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Kerry meeting again with Afghan candidates

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 12:21

US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with rival Afghan presidential candidates for a second day as the United States struggles to find a path out of the crisis enveloping the nation`s elections.

Kerry, candidates to hold second day of meetings on disputed Afghan vote

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 02:06

US Secretary of State John Kerry held meetings late into the night on Friday in an effort to resolve Afghanistan`s disputed presidential election, warning the two candidates that the country`s transition to a self-reliant state hung in the balance unless the credibility of the vote was restored.

Delhi-based hospital conducts fellowship programme for Afghan doctors

Delhi-based hospital conducts fellowship programme for Afghan doctors

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:17

Delhi`s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital is providing fellowship programmes in ophthalmology and sub-specialty to Afghan doctors.

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.

Taliban sympathiser posts pictures of smiling US captive

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 10:16

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside a commander from the militant Haqqani network in a photo posted on a Twitter account by a supporter of the Afghan Taliban.

Afghan war inflicting devastating toll on civilians: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:33

Afghanistan`s war is inflicting an increasingly devastating toll on the civilian population, with the number of casualties rising by almost a quarter in the first half of this year, the United Nations said in a report on Wednesday.

Afghan civilian casualties rise 24 percent in 2014 first half

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:16

Up to 4,853 Afghan civilians were killed and wounded in conflict-related violence in the first six months of 2014, a 24 percent increase over the same period last year, according to a UN mission report issued here Wednesday.

India refrains from commenting on charges in Afghan Prez poll

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:02

Amid allegations of rigging in the Afghan Presidential polls, India today refrained from commenting on the charges and said it was monitoring the political developments in the war-torn country.

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 candidates feud on eve of results

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 23:03

Afghanistan`s rival presidential candidates clashed over alleged fraud on Sunday ahead of the release of preliminary election results.

Afghanistan rejects Facebook ban as election tensions rise

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 22:26

The Afghan government today rejected a proposal to ban Facebook during an ongoing deadlock over the presidential election, despite fears that social media postings have fanned ethnic hatred.

Afghan presidential candidate rules out coalition deal

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 02:21

Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani ruled out a coalition government with his rival Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday, quashing hopes for a power-sharing deal to defuse tensions that have threatened to split Afghanistan along ethnic lines.