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Source: The Economist

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-10 08:56:24 -0700 | political-news

Banyan A gesture of defiance The election in Afghanistan has delivered a powerful message at home and abroad Apr 12th 2014 From the print edition IT IS not true to say that Afghanistan lacks good-news stories. It's just that they...
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Source: NewKerala

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-16 11:42:40 -0700 | political-news

The assessments, which the State Department tried to hide from the public, show nearly all Afghan Cabinet ministries are woefully ill-prepared to govern after the U.S. withdraws its troops. The assessment revealed that there were gaps in knowledge, capability and...
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Source: Fox

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-16 14:15:04 -0700 | political-news

President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan. White, a 27-year-old...
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Source: Charlotte Observer Online

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-16 03:19:26 -0700 | political-news

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. The accident involving a ferry that was headed to a tourist island killed two passengers and many more are feared dead...The controversial...
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Source: Canadian Free Press

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-16 06:40:12 -0700 | political-news

S I'm sure you've heard about this dispute in Nevada, where a rancher named Cliven Bundy was confronted by a virtual army of armed agents from the U.S...The whole thing is a dispute over very complicated laws concerning grazing rights,...
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Source: The Washington Times

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-15 10:50:48 -0700 | political-news

I was the senior adviser for a civilian interagency district support team and had just finished my evaluation of our situation...We were partnered with a Marine Corps Special Operations Team, an Italian Alpine unit and a small regular U.S. Army...
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Source: Washington Post

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-15 08:02:02 -0700 | political-news

The current budget shortfall roughly 20 percent of overall Afghan expenditures has worsened as the country navigates a tenuous political transition, sending a shockwave through Afghanistan's nascent economy. Afghan officials plan to request additional funds from foreign donors to make...
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Source: New Europe

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-16 06:22:29 -0700 | political-news

Afghanistan (AP) An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country's capital, Kabul, during what authorities described as a "dispute" between the two. Lawmaker Maryam Koofi was recovering Wednesday after the shooting the previous night....
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Source: Boston Herald

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-11 23:22:27 -0700 | political-news

Adrianne Haslet-Davis, the dancer who lost part of one leg in the marathon bombings, walked off the set of "Meet the Press" crying this afternoon, she tweeted today. Haslet-Davis said she will post a statement on the matter sometime today...
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Source: The Washington Times

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-10 13:23:55 -0700 | political-news

Only months after receiving the nation's highest award for valor, Capt. William Swenson has left the civilian world and returned to active duty...Swenson, who left the service in 2011, will be assigned to I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.,...
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Breaking News: Afghan election frontrunner vows reconciliation with Karzai
 
Source: The News International

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-13 10:44:11 -0700 | political-news

A frontrunner to succeed Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said his one time rival should continue to serve a role in politics and that he wouldn´t pursue "vengeance" against the man he claims stole the last election.   A former...
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Breaking News: Afghan official: Vote successful, not fraud free
 
Source: The Boston Globe

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-09 22:00:05 -0700 | political-news

Afghanistan (AP) An Afghan election official said Wednesday that national elections held last weekend were a success in terms of turnout and enthusiasm, but he cautioned that there may have been significant fraud. Millions of Afghans voted for a new...
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Breaking News: Former Afghan foreign minister leads presidential vote
 
Source: CNN

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-13 22:30:25 -0700 | political-news

Abdullah has 41.9% of the vote, according to Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani, who cautioned that it was too early to tell if a single candidate would get the majority of the vote needed to win the presidency without a runoff. Former...
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Source: Fox

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-14 10:40:37 -0700 | political-news

The U.S. government offers multimillion-dollar payments to foreign governments -- including in Afghanistan, as well as North Africa and elsewhere -- in exchange for approving policies that are a priority in Washington, but not necessarily in those countries.  The money...
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Source: Open Democracy

Kabul :: Afghanistan | updated 2014-04-15 07:19:49 -0700 | political-news

Despite the success of Afghanistan's transparent, peaceful election, engagement with rural populations remained low. Failure to address the growing disaffection resulting from the urban-rural gap threatens the country's fragile progress.  The Afghan presidential election on 5 April undoubtedly...
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