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Afghan election results delayed again

Oct 27, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Election officials cite several technical issues slowing the counting of ballots, including an attempt from unknown quarters to hack the central system of Dermalog

An Afghan security personnel stands guard as women voters wait to cast their ballot at a polling station Herat on September 28, 2019. - Afghans headed to the polls amid tight security as voting got under way in the presidential election, following a bloody campaign that has been marred by repeated attacks across Afghanistan. (Photo by HOSHANG HASHIMI / AFP)

Kerry in Kabul to push for new Afghan president

Aug 07, 2014 - 10:16 PM

The US Secretary of State makes a secret trip to Afghanistan s capital to help broker a deal between rival presidential candidates

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EU observers raise alarm over Afghan election fraud

Jul 03, 2014 - 10:10 PM

European Union observers call for an anti fraud audit into Afghanistan s election to be hugely expanded describing data from many polling stations as very worrying

PROTEST. Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah hold banners during a protest to demand the halt of vote counting, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 21 June 2014. Photo by Jawad Jalili / EPA

UN holds talks to broker Afghan election deal

Jun 24, 2014 - 8:14 PM

The UN steps in to help broker a solution to Afghanistan s election crisis hosting talks between presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah and the election authority that he has boycotted

Abdullah 'open to talks' after Afghan election official quits

Jun 23, 2014 - 9:07 PM

Now the door is open for us to talk to the election commission and talk about the conditions and circumstances that will help the process Abdullah says

OPEN TO TALKS. 'Now the door is open for us to talk to the (election) commission and talk about the conditions and circumstances that will help the process,' Abdullah tells reporters after Amarkhail resigned. File photo by Hashmatullah/AFP

Afghan election frontrunner releases audio to 'prove' fraud claims

Jun 23, 2014 - 1:12 AM

Around 13 minutes of poor quality audio were released by the politician s team in a bid to prove fraud

ONE-ON-ONE. Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani (L) and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah take part in a debate at 1 TV in Kabul, Afghanistan on February 8, 2014. Photo by S. Sabawoon/EPA

Abdullah threatens to reject Afghan election result

Jun 19, 2014 - 10:47 PM

Abdullah has focused his fraud claims on the Independent Election Commission s estimated turnout of more than 7 million voters which he believes is too high

'STOP VOTE COUNT.' Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, among the presidential candidate in 2014 Afghan polls. File photo by Hashmatullah/AFP

Afghan election in peril over Abdullah's fraud claims

Jun 18, 2014 - 10:09 PM

The presidential candidate ramps up his complaints over alleged fraud in June 14 s run off election by accusing his opponent Ashraf Ghani and outgoing President Hamid Karzai of being involved in an alleged fraud

ONE-ON-ONE. Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani (L) and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah take part in a debate at 1 TV in Kabul, Afghanistan on February 8, 2014. Photo by S. Sabawoon/EPA

Afghan election marred by violence, fraud complaints

Jun 15, 2014 - 9:53 PM

The deaths include 5 election workers while the ink dipped fingers of 11 voters are cut off by insurgents

ONE-ON-ONE. Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani (L) and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah take part in a TV debate on 2 February 2014. File photo by S. Sabawoon/EPA

Afghans vote in run-off election despite Taliban threats

Jun 14, 2014 - 11:09 AM

UPDATED The run off poll will decide whether ex foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah or ex World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani leads the country into a new era of declining international military and civilian assistance

POLLS OPEN. Afghans wait to cast their ballot at a polling station during the presidential elections run-off, in Herat, Afghanistan, June 14, 2014. A Photo by Jalil Rezayee/EPA

Taliban threaten Afghan election, warn voters to stay away

Jun 02, 2014 - 8:59 PM

The Taliban warns voters to stay away from the polling stations on June 14 otherwise they will get hurt or killed

AFGHAN ELECTION. Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani attend an election campaign for the second round in Sheberghan the capital city of the Jowzjan Province in northern Afghanistan on June 2, 2014. The election for a new president in Afghanistan will go to a run-off vote in June after no candidate received the majority of votes needed to win outright. Photo by Mustafa Najafizada/EPA

Delayed Afghan election result to be released Thursday

May 14, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Election result will be announced after a one day delay over fraud investigations into the first round of voting to find a successor to Hamid Karzai

Text message ban could undermine Afghan vote: EU

Apr 05, 2014 - 10:20 PM

The head of the EU s Afghan election observer mission condemned the suspension of mobile text messaging services across the country

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German AP photographer shot dead in Afghanistan

Apr 05, 2014 - 12:03 AM

Anja Niedringhaus is the third journalist working for international media to be killed in Afghanistan during the election campaign

JOURNALIST KILLED. A file picture taken on April 5, 2003 shows AP Photographer Anja Niedringhaus who was killed on April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while she was sitting in her car with a colleague in eastern Afghanistan. File AFP photo/HO

Stand-off as Taliban attack Afghan election HQ

Mar 29, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Taliban insurgents unleashed attack the Afghan election commission s heavily fortified headquarters in Kabul

STAND-OFF. Smoke rises from the direction of the compound of the Afghan election commission during an attack by insurgents on the election center in Kabul. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP