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Afghanistan's former defense minister became on Sunday the second candidate to drop out of a presidential election race, with his departure possibly helping consolidate support for a candidate favored by outgoing President Hamid Karzai.
Afghanistan's former defense minister says he is withdrawing his candidacy for president in the upcoming election to be held on April 5. Rahim Wardak told reporters Sunday that he was not supporting any other candidate nor did he give a reason for pulling out of the race.
President Barack Obama's national security team discussed the Ukraine crisis in a session at the White House on Saturday after a last-ditch bid to find a diplomatic solution to the Cold War-style standoff with Russia floundered.
Tweet Widget Facebook Like Email Taliban threats and violence against campaign workers and election officials risk undermining Afghanistan's presidential election slated for April 5, 2014, Human Rights Watch said today.
With the long Afghanistan War and Occupation winding down, it's about time to try and put it into perspective.
If Kenyan security officials are able to stop another Westgate Mall-style terror attack, they will have to do so on a shoe-string budget: The Anti-Terror Police Unit in Nairobi has just $735 to spend this month.
In his final address to Afghanistan's parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of the year because his military, which already protects 93 percent of the country, was ready to take over entirely.
A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, center, holds a photo of him during a campaign rally for women a day after International Women's Day in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 9, 2014.
Allied and Afghan forces are putting a greater focus on going after the Haqqani militant network, which has threatened to disrupt the Afghan presidential elections in April, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Thursday.
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The last Canadians involved in the NATO training mission in Afghanistan board an American Chinook helicopter Thursday as they leave the International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Taliban militants are stepping up efforts to destabilise Afghanistan ahead of next month's presidential vote, kidnapping election workers and executing villagers at random to scare people off voting, officials and campaigners said.
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U.S. military commanders believe Sardar Mohammad is a dangerous Taliban bomb-maker who has attacked foreign and Afghan soldiers.