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Afghan suicide blast kills seven

Monday, October 20th 2008, 14:40

A suicide bomber attacks a Nato patrol in northern Afghanistan, killing two soldiers and five children, Nato says.
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Taleban kill many in bus attacks

Sunday, October 19th 2008, 13:07
related places: Kandahar

Taleban insurgents kill at least 27 people, beheading some, travelling on buses in the Afghan province of Kandahar.
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Winter hardship in Afghanistan

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 11:27

Damian Grammaticas visits Afghanistan's Saighan Valley, where drought will mean severe deprivation this winter.
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Winter hardship in Afghanistan

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 11:27

Damian Grammaticas visits Afghanistan's Saighan Valley, where drought will mean severe deprivation this winter.
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Afghan strike 'kills civilians'

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 17:19

At least 18 civilians are killed in an air strike by foreign forces in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, reports say.
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Germany to boost Afghanistan role

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 16:16
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's parliament votes overwhelmingly to extend the mandate of its forces in Afghanistan and to boost troop levels.
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Afghan policeman 'kills US soldier'

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 15:06
related countries: United States United States

An Afghan policeman kills a US soldier in Afghanistan, the second incident of its kind in less than a month, the US military says.
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Taleban raid on key Afghan town

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 9:28

At least 18 Taleban militants are killed in a second major attack on a southern Afghan town this week, officials say.
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Afghan violence 'worst in years'

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 22:22

Attacks on troops, civilians and aid workers in Afghanistan are at their highest level for six years, according to the UN.
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Taleban official to sue Pakistan

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 14:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Afghan Taleban's former ambassador to Pakistan says he is suing Pakistan over his arrest there in 2002.
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'American' arrested in Pakistan

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 5:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A man thought to be a US citizen is arrested in a tribal area close to the Afghan border, police say.
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Neglected nomads

Monday, October 13th 2008, 16:10

Afghan Kuchis want government promises honoured
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Taleban killed in Afghan battles

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 10:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dozens of Taleban militants are killed by security forces in fighting in southern Afghanistan, local and British officials say.
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'US missiles' hit Pakistan town

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 1:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

At least four people die in a missile attack on a town in a Pakistani tribal region near Afghanistan, officials say.
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Dozens killed in Pakistan bombing

Friday, October 10th 2008, 19:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Twenty-seven people are killed and more than 80 wounded in a suicide bombing on Pakistani tribal elders near the Afghan border.
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Nato to attack Afghan opium labs

Friday, October 10th 2008, 16:04

Nato allows its troops to attack opium factories for the first time in Afghanistan to help stem the flow of funds to the Taleban.
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New media plan to combat Taleban

Friday, October 10th 2008, 8:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government mulls a radical plan to counter growing Taleban propaganda in Afghanistan, the BBC learns.
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End to war?

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 16:37

The chances of Afghan Taleban joining peace talks
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US admits higher Afghan raid toll

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 22:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: August

A US military inquiry finds that an air strike in Afghanistan in August killed many more civilians than first acknowledged.
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Nato general seeks opium assault

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 15:24

Nato's top operations commander calls for more aggressive tactics against the opium trade in Afghanistan.
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Karzai's brother 'met ex-Taleban'

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 12:20
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The Afghan president's brother met former Taleban leaders at a religious meal hosted by the Saudi king, the BBC learns.
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US renounces Afghan 'defeatism'

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 6:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates rejects as 'defeatist' a comment by a top British commander that the war in Afghanistan cannot be won.
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Manageable war?

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 12:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Brigadier downgrades Afghan aims
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Afghan victory hopes played down

Sunday, October 5th 2008, 4:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's military commander in Helmand has warned that there will be no "decisive victory" in Afghanistan.
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Saving mothers

Saturday, October 4th 2008, 7:12

The struggle to cut maternal mortality in Afghanistan
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'US strike' hits Pakistan village

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 18:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A US missile strike on a Pakistani village kills at least nine people including suspected foreign militants, Pakistani sources say.
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Karzai pleas for Saudi peace role

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 11:03
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that he has made repeated efforts to engage Saudi Arabia in Taleban peace talks.
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Kidnapped Afghan diplomat 'freed'

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 9:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghanistan's ambassador-designate in Pakistan, Abdul Khaliq Farahi, is released a week after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen, reports say.
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Pakistanis flee into Afghanistan

Monday, September 29th 2008, 16:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Some 20,000 Pakistanis have crossed into Afghanistan to escape fighting in the Bajaur region, the UN says.
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Top Afghan policewoman shot dead

Sunday, September 28th 2008, 11:04
related places: Kandahar

Afghanistan's most prominent policewoman is shot dead outside her house in the southern city of Kandahar, officials say.
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Top Afghan policewoman shot dead

Sunday, September 28th 2008, 11:04
related places: Kandahar

Afghanistan's most prominent policewoman is shot dead outside her house in the southern city of Kandahar, officials say.
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Road to Tora Bora

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 20:41

The treacherous beauty of Afghan mountains
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Pakistan welcomes US 'blessing'

Friday, September 26th 2008, 21:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan's president says US support of his country is a "blessing", a day after a brief clash on the Afghanistan border.
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Taleban free abducted labourers

Friday, September 26th 2008, 16:59

More than 100 labourers kidnapped this week by the Afghan Taleban are freed, officials and militants say.
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Shots fired in US-Pakistan clash

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 22:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US military says its troops have exchanged gunfire with Pakistani forces across the border with Afghanistan.
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Pakistan fires on Nato aircraft

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 17:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan says its troops fired warning shots at two Nato helicopters as they crossed the eastern Afghan border.
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Insider account

