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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

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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Battle 'kills dozens of Taleban'

Sunday, October 28th 2007, 8:10
related countries: United States United States

Coalition forces say scores of Taleban fighters have been killed in a six-hour battle in southern Afghanistan.
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Nato talks focus on Afghan role

Thursday, October 25th 2007, 10:19

Nato ministers begin a second day of talks, after getting more resources for security efforts in Afghanistan.
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Nato 'to boost' Afghan resources

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 22:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Nato's secretary general says a number of members have offered more military resources for Afghanistan.
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Nato ministers face tough talks

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 4:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Netherlands Netherlands, Turkey Turkey

Afghan burden-sharing and tension on Turkey's Iraq border are likely to dominate Nato talks in the Netherlands.
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Nato air raid 'kills civilians'

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 9:28
related places: Kabul

At least 13 Afghan civilians have been killed in a Nato air strike near Kabul, a provincial official says.
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Bush seeks new Afghan war funds

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 3:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Congress

US President George W Bush asks Congress for an extra $46bn (£23bn) to fund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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Japan cabinet approves navy bill

Wednesday, October 17th 2007, 10:20
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan's cabinet approves a bill allowing its navy to continue supporting US-led missions in Afghanistan.
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Civilians 'killed in Nato raid'

Monday, October 15th 2007, 12:23

Three Afghan civilians are reportedly killed in a Nato air strike - there is no confirmation from Nato.
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Musharraf blames captured troops

Friday, October 12th 2007, 16:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Musharraf says Pakistani troops abducted by militants near the Afghan border acted unprofessionally.
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Karzai fear over Pakistan clashes

Friday, October 12th 2007, 15:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Afghanistan's President Karzai tells the BBC of his concern over fighting in Pakistan's tribal district of Waziristan.
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Taleban free German hostage

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 14:07
related countries: Germany Germany

A German engineer and four Afghans held by the Taleban since mid-July have been freed, officials say.
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Afghan mosque attacked

Wednesday, October 10th 2007, 10:30

Two people are killed and at least 10 injured in Afghanistan after gunmen open fire in a mosque, officials say.
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Kabul to continue with executions

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 14:00

The Afghan government says it will continue executions despite being criticised for putting 15 convicts to death.
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Battles rage on Pakistan border

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 12:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's army says 45 soldiers and 150 pro-Taleban militants have died in three days of fierce clashes.
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Australian killed in Afghan blast

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 7:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian soldier is killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, the first to die in direct action there.
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Fifteen executed in Afghanistan

Monday, October 8th 2007, 15:40

Fifteen people in Afghanistan are been put to death for crimes including murder, government officials say.
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Nato force regrets Afghan deaths

Sunday, October 7th 2007, 12:06

The Nato-led force in Afghanistan says it regrets the shooting dead of three civilians in the east.
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Convoy bombed in Afghan capital

Saturday, October 6th 2007, 13:28
related places: Kabul

At least five Afghan civilians and a soldier die in a suicide attack on a coalition convoy in Kabul, officials say.
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UK soldier killed in Afghan blast

Friday, October 5th 2007, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British army soldier is killed and two others are injured in an explosion in southern Afghanistan.
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Kite Runner boy star 'not safe'

Thursday, October 4th 2007, 15:02

The family of a boy starring in a controversial Afghan film 'are leaving the country', amid fears for their safety.
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Kabul hit by new suicide bomb

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 15:04
related places: Kabul

At least 13 people are killed in the second suicide attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, in four days.
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US military chief states mission

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 1:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The new chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff says he wants to prepare for what follows Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Afghan clash 'kills 20 militants'

Monday, October 1st 2007, 6:19
related countries: United States United States

More than 20 militants die in fighting with troops in southern Afghanistan, US-led coalition forces say.
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Taleban shun Karzai talks offer

Sunday, September 30th 2007, 9:55

Taleban militants say they will not talk to the Afghan government while foreign troops are in the country.
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Taleban free Red Cross workers

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 15:12

Four Red Cross workers seized by the Afghan Taleban are freed unconditionally, the Red Cross says.
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Kabul bus blast kills 27 troops

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 15:00
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomb attack on a bus in the Afghan capital kills at least 27 members of the country's armed forces.
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Re-thinking Afghan reconstruction

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 10:57

In Kabul, Chris Morris asks whether using the strategy of using soldiers to rebuild Afghanistan is working.
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UK's Afghan gains 'may be lost'

Friday, September 28th 2007, 12:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Territory in Afghanistan taken in battles by British troops may have to be retaken, the Nato commander warns.
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Afghanistan ICRC workers seized

Thursday, September 27th 2007, 11:09

Four employees of the international Red Cross are seized in southern Afghanistan, police say.
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Pentagon seeks $190bn war funds

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 20:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Congress

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates asks Congress for $190bn to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Afghan clashes kill '160 Taleban'

Wednesday, September 26th 2007, 15:30

Coalition forces in Afghanistan say at least 160 Taleban fighters have been killed in clashes in the south.
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Taleban 'needed for Afghan peace'

