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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. Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and ex-Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani were close to a power-sharing deal on Tuesday after they met face-to-face, aides said, but they failed to reach agreement.
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a convoy carrying foreign troops in Kabul on Tuesday , triggering a massive blast that shook the city, causing an unknown number of casualties. Afghan security forces keep watch at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on Sep 16, 2014.
The ballot counting in Afghanistan's five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country's future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote count? On Monday, the country's Electoral Complaints Commission began ruling on grievances from the candidates following word a day earlier that the election committee had finished reviewing all ballots cast in the second round. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the step, and said that the Afghan people's wish to achieve "a peaceful, democratic leadership transition must be respected."
Supporters of Afghanistan's deadlocked presidential contenders now are suggesting that President Hamid Karzai could remain in office to ensure stability while the rivals try to resolve their dispute over who won a June 14 runoff vote.
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah waves after a ceremony commemorating the 2001 assassination of legendary Tajik resistance commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, in Kabul September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani KABUL: The United Nations threatened Saturday to cut aid to Afghanistan if its staff are harassed, responding to tensions surrounding its participation in a drawn-out and bitter investigation into fraud in the still-unresolved presidential election.
NATO, the powerful military alliance of 28 countries, held its summit in Wales, from September 4 to 5, 2014. The conspicuous absentee was Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Retired Gen. John Allen, shown here in a July 22, 2012, photo during an interview with The Associated Press, has been selected to coordinate President Obama's new campaign against the Islamic State militant group, the AP reported Thursday.
Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani said in a press conference on Wednesday evening that talks between him and political rival Abdullah Abdullah would continue, but he noted that the country cannot have a "two-headed government" . Speaking two days after Abdullah said negotiations on a power-sharing deal were deadlocked and that he won't accept any government based on what he considers a fraudulent vote and recount, Ghani said he will not agree to any deal that compromises Afghanistan's constitution .
A U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province killed 11 civilians, including women and children, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Wednesday. The governor of Kunar province said that two women and two children were among the civilians killed in the strike Tuesday night in Narang district and that 12 others, including women and children, were injured.
Abdul Ghani Musamem, a spokesman for the governor of Kunar province, says 14 people died in the airstrike in Narang district. Musamem says 13 others were wounded in the strike on Tuesday.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her visit to Afghanistan met Afghan President Hamid Karzai, ahead of the declaration of the results of the disputed second round of Presidential elections in the nation. Swaraj and Karzai held talks on a wide range of issues, including the political and security situation in the country, which has been ravaged by war in recent times.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:14 am
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