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Saturday 05 June 2010
An Afghan national peace conference yesterday urged the government to take formal steps towards negotiating with insurgents, boosting President Hamid Karzai's plans to open talks with the Taliban.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
Security forces battled insurgents including at least one suicide bomber outside a national peace conference just as President Hamid Karzai opened the three-day meeting today in the Afghan capital.
Monday 31 May 2010
Canada's top commander in Afghanistan has been sacked amid allegations of "inappropriate conduct" with a female aide, breaking strict military rules and losing the confidence of his bosses.
Friday 14 May 2010
William Hague will hold talks in Washington today on his first overseas visit after being appointed Foreign Secretary in the new coalition government.
Friday 23 April 2010
A quarter of Taliban fighters who laid down their weapons in exchange for amnesty and promises of cash have rejoined the insurgency in a damning prognosis of the problems facing Nato's reintegration strategy, a new report claims.
Friday 09 April 2010
Monday 05 April 2010
President Hamid Karzai said he stood behind accusations that the West was responsible for election fraud in Afghanistan, despite having incurred the White House's anger over the comments.
Thursday 01 April 2010
Afghanistan's parliament yesterday rejected a bid by President Hamid Karzai to tighten his control over a key electoral watchdog body, after concerns he was reneging on promises to clean up corruption.
Friday 12 March 2010
Thursday 04 March 2010
Afghanistan will block Internet sites with sexual or violent content, a minister said on Thursday, but the government denied the ban was another attempt at censorship or would include the Taliban's website.
Tuesday 23 February 2010
A remote-controlled bomb killed at least seven Afghan civilians and wounded 14 in front of a government building in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, a government official said.
Tuesday 23 February 2010
Monday 22 February 2010
A Nato air strike in southern Afghanistan killed at least 21 civilians, the Afghan government said today.
Sunday 21 February 2010
Monday 15 February 2010
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Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit to balance books
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