Afghanistan Presidential-elections

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Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah among favourites in Afghan election but winner can do little to alter US-Taliban dynamic
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Ashraf Ghani, Abdullah Abdullah among favourites in Afghan election but winner can do little to alter US-Taliban dynamic

Ashraf Ghani would certainly project a victory as a mandate from Afghan people in any future peace process with the Taliban.

Pakistan opens border to allow Afghans to take part in presidential polls after request from defence ministry
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Pakistan opens border to allow Afghans to take part in presidential polls after request from defence ministry

About 9.6 million Afghans are registered to vote in key presidential poll which marks the culmination of a bloody election campaign.

Afghanistan presidential election: Two civilians dead, 27 injured in blasts at polling stations; Kabul under partial lockdown
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Afghanistan presidential election: Two civilians dead, 27 injured in blasts at polling stations; Kabul under partial lockdown

Amid Afghanistan's presidential elections on Saturday, insurgents staged a series of blasts at polling stations across the country killing at least two and injuring 27 others.

Daily Bulletin: India exercises right to reply at UNGA after Imran Khan's nuke threat; Afghanistan to elect new president amid Taliban threats; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: India exercises right to reply at UNGA after Imran Khan's nuke threat; Afghanistan to elect new president amid Taliban threats; day's top stories

Voting in Afghanistan's fourth presidential election begins at 7.00 am (02.30 GMT) at some 5,000 polling centres across the country. Authorities had initially planned to open hundreds more but, were unable to do so owing to the abysmal security situation.

Afghanistan to elect new president: 18 candidates, including incumbent Ashraf Ghani, vying to lead amid threats of Taliban violence
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Afghanistan to elect new president: 18 candidates, including incumbent Ashraf Ghani, vying to lead amid threats of Taliban violence

To protect voters, Afghanistan forces supported by NATO troops mission have been monitoring election stations across the country from 22 September.

As US talks collapse, Chinese officials meet with Taliban delegation to discuss peace ahead of Afghanistan polls
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As US talks collapse, Chinese officials meet with Taliban delegation to discuss peace ahead of Afghanistan polls

Chinese officials have held talks with a Taliban delegation ahead of the presidential elections in Afghanistan on 28 September, days after US president Donald Trump cancelled a meeting with the militant group following a deadly attack by insurgent groups in Kabul that killed an American soldier

Sushma Swaraj to leave for Afghanistan visit today
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Sushma Swaraj to leave for Afghanistan visit today

In her first visit to the country as foreign minister, Swaraj will hold talks with Afghan President on a number of crucial bilateral and regional issues

Kerry to hold talks with Afghan leaders over election dispute
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Kerry to hold talks with Afghan leaders over election dispute

Kerry's objective is to convince both candidates to hold off on declaring victory or forming a government until the UN can conduct an audit allegations of fraud in the voting.

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to broker talks over election dispute
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Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to broker talks over election dispute

Worried that the country's political transition could be thrown into chaos and fearing a possible power grab, Kerry rushed to Kabul after three days of meetings in Beijing on security, political and economic issues.

Taliban attack NATO post in East Afghanistan, destroy dozens of trucks
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Taliban attack NATO post in East Afghanistan, destroy dozens of trucks

Afghanistan's Taliban have sustained a high level of violence even though most foreign troops are due to pull out of the country this year leaving Afghan security forces to face the insurgents on their own.

UN security council condemns murder bid on Afghan Prez candidate
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UN security council condemns murder bid on Afghan Prez candidate

Abdullah escaped an assassination attempt yesterday when two blasts hit his campaign motorcade in Kabul, killing at least six people just ahead of next week's hotly contested runoff.

As presidential elections approach, Afghans registering to vote seem wary
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As presidential elections approach, Afghans registering to vote seem wary

Potential voters lining up to register to vote in the upcoming Afghanistan elections have other concerns as well: They deeply distrust the candidates and are worried their next president could be a warlord.

Afghanistan beyond 2014: What should India do?
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Afghanistan beyond 2014: What should India do?

As the US withdraws from Afghanistan, India's policy there should be guided by its interests not just platitudes about wanting a "peaceful stable and democratic" Afghanistan.