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Jun 14, 2014

Afghans line up to vote in presidential runoff

(AP) -- Amid tight security, Afghans lined up Saturday to vote in a presidential runoff between two candidates who both promise to improve ties with the West and combat corruption as they confront a powerful Taliban insurgency and preside over the wi... #Iraq #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai #Kabul #World Bank #Taliban #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah

Jul 08, 2014

Afghan candidate claims Obama call

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has said he received phone calls from the US president and secretary of state after he refused to accept the preliminary result over fraud. He said he had spoken to Barack Obama and John Kerry, and told... #Kabul #Beijing #Barack Obama #John Kerry #US State Department #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah #Afghanistan #Hamid Karzai

Jun 23, 2014

Canada's tragic legacy in Afghanistan

When Graeme Smith , a former Globe and Mail correspondent, first took on the job of covering the war in Afghanistan, he thought that " civilisation " was finally coming to one of the poorest countries in the world. Smith thought of the old Western ca... #Afghanistan #Canada #Graeme Smith #Taliban #Globe and Mail

Jun 13, 2014

Ethnic loyalty declines in Afghan politics

Kabul, Afghanistan - Ethnic diversity is slowly displacing the traditional loyalties that have long shaped politics in Afghanistan, hinting at a possible future free of deep-seated divisions. While tribal factors have again been thrown into relief as... #Afghanistan #Kabul #NATO #RAND Corporation #Abdul Rashid Dostum #Ashraf Ghani #Abdullah Abdullah