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  1. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Feuding presidential candidates to form unity government in Afghanistan

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 07:16am by AFP

    ... to revive ethnic conflict. Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah vowed to work together whoever becomes president after an ongoing audit of all eight million votes declares the winner of the June 14 ... beside Ghani and Kerry. "We are committed to working together on the basis of our common vision for the future of our country." The signed text admitted Afghanistan was "in one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1569658/feuding-presidential-candidates-form-unity-government-afghanistan
  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Wrong place, wrong time: US general's killing shows growing Afghan peril

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 10:33pm by AP, MCT

    ... in logistics, told a colleague in March "how happy he was to be over there" working directly with soldiers and Afghan troops, said the official. Greene leaves behind his wife, retired colonel ... at the end of the year. In his statement, General Odierno insisted: "We remain committed to our mission in Afghanistan and will continue to work with our Afghan partners to ensure the safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567865/wrong-place-wrong-time-us-generals-killing-shows-growing-afghan-peril
  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan soldier guns down US general in Kabul insider attack

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:39pm by AFP

    ... spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby described the attack as an isolated incident, and credited Afghan troops for their work in securing national elections. “It’s impossible to eliminate – completely eliminate – that threat, I think, particularly in a place like Afghanistan, but you can work hard to mitigate it,” he said. ‘Cowardly’ attack President Hamid Karzai condemned Tuesday’s attack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567701/afghan-soldier-guns-down-us-general-kabul-insider-attack
  4. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Kandahar could fall into darkness when US stops paying for its electricity

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:54am by Reuters

    ... to regular electricity supplies fivefold since 2002. He said the US government was working on ways to help Afghans develop a sustainable power solution, in part by upgrading infrastructure while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1567864/kandahar-could-fall-darkness-when-us-stops-paying-its-electricity
  5. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... in Kabul as Kerry made the surprise announcement after hours of waiting. Vote-checking was expected to begin yesterday. Both candidates have vowed to stand by the results of the audit, with the winner to be declared the country's next president. The victor will immediately begin to form a national unity government. The details of that are yet to be worked out. The first ballots ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553429/amazement-afghanistan-kerry-brokers-deal-audit-settle-presidential-poll
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Attempts to resume Afghan poll audit stall over criteria for discounting votes

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 06:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Kabul

    ... expected the audit to restart on Sunday after the IEC agreed to another 24-hour delay. “The audit process will resume tomorrow and Inshallah [God willing] we are not thinking of any more delay,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1565012/attempts-resume-afghan-poll-audit-stall-over-criteria-discounting-votes
  7. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Suicide blast kills 89 in Afghanistan as politicians feud over election

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

    ... and feuding politicians in Kabul work to form a new government after a disputed presidential election. General Mohammad Zahir Azimi, the defence ministry spokesman, said the bomber detonated his ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554824/car-bomb-attack-kills-least-30-afghanistan
  8. 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

    ... a building under construction at the airport at around 4.30am before opening fire with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. The attack ended more than four hours later with all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1555553/gunmen-attack-kabul-airport-says-afghan-official
  9. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... the vote count to underpin its legitimacy. Kerry arrived in Kabul in the early hours in a hastily arranged visit for talks with the two presidential contenders, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551833/us-secretary-state-arrives-afghanistan-meet-presidential-candidates
  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Bowe Bergdahl smiling in photo with Afghan militant chief while captive

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:06pm by Reuters

    ... was in captivity. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said that the Twitter account that posted the photo was operated by a Taliban sympathiser who works at a university in Afghanistan. "Its not our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552145/bowe-bergdahl-smiling-photo-afghan-militant-chief-while-captive

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