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5 hrs ago | Times of Oman
Power vacuum looms over Afghanistan as UN delays the date for announcing the result of presidential elections to mid-September despite Karzai's plans to leave office next week.
A senior leader of the Taliban and al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan who was captured by Coalition forces in the spring of 2011 is now leading more than 300 jihadists in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz.
Army Gen. John F. Campbell, the new commander of U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, will likely not attend the NATO ministers meeting in Britain next week at which the U.S. had hoped to cement final decisions on a future force presence and aid, a U.S. military official in Kabul said Friday.
It is expected that in the post-2014 scenario, there will be instability in Afghanistan coupled with huge unemployment, inflation and a severe economic crunch In the coming months, Afghanistan will likely undergo a painful transition process in all spheres: political, security, economic and social.
Afghanistan's troubled presidential election continues to be rocked by turmoil as an audit of the ballots drags on.
On the rooftop of a five-story building, I met Shoaib Sultan, a young businessman.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai wants this year's election results to be announced by the end of the month.
A massive audit of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election won't be done until about Sept.
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai with rival presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani in Kabul on August 19. That, however, has not stopped outgoing President Hamid Karzai from fixing September 2 as the date for the delayed inauguration of his successor.
Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to an indefinite ceasefire, ending Israel's 50-day assault on the Gaza Strip .
Despite accusations that not leaving a residual U.S. military presence in Iraq contributed to its present crisis, President Obama on Tuesday both called the 2011 withdrawal "the right thing to do" and reiterated his intention to remove most U.S. troops from Afghanistan at the end of the year.
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.
Updated: Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:46 am
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