With tensions between supporters of presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah threatening to boil over, a group of young Afghans are dumping ice on troubled water.
PIPER FERGUSON Greg Dulli The Afghan Whigs' new album, Do to the Beast, lays out like claws of an aged, mangy city. Up close, structures are corroded and crumbling. From a distance, though, The Beast becomes a magnificent thing, a marvel of rock and darker soul. Show More Summary
By Rafiq Shirzad JALALABAD Afghanistan (Reuters) - Taliban suicide bombs hit an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in an eastern city on Saturday, killing six people, and insurgents shot dead another 11 in the west, in an upsurge of violence as foreign combat troops prepare to withdraw from the country. Show More Summary
Unknown number of fighters launch attack in eastern city of Jalalabad with huge car bomb, followed by gun attack.
It's estimated that the three-year conflict in Syria has drawn foreign fighters to its frontlines at a rate faster than any such war in modern memory, including the struggle of the Afghan mujahideen against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. Show More Summary
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations representative for Afghanistan says an audit of the country's presidential election should be completed around Sept. 10 and that the inauguration could happen after that.
Afghanistan's U.N. representative told President Hamid Karzai on Thursday it was "not possible" to finish an audit of a disputed election by Sept. 2, when Karzai had hoped to see a new leader inaugurated, Karzai's office said. The United Nations is supervising the audit of votes from a run-off ballot between the two candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani.
IT SEEMS everyone wants the Afghan presidential election to be over and done with. Except, maybe, for the two contenders. In the latest attempt to derail an audit of the votes, which was set in motion six weeks ago, Abdullah Abdullah...Show More Summary
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...Show More Summary
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.