5 Afghan men hanged for gang-rape

2014-10-08 16:16

Five Afghan men have been hanged for the gang rape of four women despite the UN and human rights groups criticising the trial and calling for new president Ashraf Ghani to stay the executions.

Afghan presidential contender threatens boycott

2014-08-26 16:07

An adviser to a leading Afghan presidential contender, Abdullah Abdullah, says the candidate is threatening to boycott the country's ballot audit.

Kerry seeks resolution on Afghan election dispute

2014-08-08 10:37

US secretary of state John Kerry will hold talks in Kabul aimed at pressuring Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates to resolve the disputed elections and have the winner installed.

Afghan president signs terror law to avoid blacklist

2014-07-03 16:58

Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed a law aimed at curbing the financing of terrorist groups in order to save its banks from being put on an international blacklist.

Karzai says Afghanistan will not be a repeat of Iraq

2014-06-18 17:01

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has dismissed suggestions that his country could descend into the same chaos as Iraq when US-led troops pull out.

Afghan president fuming over prisoner deal

2014-06-02 13:40

The Afghan president is angry at being kept in the dark over a deal to free five Taliban leaders in exchange for a captured US soldier, and accuses the US of failing to back a peace plan for the country.

US withdrawal is 'continued occupation' - Taliban

2014-05-28 12:14

The Taliban has condemned President Barack Obama's announcement that US troops would stay in Afghanistan until the end of 2016.

3 foreigners killed in attack on Afghan hospital

2014-04-24 10:45

Three foreigners have been killed after a security guard opened fire at an international hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security sources say.

UN chief congratulates Afghans on vote

2014-04-07 09:04

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Afghans for the "momentous achievement" of their recent elections, calling for fairness and transparency as the counting process gets underway.

Obama hails Afghanistan vote

2014-04-05 22:50

US President Barack Obama has welcomed the completion of Afghanistan's presidential vote, saying it is critical to ensure continued international support.


Afghanistan prepares to sign deal with US

2014-09-30 09:48

Afghanistan's new government is due to sign a long-delayed bilateral security agreement with the United States that will allow US troops to stay beyond the end of this year.

Afghan election dispute into crunch phase

2014-08-25 17:51

Afghanistan's election crisis has entered a risky new stage after officials started invalidating fraudulent votes in a process likely to bring to a head the bitter dispute raging between the presidential candidates.

Karzai cousin killed in Afghan suicide attack

2014-07-29 14:45

A suicide attacker has killed a cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai near the city of Kandahar, officials say, raising tensions during a struggle over the contested election result.

Iraq crisis stirs fears Afghanistan could be next

2014-06-19 07:44

The deteriorating situation in Iraq is giving Congress pause about President Barack Obama's plan to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

Afghan President Karzai eyes active 'retirement'

2014-06-09 10:13

When outgoing Afghan leader Hamid Karzai moves out of the presidential palace post-elections to take up residence next door, he will be relinquishing power but not influence.

Suicide attack kills 3 Turkish engineers in Afghanistan

2014-06-02 10:23

A suicide bomber has killed three Turkish engineers and wounded another one in eastern Afghanistan, the latest attack on foreigners in the war-torn country.

Afghan election result delayed

2014-05-14 20:54

The final result of the presidential election held in Afghanistan over a month ago will be announced a day later than planned because of a high number of voter complaints.

Afghan election result delayed due to fraud probe

2014-04-23 09:42

Afghanistan's presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations and will now be released on Saturday, officials say.

Fraud concerns raised in Afghan election

2014-04-06 14:00

Leading candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election have voiced concern that voting has been tainted by fraud, a day after millions defied Taliban threats and turned out to vote.

SMS ban 'could undermine Afghan vote'

2014-04-05 19:00

The head of the EU's Afghan election observer mission has condemned the suspension of text messaging services across the country, saying it threatens the transparency of the poll.

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