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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...

Taliban detonate truck bombs in central Afghanistan, 18 killed (04.09.2014)

The attack, the biggest in recent weeks, comes days after the National Directorate of Security, the intelligence arm that is leading the fight against the insurgents, was targeted in the east.

Afghan talks on unity government collapse; crisis deepens (01.09.2014)

Talks on a power-sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over disputed election results.

Afghan presidential candidates pull out of audit (27.08.2014)

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.

Tajik-Kyrgyz border talks In Bishkek (26.08.2014)

The talks in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on August 26 are focusing on the 46 percent of the Tajik-Kyrgyz border that needs to demarcated.

Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul: officials (19.08.2014)

As many as 700 heavily armed Taliban insurgents are battling Afghan security forces in Logar, a key province near the capital Kabul, local officials said on Tuesday, in a test of the Afghan military's strength as foreign forces pull out of the country.

Ghani casts doubt on Afghan power-sharing deal (13.08.2014)

Speaking to a group of foreign reporters … Ghani said: "Dual authority is not possible," adding, "The position of the chief executive will solely depend on the discretion of the president."

Afghan unity government: a chance to 'defuse ethnic divide' (12.08.2014)

According to the terms of the deal, the president will "appoint" the "chief executive officer" from the losing camp. Two years after the creation of this position, it will be transformed to that of a prime minister. As this plan violates the country's constitution, the government will have to...

US general shot dead by Afghan soldier (06.08.2014)

The Afghan soldier was himself killed after he opened fire during a high-level visit by NATO officers on Tuesday to the Marshal Fahim National Defense University … Among the wounded were a German brigadier general, two Afghan generals and an Afghan officer.