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Afghan forces arrest Haqqani militant network leaders (16.10.2014)

Two senior leaders of the Haqqani militant network have been captured by Afghan security forces, officials say. The group has been behind many of the co-ordinated gun and bomb attacks on Afghan and Nato forces in recent years.

Afghanistan’s Political Transition – ICG report (16.10.2014)

In its latest report, Afghanistan’s Political Transition, the International Crisis Group examines the politics surrounding the deeply contested 2014 presidential election, analysing threats and opportunities.

Afghanistan and United States sign security deal (01.10.2014)

Afghanistan has signed a long-delayed security deal which will allow some US troops to stay in the country next year, signalling that newly-inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani intends to repair frayed ties with Washington.

Ghani 'seen moving quickly to sign pact on foreign forces' in Afghanistan (23.09.2014)

Afghanistan's next president, Ashraf Ghani, is expected to sign legal documents within 24 hours of taking office next week allowing foreign troops to stay in his country beyond 2014, a senior NATO diplomat said on Tuesday.

Afghan president-elect promises unity after disputed vote (22.09.2014)

Afghanistan's president-elect promised to end political strife and corruption in a speech on Monday, his first since signing a power-sharing agreement with his rival aimed at bringing months of turmoil to a close.

Afghan election talks stall over release of vote results (17.09.2014)

Talks between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have stalled again, in part over when and how to release the final results of an election that both say was rigged by the other side, officials said on Wednesday.

Taliban sneak back into Kandahar, dressed as grape farmers (14.09.2014)

Around 400 people die in August after two weeks of fighting as many blame Afghan election gridlock for aiding the insurgency.

UN threatens to cut Afghan aid if staff harassed (13.09.2014)

The warning comes a day after demonstrators gathered outside the UN's Kabul headquarters and accused it of aiding vote-rigging. The rally featured chants of "Death to the UN."

Afghan vote results expected next week, regardless of deal (10.09.2014)

Sareer Ahmad Barmak, a member of the Independent Election Commission, said on September 10 that the final results would likely be released next week upon the completion of an internationally monitored audit of all 8.1 million ballots cast in a June runoff.

Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects vote result (08.09.2014)

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has insisted that he won the country's disputed election, dimming hopes that a UN-supervised audit of votes could soon end the prolonged political crisis. Abdullah repeated claims on Monday that massive ballot-rigging had denied him victory over his...