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Abdullah widens lead in Afghan presidential poll

Kabul - Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is well ahead of his main rival in Afghanistan's presidential election, officials said Sunday after half of the ballots were counted, though a run-off vote still looks likely next month.
In the Media by Mushtaq Mojaddidi (AFP)

Afghan woman, 2 children, reportedly killed in US airstrike

An overnight US airstrike has killed three innocent Afghan civilians, the war-torn Central Asian nation's president claimed on Tuesday.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins

High corporate taxes behind corporate exodus from U.S.

Washington - Raising taxes on the rich is a familiar class-war battle-cry for campaigning politicians trolling for votes. Unfortunately, this “tax the rich” mentality has created a giant economic bubble in the U.S. that is poised to burst.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 17 comments

Op-Ed: Effects of Afghanistan violence felt in Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa - With all the coverage of violence in the Middle East over the last ten years, it's a wonder if even grabs headlines anymore. Unfortunately, as a society, we have become slightly desensitized to these horrific acts; accepting them as the new normal.
In the Media by Jeffrey Nelson

Abdullah leads Ghani in first partial results of Afghan vote

Kabul - Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading his closest rival Ashraf Ghani in the Afghan presidential election, the country's Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Afghan election frontrunner vows reconciliation with Karzai

Kabul - A frontrunner to succeed Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said his one time rival should continue to serve a role in politics and that he wouldn't pursue "vengeance" against the man he claims stole the last election.
In the Media by Issam AHMED (AFP)

Obama hails Afghans over historic elections

Kabul - Undeterred by the threat of Taliban violence and inclement weather, Afghans voted overwhelmingly to chose the successor to incumbent President Hamid Karzai after a decade of instability and bloodshed
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

Afghan presidential hopefuls raise fraud concerns

Kabul - Leading candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election voiced concern Sunday that voting was tainted by fraud, a day after millions defied Taliban threats and turned out to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai.
In the Media by Mushtaq Mojaddidi (AFP)

Op-Ed: Why it's dangerous to be a journalist

In recent years, more journalists are being killed and imprisoned for exposing truths that powerful people want to keep hidden. Is the pen really mightier than the sword?
In the Media by Lonna Lisa Williams - 6 comments

U.S. leads praise for 'courageous' Afghans in landmark vote

Kabul - The United States and the UN have praised the "courage" of Afghan people who turned out in force for presidential elections, despite Taliban threats against the vote which passed off largely peacefully.
In the Media by AFP

Afghans vote in presidential election

Kabul - Afghan voters went to the polls Saturday to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai, braving Taliban threats in a landmark election held as US-led forces wind down their long intervention in the country.
In the Media by Damon Wake (AFP)

Two female Western journalists shot in Afghanistan, one dead: police

Khost - One female Western journalist was shot dead and another wounded in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost on Friday, on the eve of the country's presidential election, police said.
In the Media by AFP

Afghanistan poised for uncertain election as US forces exit

Kabul - Afghanistan heads to the polls Saturday to choose a new president after Hamid Karzai's 13-year reign and a US-led military campaign which have radically changed the country but failed to defeat the Taliban.
In the Media by Usman Sharifi (AFP)

Op-Ed: One bullet, six Taliban and the future of Afghanistan

Kabul - The news of a British Sniper killing six Taliban militants with a single shot has hogged media headlines this week. The Daily Beast considered the feat as “the greatest since the invention of the gun.”
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus

Four police killed in Kabul suicide attack

Kabul - A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of the interior ministry in central Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least four police officers just three days before the presidential election, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Vote radio! Vote bucket! Take your pick in Afghan polls

Kabul - Parachute or laptop computer? Sunrise or binoculars? Five days before polling, Afghan voters are spoilt for choice as they prepare to make their selection from an oddball array of candidates' symbols.
In the Media by Mushtaq MOJADDIDI (AFP)

Afghan voters rush to register for poll despite attacks

Kabul - Crowds queued up outside voter registration centres in Afghanistan on Sunday and presidential candidates held large campaign rallies, six days ahead of elections that have been shaken by Taliban attacks.
In the Media by Emal Haidary (AFP)

Amid Taliban threat Afghanistan resolves to vote in April

Kabul - Afghanistan is set to participate in the first democratic elections in decades. But the Taliban has vowed to disrupt the key April 5 elections with rocket-propelled grenades and gunfire.
In the Media by Abdul Kuddus - 2 comments

Afghan voters rush to register for poll despite attacks

Kabul - Crowds queued up outside voter registration centres in Afghanistan on Sunday and presidential candidates held large outdoor rallies for supporters, six days ahead of elections that have been shaken by Taliban attacks.
In the Media by AFP

Taliban escalate attacks to discredit Afghan election

Kandahar - Unable to stop next Saturday's Afghan presidential election, the Taliban and their allies are ramping up violence, even killing children, to create a climate of fear and discredit the poll.
In the Media by Emmanuel Duparcq (AFP)
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