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1 million votes may be nullified amid reports of widespread fraud in Afghan elections


October 18th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 18 (ANI): In the wake of the preliminary results of the September 18 Afghan parliamentary elections having been postponed, interviews with Afghan and Western officials have indicated that fraud was ... Read more...

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Security tight for Afghan elections; Taliban attacks feared


September 17th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 17 (DPA) Afghan voters were receiving contradictory messages Friday, less than 24 hours before parliamentary elections, with threats from the Taliban who were calling for a boycott and reassurances ... Read more...

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Taliban issues boycott call for Afghan elections


September 16th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16(ANI): The Taliban has called for a boycott of Afghanistan's parliamentary election after waging a campaign of violence and intimidation that has left three candidates dead."We call on ... Read more...

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Karzai supporters offered Afghan officials 500,000 dollars to falsify parliamentary poll results


September 13th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept 13 (ANI): Independent observers have claimed that Afghan election officials were offered 500,000 dollars (380,000 pounds) to falsify returns in parliamentary election by President Hamid Karzai's supporters.The report ... Read more...

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Obama calls on Karzai to combat corruption


November 3rd, 2009 - 4:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (DPA) US President Barack Obama called on Afghan President Hamid Karzai Monday to being a "new chapter" for his country by initiating reforms and cracking down on corruption. Obama ... Read more...

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India pitches for Afghan settlement, says ISI-Taliban nexus on (Roundup)


September 23rd, 2009 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York/New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) With the results of the Afghan elections still uncertain, India has pitched in for a "political settlement" by the Afghan people in the war-ravaged nation ... Read more...

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India welcomes successful Afghan elections


September 19th, 2009 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India has welcomed the successful presidential elections in Afghanistan, with the preliminary results in favour of the incumbent, Hamid Karzai. The elections were held Aug 20 but the ... Read more...

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Ballots for Afghan elections were pre-marked for Karzai: The Guardian


September 19th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sep 19 (ANI): Some ready-to-cast ballot papers for Afghanistan's presidential election were pre-marked for Hamid Karzai, footage obtained by the Guardian has revealed.Ballot papers pre-marked for Hamid Karzai that were ... Read more...

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EU monitors say 1.5 million Afghan votes rigged (Lead)


September 16th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 16 (DPA) European Union (EU) election monitors said Wednesday that up to 1.5 million votes, one quarter of all ballots, had been subject to manipulation or were suspected of having ... Read more...

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Spanish troops kill 13 militants in Afghanistan


September 4th, 2009 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 3 (DPA) Spanish soldiers Thursday repelled an insurgent attack in Afghanistan, killing 13 militants and injuring at least three, the defence ministry in Madrid said. There were no casualties or injuries ... Read more...

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Holbrooke holds ‘explosive’ talks with Karzai


August 28th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.28 (ANI): Concerned over the reports of massive fraud during the recent Afghan elections, the US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke had an 'explosive' meeting with Afghan ... Read more...

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EU observers say Afghan elections ‘largely positive’


August 23rd, 2009 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 22 (DPA) Election monitors from the European Union Saturday described the Afghan presidential elections as "largely positive". Two days after the elections, the European Union Election Observation Mission to ... Read more...

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Taliban cut off voters’ fingers after Afghan elections


August 22nd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 22 (DPA) Afghan election observers said Saturday that Taliban militants chopped off fingers of two voters in southern Afghanistan for casting their ballots, while the elections commission said 11 ... Read more...

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G8 congratulates Afghan for polls


August 22nd, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Aug 22 (IBNS) The G8 foreign ministers will soon be issuing a statement congratulating Afghanistan for its second presidential elections, eight years after the US-led invasion ousted the Taliban regime.“There’s ... Read more...

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US, British soldiers killed in attacks in Afghanistan


August 21st, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 21 (DPA) One NATO-led US and two British soldiers were killed in separate roadside bomb blasts in southern and eastern Afghanistan, officials said Friday. The two British soldiers were killed ... Read more...

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Security Council hails Afghan elections


August 21st, 2009 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 21 (Xinhua) The UN Security Council has hailed the Afghans for holding elections defying the Taliban violence aimed at deraling the poll process. In a statement Thursday, British UN ... Read more...

