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John Kerry pushes plan to `clean up` disputed Afghan vote

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 19:44

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday held a second day of talks with Afghanistan`s feuding presidential hopefuls, seeking a deal to "clean up the tally" after disputed elections.

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.

Attacks kill 5 police, 5 children in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 21:45

A rocket fired by insurgents hit a home in northern Afghanistan, killing five children, and gunmen killed five policemen in a separate attack, officials said on Monday.

Afghan election candidate set to reject result

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 14:26

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was set to reject preliminary election results released today, heightening a political crisis over fraud that threatens to trigger instability as US-led troops pull out.

Taliban rocket destroys Afghan president`s helicopter

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 01:34

The two rockets caused no casualties at the airport, which includes a large NATO base as well as a terminal for civilian flights to cities such as Dubai, New Delhi and Istanbul.

Afghan president signs terror law needed to avoid blacklist

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:23

Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed a law aimed at curbing the financing of terrorist groups, a government statement said on Thursday.

Kerry makes Karzai call amid Afghan poll fears

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 07:43

US Secretary of State John Kerry called Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday and urged him to address concerns of the rivals vying to succeed him, amid fears an election dispute could trigger instability.

Afghan election result delayed for recounting: Official

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 16:14

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 Tuesday.

Afghan election rivals square up for results showdown

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 22:31

Afghanistan`s rival presidential candidates on Monday ratcheted up tension ahead of the release of results, with one campaign team preparing for victory and the other rejecting the vote count in a dispute that could trigger instability.

Hindus, Sikhs in Afghanistan feel neglected, discriminated

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 15:34

Frustrated at being discriminated in their home country, Hindus and Sikhs here feel they have been treated "like a football" between India and Afghanistan, as they hope the Indian government will bail them out.

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.