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US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:11

The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan next year, a US official said today.

Afghanistan poll hopeful Ghani wants Pak `special relationship`

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 18:07

Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani says rapprochement with the Taliban`s old backers Pakistan, along the lines of France and Germany after World War II, is key to ending instability in his conflict-torn nation.

Abdullah leads in Afghan presidential election

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 18:25

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah was leading in the partial results, the country`s Independent Election Commission (IEC) chairman announced Sunday.

Afghan election frontrunner vows reconciliation with Karzai

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 12:55

A frontrunner to succeed Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said his one time rival should continue to serve a role in politics and that he wouldn`t pursue "vengeance" against the man he claims stole the last election.

India has no exit strategy in Afghanistan: Foreign Secretary

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 23:07

India said it was committed to continuing assistance to Afghanistan in its reconstruction and has no "exit strategy".

Two Afghan poll candidates scent victory as run-off looms

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 22:53

Two leading candidates in Afghanistan`s Presidential Election each claimed on Wednesday to be winning the vote count easily, but said they would be ready to contest a second-round run-off if necessary.

PM congratulates Hamid Karzai for successful conduct of polls

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 22:53

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday telephoned Afghan President Hamid Karzai to congratulate him on the successful conduct of the first round of presidential polls in that country.

Afghan election `less fraudulent` than 2009

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

The election to choose a successor to Afghan President Hamid Karzai appeared "less fraudulent" than the scandal-tainted 2009 vote, poll officials said on Monday, despite complaints being made against all the candidates.

Bomb destroys Afghan election truck, kills three

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 18:00

A roadside bomb hit a truck carrying full ballot boxes in northern Afghanistan today, killing three people a day after the country voted for a successor to President Hamid Karzai.

Afghan presidential hopefuls raise fraud concerns

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 17:34

Leading candidates in Afghanistan`s presidential election voiced concern on Sunday that voting was tainted by fraud, a day after millions defied Taliban threats and turned out to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai.

Afghans defy Taliban to vote, Barack Obama hails `historic` elections

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 10:57

Despite a Taliban threat and heavy rains, Afghan citizens turned out in good numbers to vote to elect a new President for their strife-ravaged nation in April 5 Presidential elections which was hailed by world leaders a success.

Afghan polls turnout resounding rejection of terrorist designs: India

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 05:06

India Saturday saluted the people of Afghanistan and its security forces for the huge turnout in the presidential elections, terming it a "resounding rejection" by people "of the designs and ideology of terrorists and their supporters".