Afghanistan

Afghan election crisis talks stall over release of vote results

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KABUL - Talks between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have stalled again, in part over when and how to release the final results of an election that both say was rigged by the other side, officials said on Wednesday.

Suicide car bomber kills 3 foreign troops in Afghan capital

KABUL - A suicide car bomber killed three foreign troops and wounded 13 Afghan civilians in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months.

16 Sep 2014

Afghan rivals said close to ending feud on how to share power

KABUL - Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates may reach a deal on how to share power late on Tuesday, according to Afghan and Western officials, potentially ending months of tension over the outcome of a run-off election held in June.

World, 16 Sep 2014

U.N. threatens to cut Afghanistan aid if election staff harassed

KABUL - The United Nations threatened on Saturday to cut aid to Afghanistan if its staff are harassed, responding to tensions surrounding its participation in a drawn-out and bitter investigation into fraud in the still-unresolved presidential election.

World, United Nations 13 Sep 2014

Former U.S. Afghanistan commander to lead effort against Islamic State

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has chosen retired Marine Corps General John Allen, who served as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, to coordinate international efforts to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, a U.S. official said on Friday.

Politics, World, 12 Sep 2014

Afghan regional leader threatens protests over disputed election

MAZAR-I-SHARIF Afghanistan - A powerful backer of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said on Thursday his supporters would launch street protests and occupy government buildings if they were unhappy with the outcome of a disputed election.

World, 11 Sep 2014

Afghan election front-runner rejects equal share of power with rival

KABUL - The front-runner in Afghanistan's bitterly disputed presidential election on Wednesday called for the release of results of a fraud investigation and said that any political deal to end the crisis should not result in a "two-headed government."

World, 10 Sep 2014

Afghan leader pushes election rivals to end deepening crisis

KABUL - Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday pressured rival candidates to succeed him to end delays to a promised power-sharing deal after a disputed election and prevent a crisis from escalating further.

World, 09 Sep 2014

Afghanistan's Abdullah urges calm on Massoud anniversary amid election deadlock

KABUL - Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah urged his supporters to avoid violence on Tuesday's anniversary of the assassination of Ahmad Shah Massoud, as a bitter feud with his rival over a disputed election showed no sign of resolution.

World, 08 Sep 2014

Afghan court sentences seven men to death for gang rape in case that shook capital

KABUL - Afghanistan handed the death penalty to seven men on Sunday for raping and robbing a group of women returning from a wedding in a rare case of sexual assault that has shaken the capital and raised concerns over public security at a time of transition. | Video

World, 07 Sep 2014