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  1. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Five Nato troops die in Afghan helicopter crash

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Five members of the Nato-led international force fighting in Afghanistan were killed in a helicopter crash in the south of the country, the coalition said in a statement on Tuesday. “The cause of the crash is under investigation. However, initial reporting indicates there was no enemy activity in the area at the time,” it said following the incident ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Nato apologises for accidental killing of two Afghan boys

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Australian military chief General David Hurley Sunday said he deeply regretted the deaths of two Afghan boys killed during an operation but it was too early to say who was responsible. Two children, aged seven and eight, were shot dead on Thursday as they ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Obama, Karzai discuss killings of Nato troops

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 09:22am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US President Barack Obama on Wednesday held a video conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai focusing partly on an unprecedented wave of attacks on Nato troops by their local comrades. The White House said the leaders also discussed the need for restraint in the face of “inflammatory materials,” an apparent reference to a film made on US ...

  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Last US surge troops leave Afghanistan

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The last of the 33,000 US soldiers that President Barack Obama sent to Afghanistan nearly three years ago as part of a military surge has left the country, US defence officials said on Thursday. The withdrawal of surge troops, which began in July, follows an unprecedented number of Western soldiers being shot dead by their Afghan colleagues ...

  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    New Afghan president Ashraf Ghani urges Taliban to join peace efforts

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 11:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Ghani urges Taliban to join peace efforts Ashraf Ghani, a one-time US-based academic, was sworn in as the new president of Afghanistan yesterday and used his inaugural speech to call for Taliban insurgents to join peace talks after 13 years of war. The swearing-in marked the country's first democratic transfer of power and opened a new era after ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Deal between Afghan presidential candidates close after 'breakthrough'

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Official hails 'breakthrough' in talks between presidential candidates Afghan power-sharing deal close The disputed Afghan presidential election is edging towards a possible conclusion, with a senior government official hailing a "breakthrough" in talks between the two candidates, who both claim to have won the vote. Ashraf Ghani ...

  7. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Kabul declares war on dogs

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Some 17,000 have been poisoned to guard against the dangers of rabies Kabul declares war on dog packs Cornered against a wall and with a steel hook pushed around his neck, the dog emits a savage howl in a desperate attempt to fight free, but poison will soon be forced into his mouth as Kabul's cull of strays claims another kill. About 17,600 ...

  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan election in crisis as candidate Abdullah Abdullah pulls out of audit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Afghanistan’s fraud-hit election teetered on the brink of collapse on Wednesday as one of the two candidates boycotted the UN-supervised vote audit set up to end a prolonged dispute over the rightful winner. Abdullah Abdullah, who claims that massive fraud was committed against him in the June 14 vote, pulled out of the audit after his senior ...

  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Last French fighters out of Afghanistan

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul French fighters out of Afghanistan France has removed its last combat troops from Afghanistan, two years before the 100,000-strong Nato mission led by the US ... to return to France tomorrow following a three-day demobilisation stay on Cyprus. Their departure means France has close to 1,500 soldiers left in Afghanistan, the vast majority in Kabul. ...

  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Feuding presidential candidates to form unity government in Afghanistan

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 07:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah agree to cooperate regardless of election recount results Feuding Afghan candidates to form unity government Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates yesterday signed a deal to form a national unity government, opening an apparent way forward in a dispute over a fraud-tainted election threatening ...




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