Afghanistan

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EUPOL Afghanistan

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

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UNAMA

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

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ISAF

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

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News


Hamid Karzai reveals US will retain nine bases after withdrawal (09.05.2013)

The United States wants to keep troops at nine bases across Afghanistan, the country's president, Hamid Karzai, said on Thursday – a larger number than expected given Washington's scaled-back ambitions for shaping the country's future. Karzai, who has often been a fierce critic of the foreign...

Karzai says US could have nine Afghan bases (09.05.2013)

The Afghan government could allow the US to keep nine bases in the country after most Nato forces withdraw next year, President Hamid Karzai has said. But Mr Karzai added that he had demanded security and economic guarantees from the US in return. The US would not confirm "specifics" but said it...

Afghan Peace Council member killed in south (01.05.2013)

Officials in southern Afghanistan say an insurgent attack has killed a member of the government peace council. … The peace council was established to find way to initiate talks with the Taliban to end the nearly 12-year-old war.

UN warns of 'troubling rise' in Afghan violence (24.04.2013)

The U.N. envoy to Afghanistan said civilian casualties rose nearly 30 percent in the first three months of the year, calling it a "troubling rise" in violence.

Top general says U.S. to assess Afghan troops level after summer (16.04.2013)

The U.S. commander of international forces in Afghanistan said on Tuesday he will make a recommendation of how many American troops should remain in Afghanistan after he sees how well Afghan security handles the summer fighting season.

Afghanistan peace deal with Taliban needed - british MPs (10.04.2013)

An Afghan-led peace deal with the Taliban is needed to stop Afghanistan sliding into civil war after British troops leave, a group of MPs has said. The defence select committee said the UK had a responsibility to "make Afghanistan work" after 2014.

Karzai in Qatar, Taliban talks in focus (31.03.2013)

President Hamid Karzai held talks with Qatari leaders on Sunday, official media reported, on a visit the Kabul government has said would seek to explore the possibility of talks with Taliban insurgents on ending Afghanistan's war.