KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's troubled presidential election was rocked by more turmoil on Wednesday as both candidates vying to succeed Hamed Karzai pulled their observers out of a ballot audit meant to determine the winner of a June runoff.
The latest twist in the already contentious election process throws it further into crisis. It's looking likely that a new president won't be inaugurated by Sept. 2, as had been the plan.
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani pulled his observers from a U.N.-supervised audit of votes on Wednesday after rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah dropped out of the process, a senior member of Ghani's team said. Show More Summary
By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces are battling the Taliban for control of the northern province of Kunduz, where insurgents are threatening to overrun the capital and terrorizing residents who have fled to nearby districts. Show More Summary
Afghan presidential candidate accuses auditors of refusing to throw out fraudulent ballot papers and demands probe.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdrew observers from a U.N.-supervised audit of votes on Wednesday, a Western official said, after threatening to pull out of a deadlock over the election outcome. "It is supposed to start without Abdullah's supporters," the official said, referring to the audit of votes that is meant to end the impasse over the election.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the country's election stalemate has hurt progress in training the Afghan military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015.
Afghanistan's fraud-hit election teetered on the brink of collapse Wednesday as one of the two candidates boycotted the UN-supervised vote audit set up to end a prolonged dispute over the rightful winner. Abdullah Abdullah, who claims...Show More Summary
Abdullah Abdullah threatens to pull out of audit if his concerns about electoral fraud are not addressed.
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To its credit, the Obama administration was quick and forceful in its condemnation this week of the Afghan government's expulsion of New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg, who had angered the Karzai government by reporting that high-level...Show More Summary
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An adviser to a leading Afghan presidential contender, Abdullah Abdullah, says the candidate is threatening to boycott the country's ballot audit, which has been mired in obstacles.
One of two Afghan presidential candidates questions handling of alleged fraudulent votes during UN-supervised recount.
KABUL (Reuters) - One of two candidates competing to succeed Afghan leader Hamid Karzai threatened on Tuesday to pull out of a U.N.-supervised audit of a disputed presidential election, undermining a process meant to defuse a standoff between the contenders. Show More Summary
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah threatened on Tuesday to withdraw from an audit of votes cast in the election, a move that could wreck UN efforts to rescue the country's first democratic transfer of power. The June 14...Show More Summary
A tipster says that Chopahn, the Gaslamp Afghan restaurant, has shuttered. The eatery moved to 6th Avenue in 2005 after first opening in the UTC-area. No word yet on if the owners plan to relocate again.