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 10:27
related countries: United States United States

Reporter tells of 'year of abuse' in US Afghan base
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Pakistan recovers 'US spy drone'

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 15:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The Pakistani army says it is investigating the wreckage of a suspected US spy plane found near the Afghan border.
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US unable to spare Afghan troops

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 16:13
related countries: United States United States

The Pentagon says that a call for three extra combat brigades to go to Afghanistan cannot be met before spring 2009.
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Family visits for Bagram inmates

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 8:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bagram, Kabul

Detainees in US custody at the Bagram air base near Kabul are being visited by relatives for the first time.
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France to beef up Afghan mission

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 20:39
related countries: France France

The French prime minister says Paris will reinforce its military presence in Afghanistan, as MPs vote in support of the mission.
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Labourers abducted in Afghanistan

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 15:29
related places: Farah

Suspected Taleban militants kidnap at least 140 civilian labourers in the south-west Afghan province of Farah.
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Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 15:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistani troops fire shots into the air to stop US helicopters crossing the border from Afghanistan, local officials say.
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France to vote on Afghan troops

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 6:52
related countries: France France

The French parliament is due to vote shortly on whether to keep its troops in Afghanistan.
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Gates backs Afghan border strikes

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 19:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

US defence chief Robert Gates defends US air strikes across the Afghan border into Pakistan.
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Like buying sugar

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 18:39

How the Afghan Taleban got armed to the hilt
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US 'must cut' Afghan casualties

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 11:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

The US must do more to limit civilian casualties in Afghanistan, Defence Secretary Robert Gates says in Kabul.
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US commander holds Pakistan talks

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 10:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States
related places: America

America's top military commander, Adm Michael Mullen, meets Pakistani officials "to defuse tension" on the Afghan border.
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Afghan blast kills US-led troops

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 7:16
related countries: United States United States

Four US-led soldiers and an Afghan national are killed in a bomb blast in east Afghanistan, the coalition forces say.
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Next mission

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 4:35
related countries: United States United States

After Iraq, US general takes on Afghan challenge
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Pakistan in border warning to US

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 16:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan's army says incursions by US troops across the border from Afghanistan will not be tolerated.
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Afghan civilian casualties soar

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 14:53

UN figures show a sharp rise in the number of civilians killed by Taleban militants and foreign forces in Afghanistan.
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Risky business

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 9:30

Kidnappings prompt fears among Afghan traders
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Iran 'sending weapons to Taleban'

Monday, September 15th 2008, 10:49
related countries: Iran Iran

Elements in the Iranian state are sending weapons across the border to the Taleban in Afghanistan, the BBC learns.
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Women swim Channel to aid Afghans

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 2:38

A group of six women begin a charity swim across the English Channel to raise money for maternity hospitals in Afghanistan.
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Braving Afghanistan's dangerous roads

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 11:53

Kate Clark explains the dangers of travelling on some of Afghanistan's most insecure roads.
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Afghan provincial governor killed

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 10:11
related places: Kabul

The governor of the Afghan province of Logar is killed in a roadside bomb attack near Kabul, officials say.
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Bush 'approved' Pakistan attacks

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 22:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Bush approved US military raids on militants inside Pakistan without Islamabad's agreement, the BBC learns.
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Canada Afghan mission 'ends 2011'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 10:57
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian PM Stephen Harper for the first time vows that Canadian troops will end their mission in Afghanistan in 2011.
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US 'must target Pakistan havens'

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 10:13
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US needs a new strategy to tackle militants in Afghanistan which includes Pakistan's border area, a top commander says.
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In pictures

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 12:39
related places: Kabul

Cutting edge satire of Kabul-based cartoonist
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Bush reshuffles war zone troops

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 17:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President George W Bush orders 8,000 US soldiers back from Iraq and 4,500 reinforcements to go to Afghanistan by February.
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Ex-envoy attacks Afghan strategy

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 12:34

The former European Union envoy to Afghanistan says the West has no coherent strategy for victory there.
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Bush to announce troop reshuffle

Tuesday, September 9th 2008, 1:17
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

President Bush will announce plans to withdraw 8,000 US troops from Iraq and send reinforcements to Afghanistan.
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US drones 'bomb Pakistan target'

Monday, September 8th 2008, 14:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 14 people are reported killed in a suspected US attack on a religious school in Pakistan's border region.
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Buddha statue found at Afghan site

Monday, September 8th 2008, 13:53

A giant Buddha is found near the famous Bamiyan Buddhas that were destroyed by the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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US to review Afghan attack case

Monday, September 8th 2008, 10:22
related countries: United States United States

US forces in Afghanistan are to review an inquiry into an air raid as video evidence suggests scores of civilians were killed.
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US to re-open Afghan attack case

Monday, September 8th 2008, 10:05
related countries: United States United States

US forces in Afghanistan re-open an inquiry into an air raid after the emergence of video suggesting scores of civilians were killed.
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Kandahar rocked by suicide blasts

Sunday, September 7th 2008, 13:00
related places: Kandahar

Two suicide bomb blasts kill at least two people and injure 29 in a police station in the Afghan city of Kandahar, officials say.
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'Propaganda'

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 17:16
related countries: France France

Images from Afghanistan spark anger in France
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Afghan anti-drugs judge is killed

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 15:43

The leading anti-drugs judge in Afghanistan, Alim Hanif, is shot while on his way to work.
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Afghan attack kills Canada troops

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 17:59
related countries: Canada Canada

Three Canadian soldiers die and five are hurt in an attack on their vehicle in south Afghanistan, says the Canadian military.
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