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400 Oil Tankers Torched Outside Kabul

400 Oil Tankers Torched Outside Kabul

July 06, 2014

KABUL - At least 400 tankers reportedly transporting oil for security forces caught fire overnight in Paghman district outside the capital Kabul, an official said on ...

Afghanistan's Stability Depends on Election Results: EU

Afghanistan's Stability Depends on Election Results: EU

July 05, 2014

KABUL - Representatives of the European Union (EU) have met with President Hamid Karzai, election officials and the presidential candidates to find a solution to the election ...

US Senators Meet with Presidential Candidates

US Senators Meet  with Presidential Candidates

July 05, 2014

KABUL - Afghanistan's electoral crisis has dragged two prominent U.S. Senators to Kabul to find an end to the electoral ...

Amarkhail Would Not Escape if Innocent: Nuristani

Amarkhail Would  Not Escape if Innocent: Nuristani

July 05, 2014

KABUL - The Chairman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has called Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhail, former IEC Secretariat, guilty emphasizing that Amarkhail's alleged involvement in fraud ...

IEC to Announce Preliminary Results on Monday

IEC to Announce  Preliminary Results on Monday

July 03, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday announced that the runoff preliminary results would be delayed for further investigations of 1,930 polling ...

IEC Panned for Inaction, Negligence

IEC Panned for Inaction, Negligence

July 03, 2014

KABUL - A number of former election officials and the Afghan public criticized the Independent Election Commission (IEC) this week for its supposed lack of effort to prevent fraud during this ...

Int’l Community Reps Meet with Candidates

Int’l Community Reps Meet with Candidates

July 03, 2014

KABUL - Afghanistan’s two Presidential candidates – Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, along with their Vice-Presidential running mates and other leading members ...

Runoff Preliminary Results Delayed

Runoff Preliminary Results Delayed

July 02, 2014

KABUL - An official from the election management body has confirmed that the announcement of the preliminary results will be delayed until the end of this week because votes from 2,000 ...

BSA, SOFA to be Signed in 2 Months: MoFA

BSA, SOFA to be  Signed in 2 Months: MoFA

July 02, 2014

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Tuesday the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the US and the proposed Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with NATO would ...

IECC Seeks UN Assistance to Verify Fraud Related Claims

IECC Seeks UN Assistance  to Verify Fraud Related Claims

July 02, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) on Tuesday asked the United Nations to extend its help to verify the fraud-related audio clips recently released by the ...

Afghan Drugs are Still a Major Global Problem

Afghan Drugs are Still  a Major Global Problem

July 01, 2014

KABUL - As a result, the president of the Security Council issued a statement. Illicit drug trafficking remains a significant threat to international peace and stability and ...

Pakistan Has Direct Link in Helmand Clashes: Spanta

Pakistan Has Direct Link in Helmand Clashes: Spanta

July 01, 2014

KABUL - Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, national security advisor to President Hamid Karzai, said Monday that Pakistani forces have direct link in deadly clashes in souther Helmand ...

Noor Asks Candidates to Respect IEC Decision

Noor Asks Candidates  to Respect IEC Decision

July 01, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday said all questions raised by presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah were answered in line with established law, asking ...

Abdullah Team Accuses ECC of Plotting Fraud

Abdullah Team Accuses ECC of Plotting Fraud

July 01, 2014

KABUL - Members of presidential candidate Abdullah Andullah's campaign team have accused the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) of planning extensive electoral fraud during ...

IEC Benefits High While Work Standard Low

IEC Benefits High While Work Standard Low

July 01, 2014

KABUL - Members of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) receive great benefits as being part of the country's well-funded election management organization. However, the ...

IEC Commits to Announce Preliminary Results on Time

IEC Commits to Announce Preliminary Results on Time

June 30, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday said that they will announce the preliminary results as scheduled, on Wednesday ...

Power Transfer on 5th Day of Eid: Karzai

Power Transfer on 5th Day of Eid: Karzai

June 30, 2014

KABUL - With the electoral deadlock still persisting, President Hamid Karzai on Saturday reiterated his administration’s plan ...

Tens of Thousands Protests over Frauds in Runoff

Tens of Thousands Protests over Frauds in Runoff

June 28, 2014

KABUL – Tens of Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Kabul City on Friday marching alongside Abdullah Abdullah in protest of frauds that took place in the presidential runoff ...

