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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.
EACH time the commander of the foreign forces in Afghanistan, an American general named Joseph Dunford, visited the country's presidential palace he first made a quick dash to the wardrobe.
The chaotic consequences of the gradual disintegration of Pax Americana are becoming increasingly clear.
Abdullah adviser Fazal Ahmad Manawi said the candidate has serious concerns that an ongoing audit of more than 8 million ballots cast in a June runoff vote is not stringent enough to catch fraudulent ballots.
Afghan election commission workers sort ballots for an audit of the presidential run-off votes at an election commission office in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
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.
'I firmly believe that greater responsiveness by this council would have saved hundreds of thousands of lives,' outgoing United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay tells Security Council.
A member of the Afghan National Police looks on in a village in Kherwar district in Logar province, eastern Afghanistan, May 20, 2012.
Afghanistan's attorney general has barred a New York Times correspondent from leaving the country because of a story in which he reported that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won the recent presidential election, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula published a statement on its website on August 14 announcing its support for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria .
In May 2014, as the three-person team I was on went to deliver emergency aid packages to the victims of flooding in northern Afghanistan, the police commander who escorted us told stories of his career in the armed forces that kept my mind busy for the rest of the trip.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 03:03 am
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