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Voting begins in Afghanistan’s presidential election run-off despite Taliban threats

Voting begins in Afghanistan’s presidential election run-off despite Taliban threats

June 14, – Afghans head to the polls on Saturday to vote in a second-round presidential election under the threat of Taliban attack, as US-led combat troops wind down a 13-year war that has failed to defeat the insurgents. The run-off election will decide whether former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah or ex-World Bank economist Ashraf […]

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Survey: Afghans more optimistic for future

Survey: Afghans more optimistic for future

Dec 05, – A year before the scheduled drawdown of NATO forces, a majority of Afghans say their country is moving in the right direction, despite high concerns about insecurity, corruption and unemployment, according to a survey. With a presidential election approaching and ISAF troops preparing to leave the country by the end of 2014, […]

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