Abdullah's Team Optimistic About Negotiations with IEC

Abdullah's Team Optimistic About Negotiations with IEC

June 26, 2014

KABUL - Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah's campaign team reported on Wednesday that negotiations with the Independent Election Commission (IEC) have not yielded positive ...

NATO FM’s May Insist on BSA, SOFA Signing

NATO FM’s May Insist on BSA, SOFA Signing

June 26, 2014

KABUL - NATO foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss different issues, including the alliance’s future ...

ECC to Finish Investigations without Complaints against Amarkhail

ECC to Finish  Investigations without Complaints against Amarkhail

June 26, 2014

KABUL - According to the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC), investigations into complaints filed regarding Election Day will be completed by midnight Wednesday without any ...

Amarkhail Resigns in Wake of Fraud Allegations

Amarkhail Resigns in  Wake of Fraud Allegations

June 24, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission's (IEC) Secretariat Chief, Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhail, announced his resignation on live television Monday afternoon. The announcement came just a day ...

NATO Summit to Talk Post-2014 Afghan Mission

NATO Summit to Talk Post-2014 Afghan Mission

June 24, 2014

KABUL - Foreign ministers from NATO member countries are likely to give final shape to the alliance’s post-2014 mission to train, advise and assist Afghan forces when they meet ...

Karzai Forms Delegation to Address Election Issues

Karzai Forms Delegation to Address Election Issues

June 24, 2014

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai has assembled a special delegation to work on solutions to problems that have cropped up around the election process over the past week, Attorney General Mohammad ...

Shun Fuelling Electoral Tensions, MPs Asked

Shun Fuelling Electoral Tensions, MPs Asked

June 24, 2014

KABUL - Some Wolesi Jirga (lower house) members on Monday urged their colleagues to focus on issues of national importance instead of fueling electoral tensions in the house. Kabul representative ...

No New Date Yet for Partial Results: Noor

No New Date Yet for  Partial Results: Noor

June 23, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) has not yet firmed up a new date for the announcement of partial results, an official said on Sunday. Noor Mohammad Noor, the IEC ...

MoI offer to Probe Amarkhel Rejected

MoI offer to Probe Amarkhel Rejected

June 23, 2014

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Sunday said the Independent Election Commission (IEC) had rejected its offer to investigate fraud allegations against its secretary Ziaul Haq ...

Abdullah Releases Audio to ‘Prove’ Fraud Claim

Abdullah Releases Audio to ‘Prove’ Fraud Claim

June 23, 2014

KABUL - The campaign team of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday released audio recordings which they said contained evidence of fraud against a senior member of Independent ...

Spanta to Lead Team for Talks with Pakistan

Spanta to Lead Team for Talks with Pakistan

June 23, 2014

KABUL - National Security Advisor Rangin Dadfar Spanta is expected to lead a delegation to Islamabad for talks on cooperation in the war on terror, a report said on Sunday ...

Partial Results of Runoff Elections Delayed

Partial Results of  Runoff Elections Delayed

June 22, 2014

KABUL - Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani, Chairman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said at a press conference on Saturday that the announcement of partial results will be delayed because ...

Karzai Welcomes Abdulla’s UN Poll Mediation Remarks

Karzai Welcomes Abdulla’s UN Poll Mediation Remarks

June 22, 2014

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai announced his support behind calls for UN mediation to resolve complaints about massive fraud in the election second ...

Abdullah Supporters Continue Protests in Kabul

Abdullah Supporters Continue Protests in Kabul

June 22, 2014

KABUL - Crowds in the hundreds marched through Kabul on Saturday, continuing a spell of public demonstrations that has followed in the wake of claims made by presidential candidate ...

UN Prepared to Help in Election Process

UN Prepared to Help in Election Process

June 22, 2014

KABUL - Nicholas Haysom, deputy special representative of the secretary-general for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said at a press conference on Saturday that ...

Turnout in Runoff Less Than First Round

Turnout in  Runoff Less Than First Round

June 21, 2014

KABUL - The Transparent Election Foundation of Afghanistan (TEFA) shared its findings about the elections with media on Thursday at a press ...

UN Raises Concern over Abdullah’s Boycott

UN Raises Concern over Abdullah’s Boycott

June 21, 2014

KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday called for respect of Afghanistan’s Constitution and electoral laws, as well as its independent ...