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Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.

With a splat, paintball fires into Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The hidden gunman, dressed in long green coveralls and a SWAT-team-style vest and helmet, looks ominous as he takes aim and fires off a short burst.

UN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

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.

US moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Yemen

Two Yemeni prisoners allegedly seized outside Afghanistan released from US military prison near Kabul,Pentagon says.

Afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

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.

Wednesday Morning Splash

What’s Happening — Two Federal Immigration Judges Discuss Challenges Facing Immigration Courts at the National Press Club, 10 a.m. — Matthew Rosenberg, NYT Reporter Expelled from Kabul at the National Press Club, 2 p.m. The Revolving...Show More Summary

Afghan candidate Ghani pulls observers from election audit

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

Afghan forces battle for control of symbolic Kunduz province

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

US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

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.

US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015

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 one-time booming war economy slows

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Rows of dusty trucks and used cars sit unsold in Afghanistan's capital, where real estate agents bemoan a lack of sales and international businessmen no longer frequent top hotels. Even government employees nervously await each payday, worried the next might be delayed.

A Teacher in Kabul

Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an 18-year-old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life's harsh lessons. Years ago and miles from here,...Show More Summary

A Teacher in Kabul

Here in Kabul, one of my finest friends is Zekerullah, who has gone back to school in the 8th grade although he is an 18-year-old young man who has already had to learn far too many of life's harsh lessons. Years ago and miles from here,...Show More Summary

Afghan presidential contender threatens boycott

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

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.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah threatens to pull out of election process

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

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

Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn't signed soon, the top U.S. military officer said Monday.

Afghan presidential inauguration is delayed with candidates deep in conflict

By Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's next president was meant to be inaugurated on Monday but the deadline has been pushed back to Sept. 2 as rival candidates remain deadlocked over who won an election meant to mark the troubled country's first democratic transfer of power. Show More Summary

Amid Afghanistan's escalating war, a battle to beat polio

By Krista Mahr and Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral polio vaccine each to millions of children. Show More Summary

Borderfree

Here in Kabul, Sherri Maurin and I are guests of the Afghan Peace Volunteers' recently formed live-in community for young women. Hollyhocks in the garden reach as high as the second floor of our living space. Rose bushes, morning glories...Show More Summary

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