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  • Kerry faces uphill battle to defuse Afghan election standoff

    KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive to a sceptical audience in Afghanistan this week to try to resolve a deepening crisis over a disputed presidential election which has stirred ethnic tensions in the fragile country....
  • Taliban kill six de-miners in western Afghanistan

    KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban shot and killed six people working for a demining company in western Afghanistan, police said on Thursday, a day after the United Nations said the number of civilian casualties in the country jumped by a quarter in the...
  • Civilian casualties up sharply in Afghanistan as U.S. departure nears

    Civilian casualties up sharply in Afghanistan as U.S. departure nears
    Accelerating a grim trend in the evolving war in Afghanistan, civilian casualties rose sharply in the first half of this year due to heavier ground combat between government forces and insurgents in populated areas, the United Nations reported Tuesday....
  • From New York heroin dealer to Afghanistan’s biggest oil man

    KABUL (Reuters) - One-eyed Rateb Popal's debut as an Afghan businessman was not promising: he was caught smuggling heroin and locked up in a New York federal prison for almost a decade. Popal had better luck once back in Afghanistan, where he emerged...
  • Abdullah's supporters threaten to back breakaway Afghan government

    Abdullah's supporters threaten to back breakaway Afghan government
    A defiant Abdullah Abdullah asserted Tuesday that he had won Afghanistan's bitterly disputed presidential election as outraged supporters threatened to back a breakaway government, raising the specter of a prolonged and perhaps bloody political crisis....
  • U.S. warns Afghans not to form 'parallel government'

    U.S. warns Afghans not to form 'parallel government'
    KABUL (Reuters) - The United States warned on Tuesday that it would withdraw financial and security support from Afghanistan if anyone tried to take power illegally, as supporters of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah rallied in Kabul for a parallel...
  • Afghanistan's Abdullah says he is the winner of last month's run-off

    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah told thousands of supporters on Tuesday he was the winner of last month's run-off election, putting himself on a collision course with his arch-rival, Ashraf Ghani. "We are the winner of...
  • Suicide bomber kills 16 in Afghanistan as election crisis deepens

    A suicide bomber killed 16 people, including Afghan school children and four Czech soldiers, in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday as the country reeled from a worsening election crisis. The bombing in Parwan province, north of Kabul, was a reminder of...
  • Four NATO servicemen killed in Afghanistan: ISAF

    KABUL (Reuters) - At least four NATO servicemen were killed in an attack in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, the International Security Assistance Force said. Earlier, Ziaul Rahman Sayedkhili, a senior police officer in the eastern province of Parwan,...
  • Kerry warns against illegal power grab in Afghanistan

    KABUL (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry warned Afghanistan on Tuesday that any attempt to take power illegally following a disputed presidential election run-off would cost it U.S. support. "I have noted reports of protests in Afghanistan and...
  • Afghan election crisis deepens as initial tally shows Ghani winning

    The election crisis in Afghanistan deepened Monday as officials announced that preliminary results in the presidential race showed former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani with a substantial lead even as his opponent leveled charges of systematic fraud....
  • Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election result: spokesman

    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah has rejected preliminary results of last month's run-off election which put his rival Ashraf Ghani in the lead, his spokesman said on Monday. "We don't accept the results which were...