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KABUL: A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.">Afghanistan road crash kills 23
The Dawn, 1 September 2014
KABUL: A van slammed into a fuel tanker in western Afghanistan on Sunday, killing 23 people in the latest horrific accident in a country with poorly maintained roads and often reckless driving.

Afghanistan faced the prospect of a constitutional power vacuum after Hamid Karzai, its president since 2002, warned that he would step down imminently despite a deadlock over his successor.">Karzai warns he will quit despite Afghanistan deadlock
The Telegraph, 1 September 2014
Afghanistan faced the prospect of a constitutional power vacuum after Hamid Karzai, its president since 2002, warned that he would step down imminently despite a deadlock over his successor.

KABUL — Afghanistan’s election crisis continued to deepen Tuesday as the campaign of second-place candidate Abdullah Abdullah warned that it will abandon a U.S.-brokered deal to end a political stalemate unless major changes are made in how millions of votes are being reexamined.">U.S.-brokered accord to salvage Afghan presidential election faces new problems
The Washington Post, 29 August 2014
KABUL — Afghanistan’s election crisis continued to deepen Tuesday as the campaign of second-place candidate Abdullah Abdullah warned that it will abandon a U.S.-brokered deal to end a political stalemate unless major changes are made...

KABUL — The Obama administration’s effort to ensure a smooth transfer of power in Afghanistan appeared to be unraveling Wednesday as the second-place candidate in a disputed presidential runoff announced a boycott of an ongoing recount.">Afghan presidential recount stalls as Abdullah boycotts process
The Washington Post, 29 August 2014
KABUL — The Obama administration’s effort to ensure a smooth transfer of power in Afghanistan appeared to be unraveling Wednesday as the second-place candidate in a disputed presidential runoff announced a boycott of an ongoing recount.

KABUL — The United Nations said Thursday that a recount of ballots in Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election will take about two more weeks, again delaying the inauguration and adding to the political uncertainty gripping the country.">Afghan election audit will take two more weeks, U.N. says
The Washington Post, 29 August 2014
KABUL — The United Nations said Thursday that a recount of ballots in Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election will take about two more weeks, again delaying the inauguration and adding to the political uncertainty gripping the country.

KABUL — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reiterated that he will leave office Sept. 2, intensifying pressure on his two potential successors to resolve their differences soon to avoid plunging the country into political chaos.">Afghan leader amplifies pressure on Ghani, Abdullah to resolve differences by Sept. 2
The Washington Post, 27 August 2014
KABUL — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reiterated that he will leave office Sept. 2, intensifying pressure on his two potential successors to resolve their differences soon to avoid plunging the country into political chaos.

KABUL — Afghanistan’s election crisis continued to deepen Tuesday as the campaign of second-place candidate Abdullah Abdullah warned that it will abandon a U.S.-brokered deal to end a political stalemate unless major changes are made in how millions of votes are being reexamined.">U.S.-brokered accord to salvage Afghan presidential election faces new problems
The Washington Post, 27 August 2014
KABUL — Afghanistan’s election crisis continued to deepen Tuesday as the campaign of second-place candidate Abdullah Abdullah warned that it will abandon a U.S.-brokered deal to end a political stalemate unless major changes are made...

KABUL — Afghanistan on Wednesday ordered a New York Times reporter to leave the country within 24 hours after he refused to identify sources for an article he wrote about a plan by unnamed officials to seize power if the country’s political crisis drags on.">Afghanistan orders expulsion of New York Times reporter
The Washington Post, 25 August 2014
KABUL — Afghanistan on Wednesday ordered a New York Times reporter to leave the country within 24 hours after he refused to identify sources for an article he wrote about a plan by unnamed officials to seize power if the country’s political...

KABUL — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reiterated that he will leave office Sept. 2, intensifying pressure on his two potential successors to resolve their differences soon to avoid plunging the country into political chaos.">Afghan leader amplifies pressure on Ghani, Abdullah to resolve differences by Sept. 2
The Washington Post, 25 August 2014
KABUL — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has reiterated that he will leave office Sept. 2, intensifying pressure on his two potential successors to resolve their differences soon to avoid plunging the country into political chaos.

The illegal immigrants found screaming for help inside a shipping container at an Essex dockyard were Sikhs from Afghanistan, police have revealed.">Illegal immigrants in Tilbury shipping container were 'Sikhs from Afghanistan'
The Telegraph, 23 August 2014
The illegal immigrants found screaming for help inside a shipping container at an Essex dockyard were Sikhs from Afghanistan, police have revealed.

Sikhs from Afghanistan, including women and young children, risked their lives inside a shipping container to find refuge in Britain, but what were they attempting to escape from?">Afghan Sikhs: one of the most vulnerable minorities in the world
The Telegraph, 23 August 2014
Sikhs from Afghanistan, including women and young children, risked their lives inside a shipping container to find refuge in Britain, but what were they attempting to escape from?

KABUL : Afghan police on Sunday sought to free five local Red Cross employees kidnapped by gunmen in the western province of Herat, in the latest case of aid workers being targeted.">Afghan police search for 5 kidnapped aid workers
The Nation, 18 August 2014
KABUL : Afghan police on Sunday sought to free five local Red Cross employees kidnapped by gunmen in the western province of Herat, in the latest case of aid workers being targeted.

KABUL: A roadside bombing killed three Afghan policemen in the country's south on Tuesday while a Nato service member died in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.">Attacks kill Nato soldier, three Afghan policemen
The Dawn, 14 August 2014
KABUL: A roadside bombing killed three Afghan policemen in the country's south on Tuesday while a Nato service member died in an attack in eastern Afghanistan, officials said.

KABUL — A suicide bombing killed at least four people, including a woman and two children, and wounded more than 20 on a major commercial boulevard in the Afghan capital just before midday Sunday, police officials and witnesses said.">4 Afghans die in suicide bomb attack in Kabul
The Washington Post, 12 August 2014
KABUL — A suicide bombing killed at least four people, including a woman and two children, and wounded more than 20 on a major commercial boulevard in the Afghan capital just before midday Sunday, police officials and witnesses said.

KABUL — Airstrikes and night raids by U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan have left “thousands” of victims and their families without justice, the human rights group Amnesty International said Monday in a detailed and hard-hitting report.">Amnesty International accuses U.S., NATO of human rights abuses in Afghanistan
The Washington Post, 12 August 2014
KABUL — Airstrikes and night raids by U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan have left “thousands” of victims and their families without justice, the human rights group Amnesty International said Monday in a detailed and hard-hitting...

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