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Chinese FM Calls for New Security Concept to Ensure Lasting Peace in Asia

Chinese FM Calls for New Security Concept to Ensure Lasting Peace in Asia

August 12, 2014

NAY PYI TAW - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for a security concept for the 21st century so as to ensure the long-lasting peace and security of ...

300 Teams to Audit Votes

300 Teams to Audit Votes

August 11, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Sunday announced more than 5,700 ballot boxes had been audited and the process would accelerate, with the number of audit teams ...

Spirit of National Unity More Important Than Details: Abdullah

Spirit of National  Unity More Important  Than Details: Abdullah

August 11, 2014

KABUL - Following the public signing of a national unity government agreement between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Friday, Abdullah said that the spirit of national ...

Afghanistan Entering ’a New Phase’: Abdullah

Afghanistan Entering ’a New Phase’: Abdullah

August 10, 2014

KABUL - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said Saturday that his country was entering "a new phase" in an interview with AFP, raising hopes that a bitter dispute over fraud-tainted ...

25pc of Ballots Audited: IEC Spokesman

25pc of Ballots  Audited: IEC Spokesman

August 10, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday said more than 5,000 ballot boxes had been audited so far and invalidating the votes would begin this week. The commission said the auditing process ...

Ghani-Abdullah Deal Draws Mixed Reaction

Ghani-Abdullah Deal Draws Mixed Reaction

August 10, 2014

KABUL - Some people consider the agreement between the presidential hopefuls on a unity government in the national interest, but others think a coalition government would benefit specific ...

Candidates Sign Joint Declaration

Candidates  Sign Joint Declaration

August 09, 2014

KABUL - Presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai signed a declaration in commitment to the formation of a national unity government in the presence of U.S. Secretary ...

Kerry Stresses Urgency of Stepped-up Vote Audit

Kerry Stresses Urgency of Stepped-up Vote Audit

August 09, 2014

KABUL - US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the presidential candidates to speed implementation of the agreement on the vote audit and formation of a national unity government, officials ...

Karzai Wants Poll Result Unveiled by End of Month

Karzai Wants Poll Result Unveiled by End of Month

August 09, 2014

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said presidential election results must be announced within the agreed timeline. The Presidential Palace said Karzai issued the call during a meeting with ...

Audit Process Continues with Participation of Both Teams

Audit Process  Continues with Participation of Both Teams

August 05, 2014

KABUL - Despite delays and disputes over the auditing process, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that the invalidation of fraudulent ballots will begin ...

Vote Invalidations to Start by Week’s End

Vote Invalidations  to Start by Week’s End

August 05, 2014

KABUL - Despite delays and disputes over the auditing process, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that the invalidation of fraudulent ballots will begin ...

Vote Audit Criteria Finalised, Declares IEC

Vote Audit Criteria  Finalised, Declares IEC

August 05, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday declared as final the latest UN-proposed criteria for invalidation of suspected votes, saying extra attention would be paid ...

Audit Process Begins After 7 Hour Delay

Audit Process Begins After 7 Hour Delay

August 04, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission announced on Sunday that the audit process has officially started after a seven hour delay. IEC Spokesman Noor Mohmmad Noor said at ...

Election Crisis Deepens as Khalili Accused of Fraud

Election Crisis  Deepens as Khalili Accused of Fraud

August 04, 2014

KABUL - A senior member of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s team on Sunday accused Second Vice-President Mohammad Karim Khalili of orchestrating fraud in favour of his rival candidate ...

Presidential Candidate Abdullah to Rejoin Afghan Election Audit: UN

Presidential Candidate Abdullah  to Rejoin Afghan Election Audit: UN

August 04, 2014

KABUL - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has agreed to rejoin an audit of the votes, United Nations officials said on Sunday, after tense negotiations to keep the election on track ...

IEC Vows to Bypass Abdullah in Vote Recount

IEC Vows to Bypass Abdullah in Vote Recount

August 03, 2014

KABUL - Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani on Saturday vowed they would go ahead with the recounting of votes cast in the June election tomorrow (Sunday) ...

Mismanagement of $104 Billion Aid in Afghanistan: SIGAR

Mismanagement of $104  Billion Aid in Afghanistan: SIGAR

August 02, 2014

KABUL - Over the past 13 years Afghanistan has received the largest sum of international aid in its modern world history. In a recent report, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ...

IEC Announces New Criteria for Vote Audit

IEC Announces New Criteria for Vote Audit

August 02, 2014

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Thursday said both the presidential candidates had agreed on new criteria proposed by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan ...

