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Latest Afghanistan News

Suicide Bomber Kills Foreigns Near Kabul Airport

Three foreigners and an Afghan interpreter were killed when a Taliban suicide bomber detonated his vehicle near Kabul International Airport on July 22. More

Afghan security officials inspect the site of a suicide bomb blast that targeted a security convoy in Lashkar Gah, in Helmand Province, on July 21.

60 Dead In Afghanistan Violence

Officials say at least 60 people were killed in separate attacks across Afghanistan. More

WATCH: Officials in Kabul have begun auditing ballot boxes from the presidential election runoff. The two presidential candidates, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, agreed the audit should be done by 100 teams, but just 60 audit teams were working at the start.

Video Afghan Vote Audit Off To Slow Start

Afghan election officials say an audit of all 8 million ballots in the disputed Afghan presidential runoff election has gotten off to a slow start. More

Afghan election commission workers prepare to cut open the seals to a box containing ballot papers for an audit of the presidential runoff votes at a counting center in Kabul on July 17.

Afghan Officials Begin Full Vote Audit

Afghan election officials have begun an internationally supervised audit of all 8 million ballot papers cast in the second round of the country's presidential election. More

WATCH: Security Forces Repel Taliban Attack On Kabul Airport

Video Four Militants Killed At Kabul Airport

An attack at Kabul's international airport is over after members of an elite police unit killed all four militants involved in the assault. More

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Video RFE/RL Roundtable: Afghanistan's Presidential Election

Join RFE/RL for a Google+ Hangout on the upcoming presidential runoff in Afghanistan. More

Afghan Candidates Locked In Game Of One-Upmanship

With the clock winding down on Afghanistan's presidential race, the contestants are outdoing themselves trying to show they are *the* candidate to vote for. More
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Features & Commentary

Parliamentary System A Risky Solution For Afghanistan

Creating a parliamentary system might be a cure for what ails Afghan politics. But it also promises to be a protracted undertaking that is fraught with risks.

Abdullah Holds Powerful Cards In Afghan Election Crisis

There is no underestimating the anger that supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah feel over initial election results showing him way behind his rival. But how much power does he have to make trouble if the crisis continues?

Possible Scenarios In Afghanistan's Presidential Election

With the Afghan presidential election in a deadlock, there are a handful of scenarios that could play out in the coming days and weeks.

New Recording Alleges Order To Cover Up Afghan Election Fraud

Less than a week after a secretly recorded conversation led to the resignation of a top election official, presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah's campaign has released audio of a provincial governor purportedly ordering an Army officer to ignore vote fraud.

Interview: NATO Chief Counting On Afghan Election Authorities

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has faith in the Afghan election authorities, is confident in the ability of the country's security forces, and says Kabul should take the lead in negotiations with the Taliban.

Afghan Election: Antisocial Networking Prompts Calls For Twitter, Facebook Ban

Calls are growing for Facebook and Twitter to be banned in Afghanistan, where rival supporters of presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani are using it as a platform for hate speech and provocative remarks.

Afghan Protests Erupt Amid Allegations Of Widespread Fraud

Several protest movements have taken to the streets of Kabul to demonstrate against what they say is widespread fraud in the presidential runoff on June 14.

Afghan Presidential Transition In Crisis Amid Election Fraud Allegations

It might be just days after the runoff election in Afghanistan, but already allegations of massive fraud are threatening the country's first democratic transition of power.
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