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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

Russia cancels most Afghan debt

Monday, August 6th 2007, 16:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia agrees to a deal that cancels 90% of Afghanistan's Soviet-era debt, worth about $10bn.
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Footballers missing in Denmark

Monday, August 6th 2007, 15:18
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Fourteen Africans and one Afghan taking part in a homeless football tournament go missing in Denmark.
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Karzai and Bush in Taleban talks

Monday, August 6th 2007, 3:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Afghan leader Hamid Karzai and US President Bush discuss how to tackle the continuing Taleban insurgency.
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'Troops killed' in Pakistan clash

Saturday, August 4th 2007, 5:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Ten militants and four Pakistani soldiers have been killed in a shootout near the Afghan border, reports say.
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Afghans 'wounded in air strike'

Friday, August 3rd 2007, 21:35
related countries: United States United States

About 50 Afghan civilians are wounded in an airstrike by US-led forces on Taleban leaders in Helmand.
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Afghan hostage mission 'begins'

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 13:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Fighting erupts in the area where South Korean hostages are held, suggesting a mission has begun to free them.
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Korea asks US for hostage help

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 9:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

Relatives of the South Korean hostages in Afghanistan make an emotional appeal to the US for help.
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Afghan judges' bodies discovered

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 6:54
related places: Ghazni

The bodies of four Afghan judges, who were kidnapped nearly a fortnight ago, are found in Ghazni province.
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Suicide attack on troops in Kabul

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 7:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kabul

A suicide car bomber blows himself up near a convoy of US-led coalition troops in Afghanistan, say officials.
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Second Korean hostage found dead

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 6:34
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A second South Korean hostage has been killed by the Taleban in central Afghanistan, Seoul confirms.
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S Korean hostage video aired

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 0:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Footage of a group of South Koreans held hostage by the Taleban in Afghanistan is broadcast.
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Taleban 'kill S Korean hostage'

Monday, July 30th 2007, 19:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Taleban militants in Afghanistan say they have killed a South Korean from a group of 22 held hostage.
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Nato mulls 'smaller Afghan bombs'

Monday, July 30th 2007, 16:58

Nato is considering the use of smaller bombs in Afghanistan to try to reduce rising civilian casualties.
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Karzai 'doing best' for hostages

Sunday, July 29th 2007, 15:09
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

Afghan President Karzai tells South Korea he is doing all he can to free 22 Korean hostages.
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UK soldier dies in Afghanistan

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 15:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier from 14 Signal Regiment is killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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UK foreign secretary's baptism of fire

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 11:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bridget Kendall follows the UK's new foreign secretary as he makes his international debut at the funeral of Afghanistan's former king.
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UK soldier dies in Afghanistan

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 9:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British soldier from 14 Signals Regiment is killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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Talks on Korean hostages resume

Saturday, July 28th 2007, 9:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Afghan tribal leaders negotiate with the Taleban in an attempt to secure the release of 22 South Koreans.
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Korean envoy's hostage mercy dash

Friday, July 27th 2007, 10:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A Seoul envoy heads for Afghanistan to boost efforts to free 22 South Koreans held by Taleban militants.
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S Korean hostage pleads for help

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 19:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A South Korean woman held hostage in Afghanistan pleads for her freedom, a day after a male captive is killed.
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'Many Taleban killed' in clashes

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 18:16
related countries: United States United States

At least 60 Taleban fighters are killed in clashes with troops in southern Afghanistan, US-led forces say.
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S Korea urges hostages' release

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 15:55
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea steps up efforts to secure the release of 22 hostages in Afghanistan after one of them is killed.
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Taleban 'kill S Korean hostage'

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 1:07
related countries: Germany Germany

The Taleban have killed one of 23 South Korean hostages being held in Afghanistan, government officials say.
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Third German in Afghan 'kidnap'

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 8:43
related countries: Germany Germany

The third German in a week - a journalist - is kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan, local officials say.
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Afghanistan buries its last king

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 15:02
related places: Kabul

The funeral is held in Kabul of Afghanistan's last king, Zahir Shah, who died on Monday aged 92.
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'Militants die' in Pakistan clash

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 19:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 35 militants are killed in fighting near Pakistan's northern border with Afghanistan, the army says.
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Taleban killed in Afghan clashes

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 16:49

At least 40 Taleban fighters are killed in clashes with troops in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan hostage deadline expires

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 15:16
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Another deadline issued by Taleban rebels threatening to kill a group of Korean hostages passes unmet.
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Former king of Afghanistan dies

Monday, July 23rd 2007, 14:07

The former king of Afghanistan, Zahir Shah, dies after a long illness in Kabul aged 92.
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Body of German hostage 'found'

Sunday, July 22nd 2007, 17:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Intensive efforts are under way to free 23 South Korean hostages held by the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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Army 'surrounds Taleban captors'

Sunday, July 22nd 2007, 13:52

Afghan forces surround Taleban fighters holding 23 South Koreans, as the body of a German hostage is found.
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S Korea urges release of hostages

Saturday, July 21st 2007, 15:01
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun appeals for the release of up to 23 citizens held captive in Afghanistan.
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Kabul doubts German killing claim

Saturday, July 21st 2007, 14:44
related places: Kabul

The Afghan government says it does not believe Taleban claims that the militants killed two German hostages.
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Nine die in Afghanistan attacks

Friday, July 20th 2007, 7:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Nine people are killed in attacks in southern Afghanistan, say police.
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South Koreans held in Afghanistan

