Afghanistan

Six killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency

JALALABAD Afghanistan - Six people were killed and dozens wounded when two suicide car bombers and Taliban gunmen attacked an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Saturday, a provincial government spokesman said.

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U.N. says 'not possible' to finish Afghan vote audit by Sept. 2 28 Aug 2014

KABUL - Afghanistan's U.N. representative told President Hamid Karzai on Thursday that the audit of a disputed election would not be finished by Sept. 2, when Karzai had hoped to see a new leader inaugurated.

U.S. moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Yemen 27 Aug 2014

WASHINGTON - The United States has moved 11 new prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee program in Afghanistan ahead of its troop withdrawal.

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Afghan election audit disrupted as candidates declare walk-out 27 Aug 2014

KABUL - Afghanistan's disputed presidential election veered further off course on Wednesday after both candidates withdrew their observers from a U.N.-supervised audit of votes that was meant to resolve the crisis.

Afghan forces battle for control of symbolic Kunduz province 27 Aug 2014

KABUL - Afghan security forces are battling the Taliban for control of the northern province of Kunduz, where insurgents are threatening to overrun the capital and terrorising residents who have fled to nearby districts.

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Afghan president will not attend NATO summit next week - spokesman 26 Aug 2014

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai will not attend a key NATO summit next week because of his disagreements with Washington over Afghan security needs after most foreign troops leave his country at the end of 2014, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Afghan candidate threatens to pull out of election process 26 Aug 2014

KABUL - One of two candidates competing to succeed Afghan leader Hamid Karzai threatened on Tuesday to pull out of a U.N.-backed audit of a disputed presidential election.

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Afghan presidential inauguration delayed with candidates deep in conflict 25 Aug 2014

KABUL - Afghanistan's next president was due to take over on Monday but an inauguration deadline has been pushed to September as rival candidates fail to agree on who won an election meant to mark the country's first democratic transfer of power.

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Afghanistan gives NYT reporter 24 hours to leave country 21 Aug 2014

KABUL - Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday.

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Amid Afghanistan's escalating war, a battle to beat polio 21 Aug 2014

KABUL - Tens of thousands of volunteers fanned out across Afghanistan this week, braving deteriorating security and distrusting parents to administer two chilled drops of the oral polio vaccine each to millions of children.