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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.

China hopes elections will mark new start in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 09:26

China has hoped that presidential elections in Afghanistan will mark a new start in the war-ravaged country and termed the elections as "generally smooth".

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".

US President Obama congratulates Afghanistan on historic elections

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 02:22

Washington: US President Barack Obama welcomed the completion of Afghanistan`s presidential vote, set to usher in the country`s first democratic transfer of power, saying it was critical to ensure continued international support.

Afghanistan poised for uncertain election as US forces exit

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 13:57

Afghanistan conducts its third presidential election and its first democratic transfer of power, with Karzai constitutionally barred from seeking another term.

Five killed in local bank attack in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 14:23

At least four militants and a policeman were killed Tuesday when armed rebels stormed a local bank in Asadabad, the provincial capital of eastern Afghan province of Kunar, leading to a gunfight, a security official said.

Afghan Parliament approves Qanooni as vice president

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 13:56

The Afghan Wolesi Jirga or lower house of parliament Tuesday approved the name of Mohammad Younus Qanooni as the country`s first vice president to replace Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim who died earlier this month.

Explosions, gunfire near Afghan presidential candidate`s home

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 13:25

Explosions were heard near the house of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday in Darulaman area of Kabul

18 dead in Afghan attack including insurgents: Officials

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 09:43

A multiple Taliban suicide attack on a police station in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad Thursday has left 18 people dead, including 10 police officers, one civilian and the seven attackers, officials said.

Candidates vie for Afghan women`s vote

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 17:30

The candidate strode down the aisle separating hundreds of male and female supporters at a campaign rally in Kabul. She shook hands with the women filling the chairs to her right. To the men on the other side, she simply nodded.

Democrats overwhelmingly back Hillary Clinton to run in 2016

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:35

An overwhelming majority of Democrats back Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016, according to a new poll.

JD(U) takes dig at `desperate` Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 22:49

JD(U)`s Sharad Yadav ridiculed Narendra Modi for `desperation` to become Prime Minister and advised him to take the oath of office from PA Sangma, whom BJP had fielded for 2012 Presidential elections.