» 02/25/2012, 00.00
Fifth day of protests over Koran burning. UN headquarters in Kunduz attacked
Toll from unrest rises to 20 dead. Another protester killed in Logar province (eastern Turkey). Afghan workers at Bagram base: U.S. military burned the sacred books of ignoring our pleas.
Koran burning continues to cause violence. Nine dead in suicide attack in Jalalabad
The target of the attack were American soldiers stationed at the military airport of the city. Six civilians among the victims. AsiaNews sources underline the anti-Western climate on the streets of Kabul, fuelled by Taliban and local media. France and Britain call home the staff employed in the ministries of the Afghan government.
Bagram: riots and protests over the burning of the Korans in the U.S. base. Calm in Kabul
AsiaNews sources in Afghanistan define the episode as yet another act of violence against the Afghan people. The events are concentrated in areas outside the capital. In Bagram thousands of people storm the NATO base. U.S. embassy in Kabul closed.
Protests over the burning of the Koran: 7 dead in Herat, stones launched at presidential palace in Kabul
Since this morning, hundreds of protesters surrounded the building. Police fired into the air to disperse the crowd. Other demonstrations are in progress in the rest of the country. Obama apologizes to all the people of Afghanistan for the serious mistake of the U.S. soldiers. Death toll reaches 14 victims.
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Mazar-i-Sharif, UN attacked: 20 dead. Links to the Florida Koran burning
United Nations complex in northern Afghanistan the target, in an area considered peaceful. The attack occurred during a protest against the act of the U.S. Pastor Terry Jones, who denies responsibility. Ban Ki-moon "outrageous and cowardly" gesture.
As Kabul takes over Bagram prison, Clinton spares the Taliban
The formal handover ceremony between the US and Afghanistan is held today. Although Washington would still like to hold onto some prisoners, Afghan President Karzai says no. Local AsiaNews sources say Afghans want to run things in accordance with their own traditions and culture as a free country. Meanwhile, Secretary Clinton slips on the Taliban, terrorism and 'black lists.' A decade of war might be in the end a waste.
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