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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani vows quick action on US security pact

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:27pm by BLOOM

    ... he'll win and said he would quickly sign a security pact with the US. Ghani, a former finance minister and World Bank economist, said in an interview that he wouldn't make any changes to the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the US that outgoing President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign. He also said he would send the pact to parliament for approval within a week. "I was one ...

  2. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Karzai’s cousin and Ghani ally killed in Afghan suicide attack

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 04:59pm by Reuters

    ... this act, of the enemies of AFG, in the strongest terms,” Ghani wrote on Twitter. No one else was killed and security agents were investigating, the governor’s office said. The two candidates agreed ...

  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban launch audacious attack on Kabul airport as Afghan poll audit starts

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:20pm by Associated Press in Kabul

    ... on an airport outbuilding, which ended after four assailants were killed by security forces or blew themselves up, came ahead of an audit of ballot papers from last month’s presidential run-off ... a political crisis that has threatened to widen Afghanistan’s dangerous ethnic fissures. Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) – whose main Kabul compound lies next to the civilian ...

  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... to be audited will be those gathered in Kabul, while ballot boxes from across the country will be brought under high security to the capital by Nato and Afghan security forces and kept under guard. The candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, joined hands with Kerry at the end of the news conference and raised them in triumph after securing the breakthrough, which follows a stand-off ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide blast kills 89 in Afghanistan as politicians feud over election

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:29pm by AP

    ... the weekend deal have had any visible impact on the security situation in the country, which sees near-daily attacks. Hours before the Paktika blast, a roadside bomb in eastern Kabul ripped through ...

  6. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    UN reports soaring civilian casualties in Afghanistan as violence deepens

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... the fragile security situation Afghanistan faces as it wrestles with political turmoil over its disputed presidential election. One candidate, Abdullah Abdullah, has refused to accept the result ...

  7. 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

    ... of irregularities. "Any action to take power by extra-legal means will cost Afghanistan the financial and security support of the United States and the international community." Turnout on June 14 ... and violations … In some cases some security forces were involved, in other cases senior government officials like governors or lower-level officials were involved." ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US special envoy for Afghanistan, James Dobbins, steps down

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 08:59pm by AFP

    ... representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. The veteran diplomat, who came out of retirement to take up the post in May 2013, has steered negotiations to draw up a security pact to safeguard US troops ... for Afghanistan's future." After Karzai refused at the 11th hour to sign the bilateral security agreement deal, both presidential candidates said they would honour the negotiations and accept the pact. ...

  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghanistan election

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

    ... arrangement. Taliban insurgents remain a formidable security risk after vowing to disrupt the election process. Yesterday, they killed a district police chief in the western city of Herat and attacked ...

  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    800 Taliban clash with Afghan troops in five-day battle, say officials

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:00pm by AFP

    ... as Afghanistan wrestled with a political crisis over alleged fraud in the June 14 election to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai. The assault highlights the challenges facing Afghan security ... over the last few days. "We are reinforcing Afghan national security forces and have suffered no major loss of territory. About 100 Taliban have been killed so far." Siddiqi said 18 ...




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