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ECC Says 275 Complaints Received, Wants IEC’s Cooperation

ECC Says 275 Complaints  Received, Wants IEC’s Cooperation

June 16, 2014

KABUL - The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) said on Sunday that 275 complaints regarding fraud and electoral violations had been registered with the institution since polls ...

Committee Formed to Investigate Amarkhail Fraud Allegations

Committee Formed to  Investigate Amarkhail Fraud Allegations

June 16, 2014

KABUL - A committee consisting of Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials has been formed and assigned to investigate the accusations of fraud made by Kabul Police ...

US Hopes for Fair Vote Count, BSA Signing

US Hopes for Fair Vote Count, BSA Signing

June 16, 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States, United Nations, Canada and NATO on Saturday congratulated the people of Afghanistan, in particular the security forces, on the successful and peaceful completion ...

Senators Call for Probe into Poll Fraud Claims

Senators Call for Probe into Poll Fraud Claims

June 16, 2014

KABUL - The Meshrano Jirga, commending the performance of the media and security forces, on Sunday urged the electoral commissions to investigate fraud in the runoff vote ...

High Turnout, Less Fraud in Runoff: IEC

High Turnout, Less Fraud in Runoff: IEC

June 15, 2014

KABUL - Independent Election Commission (IEC) Chairman Ahmad Yusef Nuristani on Saturday expressed his satisfaction with the level of participation in the presidential runoff, and claimed fraud was ...

Senior IEC Official Accused of Fraud

Senior IEC Official Accused of Fraud

June 15, 2014

KABUL - just after polls closed Saturday evening, gen. Zahir Zahir, the Kabul police chief, leveled accusations against top independent election commission (IEC) official Zia-ul-haq Amarkhail ...

Al Qaeda Affiliates Pose Terrorist Challenge: UN

Al Qaeda Affiliates  Pose Terrorist Challenge: UN

June 15, 2014

WASHINGTON - Al Qaeda and its affiliates including Tehrek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan pose a direct terrorist challenge to Afghanistan ...

Ballot Paper Shortages Hit Several Provinces

Ballot Paper Shortages Hit Several Provinces

June 15, 2014

KABUL - Some polling stations in Bamyan, Jawzjan, Kandahar, Kabul and Badakhshan provinces ran out of ballot papers, creating concerns among voters. Koh Mard district chief in Badakhshan ...

Warlords, Officials Interfering in Ballot Process: IEC

Warlords, Officials Interfering in Ballot Process: IEC

June 11, 2014

MAZAR-E-SHARIF - Officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Tuesday alleged local warlords backed by some security officials have beaten up its staff in northern ...

US Urges Frontrunners to Avoid Divisive Messages

US Urges Frontrunners to Avoid Divisive Messages

June 11, 2014

KABUL - The United States on Tuesday called on both the frontrunners in next week’s presidential runoff election and supporters to avoid divisive messages because Afghans needed their ...

UNAMA Calls for Continued Improvements to the Electoral Process

UNAMA Calls for Continued  Improvements to the Electoral Process

June 11, 2014

KABUL - As preparations for the 14 June Presidential run-off vote are finalized, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) calls upon all electoral stakeholders to fulfill ...

Election Materials Transferred to Remote Districts by Helicopter

Election Materials Transferred  to Remote Districts by Helicopter

June 11, 2014

KABUL - With just four days until Afghans head to the polls for the presidential runoff, Abdul Wahab Wardak, the commander of the Afghan Air Force, confirmed on Tuesday that remote and insecure ...

Kabul Seeks Regional Help for Runoff

Kabul Seeks  Regional Help for Runoff

June 10, 2014

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday called on neighbouring and regional countries to cooperate with the Afghan government in holding next week’s presidential runoff election ...

MPs Again Fail to Pass Anti-Money Laundering Law

MPs Again Fail to Pass Anti-Money Laundering Law

June 10, 2014

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga failed for a second day in a row on Monday to pass the much-delayed anti-money laundering law due to incomplete quorum, raising concerns among some lawmakers ...

Afghan Forces Able to Secure Runoff Vote: Azimi

Afghan Forces Able to Secure Runoff Vote: Azimi

June 10, 2014

KABUL - Reports indicated attacks from anti-state elements and insurgents backed by regional intelligence networks would increase in the lead-up to and on the polling day scheduled ...

Afghanistan Rolls out Security Plan for Presidential Polls

Afghanistan Rolls out  Security Plan for Presidential Polls

June 10, 2014

KABUL - A senior Afghan security official said Monday that the country's security forces have rolled out a security plan for the upcoming presidential runoff polls ...

10,000 Commandos to Provide Security for Runoff

10,000 Commandos  to Provide Security for Runoff

June 09, 2014

KABUL - A senior Afghan military official on Sunday said 10,000 Afghan National Army (ANA)’s commandos would assist other security personnel in ensuring security for the runoff ...

