Afghan vote audit suspended over disagreements

Kabul  - Afghanistan’s election commission on Saturday suspended the auditing process of 8.1 million votes cast in the presidential run-off poll on June 14, after the two candidates failed to reach agreement on the procedure for invalidating [...]

Gunmen kill 15 civilians travelling in central Afghanistan

Herat (Afghanistan) – Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence. Only [...]

Taliban-era radio announcer rides crest of the airwaves

Kabul  - Once a deadpan radio announcer under the Taliban, Masood Sanjer has gained renown for being a thorn in the side of accountability-dodging Afghan officials, exemplifying hard-won media freedoms that are at stake in a pivotal year. His [...]

Motorbike bomb kills six civilians in north Afghanistan

Kunduz (Afghanistan)  - A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-packed motorcycle in northern Afghanistan Thursday, killing six civilians and wounding more than 20 in a crowded market as shoppers bought supplies for the upcoming festival of [...]

Gunmen kill two Finnish women in western Afghanistan

Herat (Afghanistan)  - Two Finnish female aid workers were shot dead by unknown gunmen while travelling in a taxi in western Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said, the latest killings in a recent spate of attacks on foreigners. It came as [...]

Pakistan’s Anti-Haqqani Offensive Ineffective

Afghan intelligence officials say Pakistan’s military has made little headway in its offensive against the Haqqani network and other militant groups along the Afghan border. National Directorate for Security spokesman Hadib Sediqi told [...]

Taliban suicide attack kills four foreigners in Kabul compound

Kabul  - A Taliban suicide attacker riding a motorbike killed at least four foreigners in a compound in Kabul on Tuesday, police said, in the latest blast to rock the capital during an impasse over presidential election results. The attack [...]

Afghan vote audit goes slowly as problems arise

Kabul – Four days after Afghanistan began a massive audit of millions of votes cast in the run-off presidential election, disagreements and a shortage of observers have slowed progress. The audit of all 8.1 million ballots cast in [...]

Afghan poll audit starts after Taliban raid airport

Kabul – Afghanistan began a massive audit of 8.1 million ballots cast in the run-off round of its controversial presidential vote, hours after a brazen Taliban raid on Kabul’s airport. Thursday’s audit is aimed at reversing [...]

Afghan future hangs on fragile vote deal

Kabul  - Every single vote cast in Afghanistan’s run-off presidential election will be checked for signs of fraud in a painstaking process set to begin this week — and the stakes could not be higher. Transported to Kabul under [...]




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