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1 hr ago | Weekday Magazine

Abdullah Holds Powerful Cards In Afghan Election Crisis

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says he won the election and he will "not accept a fraudulent result, not today, not tomorrow, never."

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6 hrs ago | Reuters

Taliban kill six de-miners in western Afghanistan

The Taliban shot and killed six people working for a demining company in western Afghanistan, police said on Thursday, a day after the United Nations said the number of civilian casualties in the country jumped by a quarter in the first half of 2014.

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9 hrs ago | The Peninsula

Militants kill four deminers in Afghanistan

KABUL: The anti-government armed militants have killed at least four deminers in western Herat province of Afghanistan, according to reports.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Foreign Policy

Over 30 Dead in Kandahar Attacks; UN Tribunal Rules for Bangladesh;...

On Wednesday, militants attacked the governor's house and a police headquarters in Kandahar City; more than 30 people on all sides died in the attack according to Dawa Khan Menapal, the provincial police spokesman.

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KRVN-AM Lexington

Obama Reached Out to Both Afghan Presidential Candidates

President Obama spoke with both Afghan presidential candidates on Tuesday to discuss the controversial election and the need for calm and political dialogue.

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The Long War Journal

Taliban seize district in central Afghanistan, launch suicide assault in Kandahar

The Taliban launched two major attacks in central and southern Afghanistan today, overrunning a provincial center in Ghor province and launching a suicide assault on government buildings in the capital of Kandahar.

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National Public Radio

Afghan Civilians Suffer During Violent Year

There is renewed fighting in Kandahar as the outcome of the Afghan presidential election remains uncertain.

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Truthdig

Bush Trifecta Lands on Obama: Gaza, Iraq and Afghanistan Imploding

President Barack Obama of Hawaii had fondly dreamed of bidding turbulent and unrewarding West Asia farewell and turning the attentions of American diplomacy to East and South East Asia.

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Connecticut Post

UN: Afghan civilian death toll up so far this year

Afghan health workers lift the shrouded body of a child in the hospital after a suicide attack in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Czech Happenings

Czech PM, President praise Czechs killed in Afghanistan

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has praised the heroism of the four Czech soldiers who died in Afghanistan today and President Milos Zeman has expressed his deep respect for their fight against international terrorism.

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Roll Call

Afghanistan Embassy Construction Price Grows by Nearly 25 Percent, Audit Discovers

Afghan policemen keep watch at a check post near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on June, 26. 2013.

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Coast Reporter

Chronology: A look at the long legal odyssey of Canadian-born Omar Khadr

1995: Khadr's father is arrested in connection with the bombing of the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, but is freed after then-prime minister Jean Chretien raises the arrest with Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

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The Marion Star

Obama, NATO chief call for Afghan security agreement

The leader of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Tuesday that Afghanistan needs to sign security agreements by the time of a NATO summit in early September.

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USA Today

Obama, NATO chief call for Afghan security agreement

The leader of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Afghanistan needs to sign security agreements by the time of a NATO summit in early September.

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United Nations

Suicide attack amidst group of children draws condemnation from UN in Afghanistan

An explosive-rigged bicycle reportedly detonated in the Qalandarkhail area of Bagram district, as Afghan National Police and international military forces were on foot patrol nearby.

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ThinkProgress

Why Afghanistan's Election Results Have Everyone Worried

Allegations of election fraud are the most recent factor of a looming political crisis that seeks to undermine and raise the stakes for Afghanistan's stability and transition into a viable democracy after decades of bloodshed and violence.

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Foreign Policy

Ghani Leads Preliminary Afghan Election Results; India Reveals New...

Event Notice: The Interpreters, a documentary on the dangers facing Afghan interpreters supporting the United States is showing on Wednesday, July 9, at 6:30 PM in Congressional Meeting Room South, Congressional Visitors Center, Washington DC.

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Yahoo!

Afghan candidate rejects election results

Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory in last month's run-off election at a rally in Kabul on July 8, despite results giving a lead to his opponent Ashraf Ghani.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Afghan candidate says Obama, Kerry called him

Graham Nash feels optimistic that young people will once again change America for the better.

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Voice of America

Kerry Warns Against Power Grab in Afghanistan

The United States warned Tuesday it would withdraw "financial and security support" from Afghanistan if any group tries to seize power illegally following a disputed presidential election.

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