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Afghan election in crisis as candidate pulls out of audit

Kabul - Afghanistan's fraud-hit election teetered on the brink of collapse Wednesday as one of the two candidates boycotted the UN-supervised vote audit set up to end a prolonged dispute over the rightful winner.

Abdullah threatens to pull out of disputed Afghan election

Kabul - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah threatened Tuesday to withdraw from the disputed election, a move that could wreck UN efforts to rescue the country's first democratic transfer of power.

Afghan election dispute enters risky new phase

Kabul - Afghanistan's 10-week election crisis entered a risky new stage on Monday when officials started invalidating fraudulent votes in a process likely to bring to a head the bitter dispute between the presidential candidates.

Turkey opposition rudderless after Erdogan triumph

Ankara - President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan's election victory this month has left Turkey's opposition party riven by a revolt over its future with little prospect of a radical change in strategy.

Indonesia court rejects election challenge

Jakarta - Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected ex-general Prabowo Subianto's challenge to the results of last month's presidential election, which he lost to Jakarta governor Joko Widodo.

Op-Ed: How an innocent smile disturbed Brazil

An innocent smile at a funeral, courtesy former Brazilian Environment Minister, Marina Silva, that was wrongly reported online and that spread over the Internet in Brazil, only makes one wonder how many people judge too quickly a book by its cover.

Afghani candidates agree to settle election dispute

Kabul - Afghanistan should finally have a new president in September under the terms of a new accord aimed at resolving the country's disputed presidential election runoff earlier this year.

Afghanistan: still on a long road to unity

Kabul - Afghanistan's feuding presidential rivals may have struck a breakthrough deal to try and solve their fraud-tainted elections, but analysts warn the war-weary nation still has a long way to go to avoid political chaos.

Protestors kept back at Fiji leader's NZ rally

Wellington - Hundreds of people, including a smattering of protestors, turned out in Auckland Saturday as Fiji coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama staged a campaign rally ahead of the Pacific nation's first elections in eight years.

Afghan poll rivals sign deal on unity government

Kabul - Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates signed a deal Friday to form a national unity government, opening an apparent way forward in a dispute over the fraud-tainted election that threatens to revive ethnic conflict.

Kerry in Kabul to seek resolution on election dispute

Kabul - US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks in Kabul Friday aimed at pressuring Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates to resolve disputed elections and have the winner installed by the end of this month.

Colombia leader sworn in vowing peace, warning rebels

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos warned leftist rebels their attacks were threatening peace talks as he was sworn in Thursday for a second term dedicated to ending the country's 50-year-old conflict.

Kerry in Kabul to push for new president within weeks

Kabul - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Kabul on Thursday to pressure feuding presidential candidates to resolve the disputed election result that risks triggering instability as NATO troops withdraw.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah to rejoin election audit

Kabul - Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has agreed to rejoin an audit of the votes, UN officials said Sunday, after tense negotiations to keep the election on track amid a prolonged dispute over alleged fraud.

Attempts to resume Afghan vote audit stall over disagreement

Kabul - Attempts to resume the audit of Afghanistan's presidential election stalled Saturday as candidate Abdullah Abdullah disagreed over the criteria to address alleged fraud in the June run-off election.

Afghan president's cousin killed in '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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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