Abdullah in lead as Afghan election set for run-off

Kabul – Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah retained a clear lead in the latest Afghan presidential election results released Thursday, but he remained below the threshold needed for a decisive first-round victory. Abdullah has [...]

Afghan policeman guns down three US citizens at Kabul hospital

Kabul – An Afghan policeman opened fire at a Kabul hospital run by a US charity on Thursday, killing three Americans, including a doctor in the latest deadly attack targeting foreign civilians in the city. The gunman was injured in the [...]

Afghan election result delayed due to fraud probe

Kabul  - Afghanistan’s preliminary presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations and will now be released on Saturday, officials said Wednesday as they vowed to sift out fake votes. Partial results [...]

Abdullah widens lead in Afghan presidential poll

Kabul  – Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is well ahead of his main rival in Afghanistan’s presidential election, officials said Sunday after half of the ballots were counted, though a run-off vote still looks likely next [...]

‘Four Taliban prisoners escape Afghan jail’

Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan) – Four Taliban prisoners escaped from a northern Afghanistan jail and killed two guards using weapons that had been smuggled inside, officials said Friday. The incident occurred in the relatively peaceful [...]

Slain AFP reporter’s son discharged from hospital

Kabul  – The only surviving child of slain AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad has been discharged from hospital as he continues to recover from bullet wounds to his skull, chest and thigh. Abuzar Ahmad, who turns three next Monday, was wounded [...]

Female Afghan MP shot in Kabul

Kabul  - A female member of Afghanistan’s parliament was recovering in hospital Wednesday after being shot the previous night, officials and her sister said. The interior ministry said Mariam Koofi, a member of parliament from the northeastern [...]

Karzai condemns air strike over ‘civilian casualties’

Khost (Afghanistan) :  Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday condemned a US air strike in an eastern border province that allegedly killed a woman and two of her children. The incident occurred overnight in a village in Nadir Shah Kot district [...]

Afghan poll hopeful Ghani wants Pakistan ‘special relationship’

Kabul :  Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani says rapprochement with the Taliban’s old backers Pakistan, along the lines of France and Germany after World War II, is key to ending instability in his conflict-torn nation. The race [...]

Afghan deputy minister kidnapped

Kabul : An senior Afghan government official was kidnapped along with his driver on his way to work in Kabul on Tuesday, an interior ministry official said. Ahmad Shah Waheed, deputy minister for public works, was taken by gunmen at around [...]




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