Smooth Afghan election raises questions about Taliban's strength

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Smooth Afghan election raises questions about Taliban's strength

Afghan women stand in line while waiting for their turn to vote at a polling station in Mazar-i-sharif April 5, 2014.

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Afghans risk lives to vote in first democratic election since 2001

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Afghans risk lives to vote in first democratic election since 2001

Afghan voters line up outside a local polling station in Kabul on April 5, 2014.

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With no Karzai, Afghans vote in open race with high stakes

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With no Karzai, Afghans vote in open race with high stakes

Long before campaigning for the April 5 poll began, Afghan President Hamid Karzai promised he would not endorse any presidential candidate. He did not break his vow. But everybody knows who Karzai supports – it’s one of Kabul’s worst-kept secrets.

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Afghan presidential election: a thorny path

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Afghan presidential election: a thorny path

(VOV) - Afghan people will cast their ballots in a presidential election late this week in the hope that a new government can resolve instability, corruption, poor management, and the impasse in security negotiations with the US.

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Taliban attack election commission HQ in Kabul ahead of vote

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Taliban insurgents attacked the Independent Election Commission headquarters in Kabul on Saturday, staff and police said, in the their third big assault on the capital this week aimed at derailing the April 5 presidential election.

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Karzai says Afghan war not fought in his country's interest: report

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Karzai says Afghan war not fought in his country's interest: report

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during a news conference in Kabul January 25, 2014 FILE PHOTO.

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Taliban kill 20 Afghan soldiers in predawn attack

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Taliban kill 20 Afghan soldiers in predawn attack

Asadabad — The Taliban stormed an Afghan army outpost in the eastern Kunar province bordering Pakistan early Sunday, killing 20 soldiers and kidnapping seven, an official said.

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Pakistan airstrikes on Taliban hideouts kill 15

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Pakistan airstrikes on Taliban hideouts kill 15

Miranshah — Pakistani jets launched multiple strikes on Taliban holdouts in the northwest on Thursday, killing at least 15 in retaliation for a string of attacks by the militants which has derailed peace talks.

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UN: More children dying in Afghan violence

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UN: More children dying in Afghan violence

The number of children killed and wounded in Afghanistan's war jumped by 34 percent last year as the Taliban stepped up attacks across the country and continued to lay thousands of roadside bombs, the United Nations said Saturday.

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Bomb blast kills six in Pakistan's northwest

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Bomb blast kills six in Pakistan's northwest

PESHAWAR, January 16, 2014 (AFP) - A bomb blast at an Islamic preaching centre in troubled northwest Pakistan on Thursday killed at least six people and wounded more than 50, officials said.

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Afghanistan to free 72 prisoners who US says are insurgents

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Afghanistan to free 72 prisoners who US says are insurgents

KABUL, January 9, 2014 (AFP) - Afghanistan on Thursday said it would release scores of alleged Taliban fighters from jail as there was no evidence against them, despite US objections that the men could return to the battlefield as NATO troops withdraw.

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Pakistan fashion casts off 'dark cloud' of extremism

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Pakistan fashion casts off 'dark cloud' of extremism

Mention the Taliban to Pakistan fashion designer Kamiar Rokni and his irritation is clear.

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Afghanistan's Karzai rejects elders' advice to back U.S. deal quickly

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Afghanistan's Karzai rejects elders' advice to back U.S. deal quickly

Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during the last day of the Loya Jirga, in Kabul November 24, 2013. Reuters

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Afghan villages where the Taliban rule at night

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Afghan villages where the Taliban rule at night

Jahanzeb says he can no longer live in his home village in eastern Afghanistan where, when night falls, fear rules in "the kingdom of the Taliban".

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Mexico to give equality prize to Pakistan's Malala

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Mexico said Sunday it will award its 2013 International Prize for Equality and Non-Discrimination to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing girls' rights to education.

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