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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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Abdullah extends lead in Afghanistan election tally

Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead in the Afghan presidential race, according to the latest tally although half of the

Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah has extended his lead in the Afghan presidential race, according to the latest tally although half of the

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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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Voting mostly peaceful as Afghans take part in landmark election

The vote to replace Afghan president Hamid Karzai has taken place in the first democratic transfer of power since the fall of a Taliban regime in

The vote to replace Afghan president Hamid Karzai has taken place in the first democratic transfer of power since the fall of a Taliban regime in

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Euronews visits Afghan refugees living in desperation and squalor

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced within Afghanistan. Euronews visited a refugee camp near Kabul which is home to families

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced within Afghanistan. Euronews visited a refugee camp near Kabul which is home to families

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Polls open in landmark Afghanistan vote

Voters are heading to the polls in Afghanistan to chose a new president. It marks the nation’s first transfer of power via the ballot box. Many are

Voters are heading to the polls in Afghanistan to chose a new president. It marks the nation’s first transfer of power via the ballot box. Many are

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Afghanistan poised to vote for new president

Afghanistan goes to the polls on Saturday, for presidential elections that are meant to mark the first democratic transfer of power in its history

Afghanistan goes to the polls on Saturday, for presidential elections that are meant to mark the first democratic transfer of power in its history

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Afghanistan's security treaty with US needs tribal support

A Loya Jirga is called under duress – exceptional circumstances. It is a grand assembly of some 2,500 senior tribal figures. Clerics, Afghan

A Loya Jirga is called under duress – exceptional circumstances. It is a grand assembly of some 2,500 senior tribal figures. Clerics, Afghan

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Karzai: 'No trust' in America as he addresses the Loya Jirga

Amid tight security Afghan tribal elders are Kabul to attend the Loya Jirga to debate a key post-2014 security pact. If the general assembly

Amid tight security Afghan tribal elders are Kabul to attend the Loya Jirga to debate a key post-2014 security pact. If the general assembly

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No deal on security pact after Kerry-Karzai talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have wrapped up two days of talks without reaching a deal on a bilateral security

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have wrapped up two days of talks without reaching a deal on a bilateral security

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Suicide bomb in Afghanistan as Kerry visits

At least three people have been killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, the day after US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived there for crucial

At least three people have been killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, the day after US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived there for crucial

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Kerry and Karzai hold urgent security deal talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Afghanistan on Friday for urgent talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a security deal between the two

US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Afghanistan on Friday for urgent talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on a security deal between the two

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Afghanistan celebrates historic win

President Hamid Karzai was quick to praise Afghanistan’s football team on Thursday, hours after they united the nation with a convincing 2-0 win over

President Hamid Karzai was quick to praise Afghanistan’s football team on Thursday, hours after they united the nation with a convincing 2-0 win over

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Pakistan to help Afghan reconciliation efforts with Taliban

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has signed an agreement to help visitng Afghan President Hamid Karzai negotiate peace and reconciliation with

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has signed an agreement to help visitng Afghan President Hamid Karzai negotiate peace and reconciliation with

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US announces an end to US combat missions in Afghanistan by spring

US President Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai have held meetings in Washington to discuss the conditions of the American withdrawal from

US President Obama and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai have held meetings in Washington to discuss the conditions of the American withdrawal from

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Obama and Karzai talk US pull out and Afghan stability

The visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai for talks in Washington with President Obama marks the beginning of the end of negotiations between the

The visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai for talks in Washington with President Obama marks the beginning of the end of negotiations between the

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Karzai blames foreign countries for Afghan corruption

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai has blamed foreign countries for the corruption in government departments. Speaking at a ceremony to mark

The Afghan President Hamid Karzai has blamed foreign countries for the corruption in government departments. Speaking at a ceremony to mark

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Donors promise 13 billion euros aid to Afghanistan

The equivalent of about 13 billion euros in development aid has been pledged to secure the peace in Afghanistan. Representatives from around 80

The equivalent of about 13 billion euros in development aid has been pledged to secure the peace in Afghanistan. Representatives from around 80

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US declares Afghanistan major ally

The US has named Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally, giving the country a similar security status with Washington as Israel and Japan. The move will

The US has named Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally, giving the country a similar security status with Washington as Israel and Japan. The move will

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Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

US President Barack Obama has marked the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death by making a surprise trip to Bagram airbase near Kabul. As well as

US President Barack Obama has marked the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death by making a surprise trip to Bagram airbase near Kabul. As well as

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Official: Haqqani network behind deadly Afghanistan attacks

An Afghan government official has confirmed that Sunday’s deadly assault on the capital Kabul was carried out by the Haqqani network, a group with

An Afghan government official has confirmed that Sunday’s deadly assault on the capital Kabul was carried out by the Haqqani network, a group with

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Regional leaders celebrate Nowruz in Tajikistan

Tajik leader Imomali Rakhmon hosts Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Afghan President Hamid Karzai for regional talks and to celebrate the

Tajik leader Imomali Rakhmon hosts Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Afghan President Hamid Karzai for regional talks and to celebrate the

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US officials name Afghan shootings suspect

The American soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 Afghan villagers has been named by US officials as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. The rift

The American soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 Afghan villagers has been named by US officials as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. The rift