Australia says it has resettled in recent months more than 500 Afghans who had jeopardized their own safety by helping the Australian military in their war-ravaged homeland....
Police in western Afghanistan say gunmen have launched an attack on the Indian Consulate in Herat province. Abdul Sami Qatra, the provincial police chief, says the attack Friday began when three gunmen opened fire on the consulate from a nearby home with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades....
Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced in Canberra his government has approved the acquisition of a multi-billion jet fighters to boost Australia’s air defence capability. Australia will spend $12. 4 billion for 58 Texan-built F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter jets. Boasting the fighter planes’ capability, the prime minister gave some specs: a top speed of...
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...
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...
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