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Karzai promises inclusive govt.

Karzai promises inclusive govt.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai, beginning his second term, Tuesday promised an inclusive government in which there will be crucial changes.
Obama puts strings on support to Karzai

Obama puts strings on support to Karzai

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The United States will help the Afghan government to clean up corruption and initiate reforms, but U.S. bounty isn't limitless, President Obama said Monday.
Ban committed to Afghanistan

Ban committed to Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The United Nations remains committed to supporting the government in Afghanistan, said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Ban in Afghanistan to discuss security

Ban in Afghanistan to discuss security

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon was in Afghanistan Monday to discuss safety of U.N. employees after five died in a recent suicide attack, officials said.

Karzai rival quits presidential runoff

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai's rival Sunday withdrew from the Nov. 7 runoff election, saying the runoff would be as fraudulent as the first round of voting.
Aide: Abdullah close to quitting runoff

Aide: Abdullah close to quitting runoff

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The chief rival of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is close to quitting the presidential runoff election, an adviser says.
Abdullah said likely to boycott election

Abdullah said likely to boycott election

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan President Hamid Karzai's opponent, likely will announce this weekend he will boycott the Nov. 7 runoff election, a source told CNN.

U.S. stresses procedures in Afghan runoff

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Washington stressed the importance of moving forward with a runoff election in Afghanistan that adheres to national procedures and processes.

Abdullah wants election chief out

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The challenger to Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the election commission chief should be removed to ensure a fair presidential runoff election next month.

Aides say Karzai confident of victory

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a week after accepting a runoff election against rival Abdullah Abdullah, is confident he will win the contest, his aides said.

Abdullah rejects coalition government

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah said he would rather be in opposition than a power-sharing arrangement with Hamid Karzai.

Karzai rejects power-sharing

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has no plans to offer a power-sharing government to his rival in the coming second-round election, a spokesman said Saturday.

Time short for Afghan vote prep, NDI says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Transparency and national security are among the urgent needs for the runoff elections scheduled for Nov. 7 in Afghanistan, a monitoring group said.
Afghan election

Afghan election

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- As the two principals accepted a presidential election runoff for next month, Afghan authorities fired many election officials.
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Abdullah says no coalition pressure on him

Abdullah says no coalition pressure on him

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai's chief opponent says he is under no pressure to join a coalition to avoid the presidential runoff, which is set for Nov. 7.
Obama, Clinton praise Karzai on runoff

Obama, Clinton praise Karzai on runoff

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said he didn't know how the runoff presidential election in Afghanistan would affect his decision on U.S. troop strength there.

Obama welcomes Afghan runoff

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed an Afghan decision to hold a runoff election on Nov. 7 following evidence of fraud in the Aug. 20 contest.
Report: Abdullah prepared for runoff

Report: Abdullah prepared for runoff

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The man who placed second behind Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the presidential election said he was prepared for a runoff as well as other options.

Karzai waits for election report

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Foreign leaders have reportedly been pressuring Afghan President Hamid Karzai to accept a second-round vote in the presidential election.

Abdullah Abdullah eyes power-sharing deal

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Former Afghan Foreign Minister and presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah said he would consider a power-sharing deal with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Afghan challenger asks for U.N. inquiry

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Amid allegations of widespread fraud, the main challenger in Afghanistan's presidential elections called for an inquiry Saturday into the United Nations' role.
Report: Afghans prepare for run-off

Report: Afghans prepare for run-off

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Afghan election officials are readying for an October run-off though uncertified results say President Hamid Karzai won, a source told The Guardian.
Afghan election panel says Karzai won

Afghan election panel says Karzai won

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Final, unofficial results from Afghanistan's presidential election show President Hamid Karzai won enough votes to avoid a runoff, an election panel said.
Afghan recount begins before full results

Afghan recount begins before full results

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Members of the Independent Election Committee have begun a recount of ballots cast in Afghanistan's presidential election before the results are official.

Karzai election win could trigger violence

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Afghanistan could erupt into factional violence if a United Nations-backed review panel determines President Hamid Karzai has won re-election, analysts say.
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