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Afghanistan: Ambush kills anti-Taliban militiamen
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a Taliban ambush has killed three members of a local militia that rose up against insurgent control of the area.(4/14/2014 10:33:49 AM)
German AP photographer shot dead in Afghanistan
Khost (Afghanistan) (AFP) - An Afghan police commander on Friday shot dead a female German photographer working for the Associated Press on the eve of presidential elections, in an attack that left a Canadian colleague wounded, the news agency said. The journalists were shot in their car in the Tanai district of Khost province, in the country's east, as they reported on distribution of ballot ...(4/4/2014 11:40:38 AM)
Afghanistan says U.S. air strike kills three civilians
A U.S. air strike in eastern Afghanistan has killed three civilians, the Afghan president's office said on Tuesday. Air strikes that have killed or wounded hundreds of Afghan civilians are a serious source of tension between the two countries and one of the main reasons President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign an agreement that would allow U.S. forces to stay beyond 2014.(4/15/2014 11:09:20 AM)
Afghanistan runs out of ballot papers as election turnout surprises
By Jessica Donati and Hamid Shalizi KANDAHAR/KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's landmark election on Saturday was marred by a shortage of ballot papers that left many voters still queuing to cast their vote with polling due to close, as the organizers appeared unprepared for a high turnout. The Independent Election Commission ordered voting to be extended by at least an hour, with ballot papers ...(4/5/2014 10:19:22 AM)
Afghanistan's election: Who's next after Karzai?
But the outcome of the presidential election scheduled for April 5 is far from set. But it does seem clear that one of four men will lead Afghanistan after Mr. Karzai. Mr. Rassoul served as Karzai's foreign minister for three years until stepping down to run for president last October. His ticket includes a notable first for Afghanistan: his female vice-presidential running mate, Habiba Sarobi.(4/3/2014 12:18:15 PM)
Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in Kabul
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of the year. Ahmad Shah Wahid was on his way to work when five gunmen ran his car off the road in northern Kabul, dragged him into their 4-wheel-drive ...(4/15/2014 4:38:31 AM)
Afghanistan: Before and after the Taliban
How has the country changed since the fall of the Taliban?(4/2/2014 8:39:36 AM)
Issues dominating Afghanistan's elections
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Several issues are at the top of Afghans' minds as they go to the polls Saturday. High among them is deteriorating security as the country undergoes its first democratic transition of power in history. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is barred by the constitution from seeking a third term in office. The most often mentioned issues include:(4/5/2014 1:45:18 PM)
Afghanistan's Karzai steps up Pakistan accusations
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Hamid Karzai accused Pakistan of being behind a recent series of attacks and of blocking his government from striking a peace deal with the Taliban, the Afghan president's office said Sunday.(3/30/2014 11:51:37 AM)
Afghanistan thrashed by Bangladesh in World T20 qualifier
• Bangladesh 78-1 beat Afghanistan 72 (17.1 overs) by nine wickets • Hosts win ill-tempered match with eight overs remaining The fifth ICC World Twenty20 has started with an emphatic Bangladesh win against Afghanistan which considerably reduces the danger of the hosts failing to qualify for their own party. Afghanistan were potentially tricky opponents for the Tigers in the first of three ...(4/13/2014 11:32:48 PM)
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