Voting is under way in Afghanistan’s presidential election, the fourth since the fall of the Taliban in 2001. Incumbent President Ashraf Ghani is seen as the frontrunner in the 15-man race, with Abdullah Abdullah, the country’s chief executive, considered his main rival. Security forces are on high alert due to[…]
Afghanistan’s new leaders were seeking to build bridges with the West at a conference in London Thursday as they struggle to bring peace while foreign combat forces withdraw after 13 years. The conference, opened by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, is not expected to deliver new cash pledges but does[…]
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has insisted that he won the country’s disputed election, dimming hopes that a UN-supervised audit of votes could soon end the prolonged political crisis. Abdullah repeated claims on Monday that massive ballot-rigging had denied him victory over his rival Ashraf Ghani in the race to[…]
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has pulled his observers from an audit of the country’s disputed election over concerns of vote fraud, his spokesman has said. Fazel Sancharaki said on Wednesday that the process was “full of fraud”. Abdullah has accused auditors of refusing to throw out fraudulent ballot papers[…]
Afghan politician Abdullah Abdullah has rejected the results of June’s presidential run-off, calling the vote that put his arch-rival Ashraf Ghani ahead “rigged”. Speaking on Tuesday to a crowded gathering, known as a Loya Jirga, in Kabul, Abdullah told his followers that the results of the vote were fabricated and[…]
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