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Afghan presidential candidates should agree on unity govt: UN

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(New York) - UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon urged the two candidates for Afghanistan’s presidency to agree on a unity Government, telling both Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani they share a real responsibility to guide the country…

Kerry brokers a deal to recount all Afghan votes

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(Kabul) - After nearly 12 hours of often tense negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Afghanistan would audit all eight million votes cast in a runoff presidential election last month as part of a deal to end a tense…

Initial results put Ghani in Arg

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(Kabul) - The Independent Election Commission announced Ashraf Ghani as the likely winner of the presidential race according to initial results. Addressing a press conference in Kabul, the head of the election commission announced that Ghani…

Afghan election run-off between Abdullah& Ghani

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(Kabul) - Afghanistan's presidential election is set for a second-round vote, preliminary results showed, as opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah and former academic Ashraf Ghani both failed to secure a decisive victory. "Based on our results,…

Abdullah leads Afghan poll with 11 points

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(Kabul) - Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading Ashraf Ghani in Afghanistan's presidential election by 11 percentage points after half of the ballots were counted, officials said Sunday, with a runoff vote likely next month. The…