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Afghan vote audit goes slowly as problems arise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 20:15

Four days after Afghanistan began a massive audit of millions of votes cast in the run-off presidential election, disagreements and a shortage of observers have slowed progress.

Lawmakers still questioning Afghanistan drawdown

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 00:51

The Afghan election crisis and unravelling of Iraq have lawmakers and regional allies thinking President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all US troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016.

Afghanistan to begin massive vote audit: Official

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 17:50

The Afghan election commission is set to start on Wednesday an unprecedented audit of all 8.1 million votes cast in the June 14 run-off presidential election, an official said.

Disputed Afghan election to be recounted in full

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 15:27

US State Secretary John Kerry convinced Afghanistan`s feuding presidential candidates on Saturday to agree to a total recount of last month`s presidential election, which has threatened to split the country along ethnic lines.

Victory claim inflames Afghan election dispute

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 20:59

Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory on Tuesday in Afghanistan`s disputed election, blaming fraud for putting him behind in preliminary results as fears rise of instability and ethnic unrest.

Afghan election result delayed for recounting: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 18:04

The preliminary result of Afghanistan`s presidential election run-off has been delayed for several days for a recount of ballots in 2,000 voting centres amid a dispute over fraud, officials said on Tuesday.

UN holds talks to broker Afghan election deal

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 18:04

The United Nations said Tuesday it had stepped in to help broker a solution to Afghanistan`s election crisis, hosting talks between presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah and the election authority that he has boycotted.

Afghan election back from the brink after resignation

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 21:33

A top Afghan election official accused of fraud resigned on Monday, raising hopes of ending a political deadlock that threatens to derail the country`s presidential succession as NATO troops withdraw.

Karzai calls on UN to help solve Afghan election crisis

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 21:36

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday intervened for the first time in the country`s growing election crisis, backing a call for UN mediation to help solve a standoff over alleged fraud.

Pro-Abdullah protest as Afghan election dispute deepens

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 17:04

About 100 supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah demonstrated in Kabul today against alleged election fraud in the first public protest of a growing political crisis.

Fraud allegations spark Afghan election dispute

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 15:20

Afghan election authorities on Sunday strongly denied top officials were guilty of fraud after front-running presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah unleashed allegations that could threaten a smooth transition of power.

Afghan players injured in Maldives bus accident: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 12:53

Afghan team captain Haroon Fakhruddin Amiri and coach Yousuf Kargar were among five players and two officials injured in a bus accident in the Maldives on Saturday, according to a media report.