Afghanistan

Afghan vote recount moves at snail's pace, rival sides far apart

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KABUL - The dusty ballot box from the disputed Afghan presidential election was supposed to contain 550 votes. When auditors cut the seal they found barely 30 votes inside.

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Two Finnish aid workers killed in western Afghanistan 1:02pm BST

KABUL/HELSINKI - Two Finnish aid workers with an international Christian organisation were shot dead on Thursday in Afghanistan's western city of Herat, officials said.

Afghanistan, Yemen among U.S.-honoured development projects 23 Jul 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.

China will not fill U.S. void in Afghanistan - official 21 Jul 2014

BEIJING - China does not seek to fill a void left in Afghanistan by the withdrawal of U.S. troops but will play a "huge" commercial role in helping rebuild the country, a newly appointed Chinese special envoy said on Monday.

Afghanistan worried about safety of its airspace after Ukraine crash 19 Jul 2014

KABUL - As flying over conflict zones comes under scrutiny following the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine, Afghanistan, one of the world's most dangerous places, is worried airlines might once again opt to avoid its airspace.

China appoints special envoy for Afghanistan 18 Jul 2014

BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it had appointed a special envoy for Afghanistan, underscoring Beijing's concerns that the withdrawal of NATO troops will leave a hotbed of militancy on its doorstep.

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Military did not support fixing Afghan exit date - U.S. commander 18 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. military officials would have preferred the United States not announce a date for ending its troop presence in Afghanistan, as the White House did in May, the outgoing commander of U.S. forces there said on Thursday.

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Military did not support fixing Afghan exit date -U.S. commander 17 Jul 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. military officials would have preferred the United States not announce a date for ending its troop presence in Afghanistan, as the White House did in May, the outgoing commander of U.S. forces there said on Thursday.

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Militants killed after audacious attack on Kabul airport 17 Jul 2014

KABUL - Militants armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital on Thursday in one of the most audacious assaults on the facility, used by both civilians and the military, in a year. | Video

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Car bomb attack kills at least 89 in Afghanistan 16 Jul 2014

GARDEZ Afghanistan - A car packed with explosives exploded on Tuesday as it sped through a crowded market in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktika, killing at least 89 people, officials said, one of the most violent attacks in the country in a year. | Video