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 [...]

Afghan defence minister may attend key NATO summit

Kabul  - Afghanistan may have to send only its defence minister to a NATO summit that will decide on future support because of an impasse over the presidential election, officials said Sunday. The deadlock over the fraud-tainted election has [...]

Taliban attack Afghan intelligence office

Kabul  - Taliban militants Saturday attacked an Afghan intelligence service office in the eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least three people in a bomb and gun assault, officials said. “The attack was carried out by a vehicle bomb [...]

Afghan election result delayed again despite US pressure

Kabul  - Afghanistan will not have a new president in time for a key NATO summit next week, officials said Thursday, as the country’s prolonged election crisis lurched towards another damaging delay. The latest deadline of September [...]

UN Announces Afghan Vote Audit Delay

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN Afghanistan’s U.N. representative told President Hamid Karzai on Thursday that the audit of a disputed election would not be finished by Sept. 2, when Karzai had hoped to see a new leader inaugurated. The United Nations [...]

Karzai packs up even as Afghan election dispute rumbles on

Kabul  - Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai has packed up all his personal possessions and is ready to leave the palace, his spokesman said Thursday, even though the disputed election has failed to find his successor. Karzai, who has lived [...]

Abdullah rejects Afghan election audit as crisis deepens

Kabul  - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday withdrew from a UN-supervised audit of the fraud-tainted election, tipping the country deeper into crisis less than a week before the scheduled inauguration. Abdullah’s [...]

Last post: US mail service winds down in Afghanistan

Gardez (Afghanistan)  - Even in the age of emails and Internet video chatting, there’s nothing like a parcel or a letter from home for US soldiers on deployment in Afghanistan. The incoming mail at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Lightning [...]

Afghan election dispute enters risky new phase

Kabul  - Afghanistan’s 10-week election crisis entered a risky new stage on Monday when officials started invalidating fraudulent votes in a process likely to bring to a head the bitter dispute between the presidential candidates. The [...]

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