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US confident over possibility of Afghan coalition govt

Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 09:11

The United States built pressure on Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday, signaling that a troop increase could hinge on a successful runoff election.

Will replace Afghan poll officials: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 15:37

The United Nations is to replace more than 200 poll monitors implicated in fraud in Afghanistan`s presidential election, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said today, as the country prepared for a run-off.

US pressured Karzai to accept runoff poll

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 12:57

Afghan President Hamid Karzai`s decision to fight for his job in a Nov 7 runoff election came after US officials lobbied him through personal meetings in Kabul and in telephone conversations, media reports here said.

World leaders hail Afghan run off poll

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 08:50

World leaders univocally welcomed the acceptance by Afghan President Hamid Karzai of the decision to hold a run-off presidential polls.