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Abdullah Lead in Afghanistan Election

Abdullah Lead in Afghanistan Election

Afghanistan’s historic election now has a frontrunner in one-time foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, who leads with 44.4 percent of the vote currently. The runner-up is Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, with 33.2 percent of the votes. However, only about half of the votes from the April 5 election have been counted yet. For Abdullah to win, he […]

Taliban Militants Killed in Afghanistan

Taliban Militants Killed in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry has reported that 14 Taliban militants were killed, along with six captured, in operations conducted in coordination with the Afghan national police, Afghan national army, and the Afghan intelligence across the country in provinces of Paktika, Logar, Kandahar, and Ghazni. In addition, five improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were discovered and confiscated along with […]

Afghanistan Will Rise Again

Afghanistan Will Rise Again

Following the ongoing elections in the Asian country, there is so much evidence to believe that Afghanistan will rise again. The country has witnessed a massive turnout of voters despite the numerous threats from the Taliban that they will do anything in their power to distract the much-anticipated democratic process. It is evident to many […]

Afghanistan Election: The Crucial Choice of VP by Abdullah (Series)

Afghanistan Election: The Crucial Choice of VP by Abdullah (Series)

The second crucial democratic election since the 2001 fall of the Taliban, in Afghanistan, begins Saturday while candidates like Abdullah Abdullah and his vice presidential choice, Mohammed Mohaqiq await the results. Because of deep ethnic alliances in Afghanistan, front-runners like Abdullah have aligned themselves with running partners of differing ethnicity, showing a readiness to overlook […]

Associated Press Photographer Killed, Journalist Wounded by Afghan Police

Associated Press Photographer Killed, Journalist Wounded by Afghan Police

Veteran Associated Press (AP) photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot and killed on in Kabul Friday. An Afghan police man is responsible for her death. Journalist Kathy Gannon was also wounded in the shooting. The region is known to be extremely volatile and attacks are increasing in frequency as the election looms. The pair were travelling with […]

Taliban Attacks on Afghanistan Elections: Terrorism and the Shadow State

Taliban Attacks on Afghanistan Elections: Terrorism and the Shadow State

The Taliban have continued to launch violent attacks aimed at disrupting Afghanistan’s upcoming elections Saturday, attacks that testify to the organization’s capabilities for terrorism and the power of its shadow state. Last Sunday Taliban operatives abducted a candidate for a provincial council, along with nine of his supporters. All 10 people were executed Tuesday. Also […]

Afghanistan Election: The Crucial Choice of VP by Rassoul (Series)

Afghanistan Election: The Crucial Choice of VP by Rassoul (Series)

This Saturday will be host to the second democratic election in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, leaving front runners like Zalwai Rassoul awaiting to see the impact of their crucial choices of vice presidential candidates. In a nation of ethnic tension, strategic competitors in the presidential race chose running partners of […]

Journalists in Afghanistan Shot by Policeman

Journalists in Afghanistan Shot by Policeman

Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot and killed today, April 4, 2014, while traveling in a protected convoy with election workers. Niedringhaus was killed when a mid-level Afghanistan policeman walked up to the car and shot the journalist with an AK-47. Also in the car and shot was Kathy Gannon, a veteran Associated Press […]

Afghanistan Election: The Crucial Choice of VP by Ghani (Series)

Afghanistan Election: The Crucial Choice of VP by Ghani (Series)

The second democratic election in Afghanistan since the 2001 fall of the Taliban regime begins this Saturday, following the choice by presidential front runner Ashraf Ghani of his vice presidential partner- a crucial decision which may affect the election more than the presidential candidate himself. Given the tense ethnic history of the nation, the top-three […]

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