Minister Reveals Regional Policy on Drugs Control

Minister Reveals Regional Policy on Drugs Control

June 09, 2014

KABUL - Counternarcotics Minister Din Mohammad Mubariz Rashidi on Sunday launched a new policy on regional and international cooperation to control drug trafficking and production ...

Karzai Sets Committee for Baghlan Floods’ Victims

Karzai Sets Committee  for Baghlan Floods’ Victims

June 09, 2014

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai in a decree on Sunday assigned a committee to seriously investigate into the recently heavy floods, affected thousands of people, with over 150 dead in Guzargah-e-Noor ...

11 Complaints Lodged over Runoff Campaign: IECC

11 Complaints Lodged  over Runoff Campaign: IECC

June 09, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Sunday confirmed receiving nearly a dozen complaints about violations of the electioneering restrictions in the lead ...

MPs Fail to Approve Anti-Money Laundering Law

MPs Fail to Approve  Anti-Money Laundering Law

June 08, 2014

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga or lower house of the parliament on Saturday failed to deliver a decision on the much-delayed anti-money laundering law due to incomplete quorum. The Justice ...

Afghanistan Takes Long View with India, Russia, China

Afghanistan Takes Long  View with India, Russia, China

June 08, 2014

KABUL - Afghanistan wants to buy military hardware from India, including used MiG-21 fighters, T-72 tanks, Bofors howitzers and equipment vital for command and control. But wary of upsetting ...

Death Toll from Baghlan Floods Soars to 100

Death Toll from Baghlan Floods Soars to 100

June 08, 2014

PUL-I-KHUMRI - More than 100 people have reportedly died after flash floods swept through the Guzarga-i-Noor district of northern Baghlan province, rendering thousands of families homeless ...

Afghanistan Should Have Good Relations with Neighbors: US

Afghanistan Should Have  Good Relations with Neighbors: US

June 08, 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States has counseled Afghanistan to have good relations with its neighbors and expressed hope that all countries neighboring the conflict-hit nation will continue ...

Officials Trying to Block Law to Safeguard Corrupt Interests: MPs

Officials Trying to Block Law to Safeguard Corrupt Interests: MPs

June 07, 2014

KABUL - Members of the Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of the Parliament have accused government officials of delaying the ratification of a critical anti-money laundering law in order ...

NATO Leaders Intend Continued Support for Afghanistan

NATO Leaders Intend  Continued Support for Afghanistan

June 07, 2014

KABUL - Following a meeting of NATO and ISAF Defense Ministers in Brussels, Afghan Minister of Defense Besmellah Muhammadi expressed immense satisfaction with the coalition ...

Gen. Dunford Picked to Lead Marine Corps

Gen. Dunford  Picked to Lead Marine Corps

June 07, 2014

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has nominated ISAF top commander in Afghanistan Gen. Joseph Dunford as the next commandant of Marine Corps. The announcement was made by Defense ...

6 Killed as Abdullah Survives Car Suicide Attack

6 Killed as Abdullah  Survives Car Suicide Attack

June 07, 2014

KABUL - Six people were killed and 22 others wounded on Friday when a suicide attacker in a car targeted presidential runner Dr. Abdullah Abdullah’s convoy in Kabul, the Ministry ...

WJ Oks Anti-Terrorist Financing Law

WJ Oks Anti-Terrorist Financing Law

June 05, 2014

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) or Lower House of Parliament on Wednesday approved a draft law on terrorist financing authorising the National Security Council (NSC) to place curbs on individuals ...

1,800 US Troops for Afghan Counter Terror: Dunford

1,800 US Troops for  Afghan Counter Terror: Dunford

June 05, 2014

BRUSELS - The US military said on Wednesday that about 1,800 of the nearly 10,000 US troops the US plans to leave in Afghanistan at the end of the year would be conducting counter ...

Kubiš to Int’l Community: Continue Support to Afghanistan

Kubiš to Int’l Community:  Continue Support to Afghanistan

June 05, 2014

BRUSSELS - The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš, called on Wednesday upon both Afghanistan’s electoral management bodies ...

Full Security Transition on Track: Rasmussen

Full Security  Transition on Track: Rasmussen

June 05, 2014

BRUSSELS - Praising Afghan security forces for securing the April 5 elections, NATO Secretary General on Wednesday said the alliance continued to plan for a new post-2014 mission to train ...

FEFA Report Accuses ECC of Negligence, Violating Election Laws

FEFA Report Accuses ECC of  Negligence, Violating Election Laws

June 04, 2014

KABUL - The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA), one of Afghanistan's largest election monitoring organizations, has accused the Electoral Complaints Commission ...

NATO Meeting to Finalise New Afghan Mission

NATO Meeting to  Finalise New Afghan Mission

June 04, 2014

BRUSSELS - The two-day defence ministerial meeting that began on Tuesday would finalise NATO’s plan for a new mission to train, advise and assist Afghan forces from next year, the alliance ...

WH Defends Prisoner Swap Decision

WH Defends  Prisoner Swap Decision

June 04, 2014

WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration on Monday defended its decision to release five Taliban prisoners from the high profile Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center in lieu of Sgt Bowe ...