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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

Top Afghan militant 'captured'

Monday, February 11th 2008, 15:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A leading Afghan Taleban fighter is captured after a shootout in south-west Pakistan, police say.
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US warning on Nato's Afghan role

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 12:11
related countries: United States United States

Europe needs convincing that Nato's Afghan mission is part of a wider war on terror, says the US defence secretary.
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Nato's Afghan strategy 'working'

Sunday, February 10th 2008, 4:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A senior British diplomat defends Nato's operation in Afghanistan, saying the overall strategy is working.
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Piloting Afghanistan to a prosperous future

Saturday, February 9th 2008, 12:06

Lyse Doucet reports that the international community's efforts to rebuild Afghanistan need to be better co-ordinated.
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Canada seeks troops pledge

Friday, February 8th 2008, 11:21
related countries: Canada Canada, France France
related places: Paris

Canada sends a high-level delegation to Paris to sound out a possible offer of military help in Afghanistan.
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Nato dismisses Afghanistan crisis

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 23:45

Nato rejects talk of a crisis over its Afghanistan operation, saying the alliance is making good progress.
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Karzai denies tensions with West

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 16:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: West

Afghan President Hamid Karzai plays down differences with the West, during a visit by top US and UK diplomats.
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West warned over Afghan failure

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 12:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: London

Nato's chief says failure in Afghanistan could fuel attacks in the West, as top UK and US diplomats visit the country.
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Nato 'at risk over Afghanistan'

Thursday, February 7th 2008, 2:28
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns the future of Nato is in danger due to differences over Afghanistan.
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UK-US talks on Afghan war

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 11:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Gordon Brown welcomes the US secretary of state for talks on bolstering support for the war in Afghanistan.
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More opium likely in Afghan south

Wednesday, February 6th 2008, 3:18

The amount of opium poppy cultivated in Afghanistan's volatile southern provinces will increase in 2008, the UN says.
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Poland warning over Nato troops

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 5:08
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland's foreign minister criticises some Nato members for not committing enough troops to Afghanistan.
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Report urges Afghan farmer boost

Tuesday, February 5th 2008, 2:25

A new report on Afghanistan's drugs trade urges investment to provide alternative livelihoods for farmers.
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Germany rejects US troops appeal

Friday, February 1st 2008, 17:44
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Germany turns down a US appeal to send more troops to Afghanistan, amid signs of strain in the Nato mission.
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Top al-Qaeda commander 'killed'

Friday, February 1st 2008, 11:38

A senior al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed, top Western officials say.
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US seeks troops for Afghanistan

Friday, February 1st 2008, 9:59
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

The US urges Germany to send more troops to southern Afghanistan, amid signs of strain in the Nato mission.
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Afghanistan's future 'in peril'

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 17:01

Nato is not winning in Afghanistan and the country faces a humanitarian catastrophe, new reports say.
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Blast kills top Afghan official

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 16:10

The deputy governor of Afghanistan's Helmand province is killed in a bomb attack on a mosque.
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Afghan senate blasphemy retreat

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 15:37

The senate of the Afghan parliament backs down over its support for the death sentence against a journalist.
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Canada PM issues Afghan ultimatum

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 10:34
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

Canada tells the US that it will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan unless Nato deploys more troops there.
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One killed in Kabul suicide blast

Thursday, January 31st 2008, 4:49
related places: Kabul

A suicide car bomb targeting an army vehicle in the Afghan capital, Kabul, kills one person, officials say.
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Afghan blasphemy death backed

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 9:03

The upper house of the Afghan parliament supports a death sentence issued against a journalist for blasphemy.
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Afghan women stage rare protest

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 7:06
related countries: United States United States

Women stage a rare demonstration in Afghanistan calling for the release of a kidnapped US aid worker.
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Afghanistan 'failed state' risk

Wednesday, January 30th 2008, 4:45
related countries: United States United States

Afghanistan risks turning into a failed state and becoming a forgotten war, a US study says.
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Ashdown pulls out of Afghan role

