Both of Afghanistan’s two top presidential contenders are claiming victory in Thursday’s presidential election, despite calls by U.S. and international officials to wait for official election results. Continue reading
In other news, President Hamid Karzai, and his main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, both claimed victory in Afghanistan’s presidential election, and President Obama called the elaborate homecoming for the freed Lockerbie bomber in Libya “highly objectionable.” Continue reading
Despite Taliban threats and scattered attacks throughout the country, Afghans headed to the polls Thursday in an election being viewed as a gauge of U.S. progress there. ITN correspondent Alex Thomson speaks with Ray Suarez from Kabul. Continue reading
Millions of Afghans cast votes Thursday in the nation’s second presidential election, despite threats of violence from Taliban militants. Nick Paton Walsh of ITN reports. Continue reading
A suicide bombing in Kabul killed at least 10 people Tuesday, just two days before the Afghanistan’s presidential vote. ITN presents a pair of reports on efforts to secure the vote. Continue reading
With Afghanistan’s second presidential election just days away, U.S., NATO, and Afghan forces are racing to secure voting locations from Taliban militants who have vowed to target anyone participating in the Aug. 20 contest. Continue reading
Fierce fighting continues in Afghanistan in the final week leading up to the presidential election. Jeffrey Brown speaks with NPR’s Renee Montagne.