Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

Aug 21, 2014

Afghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave country

Afghanistan ordered a New York Times correspondent Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won its recent ...

/ Aug 3, 2014

Afghan election audit restarts following delay due to holiday

An audit of results from Afghanistan's presidential runoff election resumed Sunday after a holiday break, an electoral official said. The audit of more than 8 million votes is likely to take weeks, stalling an already much-delayed announcement of a new president to replace Hamid Karzai, ...

Jul 10, 2014

Afghanistan’s election quagmire

Allegations of vote fraud in the second round of Afghanistan's presidential election threaten to hobble the Kabul government as the Taliban step up their attacks.

/ May 12, 2014

Front-runner Abdullah wins key ally in Afghan presidential race

Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah received a boost in the race for the Afghan presidency on Sunday when one of the pre-election favorites dropped out and backed his team ahead of next month's expected run-off. Zalmay Rassoul, who finished third in April's first round with ...

Apr 29, 2014

Building hope in Afghanistan

More than 55 percent of an estimated 12 million eligible Afghan voters turned out for the presidential election earlier this month, braving Taliban attacks against polling stations. That's up from the 30 to 35 percent turnout in 2009.

Vote might tip Afghan tribes into new war

/ | Apr 4, 2014

Vote might tip Afghan tribes into new war

Growing violence in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar ahead of the presidential election next week highlights a rift between Pashtun tribes that could tip the country back into civil war. The fate of Kandahar, birthplace of the Taliban insurgency, is crucial. Some Afghans fear that a ...

Fraud fears grow over Afghan ballot

/ Mar 29, 2014

Fraud fears grow over Afghan ballot


When Afghans select their new president next month, it will largely be up to tens of thousands of Afghan poll watchers to catch signs of ballot box stuffing and other vote-rigging that tarnished Hamid Karzai's reelection five years ago. The international observer mission is ...