Sunday, January 27th 2008, 13:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Paddy Ashdown says he will not become UN envoy to Afghanistan after strong opposition from Kabul.
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Kabul against Ashdown envoy role

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 23:22

Afghanistan makes it clear it does not want Paddy Ashdown as the new United Nations envoy to the country.
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US woman seized in Afghanistan

Saturday, January 26th 2008, 12:56
related countries: United States United States

An American woman working for an aid agency is kidnapped in southern Afghanistan, along with her driver.
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UK rejects Karzai troops criticism

Friday, January 25th 2008, 15:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK hits back at claims by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that UK troops are making the country's situation worse.
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US-led raid 'kills Afghan police'

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 15:52
related countries: United States United States

US-led coalition forces mistakenly kill 10 police and two civilians in Afghanistan, a provincial official says.
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US Afghan poppy drive a 'failure'

Thursday, January 24th 2008, 8:25
related countries: United States United States

A former US ambassador to the UN says President Bush's moves to clear Afghanistan's poppy fields have failed.
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Afghan 'blasphemy' sentence

Wednesday, January 23rd 2008, 11:35

A journalist in Afghanistan is sentenced to death for distributing blasphemous material.
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Canada call over Afghan mission

Tuesday, January 22nd 2008, 18:00
related countries: Canada Canada

An independent panel calls for Canada to keep troops in Afghanistan indefinitely - but under certain conditions.
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Afghan strife keeps children home

Monday, January 21st 2008, 17:29

Fear of violence keeps 300,000 children in southern Afghanistan from school, President Karzai says.
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UK soldier killed in Afghan blast

Monday, January 21st 2008, 9:01

A British soldier dies and five others are injured in a blast in southern Afghanistan, the MoD says.
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'Many militants die' in Pakistan

Friday, January 18th 2008, 14:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani forces in South Waziristan say they have killed 90 militants in two separate battles close to the Afghan border.
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Scores dead in Afghan cold snap

Friday, January 18th 2008, 9:53

The number of people who have died in a cold snap in Afghanistan rises to 200, government officials say.
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US chief hails Afghan Nato allies

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 19:19
related countries: United States United States

US defence chief Robert Gates praises Nato allies in Afghanistan, a day after being quoted as questioning them.
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Defence chief 'misquoted' on Nato

Thursday, January 17th 2008, 6:44
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United States United States

The Dutch government says US Defence Secretary Robert Gates was misquoted on Nato forces in Afghanistan.
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US politician on al-Qaeda charge

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 22:26
related countries: United States United States

Ex-US congressman Mark Deli Siljander is charged over the funding of an al-Qaeda supporter in Afghanistan.
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Faulty heaters kill many in Iran

Wednesday, January 16th 2008, 18:19
related countries: Iran Iran

Faulty heaters are blamed for 89 deaths in Iran, while neighbouring Afghanistan also struggles with a cold spell.
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More US marines for Afghanistan

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 16:03
related countries: United States United States

The US says it is sending some 3,200 more marines to Afghanistan to help Nato fight the Taleban.
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'Taleban held' after hotel attack

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 13:42
related places: Kabul

Afghan authorities say they have arrested one of the Taleban attackers who stormed a top Kabul hotel.
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Taleban attack Kabul luxury hotel

Tuesday, January 15th 2008, 1:32
related places: Kabul

The Taleban attack the main luxury hotel for foreign visitors in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least six people.
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Monday, January 14th 2008, 14:02
related countries: United States United States

Prisoners at a US jail in Afghanistan communicate via video link with their families for the first time.
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Pakistani troops killed in clash

Monday, January 14th 2008, 12:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Militants kill at least seven Pakistani soldiers in a tribal area near the Afghan border, the military says.
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Afghan police killed in attacks

Sunday, January 13th 2008, 16:40
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Nine policemen, two Dutch troops and several Taleban are reported killed in separate clashes in Afghanistan.
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Japan PM forces navy bill through

