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Wednesday Apr 16 | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: Balkh Vote "Valid" Despite Fraud

The votes cast in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province will still count as valid despite numerous allegations of fraud on election day, an IWPR-organised debate has heard.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Female Cabbies Drive Change in Afghan City

Sara, 45, claims to be Afghanistan's first-ever female taxi driver. Dressed in old clothes, with a striped scarf fastened around her head in the style favoured by local men, the 45-year-old widow first started driving a cab as a way of providing for her four children and mother-in-law.

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Sun Apr 06, 2014

MySanAntonio.com

Afghan election hailed as Taliban threat remains

An Afghan police officer stands guard as Afghan election workers, right, note serial numbers of ballot boxes at a warehouse of the Independent Elections Commission warehouse in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 6, 2014.

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Washington Post

In Taliban stronghold, a frightened electorate

They were the only voters at a polling station here, and Taliban gunfire could be heard from the voting booth.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Baird praises Afghans after high elections turnout, especially women

An Afghan woman puts her finger into an ink bottle to mark herself as a voter who attended an election at a polling station in Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of Balkh province, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 5, 2014.

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Payvand News of Iran

Afghan Voters Go To Polls In Historic Presidential Election

Polling stations in Afghanistan have closed, though election officials say voters still waiting in line will be able to cast their ballots.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

Switched

6 Things We'll Be Watching During Afghanistan's Election

Millions of Afghans have braved hours-long lines and militant threats to sign up to vote in the April 5 election.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Afghans say Pakistani Taliban border attacks rise

Afghan election workers use donkeys to transport ballot boxes and election materials to polling stations as walking through Mazar-i-Sharif to Kishindih district in Balkh province, Afghanistan, Thursday, April 3, 2014.

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Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Huffington Post

As Afghanistan's Presidential Election Nears, Preparations Are In Full Swing

With days to go before Afghans choose a successor for President Karzai, preparations are in full swing in many parts of the violence-ridden country.

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The Huffington Post

Sediqa Balkhi: "He said I would die if I went to school again"

Sediqa Balkhi has served two-terms as a Senator on the Meshrano Jirga [Senate]. She was elected Chair of the Women's Affairs Committee in the last Senate and is currently Chair of the Civil Society and Human Rights Committee.

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Sun Mar 30, 2014

Russia Taday

'America can pick and choose who they call terrorists'

Soldiers from the U.S. Army's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment go on patrol near Command Outpost AJK in Maiwand District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan After more than a decade-long war in Afghanistan, US politicians find it very embarrassing to have no choice but to sit down and negotiate with the very people they have called ... (more)

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

Metro

NEW'I sold my sister to fund drug addiction'

Addicts in the world's most drug-affected Afghan region are feeding their own children opium to keep them quiet, and selling relatives to fund their own heroin habits, Metro has learned.

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Wed Mar 26, 2014

The Peninsula

11 Taliban militants killed, 12 others detained in Afgh...

KABUL: At least 11 Taliban militants were killed during military operations by Afghan national security forces in various provinces of Afghanistan during the past 24 hours.

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Mon Mar 24, 2014

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

Afghan Youth Debates: Opinion Polls Must Not Skew Facts

Opinion polls that deliberately misrepresent data to boost the standing of particular election candidates are liable to alienate voters, participants in an IWPR debate have heard.

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