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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.

French court convicts 9 in Afghan terror network

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 23:54

A Paris court convicted nine people of belonging to a terrorist network that trained in Afghanistan and reportedly planned attacks in France.

Separate Taliban attacks in Afghanistan kill 13

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 18:57

A roadside bombing targeting police officers and an attack on a convoy of de-miners killed at least 13 people in Afghanistan, authorities said.

Afghan presidential hopeful Ghani backs `extensive` audit

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:38

Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani, who emerged victorious in the preliminary results of his country`s runoff presidential election, Friday backed an extensive audit of the bitterly disputed polls.

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.

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan for talks on resolving disputed election

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 02:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on Friday for talks with the country`s two presidential candidates on resolving a disputed election.

Taliban post picture of commander with smiling US captive

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 01:56

US soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for five years, appeared smiling alongside an alleged Haqqani commander in a photo posted on a Twitter account purporting to be from the Afghan Taliban.

Kerry faces uphill battle to defuse Afghan election standoff

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 16:22

US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive to a sceptical audience in Afghanistan this week to try to resolve a deepening crisis over a disputed presidential election which has stirred ethnic tensions in the fragile country.

De Mistura succeeds Brahimi as UN Syria mediator: Diplomats

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 03:51

Veteran United Nations official Staffan de Mistura, a former UN special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq, will replace Lakhdar Brahimi as the international mediator seeking an end to Syria`s civil war, diplomats said on Wednesday.

De Mistura to succeed Brahimi as Syria envoy: Diplomats

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 22:25

Staffan de Mistura, a veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat who has served previously in Afghanistan and Iraq, is to become the new UN envoy to Syria, diplomats said on wednesday.

Pakistan for peaceful democratic transition in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 19:57

Pakistan today said it supported peaceful democratic transition in neighbouring Afghanistan as threats of instability loom large over the outcome of the disputed preliminary election results.

31 killed in massive Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:42

A massive attack, including suicide bombings, launched Wednesday by Taliban militants against the police headquarters and provincial governor`s office in Kandahar city, the capital of Afghanistan`s Kandahar province, left 31 people dead, Abdul Raziq, a provincial police official, said.