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Stop-start Afghan vote audit gets green light, but troubles remain

Aug 01, 2014

Stop-start Afghan vote audit gets green light, but troubles remain

KABUL (Reuters) - The mammoth task of auditing eight million votes cast in the second round of Afghanistan's presidential election will restart on Saturday, the electoral commission said on Thursday, but disputes still hang over the process. Allegations of mass fraud have cast doubt over the outcome of the vote that aims to transfer power democratically for the first time in Afghan history before most foreign troops pull out at the end of the year #China #Business #Elections #Afghanistan #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
PM Modi condoles demise of Afghan President Karzai's cousin

Jul 31, 2014

PM Modi condoles demise of Afghan President Karzai's cousin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, condoling the demise of his cousin Hashmat Karzai in a terror attack and assured him that India will remain a "constant partner" in that country's fight against the menace. #India #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #Kandahar #Hashmat Karzai
As Kerry arrives to woo Modi, Indo-US relations go from strategic to historic

Jul 30, 2014

As Kerry arrives to woo Modi, Indo-US relations go from strategic to historic

The Sushma Swaraj-John Kerry meeting should be seen pragmatically -- despite the warmth over doing business together, there remain thorny issues such as Pakistan, the civil nuclear liability law and Indian policy-making on foreign investment. #India #China #Pakistan #sushma swaraj #Narendra Modi #Afghanistan #ConnectTheDots #USA #WTO #Nuclear Liability law #Indo-US relations #John Kerry #bama
Gunmen stop minibuses, kill at least 14 in Afghanistan

Jul 27, 2014

Gunmen stop minibuses, kill at least 14 in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) - Gunmen intercepted two minibuses travelling through central Afghanistan and killed at least 14 passengers overnight, officials said on Friday. Local officials in the remote, mountainous province of Ghor said most of the passengers were from the ethnic Hazara Shi'ite minority, but that could not be independently verified. "The insurgents stopped two vans and after checking peoples' identifications cards, they separated 14 passengers from 32 others and shot them dead," said provincial governor Sayed Anwar Rahmati #India #Business #Technology #France #Afghanistan #markets #Mexico #opinion

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Gunmen stop minibuses, kill at least 14 in Afghanistan

Jul 31, 2014

Army Major Creates Boy Scouts Troops for Children in Afghanistan

Battschinger started Scouts troops in Afghanistan and helped a sick child come to the United States for surger... #Afghanistan #Boy Scouts of America
Gunmen stop minibuses, kill at least 14 in Afghanistan

Aug 01, 2014

U.S. aid to Afghanistan exceeds Marshall Plan in costs, not results

The United States has now spent more on the reconstruction of Afghanistan than it did on the Marshall Plan that lifted Western Europe from the ruins of World War II. But it can expect far less return on its investment in the still-unstable Central As... #Afghanistan #The Pentagon #Western Europe
Gunmen stop minibuses, kill at least 14 in Afghanistan

Jul 31, 2014

Army Major Creates Boy Scouts Troops for Children in Afghanistan

Battschinger started Scouts troops in Afghanistan and helped a sick child come to the United States for surger... #Afghanistan #Boy Scouts of America