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Partial results show tight race in Afghan election

By Mon, Apr 14, 2014 10:25AM UTC Comments Off

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Partial results in Afghanistan’s crucial presidential election show a tight race between ex-foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and former finance minister Ashraf Ghani. Abdullah has received 41.9 percent of the votes counted so far and Ghani has 37.6 percent. The chairman of the Independent Election Commission, Ahmad Yousuf Nouristani, warned that the...

International community praises Afghan vote

By Mon, Apr 07, 2014 9:30AM UTC Comments Off

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The international community has widely praised Afghanistan for holding national elections that saw a heavy turnout despite complaints about a shortage of ballots and reports of fraud. Millions of Afghans defied Taliban threats and crowded into mosques and schools being used as polling centers to vote Saturday for a new president...

Afghan group says it killed Swedish reporter

By Wed, Mar 12, 2014 7:50PM UTC Comments Off

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An extremist Taliban splinter group has claimed responsibility for killing a Swedish-British journalist in Kabul....

Afghanistan: 2 suspects arrested in killing of Swedish journalist

By Tue, Mar 11, 2014 5:39PM UTC Comments Off

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Swedish Embassy has confirmed that a Swedish journalist has been killed in Kabul, and Afghan police say two suspects have been arrested. Embassy counselor Christian Nilsson tells The Associated Press that Nils Horner, the Asia correspondent for Swedish Radio, was killed on Tuesday. Nilsson says Horner was in his 50s....

Afghanistan frees 65 inmates US calls ‘dangerous’

By Thu, Feb 13, 2014 1:40PM UTC Comments Off

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the government has freed 65 accused militants from a former U.S. prison despite protests from the American military. The U.S. has called the men “dangerous” fighters who will likely return to the battlefield to kill coalition and Afghan forces. Prison spokesman Maj. Nimatullah Khaki says all 65...

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