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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

Taleban 'agree to free Koreans'

Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 15:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The Taleban say they have agreed to free 19 South Korean hostages being held in Afghanistan.
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Pakistan raid was 'not approved'

Tuesday, August 28th 2007, 9:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The US-led coalition in Afghanistan admits it did not have permission to attack Taleban suspects in Pakistan.
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Afghanistan opium at record high

Monday, August 27th 2007, 14:50

Opium production in Afghanistan soars by more than a third to record levels, a UN report says.
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Afghan women-run stores open

Monday, August 27th 2007, 8:00
related places: Mazar

The women's affairs department in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif has launched a scheme to help women set up their own retail businesses.
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New Tajik-Afghan bridge opens

Sunday, August 26th 2007, 9:28
related countries: United States United States

Afghan and Tajik leaders open a new bridge built by the US to link the two countries across River Panj.
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Officer snatched in west Pakistan

Saturday, August 25th 2007, 10:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A senior Pakistani paramilitary officer is abducted along with three others near the Afghan border, officials say.
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'Friendly fire' kills UK soldiers

Friday, August 24th 2007, 18:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by what is believed to be "friendly fire" from a US fighter plane.
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Guards killed in Afghan firefight

Friday, August 24th 2007, 1:36

Ten security guards are killed in a clash with Taleban fighters, and three civilians die in a car bomb attack in southern Afghanistan.
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Three dead in Afghan bomb

Thursday, August 23rd 2007, 11:15

At least three people are killed in a bomb attack on a police convoy in southern Afghanistan, officials say.
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Afghan governor survives blast

Wednesday, August 22nd 2007, 18:11

The Taleban in Afghanistan assault a Nato base, injuring 11 foreign soldiers and killing two Afghans, officials say.
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More Afghans 'to flee' conflict

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 5:16

The United Nations warns that more and more Afghan civilians will be forced to flee their homes, if the conflict in Afghanistan continues.
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Kidnapped German freed in Kabul

Monday, August 20th 2007, 12:11
related countries: Germany Germany

A German woman kidnapped at gunpoint in the Afghan capital Kabul is released after a day in captivity.
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Kidnapped German in Afghan video

Sunday, August 19th 2007, 14:00
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Kabul

Afghan TV stations broadcast a video appearing to show a German woman who was kidnapped in Kabul.
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UK troops 'winning Afghan fight'

Sunday, August 19th 2007, 9:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British troops are "stretched" but are winning the tactical battle in Afghanistan, General Sir Richard Dannatt says.
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German woman kidnapped in Kabul

Saturday, August 18th 2007, 21:44
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Kabul

A German aid worker is seized at gunpoint from a restaurant in Kabul, the first foreigner abducted in two years.
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Suicide attack on Afghan US firm

Saturday, August 18th 2007, 7:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kandahar

At least 15 people die in a suicide attack on a US security firm in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province.
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Bomber kills Afghan district head

Friday, August 17th 2007, 9:05
related places: Kandahar

A senior official in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar is killed in a suicide bomb attack, police say.
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S Korean hostages arrive home

Friday, August 17th 2007, 6:11
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Two South Korean hostages held for almost a month by Taleban insurgents in Afghanistan arrive home.
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Energy key at Shanghai summit

Thursday, August 16th 2007, 19:54
related countries: China China, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, Russia Russia
related places: Bishkek

Leaders of China, Russia and Central Asia states agree on greater co-operation on energy and security.
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Afghan clashes 'hit Taleban hard'

Thursday, August 16th 2007, 15:46
related countries: United States United States

US and Afghan forces inflict heavy casualties on militants in an offensive near the Pakistani border, officials say.
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Germans die in Afghan road blast

Wednesday, August 15th 2007, 14:49
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Kabul

A blast kills three German nationals in a convoy on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
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First Pole killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 22:29
related countries: Poland Poland

Polish troops in Afghanistan suffer their first fatality since joining the Nato-led force there in March 2002.
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Iran leader denies arms supplies

Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 13:34
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Kabul

Iran's President Ahmadinejad denies on a visit to Kabul that Iranian weapons are reaching the Taleban.
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Taleban free S Korean pair

Tuesday, August 14th 2007, 1:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The Taleban free two South Korean hostages abducted last month in Afghanistan, officials confirm.
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Two South Koreans 'to be freed'

Monday, August 13th 2007, 12:09

An Afghan official says he expects two South Koreans being held by the Taleban to be freed on Monday.
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Musharraf in anti-Taleban pledge

Sunday, August 12th 2007, 13:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's leader addresses the "peace jirga" in Afghanistan and calls for the two nations to work together.
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Confusion over Taleban releases

Sunday, August 12th 2007, 8:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Hopes that Taleban might free two South Korean hostages are dampened after reports of releases are denied.
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Taleban 'optimistic' over Koreans

Saturday, August 11th 2007, 13:06
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Afghan Taleban rebels say they are hopeful a deal can be agreed over the 21 Korean hostages they are holding.
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S Korea in Taleban hostage talks

Friday, August 10th 2007, 17:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean officials and the Taleban start direct talks on the fate of 21 hostages, Afghan officials say.
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Afghan jirga mulls Taleban threat

Friday, August 10th 2007, 13:50

Delegates at a key Afghan peace forum differ on how to rid the country of Taleban and al-Qaeda insurgents.
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US in new Afghan anti-drug plan

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 16:55
related countries: United States United States

The US unveils a new strategy to fight Afghanistan's drugs trade, which supplies 90% of the world's opium.
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Unity call as Afghan jirga opens

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 14:32
related places: Kabul

Afghan President Hamid Karzai tells tribal leaders at a peace summit that unity with Pakistan will defeat militants.
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Musharraf stays away from jirga

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 19:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani President Musharraf pulls out of an Afghan-Pakistan "peace jirga" to discuss violence in the region.
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Kabul prepares for 'peace jirga'

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 10:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Preparations are under way in Afghan capital Kabul for a 'peace council' of 700 representatives from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Taleban in rare frontal assault

Tuesday, August 7th 2007, 16:07
related countries: United States United States

The US says its forces fended off a rare frontal attack on a base in Afghanistan, killing 20 Taleban rebels.
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Leaders vow 'an end to Taleban'

Monday, August 6th 2007, 23:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea, United States United States

The US and Afghan presidents say they will put an end to the Taleban, ruling out talks on South Korean hostages.
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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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