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Amid Election Uncertainty, Karzai Prepares For Inauguration Ceremony
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.
21 hrs ago
Tennessee: Sheriffa s Officer Fired After Photos Show Him Choking Student
Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to an indefinite ceasefire, ending Israel's 50-day assault on the Gaza Strip .
23 hrs ago
Cybercast News Service
Obama: Withdrawing U.S. Troops From Iraq Was 'Right Thing to Do'
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.
The Washington Post
US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015
Outgoing commander of ISAF, U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford, first left, and incoming U.S. Army Commander for International Security Assistance Forces , Gen.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Afghan war-boom economy goes bust as foreign troop pullout nears, election dispute rages
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.
Farewell to a fighting diplomat
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.
Real Clear Politics
The Overstretched West
The chaotic consequences of the gradual disintegration of Pax Americana are becoming increasingly clear.
The Washington Post
Accord to salvage Afghan election faces new challenge
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 presidential contender threatens boycott
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.
Cape Cod Times
Exposing the truth
In a time when pundits and financial experts proclaim the demise of print journalism, recent disturbing events remind us why a vibrant press is more essential than ever.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Dempsey in Afghanistan for Transition Talks
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.
The Baltimore Sun
Afghan presidential inauguration is delayed with candidates deep in conflict
Afghanistan's next president was meant to be inaugurated on Monday but the deadline has been pushed back to Sept.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
New Afghan president to take office September 2: Karzai
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday his successor would take office on September 2, despite a slow-moving vote audit designed to eliminate fraudulent ballots cast for the two contenders.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
KABC-AM Los Angeles
"New York Times" Reporter Booted Out of Afghanistan
Matthew Rosenberg has left Afghanistan. As The New York Times reported, its journalist flew out of the country Thursday night following his expulsion by the Afghan government for writing an article that said a possible coup was in the works if the two presidential candidates couldn't work out a compromise regarding claims of fraudulent election ... (more)
Thu Aug 21, 2014
The Globe and Mail
UN rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act
'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.
Big News Network.com
Pakistan seeks proof after Afghanistan's terror allegations
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Wed Aug 20, 2014
Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country
The attorney general's office called Matthew Rosenberg, 40, into their office Tuesday and asked him to reveal his sources, which he refused to do, the Times reported.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul-...
A member of the Afghan National Police looks on in a village in Kherwar district in Logar province, eastern Afghanistan, May 20, 2012.
Afghanistan bars NYT reporter from leaving country
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.
AQAP Sides With ISIS; Karzai Calls for End to Impasse; Police Arrest...
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 .