Afghanistan Has Cost More to Rebuild Than Europe after Second World War

Afghanistan Has Cost More to  Rebuild Than Europe after Second World War

August 02, 2014

WASHINGTON - The cost of rebuilding Afghanistan has exceeded the amount of money spent putting Europe back on its feet after the Second World War, it has been disclosed. A US government report ...

Youths Criticize Govt’s Taliban Policy

Youths Criticize Govt’s Taliban Policy

August 02, 2014

KABUL - The 'Etelafi Milli Nahj-e Naween Afghanistan', a youth political movement, invited a number of Afghan legislators to a press conference in Kabul on Friday to criticize the government's ...

Presidential Candidates Support IEC Adopting UN Proposal

Presidential Candidates Support IEC Adopting UN Proposal

July 27, 2013

KABUL - Presidential candidates, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani, have indicated to the United Nations that they support the Independent Election Commission (IEC) adopting the ...

Security Tightened in Kabul Ahead of Eid

Security Tightened in Kabul Ahead of Eid

July 27, 2013

KABUL - Kabul police said on Saturday tight security measures had been put in place in the capital to enable residents to celebrate the Eid festival in a secure environment. Police chief ...

Ghor Victims Killed By Freed Taliban Militants

Ghor Victims Killed By Freed Taliban Militants

July 27, 2013

KABUL - Residents and activists from around Ghor province gathered in the capital of Ferozkhoh on Saturday to voice criticism of the government for releasing Taliban militants who ...

WH Urges Pakistan to Keep Haqqani on Heels

WH Urges Pakistan to Keep Haqqani on Heels

July 27, 2013

KABUL - The U.S. government has urged Pakistani leaders to protect gains made during counter-insturgent operations along the border region with Afghanistan over the past month and ...

UN Proposal Submitted Without Candidate Consensus

UN Proposal Submitted  Without Candidate Consensus

July 26, 2014

KABUL - A spokesman for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday said that a proposal for the vote auditing process has been submitted to election officials despite ...

Afghanistan’s GDP Per Capita $635: UNDP

Afghanistan’s GDP  Per Capita $635: UNDP

July 26, 2014

KABUL - Afghanistan has been ranked 169th among 187 countries and territories in UNDP’s new Human Development Report that was released in Japan on Thursday. With a life expectancy of 58.4 years ...

Massoud Rejects Coalition Government

Massoud Rejects Coalition Government

July 26, 2014

KABUL - A key ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani-Ahmadzai, Ahmad Zia Massoud, on Friday rejected the foundation of a coalition government. Speaking at an event in Kabul, he said that the national ...

Civilian Killings an Unpardonable Act: Karzai

Civilian Killings  an Unpardonable  Act: Karzai

July 26, 2014

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Friday vehemently denounced the killing of civilians in western Ghor province. Suspected militants disembarked 18 passengers from two vehicles on the Ghor-Kabul Highway ...

UN Convenes Meeting on Strengthening Presidential Election Audit

UN Convenes Meeting on Strengthening Presidential Election Audit

July 24, 2013

KABUL - With the support of both of the candidates in Presidential election, the United Nations convened a meeting this morning at the headquarters of the Independent Election ...

Auditing Process Halted for a Second Time

Auditing Process Halted for a Second Time

July 24, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday announced that the auditing process has been halted, for a second time, because of disputes between the ...

IEC to Halt Audit Process if Candidates Do Not Reach Agreement

IEC to Halt Audit Process if Candidates Do Not Reach Agreement

July 23, 2014

KABUL - Officials of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) have said that the audit process will face challenges if the presidential candidates do not agree on the standard ...

National Unity Govt. Only Remedy: Spanta

National Unity Govt. Only Remedy: Spanta

July 23, 2014

KABUL - National Security Advisor Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta on Tuesday called a national unity government the only solution to current political problems of the ...

US Mediation Came at Request of President, Candidates: Dobbins

US Mediation Came at Request of President, Candidates: Dobbins

July 23, 2014

KABUL - Although the "national unity government" terminology used in the agreement between Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah has been subject to some debate in recent ...

Election Teams Assure Strength of Agreement between Candidates

Election Teams Assure Strength of Agreement between Candidates

July 22, 2014

KABUL - The teams of the two presidential hopefuls on Monday took time to assure the public that the crisis-avoiding agreements made last week with help from the United Nations and ...

Observers Distressed About Auditing Procedures

Observers Distressed About Auditing Procedures

July 22, 2014

KABUL - The election observer institutions on Monday raised concerns over brawls between the candidates about the finalization of the vote auditing checklist, which defines the ...