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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

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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Missing Pakistan troops 'found'

Friday, August 31st 2007, 2:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A missing convoy of troops feared seized by militants, has been found, the Pakistani army says.
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Taleban free all Korean hostages

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 19:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The final seven South Korean hostages held by the Taleban in Afghanistan are released, ending a six-week ordeal.
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UN in Pakistan refugee appeal

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 15:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The UN repeats an appeal for Pakistan to suspend Friday's closure of a huge Afghan refugee camp.
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S Korea hopes for seven hostages

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 12:18
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says it expects the remaining seven hostages held in Afghanistan to be freed on Thursday.
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Taleban release Korean hostages

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 15:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Taleban rebels in Afghanistan free 12 of the 19 South Korean hostages they have been holding since July.
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Afghan suicide bomber 'kills six'

Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 12:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

A suicide bomber kills six people at a market in the eastern Afghan province of Paktika, officials say.
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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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