Obama asks Afghan prez candidates to accept election results

US President Barack Obama has asked the two Afghan presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani to publicly endorse their previously agreed political framework and insisted there is no justification for rhetoric that threatens extra-constitutional measures.

Afghan election results delayed amid fraud accusation

Preliminary results from Afghanistan`s presidential election, due to be announced on Wednesday, have been delayed, an election official said, amid accusations of fraud that threaten to split the fragile country along ethnic lines.

Afghan election result delayed for recounting: Official

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 on Tuesday.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah `extends lead` as vote count continues

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead over his rival Ashraf Ghani.

Abdullah still ahead in new Afghan vote results

New partial results released in Afghanistan`s presidential election show candidate Abdullah Abdullah still is the front-runner, though a runoff election will be likely.

NATO chief praises Afghans for `historic`, secure vote

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has hailed the elections in Afghanistan as an "historic moment", praising the "enthusiasm" of voters and the "outstanding job" by Afghan security forces.

Afghans hail peaceful election, high turnout exceeds predictions

Afghans celebrated a largely peaceful election on Saturday, as turnout exceeded predictions despite Taliban threats to disrupt the vote to choose President Hamid Karzai`s successor.

Over 950 polling stations in Afghanistan closed

A total of 959 polling stations, including 211 new ones, were kept shut during the presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan Saturday for security reasons.

Refugees allowed to vote in Afghan elections

The Afghanistan government has allowed refugees living in Chaman and other border areas to vote in Saturday`s presidential and provincial elections.

Key facts about Afghanistan`s presidential election

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has led the country for more than 12 years since the fall of the Taliban, is constitutionally barred from seeking another term in office in Saturday`s presidential election.

Defiant Afghans vote in election despite Taliban threat

Afghans braved the threat of Taliban violence Saturday to vote for a successor to President Hamid Karzai in a landmark election held as US-led forces wind down their long war.

Karzai says war `imposed` on Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the last 12 years of war were "imposed" on Afghans, a reference to the US-led invasion that ousted the Taliban.

‘Taliban`s return to power in Afghan likely’

The Taliban is likely to return to power "fairly quickly and easily" in Afghanistan after the exit of US-led NATO forces from the war-torn country, former Indian foreign secretary Krishnan Srinivasan has said.

Ballots or bullets: Afghanistan makes a choice

History lies in the making as the hoi polloi vote in Afghan Presidential polls on August 20, making a tryst with future and destiny.

Ballots or bullets: Afghanistan makes a choice

History lies in the making as the hoi polloi vote in Afghan Presidential polls on August 20, making a tryst with future and destiny.

UN chief Ban urges Afghans to go out and vote

On the eve of the Presidential
election in Afghanistan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
on Wednesday asked the people of the country to go out and cast their
ballot to help strengthen their democratic institutions.