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  1. 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

    ... 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 ... 2016. Kerry was to meet on Saturday first with Abdullah and then with Ghani, US officials said. Under a proposal put forward by the United Nations, the country’s elections commission would audit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552771/us-secretary-state-pushes-plan-clean-disputed-afghan-vote
  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghans, United States reach tentative pact on post-2014 forces deployment

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 02:16pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... next month. "Tonight we reached some sort of agreement," Karzai said on Saturday. "The United States will no longer conduct operations by themselves. We have been provided ... The Washington Post in Kabul Tribal chiefs to consider Americans' demand that their troops not be subject to local laws Karzai, Kerry broker pact to keep some US forces The United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1330879/us-and-afghanistan-agree-draft-security-pact
  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... by fraud, and the United Nations has sent a team of observers to oversee an audit of the ballot. The new president had been due to be sworn in next month. Major delays could complicate plans ... to an audit of all the vote’s cast in a second round run-off after US Secretary of State John Kerry brokered a deal, but the process is moving slowly, bogged down by frequent disagreements. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1561931/karzais-cousin-and-ghani-ally-killed-afghan-suicide-attack
  4. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

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

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

    ... forward that ensures that the next president of Afghanistan has a credible mandate to lead a unified Afghanistan," she said. The United States believes that the results of the final tally ... that any effort to resolve the dispute through violence or any "extra-constitutional means", would cause the United States to withdraw assistance to Afghanistan. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1551833/us-secretary-state-arrives-afghanistan-meet-presidential-candidates
  5. 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

    ... and of suggestions of a 'parallel government' with the gravest concern. The United States expects Afghan electoral institutions to conduct a full and thorough review of all reasonable allegations 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549945/john-kerry-warns-afghan-aid-may-stop-if-there-illegitimate-power-grab
  6. 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 audit all eight million votes cast in the poll after two days of intense lobbying by United States Secretary of State John Kerry. Journalists were amazed on Saturday at the UN headquarters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553429/amazement-afghanistan-kerry-brokers-deal-audit-settle-presidential-poll
  7. 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

    ... contenders, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, following a deal brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Election officials expect that the results of the audit, which will take at least three ...

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

    Suicide blast kills 89 in Afghanistan as politicians feud over election

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

    ... was no military base nearby." The bombing was also the first major attack since a weekend deal between the two Afghan presidential contenders brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry averted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1554824/car-bomb-attack-kills-least-30-afghanistan
  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    UN reports soaring civilian casualties in Afghanistan as violence deepens

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

    ... in Afghanistan is changing in 2014 with an escalation of ground engagements in civilian-populated areas," warned Jan Kubis, the United Nations mission chief in Afghanistan. "The impact ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550552/un-reports-soaring-civilian-casualties-afghanistan-violence-deepens
  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    US special envoy for Afghanistan, James Dobbins, steps down

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

    ... Feldman, US Secretary of State John Kerry said. The change comes as the two candidates to be Afghanistan's next president- succeeding Hamid Karzai, who has held the reins for 13 years- wrangle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545762/us-special-envoy-afghanistan-james-dobbins-steps-down

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