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KABUL, Afghanistan — In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban’s reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.">Afghan Taliban leader warns against pact with US
Washington Post, 26 July 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan — In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Taliban’s reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.

KABUL — Election authorities on Wednesday halted the inspection of about 8 million ballots cast in last month’s presidential runoff in Afghanistan, heightening concerns that an already chaotic process to choose the country’s new leader could take months to complete.">In Kabul, vote recount delayed in dispute over what constitutes a fraudulent ballot
Washington Post, 26 July 2014
KABUL — Election authorities on Wednesday halted the inspection of about 8 million ballots cast in last month’s presidential runoff in Afghanistan, heightening concerns that an already chaotic process to choose the country’s new...


ISLAMABAD: Ministry of State & Frontier Regions (SAFRON) on Thursday rejected the claim of Afghanistan that 100,000 persons from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) have migrated to its territory after Pakistan’s armed forces launched a military offensive to hunt down the terrorists.">Pakistan rejects claim that 100,000 IDPs moved to Afghanistan
Daily Times, 25 July 2014
ISLAMABAD: Ministry of State & Frontier Regions (SAFRON) on Thursday rejected the claim of Afghanistan that 100,000 persons from North Waziristan Agency (NWA) have migrated to its territory after Pakistan’s armed forces launched a military offensive...

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday honoured six development projects for helping some of the world’s most politically fragile countries or poorest people, including a railway in Afghanistan and basic health and water services in Yemen.">Afghanistan, Yemen among US-honoured development projects
Daily Times, 24 July 2014
WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday honoured six development projects for helping some of the world’s most politically fragile countries or poorest people, including a railway in Afghanistan and basic health and water services in Yemen.

KABUL: Four days after Afghanistan began a massive audit of millions of votes cast in the run-off presidential election, disagreements and a shortage of observers have slowed progress.">Afghan vote audit goes slowly as problems arise
Daily Times, 21 July 2014
KABUL: Four days after Afghanistan began a massive audit of millions of votes cast in the run-off presidential election, disagreements and a shortage of observers have slowed progress.

China appoints special envoy for Afghan affairs
Chinadaily, 18 July 2014
Sun Yuxi, a Chinese diplomat, has been appointed as the Foreign Ministry's special envoy for Afghan affairs, said ministry spokesman Hong Lei in press release on Friday.

KABUL: Afghanistan on Thursday began a massive audit of 8.1 million ballots cast in the run-off round of its controversial presidential vote, hours after a brazen Taliban raid on Kabul's airport.">Afghan poll audit starts after Taliban raid airport
Daily Times, 18 July 2014
KABUL: Afghanistan on Thursday began a massive audit of 8.1 million ballots cast in the run-off round of its controversial presidential vote, hours after a brazen Taliban raid on Kabul's airport.

NEW YORK: The two Afghan presidential candidates – Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdulllah Abdullah – have agreed to reshape the entire government system, gradually creating an empowered prime minister post nearly a decade after the US pushed a constitution that enshrined most powers for the president, The New York Times reported on Monday.">Afghans to recast govt with PM post: NYT
Daily Times, 16 July 2014
NEW YORK: The two Afghan presidential candidates – Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdulllah Abdullah – have agreed to reshape the entire government system, gradually creating an empowered prime minister post nearly a decade after the US pushed...

KABUL: The post-Taliban Afghanistan held on April 5 its third presidential elections since the fall of the Taliban to choose a new president who would have succeeded outgoing President Hamid Karzai whose term was supposed to have ended last May 22.">Afghans losing trust in electoral process as election commission starts vote audit
Daily Times, 16 July 2014
KABUL: The post-Taliban Afghanistan held on April 5 its third presidential elections since the fall of the Taliban to choose a new president who would have succeeded outgoing President Hamid Karzai whose term was supposed to have ended last May 22.

WASHINGTON: The stability of the entire region requires cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan, two top US military commanders have told Congress.">Pak-Afghan ties key to regional stability: US
The Dawn, 14 July 2014
WASHINGTON: The stability of the entire region requires cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan, two top US military commanders have told Congress.

KABUL: US Secretary of State John Kerry told Afghanistan on Friday its transition to a self-reliant state hung in the balance after a contested presidential election, urging officials to focus on investigating all fraud allegations to prove its legitimacy.">Kerry urges Afghanistan to focus on audit
Daily Times, 12 July 2014
KABUL: US Secretary of State John Kerry told Afghanistan on Friday its transition to a self-reliant state hung in the balance after a contested presidential election, urging officials to focus on investigating all fraud allegations to prove its legitimacy.

KABUL: The United States warned on Tuesday it would withdraw financial and security support from Afghanistan if anyone tried to take power illegally, as supporters of a presidential candidate rallied in Kabul for a parallel government.">Kerry warns Afghanistan as thousands rally in support of Abdullah
The Dawn, 9 July 2014
KABUL: The United States warned on Tuesday it would withdraw financial and security support from Afghanistan if anyone tried to take power illegally, as supporters of a presidential candidate rallied in Kabul for a parallel government.

Afghanistan election crisis worries India
Times of India, 8 July 2014
NEW DELHI: As Afghanistan plunged into a full-blown electoral crisis after the preliminary results of the run-off elections, the real gainers from the instability are Taliban and Pakistan. Abdullah Abdullah, who the initial results say has lost the...

KABUL: Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah warned his rival on Sunday he would refuse to accept the outcome of the country’s troubled election unless he saw firm evidence that the vote was completely free of fraud.">On eve of election results, Afghan candidate sends warning to rival
Daily Times, 7 July 2014
KABUL: Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah warned his rival on Sunday he would refuse to accept the outcome of the country’s troubled election unless he saw firm evidence that the vote was completely free of fraud.

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