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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 12, 2013.
By United Press International

Locals: Karzai brother took ballot boxes

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai's brother shut down polling places in a district where the local leaders supported his opponent, the area's governor says.
Wali Karzai brokers Taliban election truce

Wali Karzai brokers Taliban election truce

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Taliban agreed to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan in time for provincial and presidential elections next week, campaign officials say.

Ceasefire deals will protect voting

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Voters in explosive southern Afghanistan will be protected during the presidential elections as a result of a series of ceasefire deals, NATO said Thursday.
Karzai's half brother an opium baron?

Karzai's half brother an opium baron?

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- British troops have seized several tons of raw opium on a farm belonging to the half brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to a media report.
Locals say Afghan election being rigged

Locals say Afghan election being rigged

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is systematically rigging the Aug. 20 presidential election in his southern home base, witnesses claim.

Karzai's brother denies drug trade links

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Assertions that Afghan President Hamid Karzai's brother is involved in the country's booming heroin trade have U.S. officials worried, observers say.

Karzai asks for probe into drug claims

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has asked the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan to investigate whether his younger brother is involved in the drug trade.
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