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John Kerry seeks to broker end to Afghan election crisis

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:45

US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to mediate an end to the political crisis in Afghanistan, warning that a bitter dispute over presidential polls threatened the country`s future.

Afghan election rivals square up for results showdown

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 16:10

Afghanistan`s rival presidential candidates Monday ratcheted up tension ahead of the release of results, with one campaign team preparing for victory and the other rejecting the vote count.

Afghan presidential election provokes more than 3,000 complaints

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 16:47

Afghan authorities have received more than 3,000 reports of violations from last weekend`s presidential election, exceeding the tally following a 2009 vote that was marred by widespread fraud.

Afghan election `great achievement`: Britain

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 06:21

The presidential election in Afghanistan is a "great achievement", Britain`s Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Saturday, as he urged parties to show "patience and respect" during the count.

Afghan women defy Taliban to vote

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 06:19

Lines of blue burqas marked Saturday`s Afghan elections as women turned out in large numbers to vote in several cities -- unthinkable under the Taliban, who would not allow women to work or study, let alone cast their ballot.

Taliban escalate attacks to discredit Afghan election

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 18:31

Unable to stop next Saturday`s Afghan presidential election, the Taliban and their allies are ramping up violence, even killing children, to create a climate of fear and discredit the poll.

14 join Afghan presidential poll fray

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 23:10

Over two dozen politicians, including some former ministers, have registered their names to contest in the next Afghan presidential election set for April 5 next year.

Afghan opposition vow unity ahead of election

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 19:50

An alliance of Afghan opposition parties vowed on Thursday to select a single candidate for next year`s presidential election, as jockeying begins for the country`s first-ever democratic transfer of power.

Afghan presidential election set for April 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 21:02

Presidential elections considered crucial to Afghanistan`s security and stability will be held on schedule in April 2014, the country`s election commission announced.

Taliban call for Afghan vote boycott, threaten violence

Last Updated: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 13:17

The Taliban called on Saturday for a boycott of the upcoming run-off in Afghanistan`s Presidential Election and threatened violence against anyone who participates.