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Kabul (Afghanistan)

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  • Afghan election concludes: Little violence, lots of votes to count

    MAIDAN SHAHR, Afghanistan — Afghanistan passed the first major test of the impending post-American era on Saturday with an election that featured a robust turnout, minimal violence and few glaring reports of cheating as voters began the process of...
  • Afghan election officials plead for patience as vote count begins

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Plastic crates loaded with ballots arrived at counting centers Sunday as Afghan officials began tallying results from a historic presidential election that largely defied fears of low voter turnout and Taliban violence....
  • Slain U.S. diplomat Anne Smedinghoff is honored at embassy in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan — One year after a 25-year-old diplomat from the Chicago area was killed in a car bombing in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul remembered Anne Smedinghoff on Monday by reading poetry and releasing balloons in a...
  • India's election begins for its 814-million registered voters

    NEW DELHI — Balloting began Monday in the world’s largest election, as Indian voters frustrated by an economic slowdown and political mismanagement were expected to drum the ruling Indian National Congress out of power. Six weeks of...
  • Train bombing in Pakistan's Baluchistan province kills at least 17

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A powerful bomb ripped through a passenger train in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, killing at least 17 people and wounding 46 others, police said. Five children were believed to be among the...
  • Early Afghanistan election results show tight race

    Early Afghanistan election results show tight race
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan on Sunday released the first preliminary results in its presidential election, which showed a close race between former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani, with neither man...
  • Afghanistan official shot, another kidnapped in Kabul

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Two security incidents within 24 hours involving Afghan government officials have taken some of the glimmer off of this month’s generally successful presidential election and renewed concerns about safety in Kabul. Hours...
  • 'Our hearts are broken,' friend says of Chicago doctor shot in Afghanistan

    For 16 years, Dr. Jerry Umanos worked as a pediatrician at a Christian health center in Chicago, then decided in 2005 to travel to Afghanistan to continue his practice and help train doctors. On Thursday, he was one of three American doctors shot to death...
  • Killing of Americans at Kabul hospital highlights foreigners' risk

    KABUL, Afghanistan — The fatal shooting of three Americans in a charity hospital Thursday punctuated a dismal new trend that has emerged in the waning months of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan: Just as many foreign civilians are being killed as...
  • Runoff set for June 7 to settle Afghanistan presidential election

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan presidential race is set for a June runoff between former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and former World Bank economist Ashraf Ghani, according to official results released Saturday. The preliminary tally showed...
  • Former Hopkins professor eyes Afghan presidency

    These days, his Western business suits and ties have given way to Afghan turbans and tunics. Instead of anthropology students and fellow faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University, tribal elders and international aid officials are more likely to seek...