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Karzai cousin killed in Afghan 'turban bomb' attack

Kandahar - A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country's new leader as US-led troops withdraw.
In the Media by Mamoon Durrani (AFP)

Indonesia president-elect faces huge reform challenge

Jakarta - After his resounding victory in Indonesia's presidential race, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo now faces the daunting task of taking the world's third-biggest democracy forward as resistance to reform lingers.
In the Media by Angela Dewan (AFP)

Afghan vote audit suspended again over disagreement

Kabul - Afghanistan's election commission on Saturday once again suspended the auditing process of 8.1 million votes cast in the presidential run-off poll, after the two candidates failed to agree on the procedure for invalidating fraudulent votes.
In the Media by Usman Sharifi (AFP)

Indonesia's Prabowo files challenge to election result

Jakarta - The ex-general who lost Indonesia's presidential election to Jakarta governor Joko Widodo mounted a legal challenge to the result Friday, alleging widespread electoral fraud and irregularities in vote counting.
In the Media by Presi Mandari (AFP)

Indonesia's Prabowo to challenge election result in court

Jakarta - The ex-general who lost Indonesia's presidential election to Joko Widodo will challenge the result in court, his campaign team said Wednesday, a move that could spell weeks of uncertainty for the world's third-biggest democracy.
In the Media by Arlina Arshad (AFP)

Jakarta governor Widodo wins Indonesian presidential race

Jakarta - The reform-minded governor of teeming Jakarta, Joko Widodo, has comfortably won Indonesia's closely-fought presidential race against a controversial ex-general with deep roots in the era of strongman Suharto, final results showed Tuesday.
In the Media by Sam Reeves (AFP)

Afghan vote audit goes slowly as problems arise

Kabul - Four days after Afghanistan began a massive audit of millions of votes cast in the run-off presidential election, disagreements and a shortage of observers have slowed progress. The audit of all 8.
In the Media by Emal Haidary (AFP)

Afghan poll audit starts after Taliban raid airport

Kabul - Afghanistan on Thursday began a massive audit of 8.1 million ballots cast in the run-off round of its controversial presidential vote, hours after a brazen Taliban raid on Kabul's airport.
In the Media by Shah Marai (AFP)

Eurosceptic Hammond named new UK foreign minister

London - Prime Minister David Cameron named arch-eurosceptic Philip Hammond as his new foreign secretary on Tuesday in a major cabinet reshuffle ahead of next year's general election.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP) - 1 comment

Kerry's 48-hour dash to save Afghanistan's election

Kabul - He was only on the ground for 48 hours, but America's top diplomat John Kerry may well have helped prevent Afghanistan from sliding into another bloody ethnic war.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

Afghan presidential rivals make breakthrough in poll dispute

Kabul - Afghanistan's two presidential rivals have agreed to a historic deal to audit all eight million votes cast in the disputed election after two days of intense shuttle diplomacy by top US diplomat John Kerry.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

Afghan presidential rivals make breakthrough in poll dispute

Kabul - Afghanistan's two presidential rivals agreed Saturday to a historic deal to audit all eight million votes cast in the disputed election after two days of intense shuttle diplomacy by top US diplomat John Kerry.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

All votes in disputed Afghan run-off poll to be audited: Kerry

Kabul - Afghanistan's feuding presidential rivals agreed Saturday to a full audit of every vote cast in the disputed runoff election, US Secretary of State John Kerry said following two days of frantic negotiations.
In the Media by AFP

Kerry pushes plan to 'clean up' disputed Afghan vote

Kabul - US Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday held a second day of talks with Afghanistan's feuding presidential hopefuls, seeking a deal to "clean up the tally" after disputed elections.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP) - 1 comment

Fraud fears as Indonesia awaits end to presidential deadlock

Jakarta - With both presidential candidates declaring victory in Indonesia's knife-edge election this week, anxiety is growing that fraud and dirty tactics could twist official results due to be announced later this month.
In the Media by Angela Dewan (AFP)

