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No aid-for-immigrants deal with EU, Afghan leader tells Euronews

In Global Conversation, Abdullah Abdullah, second in charge in Afghanistan, discusses mismanagement of foreign aid, democracy and ongoing terrorism.

In Global Conversation, Abdullah Abdullah, second in charge in Afghanistan, discusses mismanagement of foreign aid, democracy and ongoing terrorism.

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Afghan authorities deny Sangin has fallen to Taliban

Fighting continues across Afghanistan’s Helmand province as Taliban forces overrun the town of Sangin. But officials deny that police and government

Fighting continues across Afghanistan’s Helmand province as Taliban forces overrun the town of Sangin. But officials deny that police and government

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First stop, Afghanistan, for new US Defence Secretary Ash Carter

Aiming to ensure a ‘lasting’ success in Afghanistan: the words of new US Defence Secretary Ash Carter prior to landing in Kabul on his first official

Aiming to ensure a ‘lasting’ success in Afghanistan: the words of new US Defence Secretary Ash Carter prior to landing in Kabul on his first official

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Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghanistan's new president

Afghanistan has just inaugurated its first new president in a decade. Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in to head a power-sharing government. Ghani will

Afghanistan has just inaugurated its first new president in a decade. Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in to head a power-sharing government. Ghani will

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Afghanistan: agreement signed on unity government

Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates have signed a power-sharing deal that establishes a unity government. Ashraf Ghani – a former finance

Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates have signed a power-sharing deal that establishes a unity government. Ashraf Ghani – a former finance

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Afghanistan power-sharing deal struck

The bitter dispute over Afghanistan’s presidential election is expected to be settled on Sunday (21 September) with the announcement of the final

The bitter dispute over Afghanistan’s presidential election is expected to be settled on Sunday (21 September) with the announcement of the final

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Afghanistan political crisis casts shadow over NATO summit

Despite a UN-led audit of votes from June’s disputed presidential election, the threat of further turmoil in Afghanistan hangs over this week’s

Despite a UN-led audit of votes from June’s disputed presidential election, the threat of further turmoil in Afghanistan hangs over this week’s

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Imran Khan suspends talks with Pakistan government

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan has pulled out of talks with the government, vowing to stay with thousands of protesters outside parliament

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan has pulled out of talks with the government, vowing to stay with thousands of protesters outside parliament

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Afghanistan: Rival presidential candidates sign unity deal

Afghanistan’s feuding presidential candidates – Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah – have in agreed in writing to work together to form a unity

Afghanistan’s feuding presidential candidates – Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah – have in agreed in writing to work together to form a unity

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Kerry brokers deal between Afghanistan presidential rivals

After meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates have agreed to work together on forming a

After meetings with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates have agreed to work together on forming a

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Thousands protest over vote fraud allegations in Afghanistan

Around ten thousand protesters flooded the streets of Kabul to support candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s allegations of fraud in the presidential

Around ten thousand protesters flooded the streets of Kabul to support candidate Abdullah Abdullah’s allegations of fraud in the presidential

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The Taliban punish Afghans for voting in presidential run-off

Eleven Afghan civilians have had a finger cut off by the Taliban as a punishment for voting in this weekend’s presidential run-off. More than 40

Eleven Afghan civilians have had a finger cut off by the Taliban as a punishment for voting in this weekend’s presidential run-off. More than 40

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Count underway in Afghan presidential runoff

The count is underway in Afghanistan in the second round of the presidential election, the result of which should be known in 18 days. Officials

The count is underway in Afghanistan in the second round of the presidential election, the result of which should be known in 18 days. Officials

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Afghanistan votes in crunch presidential run-off

Voting is underway in Afghanistan in a crunch run-off election to decide who will succeed president Hamid Karzai. In power since a US-led invasion

Voting is underway in Afghanistan in a crunch run-off election to decide who will succeed president Hamid Karzai. In power since a US-led invasion

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Afghanistan prepares for second round of presidential elections

Afghans are preparing to head to the polls on Saturday to elect their new president. Former foreign minister, Abdullah Abdullah,  is one of two top

Afghans are preparing to head to the polls on Saturday to elect their new president. Former foreign minister, Abdullah Abdullah,  is one of two top

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Afghanistan efforts 'haven't gone to waste' in election

In the first round of Afghanistan’s presidential elections (held on April 6), Afghans went to the polls in defiance of threats from the Taliban to

In the first round of Afghanistan’s presidential elections (held on April 6), Afghans went to the polls in defiance of threats from the Taliban to

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Afghan presidential election set for run-off in June

The Afghan presidential election has come down to a two-horse race after no single candidate secured an absolute majority in the first round

The Afghan presidential election has come down to a two-horse race after no single candidate secured an absolute majority in the first round

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Afghan youth focus on sport

Nearly 70 percent of Afghanistan’s population is under the age of 25. They expect their new president to improve sports facilities. During the

Nearly 70 percent of Afghanistan’s population is under the age of 25. They expect their new president to improve sports facilities. During the

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New Afghan president should 'reach a political compromise'

After Afghanistan’s presidential election, trucks delivered ballot boxes to the Independent Election Commission in Kabul as vote counting got

After Afghanistan’s presidential election, trucks delivered ballot boxes to the Independent Election Commission in Kabul as vote counting got

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Afghanistan enjoys peaceful presidential elections

The polling stations are now closed in Afghanistan and the voter turnout to elect the country’s new president was reportedly around 58%. The high

The polling stations are now closed in Afghanistan and the voter turnout to elect the country’s new president was reportedly around 58%. The high

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High turnout for Afghanistan landmark election

Seven million people turned out to vote in Afghanistan’s landmark presidential election. That’s about 58 percent of the electorate. Saturday’s vote

Seven million people turned out to vote in Afghanistan’s landmark presidential election. That’s about 58 percent of the electorate. Saturday’s vote

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Polls close in Afghanistan election, counting begins

Afghanistan’s historic presidential election drew to a close on Saturday amid relief that attacks by Taliban fighters were fewer than feared. The

Afghanistan’s historic presidential election drew to a close on Saturday amid relief that attacks by Taliban fighters were fewer than feared. The

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High turnout in Afghanistan as voters defy Taliban threats

The Taliban threat of violence did not seem to deter voters in the places where western journalists were able to travel and observe. In the capital

The Taliban threat of violence did not seem to deter voters in the places where western journalists were able to travel and observe. In the capital