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Obama calls Afghan elections successful


August 21st, 2009 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (DPA) US President Barack Obama praised the elections that took place in Afghanistan Thursday as successful despite violence that claimed the lives of 26 people. "We had what appears ... Read more...

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Will fraud mar credibility of Afghan elections?


August 19th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (DPA) Afghanistan observers say they expect irregularities in the voting for Thursday's presidential elections but added that their concern lies in whether the problems would rise to a ... Read more...

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Soldier’s death in UK takes Afghan troop toll to 200


August 16th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.16 (ANI): A British soldier has died in the UK from wounds suffered in Afghanistan - the 200th death since operations began in 2002.The soldier was injured in an explosion ... Read more...

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Holbrooke to warn Pak against terror strikes from its soil during Afghan polls


August 16th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.16 (ANI) : Peace during the forthcoming Afghan elections and situations arising after the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud's death would be on top of US Special Envoy for ... Read more...

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British diplomat meets Pak leadership to ‘protect’ Musharraf


August 12th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug .12 (ANI) : In what may be seen as a strategic move to protect former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf from charges of high treason, senior British diplomat Mark ... Read more...

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Afghan elections will be challengin: British envoy


August 6th, 2009 - 2:27 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (DPA) The presidential elections in Afghanistan later this month will be "very challenging" but measures are in place to "mitigate" threatened disruption from Taliban forces, Britain's ambassador to ... Read more...

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Taliban calls for boycott of Afghan elections


August 1st, 2009 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 31 (Prensa Latina) The Taliban has called for a boycott of the Afghan presidential and provincial elections scheduled Aug 20 and warned it would launch fresh attacks if its ... Read more...

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President Obama calls with UK PM Brown


July 26th, 2009 - 3:17 am ICT by admin
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama spoke with UK Prime Minister Brown on Friday as part of their regular phone consultations, the White House said on Saturday.Obama and Brown commended the ... Read more...

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UNSC urges for free, fair Afghan elections


July 16th, 2009 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 15 (DPA) The United Nations Security Council Wednesday called for "free, fair, transparent, credible, secure and inclusive" provincial and presidential elections next month in Afghanistan. "The Security Council ... Read more...

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Obama hopes for progress after Afghan elections


July 15th, 2009 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (DPA) US President Barack Obama expressed hope Tuesday that Afghanistan can enter a "different phase" after elections take place in August. Obama said any exit strategy for US and ... Read more...

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EU to send 100-member team to observe Afghan elections


July 13th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 13 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will send a 100-member team to Afghanistan to monitor the presidential and provincial council elections scheduled to take place Aug 20, according to a ... Read more...

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Britain readies new strategy to deal with Pak based ‘crucible of terrorism’


April 27th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.27 (ANI): Terming the lawless mountainous tribal region along the Pakistan-Afghanistan as a 'crucible of terrorism', British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has unveiled a new strategy to counter the terror ... Read more...

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Spain to send 450 troops to Afghanistan during polls


April 5th, 2009 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Strasbourg (France), April 5 (EFE) Span has announced to send a contingent of 450 soldiers to Afghanistan to help maintain security during the general elections in August this year. Speaking at a ... Read more...

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India a key element in Obama’s new ‘Af-Pak’ strategy


March 27th, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 27 (IANS) A key element of US President Barack Obama's new "Af-Pak" strategy is to lessen India-Pakistan tensions and recast the Afghanistan war as a regional issue ... Read more...

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ISI helping Taliban against international forces in Afghanistan: NYT (Lead)


March 26th, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) The Taliban's widening campaign in southern Afghanistan is made possible in part by direct support from operatives in Pakistan's military intelligence agency ISI, according to the New ... Read more...

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Pakistan helping Taliban in Afghan strikes: NYT


March 26th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS) The Taliban's widening campaign in southern Afghanistan is made possible in part by direct support from operatives in Pakistan's military intelligence agency, according to the New York ... Read more...

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ISI directly supporting Taliban to counter US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan: Report


March 26th, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is directly giving money, military supplies and strategic planning guidance to Taliban commanders fighting the US-led NATO forces, leading to rise in militant ... Read more...

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Pak more sensitive than Afghanistan


March 24th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Mar 24 (ANI): European Union diplomats are deeply concerned about the happenings in Pakistan and consider it more sensitive than Afghanistan.They put Pakistan at the heart of efforts to beat ... Read more...

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