Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit
31 Jul. 201410:07 AM ET
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In the latest setback to the Afghan presidential election, officials said Thursday that they will resume an audit of millions of votes this weekend to resolve disputes between the presidential candidates over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud.
Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin
29 Jul. 201410:15 AM ET
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful cousin of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated by a suicide bomber hiding explosives in his cap on Tuesday, a provincial official said. It was the latest attack targeting Afghan power brokers and government officials as insurgents and political factions struggle for power ahead of the withdrawal of foreign combat forces by the end of this year.
Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president
28 Jul. 20146:18 AM ET
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai said on Monday that his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.
Taliban attack Afghan police chief's home
27 Jul. 20145:04 AM ET
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents attacked the home of a well-known provincial police chief in restive southern Afghanistan on Sunday, killing a civilian and a border policeman before being shot dead by police, officials said.
15 killed in Afghan attacks as vote count stops
26 Jul. 201412:52 PM ET
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Attacks across Afghanistan, including hundreds of Taliban fighters swarming police checkpoints across the south, killed at least 15 people Saturday, officials said, as a recount in the country's presidential election halted before a major holiday.