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Yesterday | Channelnewsasia.com

Suicide car bomb targets foreign convoy in central Kabul

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.

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Monday | Fox News

Lengthy election process _ and political talks _ has some Afghans questioning value of voting

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."

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Monday | WALB-TV Albany

Democracy? No, Afghans say, after vote count ends

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."

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Afghans See Option of Karzai Staying On

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.

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The Times of India

Afghanistan boldly raises its colours, like never before

Afghan soldiers march near the largest Afghan flag after an inauguration ceremony at Wazir Akbar Khan hill in Kabul on September 10, 2014. KABUL: To find a flag as big as the one hoisted over Kabul's historic Wazir Akbar Khan hill on Wednesday, an American would have to go pretty far - possibly as far as a Wal-Mart parking lot somewhere in the Great Plains.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

In-depth Africa

Al Qaeda Leader Captured by US, Leads Fight Against America in Afghanistan

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.

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The Daily Star

UN threatens to cut Afghanistan aid if election staff harassed

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.

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Trend

Ashgabat discusses practical realization of TAPI gas pipeline project

Turkmenistan discussed the aspects of practical implementation of the TAPI gas pipeline project with the TAPI project member states, Turkmen media reported Sept.13. The president of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a series of meetings in Dushanbe , where the meeting of the heads of states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization took place, and where he was invited as a honorable guest.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Times

NATO summit: promoting arms race : September 13, 2014,

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.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Asia, Afghanistan, Israel, Middle East, Opinion

Outlook

India Seeks Resolute Global Action Against Terror

India today sought resolute and comprehensive global action against terror infrastructure, saying the challenge must be taken seriously as different "theatres" are getting interconnected through terror networks as well as globalisation of the "supply chain of ideology". In her address at the annual summit of the Shanghai Corporation Organisation , External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India has long been a victim of terrorism and called upon member countries of the powerful grouping to join hands to combat the menace.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Washington Post

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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.

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Foreign Policy

Ghani Says Afghanistan Cannot Have Two Leaders; Tensions Rise Over...

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 .

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CNN

Afghan President: U.S. airstrike killed 11 civilians

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.

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Suria

Kabul's Old City sees new lease of life

When workers began renovating Murad Khane district, a jewel of Old Kabul that breaks up the city's otherwise bland facade of concrete high-rises and blast-walls, it was hidden under piles of garbage. Now the teeming quarter is home to bustling bazaars, a revitalised calligraphy and woodwork school and a courtyard that won a UNESCO conservation award last year.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Evening Sun

Afghan officials: 14 killed in US airstrike

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.

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DNA India

Sushma Swaraj holds talks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai

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.

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Hindustan Times

Sushma meets Karzai in Kabul stresses partnership

India has reiterated its commitment to expand security and defence ties with Afghanistan, which is on the throes of an uneasy democratic transition, and will root for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation playing a greater role in 'stabilising' that region. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj met Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday in Kabul, offering Narendra Modi government's hands of partnership, a day before she goes to attend the SCO summit in Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Washington Post

Karzai urges presidential hopefuls to put aside differences

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday his successor must be chosen soon to "salvage the country," which appeared to grow more volatile as the day progressed. In a rare public statement since he's been forced to postpone his departure from office, Karzai addressed hundreds of Afghan leaders gathered in the capital to honor a slain guerrilla commander.

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DNA India

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to visit Afghanistan on Wednesday

As Afghanistan eagerly waits result of the presidential polls, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit the strategically important ally on Wednesday to further enhance ties and review key projects being implemented by India in the trouble-torn country. In her first visit to the country as External Affairs Minister, Swaraj will hold talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on number of crucial bilateral and regional issues which may include enhancing defence and security assistance from India.

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The Miami Herald

Afghan president urges rival successors to unify

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