The head of UN peacekeeping says the mandate for Afghanistan must be sharper to help stabilise the country.
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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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