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EUPOL Afghanistan

EU Police Mission in Afghanistan (EU)
Begin: 06/07

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United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UN-Peacebuilding)
Begin: 03/02

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International Security Assistance Force (UN-Mandatiert)
Begin: 01/02

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Afghan army chief: 'Pakistan controls Taliban' (03.07.2013)

Fighting in Afghanistan could be stopped "in weeks" if Pakistan told the Taliban to end the insurgency, the head of the Afghan army has told the BBC. Gen Sher Mohammad Karimi said Pakistan controlled and gave shelter to Taliban leaders, deliberately unleashing fighters on Afghanistan.

Karzai, frustrated, wants firm pledges from U.S. (03.07.2013)

The Afghan leader says he believes that bringing Washington around to his way of thinking is the biggest problem for his government, several Afghans said.

Deadly attack on NATO compound in Kabul (02.07.2013)

Afghan security officials have said that at least seven people been killed at a NATO compound in the Afghan capital Kabul, in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

US commits to Afghan Taliban talks despite Kabul attack (26.06.2013)

The US and Afghan presidents have "reaffirmed" their support for holding talks with the Taliban, despite an attack in central Kabul on Tuesday. Barack Obama and Hamid Karzai agreed in a video conference that a peace process was the surest way to end the violence, the White House said. They also...

Taliban rebels surrender in Western Afghanistan (26.06.2013)

Seventeen Taliban members surrendered in western Afghan province of Herat, an official said on Wednesday.

Afghanistan's parties in transition – new ICG briefing (26.06.2013)

In its latest briefing, “Afghanistan’s Parties in Transition”, the International Crisis Group examines the plight of Afghanistan’s nascent political parties, provides an overview of their current positions and analyses their ability and willingness to shape the transition to the post-Karzai era,...

Taliban’s divided tactics raise doubts over talks (25.06.2013)

Members of the Taliban’s newly opened office in Qatar have been talking about making peace with the Afghan government, but some Western observers remain skeptical.