Friday, July 20th 2007, 6:15

At least 16 South Koreans have been abducted by Taleban insurgents in Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan suicide attack kills one

Thursday, July 19th 2007, 6:09

A suicide bomber strikes at a police station in the north-east, killing one and wounding others, police say.
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Attacks 'kill 17' in Afghanistan

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 19:31

At least 17 people are killed in attacks around Afghanistan as seven UN staff are kidnapped, officials say.
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Pakistan troops killed in ambush

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 16:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least 17 Pakistani soldiers are killed in an attack by militants near the Afghan border, officials say.
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Nato faces Afghan 'problems'

Wednesday, July 18th 2007, 10:46

The UK defence secretary says Nato forces face "problems" in Afghanistan but rules out withdrawal.
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Efforts 'to save' Pakistan deal

Monday, July 16th 2007, 16:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani government says it is negotiating with tribal elders near the Afghan border to save a peace deal.
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Experts probe Afghan mass grave

Sunday, July 15th 2007, 22:14

Forensic tests will be carried out to establish when victims found in a mass grave in Afghanistan died.
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Karzai pardons 'suicide bomb' boy

Sunday, July 15th 2007, 12:20

Afghan President Hamid Karzai pardons a 14-year-old boy caught on his way to kill a provincial governor.
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Pakistan troops die in new attack

Sunday, July 15th 2007, 6:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Militants kill more than 10 troops in north-west Pakistan, police say, the second deadly attack in two days.
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Afghan police 'under-equipped'

Friday, July 13th 2007, 8:53
related countries: United States United States

A senior US army officer in Afghanistan says that only about 40% of the police force is properly equipped.
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Afghanistan hit by twin attacks

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 10:52

Police and civilians are among eight people killed in two bomb explosions in Afghanistan, police say.
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Afghan civilian deaths 'inflated'

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 17:29

The Afghan government and Nato say figures for civilian casualties are often exaggerated or fabricated.
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UN criticises Afghan insurgents

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 6:55

The United Nations accuses insurgents in Afghanistan of acting with a 'staggering disregard' for civilian lives.
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Afghanistan to gain debt relief

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 15:18

Afghanistan has made sufficient steps to improve its economy to qualify for debt relief.
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Children killed in Afghan blast

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 14:17

Seventeen people, including 12 children, are killed in a suicide bombing in south Afghanistan, officials say.
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US soldier killed at Afghan base

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 12:20
related countries: United States United States

A US soldier dies after a shooting inside inside a military base in western Afghanistan.
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'Rebel attack' kills Afghan boy

Monday, July 9th 2007, 9:02

An insurgent mortar attack kills one boy and injures eight others in an attack on an Afghan village, Nato says.
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Pakistan arrests 'Taleban aides'

Sunday, July 8th 2007, 11:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Several key aides to Afghanistan's Taleban leader Mullah Omar are reportedly arrested in Pakistan.
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Nato raids 'killed 35 Afghans'

Friday, July 6th 2007, 23:23

Villagers in eastern Afghanistan say 35 civilians have been killed in air attacks by international forces.
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Nato troops killed in Afghanistan

Friday, July 6th 2007, 7:53

Two Nato soldiers die in an operation in eastern Afghanistan, the alliance has said.
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Afghan prison bodies discovered

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 15:43
related places: Kabul

Hundreds of bodies are discovered in a former Soviet barracks near the Afghan capital, Kabul, police say.
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Afghan police killed in bombing

Thursday, July 5th 2007, 13:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A suicide bomber kills at least nine policemen in southern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border, police say.
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Soldiers die in 'suicide attack'

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 21:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least five Pakistani soldiers die in a suicide attack near the Afghan border in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Afghan bomb kills six Canadians

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 20:36

Six Nato soldiers from Canada and their Afghan interpreter die when their vehicle hits a roadside bomb near Kandahar.
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German 'seized' in Afghanistan

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 13:24
related countries: Germany Germany

A German citizen, missing since the end of June, is believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan, Berlin says.
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US regrets Afghan civilian deaths

Tuesday, July 3rd 2007, 5:27
related countries: United States United States

The US ambassador to the UN describes the killing by security forces in Afghanistan of civilians as "unfortunate".
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Karzai to attend justice meeting

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 4:24
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is due attend a meeting in Rome aimed at strengthening the rule of law in his country.
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Karzai orders bomb deaths probe

Sunday, July 1st 2007, 16:49

The Afghan president orders an inquiry into air strikes by foreign forces amid disputes over civilian deaths.
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US probes Afghan civilian deaths

Saturday, June 30th 2007, 15:54

The US-led coalition says a number of civilians may have died in air strikes in Helmand province.
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Four killed in anti-Taleban raid

Friday, June 29th 2007, 8:22
related countries: United States United States

US-led coalition and Afghan troops raid houses in the east of the country, killing at least four people.
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Kabul 'suicide attack' kills two

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 10:00
related countries: United States United States

A suicide attack near the Afghan capital kills a US civilian and a Nepalese security guard, officials say.
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Afghan opium production 'soars'

Monday, June 25th 2007, 23:54

Opium production in Afghanistan is soaring out of control, the annual UN report on illegal drugs warns.
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Pakistan in Nato Afghan warning

Monday, June 25th 2007, 16:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Pakistan says that Nato needs to act more carefully after civilians are killed in Pakistan from cross-border fire.
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