Tuesday, September 25th 2007, 4:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Taleban will need to be involved with a peace process in Afghanistan, the UK defence secretary says.
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Two Italians freed in Afghan raid

Monday, September 24th 2007, 15:37
related countries: Italy Italy

Two Italian soldiers kidnapped in Afghanistan are freed during a military operation, Italy's defence ministry says.
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Italians 'seized in Afghanistan'

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 22:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian authorities say they believe two of their soldiers serving in west Afghanistan have been kidnapped.
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Taleban 'to honour polio drive'

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 21:22

Taleban leaders are allowing 10,000 Afghan health workers to immunise 1.3m children, the UN says.
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UK troops find Taleban bunkers

Saturday, September 22nd 2007, 6:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A network of well-established Taleban bunkers is found by a British-led force in southern Afghanistan.
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Major clash in south Afghanistan

Friday, September 21st 2007, 13:17
related countries: France France
related places: Kabul

Heavy fighting takes place between US-led forces and Taleban militants in southern Afghanistan.
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Major Afghan offensive launched

Wednesday, September 19th 2007, 6:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British-led multinational force launches an offensive against the Taleban in the southern Afghanistan.
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Heavy fighting in S Afghanistan

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 13:21

More clashes in Afghanistan break out between Afghan and international security forces and the Taleban.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 9:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier has been killed and another injured in an explosion in Afghanistan, the MoD said.
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Three held over Afghan kidnap

Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 4:32
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Afghan police say they have arrested three men over the kidnapping of a Bangladeshi aid worker.
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Afghan 'suicide bomb kills eight'

Monday, September 17th 2007, 12:21

A suicide bomber kills himself and seven others in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say.
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Many killed near Pakistani border

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 16:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Fierce fighting between Pakistani troops and pro-Taleban militants leaves many dead near the Afghan border.
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US sends Afghan to Guantanamo

Thursday, September 13th 2007, 0:21
related countries: United States United States

The US military transfers an Afghan national accused of al-Qaeda membership to Guantanamo Bay.
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S Koreans told 'convert or die'

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 10:24

South Koreans held hostage by the Taleban in Afghanistan say they were told at gunpoint to convert to Islam.
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'Suicide bombs' hit Afghan town

Monday, September 10th 2007, 15:08

At least 20 people are killed and many hurt in two suicide bombings in southern Afghanistan, police say.
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Afghanistan mine clearers freed

Monday, September 10th 2007, 9:46

Ten members of an Afghan mine clearing team kidnapped last week have been released, officials say.
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Japan's embattled PM vows to stay

Monday, September 10th 2007, 7:49
related countries: Japan Japan

Shinzo Abe pledges to carry on as Japan's PM, after staking his job on extending Japan's Afghanistan mission.
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Japan PM may quit over Afghan row

Sunday, September 9th 2007, 13:12
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's prime minister says he may resign if MPs block his plans to extend Japan's mission in Afghanistan.
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Murdered S Korea hostage buried

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 21:02

A group of South Koreans held hostage in Afghanistan attend the funeral of their leader killed by the Taleban.
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UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 19:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British soldiers are killed in a firefight with the Taleban in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Afghan bombers 'foreigners' - UN

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 19:37

More than half the suicide bombers used by the Taleban in Afghanistan are not Afghan nationals, a UN report says.
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'Taleban killed' in Afghan clash

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 7:02
related countries: United States United States

The US-led coalition says it has killed at least 40 suspected Taleban rebels in clashes in Afghanistan.
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Powerful 'grab Afghanistan land'

Thursday, September 6th 2007, 6:09

An Afghan minister says land is being illegally appropriated by powerful individuals like MPs and senior officials.
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Taleban kidnapper 'dies in clash'

Tuesday, September 4th 2007, 13:58

One of the Taleban fighters who masterminded the kidnapping of 23 South Koreans in July has been killed, Afghan officials say.
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Afghan roadside blast kills six

Monday, September 3rd 2007, 7:04

At least six Afghan security personnel die in a roadside blast in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Freed S Korean hostages 'sorry'

Sunday, September 2nd 2007, 6:07

Nineteen S Koreans held by the Taleban arrive home to tearful family reunions, and apologise for causing trouble.
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Rebels killed in Afghan clashes

Saturday, September 1st 2007, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

The US-led coalition says it has killed at least 40 suspected Taleban rebels in clashes in Afghanistan.
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Afghan attack 'kills civilians'

Friday, August 31st 2007, 15:14
related countries: United States United States

At least 10 civilians are killed in a Taleban attack aimed at a US military base in Afghanistan, officials say.
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S Korea denies hostage payments

Friday, August 31st 2007, 12:35
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea denies rumours it paid a big ransom for the release of hostages held by the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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One killed in Kabul airport blast

Friday, August 31st 2007, 5:33
related places: Kabul

At least one person dies and three are injured in a suicide bomb attack on the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
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