Feuding Afghan rivals study UN vote plan as Kerry mediates

Kabul - Afghanistan's presidential rivals were Friday mulling a UN plan for a sweeping review of the disputed polls, as US Secretary of State John Kerry sought to broker an end to the political turmoil.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

Kerry in Kabul on key mission to calm election turmoil

Kabul - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan Friday on a key mission to try to quell tensions over disputed presidential polls which have triggered fears of violence and ethnic unrest.
In the Media by Jo Biddle (AFP)

Indonesia's Widodo expresses vote count fears in tight poll

Jakarta - Indonesian presidential hopeful Joko Widodo urged his supporters Thursday to carefully monitor vote-counting in a bitterly fought election amid concerns about cheating, a day after both he and his rival declared victory.
In the Media by Presi Mandari (AFP)

Indonesian markets welcome projected Widodo win

Jakarta - Indonesian stocks rallied to a one-year high Thursday after most unofficial tallies showed Jakarta governor Joko Widodo ahead of ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a closely fought race to lead Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
In the Media by Olivia Rondonuwu (AFP)

Election crisis and rising war casualties add to Afghan woes

Kabul - Fighting in Afghanistan is spreading into populated areas and taking a record toll on civilians, the UN warned Wednesday, as presidential candidates urged supporters not to raise tensions after the disputed election result.
In the Media by Ben Sheppard (AFP)

Indonesia's Prabowo, Widodo both claim election victory

Jakarta - Ex-general Prabowo Subianto declared victory in Indonesia's tight presidential election on Wednesday, shortly after Jakarta governor Joko Widodo also claimed a win.
In the Media by AFP

Indonesia votes in divisive presidential election

Jakarta - Polls opened Wednesday in Indonesia's tightest and most divisive presidential election since the downfall of dictator Suharto, pitting Jakarta governor Joko Widodo against Prabowo Subianto, an ex-general with a chequered human rights record.
In the Media by Sam Reeves (AFP)

Victory claim inflames Afghan election dispute

Kabul - Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory on Tuesday in Afghanistan's disputed election, blaming fraud for putting him behind in preliminary results as fears rise of instability and ethnic unrest.
In the Media by Usman Sharifi (AFP)

U.S. warns against Afghan power-grab over election row

Kabul - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Tuesday that any attempt to seize power in Afghanistan would cost the country its international aid, after preliminary results of presidential elections sparked a row between the two candidates.
In the Media by Mushtaq Mojaddidi (AFP)

Ghani ahead on preliminary Afghan election results

Kabul - Former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani won Afghanistan's presidential election, according to preliminary results released on Monday, with 56 percent of the run-off vote to Abdullah Abdullah's 44 percent.
In the Media by AFP

Indonesia's Widodo rallies supporters ahead of poll

Jakarta - Presidential hopeful Joko Widodo pledged to build a "new history" for Indonesia at a huge campaign rally Saturday, a last push to win votes in a tight election race.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Indonesia's Widodo rallies supporters ahead of poll

Jakarta - Presidential hopeful Joko Widodo pledged to build a "new history" for Indonesia at a huge campaign rally Saturday, a last push to win votes in a tight election race.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey softens stance on independence for Iraqi Kurds

Istanbul - After embarking on a peace process with homegrown Kurdish militants, Turkey is finally reconciling itself with the prospect of an independent Kurdish state in neighbouring war-torn Iraq.
In the Media by Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

Erdogan presidency risks further polarising tense Turkey

Istanbul - Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to represent all Turks as he declared he would stand for president, but critics fear his assumption of a powerful presidency risks further polarising an already divided country.
In the Media by Dilay Gundogan (AFP)

Afghan election result delayed until Monday for fraud audit

Kabul - Afghanistan's delayed presidential election result will be announced on Monday, officials said, as the two candidates wrangle over alleged fraud in a political crisis that threatens the country's first democratic transfer of power.
In the Media by Usman Sharifi (AFP)
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