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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 peace negotiator doubtful of new Doha talks with Taliban (14.08.2013)

The resumption of peace talks between the Taliban and Afghanistan in Qatar has become increasingly unlikely with fresh talks in Turkey or Saudi Arabia a more realistic option, a senior Afghan peace negotiator said on Wednesday.

Taliban's Mullah Omar rejects Afghan polls as 'waste of time' (06.08.2013)

Afghan insurgents' chief disdainful of elections due in 2014, saying choice will come via Washington, not through ballots of the people.

Back from Afghanistan, UN security chief highlights future challenges (05.08.2013)

The United Nations has greatly improved the security provided to staff serving in the field despite ongoing dangers and risks in dozens of countries, the acting UN security chief (Kevin Kennedy) said on his return from Afghanistan.

Kerry, in Pakistan visit, sees longer U.S. role in Afghanistan (01.08.2013)

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that he expected the United States and Afghanistan to complete a security agreement that would allow American forces to stay in Afghanistan after 2014. … Mr. Kerry’s comments appeared intended to reassure the Afghanistan and Pakistan governments that...

Afghan conflict takes increasing toll on civilians in first half of 2013 – UN report (31.07.2013)

The number of Afghan civilians killed or injured in the first half of 2013 rose by 23 per cent compared to the same period last year, owing mainly to the increased use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by insurgents, according to a United Nations report released today.

Australian PM tells troops in Afghanistan it's time to go home (28.07.2013)

Rudd said Australia was committed to continuing to help the Afghan government after the planned withdrawal of its troops by the end of 2014. Australia has around 1,600 troops in Afghanistan, most of them based in Oruzgan Province.

Tough job ahead for under-resourced Afghan forces (24.07.2013)

Last month, Afghan forces formally took over the lead responsibility to provide security within their own borders. But are they truly ready to do so? According to Abdol Wahed Faramarz, serious doubts remain over whether they are up to the task.