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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Amazement in Afghanistan as Kerry brokers deal for audit to settle presidential poll

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AFP

    ... transfer of power as Washington seeks to withdraw all troops by late 2016. Preliminary results of the second-round vote released last Monday put Ghani in the lead, but Abdullah, who has already ...

  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    US secretary of state pushes plan to ‘clean up’ disputed Afghan vote

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 05:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Jophn Kerry advocates practical plan to 'clean up the tally' after both candidates claim run-off victory in Afghanistan's presidential polls US Secretary of State John Kerry was on Saturday to hold a second day of talks with Afghanistan’s feuding presidential hopefuls, seeking a deal to “clean up the tally” after disputed elections. Despite ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Kerry warns that legitimacy of Afghanistan election ‘hangs in balance’

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:37pm by Reuters

    ... in the second round should not be released until the audits have been completed. Washington considers the results thus far to be preliminary. Abdullah is a former anti- Taliban resistance fighter. His ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    John Kerry warns Afghan aid may stop if there is an illegitimate power grab

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... showed Ghani collected 56.4 per cent of the run-off vote against ex-foreign minister Abdullah's 43.5 per cent. Kerry warned: "I have noted reports of protests in Afghanistan ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghanistan election

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:46pm by Reuters

    ... ethnic groups or even secession of parts of the country is possible if he rejects the outcome. The Independent Election Commission said Ghani won the June 14 second-round run-off with 56.44 per ...

  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Kabul protest by supporters of candidate Abdullah Abdullah over fraud in presidential poll

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Fears grow of unrest erupting if Afghan former foreign minister loses poll Abdullah supporters protest at vote fraud Supporters of Afghan presidential ... count, pitching Afghanistan into a political crisis as Nato troops withdraw from a 13-year war against Taliban insurgents. The former foreign minister accused rival Ashraf Ghani, outgoing ...

  7. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Video of Bowe Bergdahl’s release the Taliban’s latest propaganda strike

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:34pm by GDN

    ... Voice of Jihad features dozens of attack videos, along with news reports and analysis in five languages, including English. The website is fast and almost never goes down- a far cry from ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah calls election fraudulent

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... judgments and from criticism that is not supported with clear evidence." Saturday's run-off pitted former foreign minister Abdullah against ex-World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani after ...

  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan election front runner Abdullah Abdullah survives assassination attempt

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 01:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kabul Six die in second attempt on life of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah Poll front runner survives blasts Afghan presidential front runner ... It was the second attack targeting Abdullah during Afghanistan's fractious election season, which has seen an uptick in violence with Taliban militants threatening to disrupt the polls. Abdullah said ...

  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US commandos planned for the worst in freeing army sergeant, says Hagel

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:49am by AGENCIES

    ... was never forgotten". Bergdahl finds it difficult to speak English and speaks mostly Pashto, one of two major languages spoken in Afghanistan, according to his father. Bergdahl will now remain ... he mostly prepared himself," the commander said. Over time, Bergdahl became fluent in Pashto and Dari, two of the major languages spoken in Afghanistan, he said. Unlike the militants, ...




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