For the first time in Afghanistan's history, the outcome of today's presidential election is a mystery. President Hamid Karzai cannot serve a third four-year term, and there has been no front runner among the people vying to replace him.Saturday, 5 April, 2014, 7:06am
Millions of Afghans are expected to queue at makeshift polling booths today, defying Taliban threats to kill them, to elect their next president. It will be an unprecedented democratic leadership transition for the troubled country.5 Apr 2014 - 1:46am 1 comment
The Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has backed away from a law that would have silenced victims of domestic violence, forced marriage and child abuse, after a campaign by Afghan activists and Western governments.19 Feb 2014 - 10:45am 1 comment
Afghanistan's government has backed away from a proposal to reintroduce public stoning as a punishment for adultery after the leak of a draft law stirred up a storm of international condemnation.30 Nov 2013 - 3:30am
Afghan President Hamid Karzai will try to secure more military aid in talks with Indian leaders on Tuesday as he looks to beef up his security forces after international troops pull out next year.21 May 2013 - 3:54pm
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, on the tens of millions of dollars in cash the C.I.A. has given his office in the past decade
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An internet user on the Rubber Duck in Victoria Harbour
6 May 2013 - 2:55am
He accused the Taliban and the US of working in concert to convince Afghans that violence will worsen if most foreign troops leave as planned by the end of next year.10 Mar 2013 - 6:05pm
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CALIFORNIA - Evernote, a web-based note-sharing service, said it was resetting the passwords of its 50 million users after hackers breached its network, accessing usernames, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords. The attack "follows a similar pattern" to other cyber attacks in recent weeks, it said. Reuters
4 Mar 2013 - 5:13am
If he issues the decree as promised, the move would pose a significant new challenge to government troops who have relied heavily on foreign air power to give them an advantage against insurgents.17 Feb 2013 - 11:33am
US General Joseph Dunford assumed command of Nato forces in Afghanistan on Sunday, taking over from General John Allen as the coalition prepares to withdraw the bulk of its combat troops by next year.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
The former Kate Middleton is due to give birth to her first baby in July, and her health is improving after a bout of severe morning sickness, palace officials said.15 Jan 2013 - 4:55am
The US president, Barack Obama, has promised to speed up a transfer of lead security responsibility from Nato to Afghan forces in spring, in a sign that US troops may withdraw faster.
Nato forces would have a "very limited" role in the country after 2014, Obama said.
He insisted that Washington had achieved its prime goal of "decapitating" al-Qaeda.13 Jan 2013 - 5:47am
President Barack Obama is slated to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday, the White House said in a statement, a meeting that comes as the United States tries to determine how quickly to draw down troops in Afghanistan after more than a dozen years of war.8 Jan 2013 - 9:02am
A mother and her newborn baby were among six family members killed in a roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan overnight, police and witnesses said on Sunday.
The victims were heading home from the hospital after the mother had given birth when the bomb planted by Taliban insurgents tore through their vehicle in Khost province on the Pakistan border, police said.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Afghanistan’s presidential election will be held on April 5, 2014, months ahead of the final withdrawal of Nato combat troops from the insurgency-plagued nation, a poll official said on Tuesday.
President Hamid Karzai, who is serving his second term, is constitutionally barred from running in the election and has been under pressure from opposition groups to announce the date.30 Oct 2012 - 4:07pm