More Afghanistan Articles

  • Afghan candidates spar over release of results

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election crisis deepened Sunday as the two presidential candidates sparred over the release of preliminary results and calls mounted for a broader investigation of suspect ballots amid allegations of massive fraud. The impasse has threatened to undermine...

  • EU urges wider fraud probe in Afghan elections

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The European Union called on Thursday for a more extensive investigation into allegations of irregularities in Afghanistan's presidential election, citing "highly worrying indications of potentially widespread fraud." The statement came a day after the Afghan...

  • Suicide bomber kills 11 in Afghan capital

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber struck a bus carrying Afghan military personnel in Kabul Wednesday, killing at least 11 people, officials said, as the militants step up their campaign of violence aimed at undermining the Western-backed government. The bombing came as the...

  • State Dept. special rep for Afghanistan to retire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — James Dobbins, the U.S. State Department's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, will leave the position this month, the agency said Tuesday. Dobbins' departure comes as Afghanistan is struggling to determine the results of its presidential election, a process...

  • Afghan official: election results might be delayed

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The planned release of preliminary results from the runoff vote in Afghanistan's presidential election will probably be postponed, a spokesman said Tuesday, a move that comes as officials struggle to resolve an impasse over fraud allegations. Abdullah Abdullah, one of...

  • Poll: 55% say America's global Image worse under Obama-Clinton

    Despite promises by President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to bolster America’s Image around the world, a majority of Americans believe that the country’s prestige and standing are lower than when the duo came into office six years ago. A new poll from St. Leo University...

  • VIDEO --- House lawmakers: What's next after Bowe Bergdahl swap?

    Lawmakers are digging into the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap and its potential effects on national security.

  • We need a policy to fight Islamic extremism that works

    “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” (The...

  • Army begins Bowe Bergdahl investigation

    The U.S. Army has begun to investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from his post in Afghanistan in 2009, the Pentagon said in a statement Monday.



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