Friday, January 11th 2008, 6:56
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan's ruling party forces through a bill reviving a support mission for US-led forces in Afghanistan.
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US mulls more Afghanistan troops

Thursday, January 10th 2008, 2:27
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates is considering plans to send an extra 3,000 marines to Afghanistan.
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Deadly blizzards bring Asia chaos

Wednesday, January 9th 2008, 17:00
related countries: Iran Iran, Pakistan Pakistan

Heavy snow causes scores of deaths and disruption in parts of Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia and Pakistan.
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US opens Afghan deaths tribunal

Tuesday, January 8th 2008, 1:38
related countries: United States United States

The US Marine Corps launches a special tribunal into the deaths of Afghan civilians, allegedly killed by US fire.
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Ex-Taleban chief named governor

Monday, January 7th 2008, 18:47

A former Taleban commander who switched sides is made governor of the Afghan town of Musa Qala.
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Pakistanis flee into Afghanistan

Monday, January 7th 2008, 4:38

Thousands of Pakistanis are fleeing into Afghanistan as the security situation worsens in tribal regions.
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Afghanistan appeals for food aid

Friday, January 4th 2008, 23:11

Afghanistan appeals to the international community for extra supplies of wheat to tackle dire food shortages.
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Afghan police 'killed by Taleban'

Monday, December 31st 2007, 10:20
related places: Kandahar

At least 16 Afghan policemen die when their checkpoint in the southern province of Kandahar is attacked.
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Taleban sack military commander

Saturday, December 29th 2007, 17:14

Afghan Taleban leader Mullah Omar sacks one of his top military commanders, Mansoor Dadullah.
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Afghanistan expels diplomats

Thursday, December 27th 2007, 11:06

Two diplomats accused by Afghan officials of contacting the Taleban leave after talks to stop their expulsions fail.
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Karzai, Musharraf 'to co-operate'

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 16:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan pledge to co-operate in the fight against Islamic militants.
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Urgent talks on Afghan expulsions

Wednesday, December 26th 2007, 13:40

Diplomatic efforts are under way in Afghanistan to try to prevent the expulsion of two senior foreign officials.
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Afghanistan expels top officials

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 19:16

Two senior officials - from the European Union and the United Nations - are told to leave Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan expels top officials

Tuesday, December 25th 2007, 16:58

Two senior officials - from the European Union and the United Nations - are told to leave Afghanistan.
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Italy's Prodi visits Afghanistan

Sunday, December 23rd 2007, 12:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's PM, Romano Prodi, visits Afghanistan for talks with President Karzai and an inspection of Italian troops.
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Australia in Afghan commitment

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 14:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France
related places: Kabul

Australia's new PM Kevin Rudd visits Kabul to pledge support, hours after French leader Nicolas Sarkozy also visits.
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Sarkozy warns of Taleban threat

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 11:03
related countries: France France
related places: Kabul

French President Nicolas Sarkozy says Afghanistan must not fall back into the hands of extremist groups.
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Warning over Pentagon funding

Saturday, December 22nd 2007, 5:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns the Pentagon could be running out of money for Iraq and Afghanistan.
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US Congress passes Iraq funding

Thursday, December 20th 2007, 0:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The US Congress backs a huge federal budget, bowing to President Bush's call for extra Afghan and Iraq funds.
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Afghan security guards 'ambushed'

Tuesday, December 18th 2007, 10:09

At least 15 Afghan security guards are killed in an ambush by the Taleban in western Afghanistan, police say.
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German 'kidnapped' in Afghanistan

Monday, December 17th 2007, 15:25
related countries: Germany Germany

A German man missing in north-west Afghanistan has been kidnapped, Afghan police say.
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Five killed by Afghan bike bomb

Monday, December 17th 2007, 6:24

Five people are killed by a bomb mounted on a motorcycle in western Afghanistan, reports say.
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'Rebels killed' near Afghan town

Sunday, December 16th 2007, 9:09

Afghan troops kill rebels in the first fighting near Musa Qala since its capture from the Taleban, say officials.
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