World | Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Thursday April 24, 2014
Dr Abdullah Abdullah holds on to his nearly 11% lead over his nearest rival Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in the Afghan Presidential polls. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced the third round of partial results.
World | Rod Nordland, The New York Times | Tuesday April 22, 2014
They eloped from their village in the Bamian Valley on the first day of spring, but their month on the run has taken them back into winter as they fled higher into these rugged mountains in central Afghanistan.
World | Reuters | Tuesday April 22, 2014
The number of US troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the US military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.
World | Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Sunday April 20, 2014
The former foreign minister in the cabinet of outgoing President Hamid Karzai has to get over 50 per cent of the total votes polled to win the landmark elections.
World | Agence-France Presse | Sunday April 20, 2014
Afghanistan was set on Sunday to release further results from its presidential election after early counting put former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah ahead of his main rival Ashraf Ghani.
World | Agence-France Presse | Monday April 14, 2014
Dutch police have arrested a teenaged girl after she allegedly tweeted a threat to American Airlines posing as an al-Qaeda member, a police spokesman said on Monday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 14, 2014
Gunmen in restive northwest Pakistan on Monday attacked container trucks carrying supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan, killing a driver, officials said.
World | Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Sunday April 13, 2014
This is the first time presidential powers are being transferred peacefully and democratically in the country.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 11, 2014
At least 13 militants were killed in a bombing and a gunfight in Pakistan's restive tribal areas Friday, the latest clashes in almost a week of infighting between rival Taliban factions.
World | Reuters | Wednesday April 9, 2014
In a nation more associated with calamity than consensus, the initial results of Saturday's Afghan presidential election are startling.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday April 8, 2014
Fresh clashes on Tuesday between two feuding factions of the Pakistani Taliban left 14 people dead, security officials and militant sources said.
World | Reuters | Tuesday April 8, 2014
Afghan authorities have received more than 3,000 reports of violations from last weekend's presidential election, exceeding the tally following a 2009 vote that was marred by widespread fraud
World | Associated Press | Monday April 7, 2014
Trucks and donkeys loaded with ballot boxes made their way to counting centers on Sunday as Afghans and the international community sighed with relief that national elections were held without major violence despite a Taliban threat.
World | Associated Press | Sunday April 6, 2014
The international community has widely praised Afghanistan for holding national elections that saw a heavy turnout despite complaints about a shortage of ballots and reports of fraud.
World | Reuters | Sunday April 6, 2014
Afghanistan's presidential election closed on Saturday amid relief that attacks by Taliban fighters were fewer than feared for a vote that will bring the first-ever democratic transfer of power in a country plagued by conflict for decades.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 6, 2014
US President Barack Obama congratulated Afghanistan on its landmark presidential election on Saturday, saying it was "critical" to securing the country's democratic prospects and continued international aid.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday April 6, 2014
India on Saturday commended the huge turnout of voters in presidential elections in Afghanistan despite terror threats and said it would continue to work to support the people of that country in their efforts to build a strong, sovereign and democrat...
World | Reuters | Saturday April 5, 2014
Turnout from Afghanistan's presidential election was seven million out of 12 million eligible voters, or about 58 percent, election commission chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani said on Saturday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday April 5, 2014
Afghans voted in large numbers Saturday to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power as US-led forces end their 13-year war.
World | Agence-France Presse | Saturday April 5, 2014
Afghan President Hamid Karzai cast his vote on Saturday in the election that marks the start of his country's first-ever democratic transfer of power, as he steps down after serving the maximum two terms in office.