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7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

In Afghanistan, Abdullah extends his lead over rival for presidency as ballot count continues

More than a week after ballots were cast in Afghanistan's presidential election, officials are still tabulating the results, but former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead to 11 percentage points over his closest challenger.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

Borders Today

The merry-go-round of the media circus

So, aside from the wider roles I perform as Deputy Chief PAO, responsible for assisting the Chief PAO to coordinate the activities of around 80 PAO staff across Afghanistan, one of my main roles it to interact directly with the media.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: Civil Society Helps Paktia Poll Success

Civil society groups made an enormous contribution to the success of the Afghan elections, panelists told an IWPR-organised debate at Paktia university in the southeast of the country.

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Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: Nangarhar Officials Coerced into Poll Fraud

Some government officials in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar region who refused to commit fraud during the April 5 elections have been threatened with dismissal, writer and journalist Naqib Ahmad Atal says.

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Stars and Stripes

Woman rabbi serves as chaplain with 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan

"What's that on your uniform?" passers-by ask the chaplain for the Fort Bragg-based 330th Movement Control Battalion.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Korean News

Korean National Art Festival in Uzbekistan Celebrates Day of Sun

The 21st Korean National Art Festival was held in Tashkent by Koreans in Uzbekistan on April 13 in celebration of the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung .

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Stars and Stripes

Afghan economy faces serious revenue shortfall amid tenuous political transition

When the next president of Afghanistan takes office later this year, he will inherit a growing budget shortfall that could leave tens of thousands of civil servants unpaid and force key public programs to shutter.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Lake Charles man survives IED attack in Afghanistan

After 9-11, Tommy Thibodeaux couldn't just sit around and do nothing. So he quit his job on an offshore rig and joined the Marines.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: Helmand Polls Show People Embrace Democracy

The success of this year's presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan was unprecedented, experts said at an April 10 event organised by IWPR in the southern Helmand province.

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The Washington Post

Afghan economy facing serious revenue shortfall

When the next president of Afghanistan takes office later this year, he will inherit a growing budget shortfall that could leave tens of thousands of civil servants unpaid and force key public programs to shutter.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Government Executive

Effort to Help Afghanistan Collect Customs Revenue Found Lacking

The ongoing U.S. effort to leave war-torn Afghanistan self-sufficient depends in part on the Kabul government's ability to collect customs revenue, a dual federal agency project that could benefit from clear performance metrics, auditors found.

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Trend

Uzbekistan, U.S to discuss strengthening of bilateral relations in education area

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia and Senior Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy in the office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Eileen O'Connor will visit Uzbekistan on April 15-20, the U.S. embassy in Uzbekistan said on April 14. During the visit O'Connor will meet with the ... (more)

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

TwinCities

Abdullah takes lead in Afghan vote

In the first partial results from Afghanistan's presidential election, former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has emerged as the early leader, but he is far from crossing the 50 percent vote threshold needed to win outright, according to the country's election commission.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Daily Beast

Don't Abandon This Brave AfghanBy Ann Scott Tyson

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan, Ibrahim Khan is just one of thousands of Afghan interpreters who helped U.S. forces, often under fire, and are still waiting for visas.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

ABC News

Art captures agony of Afghanistan war

Striking paintings of service men and women in Afghanistan are going on display for the first time, in the hometown of the youngest soldiers featured.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

EurasiaNet

Uzbekistan's Schizophrenic Relationship with Tourism

Tashkent is set to host an international tourism expo on April 17 and 18. But the timing isn't very auspicious, coming only a few days after state television warned viewers that inviting unknown foreigners to Uzbekistan is "like playing with fire."

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: Election Outcome Not Predetermined

Panellists in an IWPR debate in the southern Afghan province of Helmand dismissed rumours that the outcome of the April 5 presidential election was known in advance.

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The Japan Times

Poll success puts Afghans on track - for now

In a nation more associated with calamity than consensus, the initial results of Saturday's Afghan presidential election are startling.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

CNN

Afghan girl, married at 6 to cover her father's debt

Her big brown eyes, framed by long soft lashes, are wide open as she takes in the unfamiliar surroundings.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

World Magazine

For sale: Desks, chairs, armored vehicles

The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine-resistant vehicles as it packs up to leave Afghanistan after 13 years of war, officials said last week.

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