Karzai downsizes retirement home as Afghan poll dispute drags on

Kabul  - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has decided a lavish residence specially built for his imminent retirement is too big and he will move into a more modest home instead, an official said Thursday. Karzai was due to settle down in the [...]

Afghan officials say US air strike kills 11 civilians

Kabul  - A US air strike in eastern Afghanistan killed 11 civilians, local officials said Wednesday, sparking condemnation from President Hamid Karzai who has often criticised the conduct of NATO forces now leaving the country. Civilian casualties [...]

Abdullah insists he won disputed Afghan election

Kabul  - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah insisted Monday that he won the country’s disputed election, dimming hopes that a power-sharing deal could soon be agreed to end the prolonged political crisis. Abdullah repeated [...]

Abdullah insists he won disputed Afghan election

Kabul – Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah insisted Monday that he won the country’s disputed election, dimming hopes that a UN-supervised audit of votes could soon end the prolonged political crisis. Abdullah repeated [...]

Iran says Afghan, Pakistani IS volunteers arrested

Tehran – Afghan and Pakistani nationals who were planning to join the ranks of Islamic State jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq have been arrested in Iran, a government minister announced Monday. “People from Afghanistan and Pakistan [...]

Afghan rape gang sentenced to death after national outrage

Kabul  - An Afghan judge on Sunday sentenced seven men to death for the gang-rape of four women in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and highlighted the violence women face despite reforms since the Taliban era. The seven men, who stood [...]

Afghan audit ends but election puzzle still unsolved

Kabul – A UN-supervised audit of votes cast in Afghanistan’s disputed election was completed Friday, officials said, but the results will not be known for days as the contentious process of invalidating fraudulent ballots continues. Both [...]

Trapped, then poisoned: Kabul’s ruthless dog cull

Kabul – Cornered against a wall and with a steel hook pushed around his neck, the dog emits a savage howl in a desperate attempt to fight free, but poison will soon be forced into his mouth as Kabul’s cull of strays claims another [...]

Abdullah takes Afghan election to brink of collapse

Kabul  - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was locked in last-chance talks with the United Nations on Tuesday as a deal to resolve the country’s damaging election dispute edged closer to failure. Abdullah alleges that ballot-rigging [...]

Abdullah deadline puts Afghan election in peril

Kabul – Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Monday issued another ultimatum over the disputed election result, threatening to withdraw from all efforts to negotiate a solution to the deepening political crisis. Abdullah [...]




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